My quest for quality, conservative real-estate deal flow
Right now the crowdfunding sites aren't providing it. Together we can change that.
July 25, 2017 BY IAN IPPOLITO
(Usual disclaimer: I’m just an investor expressing my own personal opinion and not a financial advisor. Consult your own financial advisor before making any investment decisions).
I was talking with the CEO of a major crowdfunding site and complained about some of the things that I've written about in my previous articles and talked about directly with other investors.
Why is this so hard?
I talked about how we simply don't see more than a handful of investments where sponsors have experience of even a single complete real estate cycle.
There are no conservative income-oriented equity strategies (core and core plus) at all.
There is no buy-and-hold. There is virtually no low leverage. Every single equity deal is either value-added or opportunistic an almost all are leveraged highly.
I'm personally not comfortable investing in the vast majority of these in case a downturn hits. So I have a lot of money sitting idle that I would like to invest but can't. And I've talked to many other people who are stuck in the same boat.
A new source for deals?
The CEO said he's willing to devote the resources to find these types of investments, if I can show him that there are enough people who would be interested in this. The key is to show him that there are enough dollars to make economic sense. So if you're interested, please indicate so at the survey below, and I'll let you know how it all turns out. Thanks.
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About Ian Ippolito
Ian Ippolito is an investor and serial entrepreneur. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, TIME, Fast Company, TechCrunch, CBS News, FOX News and more.
Ian was impressed by the potential of real estate crowdfunding, but frustrated by the lack of quality site reviews and investment analysis. He created The Real Estate Crowdfunding Review to fill that gap.