EquityRoots brings crowdfunding to hotels

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EquityRoots.com, a brand backed by lawyers, hoteliers, and land-use experts is an online crowdfunding platform exclusively dedicated to offering investment opportunities in branded hotels, assisted living facilities, and other lodging assets. The team at EquityRoots.com has developed and launched an online platform to offer prospective investors, both domestically and internationally, a chance to participate and invest into highly rewarding franchised hotel assets by Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Starwood, and Hyatt. Similarly, hotel owners may use the platforms to find equity partners or get a loan from the public.

However, all funding requests undergo a strenuous vetting process before EquityRoots.com chooses to conduct a public offering and allow registered website users to perform due-diligence, sign contracts, and invest with the click of a button. It’s worth noting how simplified and efficient the real-estate investment process becomes without brokers, middlemen, or commissions. This is the essence of crowdfunding.

EquityRoots.com approved and launched its first offering for a dual-branded IHG project in a prominent NW suburb of Chicago – Schaumburg, IL. The hotels will be surrounded by 2.4 million square feet of Class-A office and around the corner from the 3rd largest mall in the country. In general, crowdfunding has opened the doors for savvy investors from all over the world to pool capital and invest side-by-side with proven industry players. Online capital formation has allowed Equityroots.com to take advantage of the accessibility of the Internet and the vast networks of friends, family, and professional networks that stay connected through it. With recent legislation like the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, EquityRoots has and will continue to democratize the investment marketplace.

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EquityRoots raises more than $2M within 72 Hours

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 Official Press Release

EquityRoots.com, a brand backed by lawyers, hoteliers, and land-use experts is an online crowdfunding platform exclusively dedicated to offering investment opportunities in branded hotel assets. The team at EquityRoots.com has developed and launched an online platform to offer prospective investors, both domestically and internationally, a chance to participate and invest into highly rewarding franchised hotel assets by Marriot, Hilton, IHG, Starwood, and Hyatt. Similarly, hotel owners may use the platform to find equity partners or get a loan from the public. However, all funding requests undergo a strenuous vetting process before EquityRoots.com chooses to conduct a public offering and allow registered website users to perform due-diligence, sign contracts, and invest with the click of a button. It’s worth noting how simplified and efficient the real-estate investment process becomes without brokers, middlemen, or commissions. This is the very essence of crowdfunding.

EquityRoots.com recently approved and launched its first public offering for a dual branded IHG new-construction project in Schaumburg, Illinois— a prominent corporate-suburban market of Chicago. The hotels will be surrounded by 2.4 million square feet of Class-A office space on a site with expressway visibility and minutes from the 10th largest mall in the country. Development plans will feature a full-service brand paired with a Limited-Service flag, efficiently sharing a swimming pool, patio, and fitness center. The public offering raised more than $2 million within the first 72 hours.

In general, crowdfunding has opened the doors for savvy investors from all over the world to pool capital and invest side-by-side with proven industry players. Online capital formation has allowed EquityRoots.com to take advantage of the accessibility of the Internet and the vast networks of friends, family, and professional networks that stay connected through it. With recent legislation like the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, EquityRoots has and will continue to democratize the investment marketplace.

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EquityRoots.com to Democratize the Hotel Investment Space

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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.

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