“The idea of harnessing small-scale investors for real estate development is gaining momentum nationally, boosted by digital platforms and federal rule changes” writes Carey L. Biron, for Thomson Reuters Foundation. “Backers say the approach opens up real estate investing to a broader pool of buyers and gives locals a say in neighborhood investments – and a stake in any … [Read more...] about Transforming neighborhoods through crowdfunding.￼
Connect CRE has named Small Change founder and CEO Eve Picker as one of their National 2022 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Central to Connect CRE’s selection of Eve was her establishment of the Small Change Index to evaluate the impact of real estate projects according to ESG-related factors. All projects listed on Small Change must score at least 60% on the Small … [Read more...] about Eve Picker wins national Real Estate Award.
Crowdfunding for equity, or Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF), came about as part of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. The legislation aimed to make raising capital easier for startups and small businesses while providing opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs. Crowdfunding has had its teething problems and is still evolving. For starters, … [Read more...] about In support of Crowdfunding.￼
Want to know about project management? Meet Rebecca Möller, the founder and CEO of Symbihom, a company in the San Francisco Bay area that has designed unique, prefabricated garage to ADU conversion kit, hoping to aid the problem of affordable housing with units that take less than 4 weeks to install. In 2008, prior to founding Symbihom, Rebecca founded R Möller & … [Read more...] about Garage ADUs.
When asked about building a Fintech business (as a woman) by the Fintech Times, Eve Picker, founder of SmallChange.co had this to say: "Be realistic about the good and bad aspects of building a business. I’ll start with a negative: you’ll probably have a tough time raising money. After all, only two to three per cent of VC funds go to women. You can let that start depress … [Read more...] about The Fintech Times.