Co-founder and CEO of real estate crowdfunding platform Realty Mogul Jilliene Helman, has been named to Inman News’ list of the top 100 most influential real estate leaders for 2013. Inman, a leading news provider for the real estate industry, regularly recognizes real estate industry leaders whose ingenuity, strength, conviction, power and persistence are driving change.
According to Inman, the Top 100 report seeks to include not only thought leaders, power brokers, and deal makers, but also entrepreneurs from outside the industry whose ideas are influencing the way homes are bought and sold.
“I’m truly honored to be included in such a prestigious group,” said Ms. Helman. “The Inman honorees include brokers, economists, trade groups, mortgage and title professionals, and other specialists in the real estate industry. We at Realty Mogul do like to think that we’ve driven some change in the industry by enabling accredited investors to participate in larger real estate syndications to which they wouldn’t have previously had access. Nevertheless, this honor was quite unexpected, and really I’m just grateful to all of our investors and industry partners who have thus far helped contribute to our success.”
Realty Mogul is a real estate crowdfunding company that has thus far limited participation in its platform to accredited investors – persons who earn $200,000 or more annually or have a net worth over $1 million. The platform recently announced they had surpassed $10 million in deals.
“Honors like the Inman Top 100 list certainly assist in our efforts to increase investor awareness of our platform and to continue to bring high-quality project sponsors to the site,” said Helman. “We believe that our online accredited crowdfunding model fills a very real need both for project sponsors searching for new financing sources and for investors who may not have previously had access to these sorts of commercial and residential real estate opportunities. I don’t know whether I deserve to be included in such a group of extraordinarily talented honorees, but I’m happy for the recognition because our technology really does help smaller investors participate more broadly in larger commercial property investments. I take this honor as at least some affirmation that our technology and approach really is making a difference to the industry.”