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Breaking Down Real Estate Syndication: How It Works and Why You Should Consider It

Part 1:  Real estate syndication is a term that’s becoming increasingly popular in the world of real estate investment.  If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, don’t worry!  In this article, we’ll break down real estate syndication, explain how it works, and why you should consider it as a viable investment option.

What is Real Estate Syndication?

In simple terms, real estate syndication is the process of pooling resources and funds from multiple investors to purchase a property. These investors can be passive or active, meaning they can either play an active role in the management of the property or take a more hands-off approach. Real estate syndication can take several forms, including limited partnerships, joint ventures, or LLCs. The structure chosen will depend on the goals of the investors and the sponsor (the person or company leading the syndication), as well as the size and complexity of the investment.

How Does Real Estate Syndication Work?

The process of real estate syndication typically involves several key steps:

1.The sponsor identifies a property that they believe is a good investment opportunity and creates a business plan outlining the details of the investment.

2.The sponsor then seeks out potential investors to participate in the syndication. These investors can be accredited (meaning they meet certain financial criteria) or non-accredited if the syndication is set up with proper securities exemptions.

3.Once the sponsor has secured enough investors to meet the required investment amount, they form a legal entity to hold the property, such as a limited partnership or LLC.

4.The investors contribute funds to the entity in exchange for an ownership interest in the property.

5.The sponsor manages the day-to-day operations of the property, including leasing, maintenance, and accounting.

6.The investors receive returns on their investment based on the performance of the property, which can take the form of rental income, capital appreciation, or both.

7. The property is ultimately sold, typically using the 1031 exchange method, to defer taxes and another property is acquired. When the syndication is closed the properties are sold and the remaining funds are returned to the members.

Why Should You Consider Real Estate Syndication?

Real estate syndication offers several advantages for investors. Firstly, it allows individuals to invest in larger and more complex properties than they would be able to on their own. This can result in higher returns and greater diversification of their portfolio.

Secondly, real estate syndication allows investors to take a more passive role in the management of the property, which is ideal for those who don’t have the time or expertise to manage a property on their own.

Lastly, real estate syndication provides investors with access to the knowledge and expertise of the sponsor, who typically has a proven track record in real estate investment.


Real estate syndication is a powerful tool for investors looking to enter the world of real estate investment or diversify their portfolio. By pooling resources with other investors and leveraging the expertise of a sponsor, investors can gain access to larger and more complex properties, while taking a more passive role in the management of the property. If you’re considering real estate syndication as an investment option, be sure to consult with a financial advisor to determine if it’s the right choice for you.

Our Syndication Series: Read all 5 Parts

Part 1: In Our Syndication Series Breaking Down Real Estate Syndication: How It Works and Why You Should Consider It

Part 2: In Our Syndication Series The Titans of Real Estate Syndication: Meet the Managers Behind the Biggest Deals

Part 3: In Our Syndication Series Creating a Real Estate Syndication: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Investment Team

Part 4: In Our Syndication Series Timing is Everything: When to Launch Your Real Estate Syndication for Maximum Impact 

Part 5: In Our Syndication Series Choosing the Right State for Your Real Estate Syndication: How to Evaluate Tax Incentives, Market Conditions, and More

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Reach out to an AARE syndication specialist today! Our team provides comprehensive market analysis and income-maximizing tools to help you. With our help, you’ll have the confidence you need to navigate each and every investment moving forward. At AARE, we work with you to find the right investment group and manager that meets your goals. You’ll always have a skilled investment professional by your side. Let’s start building your investment success story today!


AARE and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

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