Want to be a real estate investor but don’t want the headaches that come with owning properties? You’re in luck because there are plenty of passive investing opportunities out there that allow you to do just that. One of my personal favourites, and a great option for those just getting started in their investing journey, are real estate funds.
What is a Real Estate Fund?
Real estate funds are professionally managed investment vehicles that pool investor capital into real estate opportunities, either singular projects or as part of a portfolio. The fund’s sponsor – generally a team of highly qualified, experienced real estate industry experts – is responsible for sourcing and managing the projects or portfolio. As the projects within it are completed, they’re sold for a profit which is distributed back to investors along with their initial investment.
Why You Should Care
If it isn’t obvious already, real estate funds are a great alternative to traditional property investing and can provide added diversification for those who want to invest both actively and passively. People who invest in these types of funds enjoy all the benefits of owning real estate assets without having to go out and source, buy, manage or finance the property themselves. So, if you want to invest in real estate and earn an attractive return, but don’t want to do any of the work, this might be a good option for you.
The Scott McGillivray Real Estate Fund
I believe in the potential of real estate funds so much that I decided to start my own fund and give people an opportunity to invest passively alongside me in a portfolio of residential development projects in key growth areas in Southern Ontario. The portfolio was strategically selected by me, and a qualified team of real estate professionals.
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