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Top items to look out for when investing in an Equity deal

July 11, 2016

  If you’re looking for a direct real estate investment (R2) with no day-to-day management responsibilities, an equity transaction may be a good choice for you. Here are a few things you should know before making your ...

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Crowd Funding vs MICs: Catching up!

June 6, 2016

Hundreds of potential investors ask us "What is the difference in Crowd Funding & a MIC (Mortgage Investment Corp)? The answer is EVERYTHING. See the chart below that we at R2crowd put together on this topic:   As always don't ...

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Top 5 Common Misconceptions with Real Estate Crowdfunding

May 13, 2016

In the 1960's they used to have this big bulky thing called 8-Tracks. It was the hot item back then...the sort of item you'd impress your date with! Fast Forward to 2016 and welcome to iTunes and ...

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Big Dogs waiting to Eat Small puppies!

April 15, 2016

FinTech start-ups  are coming up with new mobile-first services - payments, loans, peer to peer lending, money transfers, digital currencies - and threatening to steal customers, particularly younger ones from the clutches of Big 5 Banks. From ...

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Differences: Crowdfunded eREIT vs Public REIT

April 12, 2016

Here are the top 6 differences between the two: It's all about the fees: Fewer middlemen means lower overhead means lower fees. An eREIT's upfront costs are 2% while Public REIT's are around 6-7%. Similarly, ongoing fees ...

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Vancouver Real Estate Crowd Funding Panel Discussions

March 31, 2016

Denton's hosted a very informative panel on Real Estate Crowdfunding on Tuesday March 29, 2016. The panel comprised of various market experts including KPMG, Dentons, R2Crowd and Churchill Corporation. Attendees included individuals from different facets ...

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Real Estate Project of the Week – March 31, 2016

1 YORKVILLE Address: 1 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto Type:  Condo, Retail Development Size: 58 storeys, 577 units Partners: Bazis, Plaza, TMG Builders Status:  Under construction Wrapped in a metallic ribbon design, 1 Yorkville is an exclusive, contemporary condominium at the intersection of Yonge ...

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REALpac releases Real Estate Crowdfunding Research Report

March 23, 2016

  Equity and Debt Crowdfunding in Canada: Implications for Commercial Real Estate Crowdfunding – the raising of funds through the collection of individual contributions from the general public – is opening the sale of corporate equity stakes ...

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Canadian Crowdfunding Summit 2016

March 15, 2016

Over 440 participants attended CCS2016 at MaRS Discovery on March 3.  This was an incredible event that brought together a diverse crowd of companies, investors, providers, industry experts and leaders in the crowdfunding, fintech and altfi ...

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2015 Returns are in: Commercial Real Estate +8% vs Stocks and Bonds -10%!

March 4, 2016

Figure 1 Canada’s Property Index recorded an 8.0% total return in 2015, which is an improvement from the 7.4% result in 2014 (Figure 1 above). By comparison equities and bonds yielded -10.0%. in 2015. Globally, Canada ...

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