Raising equity capital is one of the most essential functions of a real estate investment and development firm. Many smaller and mid-sized real estate firms are structured with a main operating entity and various affiliate limited partnerships and limited liability companies that own the real estate assets and contain equity investments from various investor groups. An affiliate of the operating company is usually the general partner or managing member of these investment entities.

The operating entity is usually the face of the operation and family or entrepreneurially owned. Even though there is plenty of capital in today’s hot real estate market, raising equity capital for smaller and midsized companies is a very arduous task. It is usually done on a deal-by-deal basis in the affiliated flow-through entities that own the individual properties. For example, an established medium sized West Coast-based CRE investment firm may have twenty-five or more different affiliated partnerships and limited liability companies that own CRE assets valued at $300 million, with an aggregate of $200 million in debt and $100 million in equity. The general partner or managing member of these entities and the operating company have to manage over time, twenty-five separate mortgages, equity offerings, private placement memorandums, partnership agreements, subscription agreements, etc. If the average equity investment is $250,000, then there are 400 separate investors in the twenty-five deals.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

 

GlobeSt

Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2022 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.