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Introducing Our Investment Thesis

How We’re Approaching Commercial Real Estate Investing Today

COVID-19 has forced us to re-evaluate all our priorities, including how we use and navigate physical places. Commercial real estate is no exception and will undoubtedly evolve over the coming months to meet the market’s changing demands for space, amenities, and logistics. Our new Investment Thesis breaks down our outlook and where we see opportunity by asset class, as well as what geographies we’re keeping an eye on. 


Read our full Investment Thesis, authored by our Chief Investment Officer, Ian Formigle, to understand why:

  • We’re confident in the long-term value of growing, secondary markets.
  • We like the prospects of ground-up multifamily development projects.
  • We view grocery-anchored shopping centers as some of the best investment opportunities within retail right now.

As the economic environment changes, so too will our market outlook and, ultimately, the attributes of the deals we look to bring to the Marketplace. Our Investment Thesis will be updated periodically to reflect what we’re seeing.

How To Submit An Offer on the Marketplace

Understand the process.

If you’re looking to submit your first offer, watch this quick video to learn how to successfully navigate the investment process. Knowing what to do will help ensure your offer is processed as quickly as possible.


StreetBeats with Jasmine Nazari

The latest sponsor update.

CrowdStreet’s Brent Hieggelke is joined by Jasmine Nazari, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investor Relations at Urban Green Investments, to discuss how the firm is making more distributions than ever, finding the areas of opportunity in the current market, and how she’s navigated the commercial real estate industry.


In the News


How We Plan To Rebuild In The Post COVID Economy

If there is one thing that is certain it is that the dislocation and destructive effects of COVID-19 on our economy will ultimately create new opportunities as the economy recovers. For the U.S. commercial real estate market, I see a bit of a reversal of our urbanization trend of the past decade, bringing new demand to our inner suburbs.


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BPG Acquires Baltimore Hotel For $80M

The firm solicited investments of up to $20 million in Class A membership interests last month and co-invested $7.1 million in the purchase but plans to sell the property after five years for nearly $145 million, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. According to CrowdStreet, BPG received more than $18 million in offers.


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Real Estate Investors Can Get A Stake In Feldman’s First Central Tower in Downtown St. Pete

The recapitalization opens opportunities for real estate investors to get an ownership stake in the property. It is one of just four Class A office buildings in downtown St. Petersburg, where top-quality office space is very tight. Currently open for offers.


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Women of Influence 2020

We’re excited to announce that Sarah Mayo, Manager, Investor Relations at CrowdStreet, has been named a GlobeSt Real Estate Forum Women of Influence for 2020.


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Real estate moves in multi-year cycles so now that we are entering a down cycle, we’re looking forward to the opportunity to potentially invest in distressed assets over the course of the next year or so, with the hope to realize profits within a 3-5 year holding period.”

- Ian Formigle, Chief Investment Officer

Active Offerings


300 Crown Colony

A 118,157 square foot, 98% occupied office property located within walking distance to the MBTA-Red Line in the close-in Boston suburb of Quincy, MA.


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The Residences at Sawmill Station

A to-be-constructed 250-unit, Class A luxury multifamily development in the Sawmill Station master development, 16 miles north of Downtown Chicago, IL.


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McFarlin Opportunistic Senior Living Fund I

An opportunistic fund created to capitalize upon distressed debt and equity positions within the senior living and healthcare space.


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First Central Tower

Cash-flow generating, Class A office in supply-constrained St. Petersburg, FL with 94.8% occupancy and an array of high-credit tenants.


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