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The Big Winner Of The Tax Bill: Commercial Real Estate

The full impacts of the GOP tax bill will take time to be felt, but commercial real estate investors look like major beneficiaries.<p>New deductions for …

Amazon Bank: When Will Banking's Worst Nightmare Come True?

Rumors have been swirling that an Amazon Bank may be imminent. Will banking be the next industry to feel the 'Amazon Effect'?<p><b>By Jeffry Pilcher,</b> …

Amazon Could Be Your Lender, Too

Amazon.com Inc. has profoundly changed the way clothes and books are sold and is now targeting food shopping. Its next project may very well be …

Amazon.com Inc

The Rob Roy Cocktail

<b>Even non-scotch drinkers will enjoy this Manhattan variant</b> <br>A scotch-based cocktail? Aye!<p>The Rob Roy dates back to the 19th century. And it has aged …

4 VCs were asked what the hottest area of fintech is right now — all they could talk about was insurance

At the Economist Finance Disrupted conference in London this week, three out of the four VCs on the panel "Unicorns vs. Unicorpses" named insurance specifically when asked what was of most interest to them as an area for investment.<p>The sector was name-checked by: Yann Ranchere, a Geneva-based …

Venture Capital

A New Way for Individuals to Invest in Real Estate

Wall Street is offering individuals a new way to invest in commercial real estate as protection from swings in the stock market. But the approach also carries its own risks. These funds largely invest directly in property, rather than in real-estate investment trusts, or REITs, which are pools of …

Real Estate

LendIt Conference 2017: RealtyMogul's Cofounder & CEO Jilliene Helman On The Future Of Investing

In recent years, real estate crowdfunding has experienced significant growth and is now often compared to REITs as a superior alternative for the small investor. This market was made possible by the JOBS Act, which allowed the raising of capital through securities crowdfunding for the first time. …

Investing

Real Estate Crowdfunding: 3 Trends to Watch in 2017

Real estate crowdfunding continues to be a dynamic and ever-evolving industry, growing to an estimated $3.5 billion in 2016. By 2025, the crowdfunding industry as a whole is anticipated to be valued at more than $300 billion and online real estate marketplaces are primed to capitalize on that …

Venture Capital

Title III Crowdfunding For Real, Part III

We often hear that crowdfunding can only be for films and small consumer products. But with the introductin of Title III crowdfunding, non-accredited investors are able to buy equity in companies, which means the average American can now be an investor. In our final blog of this three-part series …

Crowd Funding

4 Real Estate Crowdfunding Trends You Should Be Watching

According to Massolution’s crowdfunding report, money raised by individuals, budding brands and even established companies through crowdfunding platforms exceeded $34.4 Billion in 2015. Analysts even predict that crowdfunding will surpass VC funding this year. These numbers, while staggering, are …

Real Estate

Everything You Need to Know About Real Estate Crowdfunding

Real estate crowdfunding: you may or may not heard of it, but the concept is quickly growing among investors. In a sense, crowdfunding is doing for …

Crowdfunding the skyscraper

Can a new model for real estate investment help spread the wealth?<p>The commercial real estate developer Rodrigo Niño has a problem with commercial real estate development. The immense amount of wealth it generates, he argues, falls into the hands of too few people. People like him.<p>Niño’s sitting in …

FinTech v. traditional banking: It’s not a zero-sum game

The financial services sector is bracing itself for an unprecedented period of disruption. Innovations such as smartphones, big data analytics, and the blockchain technology that underpins Bitcoin, are forcing banks, insurers, and Wall Street firms to adapt to an unpredictable future where some of …

Innovation

3 Industries Being Disrupted by Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is rearranging the way that entrepreneurs finance their creative endeavors, whether they're artists or engineers.<p>Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, Web Designer, Author, Volunteer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding is rearranging the way that …

Real Estate

The Best International Scotch Day Picks For Whisky Novices

Today is Nick Offerman’s favorite day (International Scotch Day), so it’s the best day to dip your toes (or lips) into the world of Scotch whisky. Perhaps, when you think about Scotch, you imagine gentleman in old timey garb, slowly sipping the drink while they sit in high backed chairs, smoking …

Whiskey

French bank BNP Paribas is spending €3 billion to 'build the bank of tomorrow'

BNP announced its new 2017-2020 transformation plan alongside full-year results on Tuesday, saying it wants to "build the bank of the future by continuing to grow the businesses and implementing an ambitious programme of digital transformation, new customer experience, and cost savings."<p>Banks …

BNP Paribas

These Startups Are Bringing Commercial Real Estate Into 2017

Commercial real estate is behind the times.<p>That might come as a surprise, especially since the industry is valued at $12.6 trillion. Thankfully, a growing community of tech startups is beginning to address common issues that plague the industry.<p>Just weeks ago, Hightower and VTS, software solutions …

Real Estate

Vancouver's Lego-land coming together

The City of Vancouver is a few pieces closer to finishing its Lego-like modular housing pilot project at the corner of Main Street and Terminal …

Housing

A Whisky for Every Budget: 8 Single Malt Scotches to Know and Love

A few decades ago, when single malts were few and serious whisky nerds were even fewer, it used to be so simple: You could waltz into a liquor store, scan the small selection of bottles in the Scotch section, pick the fanciest-looking one you could afford, and be done with your holiday booze …

It’s Time to Reconsider the Blended Whisky

For the past 20 years or so, Scotch lovers have fetishized the single malt, and relegated blended whisky to the bottom shelf. They drank so much of …

9 Ways to Make Your Old Bathroom New Again

If a trip to the bath feels more like a trip in time to the 1960s—complete with nostalgic but now dated design choices like pastel bathtubs, plate …

The Joy of Drinking Young Single Malt Scotch

The reason why you should consider drinking less-expensive whisky.<p>Judging by the bottles of Scotch on liquor store shelves 30 is the new 18. While …

Scotch Whisky

The Best Scotch Under $100

This guide is part of a series. View our more premium single malt Scotch whisky selections in our post entitled “A Guide to the Best Scotch Under …

Crowdfunding ‘bridges’ the gap between real estate lenders and borrowers

Property development is the epitome of a <i>high risk, high reward</i> real estate deals that many investors clamor after. But many interested investors …

Real Estate

Predictive Analytics in Real Estate Investing

<b>What is Predictive Analytics?</b><p>Although the term may sound complex, predictive analytics is not a difficult concept to understand. In a nutshell, …

I listened to 82 finance startup pitches — here's what I learned about where Wall Street is heading

They're gaining customers at a pace and have been making a lot of noise.<p>According to UBS Evidence Lab, the use of financial services from nonbank providers is set to surge by as much as 150% over the next year. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers global fintech survey found that 60% of asset and wealth …

Charles Schwab

Do we still need bank branches?

They may be financial titans but that hasn't stopped the big banks closing branches up and down Britain. We look at what's happening and whether we …

Google's Larry Page buys a 'major global bank'

Can you imagine the reaction of a bank employee if one morning he reads this headline?<p>In the spring of 2010 I polled the students of the Master of …

Kindle

Money Is Pouring Into Property Deals Banks Won't Touch

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Finance

How a Toronto Real Estate company became a one-stop shop for commercial real estate companies worldwide

<b>The Toronto real estate services company followed its clients into international markets, then expanded its products and services through strategic acquisitions, becoming a one-stop shop for commercial real estate companies worldwide.</b><p>Toronto real estate service company Altus Group Limited (Altus …