The recognition follows a series of industry award wins for innovation and corporate culture
PeerStreet, a marketplace for investing in real estate backed loans, was recently named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Financial Technology. The awards program was created in 2017 and is a project of SourceMedia and Best Companies Group.
This annual survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the financial technology industry. Companies recognized on this year’s list operate in and serve companies and consumers in a wide range of financial services, including banking and mortgages, insurance, payments and financial advisory.
This recognition follows PeerStreet’s continuing growth as a dominant force in transforming the real estate investing industry. Just a few short years after its public launch, PeerStreet is proud to appear on the American Banker’s Best Places to Work in Financial Technology list for the second consecutive year. PeerStreet is also included in CB Insights Fintech 250 list of fastest-growing fintech startups and the HousingWire Tech 100. In 2018, PeerStreet was also named a best place to work by the Comparably Awards, including in the Overall Best Companies and Best Companies for Diversity categories.
“We experienced massive growth for PeerStreet last year. We surpassed $1 billion transacted on our platform in 2018 alone and continued to develop new products for our investors and lenders. We are incredibly proud that with this growth, PeerStreet has remained focused on maintaining a collaborative and inspiring place to work for our team,” said Brett Crosby, co-founder and COO of PeerStreet.
“Every one of the companies named to Source Media’s Best Places to Work in Financial Technology list demonstrated a culture focused on supporting and engaging employees,” said Richard Melville, Group Editorial Director at SourceMedia.
PeerStreet is an award-winning investment platform that democratizes access to real estate debt investments. The company’s unique technology-driven two-sided marketplace enables accredited investors to diversify their capital in a fixed-income asset class that had previously been difficult for individuals to access.
Residential and commercial property loans are sourced from vetted private lenders throughout the United States who have regional real estate expertise and established borrower relationships. PeerStreet enables these lenders to expand their lending capital, empowering them to make more loans which flows through to borrowers who in turn improve their local communities, one house at a time. Backed by noted venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz, PeerStreet was founded in 2013.
The company is led by former real estate attorney Brew Johnson, former Google executive Brett Crosby and Y Combinator alumnus Alex Perelman.