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Invest in Real Estate with as Little as $5,000

Over $200 Million Financed Across Thousands of Properties

Why Real Estate?

Diversification. More Transparency. Greater Returns.

2001200620112016$10,000$11,550.20$12,152.61$16,827.28$21,944.37$23,763.15$31,926.12$26,233.28$16,438.89$20,950.94$26,729.24$28,674.46$34,450.83$35,556.22$45,208.80$46,243.93
Based on a $10,000 Investment in
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10.75%
Real Estate
*Annual Return
5.00%
S&P 500
*Annual Return

How it Works

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Browse investments. There’s a wide variety of property types, returns and locations
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Invest in minutes through our simple and secure online process
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Get 24/7 access to your investments and earnings through your secure investor dashboard

Investments Curated by our Underwriters

Only 5% of deals are approved

An illustration of curated investments, only 5% of deals are approved.
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1. Application Submission
Companies submit application for financing
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2. Prequalification
Applicants are prequalified based on track record, financial strength, and expertise
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3. Project Due Diligence
Detailed underwriting includes review of investment strategy, financials, legal standing, and property condition/location
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4. Project Funding
Approved projects are listed for funding on the RealtyShares platform

Optimize Your Portfolio

  • Minimums as low as $5,000
  • Choose and invest in individual properties
  • Invest in residential and commercial, debt and equity
  • Investor fees are maximum 2% of the invested amount

Your Portfolio

Geographically Diversified Real Estate Offerings to Optimize Your Portfolio

An illustration of geographical diversification, a map of the United States.

Common Questions

  • Why should I use RealtyShares to invest in real estate?

    Commercial real estate investing in other contexts often involves large investment amounts and limited regional opportunities. RealtyShares, on the other hand, allows accredited and institutional investors to invest for as little as $1,000, all from the convenience of an investor’s laptop or tablet computer. This means that investors have the ability to participate in opportunities that historically may have been available only to large institutions. You’ll also be investing “passively” — similar to stocks and bonds — so that you don’t need to directly be concerned with the management headaches associated with a property.

    RealtyShares does some initial review of potential investment opportunities and then, with the ones it moves forward with, presents the relevant investment information in an easy-to-use format so that investors can make their own decisions about which opportunities they want to pursue. These opportunities involve a variety of property types, are across a number of regional geographies, and can relate to debt, equity, or “preferred equity” opportunities. Once an investment has been made, investors are be able to monitor the progress of an investment via an investor “dashboard” — again, all from the convenience of your living room. These dashboards contain earnings history, management updates, and other follow-on information to be reviewed.

    For additional information about investing in commercial real estate generally, see our article Why Investors Like Commercial Real Estate.

  • How do investors earn returns?

    The frequency of any investor returns depends on the type of investment. Typically, equity investments have distributions on a quarterly basis, while debt and preferred equity investments involve payouts on a monthly schedule. An investor’s share of any distributions is generally transferred directly into the same bank account that was initially used by the investor for the contribution of the original investment amount, and typically occurs within a few days of RealtyShares’ receipt of such distributions.

    On debt investments, the monthly payments of interest are dependent on RealtyShares having received the correlating payments from the borrower on the corresponding borrower loan. Preferred equity investments are designed to have “current” payments made on a monthly basis and then an “accrued” payout that is payable at the expiration of the investment period. Normal equity investments are usually designed to have investors get quarterly distributions and also to participate in any net appreciation realized when the property is sold. An investor’s share of any of these distributions will be deposited directly into the bank account designated by such investor.

    Payout schedules cannot be guaranteed, of course, nor can there be any guarantee as to return rates or the return of investor capital generally, regardless of the structure of any investment opportunity.

  • Can I invest through my LLC, LP or Trust?

    Yes, you can invest through an entity or trust. We will likely need some additional information concerning an investing entity, such as the articles of organization or the governing trust documents. Generally speaking, each owner of an entity, or each beneficiary of a trust, must themselves be an accredited investor, or else the entity must have total assets in excess of $5,000,000. Please contact us if you’d like us to get started on qualifying your investment entity or trust.

  • Can I invest through an IRA?

    Unfortunately, even self-directed IRAs still require custodian involvement and approval before an investment can be consummated. This process creates significant delay and involves manual processes that reduce the efficiency of the RealtyShares platform. We continue to evaluate our processes here, however, so if you are interested in investing through an IRA then please contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

    If you are able to link your self-directed IRA with a bank account and can transfer funds immediately, then we may be in a better position to accept the investment; let us know and we’ll likely be able to accommodate this situation.

  • How do you keep my personal information secure?

    We go to great lengths to ensure the security of all our members and our data and use Secure Sockets Layer. SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. We use 128-bit encryption, which is the same level of encryption used by top national banks. We are also regularly audited by third party security firms to ensure compliance with the most rigorous security standards.

    For added protection, we never store your banking information on our servers and we automatically log you out of your account after 30 minutes of inactivity.

  • Do I have to pay a fee to invest?

    There is no cost for registering on the RealtyShares marketplace, and once you’ve been qualified there is no cost for browsing through the various investment opportunities on the marketplace. There is also no cost for initiating an investment — although RealtyShares does charge a small fee during the course of the investment.

    Once an equity or preferred equity investment has been made, RealtyShares will usually charge investors an annual fee — typically 1% of the aggregate invested amount — that is paid periodically to cover ongoing investor reporting and communications relating to the investment. In addition, the funds raised will typically include a slight “over-raise” amount to cover initial legal fees related to the particular investment vehicle and other immediate transaction-specific expenses. Please review the applicable investor package and the operating agreement for the investment vehicle for details on such fees.

    On debt investments, RealtyShares typically takes a servicing fee in the form of a “spread” between the interest rate being paid by a borrower and that being paid to investors. RealtyShares also generally charges of the borrower a loan origination fee and other charges typically associated with initiating a real estate loan. In the event of default or other special circumstances, certain fees and charges payable by a borrower will be shared among RealtyShares and investors, as such situations involve increased servicing duties on the part of RealtyShares. Details as to such fees and sharing arrangements can be reviewed in the applicable private placement memorandum and/or series note listing for a particular offering.

Join Thousands of Others and Invest in Real Estate

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RealtyShares.com is intended for accredited investors only who are members of RealtyShares and familiar with and willing to accept the risks associated with private investments. Securities sold through private placements are not publicly traded and are intended for investors who do not have a need for liquidity in their investment.

RealtyShares does not make investment recommendations, and no communication through this website or in any other medium should be construed as such. Investment opportunities posted on this website are "private placements" of securities that are not publicly traded, are subject to holding period requirements, and are intended for investors who do not need a liquid investment. Private placement investments are NOT bank deposits (and thus NOT insured by the FDIC or by any other federal governmental agency), are NOT guaranteed by RealtyShares or North Capital Private Securities Corporation, and MAY lose value. Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority has recommended or approved any investment or the accuracy or completeness of any of the information or materials provided by or through the website. Investors must be able to afford the loss of their entire investment.

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The 2% maximum investor fees are specific to investors. Other fees may be applicable to sponsors or borrowers.

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