How Crowdfunding Has Changed Real Estate Investment

Thanks to the fast pace at which technology changes, no market is being left untouched. Even the oldest, most traditional industries like real estate investment have had a makeover. With Internet access, you can now begin investing in the previously exclusive real estate market. The old ways of investing meet new advancements in technology with the crowdfunding method of raising cash. While the basic steps of investing in real estate have stayed the same, the ways developers find investors and the availability to invest has changed for the better. Now, more people can participate in the fast-paced and exciting real estate industry. How does real estate crowdfunding work? Crowdfunding is such a game-changer when it comes to raising money. This is because each investor does not have to give very much to help the overall cause. While each person donates less money than real estate investors have previously done, crowdfunding offers […]


Data and Technology – Drivers to Successful Real Estate Investing

Step aside retail investors, there is a new player in the real estate investing town – Big Data. Prior to the tech bubble, it was difficult to find or gain access to information regarding real estate. Unless it was a full-time gig, you needed relationships to gain access to real estate investment opportunities. Even with that information alone, you still needed to drive the property to see if an investment made sense. Completing a comparative analysis of properties a-like was the most effective way for retail investors to make a decision. Post tech bubble; however, this process became rare. During the post-tech bubble in the early 2000’s, revolutionary technologies, such as Google Maps, Redfin, Zillow, and Walk Score, appeared in the world. This became the first major step in shifting the way we invest in real estate. These technologies provided, nearly, instant gratification when seeking answers to questions involving real estate. Faster than […]


The Reason Why Debt-Based Only Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms May Become Obsolete

Although it has been a few short years since the birth of real estate crowdfunding, it’s aggressive growth shows us that these debt-based only real estate crowdfunding platforms may need to depend on equity-based crowdfunding platforms sooner than later. The reason lies in the supply and demand of the industry. DiveryFund’s Approach Versus Debt-Based Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms At DiversyFund, we are already seeing institutional investors compete with retail investors for debt-based real estate crowdfunding investments that we’re originating. As a result, the competition has actually driven down our debt-based interest rates significantly. Our robust pipeline allows us to create different products to produce 12-20% returns to our retail investors. This is all done through mezzanine and equity-based investments. In some cases, DiversyFund will do capital stacks for Operators. Capital stacks include a combination of debt, mezzanine, and/or equity. Not only are institutional investors receiving their preferred yield, retail investors are […]


Mavrix Group Partners with Karim Rashid and DiversyFund

DiversyFund joins forces with Karim Rashid and Mavrix Group to finance and develop a stunning home in the desirable community of La Jolla, California. Karim Rashid, an established designer with over 32 years of experience, will take an existing home that was under partial construction and redesign the home’s interior structure. Karim plans to incorporate California’s natural surroundings to evoke fluidity of the neighborhoods contemporary design. One of the main reasons Erin Wicomb, Founder of Mavrix Group, brought Karim on was to have the designer incorporate his own personal flare to make the property truly one of a kind. Located at 7930 Costebelle Way, La Jolla, CA 92037, the home’s structural shell has about 6,000 SF of living space alone and that might seem secondary to the spectacular 180 degree ocean views. DiversyFund’s platform raised $1 million dollars to crowdfund the property’s construction. Craig Cecilio, Founder and CEO of DiversyFund, and […]


Visionaries in Real Estate Crowdfunding

Fueled by cutting-edge innovation, Real Estate Crowdfunding continues to solidify its presence in the Financial Sector. What’s demonstrated, across leading crowdfunding platforms in just over a year, shows that current thought leaders are beginning to pave way for a cultural shift in the way we invest. The current happenings of the industry are somewhat comparable to what happened when society transformed in how we deliver messages and packages. More specifically, how the Pony Express become today’s FedEx/UPS. At one point in time the Pony Express was considered cutting-edge. And, as such, business owners utilized the Pony Express to save money and improve their bottom line. Similarly, crowdfunding is no different. Business owners are leveraging this platform to cut expenses. Due to this, crowdfunding is working towards creating a better process in operations and is a way expand your customer base. Existing investors are being used for market research. Remain the […]