Good Outcome: Real Estate Crowdfunding Site Small Change Reports Positive Result of Reg D 506c Offer

Small Change, a Reg D and Reg CF real estate crowdfunding platform, reported some positive news today. In one of their earliest offerings, Small Change has experienced a good exit as investors in the “Buvinger Building,” that crowdfunded in 2016, have experienced a higher rate of return than expected and far sooner than originally thought.

The original offering expected a 5 to 10 year hold period delivering a 13-16% IRR.  The developer refinanced the building based on the strong cash flow the building is generating and was able to return investors capital above the projected returns.  Investors have had their equity returned after just two years along with a 21%+ IRR.

Shawn Kichline, principal of Oxide Real Estate Development who is the developer of the project, commented;

“It feels great. To see the results of our efforts to bring this building back to its full potential, to see it help the neighborhood thrive, but more so, to provide investors the ability to see tangible investments – that’s why crowdfunding is so impactful. I’m very happy that our Small Change partners have all made a great risk-adjusted return on their investments.”

The historic Pittsburgh building was once home to a Civil War surgeon. The structure has now been turned into a boutique mixed-use building with four  residential units and re-leased the ground floor to a new street-food inspired restaurant. Small Change says the building is completely occupied.

Eve Picker, CEO and founder of Small Change, says raising funds for a project like this in her hometown of Pittsburgh is particularly satisfying;

 “We hope to repeat this many times. Our goal is to connect every day people to investment opportunities that make their own communities better.”

Small Change was created with an ethos of allowing all investors to back promising real estate projects – not just big money. Small Change just went live with deal number 11. Some of the offerings involve Reg CF, the securities exemption that allows non-accredited (smaller) investors to participate in the real estate investments.

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