Build21: Innovation in real estate development through blockchain. In Romania.

  • Build21 is a 100% Romanian start-up, founded by Adrian Vasilescu and Raluca Negrea;

  • The company aims to create 21 unique real estate projects in Romania, which will contribute to enhancing the quality of life for those who use them;

  • The company creates a framework for retail investors to access these developments.

Bucharest, 23rd of April - Engr. Adrian Vasilescu and Raluca Negrea, two Romanian entrepreneurs, are launching a new start-up: Build21


Build21 is a real estate company that applies blockchain principles and infrastructure to enable retail investors to access its real estate developments. The company's founding members, along with a group of people who are passionate about construction, architecture, communities, and blockchain, aim to develop 21 diverse real estate projects that will serve as benchmarks for the next 100 years in terms of sustainability, efficiency, aesthetics, and quality of life.


"We founded Build21 with the goal of changing the Romanian real estate landscape by offering a new business model that actively involves, from the very early stages of the project, the three main communities interested in the success of any real estate development: investors, experts (architects, structuralists, builders), and those who use the final space. We embarked on this path alongside an established community of experts, driven by an ambition to leave a sustainable valuable built heritage for future generations. We are now opening the doors to retail investors who want to contribute to our mission", says Engr. Adrian Vasilescu, CEO and Co-Founder of Build21.


Adrian Vasilescu is a construction engineer and entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience. He co-founded Cross Structural Design, a structural design company launched in 2009, and 481 Engineering, a monitoring and consulting company focused on how construction behaves over time. At Build21, Adrian is responsible for the strategic direction of the business and its development.


The company focuses on built-to-sell residential projects in Romania's urban areas, but it will additionally focus on improving existing buildings that can be transformed into high-quality residential spaces.


Build21 aims to develop a community of thousands of investors, who will have the opportunity to support the 21 real estate developments that are unique in Romania, and to benefit from the value generated by them. The involvement of such a large number of people is possible through blockchain infrastructure. Later this year, the company will provide an opportunity for the public to join as investors in the financing of the technological infrastructure, as well as the legal and fiscal framework required for Build21 projects, via a first round of financing through blockchain technology.


"Build21 decentralizes access to investment for retail investors, allowing them to participate with affordable amounts in the 21 real estate developments. Over time, the company aims to create one of the best investment products for Romanian retail investors, in terms of yield and accessibility. All while maintaining maximum transparency towards our investors and respecting the best corporate governance practices", adds Raluca Negrea, COO and Co-Founder of Build21. 


Throughout her 20-year career in management and marketing, Raluca Negrea established and managed several technology and communication companies. Raluca holds an Executive MBA from the Maastricht School of Management and has previously worked with investors. Raluca is in charge of marketing, communications, and technology resource management at Build21.


About Build21


Build21 is a company that develops high-quality real estate in Romania. Build21 projects are designed to have a positive impact on the physical and emotional health of individuals who live in them, as well as on the built heritage and on the generations to follow. The company operates with multiple communities interested in the effective development of projects: multiple investors, experts with renowned portfolios from the world's most prestigious design and architecture competitions, and tenants of the built spaces. Furthermore, the company aims to utilize blockchain technology to democratize access for small and medium-sized investors.