After majoring in Finance and Accounting at Washington State University, Nic Smistad began his real estate career in brokerage with HFF, working on both their investment sales and debt placement teams. He helped to facilitate the closing of over $1 billion in sales and over $100 million in debt financing during his tenure in Seattle. Nic joined CrowdStreet in 2019 as an Associate Investments Analyst where he oversaw the Sponsor Screening Process for the Investments Team. In his current role, he assists in screening investment opportunities for suitability on the Marketplace and helps to move the deals through the screening and production process.