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
RealCrowd’s Team Culture: Work Hard, Be Open, Stay Balanced
Most posts on this blog are devoted to discussing commercial real estate investing, clarifying the RealCrowd platform, and addressing the common concerns of operators and investors. But today, I’m going to give market matters a break, and instead give a little insight into RealCrowd itself—the way we operate as a team, what our values are, […]
by Adam Hooper • August 22, 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
The First and Last Stop on the Road to Commercial Real Estate
Investors are turning to real estate en masse. “About 77 percent of investors with at least $1 million in assets own real estate…” reports Bloomberg on a Morgan Stanley finding. “Direct ownership of residential and commercial properties was the No. 1 alternative-investment pick for 2014, with a third of millionaires surveyed saying they plan to […]
by Adam Hooper • February 20, 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