Democratizing Access to Investing

Ryan Williams is the 32-year-old African American CEO of Cadre — a real estate tech platform. Raised in Baton Rouge by a family with modest means, Ryan worked his way to Harvard, Goldman, and Blackstone. He was on the cover of Forbes last year, shortly after Cadre was valued at ~$1B.

Knowing real estate has been the #1 wealth creator in the U.S., Ryan founded Cadre to lower barriers to entry and bring the best opportunities to more people. With an atypical background for his position, Ryan offers a unique perspective about what it means to democratize access to investing so more people can achieve financial security. This conversation will examine how Cadre is marrying the use of tech + human expertise to unlock access to institutional-quality real estate assets to individual investors.

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