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SEC Investor Education & Advocacy Office Issues Bulletin on REITs

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The SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy has issued a bulletin regarding Real Estate Investment Trust’s or REITs. The SEC has created a comparison chart differentiating between publicly traded REITs and Non-Traded REITs. As one would expect, non-traded REITs are not listed on any… Read More

Using Reg A+, eREITs Have Now Raised Over $70 Million on Fundrise

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In December of 2015 Fundrise, a trailblazer in the real estate crowdfunding sector, made a dramatic strategic shift. The platform decided to leverage Title IV of the JOBS Act, otherwise known as Reg A+, to create a fund of diversified real estate assets they labeled… Read More

Dan Miller: “We are at the Beginning of a Major Global Shift in the World of Finance & Investment”

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Dan Miller, co-founder of Fundrise and founder of Myrtle Grove Ventures, has released a statement saying, “online finance and equity crowdfunding, in particular, will see significant and international growth over the next 10 to 20 years.” Miller highlights Title III of the JOBS Act, also… Read More

Fundrise Allows Early Redemption for Investors in Growth eREIT

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Real estate crowdfunding platform Fundrise has recently launched multiple “eREITs”, under Regulation A+, to provide broad access to all investors in a diversified portfolio of real estate. In a recent update to registered investors, Fundrise announced the launch of new feature that allows investors to redeem… Read More

Fundrise Stops Originating New Deals Except for eREIT Offer

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Fundrise has “paused” offering new stand-alone real estate investment opportunities to focus on their ongoing eREIT offer.  The pivot in strategy was first uncovered by the Real Deal (TRD) that noted Fundrise had ditched its traditional crowdfunding focus. While Fundrise has been actively listing new investments… Read More

Reg A+: A Successful First Year Despite Regulatory Ambiguities 

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The “democratization of investment” in historically closed industries have been the buzzwords of choice since the JOBS Act was signed into to law in 2012. But only since March 25, 2015, when the SEC voted to adopt the proposed rules implementing Title IV, was access… Read More

Imitation is Flattery: Reg A+ Innovations in eREITs & Beyond

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The RECF (real estate crowdfunding) community has been keenly interested in finding creative ways to use the new Regulation A+ that came into effect earlier last year. However, not all filings have been successful or made much business sense. Last year, I wrote about Groundfloor’s… Read More

Ex-Fundrise CFO Tells Washington Post “Extortion Allegations are Baseless”

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Last month, Crowdfund Insider reported that Fundrise had terminated its CFO for allegations of extortion.  In a filing with the SEC, Fundrise CEO and founder Ben Miller stated; “I am saddened to have to inform you that an employee of our company has engaged in… Read More

Shocker: Fundrise Files Report with SEC Alleging Extortion Attempt by Former CFO

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Fundrise, a leading real estate crowdfunding platform, stunned investors and supporters alike with a filing posted to the SEC that indicated Michael S. McCord, CFO of Fundrise, had been terminated for allegations of extortion. The statement filed with the SEC said; Strategic Investors & Advisors… Read More

Too Many Real Estate Deals To Choose From? Never Fear, New Methods Are Here.

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Real estate crowdfunding is one of the most popular forms of investment-based crowdfunding in the industry today. That is why it has already accounted for millions of dollars in project funding in just the last couple years. As the popularity and viability of this market… Read More

Fundrise: High Standards + Hot Real Estate Market = Fewer Deals

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Ben Miller, co-founder of real estate crowdfunding platform Fundrise, has published a missive addressing some investor inquiries. In an annual letter to investors, Miller explains the side effect of high standards during a hot real estate market. Miller states the most frequent question he receives… Read More

Brief: Fundrise Resumes & Quickly Closes eREIT Sales

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On Wednesday, Fundrise announced that its eREIT sales were to resume and would be processing sales for approximately $2 million. Last month, Fundrise debuted what’s dubbed as the world’s first eREIT. The platform declared: “Commercial real estate has historically been one of the best performing… Read More

The Top 10 Crowdfunding Legal Developments of 2015

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  2015 could go down as the most active year for regulatory reform in the private securities market since 1940.   After a long delay since passage of the JOBS Act in 2012, we saw an unprecedented flurry of regulatory activity in 2015. Without further… Read More

Fundrise’s Ben Miller Reveals How He Raised $27M Through LinkedIn

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This week, co-founder of Fundrise, Ben Miller, wrote a piece for Forbes about how Chinese social media site Renren‘s COO, James Liu, offered up $27 million through the social media platform for professionals, LinkedIn. Miller shared in the article: “As any startup founder will tell you,… Read More

Crowdfunding and Real Estate in 2015: A Year Made From Many Sources

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A look back on a momentous year in real estate crowdfunding takes its many high and notable points not just from one or two players or headlines, but rather, a whole field of them. There are many contributors — as with the structure of crowdfunding… Read More

The Real Deal Throws Shade on Fundrise eREIT Offer

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In the midst of the Fundrise eREIT offer, a $50 million raise that allows non-accredited investors access to participate in crowdfunded offers on the Fundrise platform, the Real Deal criticized the offer as “cherry picking” its numbers. This comes as Fundrise just closed its second funding… Read More