New laws and regulations following the JOBS Act of 2012 have led to a number of online platforms, both crowdfunding and peer-to-peer, that help investors find and evaluate private offerings, while providing unprecedented opportunities for real estate developers and brokers in search of funding for their projects. A recent report by the research group Massolution opines that crowdfunding and P2P investors injected $1 billion into the US real estate market in 2014 and that the number will double in 2015. New debt participation structures and an increased access to non-US investors are cited as two reasons.
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