Architect, Urban Designer, Real estate developer, FinTech pioneer, Urban change agent
Founder of Small Change
Eve is the founder of Small Change, a real estate equity crowdfunding platform. They raise funds for meaningful real estate projects building better cities everywhere. They match developers to investors, providing investment opportunities for everyone who cares about cities and wants to make change. All through a fluid and compliant technology platform. Amongst her many urban (ad)ventures, Eve has developed a dozen buildings in blighted neighborhoods, founded a non-profit, cityLAB, built Pittsburgh’s first tiny house, organized a speaker series, launched a Pittsburgh e-zine called PopCity, and established downtown Pittsburgh’s first co-working space. She also co-founded Pittsburgh’s wildly successful Open Streets program and now hosts a weekly podcast series about real estate impact investing. All of these experiences has led her to become one of the foremost thinkers on urban change.
“My world has always been wrapped around cities and change. My background as an architect, city planner, urban designer, real estate developer, community development strategist, publisher, and all around instigator gives me a rich understanding of how cities work, how urban neighborhoods can be revitalized, what policies are needed to do it, and the unique marketing that creates the buzz needed for regeneration.” – Eve Picker