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Website - Real Crowd
Fees - NONE
Phone - 800-286-1602
SEC REG - USES 506(c) - Open Investments can be advertised and publicly discussed
Real Crowd is a private, secure, and simple-to-use online platform for accredited investors to assess, review, and invest in commercial real estate opportunities across the nation. It gives investors the tools to browse, compare, and invest with real estate companies. The company was founded by four real estate experts in Silicon Valley. Adam Hooper, Roman Rosario, JD Conley, and Andy Norburg started the company in February 2013. It was built on the Founders' collective capital which was obtained from quality underwriting and transaction experience. Because of their years in working with the best real estate crowdfunding operators, the founders bring consistent and attractive deal flow to their customers.
This company is ideal for accredited investors seeking to diversify their investment portfolio with real estate. RealCrowd is free for investors. By simply creating an account on their website, investors can be connected to the best private real estate companies that are looking for new partners. These private real estate companies pay RealCrowd in order to use the company's platform while investors are not charged.
RealCrowd has been involved in the successful funding of over $110M in deals throughout its platform. What sets this real estate crowdfunding website apart from others is that it is one of the most active institutional-quality commercial real estate investment platforms in the United States. RealCrowd provides access to industrial, retail, cashflow, and multi-family investments from coast to coast. Deals are done from San Francisco to Colorado, Arizona to Washington. RealCrowd’s platform is built around SEC Rule 506(c). To date, RealCrowd has raised over $1.6M in the real estate industry. Investors include Y Combinator, DCVC, Initialized Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and General Catalyst.
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Feb 20, 2017
My go to platforms are CrowdStreet and RealCrowd. I have one deal currently on RealCrowd. After using both CS & RC I prefer the deal flow on RC as the quality of the sponsors is a bit higher. RC has a higher bar that they require of their sponsors and the deal quality is the result of that.
I wish RC would use some of the information layout that CS uses and I wish CS would use the cleaner visual styles, typography of RC. With RC I have to work harder to find the financials (usually just in a document that I have to download). Where these platforms can really shine is to put a lot more effort in the way they present the information for deals (offerings page) and the deals themselves.
With all that I do like RC and in the more important points edges out CS for me..
Feb 04, 2017
RealCrowd has become one of my 2 favorite CF sites now, the other one being CrowdStreet. They have excellent quality of sponsors and great quality of offering and moderate deal flows (possibly from focus on quality vs quantity). In recent times I have noticed minimum investment needs from their sponsors going up that can pose challenge in diversification unless you have very large pool. They also have opportunity in areas of site functionality for investors, and investor communications where CrowsStreet is doing a much better job. On the whole it is a great platform to follow for high quality offering..
Feb 03, 2017
RC seems to work with above avg sponsor/deal quality so far. Their website is weak on investor features (no investor dashboard to track distr, process paperwork, K-1 etc) but at end of day, investment returns from their sponsors are what's most important. I also notice they don't try to touch base with investors as much as a few other platforms or maybe I just fell between the cracks. It's been a couple years since anyone from that org called or emailed me personally to check in. Both Realtymogul and crowdstreet occasionally check in to see if I'm interested in a deal or if I've been investing in other deals, etc....general PR work..
Jan 30, 2017
My first crowdFunding investment was with RealCrowd. Invested in over 8 deals from the platform and all are meeting or beating expectations. The investment that went full cycle beat projections by 10%. They focus on finding experienced sponsors, but that is about 80% what make an investment successful. They are 506c so information about the deals is much more open and public than 506b deals. They do not charge investors a annual service fee unlike most 506b platforms. Real Crowd and CrowdStreet are the best two real estate platforms in my opinion..