We’re revolutionizing the way people invest.

Fundrise gives you access to investment opportunities from the best real estate companies in the country, all through one simple, transparent platform.

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Today’s Broken Investment Model

Middlemen and outdated regulations create an unfair, inefficient process.

Investor
Investor
Investment Broker
Investment Broker
1-2% Fee
Pension Fund
Pension Fund
1% Fee
Private Fund
Private Fund
2% & 20% Fee
Real Estate Brokers
Real Estate Brokers
1-3% Fee
Property
Property

Unequal access

Since today’s regulations bar all but the wealthiest 3% of Americans from investing directly, the only option available to most people is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) or similar fund.

Higher fees, lower returns

When you invest in a fund, your money passes through the hands of several institutional middlemen before it ever reaches the real estate, each of whom charges a sizable fee.

Little to no transparency

Your money is pooled with thousands or even millions of other investments, and placed into dozens or hundreds of “mystery” properties. You’re kept in the dark about exactly what you own.

The Fundrise Solution

Connect investors directly to individual properties online.

Investor
Investor
Direct Investment
Direct Investment
Low Cost Capital
Property
Property

Democratize local investment

You don’t have to wait for the JOBS Act. Fundrise has filed local public offerings with the SEC and state regulators to allow all local residents—not just accredited investors—to invest for as little as $100.

No middlemen, fewer fees

Since you are empowered to invest directly for the first time, the vast majority of institutional middlemen are cut out, greatly reducing fees and allowing for increased potential returns.

Know your investment

Use the inherent market knowledge you have as a resident of your city to make smarter investments and support the developers and neighborhoods you know and trust, transforming your city.

The Fundrise Story

We believe everyone should be able to invest in real estate.

As urban retail developers, we spent years building unique real estate projects in Washington, DC. But more often than not, when we went out to raise money it came from investment funds in places like New York City or even outside the country. Most of them had little connection to the places we were building and often had never even heard of the neighborhood.

On the other hand, our friends and neighbors, people with real connection to the projects, couldn’t invest with us. Even though they understood the opportunity and our vision, there was no feasible or economical process to allow them to participate.

Real estate has consistently proven to be an extremely lucrative investment. Since the early 90s, private equity investment in real estate has grown in excess of $100 billion.

But the vast majority of these investments are limited to a very small, select number of institutional investors. The reality is that as an individual, it is easier to invest in a company in foreign country than to invest in a property across the street.

So, we started Fundrise with a simple goal: give everyone the opportunity to invest in real estate.

Our idea definitely had its skeptics. Many professionals in the industry told us that raising money directly from large numbers of investors was impossible.

Well, they were wrong.

After nearly a year of working through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we crowdfunded the first online equity offering for a real estate property… raising $325,000 from 175 individual investors. Then we did it again and again. What took months to raise the first time, now takes hours.

It’s caught on because it's intuitive. It makes sense and it’s a good investment strategy. Now with Fundrise you can invest alongside these same investment companies in top quality real estate projects around the country. By cutting out unnecessary middlemen, we make the process simple, efficient, and transparent.

Welcome to the future of investing.

Fundrise in Action

We believe everyone should be able to invest in the places around them.

Meet Our Team

Our backgrounds encompass real estate, finance, technology and design.

Benjamin Miller

Benjamin Miller

Co-Founder and CEO
Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller

Co-Founder and President
Brandon Jenkins

Brandon Jenkins

Director of Product
Chris Brauckmuller

Chris Brauckmuller

Director of Design
Max Kirschenbaum

Max Kirschenbaum

Director of Operations
Ryan Martz

Ryan Martz

Software Engineer
Katlin Jackson

Katlin Jackson

VP of Real Estate, Pacific Northwest
Jordan Sale

Jordan Sale

Director of Marketing
Bjorn Hall

Bjorn Hall

General Counsel
Minh Nguyen

Minh Nguyen

Software Engineer
Tom Lockard

Tom Lockard

VP of Real Estate & Institutional Sales
Luke Ruth

Luke Ruth

Front End Developer
Jared Perlmutter

Jared Perlmutter

Real Estate Associate
Michael McCord

Michael McCord

Senior Associate, Accounting
Kendall Davis

Kendall Davis

Investment Associate
Whit Booth

Whit Booth

Real Estate Associate
Erik Mate

Erik Mate

Associate
John Marshall

John Marshall

Senior Associate
Jennifer Sheppard

Jennifer Sheppard

Software Engineer
Ryan Granito

Ryan Granito

Vice President of Real Estate
Eli Bar

Eli Bar

Vice President of Business Development
Zappa

Zappa

Office Administrator
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Meet Our Investors

We’re backed by industry leaders who share our passion for real estate and technology.

Tal Kerret, CIO, Silverstein Properties

Tal Kerret

President, Silverstein Properties
World Trade Center
Independent Board Director
Joe Chen, CEO, Renren

Joe Chen

Founder & CEO, Renren
Board Member
Christopher Rising, President, Rising Realty Partners

Christopher Rising

President, Rising Realty Partners
Investor
Herb Miller, CEO, Western Development

Herb Miller

CEO, Western Development
Investor
Scott Plank, Co-Founder, War Horse LLC

Scott Plank

Co-Founder, War Horse LLC
Former Executive, Under Armour
Investor
Simon Ziff, President, Ackman-Ziff

Simon Ziff

President, Ackman-Ziff
Investor
Rich Boyle, Founder, LoopNet

Rich Boyle

Founder, LoopNet
Investor
Marty Burger, CEO, Silverstein Properties

Marty Burger

CEO, Silverstein Properties
World Trade Center
Investor
Renren

Renren

Beijing, China
Investor
Berman Enterprises

Berman Enterprises

Washington, DC
Investor
Berman Enterprises

Collaborative Fund

New York, NY
Investor
Debbie Ratner Salzberg

Debbie Ratner Salzberg

Forest City
Investor
James Ratner

James Ratner

Forest City
Investor
Debbie Harmon

Debbie Harmon

Artemis Real Estate Partners
Investor
Terrence Rohan

Terrence Rohan

Index Ventures
Investor
Michael Gewirz

Michael Gewirz

Potomac Investment
Investor
Haniel Lynn

Haniel Lynn

General Manager, CEB
Investor
Justin Elghanayan

Justin Elghanayan

President, Rockrose
Investor
Jon Schultz

Jon Schultz

Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Onyx Equities
Investor
Guggenheim Partners

Guggenheim Partners

New York, NY
Investor
Jonathan Stern

Jonathan Stern

Managing Director, Meridian Capital
Investor

National media coverage

What the press is saying…

Fundrise has cracked the code on how to do crowdfunding well.

Crowdfunding is well on its way to becoming a mainstream and significant form of finance for small and medium sized companies-along with another way to engage with customers.

…the key advantages are the ability to access more deals, invest smaller sums and connect directly with developers to ask questions and research deals.

If you were worried about being a small time investor, there’s some good news for you... own a stake in Lower Manhattan’s 3 World Trade Center.

The future of real estate capital is here.

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