I’m the founder of Small Change, a real estate equity crowdfunding platform. We raise funds for meaningful real estate projects building better cities everywhere. Like Kickstarter for real estate—but with a return. We match developers to investors, providing investment opportunities for everyone who cares about cities and wants to make change.
Through Small Change, I’ve created a fluid and compliant technology platform that brings impact investment opportunities to everyone who cares about cities and wants to make change.
My world has always been wrapped around cities and change. My background as an architect, city planner, urban designer, real estate developer, community development strategist, publisher, and instigator give me a rich understanding of how cities work, how urban neighborhoods can be revitalized, what policies are needed to do it, and the unique marketing that creates the buzz needed for regeneration.
Amongst my many urban (ad)ventures, I’ve developed a dozen buildings in blighted neighborhoods (through my companies no wall productions and we do property management), founded a non-profit called cityLAB and built Pittsburgh’s first tiny house, organized a speaker series, launched a Pittsburgh e-zine called Pop City, and established downtown Pittsburgh’s first co-working space. I also co-founded Pittsburgh’s wildly successful Open Streets program. All of these experiences have helped me become one of the foremost thinkers on urban change.
Some honors I’m proud of include Small Change ranking as one of 7 top Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms by US News, nabbing Top Innovator in the “Capital” category by HIVE and my tenure as a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio. And I’ve just been appointed to the academic advisory board for Syracuse University’s NYC Architecture Program’s newly planned Master in Science in Architecture with a focus on Sustainable Real Estate Development.
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