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In my last article, I described an investment tool—syndication—and how one could benefit from its utilization. Perhaps syndicating sounds appealing and you would like to know more. If that’s the case, read on and dig deeper into the little-known world of syndication.
In case you missed last week’s article, a syndication is simply a group of like-minded investors that pool their resources together in order to participate in investments larger than they otherwise would have been able to alone. In real estate applications, members within a syndication take ownership of an income property proportional to their capital contribution. Thus, if a $100,000 cash outlay is required purchase a property and syndication member Bob contributes $20,000 to the cause, he will hold a 20% interest in the property.
How to take ownership in real estate syndications
The theory of syndication is easy enough to understand. Where things start to get tricky is during the formation of the legal entity. I will discuss some of the commonly used ones in syndications.
In today’s society, the possibility of becoming wealthy exists but remains a lofty aspiration for most. While many have come to understand that real estate is one of the most effective mechanisms by which one can attain wealth, many would-be real estate investors are held back for one reason or another. If only there was a way such an investor could more easily cross the bridge into the wonderful world of real estate…
Bridging the gap
One viable option is to participate in a syndication. A syndication is simply a group of like minded investors that pool their resources together in order to participate in investments larger than they otherwise would have been able to alone. These resources may include liquid capital, expertise, project management, and a variety of other valuable things. Similarly, syndications come in a variety of flavors. Let’s look at reasons one might want to participate in a syndication before discussing the various types of syndications and common pitfalls to avoid.