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Crowdfunding startup RealtyShares to cease investing, faces mass layoffs
November 07, 2018 01:20PM
Real estate crowdfunding company RealtyShares is set to lay off the vast majority of its staff and faces an uncertain future following a failed...
What’s old is new: Real estate private equity firms raise funds by emailing investors
April 24, 2018 03:50PM
A Chicago-based company is providing real estate investors with a somewhat retro way to raise capital — emailing really rich people. Capitalizing on changes...
Fundrise to launch two new “opportunistic” REITs
October 07, 2016 05:33PM
Crowdfunding company Fundrise is launching two new real estate investment trusts, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission show.
iFunding says it settled lawsuit from investor who wanted to dissolve company
August 31, 2016 07:00AM
Real estate crowdfunding company iFunding says it settled a lawsuit brought by an investor who had sought to dissolve the company. The startup agreed...
Fundrise ditches traditional crowdfunding to focus on REITs
April 20, 2016 01:30PM
Fundrise has abandoned the real estate crowdfunding model it pioneered – at least for now. The company will instead focus on managing its non-traded...
LendingHome launches crowdfunding platform
April 13, 2016 11:48AM
LendingHome, an online mortgage marketplace backed by more than $100 million in venture funding, launched a crowdfunding platform. The move is bound to add...
IFunding, CapStack settle fraud lawsuit
March 18, 2016 12:05PM
Real estate investment banking firm CapStack Partners settled its lawsuit against crowdfunding startup iFunding, according to sources and public records. In A Stipulation Filed...
Former Fundrise exec strikes back against extortion allegations
March 17, 2016 02:00PM
Michael McCord, the recently fired CFO and treasurer of crowdfunding startup Fundrise’s mortgage REIT, has struck back against his former employer – disputing allegations...
Crowdfunding startup Sharestates passes $100M mark
March 16, 2016 02:45PM
Sharestates said it crossed the $100 million threshold in capital raised through its online crowdfunding platform, marking a milestone for the year-old startup. That...
Prodigy, Korman nix condo plans at 234 East 46th Street
March 10, 2016 01:40PM
Mere months after launching sales at Manhattan’s first crowdfunded condo tower, Prodigy Network and Korman Communities backtracked on their plans and will now operate...
Fund managers double down on online real estate investing — but are they crowding out the little guy?
March 08, 2016 01:30PM
When real estate crowdfunding startups first emerged in 2011, their function was simple: match developers looking for equity with hundreds of small-time investors, directly...
Crowdfunding platform Fundrise fires CFO over extortion allegations
February 15, 2016 01:25PM
Fundrise fired its mortgage REIT’s chief financial officer and treasurer Michael McCord, alleging that he tried to extort over $1 million from the crowdfunding...
Investor wants to dissolve crowdfunding pioneer iFunding
January 26, 2016 12:35PM
Crowdfunding startup iFunding got hit with its second lawsuit since December, after investor Michael J. Turner filed a complaint seeking to liquidate the company.
Crowdfunding pioneer iFunding sued for fraud
January 08, 2016 06:49PM
IFunding, one of the early pioneers of real estate crowdfunding, is being sued for fraud. The complaint by a former business partner, filed in...
How Fundrise, crowdfunding’s most celebrated startup, cherry-picks its numbers
December 08, 2015 02:45PM
Crowdfunding startup Fundrise calls its newest real estate investment product “the biggest technological innovation in the history of finance.” And that’s far from the...
Taming the crowd: What does Fundrise’s new REIT mean for crowdfunding?
November 24, 2015 02:20PM
What does it mean for the health of real estate crowdfunding if one of its pioneers is switching things up? This month, Fundrise announced...
EB-5 could be in trouble
November 12, 2015 08:30AM
Those hunting for EB-5 funds could be in for a rude awakening. At the seventh annual NYC Real Estate Expo at the New York...
SEC will allow developers to crowdfund from smaller investors
October 30, 2015 01:46PM
Federal regulators finalized crowdfunding rules under the JOBS Act on Friday, giving developers access to a much larger group of investors — but under...
Fundrise expands abroad in big move for crowdfunding industry
September 16, 2015 12:08PM
Real estate tech startup Fundrise expanded to Australia, Britain and Canada, becoming the second leading U.S. crowdfunding platform to tap into overseas capital markets.
Manhattan’s first crowdfunded condo building to launch sales
September 01, 2015 08:31AM
The wisdom of the crowd is about to be tested as Manhattan’s first condo building funded by a large group of internet-based investors is...
Lenders in glass houses? Judge rules Maverick can’t foreclose on Chelsea property because it violated loan agreement
Syosset Park developers scuttle Oyster Bay deal in dispute over $1M in fees, Newsday’s old Melville HQ to become $190M industrial space & Long Island real estate news
Here’s what the $10M-$30M NYC investment sales market looked like last week
Scaffold at Milstein tower didn’t have guardrails when worker fell to his death: Department of Buildings
Luxury Fifth Avenue co-op hits market for first time in 70 years
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