YPO Member Update: The Effect of Crowdfunding on Real Estate

J. Randall “Randy” Waterfield, CFA, chairman of the Waterfield Group, is a leading authority in the corporate finance sphere for several years, serving as a correspondent for major news networks such as Fox Business. In recognition of his professional accomplishments, J. Randall Waterfield has also been appointed chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Northeast Region.

YPO was initially established in 1950 as a private think tank for successful business leaders to discuss pressing issues in executive administration in a safe, confidential environment. Today, the YPO peer network unites more than 22,000 business leaders with aggregate revenue of more than $6 trillion.

YPO members continue to be on the frontline of major changes in the economic environment, and a growing body of evidence shows crowdfunding is drastically changing the face of traditional real estate investment models. According to an article authored by Jordan Kavana, member of CNBC-YPO Chief Executive Network and CEO of Transcendent Investment Management, this opens up new avenues of investment to individuals who were previously restricted to venture capitalists and institutions. The potential benefits of crowdfunding real estate projects include the ease of diversifying investments, greater transparency, and fewer geographical limitations. However, Mr. Kavana emphasizes the importance of investigating sponsor experience and background through reliable, third-party resources.

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