Crowdfunding Speaking Engagements – Fall 2015

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September 24th – Chicago, IL

RealCap Chicago

Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference Real Cap Chi

RealCap Chicago will provide real estate entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear from the country’s leading real estate crowdfunding platforms. Attendees will learn how to raise debt and equity online for projects including “fix and flip” single family homes, multifamily complexes, commercial buildings, and ground up development projects.

Meet The Future of Real Estate Capital

“The rapid growth of real estate crowdfunding platforms can be attributed to both the low minimum investments of $100 – $10,000 as well as the transparency which both developers and investors now benefit from as they compare terms and opportunities on platforms, and even across platforms, ” Jorge Newbery said. “The ease and speed of investing on the platforms is seductive. Online capital raising is the future of real estate finance.” There are over 75 real estate crowdfunding platforms active in the United States, which several additional platforms planning to launch soon.

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MY SESSION: The Evolution of Online Capital Raising

Moderator: Mark Roderick, Flaster Greenebrg PC @CrowdfundAttny 

Panel Members:

  • AdaPia d’Errico, Patch of Land @Adapia
  • Jordan Fishfeld, Peer Realty @PeerRealty
  • Eve Picker, Small Change
  • Scott Jordan,HealthiosXchange @HealthiosX
  • Bhavik Dani, EquityRoots @EquityRoots

Click here for more information or to register. Stay connected #RealCapChi

October 13th – October 15th – Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Toronto, ON Canada

NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Conference 2015

NAIOP is taking its fall meeting north of the border for the first time since 1996 and you won’t want to naiopmiss the energy and enthusiasm in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities.

Toronto is home to NAIOP’s second largest chapter and is excited to host commercial real estate professionals from across North America at this leading industry event.

  • DEALS: Nearly 1,000 industry and association leaders who’ve come together to share strategies, make contacts and learn new ideas.
  • CONNECTIONS: Broaden your network in unlimited networking and business-building opportunities, including special events and receptions. Meet partners showcasing the latest innovative tools that can advance your business.
  • TRENDS: 15+ education sessions, featuring nationally recognized speakers, trainers, and industry experts, who discuss timely topics and critical issues to your business.

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MY SESSION: Crowdfunding and New Ways of Raising Capital (October 14th)

Moderator: Mark Roderick, Flaster Greenberg PC @CrowdfundAttny

Panel Members:

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October 22nd – Builders League of South Jersey – Cherry Hill, NJ

Crowdfunding for Real Estate – News Ways of Raising Capital

8:30 – 10:30 A.M.

blsjEvent Details:

The internet has arrived in the capital formation business! In case you haven’t heard, Crowdfunding is a way to fund a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Explore its growth from small investments to large, how the process is managed, the risk and reward factors, and what the future holds. Learn about the potential for builders/developers and how New Jersey compares to other states.

*Free to all BLSJ Members/$25 Non-Members

To register, email Marlene Spencer at

October 26th – Trump International Hotel Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV


gccbThis very special event will sell out quickly and space is limited. Join us for the country’s first REG A PLUS Master Class training for professionals under the JOBS Act. We will kick off this event on Sunday night with a special Dinner for our sponsors and VIP attendees.

This is your opportunity to learn from the best and the brightest experts in the industry how you can integrate this new securities offerings directly into the professional services that you offer your clients . And this will help you stand out as one of the first experts in Title IV of the JOBS Act, REG A PLUS in your city or state.

This is a first mover advantage you don’t want to miss.


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Denver Rocky Mtns

NAIOP,  the largest commercial real estate organization in the country (the world?), held its Development ’14 conference in Denver this week. I had the pleasure of moderating a Crowdfunding panel that included Darren Powderly, the Founder of CrowdStreet, and Adam Hooper, the founder of RealCrowd.

A few observations:

—  Institutional money is flooding the U.S. real estate market, especially the primary U.S. markets. One foreign investor, the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, has about $1.2 trillion of capital (North Sea oil) and is committed to investing $9 billion per year into real estate assets. This is both an opportunity and a challenge for real estate Crowdfunding: an opportunity because of the capital; but also a challenge because capital is already so readily available.

—  Good real estate deals are in short supply. Fund managers were scouring the conference floor for opportunities like kids in an Easter egg hunt.

—  Crowdfunding remains a small blip on the radar screen. Many attendees I spoke with hadn’t heard the term. Our panel attracted an audience of about 30, while a panel on Logistics and another on Alternative Financing each attracted at least 200.

—  Yet our audience was, by far, the most curious and enthusiastic I saw. When we had to stop, 10 minutes past our allotted time, there were still half a dozen raised hands.

—  The conference was about real estate deals – finding them, developing them, financing them. And not just any deals, but the best institutional-quality real estate deals in the world. Yet because those deals are reserved for institutions, very few of the hundreds of attendees who spent three days talking about deals can invest in the deals. How long can that last in an Internet-empowered world?

It was a great conference and I want to thank NAIOP for inviting me to attend. The potential for Crowdfunding is enormous. Next year, I bet we get 100.

Questions? Contact Mark Roderick at Flaster/Greenberg PC.