Real estate Investment Comparison
Wondering whether CrowdStreet or Lofty is a better investment? We put them both to the test to help you compare and decide where to invest your money.
Good option for experienced high net-worth investors, but variable fee structure and high minimums don't work for everyday investors.
Makes it easy to invest in real estate with a well designed platform and low entry costs
Detailed business model and financial support documents, along with profiles on the project principals
They've been around since 2014 and has acquired billions worth of real estate
Most offerings require a $25k commitment, preventing diversification for all but the wealthiest investors
Expected investment time window is at least 5 years
CrowdStreet reports their past performance before taking fees into account, making it hard to compare to other options on the market
Each offering has a different structure and fee schedule, making them hard to compare for all but the most experienced investors.
Lofty gives investors unprecedented flexibility with their real estate investment with low minimums, no holding period, and almost instant liquidity. Some knowledge is required to get the most of your investments, but they do a good job at providing necessary documentation to help investors make the right choice.
Secondary market allows investors to trade holdings with low fees from the day they buy them
Investors receive pro-rated rent payments in their account daily
Investors can invest as much as they like as long as it's over $50
Investors actually own the underlying property and vote on major property decisions
Investors from anywhere can invest in U.S. real estate
While buying new fractions and managing properties is easy, trading with other investors currently requires a crypto wallet (though this will not always be the case)
Lofty's focus on high cap rate properties creates greater cash flow but with greater risk for lost rent
Lofty currently only runs on a browser