Crowfunding real estate, the taste of risk

With yields between 9 % and 12 %, the crowdfunding (the” crowdfunding “) the real estate has already attracted a number of investors who, in this period of low interest rates, are looking for every seam to grow their money. Depending on Funding participatory France (FPF), an association of professionals in crowdfunding, approximately 50 million euros were collected in France at the end of 2016 with the public, in order to co-finance programs real estate (offices, housing…) of small and medium developers, or 20% of the total crowdfunding. And 2017 is expected to experience a 46% increase in the volume of investments compared to last year.

The problem is that this new type of investment, which has emerged there are only five years old, is as capable as risky. It is in the spring that took place in the first output route that has shaken the realm of crowdfunding. Having put the key under the door, the promoter Terlat, who had used crowdfunding, has been unable to repay investors who had financed.

This unfortunate episode has pointed out that in terms of financial investments, no one ever wins all the time, and that the crowdfunding has nothing to do with offering magic. WiSEED and Anaxago, the two platforms, the most important of the sector, have made the costs of the disappearance of this promoter. WiSEED was collected and funded two real estate transactions, Anaxago had four.

Be vigilant

In collaboration with FPF, the site Hellocrowdfunding list all the existing operations on the market and provides a continuous. “To this day, 430 projects have been launched, of which 14 are in the phase of collection on the Internet, 291 are in the process of implementation, 112 were returned and 13 are late. This last figure is not huge given the totality of the operations, but it must be admitted that, in some cases, the…

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