Luxury Connect
Meet the Luxury Leaders | October 19-20 | Beverly Hills

The real estate tech scene heated up in 2013 as a recovering housing market and the soaring valuations of publicly traded companies like Realogy, Zillow, Trulia and Move Inc. helped coax entrepreneurs and investors into betting on more services that could shake up the industry.Real estate crowdfunders, in particular, seemed to sprout left and right in anticipation of regulations that may pollinate the practice of pooling investors’ money to buy property. In September, the Securities and Exchange Commission lifted the ban on “general solicitation” of investments by companies that rely on a widely used regulatory exemption to issue securities.That made it possible for crowdfunders to court investors across public communication platforms, including social media sites. Many crow...