It’s one thing to have your organization honored, but to achieve that individually is an accomplishment. It is particularly so when those that make up the Columbus Citizens Foundation have selected you to be esteemed amongst your colleagues. The Foundation is made up of real estate professionals from the likes of companies such as Bank of American, CIT, Kushner Companies, Carlyle Ground and Cushman and Wakefiled, not to mention, tv personality Michael Stoler. Michael Stoler is the anchor of the show, “The Stoler Report; NY’s Business Report, a show that highlights the development and expansion in the tri-county area, and has run consecutively for the past fifteen years. William Skelley will also be featured on the Stoler Report this spring as part of a panel on the area’s development. Also appearing on the panel with him will be the former iFunding sponsor and now founder of Regional Capital Group, Paul Braungart .
iFunding has become the largest platform of crowdfunding for real estate investment development. For as little as $5,000, any accredited investor may invest in any of the financial opportunities on the iFunding website. These multi-million dollar huge commercial investment deals would normally be off limits for most investors outside the financial services industry. iFunding takes on the grudge work of thoroughly underwriting each deal in order for it to be a transparent process that any of their investment clients can monitor and investigate. Crowdfunding has completely taken off since the changes brought forth with the Title II legislature. However, William Skelley told RealHeartland he was the first to apply crowdfunding to multi-million dollar commercial investment development in the real estate vector. But overseeing underwriting of such important deals is not new to Skelley. Prior to opening iFunding he had founded a boutique investment bank where he underwrote more than $2 billion in real estate fundings. Through the bank’s and personal and professional contacts Skelley was readily able to raise hundreds of millions of dollars during the banks operation. Prior to that, William Skelley was running a hedge fund called Rose Park Advisors. Rose Park was founded by his once professor at Harvard Business School, Dr. Clayton Christensen, a man known well for innovation in disruptive techniques.
Skelley spends most of his time now ferreting out new deals to offer his investors, with higher than average returns, all of which are thoroughly underwriten. Currently, if you logon to iFunding you will see an offer to apply for a loan to received real estate debt or preferred equity financing. It offers institutional Investors syndication of their deals, and revolutionizing real estate investing with an investment as low as $5,000. When visitors look at why they should invest in real estate the site offers a number of good reasons. Reasons like competitive risk-adjusted returns, high tangible asset value, attractive and stable income return, portfolio diversification and inflation hedging. iFunding can be found on Twitter, or through their Android app.