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Real Estate
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Debt & Equity

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Website - CrowdStreet

Phone888 432-7693

SEC REG - USES 506(c) - Open Investments can be advertised and publicly discussed

CrowdStreet allows accredited investors to purchase real estate investments through their platform, which is essentially syndication. Investors can from a wide variety of choices, sign legal documents online and maintain their portfolio. Unlike many sites, CrowdStreet features both debt investment and equity opportunities. These include a wide variety of projects including retail, office, industrial and land.

CrowdStreet reviews every potential opportunity and rejects those that do not meet their strict standards. At this time only accredited investors can look at the investments on CrowdStreet.

Usually, these are wealthy individuals interested in real estate investments, but are interested in combining their resources with other investors. The site benefits accredited crowdfunding investors because now they can see opportunities that were potentially only available to institutional investors were private individuals.

Because they provide wide access to new opportunities, a larger pool of real estate options becomes available. Investors can put their money into a variety of properties across a wide geographic range with a small capital outlay.

Investors see a return on their real estate investment when CrowdStreet distributes the money. Distributions depend on whether the investor has selected equity, debt or a form of hybrid investment. Investors receive distributions in the form of a share of profits for equity investors. Debt investors receive their distribution at a previously agreed-upon interest rate. Both investors would also receive distributions when a property is sold.

There is no fee to join the platform and get involved with investment opportunities. There is a minimum investment for individual opportunities, and some are very low-- in the area of $10,000.

CrowdStreet may open their platform to nonaccredited investors in the future depending on the outcome of the Security and Exchange commission's decision on updating regulations of the JOBS Act.

 

CrowdStreet announced in September of 2014 and they had received $800,000 in seed funding from a group including Green Visor Capital and Seven Peaks Ventures with additional participation from the Portland Seed Fund. They have posted crowdfunding real estate properties worth more than $100 million.

If this CrowdStreet review does no tell you what you want to know, read what investors have to say. 

 

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D Meeker

Mar 17, 2018

I've found CrowdStreet's deal flow to be exceptionally good vs. their competitors. The IR team is responsive and helpful in working out issues that sometimes come up with the sponsors. 

A B

Mar 12, 2018

CS is one the main sites that I use to find new RE deals with Crowd  Funding. I have been using the CS for more than 2 years. I like the fact that they have Webinars and very responsive investor relations team. 

Todd Fruhbeis

Feb 21, 2018

I like this site for the steady flow of deals they offer and the good job they do in organizing the deal terms and background/sponsor information.  There is also a wide variety of deal types and both funds and direct investments.  I have invested in two deals via a sponsor I met on this platform.  The Investor Relations team is very responsive and the calls they host are organized and run smoothly.  While CrowdStreet does their own due diligence, investors still need to do their own homework on both the deal terms/financials and the sponsor. I would recommend this site for anyone looking for a steady stream of deal ideas.  

T Wong

Nov 24, 2017

CS is one of the most popular portals for CRE investment.  The portal is generally well designed.  When/if I have observed "rooms for improvement", I provided them with my feedback and they are very receptive to my suggestions.  The IR (Investor Relationship) team is well staffed and they have always gone the "extra miles" to promptly response to my enquiries and/or to set up a direct and immediate connection with the sponsors.  In every deals that I have made, I have direct connection to the principals of the sponsors.  CS encourages/sets the typical minimum investment threshold to $25K reducing the financial exposure for the perspective investors getting to know the sponsors to whom they have no prior experience with.  All the above are excellent strategies / services / features of CS.  Most recently (early Oct 2017), I suggested CS to pay more attention to the quality of many deals when the sponsors only have minimal stake of equity (5% or even less).   I typically pay no attention to the deals when the sponsors do not have enough stakes (equity) in the projects.  However, knowing the business model of CS and others is to have more deals to flow through the platforms, the investors are encouraged to be more observance and selective in picking the right deals that they are comfortable with.  I'd like to see all the other crowdfunding portals can benchmark each other to identify their niches to make the crowdfunding ecosystem more healthy and vibrant.  

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Website - CrowdStreet

Phone888 432-7693

SEC REG - USES 506(c) - Open Investments can be advertised and publicly discussed

CrowdStreet allows accredited investors to purchase real estate investments through their platform, which is essentially syndication. Investors can from a wide variety of choices, sign legal documents online and maintain their portfolio. Unlike many sites, CrowdStreet features both debt investment and equity opportunities. These include a wide variety of projects including retail, office, industrial and land.

CrowdStreet reviews every potential opportunity and rejects those that do not meet their strict standards. At this time only accredited investors can look at the investments on CrowdStreet.

Usually, these are wealthy individuals interested in real estate investments, but are interested in combining their resources with other investors. The site benefits accredited crowdfunding investors because now they can see opportunities that were potentially only available to institutional investors were private individuals.

Because they provide wide access to new opportunities, a larger pool of real estate options becomes available. Investors can put their money into a variety of properties across a wide geographic range with a small capital outlay.

Investors see a return on their real estate investment when CrowdStreet distributes the money. Distributions depend on whether the investor has selected equity, debt or a form of hybrid investment. Investors receive distributions in the form of a share of profits for equity investors. Debt investors receive their distribution at a previously agreed-upon interest rate. Both investors would also receive distributions when a property is sold.

There is no fee to join the platform and get involved with investment opportunities. There is a minimum investment for individual opportunities, and some are very low-- in the area of $10,000.

CrowdStreet may open their platform to nonaccredited investors in the future depending on the outcome of the Security and Exchange commission's decision on updating regulations of the JOBS Act.

 

CrowdStreet announced in September of 2014 and they had received $800,000 in seed funding from a group including Green Visor Capital and Seven Peaks Ventures with additional participation from the Portland Seed Fund. They have posted crowdfunding real estate properties worth more than $100 million.

If this CrowdStreet review does no tell you what you want to know, read what investors have to say.