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How to Syndicate a Real Estate Deal

August 12, 2019

How to Syndicate a Real Estate Deal Real estate syndication is the process by which investors pool their capital resources and expertise to invest in real estate projects that would be too capital-intensive or complicated for an individual investor. This process is nothing new- investors have been combining forces to get real estate projects off…

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What You Need to Know About Apartment Building Investing

August 10, 2019

What You Need to Know About Apartment Building Investing By Adam Gower Ph.D. This article first appeared on the Bigger Pockets Website Investors new to real estate often ask the same question; should I invest in multi-family properties of 4 units or less, or partner with experienced apartment building investors across a range of projects?…

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Real Estate Waterfalls – White Paper

July 22, 2019

[Download] The Waterfall In Real Estate Syndications – White Paper By Adam Gower Ph.D. DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER NOW Real estate syndications use ‘waterfalls’ to make payments from a project to the developer and their investors in a pre-arranged hierarchical fashion, by structuring the way cash available for distribution from operations and sale or refinance…

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The Ultimate Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding

July 22, 2019
Real Estate Crowdfunding

The Ultimate Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding By Adam Gower Ph.D. Welcome! Thanks for your interest in crowdfunding and real estate. Crowdfunding is one of the most innovative ways to invest in real estate.   It opens up multiple avenues for identifying potentially profitable investment opportunities and lets qualified investors fund the projects and invest…

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Benefits of Self-Directed IRAs for Real Estate

July 9, 2019

Benefits of Using Self-Directed IRAs For Real Estate By Adam Gower Ph.D. Alternative Assets   Recent research indicates that including alternative investments in a portfolio increases risk-adjusted returns. These “out of the norm” investments range from real estate to market funds, such as lending platforms or other less tread investment paths. Institutional investors have embraced…

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Portfolio Diversification Benefits of Real Estate

July 9, 2019

Portfolio Diversification Benefits of Real Estate By Adam Gower Ph.D. A New Approach for Your Portolio   Registered investment advisors, or RIAs, have long scoured the market for the top performing securities to invest in on behalf of their high-net-worth clients. Historically, RIAs would invest in some combination of stocks, bonds, and cash as a…

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Cap Rates: Ultimate Real Estate Investing Guide

June 27, 2019

Cap Rates: Ultimate Real Estate Investing Guide By Adam Gower Ph.D. I‘ll tell you right now this is probably one of the most used terms in real estate and it is one of the most misunderstood. As much as it’s used, it always astonishes me how little cap rates are understood. If you ask 10…

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Real Estate Sponsor Fees and the Role They Play

June 11, 2019

Real Estate Sponsor Fees and the Role They Play By Adam Gower Ph.D.   When looking at any real estate deal with a new sponsor, understanding the principals’ motivation for why they are doing a particular transaction is a key consideration. The best sponsors will be able to articulate clearly the strengths and weaknesses of…

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Real Estate Waterfalls – The Simpler the Better

June 5, 2019

Real Estate Waterfalls – The Simpler the Better By Adam Gower Ph.D. Real estate syndications use what are called ‘waterfalls’ to structure and compensate principals and investors, and these are seldom altered once a developer creates a structure that works for them. There are, however, a vast array of ways in which waterfalls are designed…

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The Impact of Crowdfunding on Real Estate Waterfall Structures

June 5, 2019

The Impact of Crowdfunding on Real Estate Waterfall Structures By Adam Gower Ph.D. Waterfall calculations are used by real estate developers to calculate distributions to investors during the life cycle of a project and there have been some notable shifts in how they are structured since the emergence of real estate crowdfunding – with significant…

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