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Official Press Release
After the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012, it seems like there has been vibrant excitement surrounding the concept of raising capital for real-estate projects via crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is the window into democratizing the investment marketplace, allowing everyday-people a chance to participate and own a fractional interest in the project. Equityroots.com is an online platform backed by lawyers, land-use experts, and hotel owners- aiming to raise capital for well-planned hotel projects.
Seven young experts in various areas of law, business, and technology are responsible for starting this novel firm—EquityRoots.com—which was inspired by recent bipartisan job creation legislation, also known as the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012.
EquityRoots.com provides a crowd of investors the opportunity to invest in hotels and other real estate assets while maintaining security on real property. Just about anyone can become part of the crowd when they sign up for a free account online. There is no role for middlemen—brokers or commission agents. EquityRoots.com will allow even the smallest investors the opportunity to pool capital, allowing ordinary people to invest side-by-side with veteran real-estate developers.
The goal is to offer a platform accessible to the entire world while stressing the need to democratize the real estate business—thus allowing everyday people to have an opportunity. This includes investors within the U.S. and abroad. Each investor will be able to view current deals on equityroots.com and pick a project that they would like to fund. Additionally, they can sign contracts, perform due-diligence, and safely transfer funds to escrow with the click of a button. They have all the tools to manage a portfolio of holdings through their online account.
Foreign Investors and EB-5 Visas
Foreign investors are not excluded from participating. In fact, EquityRoots.com offers investment opportunities to foreign investors as well. Staff attorneys will file EB-5 visa petitions on behalf of a foreign investor to immigration authorities, which will allow investors from India, China, Russia, or even from Brazil to become permanent residents in the United States if an individual invests at least $1 million in an equityroots.com hotel offering where 10 American jobs are created.
Business and hotel owners may submit their respective project for funding online as well—where the staff at EquityRoots must pre-vet, underwrite, and approve the project before conducting a public offering.
“The objective is to offer assets that are healthy for the local economy, and have the potential of bringing healthy returns for its stakeholders and investors,” says Bhavik Dani, the Founder and Deal-flow officer of EquityRoots.com. “It’s about time the principles of democracy meet the fundamentals of real estate investing, letting the masses have a shot at it,” he adds.
To learn more about crowdfunding and hotel investments, information can be found at www.equityroots.com or you can call (312)483-2200. Equityroots.com is proudly headquartered in Schaumburg, IL.