How RealCrowd Stays Fee Free for Investors
RealCrowd is an entirely free service for investors. We don’t charge fees for joining up, accessing opportunities, or making investments. Other online real estate investment platforms structure themselves as intermediary LLCs or as funds. It’s indirect ownership in an asset, and the middleman takes a substantial cut. Management costs are subtracted from investor returns as […]
by Adam Hooper • September 19, 2014
Unsure of What RealCrowd’s All About? Here’s Your Guide.
When investors and operators first encounter the RealCrowd platform in the wild, often whatever preconceptions they have about online investing platforms don’t apply. For this reason, we take communication very seriously, and do whatever we can to educate potential investors and operators on the “who, what, how and why” of RealCrowd.
by Adam Hooper • April 10, 2014
Why Real Estate is the Perfect Fit for Self-Directed Retirement Plans
Here at RealCrowd, we’re a big proponent of the Yale Model of allocation, because it emphasizes a clear, but often overlooked fact: portfolios which include a healthy chunk of real estate significantly outperform ones which don’t. In fact, Thomson Reuters recently conducted a study showing that core commercial real estate provides the best risk/return profile […]
by Adam Hooper • February 21, 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