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The Real Estate Crowdfunding Review October 2018 Update

Updated: Sep 8, 2023

Newcomer Holdfolio has a shaky start in the rankings. Plus two funds slash minimums exclusively for club members, three funds give private club webinars, and two club feeder funds are created in alternative investments with low minimums.

The Real Estate Crowdfunding Review October 2018 Update

(Usual disclaimer: I'm just an investor expressing my personal opinion and not a financial advisor, attorney or accountant. Consult your own financial professionals before making any financial decisions. Code of Ethics: We do not accept any money from any sponsor or platform for anything, including postings, reviews, referring investors, affiliate leads or advertising. Nor do we negotiate special terms for ourselves in the club above what we negotiate for the benefit of members.).

New reviews:

  • Hold Folio Holdfolio specializes in equity investments in multifamily value-added deals (and formerly single-family residential rentals although they appear to have moved away from that). Each deal is a single property (i.e. there are no multi-property funds). Projected returns vary from 15 to 19% IRR. Very low sponsor experience and very low skin in the game may be a deal-breakers for some. Volume is exceptionally low compared to other platforms and minimums are higher. (Read more...)

Private Investor Club Updates: (Membership in the club is free, but requires verification that the investor has no ties to platforms or sponsors.)

Special Reduced Minimums

  • Hard money loan fund: Reduced minimum from $25,000 to $15,000 (Off platform fund. Name withheld by request on public website). Hard money loans to fund residential acquisition and rehab (fix and flip) in the western United States. Currently very conservative 60% max ltv. 6 month lockup + 3-6 months to redeem. 8% target return. No leverage, owner occupied only, and first position lien only.

  • Commerical Real Estate Access Fund: Reduced minimum from $1,000,000 to $2,500 (limited time only) (Off platform fund. Name withheld by request on public website). Diversified general commercial real estate fund. 30 to 50% in other private equity funds. 30 to 50% in direct real estate.

Private Club Webinars

Experienced self storage sponsor with rare, full-real estate cycle experience and no losses to date. Conservative debt at 65% LTV and very low execution risk. Dial-in number (US): (563) 999-2090 Access code: 454907# International dial-in numbers: Join the online meeting: More info and discuss in the forum.

  • Coastal Community community bank start up: October 18 at 4 PM Eastern/1 PM Pacific

Community banks target an underserved market and new regulations help their profitability. This bank is in the larger market of Fort Lauderdale compared to a previous bank some club members invested in in Sarasota. Click here to access the meeting (Connect using Google Chrome for the best experience) : • Web login: 951319249 • Participant PIN code: 6 391 942 Join the conference using a phone 1. Dial one of the following numbers: United States 404-260-1415 (Toll) / 866-866-2244 (Free) Click here for the full list of international access numbers: 2. Enter the participant PIN code: 6 391 942 # More info and discuss in the forum.

Private Club Feeder Funds

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About Ian Ippolito
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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, USA Today, Bloomberg News,, CoStar News, Curbed 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.

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