LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2015) - Money360, Inc. (money360.com), the leading commercial real estate online marketplace lending platform, today announced that Evan Gentry, the company's founder and CEO, will be speaking on a panel at the second annual IMN Crowdfunding Forum for Real Estate on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, CA.
Gentry and several other industry executives will share insights on "Evaluating the Expansion and Economic Factors behind the Growth of Crowdfunding in Real Estate." The discussion is slated to cover factors such as the impact of cap and interest rates, the impact of title III and IV and other proposed regulations, the lending environment as a whole, the funding environment for portals, investor liquidity, industry fundraises, and more.
Gentry has 18 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has a strong background in the application of technology to the real estate and lending industries, which comes from leading Money360, the first company to pioneer online marketplace lending / peer-to-peer lending for commercial real estate loans, as well as from heading up several other companies. During his career, he has led the origination of billions of real estate loans and the acquisition of more than $750 million of real estate properties and investments.
Gentry is also the founder and CEO of G8 Capital (www.g8cap.com), a private equity real estate investment firm that focuses on opportunity-based acquisitions in distressed commercial and residential real estate. Prior to G8 Capital, he co-founded MoneyLine Lending Services. MoneyLine's back-office platform and technology revolutionized how banks originated mortgage loans. While at MoneyLine, Gentry oversaw the dramatic growth of the business, which eventually included 50 bank clients nationwide, and was also responsible for raising multiple rounds of private and institutional equity capital and debt financing. After the company's acquisition, Evan served as an executive of Genpact through its successful IPO (Symbol "G") on the NYSE at a $3 billion market capitalization.
"Crowdfunding has come a long way in just a few years," said Gentry. "This is an exciting time to be involved in the crowdfunding and online marketplace lending industries. I look forward to sharing the insights that I have gained while working in these industries, as well as to discussing this important topic with other industry executives at the IMN Crowdfunding Forum for Real Estate."
Money360 is an online marketplace lending platform that directly connects commercial real estate borrowers with institutional and accredited private investors. The company offers borrowers a variety of loan options faster at competitive rates and more flexible terms than traditional banks and financial institutions (i.e., the speed to closing on a loan can be as fast as seven to 10 days), while providing investors with higher returns (typically seven to 11 percent) at lower risks than traditional investment vehicles.
Money360 specializes in offering loans to borrowers who have income-producing commercial real estate properties. The company looks for borrowers who not only have a specific expertise in commercial real estate, but also have a substantial amount of their own money / equity capital to invest in a project. All loans are secured in a first-lien position against professionally valued commercial real estate.
Money360's Participation at Other Upcoming Industry Events
In addition to the IMN Crowdfunding Forum for Real Estate, Money360 is also currently slated to participate in the following upcoming events:
- Sept. 16, 2015 - "18th Annual Western States Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF) Conference," Las Vegas, NV.
- Sept. 17, 2015 - "The Crittenden Real Estate Finance Conference," Miami, FL.
- Oct. 5, 2015 - Financial Advisor magazine's "Creating an Exceptional Family Office Conference," Boston, MA.
- Oct. 6, 2015 - "Innovate Real Estate Conference," Los Angeles, CA.
- Oct. 14, 2015 - "Trigild Fall Lenders Conference," San Diego, CA.
- Oct. 21, 2015 - "National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Annual Conference," Indianapolis, IN.
- Nov. 10, 2015 - The All Star Group's "Commercial Real Estate (CRE) & Lending Conference," San Francisco, CA.
- Dec. 9, 2015 - The Opal Financial Group's "Alternative Investing Summit," Dana Point, CA.
About Money360, Inc.
Money360 (www.money360.com) is an online marketplace lender, matching commercial real estate borrowers with institutional and accredited private investors. Money360 originates, underwrites, and services all the loans. Borrowers and lenders (investors) can apply at www.money360.com.