As I began my journey into crowdfunding, it was clear early on that the real estate platforms were gaining the strongest foothold first.
I came across several different lists of various platforms and portals. In many ways, the development of the platforms on the real estate front made a lot of sense. There are are multiple companies that have been syndicating real estate investments for years and the implementation of Title II of the JOBS Act just allowed for those companies to take their solicitation of investors online. These platforms, at least right now, seem to operate exclusively in the Accredited Investor arena but that has not stopped their explosive growth. The question is how much deal flow exists and who will ultimately be able to make money at this.
This article from Huffington Post talks about the attraction that these platforms offer to the disillusioned investor community.
Monica M. Minkel, RPLU, MLIS, cyRM has been working exclusively with Directors & Officers Liability, Professional Liability, Cyber Liability and related products for more than 15 years. She started her interest in finance by loaning money to her mom at age 11 (complete with a loan agreement and competitive interest rate). She is passionate about all things in the financial industry and the way technology is changing the way capital markets function.