LOS ANGELES—Although the crowdfunding space has grown phenomenally in the past year, and offers notable preferred returns, investors should still be aware of the potential risks, warns Paul S. Rutter, of counsel at Gilchrist & Rutter and a board member of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. Along with the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the UCLA Ziman Center is preparing to host the annual Crocker Symposium with the theme “Constructive Disruption: Adapting to Change in Evolving Real Estate Markets.” To find out how crowdfunding has disrupted commercial real estate, what investors should do to evolve and about the new and soon-to-be SEC regulations that affect this space, we sat down with Rutter for an exclusive interview. Here is what he told us:

GlobeSt.com: How has crowdfunding disrupted the commercial real estate space?

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