We concentrate on finding the best opportunities with the best sponsors in some of the fastest growing markets and submarkets in the country. We focus on reducing risk by acquiring commercial assets that are in climate-resilient areas of the country.
We also strive to acquire assets that focus on ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) – which provides for socially and environmentally conscious investing.
When you passively invest in our syndications (group investments) you get all of the benefits of owning real estate (such as extraordinary tax benefits) without all of the hassles.
As a passive investor, you don’t have to do any of the work involved in acquiring, managing or selling the asset. You just invest and rest while you collect the distributions each month or each quarter.
Then when the asset is sold, you share in the profits and equity from our repositioning of the asset to improve efficiencies and increase revenue streams during the hold period.
We locate and vet experienced partners who have an extensive, proven track record of success and who are are acquiring cash-flowing assets in fast-growing markets in the U.S.
We then partner to acquire these prime assets located in more climate resilient markets nationwide to help mitigate risk and maximize sustainable investment.
Once we locate an asset that meets our stringent criteria, we then present these exceptional investment opportunities to you - our investors - to passively invest in these assets alongside us.
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A syndication is the pooling of funds from various investors, which has the benefit of allowing us to purchase a larger asset because of the economies of scale. As the passive investor, you can take advantage of the General Partnership’s extensive expertise in sourcing opportunities, underwriting, due diligence, acquisitions, market analysis, operations, management and an array of other skills to allow you to own a part of an asset without having to have the expertise and without having to deal with toilets, tenants or termites. You get all of the benefits of real estate ownership without all of the hassles and headache.
Here’s how the SEC defines an accredited or sophisticated investor:
An accredited investor, in the context of a natural person, includes anyone who:
earned income that exceeded $200,000 (or $300,000 together with a spouse) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year, OR has a net worth over $1 million, either alone or together with a spouse (excluding the value of the person’s primary residence).
There are other categories of accredited investors, including the following, which may be relevant to you: any trust, with total assets in excess of $5 million, not formed specifically to purchase the subject securities, whose purchase is directed by a sophisticated person, or any entity in which all of the equity owners are accredited investors.
In this context, a sophisticated person means the person must have, or the company or private fund offering the securities reasonably believes that this person has, sufficient knowledge and experience in financial and business matters to evaluate the merits and risks of the prospective investment.
An accredited investor, as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), must satisfy at least one of the following:
While some deals are only limited to accredited investors, there are also deals that accept non-accredited investors or what the SEC define as sophisticated investors. By definition, sophisticated investors must have sufficient knowledge and experience in financial and business matters to make them capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment.
Investors may invest as an individual with a checking or savings account, or with an entity such as a LLC, trust, or Self-Directed IRA, Solo 401(k), or Qualified Retirement Plan (QRP) account.
Typical minimum investment amounts range from $50,000 – $100,000, though each deal is unique.
The business plan for most investments is to hold the property for five to seven years. The initial investment cannot be withdrawn, but you may receive regular distributions during this time.
While exact percentages will vary from one investment to the next, you will receive the same TYPES of returns across the board. Cash on cash returns are paid out throughout the lifecycle of each investment. You will also receive a portion of the profits from the sale of the asset at the end of the project.
The frequency depends on the investment, some are monthly, some are quarterly. There is usually a short wait period before distributions are made to give the new management company time to build up some additional cash reserves and stabilize the property after the acquisition.
When you invest in a REIT, you are buying shares in a company, just like when you buy shares in a stock. You do not own the underlying real estate, you own shares in the company that owns those assets.
When you invest in a real estate syndication, you are investing directly in a specific property. Together with the other limited partner investors and general partners, you will own the entity (usually a LLC) that holds the asset. Thus, you have direct ownership.
When you invest directly in a property through a real estate syndication, you get the benefit of a variety of tax deductions, including depreciation. In some case those tax benefits can be quite substantial. The depreciation benefits often surpass the cash flow, so you’re showing a loss on paper while you’re actually getting positive cash flow. Further, you may be able to use those paper losses to offset other income you have.
When you invest in a REIT, because you’re investing in the company and not directly in the real estate, you do get the benefits of depreciation, but those are factored in before you get your dividends, so you don’t get any tax breaks on top of that, and you can’t use that depreciation to offset any of your other income. And any dividends are taxed as ordinary income, which can contribute to a bigger, rather than smaller, tax bill.
Commercial real estate assets like apartment buildings and self storage complexes operate independently of the stock market. In fact, they tend to fare better in recessions because more people tend to downsize. They also tend to be safer investments than single family homes because if one tenant moves out, you still have the others to pay down the mortgage.
As with any investment there are risks, so we advise prospective investors to consult with their advisors in determining if any investment is the best strategy for their personal financial planning.