Transitioning to Institutional Capital in Online Real Estate Lending

Panelists include: Paul Stockamore, LendingHome; Ian Thomas, LendInvest; Beth O'Brien, Colony American Finance; Moderator: Anna Irrera, Reuters.

There are a few real estate platforms that are very active with institutional investors; in this panel we hear from Colony American Finance who is a direct originator as well as a funding partner to real estate platforms; platforms LendInvest, a leader in the UK, and LendingHome, which leads the US in crowdfunding originations, provide their perspective on bringing on institutional capital; Colony American Finance to date has originated $2 billion in loans and has provided hundreds of millions to platforms; LendingHome shares that their platform is 50% institutional investors, 25% retail with the other 25% remaining on balance sheet to be financed through securitization; panelists share why these assets are appealing to institutional investors, the types of institutional investors they have participating and how bringing on institutions has positioned them better in the market.