Friday, April 19, 2013

Crowdfunding's Latest Invasion: Real Estate via Forbes

The following guest post is by David Drake, founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a New York City private-equity firm, and of The Soho Loft, a global financial media company with divisions in Conference & Expo, Publishing, and Consulting. Drake has spent 15+ years working with general partners, and with institutional and multi-family office limited partners, in real-estate-focused funds and fund of funds.

Crowdfunding is rapidly changing the real-estate investment market, offering developers new ways to finance projects, small investors a way in, and the socially conscious an avenue to support their local communities—and their local farms.

Here is a rundown of the real-estate crowdfunding firms I think will have the biggest impact. (Full disclosure: I have advised Primarq (number 7) on its secondary market strategy, where investors can sell their shares without having to liquidate the actual properties.)

Read more...Crowdfunding's Latest Invasion: Real Estate - Forbes

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