Type:
Real Estate
Focus:
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. 

 

Due Diligence & Discussions

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H S

Jan 30, 2017

Like RealCrowd, they are a listing platform,  They do not charge investors a fee, but do charge the sponsor a listing fee. They have a higher deal flow, but looser underwriting standards than Real Crowd in my opinion.  They have some great sponsors listings and I have be happy with all of my investments on CrowdStreet,  That being said, all of them are from the last 12 months, so not much history to rely on.  None of my deals have gone full cycle. Reach Crowd and Crowdstreet are the two platforms I check the most often for new investments. 

D J

Jan 24, 2017

Crowdstreet is a good platform to look for deals to invest in.  I will say that I am not confident of their sponsor due dilligence, either in terms of sponsor background or in terms of the terms being offered.  This is based on experience

I have to give them credit on the platform fees aspect.  They model is such that the sponsors view them as a low cost means to get new investors, and their white label and reporting options seem to be attractive to sponsors as well.

In terms of deal quality, it is all over the map. Some great, some not so great.  So you really have to do your own due dilligence.

 

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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.