Stringent lending requirements ensuing the global financial crisis led to the rise of digital investment – or, as variably referred to as ‘crowdfunding’ or ‘syndication’ – platforms. The tightening of credit over the past year has placed such platforms in a new spotlight. In this session, Dr. Adam Gower, an authoritative voice in real estate crowdfunding, leads a lively, insightful conversation with Mike Bristow, CEO and co-founder of UK’s leading specialist property development lending platform, CrowdProperty, and Simon Brunke, founder and co-CEO of Germany’s foremost real estate digital investment platform, Exporo (over €1B raised/funded). The panel reflects on the disruptive, competitive nature of such platforms offering innovative and practical solutions for property developers, asset owners, and retail investors. Speakers reflect on their distinct business models, value proposition, dealflow, due diligence and structuring approaches, as well as investor onboarding and marketing strategies.