About Neighborhood Ventures

Neighborhood Ventures is Arizona’s first real estate crowdfunding company. Founded in September 2017, Neighborhood Ventures is led by multifamily brokerage veteran John Kobierowski, former Goldman Sachs tech analyst Jamison Manwaring, and noted interior designer, Rocky Petersen. Neighborhood Ventures offers a platform for non-accredited investors in Arizona and accredited investors nationwide to invest in commercial real estate projects in greater Phoenix. For additional information, visit neighborhood.ventures

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Jamison Manwaring

Jamison Manwaring is Co-founder, Managing Partner, and CEO of Neighborhood Ventures. In 2020 he was selected as Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 under 40. Before Neighborhood Ventures, he served as the Vice President of Investor Relations at LifeLock and assisted the company in its successful sell to Symantec in February of 2017. Before LifeLock, Jamison was a technology analyst at Goldman Sachs where he participated in over a dozen software IPOs including Tableau, Alarm.com, and LifeLock. Jamison graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Finance.

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John Kobierowski

John Kobierowski is Co-founder, Managing Partner, and President of Real Estate at Neighborhood Ventures. He also co-founded ABI Multifamily in September 2013. In 2020 he became a contributing member of the Forbes Real Estate Council. John has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience. He bought his first small apartment building while still in college.

Over the course of his career, he has personally closed over 1,400 multifamily transactions, developed over 800 condominium units and owned over 1,000 apartment units, homes and condos. Prior to founding ABI, he was a founding adviser of Hendricks & Partners (Berkadia). John graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science – Liberal Arts with a minor in Business and a concentration in Engineer and Architecture. In addition to being the co-founder to Neighborhood Ventures, to top local executive at ABI Multifamily, he owns The Grid. Works co-work space in Uptown Phoenix.

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Rocky Petersen

As Vice President of Investor Communications & Design for Neighborhood Ventures, Rocky is involved in each project from beginning to end. She lends a valuable point of view when considering potential properties. She builds the conceptual design plan and then assists during the construction phase in implementing aspects of the design that make each Venture property standouts in the multi-family sector.

Honored as a Foothills Magazine Trendsetter, she maintains her private design firm while adding her discerning eye to the overall look and feel of Neighborhood Ventures’ properties. She graduated with BA in English Literature and a BA in Political Science from Arizona State University.

She has 4 young kids, a significant tennis obsession, and a deep love for the chipotle cherry taco at Taco Guild.

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The Venture on Williams project was opened to current Neighborhood Ventures investors and 88 put in a total $750,000 into the venture. Now, Venture on Williams is opening the project up to the public to raise a total $1.1 million.

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Neighborhood Ventures, the nation’s largest community-based investing company, is hosting a happy hour event for their investors and those interested in learning more about investment opportunities with the company. The event will offer an opportunity to speak with those who have invested in projects over the past three years and hear from the company’s founders about upcoming opportunities.

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PHOENIX, AZ — Real estate crowdfunding company, Neighborhood Ventures, the nation’s largest community-based real estate investment company that offers non-accredited investors in Arizona the opportunity to invest as little as $1K in commercial real estate projects, is pleased to announce its sixth investment opportunity, Venture on Williams, a 20-unit apartment building located at 407 Williams Road, Mesa, AZ (Gilbert and University) near Downtown Mesa. The Spanish architectural style building includes 19 2-bedroom/2-bath units and one 3-bedroom/2-bath unit.

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PHOENIX, AZ — Real estate crowdfunding company, Neighborhood Ventures, the nation’s largest community-based real estate investment company that offers non-accredited investors in Arizona the opportunity to invest as little as $1K in commercial real estate projects, is pleased to announce its sixth investment opportunity, Venture on Williams, a 20-unit apartment building located at 407 Williams Road, Mesa, AZ (Gilbert and University) near Downtown Mesa. The Spanish architectural style building includes 19 2-bedroom/2-bath units and one 3-bedroom/2-bath unit.

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Arizona-based Neighborhood Ventures has launched a national investment fund for accredited multifamily community investors that are raising investment capital from local sources through crowdfunding. The new national fund will expand the firm’s platform and invite a new pool of investors to enter the Arizona multifamily market.

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When it comes to designing a smaller space such as a condo, townhome, or downsized single-family home, interior designers often agree on some basic principles.

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Apartment living is in high demand around North Central, where many new multi-family complexes are under construction and managers are leasing units at lightning speed.

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Arizona’s first real estate crowdfunding company, Neighborhood Ventures, has announced the first sale of one of its investment properties, Venture on 66th. The 8-unit apartment building in Old Town Scottsdale closed on December 23 for a purchase price of $2.1 million and was sold to a private investor. Each of the 87 Arizona-based investors received a 12% preferred annual return on their investment.

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Neighborhood Ventures, a real estate crowd-funding company, recently finished renovations at Venture at Villa Hermosa, a 14-unit apartment structure at 5740 N. 10th St. that included new landscaping, roofs, cabinets, countertops, flooring, doors, hardware and appliances, as well as exterior and interior paint. Villa Hermosa was leasing units, as of press time. Over the summer 165 Arizona residents invested $1 million in Venture at Villa Hermosa.

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After a 15-year career working in the nonprofit sector and seeing companies swoop in for a one-time volunteer event or participate in a big check presentation, North 32nd resident Lori Motola knew there was a better way for businesses and nonprofits to collaborate; one that could benefit companies and employees and create lasting change in local communities.

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One of the fun things about being a multifamily broker is helping clients buy their first small rental property, then continuing to advise them as they fix it up, sell it for a profit and work their way up toward more and larger rental units. Sometimes the fear of the unknown holds people back. But once they buy their first property, most investors I know hit their stride and never look back. I put together a checklist of things new investors should know when thinking of getting a rental unit for the first time. I wish I had someone give me this advice when I was getting started.

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Plenty of people have thought about investing in the hot Phoenix real estate market but aren’t sure where to begin or just don’t have enough money to make it happen. A local company called Neighborhood Ventures is giving Arizona residents an opportunity to get involved by buying a share of an apartment building in the Phoenix area with a minimum $1,000 investment.

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Neighborhood Ventures the nation’s largest community-based real estate investment company that enables non-accredited investors (people of all income levels) to invest in multifamily real estate projects, has announced its fifth investment opportunity. Venture at Mountain View, a 26-unit, two-story apartment building located near Mountain View Road and North 17th Avenue, was built in 1983 and has ten one-bedroom/one-bath units and sixteen two-bedroom/1-bathroom units.

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Neighborhood Ventures the nation’s largest community-based real estate investment company that enables non-accredited investors (people of all income levels) to invest in multifamily real estate projects, has announced its fifth investment opportunity. Venture at Mountain View, a 26-unit, two-story apartment building located near Mountain View Road and North 17th Avenue, was built in 1983 and has ten one-bedroom/one-bath units and sixteen two-bedroom/1-bathroom units.

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It’s been three years since Jamison Manwaring and John Kobierowski decided it was the perfect time to try something new in the world of multifamily investment and redevelopment. The pair founded Neighborhood Ventures, which utilizes “crowdfunding” to raise capital for redevelopment projects. The three-year anniversary of the company’s founding comes in a year in which Neighborhood Ventures is working on its fourth and largest project and has seen its vision embraced by 478 individual investors.

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ABI Multifamily, the leading multifamily brokerage and advisory services firm in the Western U.S., is proud to announce the sale of three apartment communities in the greater Phoenix area. Mountain Gate Apartments in Phoenix, adjacent to Paradise Valley Mall, sold for $22.25 million. Paseo 51 Apartments in Glendale, sold for $15.475 million. And The Stills in East Phoenix sold for $2.61 million. Details on each property follow.

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It’s been three years since Jamison Manwaring and John Kobierowski decided it was the perfect time to try something new in the world of multifamily investment and redevelopment. The pair founded Neighborhood Ventures, which utilizes “crowdfunding” to raise capital for redevelopment projects.

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Phoenix Business JournalMore than 230 people registered to attend the Phoenix Business Journal’s first virtual 40 Under 40 event. The Aug. 5 event marked the 20th anniversary of the Business Journal honoring 40 business leaders in the Valley under the age of 40. This year’s winners in the class of 2020 were selected by a panel of judges, including past winners, from more than 400 nominees.

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Phoenix Business JournalJamison Manwaring always dreamed of working on Wall Street. When he was in college, he flew back and forth between New York City and Utah, where he went to college, to make connections in investment banking. After getting a job in the industry, he worked in New York for four years but realized he wasn’t motivated to continue helping millionaires and billionaires accumulate more wealth.

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Phoenix Business JournalAlliances are important in corporate America, and nowhere may they be more important than for LGBTQ business owners. Those alliances with companies inside and outside of a business owner’s industry can provide any number of meaningful connections, everything from sales to insight and mentoring and meaningful discussions about the state of the economy.

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AZCentral LogoJamison Manwaring sought a way to merge his passion for real estate with an entrepreneur project driven by a community feel. When the real estate crowdfunding laws in Arizona changed and opened up the investment market in 2015, he got that opportunity. Manwaring ran with it when he and business partner John Kobierowski launched Neighborhood Ventures in 2017.

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AZ Business magazine has selected the 30 companies that will be honored at the first Arizona Business Innovation Awards. “We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of nominations,” said AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “With triple-digit nominations, selecting the 30 most innovative companies in Arizona for 2020 was tough, but it gave a sensational list of game-changing honorees.”

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Arizona residents looking to get in on the booming real estate market in Phoenix can invest as little as $1,000 in a new Neighborhood Ventures project, Venture at Villa Hermosa. The latest offering is a charming 14-unit property, located in Midtown Phoenix, that will be purchased, remodeled, and run as an Airbnb retreat. The target hold period for this investment is 2 years, with a preferred investor return of 12%.

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PHOENIX, AZ (February 14, 2020)—Arizona residents looking to get in on the booming real estate market in Phoenix can invest as little as $1,000 in the new Neighborhood Ventures project, Venture at Villa Hermosa. The latest offering is a charming 14-unit property, located in Midtown Phoenix, that will be purchased, remodeled, and run as an Airbnb retreat. The target hold period for this investment is 2 years, with a preferred investor return of 12%.

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While the old adage that experience is the best teacher may be true, it’s never a good idea to underestimate what energy, drive, and youthful imagination can accomplish, especially when it comes to the young business leaders shaping Arizona’s commercial real estate sector.

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Meet Designer at Neighborhood Ventures and In-house Design for Military Crashpad.

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PHOENIX (June 26, 2019)–Arizona’s first real estate crowdfunding company, Neighborhood Ventures, closed today on its third investment property, an eight-unit apartment building in Old Town Scottsdale. Ninety Arizona residents invested a total of $550,000 into the purchase of the property, which will be renovated with a plan to operate it as an Airbnb.

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Arizona’s first crowdfunded real estate business is working on its second project through $600,000 collected from 124 investors.

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PHOENIX (October 18, 2018) – On the heels of its first successfully funded project, Arizona-based real estate crowdfunding company Neighborhood Ventures has announced its second investment opportunity. Thanks to new laws that have opened up commercial real estate investment to non-accredited investors, Arizona residents can now invest a minimum of $1,000 in projects once available to only the wealthy.

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You’ve heard of crowdfunding to help launch new companies, or help out after natural disasters, but how about to buy real estate? Thanks to new Arizona laws allowing this type of investment, a Phoenix group is giving it a try. They’re letting anyone invest in buying an apartment complex.

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Arizona’s first crowdfunding real estate business funded its first project with time to spare. Neighborhood Ventures, the brainchild of Jamison Manwaring, a former Goldman Sachs tech analyst and Lifelock executive, and John Kobierowski, senior managing partner and co-founder of ABI Multifamily, raised $500,000 from about 100 investors to purchase an apartment complex in Tempe as the group’s first investment.

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The landscape of Greater Phoenix is going to change dramatically in 2018. Here are 40 innovative commercial real estate companies that are changing the shape of Arizona.

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Neighborhood Ventures is raising money from public investors / shareholders for investments in apartment properties in the Phoenix metro area. The company has been formed by apartment real estate veteran John Kobierowski and former Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) tech analyst and Lifelock executive Jamison Manwaring.

Popular crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and GoFundMe.com have completely transformed the way donations, capital and investments are collected online. Now that same concept is starting to emerge as a trend in the world of commercial real estate.

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