Times Realty News releases its “2016/2017 Real Estate Crowdfunding Report: Analysis of the JOBS Act and its Impact on the Real Estate Sector”


When President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in April 2012, many people did not visualize how disruptive this Act would be especially in the real estate industry. Today, there are approximately 140 real estate crowdfunding (RECF) platforms in the U.S., which raised about $484 million in 2015 alone. The global RECF industry is projected to hit $3.5 billion by close of 2016.

David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, says, “The JOBS Act has been a major game-changer in the real estate sector. The figures and impact of this legislation, especially in real estate industry, are undoubtedly mind-blowing. A lot of legislations have been passed over the last four years, opening up investment opportunities for everyone in the U.S. and across the world. Five years ago, this sector was exclusive for wealthy and well-connected people. Today, almost everyone in the U.S. can make real estate investments, regardless of whether they are accredited investors or non-accredited investors.”


The global RECF industry is projected to hit $3.5 billion by close of 2016.


The Times Realty News (TRN) 2016/2017 report delves on how  the JOBS Act disrupted the  real estate sector;  highlights the 15 top real estate crowdfunding platforms; and, explores the regulatory matters and technological innovations in the space.

Three of the 15 RECF platforms featured in this report are: Realty Mogul, ShareStates and Fundrise.  In early June, Realty Mogul’s equity and debt originations reached $200 million. The platform raised $21.6 million, with its  total originations surpassing $220 million before June 2016 ended.  The company already paid out over $45 million to its investors and now its MogulREIT I investors are receiving dividends of 8% per share.

Fundrise is managing real estate valued at $525 million.  Its strong electronic real estate investment trust (e-REIT) recorded annual returns of 9.7% in the first quarter of 2016. In September this year, the company formed a joint venture partnership to make annual investments of $200 million in Washington DC multi-family market.

In early April this year, ShareStates’ capital commitments were at $100 million. Before April ended, the capital commitments surpassed the $300 million mark, and now they are at $1.3 billion. The company already funded over $177 million,  and its investors earned average annual returns of 10.47% in 2015.


The report also covers notable trends in the real estate crowdfunding space and the Fix Crowdfunding Act.


Prepared by Times Realty News in cooperation with The Soho Loft News and Victoria Global, the report also covers notable trends in the real estate crowdfunding space and  the Fix Crowdfunding Act.

An initiative of David Drake,  the report is already the third edition. TRN started preparing this  report in 2014.  This report by Times Realty News provides an analysis of the changing realty crowdfunding landscape and offers insights into the top RECF platforms in the industry.


For your copy, pre-order it  at http://timesrealtynews.com/2016-trn-recf-report/



About Times Realty News:

Times Realty News is the media stream for the emerging market of Alternative Realty Financing made possible through the JOBS Act, Crowdfunding, Regulation A+, Regulation D, Rule 506C and others. It chronicles the growth and development of real estate crowdfunding platforms, technology, and services. It also provides information, resources and a venue for real estate investors, entrepreneurs, developers and professionals in understanding and discussing the new laws and regulations for financial innovation in the real estate industry.




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