ORANGE COUNTY, CA—Still in its early innings, crowdfunding is catching on fast as a form of fundraising for commercial real estate transactions, but how much progress has it really made in the past year or so, and where is it heading? spoke exclusively with Joe Elias, co-founder and COO of; Dan Miller, co-founder and president of Fundrise; Judd Hollas, CEO of EquityNet; Adam Chapnick, principal of Asset Avenue; Joaquin de Monet, founder and managing principal of Palisades Capital Realty Advisors Inc.; Gary Tenzer, principal and managing director at George Smith Partners; Ryan Smith, director of We Are Crowdfunding; and Jilliene Helman, CEO of Realty Mogul, about how far it’s come. Also, stay tuned for an upcoming feature article in’s sister publication Real Estate Forum on the subject of crowdfunding, its acceptance as a legitimate source of financing and how it is viewed in relation to traditional avenues of finance. How much progress has CRE crowdfunding made in the last year, and how much do you expect it to progress over the coming year?

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