John Amabile and Brian Cromwell wrote an article in Development Magazine about the unique risks and opportunities crowdfunding presents in the real estate industry.
"The commercial real estate business has experienced seismic shifts since the Great Recession," they wrote. "Among other things, the creation of new investment models, along with the growth of financial technology (fintech) and real estate technology, have the potential to change the entire industry. Crowdfunding, however, may be the foremost engine of change within real estate, granting even the most local company a national audience of prospective investors."
John and Brian gave an overview of what crowdfunding is, what it is not, and what laws and regulatory agencies govern it.
You can read the full article here. Development Magazine is a quarterly publication of the NAIOP, a leading association representing commercial real estate developers and investors.