About Us

We are an online marketplace for 1031 exchange investments

View 1031 Exchange Investments

The Management Team of 1031 Crowdfunding

Our Experience and Our History

0

Combined years
in real estate

0

Combined years in
the securities industry

$0B

Equity raised through
public and private offerings

$0B

In combined
real estate transactions

A central pillar of any successful company is the experience of its management team and network of corporate partnerships. With this philosophy in mind, Edward Fernandez set out to found 1031 Crowdfunding, LLC with Alfred Pizzurro and William Erickson. With over $2 billion in real estate transactions, the management team of 1031 Crowdfunding is equipped to truly excel in the variety of unique situations that a real estate platform is likely to encounter.

With more than $407 million in securities sold over a combined 60-year career in the securities industry, the team also has extensive experience with a variety of investment structures. From DSTs to private real estate funds, to public non-traded REITs, 1031 Crowdfunding's management team has the breadth of experience needed to traverse the seas of this burgeoning industry. 1031 Crowdfunding’s management team is proud of what has been built and proud of where they are going.

Edward E. Fernandez

Founder / CEO

Read Edward's Bio

William R. Erickson

Chief Investment Officer

Read William's Bio

Wade Curtis, MBA

Co-founder / Principal Analyst

Read Wade's Bio

Miles Carrington

President of Distribution

Read Miles' Bio

Peter A. Elwell

President of Senior Housing

Read Peter's Bio

Thomas P. Roussel

Marketing Manager

Read Tom's Bio

Kiva Roussel

Closing Specialist

Read Kiva's Bio

Edward E. Fernandez

Founder / CEO

Mr. Fernandez is our Chief Executive Officer and founder of DNS Capital, LLC, the sole manager of our company. Prior to founding the Company, he has been Senior Vice President of Healthcare Real Estate Group in Irvine, California. Since January 2001, Mr. Fernandez has been responsible for researching and compiling accurately verifiable documentation crossed various industries including assembling compelling content for marketing materials related to the purchase and acquisition of various real estate holdings.

Mr. Fernandez has over 20 years of inside and outside sales experience and is personally involved in the raising of $407 million of equity from individual and institutional investors through private and public real estate offerings. He hired and trained a national internal wholesaler and external wholesaler sales force. Mr. Fernandez is highly skilled in the simplification of highly complex strategies and sophisticated investments. He is results oriented, able to balance multiple responsibilities and consistently delivers results on time.

Mr. Fernandez holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

William R. Erickson

Chief Investment Officer

William R. Erickson is the Company's Chief Investment Officer. He will play a vital role in establishing the processes on evaluating all real estate assets for consideration on the 1031 Crowdfunding platform. Mr. Erickson is the Founding Partner and Managing Principal of Viking Capital LLC., a real estate investment banking firm in Southern California responsible for raising debt and equity for acquisition, disposition, recapitalization and development for commercial real estate assets and portfolios of assets. William brings with him approximately 35 years of extensive business practice with two Fortune 250 companies, principal of a Top 20 Electronics Firm, real estate acquisitions, finance, development and joint venture equity investment experience. At Viking Capital, William has been involved in nearly $1 billion of commercial real estate investments involving a variety of product types, geography and investment structures on behalf of numerous clients.

Prior to joining Viking Capital, William was Co-Founder of Craig Capital Corporation, a Real Estate Investment Banking Firm primarily responsible for work with pension funds, institutional investors and lenders for joint venture equity, financial restructuring, junior and senior debt placement on a variety of product type and investment vehicles throughout the U.S. In that position, William was involved in approximately $650 million of transactions involving a variety of clients across the U.S. ranging from acquisitions, ground-up developments, equity recapitalizations and dispositions.

William holds a B.S. from the College of Business Administration from the Bowling Green University. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California, Member of BIA of Southern California, Board Member, Eagle Ridge Camps LLC, Advisory Board Member, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, Barnabas Group, Orange County, Graduate – The Master's Program – 2006. Mr. Erickson holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Wade Curtis, MBA

Co-founder / Principal Analyst

Mr. Curtis began his career researching dark matter phenomenon in the University of California, Irvine's Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research collaborations used observation data from the Keck Telescope and a Monte Carlo Markov chain technique to explore the mass distributions of distant galaxies. Most recently, Mr. Curtis was a Senior Capital Markets analyst with Healthcare Real Estate Group in Irvine, California. In this role Mr. Curtis worked directly with the CEO and 3rd party law firms to develop corporate strategies for taking private equity funds through the investment banking cycle to an IPO for public trading. This experience developed excellent proficiencies with securities offerings, capital and corporate structuring, detailed balance sheet & income statement prediction modeling, and business plan development from initial model concepts through feasibility studies, law firm feedback, investment banking review processes, and board of director's approval. Additionally Mr. Curtis has extensive experience in the healthcare sector with Healthcare Real Estate Group where he was involved in EB-5 international fund raising, 1031 exchanges, healthcare real estate construction, acquisition underwriting, executive report creation, and property management metrics.

Mr. Curtis has previous lending experience with US Bank, and through his consulting firm, has advised on a wide range of entrepreneurial projects in the technology space. Due to Mr. Curtis' extensive mathematical back ground and his proficiencies in multiple programing & data base query languages, he has been instrumental in the development of mission critical algorithms for his consulting clientele. His projects include big data analytics, content prediction algorithms, executive intelligence & report development, and organic search engine optimization techniques. In his free time, Mr. Curtis is a science fiction author and strategy game developer.

Mr. Curtis earned a Masters of Business Administration from Biola University's Crowell School of Business.

Thomas P. Roussel

Marketing Manager

Mr. Roussel is our Marketing Manager, overseeing all marketing initiatives and materials for 1031 Crowdfunding. Prior to joining the company, he was Marketing Manager for Healthcare Real Estate Group, supporting a publicly registered, non-traded REIT as well as other real estate investment funds and affiliate companies. In this position, he worked closely with Mr. Fernandez in the creation of sales collateral and presentation materials for various real estate investment products. Mr. Roussel also supported the REIT acquisitions team in assembling investment committee packages to present to the independent board of directors for assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facility acquisitions.

Mr. Roussel has previous real estate experience working for the advisor to two publicly registered, non-traded REITs. Here he worked with the real estate team participating in acquisitions, asset management and property management roles for their two multi-tenant industrial portfolios. Mr. Roussel's marketing background in the securities space, combined with his real estate experience, gives him a unique understanding of this highly regulated industry.

Mr. Roussel earned a B.A. degree in Marketing from Vanguard University of Southern California.

Peter A. Elwell

President of Senior Housing

Mr. Elwell currently serves as the President of Senior Housing, leading the sourcing, acquisition and asset management of senior housing real estate. For over 20 years, Mr. Elwell has held various financial executive leadership and finance positions with companies of various sizes and in various industries. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Chief Investment Officer of a publicly registered, non-traded healthcare REIT., where he purchased and managed senior housing real estate.

Mr. Elwell has previous experience serving in several financial management related functions at PRIMEDIA, INC. a company managed by KKR focused on media related assets. At PRIMEDIA, he worked on the company's mergers and acquisitions team, served as the CFO of the Company's Automotive Digital business and financially integrated the acquisition of a $100 million online business. He began his career as an auditor with The Walt Disney Company and KPMG LLP.

Mr. Elwell earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. Peter is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) licensed in the state of California.

Miles Carrington

President of Distribution

Mr. Carrington is our President of Distribution. Prior to 1031 Crowdfunding, he has been Vice President of Healthcare Real Estate Group in Irvine, California. Since January 2006, Mr. Carrington has been responsible for wholesaling, account management, business development, sales management, product, strategic marketing, of various real estate holdings.

Mr. Carrington has a rich background in inside and outside sales experience and specializes in the fractional real estate investment, 1031 exchange and DST property marketplace. He is driven by his passion for providing superior client service, identifying clients' needs, goals and objectives.

Mr. Carrington holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Kiva Roussel

Closing Specialist

Mrs. Roussel is our Closing Specialist, coordinating and executing all closings for 1031 Crowdfunding. Mrs. Roussel works with each client, ensuring they are given the proper attention and care required for a successful closing experience. Prior to joining the company, she worked with children with behavioral and language disorders as well as those with special needs. She has worked in schools and clinics helping children cope with various language, physical and psychological challenges.

Mrs. Roussel has a passion for working with people and has thorough expertise in communication. Her pleasant disposition and acute attention to detail aims to provide every 1031 Crowdfunding client with a smooth closing experience.

Mrs. Roussel graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Communications from California State University Fullerton. Her studies had an emphasis in Communicative Disorders, Speech and Language Pathology.

AUTHORIZED PARTNER

CrowdPay is an FDIC insured bank account that you can use to purchase investment opportunities. You fund your CrowdPay account by ACH or wire transfer. All future dividends, interest payments, as well as revenue sharing payments will be placed into your CrowdPay account. You have the option to transfer funds into the account, withdraw funds from the account, or purchase additional assets at any time.

The account is held by GoldStar Trust Company, a trust only branch of Happy State Bank, and cash that accumulates in your new CrowdPay account is FDIC insured. Please follow the below link for additional important information regarding your CrowdPay account.

Learn More