Today’s REI Classroom Lesson

Kevin Bupp explains a good way to become a syndication expert through crowdfunding sites, before you ever do an actual deal.

REI Classroom Summary

By reviewing the investor prospectus, you can see how deals are being structured so that when you are ready to do a deal, you know what to expect.

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Announcer: Welcome back to the REI classroom, where experts from across the real estate investing industry teach you quick lessons to take your business to the next level. And now, let’s meet today’s expert host.
Kevin: Hey, guys, Kevin Bupp here from the and the Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow podcast. Today, I’ll be the host of your REI classroom tip, and in today’s show, I’m going to teach you how to become a syndication expert well before ever doing your very first real estate deal.
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Kevin: Now I’m sure you guys, if you’re out there, you’re looking around the internet, you probably have all heard of the term crowdfunding, right? Well, there are tons of sites out there, probably thousands now, I can’t even keep track of them. Some of the bigger ones are,, and again probably thousands of others. I know there are at least hundreds of others, if not thousands of others.
And the common theme that each of these sites offer is that people just like you and me can actively invest in their offerings, in the real estate deals that they offer. And so, here’s how you can leverage these various crowdfunding sites to quickly become a syndication expert.
Whether you know it or not, syndication . . . the top of your syndication isn’t talked about a lot. In fact, there are not even many trainings out there on how to become a real estate syndicator.
I’ve been doing this for a number of years now. I’ve raised multiple different millions of dollars for different investment properties. We have a fund now that we raise money in as a form of the syndication, and there’s not a lot of training out there on this topic. So, this will kind of give you the foot in the door to learn about this industry literally directly from experts that are out there doing syndications today.
Here’s what you’re going to do. You’re simply going to create a free account on these various sites that I mentioned. Maybe start with five total. Create a free account on five different sites out there and download the investor prospectus for the deals that are similar to the types of deals that you’re looking to do.
For example, are you looking to be a multifamily investor and syndicate money for multifamily deals? Well, then download a few different perspectives from the various multifamily deals that are listed on these various sites.
Study each and every single one of them thoroughly. They’re really long. They’re boring documents. Some are 200-plus pages long, but study them and just get very familiar with the different formats and the structures that are being used by these different operators.
I can tell you that the deals that are on the sites are typically being offered by very experienced operators, and so why reinvent the wheel right? They’ve already been there. They’ve done that. They’ve vetted it with their securities attorney. They’ve put it out there to the marketplace, to their investors, and people are investing in it.
So, look at the structure that they’re using. What they’re using and what the theme that you’ll probably see is that’s probably the norm for whatever asset class you’re looking to invest in. Again, it could be multifamily, it could be mobile home parks, it could be office buildings, shopping centers, and the list goes on and on.
Simply study the material, and when it comes time to do your very own syndication, you’ll have seen many different structures and will be much better educated and ready to go out on your own.
It’s a challenging path to take, especially when you start dealing with the securities attorney. If you can give them very specific direction, of exactly what you want your offering to look like, it’s going to save you a lot of money and it’s going to be a lot quicker and you’re going to be . . . you’re going to have a lot better overall success with the syndications itself.
So, guys, that’s all I have for today’s REI classroom tip. Thank you for listening and spending time with me today. And until next time, I want you to get out there, take massive action, and make some cash flow happen.
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