For the world of real estate crowdfunding, 2013 was perhaps the infancy period. 2014 might be characterized as childhood, with platforms making great progress but still failing to be taken seriously by the “adults.” Looking back on 2015, this year could perhaps be the teen years: fantastic growth and maturation, but also an overabundance of invincibility by both platforms and investors that created some learning opportunities.
The space is absolutely on fire, and that could mean great things for investors in the long run. As the sun sets on 2015, I wanted to share 10 thoughts on the space:
If you’ve got thoughts on 2015, I’d love to hear them – Ray@alphaflow.com. Next week I’ll share my thoughts on 2016. Happy holidays from all of us at AlphaFlow!
If you enjoyed this post, sharing it on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter with the links below is the highest form of flattery. Thank you!
About the author:
Ray Sturm is a leading entrepreneur in financial technology, and is currently the CEO of AlphaFlow. Prior to launching AlphaFlow, he founded RealtyShares, one of the P2P industry’s top platforms for real estate investing. His early career in finance included investment banking at Bear Stearns, restructuring at Lazard Frères and private equity at CCMP Capital.
Ray has a BBA-Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a JD/MBA from the University of Chicago.