Founded in 2013, the International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA) is a member-focused advocacy, educational, and trade organization dedicated to implementing blockchain in real estate. Blockchain offers an open source, universal protocol for property buying, conveyancing, recording, escrow, crowdfunding, and more. It can reduce costs, stamp out fraud, speed up transactions, increase financial privacy, internationalize markets, and make real estate a liquid asset.

2017 NYC IBREA Conference Videos Now Available on YouTube

IBREA held its second annual conference, in conjunction with NYC Real Estate Tech Week. At this sold out event, top professionals from both the real estate and blockchain technology industries gathered together to participate in panel discussions while select startups had the opportunity to showcase their companies. 

Topics included title ICOs, smart contracts, international projects and progress, and blockchain based networks.

IBREA Collects Industry Awards For Innovation


Corporate Partnerships

We are pleased to welcome Leslie Gahagan as our Corporate Engagement Manager. In this important role, Leslie will help real estate companies, software providers, law firms, government agencies, and other organizations join IBREA and benefit from our impressive members, numerous events, educational resources, and technology services.

For a limited time, IBREA Individual Memberships are free are completed through our LinkedIn Group.

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IBREA Corporate Partners

Bronze Level

Accounting and Advisory Services

Friedman LLP, headquartered in Manhattan with locations throughout New Jersey, Long Island, Philadelphia, and Beijing has been serving the accounting, tax and business consulting needs of public and private companies since 1924.

Our industry-focused practice features concentrated areas of expertise and understanding of the economic environment. We have the ability to be innovative in our approach, act quickly in our decision-making and be flexible in our delivery of services. Our clients benefit from hands-on contact with our partners, cutting-edge technical expertise and our understanding of their industry and their business. Our clients have the advantage of working with a mid-size accounting firm that combines the staff and resources of a large firm with a philosophy of personal responsibility for our clients. Please also visit our practice and service areas to learn more about our firm.

Real Estate Investment Strategies & Solutions

SmartStop is a diversified real estate company focused on self storage assets, along with student and senior housing. The company has a managed portfolio that currently includes more than 68,000 self storage units and approximately 7.9 million rentable square feet and approximately $1.3 billion of real estate assets under management. The company is the asset manager for 109 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada and two student housing facilities. SmartStop is the sponsor of Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc., Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. and Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc. all are public non-traded REITs focusing on self storage assets. The facilities offer affordable and accessible storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, they offer secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats.

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Official Cook County Blockchain Pilot Program Report

The conclusions and accomplishments of the pilot program to test using the bitcoin blockchain for real estate title transfers

Permissionless Real Estate Title Transfers on the Bitcoin Blockchain in the USA! - Cook County Blockchain Pilot Program Report

Can you legally transfer ownership of real estate on the bitcoin blockchain? Can a blockchain real estate title transfer be recorded in the government

Welcome From The Chairman

Thank you for interest in our association. For nearly four years we have worked to bring the tech and real estate communities together to use blockchain to reboot the property industry. Our strength is our talented and passionate members. Our thousands of members are diverse, including software engineers, property owners, tech entrepreneurs, real estate developers, venture capitalists, and more. After browsing our tools, goals, events, Library, and other Association benefits, I hope you will join IBREA!
— Ragnar Lifthrasir, Chairman of the Board

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