The CrowdStreet Marketplace has featured offerings from over 110 commercial real estate developers, operators, and capital providers (‘Sponsors’) to date. The one thing they all have in common is theirCrowdStreet Sponsors have proven experience and investor-friendly offerings.

Minimum Sponsor Qualification

To be considered a suitable Sponsor for the CrowdStreet marketplace a Sponsor must meet a core set of requirements.

  1. They must demonstrate stewardship of investor capital.
  2. They must demonstrate a desire for direction relationships with investors.
  3. They must possess the necessary company infrastructure to service investors for the entry life of the investment period.

Sponsor Designations

We organize Sponsors into 3 unique categories Emerging, Seasoned, Tenured to make it easy to compare Sponsor across multiple offerings.

CrowdStreet VP of Investments, Ian Formigle, details the CrowdStreet Marketplace screening process:


Sponsors new to the CrowdStreet Marketplace are also subjected to a detailed background check including:

Sponsor Screening Checklist

FINRA BrokerCheck
Track Record- Spot Audit
Investor Reference Check
Banking Reference Check
Legal Reference Check
Google and LinkedIn Search
Crowd DD Search

Thomson Reuters CLEAR Investigation Including…

Business Address Verification
Bankruptcy and Lien Search
Criminal and Lawsuit Records Search
UCC Filings Search
Professional Licenses Search

How We Choose Sponsors

Select CRE Sponsors from Across the U.S.

The CrowdStreet Marketplace has featured offerings from over 80 commercial real estate developers, operators, and capital providers (‘Sponsors’) to date. The one thing they all have in common is their proven experience and the investor-friendly quality of the offerings they bring to CrowdStreet’s investor members.

Experience is Essential

To be considered for the CrowdStreet Marketplace, prospective Sponsors must have at least 10 years of private-equity real estate expertise and proven experience managing investment capital from individual high-net worth investors and/or institutional investors. Sponsors that meet this requirement are subjected to an objective review process and are classified into one of three categories based on experience.

Sponsor Designations

We organize Sponsors into 4 unique categories including Emerging, Seasoned, Tenured & Enterprise to make it easy to compare Sponsor across multiple offerings.

Emerging Seasoned Tenured Enterprise
Entity Longevity May be <5 years Must be 5+ years Must be 10+ years Must be 15+ years
Principal Experience 5+ years (at least 2) 10+ years 20+ years 30+ years
Portfolio Activity May be <$100M Must be $100M+ Must be $500M+ Must be $5B+
Additional Required Qualifications
  • Strong leadership experience
  • Experience in proposed asset class and geographic market
  • Demonstrated experience in managing individual investors
  • Higher sponsor co-investment or credit enhancements
  • Existing network of repeat investors
  • Established banking relationships
  • Affiliations with national industry associations such as ULI, NAIOP, CCIM, SIOR or IREM
  • Principals have invested together through multiple cycles
  • Dedicated investor relations and accounting staff
  • National platform
  • Ranked in the top 250 for estimated value of total holdings per Real Capital Analytics