Realty Mogul announced today that its co-founder and CEO, Jilliene Helman, had been named to Inman News’ list of the top 100 most influential real estate leaders for 2013. Inman, a leading news provider for the real estate industry, regularly recognizes real estate industry leaders whose ingenuity, strength, conviction, power and persistence are driving change.
According to Inman, the Top 100 report seeks to include not only thought leaders, power brokers, and deal makers, but also entrepreneurs from outside the industry whose ideas are influencing the way homes are bought and sold. Criteria include whether a person has driven changes in the industry that are beneficial for real estate consumers and industry practitioners, has launched particularly impactful initiatives on the real estate industry, and has taken action in the past year that created change in the industry.
“I’m truly honored to be included in such a prestigious group,” said Ms. Helman. “The Inman honorees include brokers, economists, trade groups, mortgage and title professionals, and other specialists in the real estate industry. We at Realty Mogul do like to think that we’ve driven some change in the industry by enabling accredited investors to participate in larger real estate syndications to which they wouldn’t have previously had access. Nevertheless, this honor was quite unexpected, and really I’m just grateful to all of our investors and industry partners who have thus far helped contribute to our success.”
Realty Mogul is a real estate crowdfunding company that has thus far limited participation in its platform to accredited investors – persons who earn $200,000 or more annually or have a net worth over $1 million. The site is a leader in the commercial real estate financing sector and has hosted ventures involving shopping centers, apartment buildings and self-storage facilities.
“Honors like the Inman Top 100 list certainly assist in our efforts to increase investor awareness of our platform and to continue to bring high-quality project sponsors to the site,” said Helman. “We believe that our online accredited crowdfunding model fills a very real need both for project sponsors searching for new financing sources and for investors who may not have previously had access to these sorts of commercial and residential real estate opportunities. I don’t know whether I deserve to be included in such a group of extraordinarily talented honorees, but I’m happy for the recognition because our technology really does help smaller investors participate more broadly in larger commercial property investments. I take this honor as at least some affirmation that our technology and approach really is making a difference to the industry.”
About Realty Mogul
Realty Mogul is crowdfunding for real estate, a marketplace for accredited investors to pool money online and buy shares of real property like office buildings, apartment buildings and retail centers. Realty Mogul gives investors tools to browse investments, do due diligence, invest online and have 24/7 access to an investor dashboard to watch how their investments are performing. Realty Mogul partners with private real estate companies to source quality deal flow and curates all the investments. For these real estate companies, they have access to a broader capital pool and tools to do investor reporting, investor communication and distributions.