"We have now provided capital to fund over 160 properties across the country valued at more than $450 million," said Nav Athwal, CEO and co-founder of RealtyShares.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2015
RealtyShares, the online marketplace that is transforming the real estate investment landscape by connecting accredited investors to real estate investment opportunities nationwide, today announced that during the second quarter of 2015 it funded nearly $22 million in real estate investments across more than 50 properties. Each investment was made through the RealtyShares platform from accredited and institutional investors across the country.
“These Q2 financing results represent an increase of over 500% from the same period last year, a major milestone for us in view of the short history of our company,” said Nav Athwal, CEO and co-founder of RealtyShares. “We’ve always been a leader in using accredited crowdfunding and institutional relationships to transform real estate investing. This latest funding landmark indicates yet again that RealtyShares’ deal volume is among the highest in the industry.”
“We’re continuing to see strong investor demand across many property and product types, and increasingly this demand is coming from institutional investors,” added Javier Benson, RealtyShares’ Director of Investments. “Apartment properties and single-family residential loans have always been of interest to our core investor base, but recently we’ve also had solid success with retail properties. A key strength of RealtyShares is that we handle not only straight equity and debt products, but also hybrid products like mezzanine debt and preferred equity, each of which have met with strong demand. Our product offerings are among the broadest in the industry, and we plan to continue to expand our deal flow to fulfill increased investor demand across all product types.”
“We have now provided capital to fund over 160 properties across the country valued at more than $450 million,” Athwal continued. “Our latest quarter’s results are indicative of our great start, but our research indicates that we’ve only begun to scratch RealtyShares’ vast market opportunity. Our estimates are that total U.S. private placements of commercial real estate equity interests are in the $100-200 billion range annually; that residential business-purpose lending is approximately $10 billion annually; and about $500 billion of commercial real estate lending is originated each year. There’s clearly a lot of room for growth, especially since some of our target markets are not well served by other financial institutions. We’re excited to see our business model being proven on an ever increasing scale.”
RealtyShares is transforming the real estate investment landscape by connecting borrowers and sponsors to capital from accredited and institutional investors. Through the RealtyShares website, these investors can browse investment opportunities, perform due diligence, invest online and have 24/7 access to an investor dashboard to watch how their investments are performing.
RealtyShares offers equity securities through WealthForge, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on how to become a real estate investor or to seek capital through the RealtyShares marketplace, please visit http://www.realtyshares.com.