CrowdStreet hits $1B milestone, crowdfunding firm claims

Last year the company raised over $500M for 111 project offerings on its site

National /
Feb.February 19, 2020 04:55 PM
CrowdStreet CEO Tore Steen (Credit: iStock)

CrowdStreet CEO Tore Steen (Credit: iStock)

CrowdStreet said it has raised over $1 billion for commercial real estate deals through its online crowdfunding platform.

The milestone comes as the crowdfunding industry continues to mature, with some startups falling away and others facing troubles with underperforming assets.

Crowdstreet offers several tools to allow people to invest in commercial real estate, an industry that historically requires deep pockets to get into. CrowdStreet’s online marketplace launched in 2014, and the Oregon-based firms says it has over 80,000 investors and 193 operators and developers that have used it.

In 2019, the company raised over $500 million for 111 offerings, it said. One of the projects funded through the platform was Phoenix Development Partners’ 349-room dual-branded Hilton in downtown Chicago. For that deal, 200 investors poured in more than $10 million for the building’s redevelopment, according to CrowdStreet.

CrowdStreet last year also locked down $12 million in Series C financing, upping its total fundraising to $25 million.

A bevy of crowdfunding companies came on the scene around 2013, when a shift in U.S. securities law made it possible to expand crowdfunding for certain types of investments. For commercial real estate, the change was seen at the time as a way to make the investment class more accessible to a bigger pool of investors.

The wave of startups attracted venture capital financing that has since tapered. Some companies, like Fundrise, in the years since have shifted their models away from crowdfunding. Others, like the popular platform RealtyShares, stopped operating.

And another platform, Prodigy Network, which raised money for its own developments, faces investor lawsuits over mismanagement of funds.

Write to Mary Diduch at [email protected]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
With a cooling trade war, stocks perform well, including real estate. (Credit: iStock)
Real estate stocks push up this week as U.S.-China trade tensions ease
Real estate stocks push up this week as U.S.-China trade tensions ease
416 West 25th Street and Maverick Real Estate Partners principal David Aviram (Credit: Google Maps and LinkedIn)
Chelsea landlord claims “predatory” lender is charging a crippling interest rate as punishment after losing foreclosure case
Chelsea landlord claims “predatory” lender is charging a crippling interest rate as punishment after losing foreclosure case
Bank OZK CEO George Gleason (Photos via Bank OZK; iStock)
Bank OZK’s Q4 was “strong end to challenging year”
Bank OZK’s Q4 was “strong end to challenging year”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty, iStock, NY State Budget)
Cuomo proposes tax credits for restaurants, income tax increases
Cuomo proposes tax credits for restaurants, income tax increases
Cindat Capital Management CEO Greg Peng and Hersha Hospitality Trust CEO Jay Shah with 51 Nassau Street (Google Maps)
7 Manhattan hotels head to auction block
7 Manhattan hotels head to auction block
Clockwise from top left: 48 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg; 7601 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge; 55-25 58th Street in Maspeth; 42, 44 and 46 21st Street in Flatiron; 59-20 Van Doren Street in Corona (Photos via StreetEasy; Google Maps)
Mid-market investment sales off to strong start in 2021
Mid-market investment sales off to strong start in 2021
(Getty, iStock)
Flooding caused by climate change leads to mounting real estate costs
Flooding caused by climate change leads to mounting real estate costs
Mickey Rabina and 520 Fifth Ave. (Rabina, Ceruzzi Properties)
Rabina files plans for 70-story tower at beleaguered Fifth Ave site
Rabina files plans for 70-story tower at beleaguered Fifth Ave site
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...