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2017 Real Estate Crowdfunding: Surveying the Landscape

        “Copyright” By Jonathan B. Wilson CrowdFund Beat Sr. Guest Editor, Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP The impact of crowdfunding on real estate finance and deal-making has been one of the hottest topics of the past year.[1]  With the advent of crowdfunding, real estate developers and investors have multiple pathways to finance their projects and even to plot their exits.  But in many ways the impact of crowdfunding has not yet arrived.  Crowdfunding for real estate is still in the early stages and may take several detours along the way to its final destination. What is Crowdfunding? The idea of “crowdfunding” has been…

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Reg A+ From Zero To One To $50MM – The Roadmap To Get It Done

Reg A+ From Zero To One To $50MM – The Roadmap To Get It Done

By Philip Chen, CrowdfundBeat  Sr. Editor, Reg A+ is the latest rule to be enacted as part of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act and is otherwise known as Title IV of the Act. The predecessor Titles were passed in 2012 and 2013 and the main one, Reg CF (aka Title III- Crowdfunding) is expected anytime now. Reg A+ is the first federal legislation that combines the benefits of general solicitation with providing non-accredited and accredited investors an opportunity to participate. Given it’s complexity and expected cost, it’s meant for late state growth companies to raise up $50MM by performing a “mini-IPO”. Moreover, the…

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Jobs-act Title III on the Horizon, FINRA Releases Proposed Funding Portal Rules

By Jonathan B. Wilson CrowdFundBeat Sr. Guest Editor, Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP  On October 12, 2015, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) announced that it would file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a proposed rule change to adopt Funding Portal Rules 100, 110, 200, 300, 800,900 and 1200 (collectively, the “Funding Portal Rules”) and related forms.  In addition, FINRA proposed to adopt new FINRA Rule 4518 (Notification to FINRA in Connection with the JOBS Act) in the FINRA rulebook. The proposed rules are part of FINRA’s effort to implement the crowdfunding provisions of Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS…

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SEC Sanctions Finder’s Fees by non-Broker-Dealer

SEC Sanctions Finder’s Fees by non-Broker-Dealer

By Jonathan Wilson CrowdFundBeat , Sr. contributing guest editor, partner in the corporate law department of Taylor English  LLP In a consent judgment announced recently the SEC re-emphasized its position that parties who are not licensed as broker-dealers are prohibited by securities laws from accepting so-called finder’s fees for connecting investors with securities issuers. In its consent judgment in In re IREECO, LLC, the SEC described IRRECO, LLC and certain named affiliates who ran a business in which they assisted prospective investors in EB-5 transactions with regional centers who were seeking investors for EB-5 project financings.  The EB-5 program is one that allows non-U.S. citizens to make an investment of at…

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FTC Settles Crowdfunding Fraud Case

Jonathan Wilson  CrowdFundBeat , Sr. contributing guest editor, partner in the corporate law department of Taylor English  LLP The FTC announced last week its first settlement in a crowdfunding fraud case. The FTC had accused Erik Chevalier of defrauding consumers in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in which he sought to raise funds for a board game to be called “The Doom that Came to Atlantic City.” Chevalier and his company, The Forking Path, launched their campaign for “The Doom That Came to Atlantic City” on Kickstarter in May 2012.  The game was based on a board that looked a lot like Monopoly, and required players to play the roles of…

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U.S. News & World ReportWhich Is Best: REITs or Real Estate Crowdfunding? | Real Estate ...U.S. News & World ReportIf you're seeking the benefits of investment real estate but not in the market for the expense and workload of buying and managing rental properties, real es [...]

ForbesSix Tips To Boost Your Next Crowdfunding CampaignForbesBefore we were able to do our first project as a nonprofit, we had this pesky problem of actually having the funds to do the work. We knew we needed a fundraiser, and we knew we needed to get creative since we had no money t [...]

Popular ScienceCrowdfunding helps women succeed in tech because venture capital won'tPopular ScienceBut there appears to be one haven for women in tech looking for investors: crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. On these platforms, which allow entrepreneurs to make [...]

WRAL.comPet treat startup raises 26K in crowdfunding campaignWRAL.comBy Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About Editor. Raleigh, N.C. — A pet treat startup, founded by two former tech guys, has met its goal - raising more than $26,000 through a crowdfunding campaign. Zookies Cookies was created [...]

WRAL Tech WireCrowdfunding landscape in NC offers other options | WRAL TechWireWRAL Tech WireRESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – FundingStack from John Panaccione and Clem Seifert isn't the only effort to simplify the crowdfunding process in North Carolina. Mark Easley, a veteran investor a [...]

Italian Design Studio Is Crowdfunding Floating Solar-Powered City ...OilPrice.comAn Italian design studio, Lazzarini Design, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to kickstart the construction of a floating city consisting of solar-powered pyramids.and more » [...]

ForbesNeed To Fund Your Health Idea? How About Crowdfunding? - ForbesForbesCaringCrowd is an example of a platform to help crowdfunding for public health projects. What are the pros and cons and opportunities and pitfalls of crowdfunding?and more » [...]

BloombergOnline Real Estate Platforms Bring Crowdfunding to the Wealthy ...BloombergReal estate fund managers Michael Episcope and David Scherer had Georgia on their minds—specifically, Atlanta. The city, part of the third-largest-gaining metro area in the U.S. last year, according to [...]

Augusta Free PressCrowdfunding project aimed at creating autism-friendly environmentsAugusta Free PressWhen her children were young, Amy Azano avoided most events because her son, as a child with autism spectrum disorder, found them too loud and bright and crowded.and more » [...]

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