Once i have an account, what’s the online experience like?
Create an account by requesting access to our offerings. Our proprietary website combines a secure and easy-to-use online interface. Our site is designed to:
- Browse investment opportunities, including debt, equity, or Real Estate Funds
- Read or download offering terms and access due diligence materials
- Execute Investments: electronically sign documents, submit ACH or wire payments
- Manage all open investments, including distributions, review asset management updates, and access relevant documents (tax forms, signed agreements, etc)
Who uses crowdfunded capital?
A variety and growing universe of property owners are realizing that Real Estate crowdfunding is a compelling source of capital. Common examples include owners with growing portfolios that have exhausted existing sources of equity capital. Crowdfunded offerings may include transactions with a value add component (physical improvements) or seasoned owners leveraging local expertise in secondary markets and improving neighborhoods.
What diligence materials are typically provided?
ProForma (and underwriting) excel model, market comps, owner background and track record, photos, videos, project highlights, FAQ’s, and legal documents.
How do I fund my investment?
Once you are registered and certified as an “accredited investor” you will have access to the investment package/data room for each live offering. Our investment process allows you to fund an investment via ACH or wire transfer.
What is the minimum investment amount per investor (individual or entity)?
This will vary on a project by project basis but typically the investment minimum set by FRF will be $20,000.
What criteria does first Real Fund look for in investment opportunity?
- Owner with a track record
- Good location of the subject property
- High conviction story
- Project Plan well thought out with a defined and supported exit strategy for First Realfund & the Owner themselves
- Owner have at least 5% of equity in the deal – but usually 10% of the equity
- Sound credit history of Owner
Who makes the decisions for each llc entity?
Decisions in each LLC are governed by the operating agreement. Every operating agreement is slightly different, but with similar characteristics. Each has a Manager (who may also be a member) and members. In some instances, there may be classes of members. The manager has the right and obligations to make all day to day decisions and the members are passive investors, except for certain major decisions. Typically, exercise of those major decisions is not required during the term of the investment. However, in the event of a default by the managing member, members may be required to vote to exercise certain rights.
Who is the managing member of the special purpose vehicle llc for frf investments?
First RealFund forms a Special Purpose Vehicle (typically a Delaware LLC) for each investment. First RealFund LLC will be the Managing Member of each of those entities.
How much money will the owner invest in each deal?
Industry average of Owners investment in deals is typically 10% of the overall equity required in the deal.
Will first Real Fund invest alongside investors?
Yes. Part of our modus operandi is that we will invest alongside investors in each offering and in fact will be the first to fund the raise. If it’s a good enough deal to promote to you our investors it is surely good enough for us.
If I am an investor in a first realfund offering and something happens to frf – will my investment be affected?
In short, no. First RealFund forms a Special Purpose Vehicle (typically a Delaware LLC) for each investment for the sole purpose of being a standalone investment. So if something happens to the parent entity FRF LLC or another investment of FRF for unforeseen circumstances – it will have no effect on the Special Purpose Vehicle.
Can I invest through my llc, lp or trust?
Yes. For each investment, you will be able to select which entity will be used to make the investment, which bank account the investment will come from, and which back account will receive distributions. Entities must be based in the United States.
How liquid is my investment? If for unforeseen reasons I need to sell early, can I?
When permitted, FRF will endeavor to assist each investor in locating a buyer of their investment interest should the need for liquidity arise prior to the realization on an investment. It may however be at a discount to the initial investment amount or subject to transaction fees.
Crowdfunding sounds interesting, but who is governing this? What are the legal & regulatory requirements?
First RealFund’s offerings are Private Placements are offered under Rule 506 of Regulation D. For more information on this rule, please see the SEC’s page on Rule 506 of Regulation D. (please add the link https://www.sec.gov/fast-answers/answers-rule506htm.html to be able to be clicked on in regards to Rule 506 of Regulation D)