Latest Real Estate Crowdfunding News, October 2016

Real estate crowdfunding is a hot topic. We’ve rounded up some of the best articles on the topic over the past month for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Bloomberg | House-Flippers Turn to the Crowd for Quick Cash. What Could Go Wrong? (September 21, 2016)

“‘Generally, raising money takes so much time,’ said Sifakis, 33. ‘This offers so much flexibility and time savings. It’s so much better than going to family offices, banks or Wall Street firms.’ House flippers and property developers are increasingly crowdfunding -- tapping the virtual wallets of anonymous internet backers on [online] platforms…” Read more…

Crowdfund Insider | Filling a Real Estate Gap: 1031 Platform “Realized” Provides Pre-Packaged Replacement Properties (October 8, 2016)

“The real estate crowdfunding, for both debt and equity, is now fairly established as an option for investors. A diverse group of platforms has emerged serving various of sectors of real estate for different investor classes. One area of recent interest is the 1031 sector – a tax-advantaged approach for individuals holding real estate in their portfolio.”  Read more…

Huffington Post | Crowdfunding to Build Communities (September 25, 2016)

Real estate crowdfunding allows accredited and non-accredited investors alike to browse deals on the Internet and invest in projects that are shaping the development of American communities. To propel the industry on a path of continued success, leaders and innovators will convene in Chicago this month at RealCap ChicagoRead more…

Quicken Loans | What You Need to Know About Investing in Crowdfunded Real Estate (September 28, 2016)

Real estate has grown to be the most popular form of investment crowdfunding, with more than $2.5 billion raised in 2015 – that’s two and a half times the volume raised in 2014. One factor behind the popularity is that there are plenty of opportunities to invest in either debt (a mortgage on an office tower) or equity (ownership shares in an apartment building).  Read more…

Commercial Property Executive | The Next Frontier: Crowdfunding Reaches New Heights (September 23, 2016)

Four years after the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act opened the door to a new way of raising funds for investments that included sponsors posting them on the Internet, crowdfunding for real estate deals has become more mainstream. But even the entrepreneurs who were the early adopters and real estate executives who were among the first to dabble successfully in CRE crowdfunding will tell you that it is a fast-growing, evolving industry with changes and challenges.  Read more...

Yahoo! Finance | Up Your Game With Crowdfunding to Attract Millennial Clients (October 1, 2016)

There’s a lot of change going on in the investment world, and roboadvisors and new DOL regulations are just the tip of the iceberg. Perhaps the biggest shift facing advisors today is the emergence of crowdfunding as a major investing opportunity for younger investors. Whether you know a lot or a little about crowdfunding, now is the time to up your game.  Read more…

Huffington Post | Accessing Capital Through Crowdfunding (September 19, 2016)

Crowdfunding emerged under President Obama’s 2012 “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act,” known as the “JOBS Act.” Title III (Regulation Crowdfunding) and Title IV (Regulation A+) of the Act allow non-accredited investors access to alternative investments through equity crowdfunding. “I immediately saw it as a positive tool,” said Bhavik. “Everyone could now participate. Even if you are a small investor, you can park money next to the big guys.”  Read more...

Equities | How Marketplace Lending Could Help Diversify a Struggling Portfolio (October 7, 2016)

According to venture capitalist Charles Moldow, marketplace lending platforms will generate $1 trillion in loans by 2025. All lending institutions currently generate more than $870 billion in annual revenues. That's bigger than the automobile and the airline industry combined. The advantages that marketplace lending has over traditional lending include lower costs, greater efficiency, and trust. Thanks to savings and loan scandals, the banking industry bailout, and the rise of digital technology, people are losing trust in traditional lending institutions. Modern tracking systems mean greater transparency all around, and borrowers and lenders no longer need the middle man to connect them. Technology is the connector.  Read more...

Crowd Crux | 5 Ways to Make Money with Real Estate Crowdfunding (September 19, 2016)

 I promise you, I’m not crazy. Real estate crowdfunding is seeing a phenomenal level of growth. I’m honestly surprised by how well some of the platforms are doing. So how can you get a piece of the action? That’s what I’m going to explore in today’s article.  Read more...

 

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