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Once upon a time, only the wealthy had the money and information for alternative investments. Every day, investors with curiosity and intelligence (but not a lot of money) were kept on the sidelines, relegated to stocks, bonds, and banks. But now the same disruptive forces that have lowered costs and opened up information throughout other parts of our economy are transforming investing, helping to shape a healthier and more diverse economy for everyone.
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Explore profiles of 101 investment crowdfunding and alternative investing websites in our database, including real estate, P2P loans, angel investing, energy financing, performance royalties and more, some with minimums as low as $100 or less.
EquityMultiple stands out among real estate crowdfunding investment platforms because they're primarily funded by a major commercial real estate investment firm (Mission Capital) rather than VCs. They offer fewer investments than some other platforms, but that's a deliberate choice, both to ensure sufficient due diligence, and to keep the choices simple for their primary customer base, which remains small retail investors.
Gain exclusive access to high-yield commercial real estate dealsRead more
InstaLend is a relative newcomer to investment crowdfunding real estate, though founder Sohin Shah previously co-founded iFunding, and has clearly brought lessons learned along the way to InstaLend. Investors fund loans for 1-4 family residential real estate projects, earning monthly interest payments and a return of principal when the loan matures. Returns are advertised as 10-14%. Investment selection is limited, but some novel approaches to deal structure and loan enforcement earn InstaLend a closer look among real estate debt platforms.
Invest online in senior debt real estate opportunities and earn monthly distributionsRead more
First RealFund is a Reg D commercial real estate platform, currently operating primarily in the New York metropolitan area (and Brooklyn specifically). They are relatively new -- founded in June 2017 -- so selection is limited as of this writing, but they do have plans to expand nationwide. Notably FirstRealFund invests directly alongside investors in each project, and at least on the initial offerings, there are no investor fees.
First RealFund’s Mission is to identify, offer, co-invest, & manage superior commercial real estate investments with capable owners and quality assets.Read more