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Fundrise Appoints Tom Lockard to Run Institutional Sales, Will Head San Francisco Office

Tom Lockard

Real estate crowdfunding platform Fundrise has boosted their executive team with the appointment  of Tom Lockard to Vice President of Real Estate and Institutional Sales. Lockard will manage the company’s new San Francisco office and seek to expand the company’s presence in California.  He will be responsible for sourcing new real estate offerings, developing institutional relationships, and advising… Read More

Fundrise Raises $650,000 in Two Weeks From 37 Investors For Washington D.C. Apartment Development


Real estate platform, Fundrise, announced on Wednesday (October 1st) that it has raised $650,000 from 37 investors in a private offering for 1326 Florida Avenue NE, a contemporary apartment development in the burgeoning H Street Corridor sponsored by Ditto Residential. 1326 Florida Avenue NE is expected to be a four-story building with 45 micro-apartments, 18 bicycle spaces,… Read More

Fundrise Adds Big Name Investors Including Ratner, Elghanayan & Guggenheim: Funding Now at $38 Million


High Profile Industry Names  Join Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform’s First Round Series A. Fundrise, a leading real estate crowdfunding platform, announced several new investors have joined the company’s first-round Series A including; Guggenheim Partners, Rockrose President Justin Elghanayan and James Ratner, Chairman and CEO of Forest City Commercial Group, bringing its total raise to $38… Read More

Fundrise Raises $1 Million from 64 Investors for Hamptons Project

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Real estate crowdfunding site Fundrise has announced they have hit their target to to raise $1 million for a posh waterfront project in the Hamptons.  Crowdfunding began several weeks ago to raise the funds as 64 accredited investors came together to finance a 3500 square foot, 5 bedroom home located in West Hampton Dunes with… Read More

Fundrise: Real Estate Origination Numbers (Infographic)


The team at real estate investment crowdfunding platform Fundrise has put together an infograpic highlighting some interesting numbers they are seeing through their platform. The developers referenced below all have networks on Fundrise and many have raised capital via the Fundrise platform. Fundrise points out that one of the benefits of real estate crowdfunding is… Read More

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

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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