September 29th, 2016

Introducing Online Capital to Entrepreneurs


What is RealCap?

RealCap is a national conference dedicated to educating leaders and newcomers, developers and investors alike on the expanding industry of real estate crowdfunding. Online capital raising is growing so rapidly that equity crowdfunding expected to funds raised by surpass venture capital in 2016.

2016 Promises to be even better !

RealCap 2016 will build on RealCap 2015. You asked for more individual and intensive instruction and we plan to deliver. Stay an extra day and meet one on one with real estate estate crowdfunding experts. They'll be ready to answer YOUR questions about YOUR project.

Is your project still in the planning stages? No problem. We've got you covered. Our panel discussions are packed with useful information. Take notes and ask questions that will help once you're ready to secure funding for your project.

2016 Speakers

Here's a glimpse at this year's speakers.

Jorge Newbery, Founder and CEO

American Homeowner Preservation

Eve Picker, Founder and CEO

Small Change

Markley Roderick, Crowdfunding Attorney 

Flaster Greenberg PC

Ben Schulman, Director of Communications

Small Change

Heather Schwarz, Co-Founder

John Uhlein, Founder

 Grenadier Capital, LLC

Anthony Zeoli, Crowdfunding Attorney/Partner

Freeborn & Peters LLP

Bhavik Dani, Dealflow Officer

Equity Roots

Jordan Fishfeld,Founder and CEO 


Verria Kelly, Chief Operations Officer

American Homeowner Preservation

Ben Bingham, Founder

3Sisters Sustainable Management

Scott Jordan, Co-Founder

Healthios Xchange

Michael Norton, Vice President of Business Development

Houlihan Capital

Marty Coyne, Chief Technology Officer

Connected Investors

Daniel Mulcahy, Managing Director


Georgia Quinn, CEO and Co-Founder


David Doig, President

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Jordan Uditsky, Attorney

Gould & Ratner LLP

Charisse Johnson, Partner

Bulldog Innovation Group

Sean Connolly, Managing Partner

Strata Investments LLC

Scott Purcell, Founder and CEO



8:00am - 9:00am 

Registration/ Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am 


Mark Roderick 

Flaster-Greenberg PC 

9:15am - 10:15am 

The Evolution of Real Estate Crowdfunding 

Where We Were, Where We Are and Where We Want to Be

10:30am - 11:30am 

Legal Ins and Outs of Crowdfunding 

More than $2K Worth of Legal Advice for the Price of Your Ticket

11:45am - 12:45pm 

Give Me the Money 

Finding and Accessing Capital 

12:45pm - 2:00pm 


2:00pm - 3:00pm 

Making an Impact with the Crowd 

Mission-related Investing 

3:15pm - 4:15pm 

What's the Point? 

Telling the Story Behind Your Project

4:15pm - 4:30pm 

Closing Remarks

4:30pm - 6:00pm 

Networking Happy Hour


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Are You Ready To Get Your Project Funded?

Join us Friday Sept 30 8am - 1pm for RealCap Intensive. 

This exclusive event features $500 an hour experts who will help YOU chart the course to a successful capital raise for YOUR project. Please join us for this comprehensive small group session. 

12 attendee maximum.

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Sept 29

Intensive ONLY 

Sept 30

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Sept 29 & 30







Jorge Newberry

Jorge Newbery works to create meaningful social and financial returns for investors, while keeping families in their homes. Jorge founded American Homeowner Preservation in 2008 as a remedy for the nation's mortgage crisis. With more than 24 years of experience in the real estate industry, Jorge draws on his extensive experience to lead AHP's mission to facilitate win-win-win solutions for homeowners, investors and lenders. He regularly contributes to The Huffington Post, and other publications. Learn more about Jorge here

Eva Picker

Eve Picker's world is wrapped around cities and change. With a background as an architect, city planner, urban designer, real estate developer, community development strategist, publisher, and instigator, Eve employs a rich understanding of how cities and urban neighborhoods work - and how they can be revitalized. Her latest urban (ad)venture is Small Change, a real estate equity crowdfunding portal to help fund transformational real estate projects. Learn more about Eve here, and watch her TEDx talk.

Markley Roderick

Markley Roderick concentrates his practice on the representation of entrepreneurs and their businesses. He represents companies across a wide range of industries, including technology, real estate, and healthcare. Expanding on his in-depth knowledge of capital raising and securities law, Mark is one of the leading crowdfunding lawyers in the United States, and has spent more than 30 years representing entrepreneurs and their businesses in a wide variety of transactions. Learn more about Mark here and on his crowdfunding blog,

Ben Schulman

Ben Schulman serves as the communications director for Small Change, one of many ventures he engages in to communicate the value of design and cities. Ben is the editor of the Design section of Newcity Chicago, host of the "A Lot You Got to Holler" podcast on architecture, urbanism and design, and a writer on urban affairs. Previously, Schulman served as the communications director for the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects, editor of Chicago Architect magazine and as communications director for the urban think-tank, the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). When not writing about cities, Ben helps head the Contraphonic Sound Series, an attempt to document cities through sound. Learn more about Ben here.

Heather Schwarz

Heather Schwarz is Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of EarlyShares. She leads EarlyShares' education, community outreach, and client acquisition efforts with the goal of broadening EarlyShares' footprint and building the company's relationships with investors, customers, and long-term strategic partners. Heather is a national speaker and thought leader in the private investing community. An expert on the JOBS Act and General Solicitation regulations, she has been an active advocate for private investment “crowdfunding” since co-founding EarlyShares in 2011. Learn more about Heather here.

 John Uhlein

John Uhlein is the founder of Grenadier Capital, LLC. John has over 25 years of experience in completing complex structured transactions as a lawyer, banker and lender. At Grenadier, John assists companies in the growth stage seeking equity and debt capital. Learn more about John here.

Anthony Zeoli

 Anthony Zeoli is an experienced corporate/small business attorney practicing in Chicago and the Chicagoland area. His primary areas of practice include banking and commercial finance law, real estate law, securities and general corporate law. He has substantial experience(among others) in: Crowdfunding (including Regulation A+, Title III, and Rule 506(c) offerings); Other Privately held debt/equity offerings (including 506(b) offerings); Real estate acquisition/sale/leasing/financing/construction. Learn more about Anthony here. 

Bhavik Dani

Bhavik was born and raised in Chicago, IL. His formal education includes attending DePaul University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics. Bhavik also holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from Charlotte School of Law. His prior work experience includes working for several real estate developers in the Chicagoland area. Bhavik has a decade of construction experience having managed sites for mid-sized residential sub-divisions and select service hotel assets. He has spent extended time abroad in China finding and sourcing reliable manufacturers for construction materials. Bhavik also led an electric vehicle charging infrastructure pilot program for hotel operators, relaying his data to Tesla Motors and several other hospitality groups. Learn more about Bhavik here.

Jordan Fishfeld

Jordan Fishfeld is the founder and CEO of PeerRealty. Before founding PeerRealty, Jordan worked as a finance attorney for Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP, where he assisted on more than $1 billion worth of syndicated loan transactions. Learn more about Jordan here.

Verria Kelly

Verria comes from a background in property management, where she developed unique procedures to successfully manage affordable housing complexes throughout the Midwest and the South. In addition, the fifteen years of marketing experience under her belt provide invaluable experience with outreach, investment, and branding. Drawing on her experience in real estate management, Verria executes strategies to maintain portfolio properties and maximize returns for investors, while never losing sight of AHP’s ultimate social mission; she is passionate about quality affordable housing for all, no matter a family’s income level. Learn more about Verria here.

Ben Bingham

Ben Bingham is the CEO and Founder of 3Sisters Sustainable Management LLC. He is principly engaged in overseeing a series of positive impact funds called Scarab Funds LLC. A Certified Financial Planner trained in Gestalt Psychology, Spacial Dynamics, BioDynamic Agriculture and Grantsmanship, he was a Founder of the Circle of Entrepreneurs system of peer to peer counseling and two technology start-ups. His focus has been to develop the best investment options for investors in the new paradigm that supports a sustainable environment and social justice in the context of meaningful diversity and cultural richness. Learn more about Ben here.

Scott Jordan 

Scott Jordan has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, and financial technology (FinTECH). He has raised over $150 million for healthcare companies via traditional and online investment marketplaces - HealthiosXchange, He is Co-Founder of a leading online marketplace, HealthiosXchange, and Advisor to Capbridge, a Pre-IPO financing platform sponsored by the Singapore Exchange, and Capbridge Accelerator. Learn more about Scott here.

Michael Norton

Michael Norton works with corporate partners in, among other fields, the legal, private equity, venture capital, accounting, and real estate arenas, introducing and educating such partners on the wide array of services provided by Houlihan Capital's Valuations & Financial Advisory practice. Some of these services include the following: Fairness Opinions; Solvency Opinions; Portfolio Valuations; Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP); AIFMD &&Valuation; Valuations for Financial Reporting and Tax Compliance (ASC 805, IRC 409A) and much more. Learn more about Michael here.

Marty Coyne

Marty Coyne is the Chief Technology Officer at Connected Investors. He is responsible for the execution of the company’s business mission through development and deployment of the company’s web presence as the largest network of real estate members in the world. This requires envisioning the company’s service offerings as a web-based business, providing a secure, easy to use client interface, leading implementation of web applications, and planning for risk and growth. Learn more about Marty here.

Daniel Mulcahy

Daniel Mulcahy is responsible for the evolution and development of the firm’s capital raising platforms as well as the coordination and execution of due diligence, advertising, and placement efforts. He led the expansion of LBMZ Securities, Inc. to include private placements, underwriting, and selling group participation. Daniel has more than 20 years of experience in diverse leadership roles in private market investments, asset mgmt, finance and real estate. Daniel earned a bachelor’s from UNLV and holds Series 7, 24, 66, and 79 securities licenses. Learn more about Daniel here.

Georgia Quinn

Georgia Quinn is the CEO and co-founder of iDisclose, an adaptive web-based application that enables entrepreneurs to prepare customized institutional grade private placement documents for a fraction of the time and cost. Heralded by Thomson-Reuters as a "Top Female Attorney" in New York City, she also serves as counsel at Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, a leading crowdfunding firm where she specializes in facilitating financial transactions and compliance with JOBS Act regulations. Learn more about Georgia here.

Jordan Uditsky

Focusing his practice on commercial real estate transactions and general business counseling, Jordan strives to be a trusted advisor to his clients by delivering valuable and efficient legal counsel. Prior to joining the Firm, Jordan was President and General Counsel of a multi-million dollar manufacturing company in the Chicagoland area. Learn more about Jordan here.

Charisse Johnson

Charisse is a wealth expert, entrepreneur, investor, and strategist with over 15 years of financial services experience. Charisse is currently a Director at Next Street, a merchant bank focused on small-to-medium businesses, where leads the Chicago market’s portfolio of client engagements. Charisse also writes and speaks on financial wellness through the Charisse Says platform, and you can follow her @CharisseSays. Charisse is a chartered financial analyst charterholder and a CFA Institute member. Learn more about Charisse here.

Sean Connolly 

Sean is also a owner and managing partner in Strata Investments LLC. Strata Investments is a private equity real estate firm that specializes in multi-family real estate in Chicago and strategic emerging markets. Sean manages all investment activities including acquisition, disposition, capital sourcing, and asset management. Sean is a seasoned internet executive and passionate entrepreneur who led Action Lead Solutions to be honored by the INC 500 as Chicago's fastest growing online marketing company in 2013. Learn more about Sean here.

Scott Purcell

Scott Purcell is a serial entrepreneur with experience in banking, securities, technology, publishing, internet infrastructure, music industry, and social networking. He's best at setting or understanding a vision and pulling together a team that can execute on it. He is a competent writer (more business plans and marketing literature than he can remember), accomplished public speaker (US Congress, FCC, and countless industry conferences), and successful capital raiser (over $140 million in venture and angel investment for various enterprises). Learm more about Scott here.