Bluntly, “micro, real estate investing” is using money to buy a small portion of a piece of real estate and make money as that real estate appreciates. Examples include, Fundrise, CrowdStreet, YieldStreet, RealtyMogul, and Cadre are among a host of “micro, real estate investing sites”.
On the other hand, MicroRealEstate from Leptonic, Inc. is a site that facilitates transactions of micro-properties that can be used for hardware or machines including electric vehicle chargers, vending machines, solar panels and arrays, shipping container farms, digital out of home (DOOH) advertising, 5G nodes, ATMs (including Crypto), helium hotspots, and last but not least, parking spots. This is what we call “Micro Real Estate, Investing”.
This website is dedicated to investments in micro real estate, rather than a micro investment in real estate.
There are two ways to invest in micro real estate. You can either be the owner of a property (typically a commercial property, though parking spots are an easy way for residential owners to get into the market) and divide up sections of the property into micro-properties where it would make sense to put specific pieces of equipment, like vending machines or electric vehicle chargers. Then the owner of the machine could pay you passive income in the form of rent or a portion of sales for the right to put their equipment on your micro-property.
On the flip side, you could be the owner of the machine that operates on the micro-property and generate income from consumers, whether that for EV chargers, vending machines or any number of other pieces of equipment.
This is the most direct method to invest in micro-real estate, and is less capital intensive than buying commercial property. Some residents in particularly dense areas may be able to make some extra money from a partnership with a vending machine operator to use a piece of their property, or even a utility could offer to pay for the micro-property where they want to place an EV charger.
MicroRealEstate from Leptonic, Inc. is a marketplace website dedicated to facilitating micro-real estate and hardware/machine transactions. We believe this marketplace is set to expand massively in 2022.