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Property crowdfunding hitting the European market
OP: December 21, 2017, 12:00:00 AM
Real estate crowdfunding in numbers
Do you consider opportunities to invest into realty? Here is some food for thought regarding crowdinvesting as a prosperous option.
A couple of years ago very few people in Europe knew about real estate crowdfunding (RECF) Europe was over-performed by its Western neighbour – the US – in this area of alternative finance since the Jumpstart Our Business Start-up Act (JOBS Act) started in 2012.
The situation started to change after 2012, when different models of business crowdsourcing (equity based, peer to peer lending etc.) crossed the Atlantic. In the post-crisis period, since the slump of the realty market in 2008, European countries followed the USA in trying to support small business initiatives. At the same time the question of retirement funds stands sharp in some countries, actualised by demographic challenges and the pension reform debates.
While in 2015, the USA grabbed 56% of the market and Europe got 42% of all crowdsourced projects. The Massolution RECF Industry 2015 Report predicted that Europe would reach the $1 billion record. It was added, that the spreading popularity of realty platforms among investors makes it a profitable way of raising capital
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