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Architect as Developer – Crowdsourcing Real Estate Developments with Ben Miller of Fundrise.com

Today’s guest is Ben Miller, co-founder of Fundrise.com. Fundrise is changing the way real estate development happens by putting power back in the hands of local residents. Fundrise is a crowdsourcing platform for funding real estate developments. Instead of developments being funded by large, heavily capitalized institutional investors, Fundrise allows boutique investors to get part of the action by investing as little as $100 to a development project. Fundrise gives individuals the ability to invest directly in local properties without the unnecessary fees and middlemen of conventional real estate equity finance. With Fundrise, people now have the power to earn financial returns while building the city they want to live in.

In this interview we discuss:

  1. Why architects often fail at developing their own projects
  2. How the thinking of developers differs from that of architects
  3. How Fundrise is changing the future of real estate investing
  4. The future of architecture and crowdsourcing

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Show Notes:

  1. Visit Fundrise at Fundrise.com

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Enoch Sears
 

I am a licensed California architect who loves researching and sharing about running a great architecture business. I founded Business of Architecture to help solo architects and small firms run a better business so they can have the peace of mind to focus on creating great architecture.

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Kevvin Alley - July 12, 2013

Yes it’s very impressive and informative discussion, it is the factual scenario of real estate industry and the skills and experience will take some time. New developments and new creativity is major role has played in the architect designers industry.

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Adam - July 3, 2013

Enoch, When are you going to put up the rest of this podcast?

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    Enoch Sears - July 4, 2013

    Hey Adam! The second half will go up next Tuesday.

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