Real Estate as a Tradeable Asset Class Faces Data Hurdles

The value of real estate markets dwarfs other asset classes, but a lack of data has hindered its development. Part 1 of a 2-part series.

In Part 1 of a 2-part series, Max Bowie looks at the data needs for investors looking to trade real estate investments. To read Part 2, which looks at how blockchain could boost this market, click here. 

It’s easy to assume that the financial markets have already exhausted all major asset classes, and the markets with the most valuable assets already trade daily on exchanges around the world. And it’s true that foreign exchange trading has a turnover of around $5 trillion per day, while over

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