Chief Investment Officer
Ian is a real estate professional and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in real estate private equity, startups, and equity and options trading. At CrowdStreet, Ian is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and leads the Office of the CIO division, responsible for the overall investment strategy of the firm. Ian serves as a member of the CrowdStreet Executive Management Team and the Chairman of the CrowdStreet Advisors Investment Committee. He joined CrowdStreet in 2014, one year after the company’s inception, as the Vice President of Investments with responsibility for the business and investment performance of the Marketplace, leading a 29-member team of commercial real estate investment professionals. As of December 2022, Ian was responsible for the approval of over 732 investment offerings, with a total commercial real estate value of $30bn+, resulting in $3.9bn raised on the platform by third-party sponsors.
Prior to joining CrowdStreet, Ian was Vice President of Business Development for ScanlanKemperBard Companies, where he managed the firm’s alternative investment platform and served as a senior acquisitions officer on a team that acquired some $500mm of commercial real estate assets during his tenure. Previously, Ian co-founded and served as CEO of Clarus Property Ventures, a regional real estate private equity firm that focused on multifamily acquisitions. Ian began his career as an equity options market maker and member of the Pacific Exchange.
Ian contributes to the real estate industry as a thought-leader, serving as a member of ULI’s Technology Council, and contributing as an author at Forbes.com and in his latest book, “The Comprehensive Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investing.” Ian holds a BA in Economics and a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley as well as a FINRA Series 7 license. For more information on registered representatives, please visit FINRA's BrokerCheck.