17 February 2023
IREUS, National University of Singapore
Real Estate Tokenisation – A Myth or Reality?​
Hosted by: IREUS (NUS), Rajah & Tann Asia


The Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies (IREUS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) hosted an engaging roundtable session in collaboration with Rajah & Tann Asia, a leading law firm in the region. The event, titled "Real Estate Tokenisation - a myth or reality?", brought together a group of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Singapore members and subject matter experts to discuss the future of real estate tokenisation.

Expert Insights

During the session, esteemed panelists Lanz Chan (Finamatrix.NET), Joel Lin (CitaDAO), Oliver Siah (Fraxtor), Tan Kok Keong (KASA Corp), Larry Lim, and Rajesh Sreenivasan (Rajah & Tann Asia) shared their valuable insights on real estate tokenisation, shedding light on its potential to transform the property market.

Moderated by Prof. Tien Foo Sing, the discussion covered a wide range of topics, including the basics of tokenisation, its driving factors, potential hurdles, market perceptions, and regulatory frameworks. The roundtable provided an ideal platform for an in-depth exploration of this emerging field, with each expert bringing unique perspectives and experiences to the conversation.

Joel Lin (CitaDAO) at the IREUS & Rajah & Tann Asia roundtable session on real estate tokenisation.

Joel Lin, a representative from CitaDAO, shared valuable insights into how CitaDAO has conducted extensive research on the legal aspects of real estate tokenisation to ensure compliance with existing laws and regulations.

CitaDAO's thorough legal research reflects the company's commitment to adhering to the highest standards of security and transparency. Joel emphasised that CitaDAO's approach to real estate tokenisation combines the transformative power of blockchain technology with a deep understanding of the legal landscape. This enables CitaDAO to deliver innovative solutions that provide both landlords and users with numerous benefits, such as increased liquidity, fractional ownership, and seamless cross-border transactions.

Additionally, Joel highlighted CitaDAO's efforts to harness the inherent security features of blockchain technology. This ensures that all transactions on the platform are secure and tamper-proof, fostering trust and confidence among participants in the tokenised real estate market.

Key Takeaways

Participants agreed that real estate tokenisation is more than just a myth, as it has the potential to revolutionise property investment by offering fractional ownership, increased liquidity, and global market access. However, they also acknowledged that certain challenges remain, such as regulatory compliance, market acceptance, and the development of a robust infrastructure to support tokenisation.

Rajah & Tann Asia's involvement in the roundtable as a prominent law firm underscored the importance of understanding the legal aspects of tokenisation, from navigating regulatory frameworks to ensuring compliance with existing laws.

Smiles all around! Attendees at the IREUS & Rajah & Tann Asia roundtable session, brimming with enthusiasm as they delve into the future of real estate.


The IREUS & Rajah & Tann Asia roundtable session on real estate tokenisation proved to be an enlightening and fruitful discussion. As the industry continues to evolve, events like these play a crucial role in fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing among professionals. The enthusiastic participation of ULI Singapore members and subject matter experts demonstrated the growing interest in real estate tokenisation and its potential to shape the future of the property market.

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  • Engagement with Visionaries: Guests had the privilege of interacting with the visionaries behind the tokenization of 18 Sin Ming Lane. These pioneers in blockchain technology for real estate shared their insights and experiences, inspiring others to embark on this transformative journey.
  • Unveiling CitaDAO: Amidst an atmosphere of elegance, CitaDAO, our groundbreaking blockchain-based platform, took center stage. Guests received an exclusive look into the platform's advanced features, including real estate asset tokenization and the potential of decentralized decision-making.
  • Networking at its Finest: The evening provided ample opportunities for networking, allowing guests to connect with industry leaders, peers, and financial professionals. Valuable connections and potential collaborations were fostered. Moreover, it was a unique occasion for the esteemed 18SML0711 token holders to gather and engage in meaningful discussions with the CitaDAO team. They had the exclusive opportunity to provide valuable feedback on their experiences, discuss the future of real estate tokenization, and suggest innovative ideas for CitaDAO to enhance and implement. This intimate setting allowed them to share their desires and insights regarding upcoming Introducing Real Estate On-chain (IROs), contributing directly to the platform's evolution.

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  1. Foundations of Real Estate Tokenisation: A profound dive into the core principles of real estate tokenisation, elucidating its manifold advantages.
  2. Traversing the Risky Terrains: A critical segment that drew attention to the multifaceted risks associated with real estate tokenisation. Attendees were briefed on liquidity risks, counterparty risks, infrastructural challenges, and the intricate maze of regulatory hurdles.
  3. The Imperative of Detokenisation: In a bold stance, the gathering was urged to tread cautiously around any tokenisation initiative lacking a detokenisation avenue, emphasizing the underlying risks.
Joel engages in a detailed conversation about GRET, delving into its business implications.
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