Real Estate

Fundrise Filing Updates on Equity eREIT Progress

Fundrise, an online real estate investment platform, has just filed a Reg A+ update with the Securities and Exchange Commission that updates on their equity eREIT offering. Several years old now, the eREIT offering circular indicates the company has sold approximately $73 million in shares… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Small Change Lists Side by Side Reg CF – Reg D 506c Offer

Small Change was the first real estate crowdfunding platform in the US to use the Reg CF exemption to offer non accredited investors the option to invest in property online. Recently, Small Change has listed their first side-by-side Reg D 506c / Reg CF offering… Read More

Fundrise SEC Filing Provides Insight into For Sale Housing eFunds

Two recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have provided some insight into the progress of Fundrise’s eFunds. Last year, Fundrise launched two eFunds – both targeting “For Sale Housing” in two different markets: Washington, DC and Los Angeles. These new funds were… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding: MG Capital Migrates Investment Opportunity Online

Real estate crowdfunding continues to be a promising sector for both issuers of securities and investors in the space. It is an inevitability that property as an asset class will migrate to being available nearly 100% online. Easier for investors to participate and incredibly easier… Read More

Online Lender Better Mortgage Appoints Former OnDeck Employee Howard Katzenberg As New Chief Financial Officer

Better Mortgage, a digital mortgage company working to improve access to home financing through transparency, honest guidance, and zero commissions, announced on Monday it has appointed Howard Katzenberg as its new CFO. According to Better Mortgage, Katzenberg was the CFO of small business lending platform OnDeck… Read More

Commercial Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform First RealFund Secures $500,000 of Preferred Equity for Brooklyn Property Renovation

First RealFund (FRF), a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform headquartered in New York City, announced on Thursday it raised $500,000 of preferred equity financing for the renovation of a 4-story brownstone in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood. According to FRF, the project’s sponsor, XYZ Group, has pinpointed a… Read More

PropertyCoin Launches Initial Coin Offering for Security Token backed by Real Estate

Aperture’s PropertyCoin initial coin offering kicked off yesterday as the company seeks to marry blockchain and real estate backed investments. Property Coin is said to be the first opportunity to own a professionally managed real estate portfolio using Ethereum. Based in Los Angeles, Aperture is a real… Read More

Specialist Property Peer-to-Peer Lender CrowdProperty Appoints Mike Bristow As New CEO

Specialist property peer-to-peer lender, CrowdProperty announced on Tuesday it has appointed Mike Bristow as its new CEO. Bristow is the co-founder of the lending platform and has been on the Board as a Non-Executive Director since it was established in 2013. He is now taking on… Read More

Industry Veteran Hired by PeerStreet as Chief Real Estate Officer to Boost Platform Expansion

PeerStreet, a real estate investment platform, has has appointed John Devereux as Chief Real Estate Officer. The hiring comes following a $29.5 million Series B funding round, with plans to increase it’s pace of hiring. PeerStreets growth has rocketed in the past 12 months having topped… Read More

Scaling Real Estate Crowdfunding: PeerStreet Establishes a Culture of Excellence at the Top

PeerStreet is an award-winning real estate investment platform that wants to enable a far wider audience to invest in real estate debt. The company provides investments in short term, real estate backed loans – an asset class that has traditionally been difficult to access for… Read More

Homeownership Preservation Foundation & CMG Financial Team Up to Increase Homeownership Opportunities

The Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with CMG Financial to help more people reach their dream of owning a home, through pre-purchase education and homebuyer preparation with CMG Financial’s proprietary down payment crowdfunding platform, HomeFundMe.  As previously reported, HomeFundMe allows prospective… Read More

Next Generation UK Rental Platform Movebubble Nears Halfway Crowdfunding Goal on Seedrs

Currently available in London, in 24 months Movebubble has connected over 150,000 renters with properties. Pre-valued at £3,907,392, Movebubble has synced with Seedrs to raise £800,002 for 16.99% equity; to date, over £383,487 — more than 47% — of its goal has been reached with the help… Read More

Assetz Capital Joins Positive Lending Panel

UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital announced last week it has joined the panel of mortgage packager specialist Positive Lending. This news comes just days after the online lender reached a record number of loans available to investors using its Manual Lending Account (MLA), with… Read More

Unison Reports 1000% Growth Year over Year in Home Ownership Origination Volume

Unison, a unique financing platform for home ownership investments, is reporting strong year-over-year growth. According to the company, following a solid 2017, the origination volume for the first quarter of 2018 has grown and increased 1000 percent over the comparable period last year. This is… Read More

Blocksquare Launches ICO for Blockchain Based Real Estate Platform

Blocksquare, a blockchain-based online real estate platform, has opened its Series A initial coin offering (ICO). This first crowdsale has been capped at $300,000 and a price of $0.25 USD due to market volatility, according to the company. Along with the launch of the crowdsale, the… Read More

HomeFundMe Announces Launch of New Mobile App

CMG Financial, the creators of a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac approved down payment crowdfunding platform, HomeFundMe, announced on Thursday the launch of the funding portal’s new mobile app, which will allow users to share updates and post pictures and videos from their phones. The launch of… Read More

The House Crowd Raises Over £1.3 Million in 24 Hours For Housing Developments in Greater Manchester

The House Crowd, a UK property crowdfunding platform, announced on Wednesday raised just over £1.3 million over a 24-hour period for housing developments in Lees, Greater Manchester. The funding portal reported that this is the first time it has broken the £1 million mark in a day…. Read More

Point Initiates Forward Flow Purchase Program with Atalaya: Unlocking Home Equity Wealth

Point, a fintech platform that allows homeowners to unlock home equity wealth without taking on new debt, has agreed to a forward flow purchase program with investment firm Atalaya Capital Management to purchase up to $150 million of Point’s structured home equity investment instruments. “We’re… Read More

CrowdStreet Says Now More than 99,000 Investors on Crowdfunding Platform; Announces New Branding Details

CrowdStreet, in the midst of a rebranding campaign, announced on Tuesday that more than 99,000 investors are now registered on its real estate crowdfunding platform. CrowdStreet operates a marketplace for direct equity investment in commercial real estate and provides project sponsors with investment management software… Read More

DiversyFund Debuts $50 Million Growth Fund for Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate Deals

DiversyFund, a real estate crowdfunding marketplace, announced on Monday it has launched its Commercial and Multifamily Real Estate Growth Fund. The funding portal reported that investors in this fund will own shares of a variety of real estate investments, with 80% of the fund dedicated to… Read More