Blockchain – The Benefits to Asset Owners, Wealth Managers, and Investors
Blockchain continues to disrupt numerous industries through innovative solutions to solve real business problems, drive changes to financial systems and reimagine record-keeping processes. What makes blockchain different than other data management platforms from a technical perspective is the various use cases – where it could be applied, such as real estate.
Blockchain is based on a distributed ledger technology (DLT) which has been around for a while. As it has evolved it is changing consumer behavior and our understanding of how they interact with business. The objective of this webinar is to give listeners a holistic understanding of blockchain technology and real estate industry applications.
- Blockchain baseline
- Major considerations with implementing blockchain
- Common confusion surrounding blockchain
- The process of tokenization, and the importance of anchoring real estate data to the blockchain
- and blockchain for real estate owners and investors
- Legal implications of real estate and blockchain
- Smart Contracts and Tokenization
Blake EstesPartner, Alston & Bird LLP
Blake Estes is a partner in the Financial Services & Products Group in Alston & Bird’s New York office. Blake centers his practice on alternative investment funds and FinTech projects. Blake guides asset managers and broker-dealers through all aspects of the development and distribution of alternative investment funds, focusing on product structuring, compliance, operations, and fundraising within complex regulatory frameworks. Blake also provides essential legal and commercial guidance to operators of FinTech projects, including technology platforms for managing alternative investments, digital asset exchanges, tokenized platforms, and project investors. Blake is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in FinTech and is co-leader of Alston & Bird’s Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology Team.
Jeannette SpauldingCEO, Inveniam Asset Management, Inveniam
Jeannette Spaulding is CEO of Inveniam Asset Management and previously served as CEO of BlockPortal, an Inveniam ecosystem company. She is an experienced technology leader, having served as Vice President, Integration Technology at BNY Mellon and Vice President within the Chief Operating Office of Bank of America’s Global Banking and Markets Technology division. Jeannette has been deeply embedded in the blockchain and digital asset space since 2017, having founded the consulting firm Crypto Research Group. Prior to that, she was an investment strategist and managed portfolios for institutional investors globally as part of BlackRock’s OCIO team, with $400+ billion of assets under management. She has also served as a strategist at BNP Paribas Investment Partners and researcher at Natixis Private Equity. Jeannette graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Romance Philology. She went on to earn a Master’s in Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po Paris, a French Grande École. She then completed a Master of Science in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University in Sweden, where she was named a University Scholar.
Sam GrossmanManaging Director, Real Estate Services, Inveniam
Will PowersCOO & Head of Capital Markets, AKRU
Will has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry. Prior to AKRU, Will served as CEO for Alternative Advisers, LLC, a consulting firm for new sponsors looking to raise capital through independent broker dealer and RIA channels. Over his career, Will has worked with several successful companies in building out distribution and capital raising efforts, including ING Funds, Dividend Capital, and Preferred Apartment Communities. Will has a BS in Business from Emmanuel College and holds a Series 7, 24, and 63 securities licenses.