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Quality of Real Estate Crowdfunding

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Quality of Real Estate Crowdfunding

Ding, Yao (2016) Quality of Real Estate Crowdfunding. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Crowdfunding has prospered in recent years because of regulation adjustments. It provides new opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors. This thesis presents the first-ever empirical examination of the quality of real estate crowdfunding projects and primarily addresses two questions. First, due to relatively less sophisticated small investors, herd effect, group cognitive bias, and the non-tradability of crowdfunding, real estate crowdfunding properties could be worse than other real estate properties in terms of property characteristics, leasing, and sales transactions. Empirical results indicate that real estate crowdfunding properties are not evidently worse within the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and neighborhood, but they do fare more poorly than their comparables in sales transactions. Second, this thesis suggests that failed real estate crowdfunding projects are riskier, are managed by less qualified sponsors, and are located in less attractive areas.

Divisions:Concordia University > John Molson School of Business > Finance
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Ding, Yao
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Sc.
Program:Business Administration (Finance specialization)
Date:30 June 2016
Thesis Supervisor(s):Schweizer, Denis and Zhou, Tingyu
ID Code:981413
Deposited By: YAO DING
Deposited On:08 Nov 2016 19:23
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:53
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