Real Estate

How Badly Do You Want It?

I'm just returning from a major CrowdFunding conference sponsored by IMN in New York City where I was the opening speaker on the opening day. It was a fantastic gathering with 350 highly sophisticated financial people. I knew many people from the CrowdFunding industry and...

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CrowdFunding is not a Shortcut

There seems to be a perception, that if you build it, they will come. Put up your CrowdFunding offering, and money will flow in. Well, unfortunately, like everything else in life, nothing is further from the truth. Of course we hear about the one success story...

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Bullseye Capital Fund Makes Acquisition: Enters Note Business

In a business transaction that was finalized at the end of December 2014, Quartz Mountain Note Workout Fund I, LLC of San Antonio, Texas has been acquired by Bullseye Capital Real Property Opportunity Fund, LLC of Agoura Hills, California. "The combination of these two companies creates...

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The Backstory of the Crowdfunding Business – Part 2

Last week, I shared how the crowdfunding business has evolved from a donation-based model that has been largely taken over by business users who found that the donation-based crowdfunding rules provided a great way to skirt the commerce and securities rules. But one company did...

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The Backstory of the Crowdfunding Business – Part 1

The concept of crowdfunding is not new. In fact, it dates back to the beginning of the industrial revolution, over 200 years ago, when the earliest industrialists needed to pool capital to take their businesses to the next level. I can just imagine Henry Ford...

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Is Crowdfunding Going Institutional Already?

You may have heard that some of the large, well established, crowdfunding portals are raising tens of millions of dollars to support their transactions. There's a lot of excitement about this, but I believe that few people understand what the ramifications of this might be....

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