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Commercial Real Estate Investing - Michael Phillips on Gower Crowd Podcast

Michael Phillips, President of Jamestown, sat down with Adam Gower, PhD on his Gower Crowd podcast, The Real Estate Crowdfunding Show, to discuss investment in the digital age, the democratization of commercial real estate investing, and the future generation of investors:

"We look at the generations [of investors] coming and we know that they have a need to be in a greater dialogue... They want to have a sense of their investment managers sharing their value system that the return is more dimensional than just financial. That it includes lifting communities and having impact on people's lives."


We launched our digital real estate investment platform, Jamestown Invest, in December, connecting American individuals with the opportunity to invest in commercial real estate. Since then, acquired Southern Dairies @ Ponce City Market, a value-add adaptive reuse project in the growing submarket of Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta, GA.

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