How to Raise Funds to Develop Real Property from Foreign Investors Using The US EB-5 Visa Program

How to Raise Funds to Develop Real Property from Foreign Investors Using The US EB-5 Visa Program

I've heard a lot lately about the EB-5 program and how developers intend to use the immigration program to raise funds for their real estate projects, but I have yet to talk to someone who has actually, successfully used the program to raise funds for billion dollar project. Loren Cohen, Manager, Legal Affairs for MC Construction, spends some time with me discussing how MC raised a significant portion of the capital for their 1.2 billion dollar Point Rustin development using the EB-5 visa program. Read more

What Role Will Real Estate Play in the Changing Healthcare Landscape?

What Role Will Real Estate Play in the Changing Healthcare Landscape?

Scott Mason and I spend some time at the CREW Network Annual Convention in Bellevue, Washington. Scott is the head of Cushman & Wakefield's Healthcare Group and is not only knowledgeable on the subject, but very personable and explains all things CRE and Healthcare well. There are so many factors now affecting healthcare in the US, not the least of which includes an aging population, Obamacare, and an industry that was in flux before Obamacare. According to Scott, changes have to be made in order for healthcare to be affordable in the future and real estate has to be included in that equation. The "triple aim" of healthcare includes........... Read more

How to Rapidly Accelerate Real Estate Growth, Online

How to Rapidly Accelerate Real Estate Growth, Online

Joy Shoffler, principal of Leverage PR based in Austin, Texas discusses with me the three things that a real estate developer or syndicator can do to rapidly accelerate its growth. Joy is a nationally recognized author and speaker in the field of innovative financial services marketing and communication. According to Joy, those three things are........... Read more

Do You Need Training or Coaching and What’s the Difference?

Santomassimo

Rod Santomassimo, president of The Massimo Group and nationally known real estate coach explains the difference between training and coaching and gives an example of one of his greatest successes as a coach. I published this video in the midst of the 2015 NCAA March Madness. As I listened to him, while editing the video, I couldn’t help but think of “one-and-done” versus “four-year-degree” as an apt analogy. Read more

Crowdfunding Platforms are for more than just raising Capital, they are end-to-end solutions

Crowdfunding Platforms are for more than just raising Capital, they are end-to-end solutions

Real estate crowdfunding, is really much more than just advertising and acquiring capital. Some of the platforms that are being developed are end-to-end solutions. They are being designed to solve many issues that developers and issuers face in dealing with the need to raise capital and deal with their investors. Adam reminds us that post-closing there is usually 3-5 years of working and reporting to investors. A crowdfunding platform should ....... Read more

The 3 Essential Characteristics of Successful Brokers, Part II ~ Tenacity

The 3 Essential Characteristics of Successful Brokers, Part II ~ Tenacity

In the first part of this series, Geoff Kasselman describes creativity as an essential characteristic of successful brokers. In this video, the second in the series, Geoff embellishes upon the second characteristic of successful brokers, “Tenacity”. Geoff defines “tenacity” as the relentless pursuit of accomplishment. The brokerage business is the business of doing, achieving or going out and ........ Read more

Crowdfunding Platforms Are Not All Created Equal

Crowdfunding Platforms Are Not All Created Equal

Crowdfunding is a modern and potentially, highly efficient method of connecting investors with investment opportunities. Whether the opportunities reside on the surface or below the surface of the real estate, the need to connect the investor with the investment, remains the same. Read more

SEC Considers Changes to Accrediting Standards

SEC Considers Changes to Accrediting Standards

As crowdfunding for real estate starts picking up a considerable head of steam, the SEC begins to ponder changes to the accreditation standards. Will the SEC further restrict the standards, broaden them or keep them as they are? Do the standards allow the maximum pool of competent investors or are more safeguards necessary? Read more

Brokers Need to Learn to Use Video….and There is an App for That

Brokers Need to Learn to Use Video….and There is an App for That

Kyle Shannon, founder of Storyvine created the company because he thought that creating a video was to difficult for the average amateur to make. He saw a need and he solved the need. Storyvine creates video templates for use by any amateur, including real estate brokers that adds a professional flare to your videos. All you have to do is shoot the video and upload it to the internet. In 5 minutes the software stitches a professional looking video together. This is no ordinary video. You don't need to understand lighting or even the rule of thirds. It does it all for you. Read more