Due Diligence is the analysis of the facts and circumstances associated with an investment, intended to provide an investor with a full disclosure of the facts and risks in order to arrive at an investment decision.

The first three layers of due diligence are performed by the sponsor, the lender and legal counsel, while a fourth layer is performed by our brokerage.

After an offering is initiated by the sponsor and approved by the lender and legal counsel, it is given to our brokerage due diligence department. Our full-time analysts review each offering, with the following five key areas as their focus:

  • Examination of the Investment Sponsor

  • Analysis of the underlying investments and holdings

  • Analysis of the Market

  • Evaluation of Program Structure

  • Evaluation of 1031 Tax Compliance

External unaffiliated due diligence firms also provide valuable insight to investments.  Our brokerage due diligence department reject a signifcant percentage of the offerings presented. The reasons for rejection are varied and can relate to the investment itself, the sponsor, the financing, or the market. It is important to note that this final level of due diligence is after the sponsor, the lender and the legal counsel have all approved the offering, meaning that those offerings declined by us may be available to investors through other brokers.

In this context, it is especially important that investors feel comfortable with the standards of their broker and that their approaches to investment align. 

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This is neither an offer to sell nor solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Offering facts and terms are controlled by a sponsor’s final Private Placement Memorandum (or prospectus). All investments and tax strategies have risks, including the possible loss of principal in many cases. Always review the offering document for a more thorough discussion of risks, expenses, and limitations. Certain investments discussed on this site are illiquid  and  generally cannot be sold readily on the open market. If you need to sell an asset to raise money quickly, you may not be able to do so.  Other investments are only available to accredited investors; the Security and Exchange Commission defines an accredited investor as an individual with either $1 million in net worth (all assets, excluding primary residence, less all liabilities) or net income for the last two years of $200,000 or greater ($300,000 if married) with a reasonable expectation of such earnings in the current year.

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