Over a hundred crowdfunding companies have sprung up since 2012 and many failed in the first five years. Most were unable to build momentum and attract investors or sponsors to their platforms. Others had their reputations damaged by promoting sponsors and investment opportunities that were poorly vetted.
For many investors, cash flow is a big draw. In a world of low-interest rates, it’s hard to find risk-adjusted yield in the form of cash flow from operations. For most categories of real estate, but especially for multi-family, cash flow is a major attraction.
Seattle’s economic growth has resulted in an unprecedented demand for housing which cannot be met easily in this supply-constrained region. With high demand and limited supply comes investment opportunities in the region that are hard to match.