LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PeerStreet, a marketplace for investing in real estate backed loans, is honored to announce that its Co-Founder and CEO, Brew Johnson, has been named to HousingWire’s 2017 list of Vanguard Award winners. HousingWire’s 2017 Vanguard Award recognizes top leaders from all areas of the mortgage industry, including those in lending, real estate and investing.
Brew Johnson founded PeerStreet alongside COO, Brett Crosby. In his role as CEO, Johnson plays a critical role in driving the direction of the company and its commitment to democratizing access to real estate debt as an asset class for investors. Johnson has a long history in the real estate and tech industries, having begun his career as a real estate attorney, advising some of the largest real estate development and investment firms in the country. Under Johnson’s lead, the company continues to scale its mission of making the entire real estate lending ecosystem stronger and more efficient.
“Brew is one of the brightest minds in FinTech. His passion for his work and deep understanding of the industry is unparalleled,” said Brett Crosby, Co-founder and COO of PeerStreet. “I am extremely lucky to have him as a friend and partner in our work to offer investors quality real estate loan investments, and to create a more accessible and robust secondary market for real estate backed loans.”
The HousingWire Vanguard Award winners are chosen for their deep expertise across a wide range of functions within the housing industry, but all with a shared common trait: the ability to lead, motivate and rally their employees. All are outstanding leaders who utilize their resources to solve problems, create solutions and drive innovation in their respective areas in the industry.
This award win comes on the heels of PeerStreet’s most recent announcement, the launch of innovative and industry-leading lender tools, powered by HouseCanary Data.
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.
The company is led by former real estate attorney Brew Johnson, former Google executive Brett Crosby and Y Combinator alumnus Alex Perelman.