• FoundedAugust 2013
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • FundingBetween $1 - $10 million
  • Sector-FocusReal Estate
  • Stage-FocusProject-Based
  • SecuritiesDebt, Equity


Fundrise is an online investment platform that gives individuals the ability to invest directly in commercial real estate. Fundrise offerings provide shares of equity ownership in specific properties. On Fundrise you can:

  • Browse potential offerings based on your own investment preferences including professional network, location, and return profile;
  • Transact entirely online, including digital legal documentation, regulatory review, funds transfer, and ownership recordation;
  • Manage and track your investments easily through your online portfolio; receive cash distributions, regular financial reporting, and investor benefits.

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Executive Team

Ben Miller


Ben is a co-founder of Fundrise. Ben's responsibilities involve strategic partnerships, deal underwriting, real estate development, PR as well as setting the long-term strategy and goals for the company. Ben has 15 years of experience in real estate and finance, and he has acquired, developed, and financed more than $500 million of property in his time as Managing Partner of WestMill Capital Partners and President of Western Development Corporation. Ben also started US Nordic Ventures, a cross-Atlantic private equity and operating company. Ben has worked as an analyst for Lubert-Adler, a private equity real estate fund. Ben was part of the founding staff of Democracy Alliance, a progressive investment collaborative.Ben is also co-founder of Popularise, a real estate crowdsourcing website.

Dan Miller


Daniel is a Co-Founder of Fundrise. Dan's responsibilities include expanding the company’s presence in new markets outside of Washington, D.C. Daniel is also Co-Founder of Popularise, a real estate crowdsourcing website, and Managing Partner of WestMill Capital Partners, a Washington D.C. based real estate development company. He remains involved with Western Development Corporation, his family’s real estate organization which has developed more than 20 million square feet in its 46-year history. Daniel graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a submatriculant with a dual B.S. and M.B.A. He has FINRA Series 7, 63, and 79 registrations.


April 13, 2014

A new crowdfunding portal wants to encourage everyday people to invest in Michigan-based real estate

March 19, 2014

Fundrise, a leading equity crowdfunding platform that directly links investors with prime real estat

March 4, 2014

Fundrise, a crowdfunding start-up that finances commercial real estate projects for investors, will be debuting its latest offering on Wednesday morning on its site: a vacant commercial building on 1539 7th Street NW, in Washington, DC that the develop …

February 26, 2014

Fundrise announced its new Investor Community in an email to members. Aims to make real estat

February 20, 2014

A number of new real estate startups are bypassing traditional banks and professional investors and instead taking to crowdfunding platforms to finance new projects. The specifics vary from firm to firm, but all aim to use crowdfunding to make real est …

January 24, 2014

Press Release: Marcus Books, the historical bookstore in Fillmore District, is facing the possibility of displacement. Fundrise, leading Real Estate Crowdfunding platform, is helping them raise $1 Million to buy back the property. Fundrise is seeking a …

June 5, 2013

Sitting in the first row of seats inside a municipal van, Eighth District City Councilwoman Cindy Bass provided fellow passengers with a running assessment of the current conditions, and former state, of Germantown’s commercial corridor. Drawing attent …

May 7, 2013

The future of real estate fundraising is online. The best developers can now raise money directly from their personal networks and the Fundrise community, cutting out unnecessary middlemen and building a single online investor base. Create a company pr …

April 23, 2013

Over the last 20 years investment companies have come to dominate the real estate investment and development landscape. But this was not always the case. Prior to the mid-1980s, most funding for real estate came from local people — usually through synd …

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