PeerStreet, a marketplace for investing in real estate backed loans, is honored to announce that Nia Patel has been named to HousingWire’s 2018 Rising Stars list of young leaders to watch in the housing industry. HousingWire’s 2018 Rising Stars list recognizes talent that demonstrate leadership and innovation, inspiring not only those within their company, but also their communities and the industry at large.
Patel began at PeerStreet as an entry level Real Estate Analyst and quickly climbed the ranks to her current role as Manager of Underwriting. She currently oversees the entire underwriting team at PeerStreet, which ensures the loans purchased by PeerStreet meet underwriting criterias. In a few short years, she went from starting on the team to managing it. She’s now responsible for overseeing a group of over 25 people – and growing. Patel’s role, along with her team, are core to the underwriting of the loans offered on PeerStreet’s platform, and her commitment and dedication to the job is evident every day in her work. She previously worked at Morgan Stanley, where she was on the Private Wealth Management team.
“It was clear from the beginning that Nia was an outstanding talent and exemplifies everything you look for in a colleague: intelligent, hardworking and fun to be around,” said Brew Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of PeerStreet. “She and her team are crucial to ensuring that PeerStreet can continue to scale while maintaining our standard of quality for our customers. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her.”
“Nia came in with a positive attitude and incredible work ethic that helped her become a key part of the company as soon as we hired her,” said Brett Crosby, Co-Founder and COO of PeerStreet. “She’s proven herself to be both a leader and a team player. She’s a perfect example of what we look for here at PeerStreet.”
Nia is one of 40 Rising Stars on HousingWire’s list, all of whom represent a variety of occupations within the housing industry.
“This year’s Rising Stars list represents the only independent award for young professionals in the mortgage space,” said Jacob Gaffney, editor-in-chief of HousingWire. “It’s a comprehensive snapshot of who’s who in our business and the most impressive list to date.”
Nia exemplifies the talented team that PeerStreet continues to build. The company has been able to maintain a positive and high-impact culture even as it scales rapidly. Recent accolades for PeerStreet include being named one of the “10 Best Startups to Work for in Los Angeles” and one of the “Top Fintechs to Work For.” The growing company also recently added two senior hires, including a new Chief Real Estate Officer as well as a new Head of Commercial Real Estate.
PeerStreet is an award-winning investment platform focused on democratizing access to real estate debt. The company provides investments in short term, real estate backed loans. PeerStreet allows investors to diversify their capital in an asset class that has been traditionally difficult to access. Loans are sourced and curated from vetted private lenders throughout the United States who have real estate expertise and borrower relationships. The model allows for more borrowers to access capital and improve their local communities, one house at a time.
The company is led by former real estate attorney Brew Johnson, former Google executive Brett Crosby and Y Combinator alumnus Alex Perelman.