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Nov 3, 2015

SEC says YES to Equity Crowdfunding!

After over three years in regulatory limbo, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally voted the adoption of the Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act at a public meeting, Friday 30 October 2015. SEC is led by Chair Mary Jo White with Commissioners Luis A. Aguilar, Kara M. Stein, and Michael S. Piwowar. Three Commissioners – White, Stein and Aguilar – voted yes to equity crowdfunding law.

President Obama signed the JOBS Act on 5 April 2012. While Title II (Regulation D) and Title IV (Regulation A+) have been given the green light on 23 Sept 2013 and 25 March 2015 respectively, there has been much hesitation where Title III (Equity Crowdfunding) was [...]

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May 7, 2014

GROUNDFLOOR launches peer to peer Real Estate Crowdfunding platform

By David Drake

GroundFloor, a peer-to-peer real estate lending platform, is launching a landmark securities offering that enables crowdfunding of real estate transactions. This innovative move will allow approximately 43 million Americans in six states to invest in real estate in a way that wasn’t possible until now.

Lending money to a real-estate developer used to be something reserved for banks and other accredited investors. GroundFloor is changing the rules of the game, allowing individuals to become lenders in real-estate projects. The developers of such projects will pay investors interest on [...]

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Apr 24, 2014

Regulation A+ opens the Floodgates of Real Estate Investing

by David Drake

Regulation A+, which is also known as Direct Public Offering, will significantly bring down the cost of raising capital for businesses. Such incidences like paying $250,000 legal fees when you raise $5,000,000 will no longer exist. Regulation A+ is expected to greatly influence direct public funding and give people an opportunity to raise capital more affordably.

Many people have been unable to start businesses in the States due to the strict regulations that have been in existence especially as far as raising capital is concerned. People have been paying thousands of dollars as legal fees on every capital they raise. This has always been the biggest [...]

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Apr 23, 2014

Trump, Mondrian Hotels, Abu Dhabi and Brunei Peninsula Hotel Representatives join “Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference II” in New York #CrowdFundRealty

New York, April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It’s a #CrowdFundRealty day this Thursday, April 24, in New York!

What better way to usher that day than to gather the top honchos of the real estate industry and realty-focused family offices from all over the globe in a VIP cocktail party at the Big Apple.

Nobody would want to miss out on this swanky cocktail happening on Wednesday night, 23 April 2014 at The Soho Loft penthouse in NYC. Grab a last minute ticket and hobnob with no less than the representatives of Trump Properties, the owners of the Hudson Hotel, the Morgans Hotel Group and [...]

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