Tokenization of Real Estate: Unlocking new opportunities for growth

3 min readSep 28


The real estate market is transforming significantly with the emergence of tokenization. The process of tokenization allows real estate bonds to be fractionalized into smaller, more affordable tokens and makes digital ownership possible as the assets are converted into digital tokens stored on a blockchain.

This innovative approach presents an opportunity for small-scale investors to take part in the real estate market by lowering barriers to entry and creating liquidity.

Commercial or residential real estate

The real estate can be tokenized whether it is commercial, residential or trophy. Expensive commercial properties like shopping center and malls can be cut into fractional slices, making investments more affordable. Apartments in multi-story residential towers can also be tokenized, facilitating quick sales and purchases. One could liquidate their trophy asset through tokenization while raising funds for projects.

Wider pool of investors

For issuers like real estate investing platforms, fractionalization gives them the possibility to reach a wider investor base with a larger pool of investment capital. Streamlined processes and automation reduce operational costs in the lifecycle of the tokenized security. Settlement facilitated by blockchain technology makes the transfers of ownership rights in the asset faster and more secure, with an immutable record of ownership always tracked on blockchain.

So, real estate tokenization offers many benefits. The most significant are increased asset liquidity, greater transaction transparency, and access to a bigger pool of investors.

Let’s have a closer look:

Fractionalization of Assets
Tokenization allows real estate assets to be fractionalized into smaller and more affordable tokens.

Accessibility for Investors
A more diverse range of investors has access to opportunities that were previously limited to the wealthy and institutional investors. Lower minimums and smaller investment amounts can be leveraged to benefit from the potential high returns available to traditional real estate investments — which typically require significantly more upfront capital.

Liquidity and Marketability
Securities can be traded on secondary markets, allowing investors to easily exit their holdings.

Global Investment Opportunities
Real estate tokenization eliminates geographical barriers, enabling investors from around the world to participate in real estate projects.

Dynamic Inscribable Data On-Chain
Real estate funding platforms can incorporate dynamic inscribable data on-chain, such as ESG scores, allowing investors to access real-time information, facilitating informed investment decisions.

Automated process and lower costs
Tokenization simplifies the issuance process by digitizing assets, reducing the need for extensive paperwork and associated administrative costs. Smart contracts and blockchain technology can automate compliance procedures, ensuring regulatory requirements are met without the need for manual verification while saving time and costs.

By cutting out Central Depositories, platforms can save on custodial fees. By using smart contracts, tokenized securities don’t need third-party settlement applications while still being traded seamlessly on secondary marketplaces. Tokenization enables real-time tracking and auditing of asset ownership, reducing administrative costs.

The NYALA platform is tailored to address the unique needs and challenges of the real estate sector, enabling issuers to streamline their securities issuance process, enhance investor participation, and unlock new opportunities for growth.

Tokenization of Real Estate — NYALA