Ben Miller: I don’t care about your deal. Software will eat real estate. Go. Learn. Scale.

Welcome, everyone, to another episode of Offshoot. Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Ben Miller, the Co-founder and CEO of Fundrise, on the podcast. Fundrise is a real estate, credit, and tech crowdfunding platform. It was founded in 2010 and launched in 2012, making it one of the pioneers in the crowdfunding space. Currently, Fundrise owns $7 billion worth of real estate and manages $3.3 billion in equity from over 400,000 investors and 2 million active users. Fundrise’s mission is to simplify and make the investment into alternative asset classes accessible and cost-effective for traditional, non-institutional investors.

Sarah Kruer Jager: Working with Great People, Relentlessly

Welcome to Episode 17 of Offshoot with Sarah Kruer Jager. Sarah came into her family business, not by design, but via circumstance.  Since joining the firm, she’s become an absolute powerhouse in the commercial real estate industry and an epic role model for those aspiring to get into the juiciest part of the apartment business.

Kristian Peterson: Calm Impact

Kristian is a seasoned commercial real estate entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the institutional investment space. As a managing partner at Catalyst allocating joint venture equity into real estate development deals, and raising capital for the fund, he has a refined sense of what it means to be an impact investor.

Jeff Brown: Grounded in Reality, Grateful, and Ready to Grind It Out.

Welcome to the latest episode of Offshoot with Jeff Brown. In today’s episode, we’re chatting with Jeff about his entrepreneurial journey and the lessons he’s learned along the way. Jeff’s story began in 2011 when he joined forces with his friend John Southard to pursue a single deal. Little did they know that their initial success would lead to multiple deals and the birth of their company, T2 Capital Management.

Howard Katkov: CEO, Dirtbag Skier, & Leader

Welcome to Episode 14 of Offshoot with Howard Katkov, CEO and co-owner of Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, British Columbia. Howard has started and successfully operated seven different companies and has pulled a steady paycheck from them 45 consecutive years. He loves the game of businesses and building successful ventures from vision to execution with the support of strong teams.

Jennifer Hernandez: Inequality through California’s Environmental Quality Act

Welcome to Episode 13 of Offshoot with Ms. Jennifer Hernandez, a land use attorney from Holland and Knight. Jennifer is truly remarkable. She expertly and fluidly draws connections between the flaws of California’s Environmental Quality Act and the rights of its citizenry to have attainable shelter. Jennifer reveals that CEQA is no longer utilized to protect the environment from pollutants, nor to protect open space.

Chris Thornberg: Overheating: $11T of Gov Spend Created an Asset Bubble & Massive Uncertainty

Dr. Thornberg is an uncommon economist. Chris is as much at home with philosophy as the nuts-and-bolts of economics and forecasting. As the Founder of Beacon Economics, Chris is not only one of the few, like Hank Paulson, who called the collapse of the housing market, but also one of the few economists who can call it like it is, and share beliefs rooted in facts rather than opinion.

Multifamily ADUs in New Construction – California’s Biggest Density Bonus of All?

By Emily Laetz Introduction A creative interpretation of California’s recently-passed legislation regarding multifamily accessory dwelling units (ADUs) looks to offer developers of new multifamily housing the opportunity to increase their projects’ maximum allowable unit density by up to 25%, a tool that planners and legislators are hoping will make a substantial dent in the state’s […]

Crowdfunding Has Grown Up and Is Here to Stay

Crowdfunding in the commercial real estate space has steadily evolved since passage of the JOBS Act and now represents a viable way to capitalize the equity side of a deal. Institutional-quality platforms have grown considerably in recent years and continue to gain market share. In our “Intro to Development Deal Structuring” blog, we covered several […]