Brandon Jenkins Brandon Jenkins is the COO of Fundrise.

LOS ANGELES—In the last couple of years, the SEC has made some major regulatory changes that have been game changing for the crowdfunding industry. These regulatory shifts include everything from the ability to now market and advertise an investment opportunity to Reg A+, which allows unaccredited investors to play in the investment world. Prior to these changes, fixing the regulatory incongruence seemed to be at the top of the priority list for the crowdfunding industry, but since, there hasn’t been much noise about regulatory issues. Has the SEC caught up to technology?

“Getting Reg A+ was a huge step in the right direction, but I don’t know that as we grow as a company, we will limit ourselves to just the Reg A+ market as the only avenue by which we raise money,” Brandon Jenkins, COO of Fundrise, tells GlobeSt.com. “There is a continuous improvement process that allows the kind of technology for many people across the country to be matched with why these regulations exist, which are to protect the individual investor. We believe as a company that there are continued improvements that can be made, but Reg A+ was a big step that really allowed us to take up larger projects and many larger projects.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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