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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jon Lotter: It’s About the Kids – How Success and Fulfilment in the Real Estate Business is a Blessing for My Children.
We welcome Jon Lotter, founder and Managing Director of Appian Capital, a boutique investment manager that has invested in over 140 transactions deploying over $400MM of equity in $2.2B of real estate value.