Dallas, Texas, Jan. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2-day Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference will gather real estate crowdfunding firms, investors, investment fund managers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, industry professionals, academia, and media during the Real Estate Investors Expo (REI Expo) at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 North Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, Texas. Online funding trends, investment and financing strategies, regulatory environment, and financial efficiency in the real estate sector are some of the topics to be discussed.
David Drake, Founder and Chairman of Victoria Global, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group, says, "With the accelerated growth in the real estate sector, crowdfunding provides developers with an alternative way of raising funds. Even investors with small capital can now invest in real estate projects."
"Investors have started to appreciate crowdfunding as an avenue that helps stabilize and diversify their investment. Real estate is seen as a less risky, safe investment compared to equities. Before the invention of crowdfunding, investors who were interested in real estate investing were forced to identify and invest in firms dealing in real estate. Crowdfunding has changed this and allowed investors instead to identify properties and projects that they wish to invest in," Drake adds.
The two-day conference agenda offers a combination of panel discussions, educational sessions and networking breaks. On the first day, attendees can expect to engage in discussions on "Real Estate Crowdfunding as a New Asset Class", "Institutional and Crowd Investors for Real Estate", "Strategies for the New Online Realty Capital Financing", and "The Two Faces of Real Estate Crowdfunding". Participants will participate also in workshops on "Building a Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform".
Discussions scheduled for day two of the conference include "Reshaping the Future of Finance and Real Estate", "A New Ecosystem: Innovations in Investor Communities", and "New Markets: Cultural Shifts and Economic Trends". Participants will also participate on a workshop on "Launching a Successful Real Estate Crowdfunding Project" that will feature compliance guidelines and case studies.
David Drake will be the overall moderator for the conference. A roster of experts in the real estate and crowdfunding industry are scheduled to speak in the conference, including:
Andrew R. Steel - Founding Member of KC iFund
Bruce H. Lipnick - Founder, Chairman and CEO of Asset Alliance, CrowdAlliance and Ver-On-Demand
Bryan Hancock - Managing Partner of Inner10 Capital
John Blackman - Inner10 Capital
Craig Cecilio - Founder and President of CCFG Investments
Elizabeth Smith Kulik - Co-founder and Senior Managing Partner of ProHatch
Eve Picker - President of Small Change
Gene Barash - Vice President of Business Development, Realty Mogul
Joey Jelinek - Co-Founder and CEO of GroundBreaker
Jesse Clem - Co-Founder and CEO of Loquidity
Jordan Fishfeld - CEO of PeerRealty
Jorge Newbery - CEO of American Homeowner Preservation
Matthew Moss - Co-Founder and CEO of Vestor
Robert Lee - Director of Capital Markets at Silver Portal Capital
Rodrigo Nino, CEO and Founder of Prodigy Network
Sam Vogel - Co-Founder and Head of Strategic Business Development, RealtyWealth
Scott Purcell - Founder and CEO, FundAmerica
Steven Waldman - Co-Founder, Crowd Realty Advisors
William Skelley, Founder, Chairman and CEO, iFunding
Bruce Lipnick, Founder and CEO of Crowd Alliance and Asset Alliance, says, "Crowdfunding, particularly with the support of angel investors, is a great tool for enabling nascent firms and new entrepreneurs gain access to capital to establish and grow their business ventures." Crowd Alliance combines technology with conventional financing methods to create modern, direct platforms for investors and issuers to interact.
Scott Purcell, Founder and CEO of FundAmerica, says, "FundAmerica is excited to bring its securities compliant escrow, payment processing and other services to the industry events in partnership with The Soho Loft Media Group." Scott Purcell will moderate some panels and the workshops for this conference.
The real estate expo will feature 125 exhibitors, 81 educational sessions and two exhibit halls mainly for two presentations. A breakout session is also slated to discuss the struggles experienced by the REIA group leaders and the mission of PREIMA (Professional Real Estate Investors and Managers' Alliance), as well as present the Kauffman education course. A one-day youth entrepreneurship workshop is also scheduled during the real estate investment expo.
The Real Estate Corwdfunding Conference sponsors include: Diamond Sponsor - Victoria Global; Gold Sponsors - Victoria Partners, LDJ Capital, Times Impact Publications and Times Realty News. Scott Purcell of FundAmerica is a resource speaker.
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At the same time, The Soho Loft Conferences is also organizing the "RenewFi: New Industry Opportunities in Renewable Finance" conference with the support of WholeCom Corporation. This event will feature more than 20 speakers who will discuss renewable energy and how the new financing tools and tax incentives can add value to the real estate sector. This conference is scheduled to take place on January 28 and 29, 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
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