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How to Raise Capital and Invest in Crowd Fund Real Estate

Introduction to a Brand New Industry
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (95 ratings)
5,149 students
47min of on-demand video
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The background to crowd fund real estate capital formation and investing
Some of the online venues for investing in crowd fund real estate deals

Requirements

  • You should have a rudimentary understanding of real estate investment
  • A basic understanding of simple math concepts

Description

What was originally intended as a boost for small businesses, has turned into a massive revolution in real estate.

The whole thing started with the JOBS Act of 2012.

JOBS Act stands for 'Jumpstart Our Business Startups' and when it was passed the idea was to grow companies.

But what it did was to allow real estate development companies to advertise their deals for the first time in nearly 80 years.

This might not seem like a big deal, but think about this.

Until they were allowed to advertise they had to go to the same people, again, and again, and again, whenever they wanted to raise money for their deals.

And although they and their investors got rich over the years, it meant that ordinary Americans were cut out of some of the most valuable real estate deals in the country.

Now, for the first time, almost everyone has access to real estate deals the previously were the exclusive domain of the ultra wealthy of America.

This course explains:

  • The background to why you have, until now, been precluded from investing with the best developers in the best deals.
  • How it is possible now.
  • Introduction to some of the types of investments you can make.
  • Where you can find the deals.
  • What to watch for and what to NEVER do when investing in Crowd Fund Real Estate deals online.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to finance and invest in crowd fund real estate deals
  • Anyone with experience in stocks/bond investing and who would like to learn how to diversify into real estate

Instructor

Veteran Real Estate Professional, Educator
Adam Gower Ph.D.
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 95 Reviews
  • 5,152 Students
  • 2 Courses

Expertise:


Real estate crowdfunding and syndication, helping investors finance their deals, real estate investing education


Adam Gower Ph.D. is a highly sought-after expert in crowdfunding helping real estate professionals finance their projects without having to spend all their time searching for investors. Learn more about how he does that at GowerCrowd.


Adam has more than 30 years and $1.5 billion of transactional experience in commercial real estate finance and investment. Since 2012, he has built a digital marketing agency at GowerCrowd where he advises real estate pros on how to raise capital by helping them build and convert their investor lists. To date his clients have raised over $1 billion in equity using the Investor Acquisition System, Adam’s proprietary system for raising capital.


Experience:


Adam has held senior management positions at some of the largest companies and institutions in the world including running real estate for Universal Studios and Paramount Studios (Asia Pacific), heading the distressed real estate group at a major California bank ($1 billion portfolio), running real estate workouts and sales at Colony Capital ($6 billion portfolio) and others.


When the JOBS Act of 2012 was passed, Adam realized that commercial real estate finance would be transformed by the new regulations by permitting equity to be raised online. Seeing that this would revolutionize the industry he formed GowerCrowd, an agency geared to assisting real estate developers raise money online by crowdfunding, and to educating investors on what to look for.


His goal is to liberate real estate entrepreneurs from the shackles of in-person equity raising by automating the process for them so they are free to buy the deals they want, grow their portfolios and provide passive income to for themselves and their investors while building long term wealth.


Publications:

Adam has published multiple books, including Leaders of the Crowd, (Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2018), which examines how the origins of crowdfunding and how real estate has come to dominate the industry, Real Estate Crowdfunding: An Insider’s Guide to Investing Online, Routledge: New York, 2020) gives investors the inside scoop on what to look for when investing in crowdfunded deals, SYNDICATE, a practical guide to how to raise money online, UNLEASHED, where he quantifies the sheer scale of how big the real estate crowdfunding industry has grown, The Secret World of Real Estate and Crowdfunding, geared to accredited investors that reveals the hidden benefits of online commercial real estate investing and Capital Calls and RESCUE Capital, which discusses what to do when deals go wrong and is written for passive and professional investors alike.


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