@Connor O'Brien , series 7, 65 and 82 license holders are all now able to qualify as accredited. I have not personally looked into any of the above, but have spoken to some that have. I think for many, it is a hoop not worth jumping through, especially when 506b offerings are able to accept up to 35 sophisticated investors, anyways.
I would also advise anyone looking to obtain a license simply to qualify as accredited to also consider the on-going cost of maintaining their license. Depending on the amount of capital you are able to deploy into private offerings, you may be eating up a significant part of your overall return in licensure costs.
Originally posted by @Jared Carpenter :
Thank you for this - I will check out your podcast for sure.
My goal is to a part of a GP for the time being so that in the next couple years and I can be eligible for out of state Fannie or Freddie debt on my own. I have all criteria necessary except for the MF experience.
Look at being a Key Principal for an investment with a group you trust. This is where you sign on a non-recourse loan for balance sheet and/or liquidity purposes.