How Community and Community Capital Can Influence Historic Preservation Projects

How Community and Community Capital Can Influence Historic Preservation Projects

Historic preservation projects are designed to protect a community’s heritage often through the expansion and enhancement of historic properties for public use. Community capital is designed to empower a community’s investment in itself through public offerings that are structured to engage a variety of investors. Preservation projects could meet their goals faster and gain additional political and monetary support through the use of community capital raising strategies.

Community investment strategies differ from typical private strategies as they allow investment broadly from community members rather than restricting investment only to the highest net worth individuals or institutions. Community capital does not have to be the only source of capital for a project, but it can have an impact beyond the funds raised.

Community members can be great allies (or in some cases, strong adversaries) to real estate development projects. Restoring or repurposing a historic building is made easier if a developer has both capital and community support. Why not combine the two?

Including community members as investors in projects not only affects the project’s bottom line, but also impacts the level of community acceptance of the proposed purpose and use of the property. With a community capital approach, community members share in the potential return on investment and can become great ambassadors for the project as it wends its way through any approval process, and later as the property opens for its new or improved purpose.

At Cutting Edge, we work to identify, design and build capital raise strategies that meet client goals and strive to involve community stakeholders. Depending on the purpose and scope of the project, community capital raise strategies might include single, or multi-state, direct public offerings, Title III Regulation Crowdfund offerings or larger Regulation A campaigns. Or, a developer or manager can put together a community investment fund that can support various enterprises or projects. These approaches work not only for real estate projects but across a wide range of industries.

We will be highlighting these capital raising options in greater detail in a webinar (Crowdfunding Historic Preservation: Direct Public Offerings and Other Ways to Raise Funds) with the National Trust for Historic Preservation hosted by the California Preservation Foundation on Tuesday April 17th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PT. To learn more and register, visit here.

For a free consultation with Cutting Edge Capital, visit here. Questions? Email info@cuttingedgecapital.com.

Webinar Replay: Cannabis Business Structuring and Capital Raising

Webinar Replay: Cannabis Business Structuring and Capital Raising

Interested in the process to start a legal cannabis business in California? Watch our webinar with attorneys Kim Arnone and Daniel Dellafosse to learn about capital raising, entity formation and compliance for the California cannabis industry.

Update: On November 16, 2017, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, and Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division released emergency medicinal and adult-use cannabis regulations for California. The list of regulations can be viewed here: https://cannabis.ca.gov/2017/11/16/licensing-authorities-release-emergency-medicinal-and-adult-use-cannabis-regulations/.

Webinar Replay: Is Your Business Ready for a Larger Raise? Learn about Regulation A+

Webinar Replay: Is Your Business Ready for a Larger Raise? Learn about Regulation A+

Is your business ready for more funding? Watch our webinar replay on Regulation A+. Learn how to identify when your business is ready for a larger raise, receive an overview of the regulatory process for Reg A+, and hear how Reg A+ offerings can be promoted.

Crack open your notepad, listen in, and email us with any questions you have about the Reg A+ process at info@cuttingegdecapital.com.

Webinar Replay: Economic Activism Starts at Home: The Impact of Community Investment Funds

Webinar Replay: Economic Activism Starts at Home: The Impact of Community Investment Funds

What if your community can come together to fund local ventures? Watch our webinar with Kim Arnone and Brian Beckon to find out how to utilize community investment funds (CIFs). Get an in-depth look at the array of opportunities CIFs offer.

This is an immensely useful webinar for nonprofit organizations, coworking spaces, accelerators/incubators, community organizers, and economic development specialists.

Webinar Replay: Community Capital Raising Just Got Easier

Webinar Replay: Community Capital Raising Just Got Easier

How will the new SEC rules help you raise money in 2017? Replay our webinar to learn about the new SEC updates, expanded options for capital raises in 2017, and how to determine which strategy is right for your small business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBINAR REPLAY: Capital Raising Strategies for Cooperatives

WEBINAR REPLAY: Capital Raising Strategies for Cooperatives

Cutting Edge Capital is partnering with Project Equity to provide a free webinar outlining the creative ways that cooperatives can raise capital. Kim Arnone & Sarah Kaplan will discuss how cooperatives can utilize Direct Public Offerings (DPOs), California Cooperative Corporation Law, and Title III JOBS Act crowdfunding to fund their cooperative venture.