Founded in 2013, CrowdStreet is the premium provider of online commercial real estate investment marketplace, technology and professional services. Our online marketplace enables investors to directly access institutional-quality commercial real estate offerings with CrowdStreet’s best-in-class technology platform. For CRE firms, CrowdStreet Connect provides a platform to manage investors and investments, and to raise capital to grow their business. CrowdStreet maximizes opportunities for investors by diversifying outside of the traditional avenues of the stock market, better distributing risk and fundamentally transforming real estate investing through technology. Together, we are creating a community where individual investors and CRE firms are working together to maximize wealth through commercial real estate. With more than 100,000 investors now on its platform, and double digit year-over-year growth over the past 3 years, CrowdStreet has emerged as a leader in the space.
To support our company’s rapid growth, we are hiring a Business Development Executive reporting to the Director of Investor Relations. In this role you will be developing key partnerships within channels strategically significant to CrowdStreet’s growth. The primary measures of success will be based on effectively leveraging partnerships to acquire new accredited investors and investments into the CrowdStreet platform.
What You'll Be Doing
The Business Development Executive is a sales and business development position with a primary responsibility of fostering long term, profitable partnerships in key channels with a focus on investor acquisition. Specific activities will include:
Identifying and contacting prospective partners to build and maintain relationships with key decision makers.
Developing strategies and solutions that effectively address the needs of key parties within target channels.
Developing potential referral and/or distribution relationships with key industry participants such as RIAs, SDIRAs, broker dealers, financial educators, content producers, online wealth management platforms, and other value-added intermediaries .
Collaborating with internal stakeholders including Investments, Sales, Product and Management, as well as key 3rd party consultants, to provide insights that help determine the direction of new offerings and services for the channel partners.
Negotiating contracts and agreements with various channel partners.
Adhering to all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the role.
What We Must Have
10+ years of relevant work experience in financial industry sales and business development including a demonstrated track record of success in a commission-based role focused primarily on channel oriented solutions.
Understanding of RIA, online wealth management, independent broker/dealer and advisory reporting solution channels and how to effectively partner with each, structure appropriate incentive and revenue split structures,
Knowledge of commercial real estate - must be conversant on private real estate investments.
Bachelor’s level degree (Business, Finance, Economics preferred).
Not Required, But Nice to Have
Working at CrowdStreet
Located in the heart of downtown Portland just a block from Pioneer Square, CrowdStreet is proud of our cool, open and collaborative environment. Along with great benefits, a fully stocked kitchen and a dog-friendly office, we offer the opportunity to be at the ground floor of a fast-growing startup with fun, smart, customer-driven people transforming the world of real estate investment.
We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume online with a cover letter stating: 1) Why you’re passionate about working for CrowdStreet, and 2) A brief summary of how you meet each of our qualifications (including the “nice to haves”). The best way to do this is to copy/paste the requirements bullets and put a brief answer after each summarizing your relevant experience. Thank you for your interest in CrowdStreet!