BrickVest, the Financial Technology (Fintech) start-up co-founded by Thomas Schneider, MDes Real Estate and the Built Environment (’14) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, has been featured in the Financial Times. Dr. Schneider, the recipient of the MDes REBE Outstanding Real Estate Leadership Award in 2014, is the Chief Investment Officer of BrickVest, which offers investors direct access to global real estate investment opportunities from its online platform. His expertise in real estate is complemented by his co-founders Emmanuel Lumineau and Adalbert Wysocki, serial entrepreneurs who bring years of experience in finance and technology. BrickVest is the first pan-European real estate online site offering global real estate investment opportunities. The company’s vision, according to Dr. Schneider, is to use technology to make real estate investment process transparent, easily accessible, and further, to offer liquidity through a secondary market place.