Fall 2014: The Funding Power of the Crowd

How Online Debt and Equity Investing Is Shifting the Commercial Real Estate Paradigm

Online debt and equity investing - also known as crowdfunding - is coming to the world of commercial real estate. Find out how innovations in 3D printing are enabling developers to build the future. Also access Commercial Market Survey results, a timeline on Lease Accounting, and a roundup of tech solutions including RPR Commercial and the REach® Class of 2014.

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In our industry, thinking ahead is crucial. Not only as individuals, but as an organization. We are constantly bombarded with messages of change and disruption: new technology, new ways of marketing, and new avenues of communication. There is constant pressure to learn the latest technique, strategy, or tool.

Crowdfunding isn’t just for indie brands anymore. The practice of using the Internet to solicit funding has come to commercial real estate, and it may be a game changer for developers, brokers and investors alike.

The joint Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) project on Lease Accounting was forecast to be completed, with new rules regulating lease accounting in the U.S. and internationally, by the end of 2014, but it is unclear if that will come to pass.

Don’t look now, but there’s a robot in your office. It’s your computer printer. Happy to print your spreadsheets, this familiar little robot now has cousins, strange new machines with far bigger jobs in mind. How big? Your next office building just might be built by one.

When working with clients, REALTORS® are generally given specific criteria needed to support a business. RPR Commercial pinpoints the “right customers” based on a client’s needs. This analysis allows you, as a REALTOR®, to help your client find the best place to locate using various data to identify areas with a high volume of target customers for the business.

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