[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jilliene Helman. Jilliene is the CEO and Founder of RealtyMogul.com where she sits on Realty Mogul’s Board of Directors and Investment Committee. Jilliene has underwritten over $5 billion of real estate and holds Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses. Jilliene has a degree in Business from Georgetown University.]
Real estate crowdfunding experienced red-hot growth in 2015. DealIndex predicts the market to reach $2.6 billion when the tallies come in. That’s more than a 150% increase over 2014, reckons crowdsourced solutions provider Massolution.
There’s a reason for the explosive growth. Investors have started to realize the attractiveness of crowdfunded real estate investments. Crowdfunding gives investors access to deals and deal flow they didn’t have before.
Owners and operators benefit, too. Crowdfunded loans close faster and come from alternative sources outside banks. That makes it easier for borrowers to inject new capital into operations faster.
But the market is changing and growing fast. New entrants and seasoned vets alike must keep a laser focus on key trends in 2016 to maximize yield. [Read more…]