Real estate crowdfunding rose on the heels of the marketplace lending boom in response to the 2008 financial crisis. As banks began to offer fewer mortgage loans and small business loans to real estate developers, marketplace lenders stepped in to meet the need with innovative technologies. Since then, the industry has been in growth mode.

Key Takeaways

  • What is marketplace lending?
  • Types of investments
  • Issues affecting the industry
  • The importance of portfolio diversifictation