EstateGuru hits €500 million-mark
Estonian real estate investment platform EstateGuru has funded 500 million euros in loans in total. The company founded its first loan in 2014 and has grown quickly since then, with loans financed in 2021 in the amount of 200 million euros.
The announcement comes a week after Estateguru’s launch of a new feature called Investment Strategies, which gives investors the option to choose an investment strategy to automate their investments. This update had been frequently requested by investors, and the company wanted to deliver on their requests.
69% increase in 2021
EstateGuru thanks its success to its investors. In 2019, the company hit the 100 million euros mark, five years after it was founded. In 2021 it financed loans in the amount of 203 million euros. According to the platform, this is an 69 percent increase when compared to 2020 (120 million euros). At the end of 2021, the company’s assets under management were 220.3 million euros.
‘We aim to become the biggest real estate financing and investment platform in Europe by 2025.’
“The success of our business model and more than 110 000 investors who have joined our platform inspire and motivate us to consistently pursue our vision to make real estate financing and investing accessible to everyone. Reaching this significant milestone is the perfect start to 2022 and sets the tone for the year ahead. We will continue our ambitious growth path and aim to become the biggest real estate financing and investment platform in Europe by 2025. The timing couldn’t be better. We see the demand for alternative financing solutions grow throughout Europe and especially SME companies are looking for professional, reliable financing partners with expertise in the sector”, commented Marek Pärtel, CEO and co-founder of EstateGuru.
Not only the loan volumes have increased during the past year. According to Pärtel, there were 50 people working for EstateGuru in eight different countries in January 2021. Now, the company employs 110 people from 17 different nationalities.
EstateGuru’s investor communities per country
In an email to its shareholders, EstateGuru says that a total of 75.1 million euros in loans were funded in Germany over the course of 2021. With a market portfolio of 65.6 million euros, Germany represents EstateGuru’s largest investor community. According to the company, it has 25.024 investors from Germany.
However, the Spanish investor community is currently growing the fastest. In Q4, a total of 2617 new investors from Spain joined, which was the biggest growth of new investors from one country for the third month in a row.
EstateGuru loan volume per country in euros:
Expansion in 2 more countries
“EstateGuru is growing at an incredible pace, and in 2022 we will be expanding into two more countries while investing heavily in our technology and human capital”, the company said in its email. “Our industry is changing rapidly and, in many ways, becoming a mature and established investment option.”