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Real Estate Crowdfunding and Other New Financing Opportunities

Photo illustration by Don Hankins on Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Skyline photo by Jason Murphy on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Photo illustration by Don Hankins on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Skyline photo by Jason Murphy on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

By now, everyone has heard about the new Jobs Act, and how it allows for “crowdfunding” in real estate. But is the Jobs Act really about crowdfunding? Is that the correct term to use when talking about allowing use of the internet to raise funds for real estate projects and companies?

What really is crowdfunding? Do syndicators and others have greater access to capital than previously? Who really benefits from the new law? What are the real pros and cons? These and other questions will be answered by nationally recognized syndication expert, Gene Trowbridge: noted author, attorney and all around good guy.

Show Notes

  • JOBS Act
  • Regulation D
  • Rule 506(c), advertising
  • The short history of “Crowdfunding”
  • People “crowdfunding” today w/ accredited investors? No. It’s a vocabulary issue.
  • What can do with 1 million in equity? “Intergalactic CRE Radio!”
  • What’s an accredited investor? 3 types.
  • Crowdfunding from the sponsor/issuer’s perspective
  • Sophisticated investors
  • New rules regarding advertising, labeling, disclosure
  • Foreign investors
  • “Traps” to look out for
  • Securities and relation to crowdfunding
  • Get legal advice!

Featured Guest

Gene Trowbridge photo Gene Trowbridge, Esq., CCIM | Book & workshops website | LinkedIn | @GeneTrowbridge Partner, Trowbridge & Taylor LLP Gene is a California licensed attorney whose law practice focuses on Syndication of commercial and investment real estate. He provides education, legal, and real estate consulting services to individuals and companies specializing in the brokerage and syndication of commercial and investment real estate. Gene authored “It’s a Whole New Business,” a book about real estate syndication has presented several live seminars on group ownership, 1031 exchanges and taxation. Gene has hands-on experience in the real estate syndication business. He was the sponsor of 16 investment groups that developed, operated and sold commercial real estate and min-storage facilities. Gene has also raised money from private investors through the NASD broker dealer community.

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