Tagged: real estate

Real Estate as an Alternative Investment for Non-Accredited Investors

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Real estate crowdfunding has experienced rapid growth in the US.  Yet most opportunities have been made available only to accredited investors. As securities laws are updated to accommodate the emerging innovation of internet finance traditional methods of funding real estate projects are being disrupted. At… Read More

Fundrise Prepares to Launch their “Greatest Innovation Yet”

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Fundrise has posted a page blocker announcing a new feature or application to be revealed soon. While short on details, Ben Miller, CEO and co-founder, states they are preparing to embark on “perhaps our greatest innovation yet.” Fundrise was the first online investment platform to… Read More

Tout Perdu: First Big Loss Hits French Real Estate Crowdfunding Sector

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While real estate crowdfunding holds much promise, risk remains. France, home of multiple real estate crowdfunding platforms, has just experienced its first big loss. According to a report in Capital, real estate developer Terlat has used two crowdfunding platforms to finance projects. Terlat has leveraged… Read More

Sharestates Tops $275 Million in Real Estate Investment

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Sharestates, a real estate crowdfunding platform, has hit $275 million in loans since platform launch in 2015.  The milestone makes Sharestates one of the largest online real estate investment platforms of its kind.  Sharestates said the December 2016 was the most active month in the… Read More

Money360 Funds $3.87 Million Loan for Alabama Retail Center Acquisition

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Commercial real estate marketplace lending platform, Money360, announced on Monday it provided financing to a commercial property owner to purchase a fully leased retail center in Mobile, Alabama. According to Money360, the $3,865,000 five-year loan is secured by the 1.61-acre, 16,710-square-foot Airport Boulevard Shops shopping center,… Read More

Money360 Announcement: Closes $35.6 Million in Loans During December 2016

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Commercial real estate marketplace lending platform, Money360, announced on Monday it closed a record $35.6 million in commercial real estate loans in December 2016. The marketplace lender revealed that December’s transactions reflect short-term bridge loans for a mix of property types, including retail, office and… Read More

Advisor Focused P2P Platform Octopus Choice Receives FCA Approval

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Peer to peer lending platform Octopus Choice has received full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority. Octopus Choice is part of Octopus Investments. The company said the FCA approval was a first for an advisor focused P2P platform. Richard Wazacz, Head of Octopus Choice, commented on the… Read More

RE/MAX Malaysia Crowdfunding Campaign Raises Over MYR 300,000

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Kellerhhof International Sdn Bhd led RE/MAX Malaysia‘s equity crowdfunding campaign over the past month to aim to raise MYR 200,000 (approximately $45,000).  The campaign on CrowdPlus.asia finished yesterday and resulted in RE/MAX Malaysia successfully surpassing its minimum goal, raising MYR 322,888 (approximately $72,000).  RE/MAX Malaysia offered… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform EquityMultiple Expects Investment Volume to Grow by an Order of Magnitude

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Real estate crowdfunding may possess the biggest potential within the sector of online investment marketplaces. The ability to make a popular asset class more accessible to a wider audience simply makes sense. Both debt and equity investment opportunities in real estate are available across multiple… Read More

Crowdfunding & Fintech Predictions for 2017

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Last year due to time constraints I was unable to publish my list of Crowdfunding/Fintech predictions for 2016. This year I am back once again, for better or worse, peering deep into my crystal ball with a list of prognostications for the coming year. The… Read More

Fundrise Update: Two eREITs Close at $50 Million Each

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Fundrise has morphed from a single property crowdfunding platform to a diversified real estate investment marketplace with the launch of their eREIT offerings. Fundrise has gone back to their Reg A roots by leveraging the updated securities exemption allowing any investor the option to purchase… Read More

Online Property Lender LendInvest to Launch Auction Finance Product

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Online lender for short-term property finance LendInvest, will launch a new auction finance product to help brokers and borrowers prepare for the forthcoming 2017 auctions. The auction finance product is designed for borrowers that need their deals to be fast-tracked by their lender. Matthew Tooth,… Read More

Avesta Communities Secures $2.25M Through RealtyShares For Orlando Apartment Complex

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RealtyShares announced on Thursday its community of investors raised $2.25 million to recapitalize and fund the renovation of Avesta Communities’ Bridgewater complex, a 344-unit apartment community located in Orlando, Fla. According to RealtyShares, Avesta Communities recently acquired the property below its appraised value and planned to perform… Read More

RealtyShares Completes Initial Close of Diversified Marketplace Equity Fund

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On Monday, RealtyShares announced it completed the initial close of its diversified marketplace equity fund. According to the real estate crowdfunding platform, the fund is set to enable investors to access a diverse portfolio of real estate investments through a single contribution. RealtyShares revealed that… Read More

Money360 Provides $1.9M Permanent Loan for Ohio Property

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On Monday, commercial real estate marketplace lending platform Money360 announced it has provided financing of $1.9 million for a single-tenant retail building in Dayton, Ohio. The building, which is currently 100 percent leased to Panera Bread, is reportedly located next to the Dayton Mall. Money360 reported… Read More

LandlordInvest Receives Full FCA Authorisation, Plans to Offer IFISA

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LandlordInvest has received full Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation following a 24-month process. LandlordInvest is a peer to peer lending platform for buy-to-let and bridge loans. LandlordInvest stated it has also submitted an application to HMRC to become an ISA manager and intends on offering… Read More

RealtyMogul.com MogulREIT Lowers Minimum Investment to $1000

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RealtyMogul.com has lowered the minimum necessary to invest in their first REIT or MogulREIT I to $1,000. Previously, the minimum investment was $2,500. RealtyMogul.com CEO Jilliene Helman said their goal was to give more investors the opportunity to invest in unique real estate investments on… Read More

CapitalRise Announces Third Deal: Offers Investors A Chance to Invest in Luxury £106M Knightbridge Development

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CapitalRise, a London-based property investment platform, is launching its third deal with the chance for everyday savers to invest in a development of five townhouses and four apartments in Knightsbridge worth £106 million. The website has reportedly raised £1million for each of its first two offerings on… Read More