Real estate is by far the most popular segment of the crowdfunding industry. The JOBS Act of 2012 fundamentally changed the way that real estate can and is being financed and marketed. Now real estate sponsors can advertise their deals online to raise both equity and debt, and investors can search those deals to directly invest in them. In this podcast, we spoke to Adam Gower, Ph.D of the National Real Estate Forum who talked about real estate syndications, how syndicators differ from sponsors, and how investors can participate in real estate syndication deals – and what the biggest issue there is today with real estate syndications that you must be aware of and understand.
So what makes for a good real estate syndication deal? That’s the big question – but there’s no doubt real estate syndications will continue to provide investors with interesting commercial real estate opportunities, especially with the Opportunity Zone Funds that are becoming a very popular as an alternative to a traditional 1031 exchange. (You can find out more about Opportunity Zones at the QOZ Marketplace website). The bottom line is that real estate crowdfunding is simply the online equivalent of the offline syndications that have been providing capital to the real estate industry for generations, and building wealth and income for those who participate. However, raising capital online for your real estate deals – or investing in them – requires hard work, patience, and consistency. Learn more about real estate syndication by visiting Adam Gower’s websites (https://nreforum.org and GowerCrowd.com) or by reading his book found at Leaders of the Crowd.
ABOUT OUR GUEST: Adam Gower
Dr. Adam Gower is founder and host of the National Real Estate Forum podcast. He is a seasoned real estate professional with more years of experience in the industry than he will confess to, and has a strong background in entrepreneurship and tech. He is author of Leaders of the Crowd, a highly acclaimed book that examines the origins of the revolutionary changes to real estate capital formation brought about by the JOBS Act of 2012.
Real estate, in all its aspects, is his passion. He provides advanced training to investors who want to invest in online syndicated real estate deals with a strong emphasis on wealth preservation and long term growth. Dr. Gower builds best-of-class digital marketing platforms for real estate developers so they can syndicate deal equity online. He helps companies fully automate their capital raising efforts while they remaining focused on sourcing deals and building projects.
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