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Memos from the Chief Investment Officer

Browse our most recent insights into the real estate market and register for our monthly flash calls where you can get your real estate investing questions answered.

March 2023

Discerning Relative Value in Commercial Real Estate

In his second Memo, Ian Formigle, the Chief Investment Officer of CrowdStreet adds context on long-term historical trends in the commercial real estate market and provides his perspective on the price dispersion between asset classes that ensued immediately following the pandemic. He provides a framework to discern relative value when evaluating different asset classes in 2023.
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Previous Memos
Investing in Commercial Real Estate in 2023: A Market in Dislocation

In this first-ever memo from our Chief Investment Officer, CrowdStreet’s Ian Formigle shares his insights on the evolving landscape of the commercial real estate market.

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Office of the CIO

An extension of our Chief Investment Officer, the Office of the CIO not only reviews every deal selected for our Marketplace: they’re also a powerhouse of thought leadership. 
Ian Formigle
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 ... More

David Tombers
Sr. Investment Manager - Office of the CIO

David is a real estate professional with over a decade of experience in institutional acquisitions and investments with over $1B in transaction volume for multifamily, industrial, office, and retail asset classes. ... More

Amna Nawaz
Investment Analyst - Office of the CIO

Amna has over 5 years of writing, research, and analysis experience in the commercial real estate industry. At CrowdStreet, she works in the “Office of the CIO” on thought leadership initiatives and ... More