Hagshama: crowdfunding its way to industry domination

The property crowdfunder has been quietly shaking up the industry and it is unapologetic in its non-traditionalist approach

Mention the word “crowdfunding” to almost anyone in the large-scale investment community and they will look unconvinced.

Many hold the devout belief that getting together large  clubs of small-scale retail investors to buy into complex property transactions is a process so tricky that it heavily caps transaction sizes to around £2m. And, in short, is more effort than it is worth.

But Tel Aviv firm Hagshama is bucking that trend. Founded in 2009, and better known in the UK and Europe as Cogress  – its subsidiary investment house – Hagshama has grown to become the world’s largest property crowdfunding business.

It has…

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