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MarketSpace Capital, a real estate private equity firm headquartered in Houston, Texas, already had the investors for its Spot at Myra Park 250-unit multifamily apartment complex in Dallas, adjacent to the Dallas Medical Center. At about $188,000 per unit, they needed to cover a $47 million bill. But they’ve found that when it comes to real estate, blockchain and tokenization are about more than opening the potential market for initial investors.

The company, which made its first investment in 2011, has 19 to date and, over time, decided to focus on multifamily. “Our total assets under management is right around $400 million,” Sohail Hassan, one of three managing partners for the firm, tells GlobeSt.com. “The goal here is to build a quality product but target the middle class of America, which makes up about 62% of renters. Our mission is to create these assets that are affordable, available, and sustainable.”

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