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Benefits And Risks Of Investment In Apartments



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      These statistics are from We Are Apartments


      Apartment Residents


      Apartment Homes


      New Apartments Needed Annually


      Share of U.S. Apartments Built Before 1980




        Investor Commitment to Minimum Investment Amount or Above (Verbal)


        Deal Under Contract


        Deal Package Emailed to Investors


        Investor Commitment to Minimum Investment Amount or Above (Written)


        Instruct Closing Attorney to Begin Closing Procedures


        Investors Receive Private Placement Memorandum (PPM), Operating Agreement and Closing Instructions


        Investor signs Operating Agreement and Sends Funds to Attorney or Title Company


        Upon Closing on Property, Investors Receive Monthly Email Updates, and Once Property Stabilized, Investors Will Receive Quarterly Reports With Distributions



          Jonathan Mickles

          Managing Member

          Michael Blank

          Advisor. Entrepreneur. 
          Investor. Teacher.

          Julie Anne Peterson

          Mortgage Advisor

          Joshua K. Sterling

          Property Management Advisor

          JT Lynch, CLCS, CRIS

          Insurance Advisor



          Over 90% of multifamily

          Economies of Scale

          Single family properties or 

          Risk Reduction

          By investing with other

          Principal Paydown

          Through the life cycle of the

          Capital Appreciation

          Unlike single family homes,

          Asset Protection

          Each syndication purchases the

          Tax Advantages

          We do not serve as tax stretegy

          Cash Distributions

          Depending on the level of the

          Risks of Investings

          Real estate can be risky


          Strategic Multifamily Investing Podcast (SMIP) is the journey of Red Boot LLC in building a team to strategically acquire, manage and sell exclusive real estate to increase it's client’s personal wealth with competitive returns. With the focus on casual interviews and educational lessons, Jonathan Mickles seeks to help the listener build confidence that they can do the same thing.



          What is syndication?

          In its simplest form, syndication is the pooling of investor money where the investor is typically a passive, limited partner (LP). The other partner to the deal is the general partner (GP), or active partner that puts the deal together, manages the business plan to provide a return for the benefit of all investors. You will hear General Partner (GP), Syndicate and Sponsor often used interchangeably.

          Why invest in a Multifamily Apartment Syndication?

          A Multifamily Apartment Syndication allows investors to participate in otherwise unobtainable real estate investment opportunities by aggregating capital and experience by teaming up with other like-minded investors. This also allows you to diversify your capital into other real estate syndications or in other economic sectors.

          How do I know if I am a sophisticated investor or an accredited investor?

          Generally speaking, sophisticated investors must have sufficient knowledge and experience in financial and business matters to make them capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment. To qualify as an accredited investor, at a minimum you must have earned income that exceeded $200,000 (or $300,000 together with a spouse) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year or has a net worth over $1 million, either alone or together with a spouse (excluding the value of the person’s primary residence). Reference the SEC guidelines at for a more detailed description. To find out if you are qualified under this definition, contact us.

          Do I need to be an accredited investor to invest with Red Boot?

          No. Red Boot works with accredited and non-accredited investors.

          Do I need to have a background in real estate to be successful?

          You don’t need a real estate background to be successful. Despite their different careers, each of our partners has demonstrated high-level success in their chosen profession. Multifamily investing is not extraordinarily difficult, but it requires specialized knowledge. If you are prepared to apply the same level of work, discipline, and determination to this endeavor as you have in your previous efforts, you will be successful.

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

          Yes. Investors are able to invest through their traditional self-directed IRAs, but there is a UBIT tax to understand on the SD-IRA as the IRS does not want to see you take advantage of the leveraged portion of the investment. Interestingly, the solo 401K does not have this problem. Please contact Red Boot LLC if you have questions about how this works or need help selecting a custodian.

          Can I use a 1031?

          You cannot 1031 into our deals or out of our deals since you are technically purchasing units of our Limited Partnership and not actually the land itself. That said, there are mechanisms where we expect to be able to 1031 from one of our deals into another one of our deals, thus deferring the tax you would have normally paid on the sale of the first apartment.

          What are the typical returns for investors?

          There are three main types of returns from real estate; cash flow, principal pay-down, and appreciation. These returns will vary from property to property. We will discuss this with you on a deal by deal basis.

          What is the process / timeline?

          You can see the process in the “Process” section, but here is a quick reminder. Once we have a property under contract, due diligence is about 30 days. We start the equity raise process with investors which runs about 5-6 weeks end to end. Marketing deck goes out, investor conference call takes place, investors reserve a spot, review the PPM / sign and fund. About 2-3 weeks later we close on the property. About 60 days later first investor distribution.

          When will I get my original investment back and what is the holding period?

          Typically, at time of sale. For our deals, year 5 is the target. It could happen in year 3 or year 7 or longer if we have a long downturn but 5 is typically what value add syndicators have as a target.

          How will you communicate with me?

          Monthly quick updates (email) on how the investment’s progress. Typical bullet points / some pics on how many units were renovated, rents we are getting, etc. Quarterly property management financials can be reviewed. Following March of each year you will receive a K-1 statement from us for your tax filings.

          Are your forecasts conservative?

          Yes. (We typically are very conservative.) Good sponsors will want to under promise and over deliver. You want to review all financial assumptions from the sponsor and ensure they make sense. Key ones to focus on would be rents (check the area comps for before and after renovation pricing – you want to be under where the market is before and after), rent growth and occupancy. Review the T12 (prior 12 months from previous owner). Does the value add improvements, increased income and timing of those improvements make sense to the forecast?

          Will there be any ramifications to my personal taxes?

          Consult with your CPA for specifics on how this type of investment can impact you. There are typically significant tax advantages from investing in the real estate sector through depreciation. You will receive a K-1 from the partnership.


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