The who’s who in real estate CrowdFunding meets in Silicon Valley on July 18th

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The Soho Loft Group and FundingPost with Victoria Global bring you this 18 July 2014 at the Draper University of Heroes the 3rd in a series of pioneering conferences that interweave financial innovation with the real estate business.

 Program and Registration

The who’s who in real estate crowdfunding convene once again to share about the remarkable growth they are experiencing in the industry. Join and link up with these top players for a one-day conference on Thursday, 18 July 2014 at the Draper University of Heroes in San Mateo City in San Francisco, California. This conference will continue to showcase the diverse opportunities available and strategies needed to boost and invigorate the real estate market and industry thru crowdfunding amidst the popularity of luxury designer brands in real estate like Baccarat and Armani, among others.


Now on it’s second year, the Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference III aims to bring together again in one stage the leading crowdfunding firms and platforms that represent the new breed of investors with the traditional and institutional investors like family offices, private equity, venture capital and angel networks.

David Drake, founder and Chairman of  The Soho Loft Group , has predicted the potential boom of the real estate industry. He says, “Real estate crowdfunding is set to explode in scale. From less than 10 real estate crowdfunding platforms a year ago, it escalated to almost a hundred today.”

The conference kicks off with a breakfast workshop on pitching. Real estate experts will help participants construct a clear and concise elevator pitch that gives the exact information that investors need to hear. David Drake will moderate the whole event.

Star-studded panels of speakers await the participants. Sydney Armani will moderate with David the first panel on Real Estate Crowdfunding Trends and Growth. Sydney Armani is the publisher of, an online daily crowdfunding news site. Armani is the man behind the yearly Silicon Valley Meets Crowdfunders Conference in Palo Alto, California.

Ron Suber, President of Prosper Marketplace which raised $25 MM in 2013 from Sequoia, will be one of the speakers of the event. Some of the leading real estate crowdfunding platforms in the US are well represented in this conference.

The list of distinguished speakers:

Adam Hooper, CEO, RealCrowd
Benjamin Miller, Co-Founder, Fundrise
Brian Dally, Co-founder and CEO, Groundfloor
Bruce Lipnick, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Asset Alliance
Carlo Tabibi, CEO, Patch of Land
Christopher Crippen, Co-Founder, IndieAngels
Dan Farrell, Chairman & CEO, Privos Capital
Don Butler, Managing Director, Thomvest Ventures
Jilliene Helman, Founder and CEO, Realty Mogul
Joey Jelinek, Co-Founder of GroundBreaker
Lita Dwight , Senior Vice President, Sterling Green Corp
Nav Athwal, co-founder and CEO, Realty Shares
Richard Aidekman, Principal, Prime Realty Services
Rodrigo Nino, CEO and Founder, Prodigy Network
Ron Suber, President, Prosper Marketplace
Steve Cinelli,  Founder & CEO, Primarq
William Skelley, Founder, Chairman & CEO, iFunding

Topics for the day include:

Real Estate Crowdfunding Trends and Growth
Real Estate Investments by Family Offices
Strategies: How Do You Crowdfund Your Real Estate?
Global Platforms: Real Estate Crowdfunding from International Investors

Michael Hull, editor at Times Realty News, observed, “Crowdfunding perfectly fits real estate industry due to the easier availability of information on investment opportunities. Investors can evaluate investment opportunities, check the status of projects, look at zoning issues, and even title and tax records.”

From the point of view of a crowdfunding platform:“We’re doing a lot of things that haven’t been done before but we’re putting pieces together that have been done for a long time,” says Brian Dally of GroundFloor.

David Drake says, “Crowdfunding is taking real estate financing by surprise and the big players are taking notice. This real estate investing conference is a promising innovation to the financing and investing industry. We were compelled to bring people, entrepreneurs, investors, media and spectators to join in the talks in order to sharpen the game.”

“The event was so powerful and presented so much opportunities that it is hard to find words powerful enough to convey the message,” says Terry Sutton of Alliance Commercial Realty about the 1st Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference last November 2013.

Expect more power and vigor in this year’s conference. For more details and to register, visit:

Don’t miss the pre-conference VIP dinner on 17 July 2014 at 6pm for a closer encounter with the investors and speakers. Afterwards, join the networking cocktails till 10pm. Tickets are available at the registration page.

Get geared up to hobnob with other real estate industry professionals, entrepreneurs, experts and investors on the conference day itself. There will be plenty of time to network with everybody else during lunch and swig cocktails with your potential investor during the after-event party.

Major sponsors of this conference, aside from Victoria Global, include: LDJ Capital, Times Realty News, Global Crowd News and Victoria Partners.

Watch for more conferences happening across the country and around the world by The Soho Loft. The next one may be in your city.

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ABOUT The Soho Loft Group

The Soho Loft Group is a global financial media company with 3 divisions: Corporate Communications, Publications and Conferences.

VICTORIA GLOBAL Corporate Communications specializes in client Investor Relations, Public Relations and Social Media. TIMES IMPACT PUBLICATIONS produces relevant content on investing and entrepreneurship that are published and syndicated in 100+ leading online publications and growing. THE SOHO LOFT CONFERENCES organizes up to 200+ investor-focused global summits, talks and events annually. The Soho Loft Group is your global media partner for your investment and business strategies.

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