What Would Accreditation Change Mean for Real Estate Investors?

Investors determined by a test to be ‘financially savvy’ would be allowed to invest in ways that they can’t now without having a certain level of assets.

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Recent proposed congressional changes to investor accreditation laws promise to leave a long-term mark on the commercial real estate landscape.

Previously, only achievable by having a net income of over $1 million or more than $200,000 in annual net earned income during the last two years, the new proposal from the House of Representatives will allow investors to achieve accreditation status by passing a test that proves their “financial savvy.”

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Edward E. Fernandez
President and CEO, 1031 Crowdfunding

Edward Fernandez is President and Chief Executive Officer of 1031 Crowdfunding. With three-year revenue growth of 482%, 1031 Crowdfunding received ranking No. 1348 among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies on the Inc. 5000 list. Mr. Fernandez holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, and 63 licenses and is a Forbes Business Council Member. He has over 20 years of inside and outside sales experience and is personally involved in raising over $800 million of equity from individual and institutional investors through private and public real estate offerings. He is highly skilled in the simplification of highly complex real estate strategies and sophisticated investments and is regularly featured on Forbes, Inc., and the TD Ameritrade Network.