Press release

Scott Brooks Named Head of Distribution at RealBlocks

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RealBlocks, a blockchain-powered technology platform that democratizes
access to alternative investments, announces that Scott Brooks has
joined the organization as Head of Distribution. Mr. Brooks joins
RealBlocks with 30 years of investment management experience leading
distribution teams across both retail intermediary and institutional

As Head of Distribution, Mr. Brooks is responsible for developing
RealBlocks’ relationships with alternative investment funds and their
distribution channels. The RealBlocks platform aims to solve the problem
of illiquidity in alternative investments. Investors on the platform are
able to access a secondary marketplace that enables peer-to-peer trading
in order to unlock liquidity. Additionally, the platform allows for
distributors to gain access to previously inaccessible investment

“We’re thrilled to welcome Scott to the RealBlocks team,” said
RealBlocks CEO Perrin Quarshie. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and
experience that we believe will be paramount in achieving our goal of
increasing access and providing liquidity for investors and institutions
in the alternative investment market.”

While working at some of the leading asset managers in the US including
Capview Partners, SEI Investments, DWS/RREEF Real Estate, JPMorgan, AMG
Funds and OppenheimerFunds, Mr. Brooks has focused on the defined
contribution, sub-advisory, OCIO, and HNW markets and is a recognized
thought leader in these markets. He has been responsible for raising
over $35 billion in new assets for the firms he has worked for.

Additionally, Mr. Brooks served as the first co-President of the Defined
Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC) and was one of the group’s
founding members as well as founding the Pension Real Estate Association
(PREA) Defined Contribution Affinity Group and serving as its first
co-chairman. Mr. Brooks is also an active member of the Defined
Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA), where he has
co-authored two white papers on the use of alternative investments in DC
plans as well as leading the production of their recent white paper on
white-label and multi-manager funds.

“RealBlocks has brought together an extremely talented team bringing the
best of academia, investment banking and technology to solve the
long-standing issues of administration, access to offshore capital and
liquidity for both the sponsors of alternative investment products and
investment advisors and their clients,” said Brooks. “In particular, the
issue of liquidity in alternative investments has been a persistent
challenge for many investors across the institutional, defined
contribution and retail/high net worth segments of asset management, to
which RealBlocks provides an industry leading solution. I look forward
to guiding the firm in enabling our partner firms to accelerate the
growth of their businesses.”

About RealBlocks

RealBlocks is a blockchain-powered technology platform that democratizes
access to alternative investments through a proprietary 30-second
web-based subscription process. Fund sponsors are able to 1) sell shares
to both domestic and international investors, 2) accept digital and fiat
currency, and 3) enable peer-to-peer secondary trading via a bulletin
board. For more information, please visit
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