Unfortunately, RealtyShares is no longer accepting new investors on their platform. RealtyShares was one of the fastest growing and largest platforms. But they grew too quickly.
I suggest taking a look at Fundrise, the pioneer in eREITs and a platform for non-accredited investors. They are also currently working on an Opportunity Fund to take advantage of tax-efficient Opportunity Zones. Fundrise was founded in 2012 and is open to all investors – accredited and non-accredited alike.
If you are an accredited investor, take a look at CrowdStreet. CrowdStreet is a way to invest in individual real estate opportunities mostly in 18-hour cities. 18-hour cities are secondary cities with lower valuations, higher rental yields, and potentially higher growth due to job growth and demographic trends.
Please check out my Real Estate Crowdfunding Learning Center for more information about this fast growing space.
Fundrise Returns Have Been Solid
In 2018, Fundrise returned 9.11% net of fees, a significant 14% outperformance over the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, and a 15% outperformance versus the Vanguard Real Estate ETF.
Fundrise also outperformed the S&P 500 index in 2018, which was down 6.4%. All-in, Fundrise had a banner year, and they’ve once again shown the power of their platform as they carefully vet only the best deals with rigorous underwriting standards for investors to consider.
Take a look at their 5-year net returns comparison below.
I am continuously impressed with Fundrise’s forward-thinking ways. My only wish is that they open up a satellite office in San Francisco so we can go get a beer and brainstorm about the future of real estate even further.
Sign up with Fundrise here today. It’s free to explore. RealtyShares was a good platform.