Real Estate Crowdfunding & Lending: GVHBA Event April 6

Special Guest Speakers: Bret Conkin and Alixe Cormick

We are pleased to announce that CrowdfundSuite Chief Evangelist Bret Conkin and legal and financing expert Alixe Cormick of Venture Law Corp will be co-keynoting the upcoming AGM for the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association on April 6, 2016.  Tickets are available here.


So what is crowd funding? In 2015, approximately $2.6B was raised in real estate crowd funding offerings outside of Canada, primarily in the US. The majority of funds raised were for residential property development, and fix and flips. Crowd funding is relatively new to Canada. This talk will provide attendees with a strong understanding how crowd funding may fit into their financial and business plans. Attendees walk away with a checklist of the key considerations before undertaking a crowd funding campaign, such as choosing a portal, elements of a successful campaign, deal structuring, regulatory compliance, and execution. 

Who Should Attend

Construction owners, renovators, managers, estimators, supervisors, and staff.

As well as, real estate investors, marketing firms, legal and accounting professionals, exempt market dealers, brokers, real estate funds and REIT managers, bankers, and other stakeholders.


Projects of real estate developers, homebuilders and renovators do not always fit within the requirements of traditional bank lending and financing sources, or at times such loans or financing may only be available at sub-optimal terms.

RE Crowdfunding provides an alternative funding option with investors who want to participate in the upside of this asset class.

RE Crowdfunding also increases the efficiency and transparency of capital raising for developers and homebuilders who are already accessing funds from accredited investors and retail investors using an offering memorandum.

In 2015, approximately $2.6B was raised in RE Crowdfunding offerings outside of Canada. The majority of funds raised were for residential property development, and fix and flips. Funds raised for commercial development projects were a distant third.


5:30 – 6:10 pm: Meet ‘n’ Mix Reception and Tabletop Display Viewing
6:10 – 6:45 pm: Dinner, served family style (food is served on platters at the table and guests serve themselves)
6:45 – 7:45pm: Presentation and Q&A by Special Guest Speakers, Bret Conkin and Alixe Cormick, CrowdFundSuite
7:45 – 8:30 pm: Business Program (AGM, presentation of BCIT Achievement Awards and CHBA National Awards)
Register for this essential event on the GVHBA website here.

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