Real estate fin-tech Wealth Migrate today announced key appointments and the opening of two new international offices as part of a strategy that builds on the firm’s global presence to meet increasing demand from its community of global investors.
Wealth Migrate has opened additional offices in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. The new locations add to the firm’s current operations in Hong Kong, Shanghai, the United States, Australia, and South Africa.
The new offices will serve the growing community of investors in their regions while continuing to build relationships with best-in-class proven real estate operators to meet the demand for recession-resistant real estate assets.
“We are all extremely proud of the rapid growth and accomplishments of our current team,” said Scott Picken, co-founder and CEO of Wealth Migrate. “The opening of these new offices and hiring of a new country CEO in the U.S. will allow us to continue to meet the demand for high-quality real estate assets across the globe.”
Ken Williams is CEO of Wealth Migrate, U.K. Mr. Williams has more than 20 years’ experience in investment banking in addition to extensive knowledge of regulatory and global financial markets.
“In addition to being one of the leading fin-tech hubs, the U.K. is an exceptional real estate market, which we have been investing in for over 15 years,” said Hennie Bezuidenhoudt, co-founder and chairman of Wealth Migrate. “The addition of Mr. Williams and the rest of the U.K. team will ensure we continue to bring this country’s high-quality investment opportunities to our growing community of investors.”
Lee-Ann Rush heads to Dubai to become CEO of Wealth Migrate, MENA. As the leader of the Middle East and North African market, she brings with her significant experience in protecting intellectual property as well as thorough knowledge of corporate governance and compliance.
“Living in the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Dubai, I have experienced first-hand how Middle Eastern and expat investors are hungry for hassle-free, well-managed global real estate opportunities to diversify their portfolios and reduce risk,” Ms. Rush said. “Wealth Migrate offers a transparent, convenient platform which makes it easy to invest across multiple jurisdictions and currencies, creating true global wealth.”
In addition to opening two global offices, Wealth Migrate has also appointed a new CEO to lead U.S. operations. Nir Golan is a seasoned technology executive with a track record in leading cross-functional global teams to success. Mr. Golan spent more than 10 years at Ernst & Young advising Fortune-500 executives on corporate strategy and international business issues.
“As an active real-estate investor, I am a firm believer in real-estate as an asset class to build and preserve generational wealth,” Golan said. “I am thrilled to join Wealth Migrate and help the firm continue to break down global barriers and revolutionize real-estate investing through cutting-edge technology, enabling all global citizens to build wealth.”
Wealth Migrate’s global expansion comes on the heels of a series of notable accomplishments, including:
- Ranking 42 on KPMG’s 2016 Global FinTech list
- Ranking in top three for FinTech Africa awards
- Conducting more than $380M in real estate deals
- More than $100M in assets under management in the U.S.A
- More than $10M in seed capital invested
- 300 per cent revenue growth YOY for last three years
- 12,200 platform members from 107 countries
- Investors from 46 countries around the world
In October 2016, Wealth Migrate was the first global real estate platform to be integrated on blockchain to reduce friction costs while increasing trust and transparency. This year, the focus has been on dramatically streamlining the user experience with the help of investor feedback thus enabling the long-term vision of making investing as simple as a swipe of a finger and from as little as $1.