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Announcing Jasper

Announcing Jasper

Introducing a new and better way to invest in commercial real estate with Jasper.io

Commercial real estate is the most important asset when building long-term, generational wealth; this is because of its many attractive attributes:

1. Strong returns

Commercial real estate has historically produced attractive total returns relative to other asset classes and over the last 20 years outperformed major stock indexes in most countries.

2. Tangible asset ownership

Commercial real estate is one of the few investment classes that is a physical asset with meaningful intrinsic value. A property’s land has tangible value—as does the structure itself.

3. High yielding cash flow

Commercial real estate is typically secured by long-term leases which provide strong cash flow through rental income. Dividend yields from commercial properties (rental income) are significantly higher than average dividend yields on equities.

4. Tax efficiency

Commercial real estate benefits from favourable tax characteristics in most countries. Mortgage interest and depreciation deductions can often shield a large portion of a property's income.

Unfortunately, despite its many positive attributes, investors of all types lack efficient access to this asset class. It's difficult to source, operationally intensive, has a high cost of entry, requires a high level of expertise to evaluate, and is illiquid.

Fractional ownership opportunities do exist, such as analogue syndication and REITs. However, these investment products typically have high minimums and fees, lack transparency, have limited liquidity and (in the case of REITs) provide no investor control at the individual asset level.

In a study we completed internally, only 12% of surveyed investors said they had exposure to commercial property, while nearly 70% said they would like to. This shows there is a fundamental problem with access to this asset class. These results mirrored our founding team's personal experiences. We all want to own more commercial property to grow our wealth over time; however, there is simply no efficient way to access high-quality opportunities.

This is why we started Jasper. Our vision is to create a future where anyone can invest in the world's best commercial real estate from as little as $1000. Cash dividends are deposited directly into investors' bank accounts each month, they have full transparency over returns and fees, and they can sell their ownership easily and on their own terms. Most importantly, it can all be done on a smartphone or similar device.

Jasper is all about using technology to democratise access to high-quality investment opportunities, so our investors can grow their wealth over time and live better, more fulfilling lives.

How we plan on doing it:

Deliver a better onboarding experience

Analogue incumbents use a paper-based and manual identity verification processes to meet their anti-money laundering responsibilities; this is time consuming and frustrating for any investor. We have built an integrated investor accreditation process using biometrics and various API endpoints to automate the process, ensuring our investors can create an account and start investing quickly and easily.

Create a frictionless investment process

We have digitised the traditional prospectus and subscription documentation and are integrating our bank feed for autonomous reconciliation. This will create a frictionless investment process that requires little to no manual intervention. This autonomy creates cost savings for us—compared to analogue incumbents—which we pass on to our investors via lower fees and lower minimums.

Use data and AI to make better investment decisions

We are building a data engine to help our team and partners make better and faster investment decisions. This engine will ingest and aggregate data, using algorithms to derive insights and visualise findings. Our ultimate goal here is to surface and acquire the best opportunities to ensure our investors see market-leading returns.

Improve liquidity

Jasper is bringing unprecedented liquidity to a previously illiquid asset class. Analogue syndication typically means an investor's capital is tied up for 5–10 years; this timeframe isn't attractive to many investors. Our platform will be one of the first to facilitate the buying and selling of commercial real estate investments. Our technology will match buyers and sellers to execute transfers with no manual intervention. This means our investors can invest with greater flexibility, knowing that they have the potential to sell their investment in a timeframe that suits their objectives.

Build out an operating partner network to help us scale

We do not plan on physically managing the properties on our platform on a day to day basis. Instead, we will partner with industry-leading operators in each country. This approach better aligns incentives between all parties and ensures our global growth is not slowed down by the intensive operational requirements of property management. Our sole focus is to bring the world's best investment opportunity to our investors through a digital and global marketplace.

This is the start of a very long journey, and we are excited to share our learnings and challenges as we progress.

— Jasper founders: Mark H, Mark C and Ollie
Mark Hurley - Jasper

Mark Hurley

Co-CEO & Executive Director

Posted on 5 Jun 2019

Invest with us

Our expertise in acquiring and managing real estate assets, combined with our proprietary technology, helps us generate strong risk-adjusted returns for a diverse range of investors.

Private Investors - Jasper Property

We make commercial real estate investment accessible to private investors in a simple and transparent way.

We provide private investors with curated opportunities, low minimums, low fees, transparent reporting and improved liquidity. All available through our secure online platform.

We manage the entire investment process for you from start to finish; you sit back and enjoy direct commercial property ownership and the passive income it can provide.

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 Institutional Investors - Jasper Property

A strategic partner for institutional capital

Jasper is an experienced operating partner for family office and institutional investors wanting access to high-conviction real estate strategies across Australia and New Zealand. We co-invest alongside our partners in each joint venture.

We are proud of our track record and relationships with some of the biggest names in real estate, including Blackstone.

Financial Advisors - Jasper Property

Partner with us to unlock the value of commercial real estate for your clients

We make it easy for you to add commercial property investments to your clients’ portfolio mix. Contact us today to find out more.

Important Disclosures

Liquidity Not Guaranteed: Jasper offers secondary market functionality on its platform, however, there is no guarantee that you will be able to exit your investments on the secondary market or at what price an exit (if any) will be achieved.

Performance Not Guaranteed: Please remember that past performance may not be indicative of future results. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy, or product made reference to directly or indirectly in this website will be profitable, or equal any corresponding indicated historical performance level(s).

Risk of Loss: Investing in commercial real estate involves a high degree of risk and may result in partial or total loss of your investment. We encourage our investors to invest carefully. We also encourage investors to get personal advice from your professional investment advisor and to make independent investigations before acting on information that we publish.

No Personal Advice: Jasper does not provide personal advice or recommendations. The information provided on this website is general in nature only and does not constitute personal financial advice. The information has been prepared without taking into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. It is important for you to consider these matters and to seek appropriate legal, tax, and other professional advice before making a decision.

Wholesale Offers: Jasper currently only offers financial products to wholesale (or other qualifying) investors. Jasper does not currently hold a Managed Investment Scheme (MIS) license.

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