PeerStreet Named By LendIt as Emerging Real Estate Platform Award Finalist

  • Following a record-breaking year, leading FinTech firm is honored
    by industry experts
  • PeerStreet was also nominated in the Benzinga Global FinTech Awards
    for the Lending and Alternative Investment Platforms, Tools and Apps
    category

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PeerStreet, a marketplace for investing in real estate backed loans, is
honored to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in the
LendIt USA 2017 awards in the Emerging Real Estate Platform category.
Founded by serial entrepreneurs — former Google executive Brett Crosby
and former real estate attorney Brew Johnson — PeerStreet is an
award-winning, Andreessen Horowitz-backed platform, focused on
democratizing access to investments in real estate debt.

PeerStreet’s achievements have been widely recognized by industry
leaders and associations over the course of the past year. Its rapid
growth and notable milestones have captured the attention of key
industry players, including major media outlets and leading financial
influencers, such as Mr. Money Mustache, Meb Faber of The Meb
Faber Show
, Invest Like a Boss and David Stein of Money
for the Rest of Us
.

“To be recognized by LendIt and by those within our industry is
especially gratifying,” said Brew Johnson, Co-founder and CEO at
PeerStreet. “We truly feel we’re breaking ground, and it’s exciting to
see those achievements recognized by our peers.”

This honor comes on the heels of PeerStreet also being named:

  • #1 investment of the year by Invest Like A Boss, which
    tested investments on various financial platforms, including
    Wealthfront, Betterment and Vanguard. Not only was PeerStreet the
    hosts’ top pick, their PeerStreet investments were also their top
    portfolio performers.
  • #1 on Real Estate Crowdfunding Review, which reviews and
    ranks 100+ platforms across the industry and highlighted PeerStreet
    for its “industry-leading transparency and stellar performance record.”
  • Innovator of the Year in Lending by Think Realty, one of
    the longest-running news magazines in the country dedicated to real
    estate investing.
  • A new member of the Marketplace
    Lending Association
    , which was founded to promote a
    transparent, efficient, and customer-friendly financial system by
    supporting the responsible growth of marketplace lending.
  • A nominated contender in the Benzinga Global FinTech Awards Lending
    and Alternative Investment Platforms, Tools and Apps
    category.

“We truly believe that PeerStreet’s model is unique, as we are not a
direct lender and pride ourselves on the innovative offering we bring to
investors,” said Brett Crosby, Co-founder and COO of PeerStreet. “We
have created an investment platform that allows investors to easily
invest in high-yield real estate loans that were historically difficult
to access. Our platform applies technology in a unique way that both
enhances lenders’ abilities to purchase and sell loans, and also creates
a seamless investment experience that more directly connects end
investors to loans. The response from investors and lenders has been
extremely positive and we are honored to be recognized as a top leader
in the space by LendIt.”

The final LendIt award winners in each category are determined by 30
industry experts and thought leaders. The winners will be announced
during the LendIt Industry Awards Show and Dinner taking place on
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, at 6:30PM, at the Edison Ballroom in New York
City.

ABOUT PEERSTREET

PeerStreet is a marketplace lending platform for real estate debt.
Founded by real estate attorney, Brew Johnson, and former Google
executive, Brett Crosby, PeerStreet allows investors to easily invest in
high-yield real estate loans that were historically difficult to access.
PeerStreet’s platform is secure and intuitive with an easy-to-use
interface and a wealth of information and tools for every level of
investor.

Contacts

Vested
Jacqueline Gogel, 917-765-8720
peerstreet@fullyvested.com