iFunding Presents at Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference II in New York, April 24, 2014

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All-day event covers crowdfunding trends and how-to’s for real estate investors and property operators.

Interest has been growing phenomenally in crowdfunded real estate investment opportunities.

iFunding (http://www.ifunding.co), America’s number one real estate crowdfunding platform, will present during the opening panel at the Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference II. The event covers the latest insights and tools for US and foreign investors interested in US real estate, and for property developers and operators seeking to leverage this rapidly growing fund-raising method. Crowdfunding makes real estate accessible to a much broader community of investors seeking strong returns and low minimum investments, and reduces the overhead of developers seeking new capital sources and reporting results to investors.

The conference happens from 8am to 6pm on Thursday, April 22, 2014 at the Players Club in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, NY. The event includes panels on crowdfunding trends; investment by family offices; real estate operator use of crowdfunding to increase the number of investors and speed of funding in a capital raise; and foreign investing opportunities in US real estate. More information can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-real-estate-crowdfunding-conference-ii-new-york-city-tickets-9414929307

iFunding dramatically is expanding the opportunities for individuals to invest in institutional-quality real estate deals. In contrast to traditional real estate investing, which is typically accessible to those with industry contacts and extensive capital, crowdfunded investment opportunities through iFunding have minimum investment amounts as low as $5,000. Property classes range from single family homes, the most popular type of investment, to multi-family residences, retail locations and office buildings. iFunding specializes in preferred equity investing and directly oversees each deal throughout its lifespan, to deliver what the company believes is the most attractive mix of financial returns and investment security. The company is one of the longest-operating and largest (as measured by cumulative transaction amounts) in the industry. Interested parties can learn more and register to view investment opportunities on the How It Works web page.

At the conference, iFunding’s CEO, William Skelley, is featured on the Real Estate Crowdfunding Trends and Growth panel. The panel is set to cover crowdfunding themes including investor interest levels in different property types; structuring investments and returns through preferred equity or debt; legal entity organization effectively to hold a project’s assets; and the roles of individual investors, family offices, foreign investors and institutional money in the crowdfunding market.

Mr. Skelley notes: “iFunding is excited to be speaking for a second time at the Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference. It’s put on by great teams at The Soho Loft, Victoria Global and FundingPost, and last fall’s event was one of the largest and most insightful we’ve seen about real estate crowdfunding.” He added, “Interest has been growing phenomenally in crowdfunded investment opportunities. Several of the recent home refurbishment investment opportunities we listed were fully-funded within an hour. ”

William Skelley is CEO and founder of iFunding. He is responsible for all business development activity at the firm, and specializes in fundraising from accredited investors and family offices. Throughout his career, Mr. Skelley has been involved in advising clients on transactions in excess of $2 billion across the capital structure. Prior to founding iFunding, he was a principal at Rose Park Advisors, a hedge fund founded by Harvard Business School professor Dr. Clayton Christensen. He has also worked at General Electric, Olympus, Bain Capital and as an advisor to several start-ups. Mr. Skelley attended Hobart College and Harvard Business School.

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