Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 07, 2014
American Homeowner Preservation (“AHP”) will sponsor the inaugural RealCap Chicago real estate crowdfunding conference on September 18. Presented by The Soho Loft Media Group, RealCap Chicago: Introducing Online Capital To Real Estate Entrepreneurs will bring together representatives from the industry’s leading real estate crowdfunding platforms with real estate entrepreneurs, including developers and investors. The Soho Loft’s founder and chairman David Drake and AHP’s founder and CEO Jorge Newbery will co-moderate the event, which will feature RealtyMogul, RealtyShares, iFunding, Patch of Land, GroundBreaker, and other industry leaders.
RealCap Chicago will provide real estate entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear from the country’s leading real estate crowdfunding platforms. Attendees will learn how to raise debt and equity online for projects including “fix and flip” single family homes, multifamily complexes, commercial buildings, and ground up development projects. In addition to a How Does Real Estate Crowdfunding Work panel to learn the basics, real estate crowdfunding industry leaders will guide the How Do I Get My Project Funded Online workshop. Further, just because a project is offered online does not mean the project will stand out and attract investor interest. Thus, marketing experts will share Marketing and Publicity Strategies To Ensure Projects Are Funded – And Fast! For entrepreneurs interested in a Do It Yourself strategy, GroundBreaker will host How To Start Your Own Crowdfunding Platform.
Armies of institutional investors are funding the personal loan offerings of Proper and Lending Club. Despite breathtaking growth, these peer-to-peer lending platforms have more investor capacity than offerings. As a result, some institutional dollars are overflowing into real estate crowdfunding platforms, which offer similar dynamics as the peer to peer platforms. Fittingly, attendees will hear from a panel featuring family office representatives and other investors who will provide insight on What We Look For When Investing.
RealCap Chicago is expected to attract a large audience of real estate entrepreneurs, providing an opportunity to network and explore real estate crowdfunding. In addition, investors who are interested in real estate crowdfunding will have an opportunity to meet face to face with industry leaders and probe a plethora of platforms with a variety of projects to match their interests.
“The rapid growth of real estate crowdfunding platforms can be attributed to both the low minimum investments of $100 - $10,000 as well as the transparency which both developers and investors now benefit from as they compare terms and opportunities on platforms, and even across platforms, ” Newbery said. “The ease and speed of investing on the platforms is seductive. Online capital raising is the future of real estate finance.” There are over 50 real estate crowdfunding platforms active in the United States, which several additional platforms planning to launch soon.
RealCap Chicago will take place five days prior to the one year anniversary of enactment of Title II of the JOBS Act, which opened the door for today’s burgeoning real estate crowdfunding marketplace.
RealCap Chicago will take place at One Financial Place in downtown Chicago, Illinois on September 18. More information is available at http://www.realcapchicago.com/.
The Soho Loft Media Group is a corporate strategy and advisory services company specializing in financial innovation and economic sustainability. For further information or inquiries, please visit http://thesoholoft.com/ or email info(at)TheSohoLoft(dot)com.
American Homeowner Preservation is a socially responsible investment fund manager which empowers accredited investors to purchase equity in pools of distressed mortgages and earn returns of 9-12%. For further information or inquiries please visit http://www.ahpinvest.com or call 800-555-1055.