EarlyShares Co-Founder & CSO Heather Schwarz Wins Impact Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit at the CREW National Leadership Conference

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Heather Schwarz recognized for launching EarlyShares, a leading commercial real estate investing platform

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EarlyShares, the leading real estate crowdfunding investment platform, announced today that its Co-Founder & CSO Heather Schwarz has been recognized with a prestigious award from CREW Network, a 10,000-member business networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate. As part of an awards ceremony at CREW’s Fall Leadership Summit & National Convention in Seattle on Friday, October 2, Schwarz was named the recipient of the 2015 Impact Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit.

EarlyShares, founded in 2011, connects accredited investors to a curated selection of vetted, return-driven commercial real estate investments through a trusted, secure platform. Since co-founding EarlyShares in advance of the passage of the JOBS Act of 2012, Heather has played a key role in the growth and development of the ‘equity crowdfunding’ industry by serving as both a thought leader and regulatory advocate. As crowdfunding for real estate has grown into a substantial investment market, Heather has earned a strong reputation as an innovator and helped grow EarlyShares into market leader in a rapidly expanding young industry.

A national speaker, Heather has spoken at a variety of prestigious events, including the Soho Loft-Reuters Innovative Investing Symposium, the IMN Real Estate Forum, and eMerge Americas Techweek. She has honed her entrepreneurial spirit, leadership acumen, and real estate expertise over an impressive 17-year career in the financial services industry.

“Heather’s entrepreneurial achievements and willingness to take risks exemplify what CREW is all about,” said Lori Kilberg, President of CREW Network and Partner at Hartman Simons & Wood LLP. “Celebrating the accomplishments of remarkable women like Heather is one way CREW helps influence and advance the commercial real estate industry, so it was our pleasure to recognize her at this year’s national convention.”

“It was a great honor to accept the Impact Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit at the CREW National Conference in front of over 1,000 of my most distinguished CREW colleagues,” said Heather Schwarz. “Thank you to the organizers for the recognition!”

“As EarlyShares and our flagship brand, Property.com, continue to disrupt commercial real estate finance and grow alongside the real estate crowdfunding market, we look forward to supporting CREW’s mission of advancing and celebrating the achievements of women in our industry,” Schwarz continued.

EarlyShares introduces investors to the kinds of commercial real estate opportunities that have traditionally been difficult and expensive to access. To browse all current investment opportunities on EarlyShares, click here.

Under current SEC regulations, only accredited investors who are registered users of EarlyShares are able to invest in the opportunities on EarlyShares. Interested investors can sign up here and fill out an accreditation questionnaire to determine if they are eligible to invest.

About EarlyShares
EarlyShares is the trusted real estate crowdfunding platform that gives accredited investors direct access to vetted, return driven investments in commercial real estate. Under new securities regulations, EarlyShares streamlines the processes of real estate investing and capital raising to make them more accessible, transparent, and data-driven. Thousands of investors are seeking to invest nearly $300 million on EarlyShares in the next 12 months. For more information or to join the ‘Future of Investing,’ visit EarlyShares.com.

Madelyn Young
EarlyShares Marketing & PR

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