William Skelley is a dedicated alternative investment person and is now for coining the term accredited crowdfunding. He is the founder and CEO of iFunding, one of the leading online real estate crowdfunding platform. The success of his firm has earned him a place as a one of the “Next Generation of Real Estate Leaders.” He is now focused on real estate accredited crowdfunding. This concept brings together capital from investors and uses it to make investments in large-scale properties that a single individual may find hard to access. His interest in real estate started about ten years ago when he began investing in real estate and eventually set a small boutique bank for small real estate deals. It did not survive the 2007-08 crisis, and he went back to study at the Harvard Business School where he met Dr. Clayton Christianson and joined his firm Rose Park Advisers. His work experience has been at General Electric, Bain Capital, and Olympus.
Since its launch in 2012, iFunding held its first ever annual dinner in January 2016 at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York. The dinner was an invite-only event that was organized by Michael Stoler. Stoler is the MD of Madison Realty Capital and hosts the weekly television show “The Stoler Report: NY’s Business Report,” a show that has been running for 15 seasons and talks about real estate and business developments of the tri-state region. The dinner was attended by elite women and men of some of the biggest real estate firm from around the world.
William Skelley was among the people to venture into the model of real estate crowdfunding through his firm. He launched iFunding after the ruling of the Title II of the JOBS Act. iFunding has grown and is recognized as one of the prominent names in online alternative real estate investment platform. Apart from being the CEO of iFunding, he is responsible for overseeing business development activities and has overseen real estate projects valued at more than 250 million.
Skelley has been invited by Michael Stoler to participate in one of his show that will air in the Spring of 2016. Together with Paul Braungart, they will discuss the evolution of commercial real estate.