February 07, 2019
Is the IPSX a solution to the liquidity problem faced by real estate?
Early January saw a new exchange approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) - the International Property Securities Exchange (“IPSX”) making it the first regulated exchange dedicated to commercial real estate. The ISPX allows companies owning single commercial real estate assets to raise capital through an IPO or share issue on the exchange, with these shares being traded as equities, opening up further the public market option for real estate owners. Provided they list, investors on the exchange (including the general public) could potentially own shares in iconic buildings such as the Walkie Talkie, the Shard or Wembley.