At Sharestates, we offer investors direct access to real estate investments through our online marketplace - with typical net annualized returns between 8-12%. Borrowers can also gain access to capital at a competitive rate, closing a deal in a fraction of the time it traditionally takes through a bank. Each of our projects are thoroughly assessed with our 34-point scoring matrix - minimizing the risk to investors and cost of capital to borrowers.
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Most of us, if we’re lucky, get to invest in one real estate property at a time – the one we live in.
Even so, many of us dream of more. We see an apartment building or retail space in a neighborhood that we know will be worth a fortune one month after the first art gallery or Kona Coffee Shop moves in. Or we hear about an opportunity in another town but can’t find the time to inspect the site. Or we learn of a great investment opportunity but the minimum buy-in costs more than we have saved.
At Sharestates, we’ve experienced all of this.
And, in the Digital Era, it’s completely unnecessary.
That sense of injustice served as our inspiration. So we challenged ourselves to grant everyday investors a marketplace that would lower the barrier to entry to join in on the rewarding world of real estate development.
Two of our founders, Radni Davoodi & Raymond Y. Davoodi, began their careers in real estate by launching a tiny insurance company almost 20 years ago, slowly growing and nurturing the business until it eventually provided a full suite of real estate solutions on a national level.
It yielded an unparalleled borrower acquisition database of developers, speculators, attorneys, lenders, and more. Allen Shayanfekr, our co-founder, joined Radni Davoodi and Raymond Y. Davoodi in 2013. After compiling a vast network of investors and borrowers, Allen and the team saw crowdfunding as the business’s next evolutionary step.
We officially launched in February 2015 and since then, have gone on to complete Private Regulation D offerings as well as Public Regulation A offerings. We’re now one of the select few platforms to have offered public projects for non-accredited investors.
Together as a team, we have overseen more than $10 billion worth of real estate transactions. It took hard work and dogged determination, but we can now call ourselves a successful lending platform with a solid track record for backing worthy projects for our borrowers and returning high yields to our investors.
This isn’t the end of the story. Far from it! We’re just getting to the good part. You couldn’t have timed your introduction to Sharestates any better!Learn More
To be an online lending platform of Sharestates caliber, you have to do many things exceptionally well:
Sharestates has a constantly updated, proprietary registry of high-quality borrowers. It relies on our deep relationships that come from our longstanding presence in the industry in addition to all the information available to less pedigreed platforms.
After a detailed review of the core project, we make sure we understand the project timeline, budget, zoning, architectural plans, and all other details from the title report. Not stopping there, we review the project market, delve into the region’s demographics and trends, examine comparable sites, and learn the market values of recently appraised properties. Of course, we also vet the borrower for experience, track record, litigation, and credit worthiness. We then score the opportunity on the 34-point matrix we developed to serve the unique requirements of Sharestates borrowers and investors.
Next, we see what we can do to provide the loan to the borrower at the lowest cost of capital. We look at different instruments available, and consider contingency financing needs as well as the core project’s.
We structure the deals. Then we draw up entity documents, operating agreements, investment memoranda, and initial state and federal filings.
Over the term of the loan, we send photos and videos to investors in addition financial statements and distribution payments. We also ensure that documents are filed periodically with the proper tax and regulatory authorities.
None of the above matters, though, if you can’t use the site. Our processes are mature but constantly improving, and we are dedicated to offering the best user experience in the industry.
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