Tag Archives: Real estate

Is Alternative Finance Disruptive or Collaborative?

Alternative finance, a concept which encompasses peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding, has experienced rapid growth globally. It started in 2008, after the global financial crisis, as an online extension of conventional financing through family and friends, then spread to include online communities of issuers and investors across the globe. This led to the democratization and globalization of capital raising processes. Several […]

Institutional Real Estate Crowdfunding: Big Players Join the Crowd

It’s Time to Rethink Your Stance Current trends suggest that those who believe crowdfunding is a “minority capital” and that it excludes (to a large extent) the participation of high-profile investors should now reconsider. High-profile investors – institutions, angel investors, venture capitalists, and high net worth individuals – have begun co-investing alongside capital raised from “the crowd”. In the real […]

Syndicate Funding: A New Way To Invest In Startups

How does one become an angel investor? There is no university where one can learn angel investing. However, crowdfunding is creating a unique path for learning through a system called syndicate funding. A growing trend in the U.K. and other parts of Europe, such as Belgium and Italy, this system allows professional business angels and crowd investors to participate on […]

Crowdfunding In Europe: The Top 10 ‘Peer-to-Peer’ Lenders

Crowdfunders generally fall into different categories: equity, donation, reward, and debt. The last is also known as microfinancing — and commonly referred to in Europe as “peer-to-peer lending.” Here are the top 10 up-and-coming peer-to-peer lenders e making financial waves in Europe: 1. Zopa This London-based P2P lender offers loans of up to £15,000, with individual borrowers dealing directly with […]

Real Estate Crowdfunding: Post-Valuations Of $100M For Series A?

Fundrise has raised $31 million from Renren, a Chinese technology firm, Ackman-Ziff (Real Estate Group) and Silverstein Properties (owners of the World Trade Center Twin Towers). My discussions with the founder Ben Miller, concerning the successes of this platform, have revealed that Fundrise is currently on a hiring growth stage. At $31 million raised, assuming that they give up 40% […]

Why Canada’s Top Real Estate Mavericks are Targeting the US Market

The revitalization of the American real estate industry in recent times after it suffered a major setback in the aftermath of the subprime mortgage crisis has caught the attention of foreign investors. These real estate savvy investors have been attracted to the vast and high yielding investment opportunities that abound in the United States. While the U.S. real estate marketplace […]

How Institutional Players Can Enter the Real Estate Crowdfunding Game

The real estate crowdfunding marketplace has been dominated by young tech entrepreneurs from the start.  These entrepreneurs leverage technology and the internet to bring this new innovation to mainstream real estate investing. Lately, the appearance of institutional players onto the marketplace is altering the industry in a profound way. Institutional players have alluded to their many years of industry experience […]

How Baby Boomers Diversify their investments in Real Estate Crowdfunding

by David Drake Each day in the United States, an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retire. With a population placed at 78 million, the boomer generation, representing those born after World War II (between 1946 and 1964) currently control 70% of the household wealth in the U.S. according to Brian Sozzi of the Belus Capital Advisors. It has also been predicted […]

Why 15 Venture Capital firms are playing the Real Estate Crowdfunding game

by David Drake Three years since  crowdfunding for real estate started, the market has grown to more than a billion dollar industry. By 2025, the global real estate market could be worth $90 billion or more. This is getting the attention of VCs. VC activity in the space can be measured by their investments on real estate crowdfunding platforms. VC’s […]


16Nov16 by Pj de Marigny, DITMo Capital, Newport Beach, CA For those who consult in the private wealth area and for estate attorneys (some who have turned advisor for the huge insurance commissions), egregious tax loopholes for the global wealthy is the most profitable part of financial services. Consider that insurance products are tax-advantaged and commonly used in all sorts […]