Our story

We founded Crowd with Us because we believe that the benefits of property investment and development should be shared more widely and equitably. We wanted to create a platform with the most advanced technology available, to make the investment process transparent and simple to engage with.

We subscribe to an ethos of collaboration and community, to build an investment company that you can trust. Crowd with Us democratise the world of property investment whilst educating and empowering its customers. Above all, we aim to give you an excellent return on your investment, whether you are a small or large stakeholder.

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Innovative
  • 2020 May
    New platform | CWU v2 - We designed, programmed and built a fully independent and automated portal for onboarding investors. A bit of time in the making, and not without challenges, we’re proud of the results
  • 2019 November
    Award | Property Investors Awards 2019. We are currently finalists for Property Investor Awards’ Best Crowdfunding Platform 2019
  • 2019 October
    Referrals | Some 20 amongst our active investors have been paid around £35,900 for referring their friends. Get in touch with us to find out how you could be rewarded for referring investors into our brilliant projects
  • 2019 September
    That milestone | Successfully funded our first deal of over £1 million equity requirement (for developer Evan Maindonald of Melt Homes) and raised money for multiple deals throughout 2018 such as £1.13m in 3 weeks for the Lime Grove project, and £450k in equity investment into Crowd with Us in our first round of external funding from angel investors
  • 2019 September
    Because we’re worth it | A growing fanbase of investors named Crowd with Us ‘the friendliest property crowdfunding company.’ Now if there was just an award for bad jokes...
  • 2018 December
    Dressing up | In December we held the most colourful skiing Christmas party on the Southbank for our developers and investors to come together and celebrate
  • 2018 December
    New portal | We designed, programmed and built a fully independent and automated portal for onboarding developer deals. A bit of time in the making, and not without challenges, we’re proud of the results
  • 2018 Oct
    New crew | Crowd with Us welcomed two new team members: Ola Wieckiewicz, an ex Credit Suisse banker to oversee Crowd with Us finance as Chief Financial Officer and Brian Levin, an investment analyst who was an underwriter for some of the UK's most well known development finance lenders
  • 2018 September
    New digs | We moved our headquarters to a new office in Clerkenwell to accommodate our growing team and to celebrate getting our first company coffee machine. It’s all about priorities!
  • 2018 March
    Plugging the gap | We pivoted the business to focus on raising money for other property developers. We realised we could plug a huge gap for property developers and streamline the whole funding process. We also implemented a three-step due diligence process and internal credit policy to support our investors even more
  • 2017 November
    Smashing goals | Crowd with Us reaches over £1 million in crowd investment over a range of projects. The founders reach over £20 million of property deals crowdfunded since their own property journeys began in 2009
  • 2017 October
    Going large | Crowd with Us signs a deal with angel investors who invest into the CWU platform. The goal? To build the Amazon of the property crowdfunding world!
  • 2017 August
    Great minds | Experienced and successful developers and investors Jeff Wright and Fredrik Sandvaal join the CWU team as board advisors
  • 2016 June
    On board! | CWU first deal completed: Sydenham Road, £72k funded in 22 days! Since then it’s been 100% track record for returning investors’ funds plus interest
  • 2016 April
    We’re online | The CWU property platform and website goes live, spear-headed by Rob Pasternak with his extensive e-commerce background. Simple, intuitive, easy. And great returns!
  • 2016 March
    Seal of approval | This was the month CWU got serious...the Financial Conduct Authority approves the CWU platform for raising investor funds for property development projects.
  • 2015 September
    Study hard | CWU members pass their CISI Regulatory Exams which allows them to safely and officially handle property investments within regulation. Never too late to take more exams!
  • 2015 January
    No turning back | CWU property investment is founded, with a six figure investment boost by the founders themselves. Initially funding only the founders’ own projects. But then...
  • 2014 October
    Value trigger | Crowd Sourcing Week Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark where the value and growth of property crowdfunding is affirmed and demonstrated
  • 2014 July
    It begins | Entrepreneurs from different countries meet together in a fourth country, Iceland, and decide they want to change the world by helping thousands of small investors! On that day they planned to build a company that would allow everyone - not just the big hitters, to invest in the best property deals available in the UK. The goal? To become the Amazon of the property crowd-funding world!