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NEW YORK, NY --(Marketwired - January 27, 2016) - William Skelley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iFunding, a leading commercial real estate crowdfunding platform, has been named a member of the exclusive 'Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders.'
The first annual dinner for the group will be held January 27th, 2016 in New York City at the Columbus Citizens Foundation. The invite only association is organized by Michael Stoler, Managing Director of Madison Realty Capital, and host of, "The Stoler Report: NY's Business Report," a weekly television show dedicated to real estate and business trends in the tri-state region, which has been running for 15 seasons. Other named members include elite and seasoned women and men from some of the top real estate firms in the world, including Carlyle Group, Cushman and Wakefield, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, CIT, and Kushner Companies.
Skelley was an early adapter to the concept of real estate crowdfunding when the industry launched after the ruling of Title II of the JOBS Act. He went on to launch iFunding, one of the most recognized names in online alternative real estate investment platforms, in 2012. Skelley oversees business development activities at the company, which has financed 40+ real estate projects with total real estate value over 250 million. Prior to iFunding, he founded a boutique investment bank that underwrote $2 billion in real estate transactions, acquiring hundreds of millions of dollars in financing. Earlier in his career, William was a principal at Rose Park Advisors, a hedge fund founded by Harvard Business School professor Dr. Clayton Christensen, specializing in "disruptive innovation." He has also worked at General Electric, Olympus, and as an advisor to several start-ups. He attended Harvard Business School and Hobart College.
Skelley has also been invited by Stoler to participate in an episode of The Stoler Report, that will air in the Spring of 2016. The episode will focus on the evolution of commercial real estate. Skelley will be on a panel with previous iFunding sponsor, Paul Braungart, Founder and President, of Regional Capital Group.
iFunding is a leading real estate crowdfunding platform, facilitating debt and preferred equity fundraising for properties range from multi-family residences and condominium estates, to apartment towers, hotels and resorts, single-family homes, retail locations, malls, offices, mixed-use buildings, and more. iFunding provides opportunities for accredited investors to invest in institutional-quality real estate deals, with a minimum investment of just $5,000. The company oversees deals throughout their lifespan, providing extensive information and transparency to give investors insight and oversight into their investments. It also generates financing for multi-project funds, and partners with family offices to co-fund opportunities with its individual investors. We offer flexible financing terms to real estate developers. Visit http://www.ifunding.co for more information, or connect with us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/innovational-funding, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/iFunding, or via @inno_funding on Twitter. The phone number for investor and operator inquiries is 844-367-4386.