Darren Powderly

Co-Founder, Chief Business Development Officer at CrowdStreet


Darren founded CrowdStreet in 2012 after identifying the need to radically improve people’s access to commercial real estate investments via technology. Over his 20+ year career, Darren has transacted billions of dollars’ worth of commercial real estate investments and enterprise software contracts. Darren is a driven leader who loves building relationships based on mutual success. In addition to building businesses, leading teams and advising a prestigious list of national clients, Darren has personally owned commercial real estate, syndicated investment groups and developed properties from the ground up.

Prior to founding CrowdStreet, Darren served as President of Compass Commercial, a full-service commercial real estate services company. Darren launched his career in software at Oracle/ATG in San Francisco where he managed 17 sales people while performing as an individual top-producer. An entrepreneur at heart, Darren started his first profitable business at 19 years old in Boulder, CO.

Darren is a graduate of the Leeds Business School at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a CCIM designee, a recognized expert in investment real estate. Darren is a full member at Urban Land Institute.



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  • Co-Founder, Chief Business Development Officer

    Current role

  • Co-Founder, VP Capital Markets

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