A new era of trust and transparency is making investing in property more accessible to everyone. : Allen Shayanfekr is the CEO and CO-Founder of Sharestates, an online real estate investment platform. Advances in technology continue to transform multiple industries. Every aspect of our world has changed dramatically within a short span of time. Airbnb is bigger than the world’s top five hotel brands combined, but doesn’t own any real estate. Uber is said to be the world’s largest taxi company but doesn't own any vehicles. Leading communication channels such as Skype and WhatsApp no longer need traditional telephone infrastructure.