Ryan Williams, CEO and Co-founder of cadre
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Ryan Williams is the CEO and Co-founder of Cadre, a real estate technology platform that levels the playing field in real estate investing by opening opportunities to invest in fully vetted, institutional-quality real estate projects to individual investors.
While working at Blackstone in the Real Estate Private Equity Group, Ryan recognized it was difficult for individual investors to participate in the very kinds of transactions he was underwriting. He saw the opportunity to create greater distribution and access to high-quality real estate investments (and the wealth creation they can create) using technology. He also realized that providing liquidity for investors would mean that more individuals would feel comfortable investing in the asset class. Along with an extraordinary team of data scientists and real estate professionals, Ryan launched Cadre in late 2014.
At the helm, Ryan has won widespread recognition as one of America’s most promising young CEOs and Founders. In February 2019, he was on the cover of Forbes Magazine. Two months ago, Ryan was named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list for bringing the tech revolution to the real estate industry -- an industry notorious for its slow adaptation to change. He has won votes of confidence from a who’s who of top-tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Goldman Sachs, the Ford Foundation, SL Green, Mark Cuban, Ashton Kutcher, Khosla Ventures, and more.
Ryan is a natural-born leader, innovator, and disruptor. He has already made an indelible impact on the real estate industry at the age of 31. As Ryan continues to leverage technology and data in new ways, he is poised to revamp a seemingly unyielding industry for the benefit of investors, industry counterparts, and community members alike.