Real Estate Expertise

We follow a rigorous, institutional
underwriting process.

Every investment is examined from every angle.

Fundrise reviews thousands of investment opportunities from all across the country to find the very best. Every investment that we make goes through a rigorous underwriting process including but not limited to these four key areas:


  • Experience and track record
  • Credit and background check
  • Real estate portfolio analysis
  • Organizational structure


  • In-depth schedule and budget
  • Appraisal and cost basis
  • Historical performance
  • Property-level due diligence


  • On-site market review
  • Supply and demand analysis
  • Comparable properties
  • Demographics and employment


  • Return sensitivity
  • Break-even analysis
  • As-is and as-stabilized
  • Sale / refinance stress tests

Only a small fraction of investments meet our standards.

Quality real estate investments are inherently scarce. Fundrise uses predictive analytics and proprietary due diligence technology to review a large volume of deals while maintaining our standards. Of the 2000+ projects that we reviewed in 2015, fewer than 2% were approved.

Explore our assets under management

1 Initial Submission
Top real estate companies submit opportunities to the Fundrise real estate team.
2 Basic Screening
Initial screening to ensure investment is consistent with Fundrise standards.
3 Detailed Underwriting
In-depth analysis, including an on-site visit by a member of the Fundrise team.
4 Final Approval
The investment is approved by our investment committee and acquired.

Put 75 years and $5 billion of real estate experience to work for you.

Ben Miller

Founder & CEO

Ben has more than 19 years experience and owned over $800 million of real estate as a Partner at WestMill Capital and President of Western Development Corp.

Tal Kerret

Independent Board Member

Tal is President of Silverstein Properties Inc., the developer of The World Trade Center with more than $10 billion currently under development.

King Davidson

Senior VP, Real Estate

King has worked in development with Opus Corp, investment and acquisitions with Clark Enterprises and investment banking with Merrill Lynch.

The Fundrise real estate team draws on prior
experience from these companies:

  • ASB Capital Management
    Investment Manager
  • B2R Finance - Blackstone
    Residential Lender
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    Investment Bank
  • Bolour Associates
  • Clark Enterprise
    Investment Manager
  • Federal Capital Partners
    Investment Manager
  • Foulger-Pratt Development
  • Hudson Realty Capital
    CRE Lender
  • Lennar
  • MacFarlane Partners
    Investment Manager
  • Navigant Consulting
    Consultancy - RMBS Litigation
  • Opus Corporation
  • Prudential Mortgage Capital
    CRE Lender
  • Spear Street Capital
    Investment Manager
  • Townhouse Partners
    CRE Lender
  • Walker & Dunlop
    CRE Lender
  • Washington REIT
  • Western Development

See what our real estate partners
have to say about working with us.

“They have their act in gear as far as underwriting and making good investment decisions.”
Tim White, Insight Property Group
“Fundrise toured the property, issued a term sheet and had an approval in exactly the timeline we needed for a seamless close.”
Jonathan Lee, George Smith Partners
“Fundrise was able to navigate the acquisition, executing on a competitive investment structure…”
Andy Hill, Berkadia

Choose an investment plan to get started.

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Introducing the Starter Portfolio

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Need help getting started?

Our investments team would love to assist you.