Ever wonder how some people build wealth? Often the answer is “inherited money, invested wisely.”
Historically, the wealthy have had certain access to investment opportunities – such as commercial real estate – that the typical investor might never find on their own. Until now, that is.
An online platform called CrowdStreet provides an opportunity to invest in commercial real estate by contributing less than typically needed. With a minimum investment of $25,000, you can invest in projects like luxury apartment complexes, hotels, warehouses, office buildings and other potentially lucrative investments.
CrowdStreet may review as many as 200 project proposals a month – but typically chooses only four or five, after carefully vetting each deal. When you sign up for a free CrowdStreet account, you’ll be able to view a variety of investment options.
For those who like to crunch their own numbers, CrowdStreet posts extensive details about available projects. You can analyze the specs, pick the ones you think are promising, and invest directly in the projects you choose.
Prefer a less hands-on approach? Consider the C-REIT (CrowdStreet – Real Estate Investment Trust). The C-REIT provides access to a growth-oriented portfolio put together by CrowdStreet Advisors through a single investment. The C-REIT is designed to provide easy access to 20-25 select investments and offers investors broad exposure to the industry at a low-cost entry point.
You can also opt for a private managed account offered by CrowdStreet Advisors: Leveraging the CrowdStreet platform, the Private Managed Account service tailors the commercial real estate investing experience to your needs. Using proprietary systems, CrowdStreet Advisors builds a customized investment strategy based on your financial goals.
CrowdStreet investors have access to benefits such as:
- Live webinars with sponsors
- Investor education articles
- Online support
Projects and C-REIT call for at least a $25,000 commitment. Additionally, CrowdStreet currently works only with accredited investors: those with a net worth of at least $1 million and annual income of at least $200,000 ($300,000 for a married couple) over the past two years, with the expectation of the same or higher income in the current year, in addition to other requirements that can be found here.
No matter how you choose to invest, CrowdStreet provides you the benefits of passive investing, giving you the potential to earn income¹ without the maintenance or operational responsibilities of owning a building. Investors can potentially earn returns in two ways: ongoing cash distributions and/or share of the property’s final sale price; distributions² are not guaranteed.
CrowdStreet puts up thoroughly reviewed commercial real estate investment options – and works with leading sponsors to fund these deals.
For as little as $25,000, you can become an investor and help diversify your overall investment strategy.
Diversification³ can help you build a strong investment strategy and commercial real estate may offer unique value to investors.
Create your free CrowdStreet account today.
CrowdStreet, Inc. (“CrowdStreet”) maintains a commercial real estate investor technology platform (the “CrowdStreet Marketplace”) through which investment opportunities are offered.
Investment opportunities on the CrowdStreet Marketplace are speculative and involve substantial risk. Investors should not invest unless they can sustain the risk of loss of capital, including the risk of total loss of capital. Investment opportunities on the CrowdStreet Marketplace are not publicly traded, are subject to holding period requirements, and are intended for investors who do not need a liquid investment. CrowdStreet does not endorse any of the opportunities that appear on the CrowdStreet Marketplace. Any historical returns, expected returns, or other projections may not reflect actual future performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results or success.
Advisory services offered through CrowdStreet Advisors, LLC (“CrowdStreet Advisors”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CrowdStreet and a federally registered investment adviser. CrowdStreet Advisors provides investment advisory services exclusively to privately managed accounts and private fund clients, and does not otherwise provide investment advisory services to the CrowdStreet Marketplace.
Broker dealer services in connection with an investment on the CrowdStreet Marketplace are offered through CrowdStreet Capital, LLC (“CrowdStreet Capital”), a broker dealer registered with FINRA and a member of SIPC.
Money Talks News is a third-party advertiser for CrowdStreet. Some information herein was provided by CrowdStreet. All information is from sources believed to be reliable. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer, recommendation, or solicitation to buy or sell any security or investment product issued by CrowdStreet or otherwise. This article is not intended to be relied upon as advice to investors or potential investors and does not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation or needs of any investor. All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of money you invest, and past performance does not guarantee future performance or success. All investors should consider such factors in consultation with a professional adviser of their choosing when deciding if an investment is appropriate.
1: Diversification does not guarantee investment returns and does not eliminate risk of loss.
2: Diversification does not guarantee investment returns and does not eliminate risk of loss.
3: Diversification does not guarantee investment returns and does not eliminate risk of loss.