William Skelley is the founder of the one of the most successful commercial real estate crowdfunding company, iFunding. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the firm. His area of specialization is alternative investment and is known for coining the term accredited crowdfunding. The term refers to a concept where accredited investors bring together small amounts of capital and use it to make an investment in large-scale business activities that are an individual may have difficulties accessing. He also speaks at industry events that discuss matters in real estate and crowdfunding. He previously held the position of a principal at Rose Park Advisors. Companies that he has worked for include General Electric, Olympus, and Bain Capital. He is also an advisor to several start-ups. He is a Hobart College graduate and also attended the Harvard Business School.
The iFunding group recently held its annual dinner and Q&A, the first since it was launched in 2012. The dinner was held on the 17th of January at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York. It was an invite-only event that was organized by the Managing Director of Madison Realty Capital, Michael Stoler. He also hosts the weekly show “The Stoler Report: NY’s Business Report” that focuses on real estate and business trends in the tri-state region. The dinner was attended by elite women and men from real estate firms such as Carlyle Group, Cushman and Wakefield, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, CIT, and Kushner Companies.
iFunding is one of the firms that adapted the concept of real estate crowdfunding right after the industry was launched after the ruling of the Title II of the JOBS Act. Since its launch in 2012, the firm has grown to become one of the recognized names in alternative real estate investment platforms. Skelley’s role at the firm is to oversee business development activities and has managed projects valued at over 250 million.
In the Spring of 2016, he will participate in one episode of “The Stoler Report: NY’s Business Report” where, together with Paul Braungart, they will discuss the evolution of commercial real estate. Paul Braungart is the founder and president of Regional Capital Group and has in the past sponsored iFunding.
iFunding provides an investment opportunity for accredited investors to invest in quality real estate deals with a minimum investment of just $5000. They facilitate debt and preferred equity fundraising for a wide range of real estate projects. William Skelley can be found on Twitter, where he continues to rally the cause for iFunding and this new method of real estate investing.