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  • Real estate crowdfunding startup RealtyShares hits hard times, halts new investments

    Company unable to secure new operating capital to continue growth
    Everything was going swimmingly for RealtyShares just over a year ago. The real estate crowdfunding startup had just purchased one of its biggest rivals, Acquire Real Estate, and had plans to grow its investment in commercial and multifamily real estate. But now, RealtyShares has fallen on hard times and will be laying off much of its staff and stop accepting new investments on its platform.
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  • Manhattan's MG Capital partners with CrowdStreet to gain new investors via crowdfunding

    MG Capital is opening up its portfolio to crowdfunding through this new partnership
    MG Capital is partnering with CrowdStreet to open up its luxury properties to crowdfunding. MG Capital is a Manhattan-based residential real estate manager. MG Capital is the largest owner-manager of debt-free luxury residential properties in Manhattan, and the company has plans to expand drastically in the next five years, deploying $5 billion to rope 2,200 properties into its portfolio.
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  • Crowdfunding platform DiversyFund plans $50M investment in multifamily, commercial real estate

    Claims new fund’s projected returns are between 15% and 20% per year
    DiversyFund, a crowdfunding platform that specializes in real estate investing, is launching a new fund that will target multifamily and commercial real estate. The company is planning to raise $50 million for the fund with a minimum investment of $5,000, and claims that the fund’s projected returns are between 15% and 20% per year.
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  • HomeUnion launches crowdfunding platform for single-family rentals

    Individual investors can now buy into “fix-and-flip fund”
    HomeUnion, an online residential real estate investment firm, is increasing its presence in the single-family rental market. Back in 2015, HomeUnion began lending to single-family rental investors. Now, HomeUnion is launching a new program that will make the company itself an investor in single-family rentals, but the company isn’t using its own money.
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  • Crowdfunding lending platform Groundfloor turns to crowdfunding to raise money, for itself

    Aims to raise $7 million by inviting public to buy shares in company
    Groundfloor, a real estate lending platform that raises its loan funds via crowdfunding from the public, is turning to crowdfunding to raise money for something else – itself. But, the company is not going the Initial Public Offering route via the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq. Rather, Groundfloor is launching an online public offering, in which it’s seeking to raise more than $7 million from the public.
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  • Employers can now contribute to their employees’ down payments, just like a 401(k)

    HomeFundMe, a crowdfunding down payment site, expands
    Many employers offer a number of benefits as a way to entice new employees to join the company, including health insurance, paid time off, and contributions to the employees’ 401(k) account. While employees may not see the benefits of their 401(k) until they retire, employers can now offer a new benefit that employees will be able to use much sooner – help with a down payment on a house.
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  • Crowdfunding platform Groundfloor boosts lending capability by $100 million

    Deal with Direct Access Capital allows company to significantly grow lending base
    Groundfloor, a residential real estate crowdfunding platform, is set to grow its business thanks to a new agreement with Direct Access Capital, a specialty finance company focused on providing liquidity to non-bank lenders of short-term, residential-backed business loans. Through a whole loan purchase relationship with Direct Access Capital, Groundfloor plans to increase its loan origination volume and expand its product offerings over the next year to the tune of $100 million.
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  • Real estate crowdfunding platform RealtyShares buys rival Acquire Real Estate

    Will grow funding capabilities in commercial real estate
    RealtyShares, which bills itself as the “leading online marketplace for real estate investing,” announced Thursday that it bought Acquire Real Estate, which the company calls an “innovative rival” that also offers a real estate investing platform. RealtyShares founder and CEO Nav Athwal said that the deal will allow the company to drive real change in the industry.
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