A estate investment fund or syndication is often used to raise capital for real estate. Investors understand that multifamily deals take advantage this method to raise capital but the same structure is used for other investment opportunities.

Syndications and Investment Funds: Not Only for Multifamily Properties

An investment fund can be structured for fixing and flipping single family houses in a similar way to how funds are structured for multifamily investments. The fund can be structured as a limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership (LP), or some other form of investment vehicle, depending on the specific needs of the fund.

Investment Fund Strategy

The first step in structuring the fund would be to define the investment strategy and goals. For a fix and flip fund, this would involve identifying the target properties and markets, as well as the expected return on investment (ROI) and timeline for each project. This would provide the framework for the fund’s investment decisions and help to guide its overall strategy.

Investment Fund Capital

Next, the fund would need to raise capital from investors. This could be done through a private placement offering, which would allow the fund to solicit investment from a select group of accredited investors. A 506b fund can accept a limited number of non-accredited investors. The fund would then use this capital to acquire and renovate single family houses with the aim of reselling them at a profit.

Investment Fund Leverage

The fund could also leverage its capital by securing financing from lenders, such as banks or private lenders, to fund the purchase and renovation of properties. This would allow the fund to acquire more properties than it would be able to with cash alone, which could help to maximize its potential returns.

Management and Team

The fund would need to have a team in place to manage the acquisition, renovation, and sale of properties. This team could include a project manager, contractor, real estate agent, and other professionals with expertise in the fix and flip market. The fund’s management team would be responsible for identifying properties, negotiating deals, overseeing renovations, and marketing and selling the properties.

Investment Fund Profits

The fund would generate revenue by selling the properties it acquires and renovates. The profits from the sale of each property would be distributed to investors in accordance with the fund’s operating agreement. The fund may also charge a management fee and/or a performance fee to compensate the management team for their services.

Single Family House Investments

Overall, structuring an investment fund for fixing and flipping single family houses would involve many of the same steps as structuring a fund for multifamily investments. The key difference would be in the investment strategy and focus on acquiring and renovating single family houses with the aim of reselling them at a profit, rather than acquiring and managing multifamily properties for rental income.

John Marion is a single family house investment fund manager for Alpha Dog Capital.