LOS ANGELES–RealtyMogul.com, a leading online marketplace for commercial real estate investing, today announced the addition of Sameer Shamsuddin as Chief Technology Officer and Niall Weintraub as Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Shamsuddin and Mr. Weintraub are part of a new wave of talent joining RealtyMogul.com’s Los Angeles office this month. With an additional 10 hires, the company has expanded its staff by 14.5 percent since July.
These two high-profile hires come at an exciting time for RealtyMogul.com. Last week, the platform announced the launch of its first online Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”), MogulREIT I, expanding its product offerings to include online, non-traded REITs in addition to traditional crowdfunded investment opportunities in individual commercial real estate projects.
“We are fortunate to have these experienced and talented individuals joining our team,” says RealtyMogul.com CEO Jilliene Helman. “Real estate crowdfunding continues to gain momentum and our business is growing in lock step. These two additions to our leadership team help ensure we can continue to grow and create a great user experience for our business partners and investors.”
Mr. Shamsuddin, who holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, will focus on leading and growing the company’s technology and product organization. Prior to joining RealtyMogul.com, he spent 17 years at GSI Commerce/eBay Enterprise, where he started as Director of Software Engineering and worked his way up the ranks as a Product Manager and Vice President of Product Management, before ultimately becoming International CTO. As CTO, Mr. Shamsuddin managed a team of more than 200 tech professionals in Spain, the UK and the U.S.
Mr. Weintraub joins RealtyMogul.com from DogVacay, where he served as the Head of Acquisition Marketing. Prior to this position, he spent five years with Match.com, first as a Senior Marketing Manager at People Media, a Match.com company, and later as Match.com’s Head of Online Marketing focused on emerging brands. In his new role at RealtyMogul.com, Mr. Weintraub will be responsible for managing the marketing team and for developing and executing key marketing initiatives. He holds a B.A. in English from Emory University and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Southern California.
RealtyMogul.com is an online marketplace for real estate investing, giving individual investors real-time access to commercial real estate and professional real estate companies easier access to capital. Through crowdfunding, RealtyMogul.com gives investors tools to browse investments, do due diligence, invest online and have 24/7 access to an investor dashboard to watch how their investments are performing. RealtyMogul.com partners with professional real estate companies to source investment opportunities and underwrites all of the investments. For these real estate companies, RealtyMogul.com offers JV and preferred equity as well as mezzanine and first position debt. For more information, visit www.realtymogul.com.