We set out to build a better way to invest
Real estate has historically been one of the best performing investment assets and a core part of many of the most successful investor’s portfolios. 1
But investing in real estate (the way institutions do) traditionally hasn’t been available to most investors without either meeting high net worth requirements or going through a complex and inefficient process, riddled with high fees and outdated middlemen. 2
We started Fundrise with a simple idea: to use technology to make high-quality real estate investments available to everyone at a low cost.
In the beginning, we faced our fair share of skeptics, especially within the institutional investment industry. They said our idea wasn’t possible. Turns out, they were wrong.
Since launching our first offering in 2012, we’ve invested in more than $4 billion worth of real estate across the country. Today, we manage more than $1 billion of equity on behalf of more than 150,000 individual investors.
Our goal is to build a better financial system for the individual investor — one that is simpler, more reliable, lower cost and transparent.
Ben Miller Co-founder & CEO
Although our business and the technology we build has continued to evolve, our mission has always remained the same: to empower the individual investor. That’s why we obsess over things like cost efficiency, minimizing fees, frequent candid communication, and developing smarter tools that provide better insights.
Perhaps the clearest manifestation of this investor-first approach is the fact that we’re investor-owned, allowing investors in Fundrise real estate portfolios to become fellow shareholders of the company itself through our unique iPO model. This lets us minimize our dependency on outside capital and better align our long-term interests with the long-term interests of our investors — in short, making our success their success.
Almost a decade later, we’re still just getting started. Welcome to the future of real estate investing.