About CrowdStreet

The CrowdStreet Story

Making the markets work better for everyone.

During the Great Recession, our co-founders Tore Steen and Darren Powderly saw how many people were overly reliant on Wall Street for their investment opportunities. Realizing the importance of diversification outside of public equities, combined with the rise of a new investment vehicle known as equity crowdfunding, the two co-founded CrowdStreet in order to give individual investors better access to real estate, the 3rd-largest asset class in the U.S.

CrowdStreet CEO Tore Steen
Our Vision

We’re reinventing real estate investing to deliver better financial outcomes.

Together–the investors, sponsors, and partners of CrowdStreet–we are reinventing real estate investing end-to-end. Fundamental to this transformation is a major shift, not only in how investors and sponsors connect online, but also in how we can create a more efficient, transparent, and trustworthy market for all participants.

By combining our team’s commercial real estate investment expertise with our proprietary technology, CrowdStreet gives individual investors direct access to a range of investment opportunities and all the online tools needed to manage those investments. As of 7.7.2023 , thousands of investors have invested over $4.16 billion in more than 777 projects.

Our Mission

Deliver the best online real estate investing experience and make it easy for individual investors to diversify their portfolios.

With direct access to commercial real estate opportunities, CrowdStreet enables accredited investors to diversify their portfolios with the 3rd-largest asset class in our country.

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Meet our Executive Team

The CrowdStreet team has 120+ years of combined experience in real estate, software development, online marketing, and private equity.

Jack Chandler
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Darren Powderly
Co-Founder, Chief Business Development Officer
Ian Formigle
Chief Investment Officer
Derek Sidebottom
Chief People Officer
Kristen Howell
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Sheldon Chang
President, CrowdStreet Advisors
Genni Combes
Chief Financial Officer
Scott Mackley
President, Marketplace Business
John Farda
Chief Product Officer
Meet our Board of Directors
Jack Chandler
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Tore Steen
Dino Vendetti
Seven Peaks Ventures
Jeff Hinck
Rally Ventures
Lawson DeVries
Grotech Ventures

Meet our Board of Advisors

Tom Byrne
Real Dynamics
Lew Feldman
Heritage Commercial Real Estate & Technology Ventures
Chris Keber
Shelter Acquisition Corp.
Shawn Lese
Nuveen Real Estate

Crowdstreet in the News

CrowdStreet Announces the Next Phase in Its Evolution

Broker-Dealer Designation, Planned Launch of First Brokered Offering Unlocks Institutional-Level Services for Accredited Investors

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Celebrating Nine Years of Reinventing Real Estate Investing: a Journey Through CrowdStreet's Milestones

Democratizing access to private real estate investments and creating a positive impact

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Nuveen’s Shawn Lese Joins CrowdStreet Board of Advisors

Industry leader in commercial real estate investment management and financial services brings perspective as an innovator to online investing platform CrowdStreet

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Financial Titans Invest $43 Million in CrowdStreet to Fund Growth and Accelerate Demand for Online Real Estate Investing

TIAA Ventures, Dinerstein Companies, Foulger-Pratt and others back CrowdStreet. With this support, "we can accelerate our efforts to provide even more investing products, helping our investors build their financial freedom through direct real estate investing," CEO says.

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