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CityVest.com is an online investment marketplace providing investors with democratized access in $50,000 increments to top-performing institutional real estate private equity funds while the underlying funds have minimums of $500,000 to $1,000,000.
CityVest provides individual investors with online access to institutional real estate funds and the higher rates of return they generate. The key word is access. Why? Because it’s well-known that the best investment returns are available through institutional investment funds like those from Blackstone. Yes, sometimes bigger is better. The reason is simple: larger funds have significant relationships that enable them to identify and execute transactions with speed and the most attractive pricing.
Unfortunately, because typical institutional funds have million-dollar minimum subscription requirements, most investors are shut out. Until CityVest sought to change the rules for individual investors. CityVest is unique in its ability to provide investors with access to these funds by aggregating individuals’ investments as low as $50,000 to meet the million-dollar minimums. CityVest calls these “Access Funds”. These Access Funds are posted at the CityVest.com website which provides an easy and secure online experience to browse and invest in these institutional real estate funds.
CityVest scours the market for experienced real estate investment fund managers who have unique strategies with a strong prior audited track record. In addition, the funds provide a solid current return with an 8% to 10% preferred return.
The CityVest takes care of all the heavy lifting, finding the investment funds, conducting due diligence and structuring the investment.
CityVest is led by CEO and founder Alan Donenfeld, who is dedicated to finding the best real estate investments for individual investors. Prior to launching CityVest, Alan Donenfeld was the founder of a private equity fund, founder of a FINRA broker dealer, and worked for over a decade with large investment banking firms. He has completed several billion dollars worth of private equity, real estate and other investments throughout his 36 year career.
CityVest’s online real estate crowdfunding platform connects individuals with top tier real estate investment funds in one convenient online marketplace. This allows the average investor to build out a diversified real estate investment portfolio quickly and efficiently, with the same opportunity to achieve high returns as institutional investors.
In addition to being a more efficient investment process, CityVest allows investors to invest as little as $50,000 in some of the most desirable real estate investment funds. Today on CityVest, you can invest $50,000 in a mortgage debt fund that is generating a greater than 12% cash-on-cash return for its investors. The fund normally has a $500,000 minimum investment, but CityVest aggregates its investors’ capital to meet the high minimum subscription.
CityVest’s crowdfunding technology cuts out traditional investment banks and their very high fees, substantially reducing transaction costs and greatly streamlining the investment process.
Alan Donenfeld has spent over 30 years focused on investing in, advising and financing companies. He has been the founder, General Partner and Portfolio Manager of several investment companies. Currently Alan is focused on managing CityVest.com, a real estate crowdfunding company. Alan is a Founding Member of the Forbes Real Estate Council. For almost 20 years, he has been President of Bristol Investment Group, a FINRA broker-dealer. In the 1980’s, he worked for Bear Stearns, Shearson Lehman Hutton and Cowen, primarily in Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions. He received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA from Tufts University. Alan is a Founding Member of the Forbes Real Estate Council.
Chris Pisano graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Science. Chris is currently a principal and COO of XDevGroup. He is an online business development expert and his experience provides a unique ability to achieve high-ranking SEO results in any marketplace.
As a software engineer with an extensive marketing background, he focuses on custom websites and web-based applications and provides professional results to clients through a full range of application design, software development and consulting services.
Chris’s specialties are: Asp.Net, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Azure, Power BI, Content Strategy and Development, Email Marketing, Viral Marketing, Commerce, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing,
Dan Sullivan is an email marketing, infrastructure and deliverability subject matter expert. He has worked as an internet marketing and web analytics consultant for software companies, marketing companies and consumer electronics manufacturers in the direct marketing, online lead generation and customer loyalty space for over 15 years.
Dan was recently a Director of Email Marketing with Blue Fountain Media, a full-service digital agency focused on digital marketing to grow brands online, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of Blue Fountain Media’s high-volume email systems: from relationships with ISPs and ESPs (social and technical) to engagement monitoring and lifecycle marketing strategies for online demand generation and loyalty marketing programs. Dan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Jack A. Donenfeld is General Counsel of CityVest. He has been practicing law for 37 years. Drawing both on his legal skills and his experience in investing in real estate and business ventures, his legal work focuses on capital formation, securities, real estate and multi-generational trust planning. Mr. Donenfeld’s real estate experience includes investing in and/or developing projects including resort area home building, reuse of surplus railroad lands, fractional ownership condominiums and high-end waterfront condominiums. Mr. Donenfeld was a Founding Member of the Real Estate Investment Association® (REIA) based in Chicago. The Real Estate Securities and Syndication Institute, a National Association of Realtors® affiliate for which he served as President, awarded him its Specialist in Real Estate Securities designation. He has been a Registered Investment Adviser and holds a Series 63 securities license from FINRA. Jack Donenfeld earned a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern Univers