Entries by Vinay Bansal

Guess Who Just Plowed $3 Billion Into Farmland?

While retail investors hold their hats watching markets swing back and forth this summer, the world’s deepest pockets are seeding a new fund that will buy stakes in a rather boring asset-class: Farmland. TIAA-CREF, a multibillion-dollar investment manager, this week announced it has exceeded its $2.5 billion goal and raised $3 billion for a new […]

Market Report: Volatility Is Here To Stay

How many hits does it take to become unaffected by the blow?  The global markets calmed a bit last week. However, that didn’t continue as this week opened with the Greek stock market plunging after five weeks of being closed. Additionally, commodities were hit again after China announced a slide in manufacturing.  And, of course, U.S. […]

Is your portfolio prepared for drive-thru grocery stores?

The retail grocery industry — a crucial commercial tenant — is facing a new disruptive force: Amazon. The e-commerce giant has plans for a drive-thru grocery store in Sunnyvale, California, according to a report in the Silicon Valley Business Journal. If expanded, the concept could bring new turmoil to a retail grocery business already in […]

4 Intriguing Ways Drones Will Remodel Commercial Real Estate

Aerial drones are replacing boots on the ground with technology in the air. Will commercial real estate see the same transformation? The trend of accomplishing more and more with unmanned aerial vehicles presents both challenges and opportunities for owners and investors in commercial real estate. While military applications have led the way so far, the […]

QuietStream Financial and FullCapitalStack featured on NBC Charlotte

QuietStream Financial portfolio company FullCapitalStack was recently featured on NBC Charlotte’s 6 p.m. newscast. NBC Charlotte’s anchor and reporter Dianne Gallagher visited the QuietStream Financial headquarters in Charlotte to learn how QSF and its portfolio companies Investor Management Services and FullCapitalStack are helping clients raise capital for real estate projects using online investor management platforms. The segment […]

Are you paying a ‘Liquidity Premium’?

Two investments with the same credit risk profile, potential for upside performance, tax treatment and expected investment period should have the same expected return. Right? Not in the real world. We know two very similar investment profiles can be priced very different. Why is that? For many deals, it boils down to liquidity. Pricing differences […]

FullCapitalStack Launches Groundbreaking $1.7 Million Offering for Charlotte Townhomes

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 16, 2015 FullCapitalStack, a QuietStream Financial portfolio company, has launched a $1.7 million preferred equity offering for the construction of 27 luxury townhomes in Charlotte’s upscale SouthPark neighborhood. The offering is one of the first Charlotte real estate projects to tap equity crowdfunding as part of its capital structure. FullCapitalStack’s online […]