Alumni Changing the World

Ben Miller ’95

CEO, Fundrise
Ben currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Fundrise, an online real estate investment platform with over 300,000 members and $1.5 billion in real estate nationwide. Fundrise is the first online investment platform to create a simple, low-cost way for anyone to unlock real estate’s historically consistent, exceptional returns. By combining innovative technology with world-class active, opportunistic real estate private equity management, Fundrise delivers a level of investment performance that only the wealthiest investors have enjoyed — until now.

Ben has over 18 years of experience in real estate development and investment. Prior to Fundrise, Ben was managing partner of WestMill Capital Partners and President of Western Development Corp., a major mixed-use development company in Washington, D.C with more than 3 million square feet under management. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he sits on the board of the National Center for Children and Families.


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