Realty Mogul vs. RealtyShares
In the past few years, crowdfunded real estate has become big business. And there are many companies vying for your investment dollars.
Crowdfunding platforms provide individual investors with an opportunity to invest in real estate. They use technology to streamline the process. That makes it less involved than buying a property outright. And they give you more control, choices and flexibility than buying shares of a traditional real estate investment trust (REIT). All transactions take place online. This saves time and money for all parties involved.
Realty Mogul and RealtyShares are two of the most popular crowdfunding platforms. Both companies are online real estate capital marketplaces that act as intermediaries between borrowers and investors and/or sponsors.
Realty Mogul and RealtyShares both offer a choice of equity and debt real estate opportunities. But there are a few differences between them.
About Realty Mogul
Realty Mogul specializes in commercial and residential real estate deals. Accredited investors can choose from a variety of debt and equity opportunities and make individual investments. The opportunities break down into two categories for retail investors:
- Peer-to-peer lending for debt.
- Real estate crowdfunding for equity
The company’s selection criteria for equity investors include properties located in the U.S. that provide steady cash flow. It focuses on properties with existing cash flow. This most typically means apartment buildings, office buildings, retail shopping centers, self-storage facilities and mobile home park communities.
Realty Mogul does not invest in ground-up development, fix-and-flip residences, owner-occupied residences or raw land.