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Online Investing in Real Estate through Crowdfunding Expected to Grow

October 12, 2018

Online Investing in Real Estate through Crowdfunding Expected to Grow ULI: By Leslie Braunstein Crowdfunding has captured the imagination—and money—of investors throughout the United States. While it is used for everything from charitable campaigns to launching startup businesses or paying legal fees, commercial real estate may be the largest online investment opportunity for crowdfunding to…

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SEC Charges Founders of a Real Estate Crowdfunding Portal with Fraud

September 27, 2018

SEC Charges Founders of a Real Estate Crowdfunding Portal with Fraud Litigation Release No. 24288 / September 26, 2018 United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. William C. Skelley and Sohin S. Shah, Defendants, Civil Action No. 18-CV-8803 (S.D.N.Y., filed September 26, 2018) On September 26, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged the co-founders…

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U.S. consumer confidence hits 18-year high; house prices slowing

September 26, 2018

U.S. consumer confidence hits 18-year high; house prices slowing WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lucia Mutikani – U.S. consumer confidence surged to an 18-year high in September as households grew more upbeat about the labor market, pointing to sustained strength in the economy despite an increasingly bitter trade dispute between the United States and China. While other data…

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MLG Capital Partners raises $100 million to grow multifamily, CRE portfolio

September 26, 2018

MLG Capital Partners raises $100 million to grow multifamily, CRE portfolio CRE investment firm closes third fund at $100 million Housing Wire: Jeremiah Jensen MLG Capital Partners, a commercial real estate investment firm, raised $100 million for its MLG Private Fund III and is closing the door on that fund on the 30th of this…

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Home sellers slash prices, especially in California

September 24, 2018

Home sellers slash prices, especially in California In the four weeks ended Sept. 16, more than one-quarter of the homes listed for sale had a price drop, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage. The supply of homes for sale increased annually in August for the first time in more than three years, according to…

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What Institutional Investors Want in this Stage of the CRE Cycle

September 24, 2018

What Institutional Investors Want in this Stage of the CRE Cycle With core assets delivering thin returns, institutional investors are looking at value-add and redevelopment opportunities. National Real Estate Investor: John Egan Whether it’s in a more favored sector like multifamily, a less attractive sector like retail or a somewhat in-between sector like office, the…

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Opportunity Zones: How Communities Can Leverage This New Provision to Jumpstart Investment

September 23, 2018

Opportunity Zones: How Communities Can Leverage This New Provision to Jumpstart Investment Key Points Even though practitioners are awaiting proposed regulations on the new opportunity zone provision, interested parties are already starting to set up qualified opportunity funds to pool investor capital. States, cities, and communities with qualified opportunity zones within their boundaries should take…

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AlphaFlow Boosts Executive Team, Opens Office in NYC to Drive More Access to Real Estate Bridge Loans

September 23, 2018

AlphaFlow Boosts Executive Team, Opens Office in NYC to Drive More Access to Real Estate Bridge Loans Crowdfund Insider: JD Alois AlphaFlow, an online investment platform for real estate assets, has announced the hiring of two new Fintech executives and the opening of a New York City office. AlphaFlow connects institutional and accredited investors with…

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Why Private Equity Likes Sale-Leasebacks

September 23, 2018

Why Private Equity Likes Sale-Leasebacks Industrial assets are particularly ripe for this type of transaction, having accounted for more than half of deal volume in the first half of 2018, up from 35 percent in 2017, noted Krupa Shah, senior vice president of JLL’s capital markets group. Commercial Property Executive: Krupa Shah The first half…

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GroundFloor Investing Platform Raises $4.2M From Customer Investors

September 23, 2018

GroundFloor Investing Platform Raises $4.2M From Customer Investors Atlanta Inno: Madison Hogan GroundFloor, a real estate investment platform based in Atlanta, announced Thursday it has raised $4.2 million in crowdfunding. This recent round has brought GroundFloor’s total capital raised to $13.8 million. Meanwhile, the company reports it has reached a 64 percent increase in year-over-year-revenue.…

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Will Challenges Faced by Cannabis Producers Create Opportunities for Real Estate Investors?

September 23, 2018

Will Challenges Faced by Cannabis Producers Create Opportunities for Real Estate Investors? Investors in cannabis real estate may be able to buy failed facilities at distressed prices. National Real Estate Investor: Patricia Kirk Similar to what happened in Colorado, California’s cannabis industry might experience some growing pains, industry experts predict. State and local government requirements…

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How to invest in real estate without buying a home

September 18, 2018

How to invest in real estate without buying a home Money CNN: by Anna Bahney What you should know before buying your first home How can I get the benefit of real estate investments without becoming a landlord? Real estate remains a strong investment, even with prices slowing. But owning property can be a hassle.…

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