Recently Realty Mentors announced a new investment advisory business. According to the article in Crowd Fund Insider.com, the company which is a commercial real estate diligence and underwriting company and is an affiliate company of CreditVest is claiming to be the first of its kind to launch in the commercial real estate crowdfunding industry.
The company has been set up by John Mauro and Andrea Humphrey who between them have years of experience of underwriting and analyzing commercial real estate transactions for institutional clients. With this new company, they will be offering the same level of expertise to individual investors, feeling they can provide a huge amount of value by helping these individuals identify hidden risks. The team at Realty Mentors don’t aim to direct clients to a particular investment, but rather want to provide them with the very best analysis available so they can make the decision for themselves.
When it comes to the real estate crowdfunding industry, their services will encourage new investors to enter the market because they will have the benefit of an objective and independent third party advising them. Realty Mentors points out that crowdfunding is still quite a new type of investment and as such many investors are hesitant to take risks, but with their advice and credibility, they will hopefully be reassured. While there are plenty of investment advisory services for those wishing to invest in stock market, Realty Mentors feels it’s important that investors should also have a qualified adviser capable of offering independent advice for those wishing to pursue opportunities in commercial real estate crowdfunding, without conflicts of interest.
With Realty Mentors help, interested investors can avoid potentially large losses in poorly conceived or structured commercial real estate offerings. They point out that such negative investor experiences will only harm the industry, while more positive experiences will help it to grow. The company is predicting that crowdfunding platforms will continue to grow as a method of funding commercial real estate. However, they are keen to highlight the need for maintaining good underwriting standards for the industry’s long-term success.
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