Our mission is to make real estate investing a collaborative, simplified process. Our aim is to give every investor the opportunity to participate in high quality real estate investments across the United States, helping you spread your risk, diversify your portfolio and give you access to investment returns generated from secured loans to real estate developers.
Our management team has substantial real estate investment experience and empowers you to make intelligent investment decisions. Work with us to spread your risk, diversify your portfolio and invest in real estate opportunities across the United States quickly, efficiently and securely.
SECURED REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT INCOME STRATEGIES EXPLAINED BELOW:
Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC is designed to provide consistent returns with investments that are backed up by liens and mortgages on physical real estate.
Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC was designed to provide risk-adjusted returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of real estate projects, hand selected by the Company’s management team for a combination of security and profit potential. The Company intends to pay investors a preferred return that is paid monthly, as well as a share in the Company’s profits which can be paid quarterly. Please refer to the Offering Circular for more information on how the preferred return works.
Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC focuses on 1st and 2nd position loans and in some cases may take a share of the developer’s profits. These loans are usually secured by liens on real estate or real estate-related assets. The Company’s experienced management team typically reviews dozens of deals before they decide to make an investment. Please refer to the Offering Circular for more information.
Investment properties can include multi-unit apartment buildings, mixed-use developments, hotels, medical buildings, shopping centers, office buildings, assisted living facilities or other kinds of commercial projects. Please refer to the Offering Circular for more information.
One of the benefits of lending against Real Estate is that the loan is secured by a lien against a physical asset. To increase the security of each investment made, investors’ capital is pooled in the Company and then invested in multiple projects, normally across different asset classes and geographies for maximum risk diversification.
Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC lends money to borrowers who are willing to pay the interest rate the Company charges. As an example, a borrower may need the money to complete a short-term project, such as renovation, repurposing or improving the property, which may enable the borrower to sell the property for a higher price once the improvements are completed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC invest in?
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What does it mean to have a first position loan?
Why do borrowers need a short term loan and why are they willing to pay a high interest rate when general interest rates are so low?
How does Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC screen potential investments?
How do the Company’s investment managers reduce risk?
What happens if the real estate market has a downturn?
Can I use my 401k / IRA retirement account to invest into the Company?
Why should I consider investing in Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC?
What types of properties does Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC lend against?
Properties can include multi-unit apartment buildings, mixed-use developments, hotels, medical buildings, shopping centers, office buildings, assisted living facilities and other kinds of commercial projects. The Company may also lend against single-family homes operated as investment properties (not occupied by the owners) and owned by a corporation or limited liability company.
What returns could I get?
Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC (the ‘Company’) is proposing to pay a targeted preferred return that is higher than the returns you would get from normal bank deposits. The preferred return will normally be paid to investors in equal monthly instalments. In addition, investors may benefit from a share in the profits that the Company makes, and these returns can be in addition to the interest rate. For more information please refer to the Company’s Offering Circular.
Do I have to take my interest payments monthly or can I reinvest them?
Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC (the ‘Company’) offers the ability of reinvesting your monthly interest payments as well as your quarterly profit share, which will normally compound your return. This can make a positive difference to the overall return that you make. For more information please refer to the Company’s Offering Circular.
Are these investments risky?
An investment in the shares of Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC (SREIS) involves significant risks and you may lose all or part of your investment. Each investor should carefully consider the risk factors discussed in the Offering Circular before purchasing shares in SREIS. Some statements in the Offering Circular may contain forward-looking statements and are based upon our current expectations, plans, estimates, assumptions and beliefs that involve numerous risks and uncertainties. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, actual results and performance could differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Shares in SREIS are not publicly traded, are subject to holding period requirements, and are intended for investors who do not need a liquid investment. Investors should conduct their own due diligence, not rely on the financial assumptions or estimates displayed in this website, and are encouraged to consult with a financial advisor, attorney, accountant, and any other professional that can help you to understand and assess the risks associated with any investment opportunity. For further information on the risks associated with this investment, please refer to the Offering Circular.
Is my investment with Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC secure?
Investors’ capital is pooled by Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC (the ‘Company’) and then invested in multiple projects across different asset classes and different geographies for risk diversification. This helps protect your investment. For further information on the risks associated with this investment, please refer to the Company’s Offering Circular.
How do I know I will get my preferred return payments on time?
Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC is managed by an independent fund management company which takes care of the monthly preferred return payments and any profit share distributions. For further information on the payment of interest and the risks associated with this investment, please refer to the Company’s Offering Circular.
How are the investment properties protected from disasters?
The Company’s Managers maintain insurance coverage on all of its properties to cover such disasters.
Does Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC lend to borrowers in blocks or in bulk?
The Company’s Investment Manager underwrites each deal carefully and individually according to strict underwriting criteria.
Who can invest in Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC?
Investors in Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC can be accredited or non-accredited. Accredited means that the investor’s net worth is at least $1 million excluding the value of their primary residence or they must earn $200,000 a year as an individual or $300,000 a year as a married couple. For details regarding the qualification of accredited and non-accredited investors, please refer to the Company’s Offering Circular.
When will I get my principal back?
The minimum hold period is 12 months. After this period, you will be able to request that your principal be returned by giving the Company notice, and you will be subject to the terms of the Company’s Redemption policies. You can also leave your principal in the Company for as long as you wish. If you leave your principal in the Company, it will normally continue to earn interest and any profit share. For more information on the Company’s Share Redemption policies, please refer to the Company’s Offering Circular.
Who makes the investment decisions for Secured Real Estate Income Strategies,LLC?
Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC (the ‘Company’) is managed by the Company’s Investment Manager. The Company’s Manager has the sole and exclusive right to manage, control and conduct the affairs of the Company including, but not limited to, the distribution of funds to investors, lending decisions, operational decisions and reporting activities. For more information on the fund manager, please refer to the Offering Circular.
Tom Braegelmann — Director, Fund Manager
Tom is a co-founder of Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC and is a manager and part-owner of the Company. Tom is also the Company’s senior Fund Manager. Since September 2011 he has been the Chief Executive Officer and managing member of GCA Equity Partners, LLC and is an accomplished entrepreneur, fund manager and private lending mentor offering a wealth of experience and knowledge gained during his 30+ year career in real estate investing, commercial construction, land development and private lending. Through careful investment analysis and emphasis on secured investments, as well as the development of the unique National Construction Lending Alliance™ program, Tom and his partners have shown a consistent track record of delivering double digit returns to their investors on short-term, passive real estate investments. With Tom’s leadership, and through the development of the National Construction Lending Alliance™ program, GCA participated in the funding of more than $100 million in real estate transactions nationwide in under 18 months. As a native of Central Minnesota, Tom previously served as owner and CEO of a private real estate investment company, with a portfolio comprised of several hundred multi-family apartment units, residential and commercial complexes, and single-family homes. With a passion for facilitating and teaching collaborative real estate investing, Tom donates his time and serves as a well-respected, highly sought after mentor and teacher for a group of more than 400 passive real estate investors around the country. He also founded and hosts a monthly REIA/Private Investment club with over 2100 members in the San Francisco Bay area. Tom is committed to giving back to the community and building sustainable cash flow for passive real estate investors.
Chuck Tralka — Director, Fund Manager
Chuck is a co-founder of Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC and is a manager and part-owner of the Company. Chuck is also a senior Fund Manager to the Company, and has been a managing member of GCA Equity Partners, LLC since September 2011. He is a former high-technology executive, having served in a variety of engineering and marketing management roles during his 23-year career in that industry. While working in high-tech, he began investing in various real estate projects and over the last twenty years has bought, held and sold multiple investment properties. Since 1990 he has been an active investor in real estate and real estate investment funds focused on the financial aspects of the business. Mr. Tralka has a passion for helping investors achieve their financial goals through careful selection of the right investments and in particular for helping people optimize returns for their own retirement accounts. Mr. Tralka is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and holds a degree in electrical engineering from that institution. During his high-tech career he served in various roles at Altera Corporation, Aptix, Inc., QuickLogic Corporation and Xilinx, Inc.
Matthew Sullivan — Director, Investor Relations
Matthew is a co-founder of Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC and is a manager and part-owner of the Company. Matthew is responsible for the fund’s structure, partnerships and investor relations. Matthew also serves as the president and founder of Crowdventure, LLC, a real estate crowdfunding company. He has worked with Richard Branson’s Virgin Group on a number of projects and was a director and trustee of Virgin’s London Air Ambulance. Mr. Sullivan went to Westminster School in London, UK and studied Law at Birmingham University before pursuing a career in finance and stockbroking, specializing in the South East Asian markets. In 1997 he chose an entrepreneurial path and founded Europe’s first internet billing application service provider. Since then his career has been focused on finance and technology.
Jordan Goodman — Director, Investment Management
Jordan is a co-founder of Secured Real Estate Income Strategies, LLC and is a manager and part-owner of the Company. Since 1993 Jordan has been “America’s Money Answers Man” and a nationally-recognized expert on personal finance. He is a regular guest on numerous radio and television call-in shows across the country, answering questions on personal financial topics. He appears frequently on The View, Fox News Network, Fox Business Network, CNN, CNBC and CBS evening news. For 18 years, Mr. Goodman was on the editorial staff of Money magazine, where he served as Wall Street correspondent. While at Money, he reported and wrote on virtually every aspect of personal finance. In addition, he served as weekly financial analyst on NBC News at Sunrise for 9 years and the daily business news commentator on Mutual Broadcasting System’s America in the Morning show for 8 years. He is the author / co-author of 13 best-selling books on personal finance including Master Your Debt Fast Profits in Hard Times, Everyone’s Money Book, Master Your Money Type, Barron’s Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms and Barron’s Finance and Investment Handbook. He has also written 6 special focus editions of Everyone’s Money Book on College, Credit, Financial Planning, Real Estate, Retirement Planning and Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds. Jordan is also a speaker and seminar leader on personal finance topics for business executives, students, associations, investment clubs, employees and others.
Robert Barr — Group President, Good Steward Financial Services Group
Robert has been Founder and President of Good Steward Capital Management, Inc (‘GSCM’) since January 2012. GSCM is the Advisor to the Company and its associate companies, Good Steward Account Servicing, Inc and Good Steward Lending Services, Inc provide administration and loan servicing to the Company. Robert joined the U.S. Navy as a Cryptologist in 1988 and served 6 years. After being awarded the Navy Achievement Medal in 1991 and serving in several critical positions, Robert left the Navy with a goal of taking his wealth of international experience and objective analytical skills to private sector business and finance. With over 23 years of business and finance experience, Robert has held positions ranging from Owner, CFO, CEO, and Financial Advisor. As a Financial Advisor Robert successfully managed million dollar fixed income portfolios during the height of the financial crisis. True to his belief in stewardship and particularly financial stewardship, Robert started Good Steward Financial Services Group in 2009 to provide financial consulting to businesses, individuals, and retirement plans. The Good Steward family of companies includes Good Steward Capital Management, Inc., Good Steward Lending Services, Inc. and Good Steward Account Services, Inc. The Good Steward companies provide specialized services to the real estate and real estate financing industry including capital management, loan servicing, fund administration, and mortgage brokering.
Mark Ross — Good Steward Financial Services Group, CEO, Good Steward Lending Services, Inc.
Mark serves as Director, Lending Services at Good Steward Lending Services, Inc. Mark has been in the mortgage industry for 43 years, focusing on conventional, commercial and private money lending (and the sale of existing paper). He has experience in running his own company for over 26 years, managing warehouse lines of credit, multiple loan originators, underwriting private money loans, and originating commercial and agency loans. He understands federal and state laws due to his involvement in writing the original Arizona Mortgage Broker law. He was previously the editor of a statewide mortgage publication and hosted a radio show for 5 years. From an industry perspective, Mark has been selected as one of five members of the Arizona Mortgage Brokers Testing Committee, responsible for writing and updating the Arizona Mortgage Loan Originator licensing test, and continues to teach licensing and renewal classes for loan originators.
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