Your guide to real estate crowdfunding
Why a Strong Accreditation Process Drives Quality Deal Flow
Investors sometimes ask us why our accreditation process is more stringent than what other real estate or equity crowdfunding sites require. It’s a fair question. After all, if we are asking investors to do a little more leg work, we should have a good reason for it.
by Adam Hooper • January 17, 2014
A (Slightly Biased) Look at the Current Shape of Crowdfunded Real Estate
A year ago, the crowdfunded real estate (CFRE) space didn’t exist. Now, there are at least a dozen companies engaged in some flavor of CFRE. While each one of them owes their marketable existence to the same two pieces of legislation, Title II and Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, their […]
by Adam Hooper • January 10, 2014
Commercial Real Estate’s (Not-So-Great) Alternatives
Warren Buffett quips that his favorite holding period is “forever.” That’s fine for him and, like most of his sentiments, sage advice. But for most investors, it’s merely aspirational. Whereas Buffett can wait for the cows to come home for healthy returns, retail investors have shorter horizons and tighter constraints at play.
by Adam Hooper • November 20, 2013
San Francisco Real Estate: A Case Study for the Urban Renaissance
The American City is changing and the advantage will go to owners of well-located office, multi-family and retail properties within these cities. San Francisco is one of the biggest beneficiaries of these changes…the following are just a few reasons why owning San Francisco real estate could prove to be extremely fruitful in the decades to […]
by Adam Hooper • September 18, 2013
SEC Lifts the Ban on General Solicitation: A reallocation of opportunity
For years articles like this one in Forbes magazine have been documenting how the rich have been getting richer. The recent improvement in the economy and the surge of the stock market have certainly been factors of the wealthy amassing more wealth of late, but the data suggests that this is a decades-old phenomenon. Here’s a look […]
by Adam Hooper • July 12, 2013