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Real Estate CrowdFuding : Preferred Equity as Mezzanine Financing

Real Estate CrowdFuding : Preferred Equity as Mezzanine Financing

By Nav Athwal, Founder & CEO at RealtyShares , CrowdFundBeat  Guest Contributor. Since modern mortgages were created some 500 years ago, real estate owners and developers have looked to increase their leverage further by financing their projects with capital that is junior to the mortgage debt, but senior to the owner/developer equity. Mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments are used to achieve this higher leverage. All things considered, is one better than the other? Normally banks, life insurance companies and “conduit” lenders will not exceed80% of loan-to-value when making commercial mortgage loans and since the great recession, that leverage has dropped even further often times to 70%. Mezzanine loans and…

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Five Ways Millennials Are Influencing Real Estate

Five Ways Millennials Are Influencing Real Estate

By Nav Athwal, Founder & CEO at RealtyShares , CrowdFundBeat Sr. Guest Contributor. The real estate market is undergoing a tremendous shift. This is because of changes in generational and social attitudes. The effect is that first time homebuyers are becoming fewer, as individuals will delay purchases until later in life. The Millennial generation is the classic example of this. These are individuals who were born between 1980 and 2000 and are now the most populous demographic group (i.e. 75.3 million versus 74.9 million Baby Boomers). They are highly educated and have different attitudes about shopping and consumption than their predecessors. The result is that that this segment will have a large impact…

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The Straits Times$2.9m raised through crowdfunding to fight sexual harassmentThe Straits TimesLONDON • It is not just talk to weed out sexual abusers. Folk clamouring for change are walking the talk, with a crowdfunding campaign to fight sexual harassment raising almost £1.6 million ( [...]

GeekHasbro's HASLAB: Crowdfunding Jabba's $500 Sail BargeGeekCrowdfunding is a powerful but very iffy process. It can produce some amazing things, but not consistently. When unknown names crowdfund, it's a gamble because their project might not come together at all, and [...]

MercatorNet (blog)What's wrong with crowdfunding medical expenses?MercatorNet (blog)Online crowdfunding is a relatively recent phenomenon where artists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs can set up a website through companies such as GoFundMe or Kickstarter that will allow them [...]

Patheos (blog)Pentagon Considering Crowdfunding Trump's Military ParadePatheos (blog)If there's one thing that is absolutely certain, it's that the Pentagon brass and the rank-and-file troops want nothing to do with Trump's ego-driven demand for a military parade. [...]

ESI AfricaA how to guide on successful crowdfunding for smaller energy access firmsESI AfricaDebt crowdfunding platforms undertake a thorough due diligence process before a loan makes it onto the platform. However once a business has been accepted, these platforms have a clear advanta [...]

SportTechieAustralian Esports Club ORDER Launches Equity Crowdfunding CampaignSportTechieWith the global esports business pushing into the billions of revenue in the coming years, a fan base in the hundreds of millions and live events packing out global stadiums, the mammoth rise of t [...]

Comics BeatCrowdfunding Watch: The Awesome Fantasy Adventure EditionComics BeatOn this particular President's Day I'd like nothing more than to step outside this current reality. Thankfully, fantasy adventure let's me do exactly that. I've located three fantasy com [...]

GizmodoHasbro Is Getting Into Crowdfunding With an Insane Star Wars ToyGizmodoToday, Hasbro unveiled Haslab, which promises to basically be the toymaker's answer to Kickstarter, for diehard fans of its toys. The new crowdsourcing program is kicking off with one hell of a project: [...]

Kirkland ReporterMillennial entrepreneurs gearing up to launch crowdfunding ...Kirkland ReporterFor each pair of sunglasses sold, 20 trees will be planted.and more » [...]

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