Tagged: fundrise

Fundrise & Chatham Development Co. Partner to Build in the Hamptons: $985K Raised in Crowdfunds


Fundrise has been a trailblazer in the real estate crowdfunding world, according to Crowdfund Insider‘s own JD Alois,  ”The first to offer ‘Regulation A’ type investments,  a process that allows anyone not just the wealthy class,  to participate in real estate investments that generate solid returns,  Fundrise has been getting quite a bit of attention in the past… Read More

Fundrise: Real Estate Investing $100 at a Time (Infographic)


Fundrise has been a trailblazer in the real estate crowdfunding world. They were the first to offer “Regulation A” type investments – a process that allows anyone – not just the wealthy class – to participate in real estate investments that generate solid returns. Fundrise has now closed their third public offering – a project… Read More

Fundrise: Poised to Alter Real Estate Finance Forever.

Fundrise Real Estate Investing for Everyone

Recently I was attending a real estate finance conference on crowdfunding and I was fortunate to hear Brandon Jenkins, the Fundrise Director of Product, speak about the future of real estate from the perspective of Fundrise.  His comments were coming off the exciting announcement that Fundrise had just raised $31 million (no idea on the… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Site Fundrise Raises Over $31 Million


Real estate crowdfunding platform Fundrise has raised more than $31 million in financing from a consortium of real estate, technology, and financial institutions. The financing round was led by Chinese social media site Renren, Marty Burger and Tal Kerret, the CEO and CIO of Silverstein Properties, and the Collaborative Fund, among others. Fundrise was founded in 2010… Read More

House Subcommittee Schedules Hearing on Enhancing Capital Formation for Small Companies

Congressman Patrick McHenry

Congressman McHenry Proposes Striking Title III from the JOBS Act & Replacing it With More Effective Legislation. The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, May 1st and the list of witnesses include some well known names in the investment crowdfunding world. The session entitled “Legislative Proposals… Read More

DC Real Estate Deal On Fundrise Off To Great Start, Approaches Crowdfunding Goal


Fundrise recently announced their entry into the Washington DC real estate market as a crowdfunding intermediary. If deal number three is any indication, there is certainly some interest among the non-accredited crowd even as participation remains limited to investors in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. The development plan for the vacant building in an up-and-coming neighborhood… Read More

Fundrise Announces New Real Estate Offer, Available to Non-Accredited Investors

Fundrise Boutique Building

Real estate equity crowdfunding platform Fundrise has announced a new offering for a real estate investment in Washington, DC.  The building located at 1539 7th Street, NW is available to any investor located in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. This offering highlights title IV of the JOBS Act which seeks to increase the small offerings… Read More

Maryland Investors Will Gain Access To Real Estate Crowdfunding Deals On Fundrise For First Time


Fundrise has slowly but surely been expanding their ability to offer shares of real estate-backed securities to non-accredited investors. The equity crowdfunding platform has just crossed a major hurdle in that fight, and it could spell a big opportunity for Maryland’s Main Street investor class. A new deal is set to launch that seeks to… Read More

Fundrise Real Estate Platform Aids Marcus Books in Crowdfunding Effort

Marcus Book Stores

Marcus Books, the nations oldest black owned bookstore located in San Francisco, is facing the possibility of displacement. Fundrise, a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform, is helping them raise $1 Million to buy back the property. Fundrise is seeking accredited investors to save a property.  The campaign has been created with the goal of raising… Read More

WATCH: Fundrise Co-Founder Ben Miller Talks Real Estate Crowdfunding On Bloomberg

ben miller fundrise popularise

Fundrise and Popularise Co-founder Ben Miller was recently on Bloomberg talking about the real estate niche of the crowdfunding space. He briefly hits on the current state of real estate funding and continues on to explain how crowdfunding will help drive capital into real estate investments. Interestingly, he compares disruption in the capital markets to… Read More

WATCH: Real Estate Crowdfunding Stakeholders Discuss Niche

New York Real Estate

Real estate news provider Inman News posted video of a recent panel where four real estate crowdfunding industry stakeholders discussed their platforms, the real estate niche and the power crowdfunding has to drive capital toward real estate investments. The four participants are: Jilliene Helman, founder and CEO, Realty Mogul Brandon Jenkins, director of product development,… Read More

Is Equity Crowdfunding Legal in Washington, DC?


Fundrise is churning a lot of attention, by  pioneering investing in real estate through the crowdfunding platform. It has empowered large numbers of average folks to pool their money and invest in local projects. Believing that everyone should have the opportunity to invest in real estate, Fundrise is taking in both public and accredited investors…. Read More

Indiegogo, Other Crowdfunding Groups, Set to Testify Today at House of Representatives


Hearing on Crowdfunding to be Streamed Live at 10AM EST. Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations will be holding a hearing today at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capital Hill.  The hearing has been titled, “Financing America’s Small Businesses: Innovative Ideas for Raising Capital”, and features several prominent crowdfunding industry leaders including: Ms…. Read More

The real-estate crowdfunding scheme that could revolutionize urban policy by destroying stupid NIMBYism


I recently asked a real estate professional about a new company called Fundrise that’s built on the simple dream of selling small shares in urban real-estate projects to the masses. He told me he had three points to make: It’s a very cool idea. It’s totally illegal. It’s never going to work. After looking into… Read More

Crowdfunding set to make mark on investing landscape


For $100, Micah Lubens bought a share of a vacant, two-story brick building that was promoted as the next up-and-coming hot spot along Washington D.C.’s bustling H Street corridor. Through food blogs, Lubens learned of plans to transform the building into a minireplica of Asian night markets, with food stalls and at least one clothing… Read More

Crowdfunding to Be Topic at Milken Global Conference

Where the World Connects Milken Global Conference

Commencing this week in Los Angeles is the annual Global Conference, sponsored by the Milken Institute.  The event covers a diverse list of global issues – including crowdfunding. The conference began in 1998 and has grown over the years from 700 attendees to this years expected 3000 plus.  Luminaries and industry magnates converge on this four… Read More

Crowdfunding’s Latest Invasion: Real Estate

New York Real Estate

Crowdfunding is rapidly changing the real-estate investment market, offering developers new ways to finance projects, small investors a way in, and the socially conscious an avenue to support their local communities—and their local farms. Here is a rundown of the real-estate crowdfunding firms I think will have the biggest impact. (Full disclosure: I have advised… Read More

Crowdfunding Real Estate


Crowdfunding has  already inexorably altered many  industries.  The financing of Real Estate projects is another example of the power of crowdfunding. The shear efficacy of attracting a disperse and diverse group of individuals to finance a project or business of which they share an affinity is truly incredible.  And while this may be incredible now, it… Read More

Crowdfunding for Real Estate Moguls


The market for crowd funding is hot. Thanks in part to the JOBS Act; recent U.S. government legislation that allows for a wider pool of small investors with fewer restrictions combined with the success of companies like Kickstarter. A variety of industry specific crowd funding startups are emerging to take advantage of the opportunities for community organized… Read More

In Two Hours, Crowdfunding Effort Draws $308,000 of Interest in Washington DC Building


Crowdfunding is gaining steam as a way to use the Internet to pool individual investors and Fundrise — the D.C. start-up — continues to demonstrate how to use it to locate aspiring commercial real estate investors. On Wednesday morning, 130 people logged in to the company’s Web site expressing interest in buying stakes in a two-story building east of… Read More