Sherri and I have spoken on stages all across the U.S sharing our message of hope through shared housing. The audience ranges from not-for-profits, government officials, foundations, and eager entrepreneurs willing to learn how to get started to help those in transition.
We have shared our personal stories, and it resonates with so many people, and every month more people want to get involved and explore ways to make a difference. For investors, there are two ways to invest in shared housing.
One way to invest in shared housing is by direct investing. This is for those wanting to participate in all aspects of the investments. Direct investing is very rewarding, and you can see your efforts making a difference on a very personal level.
Direct investing is a great fit for investors who:
- Have the time to devote to a new venture. If you don’t have time constraints, direct investing may be the best option for you.
- If you have training and insight into the shared housing sector, you’ll have a head start doing this on your own and making all the decisions.
- Either already have or could develop contacts in government or groups who have programs for transitional housing for those in need of shared housing.
- Have access to key demand markets for shared housing and in markets where the investment makes sense financially.
- Wants to retain control of every aspect of the real estate investment lifecycle from prospecting to due diligence, finance, acquisition, renovations, management, and disposition.
- Have a clear investment strategy with a detailed plan for carrying out that strategy without direction from anyone else.
However, some wanting to get involved directly may hit roadblocks. They have the desire, but for some, it’s location or the wrong market, lack of experience or confidence, or just the uncertainty – but for many, it comes down to the most common constraint – time.
Many exploring direct investments in shared housing already have their hands tied with a career, their business, or other projects. Finding more time invest in direct investment is a real problem.
It’s hard to find even an additional few hours a week – let alone a day – to get up to speed on the shared housing model, to make relevant government and institutional contacts, locate a property, meet with those in the programs to find out their needs, work with lenders and so much more that is involved in this endeavor.
If you find yourself struggling to get started because you can’t find the time or feel overwhelmed by all the work required, there is another way to invest in shared housing. This second way to invest in shared housing involves passive investing.
Not a week goes by where we don’t hear stories from investors struggling to find the time to get started and implement what they learned from Sherri and me. A passive investment through an ownership interest in a private company invested in the shared housing segment may be the best option for those investors.
Passive investing is ideal for investors who:
- Have a desire to make an impact investment in the shared housing segment but don’t have the time, knowledge, or expertise to pull it off given their constraints.
- Prefer to partner with experts and teams who possess the necessary knowledge, expertise, experience, infrastructure, and track record of success in the shared housing space.
- Have clear investment objectives and can evaluate opportunities and management to align their own investment goals with those of companies and managers seeking to co-partner with them to ensure the highest probability of success.
- Understand the value of passive investing for creating the multiple streams of passive income required for building and maintaining wealth.
Whether you want to invest directly to get fully engaged in Shared Housing or if you want to invest alongside a team of experts, it’s time to get started. The forecast for Shared Housing in 2022 is tremendous, and I expect demand to increase even in the next 3 to 5 years.
If making an impact while making a profit appeals to you, but you don’t have the time or expertise to do it yourself, Sherri and I have great news. We have decided to make passive investment opportunities available to qualified investors through a co-investment arrangement. Co-partnering with us will allow you to make a difference in people’s lives while making a profit – all without the headaches of doing it yourself.
Let us know how we can help you on your journey to make a difference with Shared Housing.
Frank Candelario, Founder