Why create a real estate pitch deck?

Startups that are involved in the real estate space are particularly challenging when building a pitch deck due to the legal complexities and experience + knowledge required to succeed in this highly-competitive, capital-intensive industry. There is one thing that all successful real estate startups have in common: they once were no-names who had to pitch their ideas to investors or partners.

If you are not sure where to start, here are a few pitch decks from successful real estate companies that you should check out:

What are examples of successful real estate pitch deck?

10+ pitch decks that helped raise millions of dollars for real estate startups:

1) WeWork
2) OpenDoor
3) RealtyShares
4) Mashvisor
5) Silvernest
6) Home61
7) Parkbench
8) StreamLoan
9) Homebot
10) Castle

You’re an entrepreneur with a great idea seeking capital. You want to find a investors to partner with your real estate company but you’re not sure how to write the perfect pitch deck. Look no further. This list has over ten pitch decks from leading names in the real estate space like OpenDoor and RealtyShares. These decks are perfect for learning more about what makes an effective pitch deck and how to create your own. When pitching your company to an investor, the deck you present is a vital part of the conversation. Use these 10+ winning pitch deck examples as inspiration when crafting your investor presentation.

1. WeWork Pitch Deck

Year: 2014 •  Amount: $335M •  Round: Late Stage

WeWork is a commercial real estate company that provides beautiful workspaces and serves communities by providing services.

In 2010, WeWork was founded by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, who met while studying at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. They wanted to create a space where people could come together to work and be more productive, whilst enjoying a premium experience. In 2012 the company launched their first location in New York with only four desks and ten members. Since then the company has expanded rapidly into 150 locations in ten different countries. WeWork is now valued at 26 billion dollars and has more than 2 million members globally.

At it’s core, WeWork is simply an office-leasing company: it is a commercial real estate company that provides flexible shared workspaces for technology startups and services for other enterprises, and earns most of its revenue by renting office space.

About WeWork

  • Product Type: Marketplace
  • Business Model: B2B

About the WeWork Deck

  • Funding Year: 2014
  • Funding Round: Late Stage
  • Funding Raised: $335M
  • Investor Type: Corporate

2. OpenDoor Pitch Deck

Year: 2014 •  Amount: $10M •  Round: Series A

Opendoor is a startup company that offers homeowners cash offers on their homes within 24 hours after submitting an offer request on the company’s website. The company began operations in May 2014 following a $9.95m venture capital round led by Khosla Ventures. As of 2018, Opendoor had raised $400m in funding from the SoftBank Group Vision Fund.

About OpenDoor

  • Product Type: Marketplace
  • Business Model: C2C

About the OpenDoor Deck

  • Funding Year: 2014
  • Funding Round: Series A
  • Funding Raised: $10M
  • Investor Type: VC, Corporate

3. RealtyShares Pitch Deck

Year: 2014 •  Amount: $1.9M •  Round: Early Stage

Nav Athwal founded RealtyShares in April 2013 as a crowdfunding platform for real estate investing. Ultimately, it was a marketplace (with an investment committee that vetted deals) to match investors with real estate sponsors. Despite originating almost $900 million in investment capital, the company was unable to continue operations due to a lack of risk capital.

About RealtyShares

  • Product Type: Marketplace
  • Business Model: B2C

About the RealtyShares Deck

  • Funding Year: 2014
  • Funding Round: Early Stage
  • Funding Raised: $1.9M
  • Investor Type: VC, Corporate

4. Mashvisor Pitch Deck

Year: 2016 •  Amount: $200K •  Round: Seed

Data analytics platform Mashvisor allows property managers, agents, and investors to uncover and analyze returns on rental properties and analyze the profit they or their clients can get from them. Mashvisor was founded by Abualzolof and Mohammed Jebrini and received investment from the Ibtikar Fund in December 2015, before being accepted to 500 Startups shortly thereafter.

About Mashvisor

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Mashvisor Deck

  • Funding Year: 2016
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $200K
  • Investor Type: VC

5. Silvernest Pitch Deck

Year: 2016 •  Amount: $590K •  Round: Seed

Home-sharing service Silvernest, which matches older homeowners with roommates, started just five years ago and already receives eight applications for each listing, according to founder Wendi Burkhardt. A Denver-based angel investor network backed her first in 2016 and then in 2017.

About Silvernest

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: C2C

About the Silvernest Deck

  • Funding Year: 2016
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $590K
  • Investor Type: VC

6. Home61 Pitch Deck

Year: 2016 •  Amount: $1M •  Round: Seed

Founded by Olivier Grinda, Home61 is a homegrown tech brokerage. This deck helped secure $1 million in funding from tech investors, including 500 Startups, Kima Ventures and a number of angel investors including Grinda’s brother, Fabrice. The Miami, FL-based tech driven real estate brokerage company went on to raise $4m in funding from Founders Fund.

About Home61

  • Product Type: Marketplace
  • Business Model: B2C, B2B

About the Home61 Deck

  • Funding Year: 2016
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $1M
  • Investor Type: VC

7. Parkbench Pitch Deck

Year: 2016 •  Amount: $125k •  Round: Seed

Parkbench is an all-in-one sales & marketing platform for realtors who want to build their brand & get more clients in a neighborhood. Their robust sales and marketing platform allows realtors to publish deals, showcase listings, and leverage the power of their personal brand. In the five years since, Parkbench raised a total of $1.3M in funding over 4 rounds.

About Parkbench

  • Product Type: SaaS
  • Business Model: B2B, B2C

About the Parkbench Deck

  • Funding Year: 2016
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $125k
  • Investor Type: VC

8. StreamLoan Pitch Deck

Year: 2016 •  Amount: $125K •  Round: Seed

Stephen Bulfer and Armando Gonzalez founded StreamLoan in 2015 to simplify the process of getting a mortgage (or loan). After this round of funding, the company secured a $2 million seed capital round from top-tier Silicon Valley VC investors.

About StreamLoan

  • Product Type: SaaS, App
  • Business Model: C2C

About the StreamLoan Deck

  • Funding Year: 2016
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $125K
  • Investor Type: Unknown

9. Homebot Pitch Deck

Year: 2017 •  Amount: $4.5M •  Round: Seed

After taking a 10-year sabbatical from tech to launch his own real estate brokerage — and then working with Realtor.com to build out their search function — Ernie Graham (CEO) co-founded Homebot with Ira McMahon (CTO). By empowering consumers to build wealth through homeownership, the company describes itself as a client-for-life platform that maximizes repeat and referral business for lenders. Private equity firm ASG acquired this AI-driven mortgage lending and real estate software company in 2020.

About Homebot

  • Product Type: App
  • Business Model: B2C

About the Homebot Deck

  • Funding Year: 2017
  • Funding Round: Seed
  • Funding Raised: $4.5M
  • Investor Type: Angel Investors

10. Castle Pitch Deck

Year: •  Amount: $270k •  Round: Pre-Seed

Castle was a property management company in Detroit that was using technology to change the game. At their peak, they had raised $4 million from investors and grew to be Michigan’s second-largest PM company, but in January of 2018 they winded down the business. Nevertheless, Castle was able to raise $270k in funding with this pitch deck.

About Castle

  • Product Type:
  • Business Model:

About the Castle Deck

  • Funding Year:
  • Funding Round: Pre-Seed
  • Funding Raised: $270k
  • Investor Type:

How-to create your own real estate pitch deck:

Are you interested in learning how to write and design a winning pitch deck for your startup? If you’re building a new real estate company, you may be interested in our popular Real Estate Pitch Deck template. If not, you’ll probably at least want to read through our free guide: check out our article on how-to create a real estate pitch deck here. →

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