Nabarro advises on the launch of online real estate investment platform Intro Crowd


Nabarro has advised crowdfunding client, Intro Crowd Ltd, on the establishment of its online real estate investment platform. Intro Crowd allows individuals to invest in strategic 'greenfield' land through its online platform.

Land crowdfunding involves multiple investors buying land together. Investors receive returns following movement in land prices, typically following the grant of planning permission. Intro Crowd’s proposition offers individuals the opportunity to invest from as little as £1,500.

By using Intro Crowd's encrypted online platform, investors can manage their investment portfolio safely through their computer, mobile or tablet.Intro Crowd is the latest in a growing roster of financial technology clients for Nabarro. Earlier in the year, Nabarro advised fintech firm BrickVest on the launch of its online real estate investment platform and the closing of its first three deals. Advising on the establishment of the Intro Crowd platform further consolidates Nabarro’s position as a leading player in the crowdfunding and alternative finance industry.

The Nabarro team was led by Financial Services Regulatory partner Sam Robinson and Corporate partner John Finnemore.

Commenting on the launch, Financial Services Regulatory partner Sam Robinson said:
“It was a fantastic experience to work with an innovative technology company such as Intro Crowd. Technology has changed real estate investment radically and Intro Crowd’s technology-driven process is evidence of the developments within the sector.

The transaction is a clear indication of our profile within the financial, real estate and technology sectors and positions our Technology Group as the ideal partner for crowdfunding platforms.”

CEO of Intro Crowd, Greg Baker said:
"Intro Crowd brings a new and exciting asset class into the crowdfunding sphere. Allowing people to invest in strategic land also aligns with government policy to boost home building in the UK. The Nabarro team's in depth knowledge of crowdfunding provided invaluable insight and with their help we now have a robust and user-friendly platform up and running."