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.


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 December 30, 2022 , thousands of investors have invested over $3.9 billion in more than 732 projects.


Deliver the best online real estate investing experience and make it easy for individual investors to help 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. Browse the Marketplace.


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

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Learn More About CrowdStreet


CrowdStreet takes pride in its workplace energy, commitment to clients: Top Workplaces 2020

Employees’ comments earned CrowdStreet's a first-time win in The Oregonian/OregonLive’s annual Top Workplaces competition this year.

Advantages of 18-Hour Cities for Real Estate Investors in 2020

The pandemic has forced us all to re-evaluate our priorities, including how we work, play, and plan for the future.

CrowdStreet Provides Unique Perspective into Real Estate Crowdfunding: We feel that we are experiencing our “Zoom” moment

Crowdfund Insider reached out to CrowdStreet for their perspective on the real estate investment sector.

A 47-story North Michigan Avenue high-rise is set to break ground during the pandemic.

Investors include Wanxiang America Real Estate Group and crowdsourced equity raised through CrowdStreet.

Realty Investors Rush to Crowdfunding Deals

In this "Wall Street Journal" article, Ian Formigle explains why investor demand is up, even as deal flow is down in a post-COVID economy.