房地产众筹最近吸引了越来越多的主意，而当今市面上众多的房地产平台也确实需要一个连接平台，就像NSR Invest和LendingRobot将投资者连接到Lending Club，Prosper和Funding Circle一样。AlphaFlow Exchange上周一推出的这款新产品，旨在为投资者提供跨不同房地产融资网站进行交易的渠道，这其中就包括RealCrowd、Patch of Land、PeerStreetFund、 That Flip、LendingHome (筹建中)、Sharestates (筹建中)。
Ray指出，这将使投资者有机会接触市面上接近75％的房地产债务众筹交易，但他们希望最终每一个房地产群众集资平台都在他们的网站上。投资者可以横跨多个站点进行项目比较，而不仅仅在每个单独的众筹网站浏览交易。 AlphaFlow Exchange允许通过投资范围来筛选，让投资者轻松选择他们喜欢的投资平台。Ray为我们提供了一个模拟账户来看看投资者亲身体验。
类似于我们已经在Lending Club Open Integration看到的那样，未来投资者也可以通过第三方平台创建帐户，这意味着AlphaFlow Exchange可能成为房地产投资众筹真正的一站式服务网站。
AlphaFlow is a new company that is focusing on connecting investors to the real estate crowdfunding ecosystem. Ray Sturm, who was previously one of the co-founders of RealtyShares, founded AlphaFlow in April, 2015.
Real estate crowdfunding has been getting more traction recently and there is a real need for an aggregator in the space given the immense number of real estate platforms that exist today. Similar to how NSR Invest and LendingRobot connect investors to Lending Club, Prosper and Funding Circle, AlphaFlow does the same for real estate crowdfunding. The product, dubbed AlphaFlow Exchange which launched on Monday aims to offer investors access to deals across many real estate crowdfunding sites including:
(2) Patch of Land
(4) Fund That Flip
(5) LendingHome (on-boarding in process)
(6) Sharestates (on-boarding in process)
Ray noted that this will give investors access to close to 75% of the real estate debt crowdfunding deals in the market at launch, but they hope to bring every real estate crowdfunding platform on board eventually. Instead of browsing deals on each individual crowdfunding site, investors will be able to compare deals across many sites. AlphaFlow Exchange allows the ability to filter by investment criteria which allows investors to easily filter on the types of deals they like to invest in across participating platforms. Ray provided us with a demo account to take a look at the investor experience firsthand.
Deeper Integrations to Come
While what AlphaFlow has already built will help investors simplify their investing in real estate crowdfunding, Ray mentioned that deeper integrations with platforms are the future. The current investment experience forwards users to the platform’s website to commit funding in a property. In the future, platform investments will be made directly on AlphaFlow.
The features will also extend into managing a real estate portfolio. Currently, investors are able to track their investments on AlphaFlow with select platforms. Eventually they will integrate deeply into all platforms creating a comprehensive dashboard that will include all current investments, earnings, transactions and cash flow reporting.
Similar to what we’ve seen with Lending Club Open Integration, accounts in the future may be able to be created through third parties meaning AlphaFlow Exchange could be a true one stop shop for real estate crowdfunding investing.
In the last year we have seen a lot of growth in real estate crowdfunding, but it is also a fairly fragmented market. An ecosystem has already developed around online consumer and small business lending platforms, but AlphaFlow is the first to create the same for real estate crowdfunding. If you’re an investor on any of the real estate crowdfunding platforms AlphaFlow Exchange is worth a look.