MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PeerStreet, a marketplace for investing in real estate backed loans, is honored to announce that its VP of Strategy, Jessica Murray, has been named to HousingWire’s 2017 Rising Stars list of young leaders to watch in the housing industry. HousingWire’s 2017 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.
In her time at PeerStreet, Murray established the company voice through social media, content marketing, customer communications and placed media while serving as the Head of Communications. In her current role, Murray maintains many strategic and operational responsibilities, which also include managing PeerStreet’s capital markets and hiring. She brings prior experience from J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) group to the capital markets facet of her role.
“Jessica is a rockstar that continues to have an outsized impact on our business and the broader industry,” said Brett Crosby, COO and Co-founder of PeerStreet. “She has been instrumental in our company’s growth, especially as we continue to scale our business in order to empower investors to access this asset class.”
HousingWire has ranked 40 winners in this year’s Rising Stars, all of whom represent a variety of occupations within the housing industry. “Our Rising Stars are always smart and talented, but one of the things that characterized our winners this year was the sheer scope of what they accomplished for their companies. They drove impressive results, whether they were measured by growth, profit or innovation,” said Sarah Wheeler, HousingWire Magazine Editor.
This honor comes on the heels of PeerStreet being awarded Best Emerging Real Estate Platform at the LendIt USA Awards, Best Overall Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform at the FinTech Breakthrough Awards, and Best Venture Funding in Marketplace at the Los Angeles Venture Association Awards. PeerStreet was also runner-up for the Benzinga Global FinTech Award in the Lending and Alternative Investment Platforms, Tools and Apps category.
PeerStreet is an award-winning, Andreessen-Horowitz backed, platform focused on democratizing access to real estate debt. The company provides investments in high-yield, short term, real estate backed loans. PeerStreet’s unique marketplace 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 local 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. PeerStreet’s platform is secure and intuitive with an easy-to-use interface, offering a wealth of information and tools for every level of investor.
The company is led by former real estate attorney Brew Johnson, former Google executive Brett Crosby and former Y Combinator alumnus Alex Perelman. Learn more at www.peerstreet.com and on Twitter @PeerStreet.