by Peter Renton
Jilliene Helman is on a mission. She wants to make real estate investing simple and accessible to everyone. She wants investors to be able to share in the upside of real estate investing without the “hassle of dealing with tenants, toilets and trash” as she puts it.
Helman saw the success of the p2p lending model at Lending Club and Prosper and thought she could apply similar principles to real estate. Together with her co-founder, Justin Hughes, they recently went through the TechStars/Microsoft accelerator program, which helped them hit the ground running. They launched their site, www.realtymogul.com to the public just last week.