Interview with Charles Clinton, EquityMultiple co-founder and CEO

An insider look at how COVID-19 has impacted real estate investment crowdfunding, along with some perspective on what's ahead for the ecosystem.

Andrew Savikas photo Published 25 November 2020 by Andrew Savikas
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I recently sat down with Charles Clinton, CEO and co-founder of EquityMultiple, a real estate investment crowdfunding platform. I always learn a lot when I talk to Charles, and this time was no different. Some of the topics we covered included:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on EquityMultiple and on the wider commercial real estate ecosystem (spoiler alert: car washes have thrived throughout the pandemic)
  • What geographies and sectors are most promising right now (and why)
  • Why investors should consider looking at curated deals through a platform like EquityMultiple vs. sourcing deals on their own
  • The tradeoffs to consider when looking at funds vs. individual deals
  • The implications in the ecosystem of more and more platforms getting into offering real estate
  • How his experiences trying to find ways to invest his own money in real estate led him to launch EquityMultiple

With a background as an attorney working on deals for major players like BlackRock, Charles knows a ton about the commercial real estate market and ecosystem, and it was a really fun conversation.

If you want to learn more about EquityMultiple, you can check out our review or by visiting

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