“I think we’re seeing today where the smaller investor has not yet really come alive the way that the institutions have come alive. So there’s a huge amount of potential.” – Lew Feldman, on the potential of real estate crowdfunding for retail investors.
More on the Podcast
Lew and I got together to discuss how crowdfunding real estate is continuing to evolve for both accredited and retail investors. But that’s not all; we also discussed the new prospect of going public for real estate firms, and how Title II and Reg A+ are changing financing for larger firms.
To Tempt You, Here’s More From Lew
“Over the last couple of years, as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, we’ve studied the notion of new capital aggregation models under the JOBS Act. We believe that it is not a replacement for typical aggregation models. Lending’s not going away, banks aren’t going away, the notion of REITs [isn’t] going away, that’s not happening. But what is happening is the simple use of online vehicles to syndicate and distribute product, aggregate money, and do it in a way that’s more efficient. [This] seems to be what everybody needs in order to feel good about making those investments, and more importantly, getting more out of each investment.”
You don’t want to miss the rest!
Lewis G. Feldman founded Goodwin Procter’s California offices, served on the firm’s Executive Committee, was a member of its Real Estate Capital Markets Group, led the firm’s Public Finance Practice, and founded its Crowdfunding Practice. Mr. Feldman now serves as CEO of Heritage Capital Ventures LLC, a private equity concern that invests in online financial technologies for traditionally offline processes that result in greater efficiency, greater capital access, and lower costs to consumers, businesses and governments. Mr. Feldman serves on the Board of Directors of Wikirealty.com and Crowdstreet.com, and advises Patchofland.com, Tv4.com, Realcrowd.com and Wealthforge.com. He also chairs the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Business, the nation’s premier real estate graduate program.
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Selected links from this episode:
- Heritage Capital Ventures LLC
- “General Assembly, Real Estate Crowdfunding” by Lewis Feldman
- Ziman Center for Real Estate, UCLA Anderson School of Business