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  • There are several options when crowdfunding investment for infrastructure projects

    There has been a lot of hype around the new Title III crowdfunding regulations, but there are several other crowdfunding mechanisms under the JOBS Act already in place that may be better suited for infrastructure projects.  Here is a review of the other investment crowdfunding regulations enabled by the JOBS Act and how they fit…

  • Medium-term crowd-financing for accelerating infrastructure projects

    Recent changes to securities law (2012 JOBS Act) allows for general solicitation of securities to investors (with certain limitations) through online platforms that offer investment opportunities to individual investors.  Public agencies can now partner with a crowd-financing platform (CFP) to solicit medium-term loans from local and state investors who seek safe medium-term investment opportunities as…

  • Crowd-financing for P3s – How does it work?

    Following up on a paper written by Morteza Farajian with the VDOT P3 office, he and I co-authored a paper that introduces an implication framework for the P3 crowd-financing model. This paper highlights similarities between crowd-financing models being implemented in the real estate industry and applications to P3s, and then describes the current regulatory framework…

  • Investors Finally Tap Into the US Water Market

    Institutional investors are realizing the massive investmetn opportuntieis in U.S. water infrastructure; you should too.  InfraShares helps you invest in opportunities previously only available to large institutional investors.  Investing in water infrastrucutre provides exposure to assets that are uncorrelated with the stock market, inflation hedged, and provide an essential service with long-term stable returns 1-2%…

  • Making the most of a wealth of infrastructure finance

    Another great article from McKinsey on ways for public agencies and private investors to help facilitate private investment in public infrastructure. “It’s common today to hear that too much capital is chasing too few infrastructure assets. But the problem is not a lack of worthy projects; it’s a lack of expertise and, perhaps, daring. Investment…

  • A hidden roadblock in public-infrastructure projects

    A great article from McKinsey on the, often false, assumption that the public cost of capital is lower than private capital.  Because the costs of public equity (taxes, grants, opprtunity costs, etc.) are not included with the cost of public debt when comparing to private investment, many P3s are not considered. Read More

  • The Growing Evidence That P3s Are Delivering Value

    Faced with constrained resources, government officials continue to turn to public-private partnerships (P3s) for various reasons, including maximizing capital resources, transferring risk, accelerating project delivery, achieving cost savings and enhancing accountability. This is particularly true for capital-intensive, highly complex infrastructure projects. But what evidence exists from projects that have been completed or are under construction…

  • Build Your Portfolio With Infrastructure Investments

    Investment in infrastructure provides many benefits including high returns, stability of returns, portfolio diversification, and inflation hedging.  Currently, there are four main avenues for investment in infrastructure:  Listed shares, listed funds, unlisted securities, and un-listed funds. While listed securities are the most accessible for all investors, there are very few infrastructure assets large enough to…

  • The trillion-dollar gap

    Investment in infrastructure provides many benefits including high returns, stability of returns, portfolio diversification, and inflation hedging.  Currently, there are four main avenues for investment in infrastructure:  Listed shares, listed funds, unlisted securities, and un-listed funds.  While listed securities are the most accessible for all investors, there are very few infrastructure assets large enough to…

  • Expanding the Market for Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships

    PUBLIC-PRIVATE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT CAN SPUR ECONOMY, SAYS TREASURY DEPARTMENT Read More