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Introduction to Real Estate Equity Crowdfunding

Learn the rules that govern and allow for real estate crowdfunding and how real estate crowdfunding can be deployed in your community for possible development.

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (53 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2017
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (2 mins)
  • 2. What is Crowdfunding? (4 mins)
  • 3. Introducing the JOBS Act (6 mins)
  • 4. The Different Flavors of Equity Crowdfunding (2 mins)
  • 5. What is Reg A and Who is Using It (7 mins)
  • 6. What is Title II and Who is Using It (6 mins)
  • 7. What is Title III and Who is Using It (14 mins)
  • 8. Frequently Asked Questions (10 mins)

Course Description

In this course we will look into the new world of real estate equity crowdfunding and how it can be used for urban development. Real estate equity crowdfunding is a result of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act, which focused on reforming securities laws to allow people to invest direct in small business and, in the case of real estate, buildings as well. The industry has grown from $0 in 2012 to an estimated $3.5 billion at the end of 2016. This course will focus on the basics of the law that allows for equity crowdfunding, give an overview of the different types of crowdfunding that are allowed, and look at how certain platforms are using crowdfunding to deliver urban product while allowing everyday people to invest. 

At the end of this course, you will feel conversant in the rules that govern and allow for real estate crowdfunding and be aware of how real estate crowdfunding can be deployed in your community for possible development.

Learn these skills

  • Development
  • Financing
  • Real Estate
  • Regulations

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit. 

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

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Ben Schulman

Ben Schulman

Ben Schulman is a writer and editor based in Chicago, with a focus on architecture, urban planning, and policy.

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