Is Real Estate Finance Showing Returns? RealtyMogul Nods with $40 MillionMay 23, 2016 | By: Srividya Kalyanaraman
LA-based real estate crowdfunding platform, RealtyMogul announced that its platform has enabled debt and equity transactions worth $200 million to date and has returned $40 million to investors.
The three year old firm has 80,000 members who have invested in 350 properties that are typically small-balance commercial real estate opportunities in the $1-5 million range. Some of its recent transactions include a $2.2 million first-mortgage loan on an industrial property in Alabama, a $1.5 million preferred equity contribution to a multi-tenant office building in Illinois, and a $1 million joint venture equity investment in a shopping center in Florida.
Some of the platform’s sponsors include Spirit Bascom Ventures which has invested over $10 billion including acquisition of The Edison Apartments, a mid-rise multifamily property in Chicago.
“Our goal has always been to democratize commercial real estate by enabling a new generation of investors to participate in real estate opportunities that were historically difficult to access,” said Jilliene Helman, CEO of the company in a news release.Last modified: May 23, 2016
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