Since the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act was passed in 2012, it has been easier for commercial real estate developers in Maryland to solicit investors. Now, opportunities can be advertised to accredited investors through online channels, opening up the door to a lot more potential participants. The Securities and Exchange Commission has reported that there are now over 12 million households that could qualify as accredited investors in the United States.
Many people in the commercial real estate industry are noticing how much the JOBS Act and modern technology like online investment platforms have changed commercial real estate investing. In the past, obtaining financing was a business that required a lot of face-to-face meetings and years of cultivating a network of business relationships. Now, developers can reach potential investors in minutes, and business partnerships can be formed online.