Arbor Commercial Mortgage, a leader involved in many facets of the real estate industry, announced the public launch of its new platform, ArborCrowd. The new real estate crowdfunding platform aims to bring vetted exclusive commercial real estate investment opportunities to accredited investors. By leveraging recent legislative changes, ArborCrowd seeks to implement new tech into its businesses. The platform’s first public opportunity is the repositioning of a three-building, 79-unit multi-family portfolio in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn.
“Crowdfunding represents the next generation of real estate investing,” said ArborCrowd Managing Director Adam Kaufman. “Unfortunately, too many players in the field lack experience and proven track records in what matters most – the actual real estate – leaving investors with potentially more risk and less upside in less desirable properties. ArborCrowd only presents fully vetted opportunities in strong markets that allow accredited investors to participate right alongside Arbor and its carefully selected sponsors.”
ArborCrowd’s first public opportunity was recently acquired by deal sponsors Arbor Management Acquisition Company (AMAC), a national commercial real estate investor, and Stone Street Partners (SSP). AMAC and SSP have already initiated an extensive rehabilitation of the properties, according to the platform. The opportunity for ArborCrowd investors is a $4,000,000 million equity stake with a projected three- to five-year hold period and a targeted internal rate of return of 12% to 15%. This first transaction follows a soft launch of a multifamily property in Manhattan to a small group of investors which was fully funded and oversubscribed in just eight days.
“Technology continues to transform the way we transact business where now individual investors and experienced real estate sponsors can join together in an effortless and efficient manner that previously did not exist,” averred ArborCrowd CEO and Founder Ivan Kaufman. “The ArborCrowd brand was born from our core business, and that is real estate. At ArborCrowd, it is our mission to offer a wider base of investors access to top tier investment opportunities while providing them with the knowledge and tools to confidently make investment decisions.”
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