Crowdfunding and Commercial Real Estate
February 1st, 2013 by Tatyana Levin
Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are certainly not new concepts. Asking a large group of people for help with something, whether it be creative, intellectual, or financial is an age old tradition. There are simply some things that one cannot accomplish alone.
But now, the help of crowds, particularly in the form of crowdfunding, is crossing over into unexpected sectors.
Just recently, fans raised money for the creation of a film version of a popular television show that had been canceled a few years earlier. Now crowdfunding is spreading to the world of real estate.
Realty Mogul, a company that flips commercial properties, is using crowdfunding to buy these commercial properties.
Unlike the film industry, the pool that Realty Mogul uses is comprised of “ideal investors” or people who can afford to invest in some property without worrying about returns right away. This pool of investors will not use these investments as a primary income which, along with their financial resources, is what make these investors ideal.
But soon the Security and Exchange Commission may soon be changing the principle of the ideal investor, allowing more people to invest in these kinds of fixable and changeable properties.
This crowdfunding type of investment has the potential to change the real estate industry forever. Allowing more buyers and investors to have access to these sorts of investments will make commercial real estate more similar to something as simple and common as a stock in a company, only now it will be a stock in a property.
Commercial investment can become possible for almost anyone rather than practically being restricted to the millionaires and billionaires of the world, and almost anyone will be able to be an investor.
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