Ascensus Ventures is a privately held real estate investment and development company focused on residential, multifamily, retail, and office properties. With success built upon experience and performance, the company seeks to acquire, finance, develop and manage high-quality, value-add real estate opportunities through joint venture partnerships with institutional-grade capital and private investors.


Our team’s strength is in strategizing for maximum value and efficiency, while staying on schedule and mitigating the risk of market cycles. Key relationships with community leaders, policymakers, and real estate professionals allow us to keep our finger on the pulse of the market and target new opportunities. This strategy, combined with our creative visions and versatility, allows us to achieve our goals in the best interest of our partners.


Rush Stanisai is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Ascensus Ventures. Touting decades-long experience in real estate finance and development operations, Rush excels in managing investment opportunities from acquisition and entitlement through the value-add process and into development, sales, and marketing.

Prior to starting Ascensus Ventures, Rush held senior leadership positions in both operations and finance at Foremost Companies. While at Foremost, Rush served as a member of the executive management team responsible for building a lucrative real estate development company, which partnered with best-in-class private equity firms. Rush also served in integral acquisition and finance positions with Lennar Homes, one of the nation’s largest public homebuilders.

Rush is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.