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  • Writer's picturePorter Anderson

Real Estate Investing 101: Limited Partners

Real estate is a popular investment choice for many people, and for good reason. It can provide a reliable source of income, a hedge against inflation, and the potential for long-term appreciation. However, investing in real estate can require significant capital and expertise, which may not be feasible for everyone. This is where becoming a limited partner in a real estate investment can be a viable option.

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As a limited partner, an individual is essentially an investor in a real estate project, but with limited liability and involvement. They contribute capital to the project and receive a share of the profits, but do not have control over the day-to-day operations or decision-making. The general partner, who is typically a real estate developer or manager, is responsible for managing the project and making all major decisions.


 

One of the main advantages of investing as a limited partner is the reduced level of risk. Because limited partners are not involved in the management of the project, they are not personally liable for any losses or legal issues that may arise. In addition, the limited liability structure can protect personal assets in the event of a lawsuit or bankruptcy.

Another advantage of investing as a limited partner is the potential for diversification. Real estate can be a lucrative investment vehicle but has a higher entry point. Investing as an LP can give you a lower entry point and give you the opportunity to spread risk across multiple properties and assets. Investing in a single property can be risky, as there are many factors that can impact its success. However, by investing in a real estate project as an LP, investors can spread their risk and increase the likelihood of a positive return.

Limited partners also benefit from the expertise of the general partner. Real estate developers and managers typically have extensive experience and knowledge in the industry, which can help to maximize the potential returns of a project. In addition, the general partner is typically responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the project, which can alleviate the burden of managing the investment for the limited partner.


 

When considering investing as a limited partner in a real estate project, it is important to conduct thorough due diligence. This includes reviewing the general partner's track record, the projected returns of the investment, and the terms of the partnership agreement. It is also important to consider the potential risks and drawbacks, such as the illiquidity of the investment and the potential for changes in the real estate market.

NNN Income is always looking to find new potential LP investors to join us on our projects. We typically aim to provide a 15-20% IRR for our investors. We work as the GP managing the day-to-day aspects of the project and working to find the best return for all parties. Our LPs provide capital, get regular updates on the progress of the project, and get many of the benefits of investing in real estate without having to take on the majority of the workload. If you are interested in investing in our projects you can register for our Investor Portal!

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Investing as a limited partner in a real estate project can be a viable option for those looking to diversify their portfolio and gain exposure to the real estate market without the burden of managing a property themselves. However, it is important to conduct thorough due diligence and carefully evaluate the potential risks and benefits before making an investment. With the right investment and the right partnership, investing in real estate can be a lucrative and rewarding experience.


To learn about investing with NNN Income, register for our online investor portal here.

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