Invest Passively in Multifamily Apartments

Multifamily Investment Firm

We help busy professionals build Passive Income Streams, realize Above Average Returns, and participate in all of the amazing Tax Benefits that Real Estate Investing has to offer.

LionShare Investment Group LLC  acquires Multifamily Apartment communities by partnering with Investors. 

We search for apartments in Markets that demonstrate... Job growth, Population growth, & Rent growth. 

Our focus is to Add Value... through Operational efficiencies, light to moderate Renovations, & Rebranding.  

OUR

MISSION

INVESTOR MISSION
  • We seek to provide great cash flowing opportunities with above average returns to our investors. 

  • Provide a stable investment alternative to the volatility of the stock market.   

  • Educate investors on the benefits of apartment investing.

  • Adhere ourselves to principles of Accountability, Stewardship, Transparency, and Communication

Our number one priority is our family of investors.

PARTNER MISSION

 

  • To welcome new partnerships in multifamily acquisitions that leverage each party’s strengths in order to provide the best service to our investors, partners, and tenants.

TENANT MISSION
  • To foster a sense of community by treating residents with courtesy, fairness and respect.  And to provide a safe, clean, and pleasant living experience.

 

WHY MULTIFAMILY REAL ESTATE

 

Here is a small list of 

Why We Love Apartment Investing 

Strong Passive Income  - We find deals that provide great cash flow with an above average return for our investors & partners .

Equity Buildup - Rental income is paying off the mortgage principal and increasing our equity as we hold the property.  We may be able to cash this equity out either through a refinance or sale of the property, further boosting returns.

Value Creation - We add more value by increasing the income or NOI (Net Operating Income) of the property.  We find properties where we can increase rents, decrease operating expenses, and implement capital improvements to further increase the value when we sell or refinance.  The total returns in combination with Cash Flow & Equity Growth, can provide above average  Cash-on-Cash returns annually.

Potential for Appreciation - If purchased in a location that appreciates over time, this will also further our return.  Since local appreciation can be more speculative, any benefit from this is simply an added bonus.

Tax Benefits - You can get tax advantages in real estate that you could not get with stocks.  First, you get a deduction on the property depreciation.  Depreciation is not a real cash expense.  However, it can be used to deduct from your tax bill on real income.  Second, when you sell the property, you can do a 1031 exchange and defer paying capital gains indefinitely if you continue to buy other property.  

Use Your IRA or 401K to Invest -  Called a Self-Directed IRA.  It allows alternative investments (ie. Real estate) for your retirement savings.  This is a great way to diversify your retirement portfolio with real estate investing.  

Favorable Market Trends - The U.S. market is shifting in favor of renting versus owning a home.  Millennials are driving much of this change as they look for affordability, convenience, and freedom. On the other end of the spectrum, Baby Boomers are nearing retirement and will likely look to the rental market for downsizing and convenience.

Recession Resilience - Historically, the Multifamily space in one of the most recession resistant and most forgiving of all asset classes in an economic downturn.  

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OUR

STRATEGY

APARTMENTS

Multifamily properties historically maintain a structurally lower vacancy rate than other product types and generally exhibit greater resiliency in holding their values during market downturns. Demand can still increase for apartments in economic downturns when homeowners turn to renting to preserve capital and renters cannot afford to buy. Lenders offer superior terms due to investor familiarity with this asset type, and there is a wider availability of financing options.

The relatively high turn-over of apartment units (vs. office buildings, commercial space and single family homes) allows us to continually improve the assets as tenants move, increasing rents and therefore increasing value.

EMERGING MARKETS
We explore and focus on opportunities in Emerging Markets, where jobs and local economies are expanding.  We follow jobs!
Characteristics:
  • People migrating in, rather than leaving a geographic area

  • Jobs being created rather than lost

  • Rents and property values quickly rising

  • Strong, local government leadership dedicated to attracting jobs

  • Markets beginning to absorb oversupply

 

There are many indicators and a lot of research that goes into identifying an emerging market in the US. We start out by performing thorough market research that includes the following areas:

  • Job Growth Report (local & regional)

  • Population Growth

  • Path of Progress Reports

  • Local Economic Reports & Trends

  • Chamber of Commerce Reports

ACQUISITION PRACTICES 
We take pride in building relationships with local listing brokers to get their “pocket listings” and access to other Bank Owned Properties (REO). Our searches include soliciting owners directly instead of waiting for properties to come to market.
Candidate assets undergo a thorough due diligence process to confirm the physical and legal status of the property and to confirm valuations to ensure achievable investment strategies.
Early in the asset evaluation phase, the debt and equity financing strategy is developed based on a number of factors such as property type, magnitude of renovations, expected hold period and investor objectives.
Well-located assets purchased below replacement cost assist in attaining appreciated asset goals.
 
INVESTMENT DISCIPLINE
Product selection involves a systematic, routine evaluation to identify favorable demand characteristics, i.e., job and population growth, demographic shifts, supply absorption rates and positive local legislation.
Markets with supply constraints receive most favorable underwriting. Markets with signs of oversupply such as surplus land, changes in zoning and increases in building permits are avoided.

THE PROCESS

 
 

4.   MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS

  • We Manage the Property Managers

  • Implement Value-Add Plan

  • Issue financial reports

  • Monthly or Quarterly Investor Cash flow disbursements

  • Hold regular investor updates

  • Visit Properties periodically

1.  LOCATE VALUE ADD PROPERTIES

  • Working within our predetermined markets.  We source deals primarily from our broker relationships

  • Motivated Landlords

  • As well as Foreclosures, Short sales, & REO's

5.   LIQUIDATION & EQUITY GAIN

  • Execute exit strategy  |  Prepare marketing materials 

  • Contact sales brokers |  Select a buyer

  • Negotiate contracts and close

  • Final Disbursement of Equity Gains

  • And possible 1031 Exchange into the                     next investment opportunity

2.  DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS

  • After placing the property under contract we perform a Complete Physical Inspection of the asset

  • A Complete Financial Due Diligence of  all expenses, payrolls, contracts, etc are analyzed and examined.

3.   NEGOTIATIONS & FINANCING

  • Negotiate the best contract terms and agreements

  • We qualify for loans ourselves or get outside sponsors

  • Take over the turn-key operation

 

WHO WE ARE

MARK FERREIRA

Founder & CEO

LionShare Investment Group is owned and operated by Mark Ferreira, an accomplished IT (Information Technology) Professional and real estate investor.  With nearly 20 years of RE investing experience, Mark has successfully completed a wide range of projects…from Multifamily Buy & Hold, Single Family Fix & Flips…to Land Development and Construction (see Mark's Past Projects).  He is also a Licensed Realtor in the state of MA & RI.

 

In late 2018, Mark discovered the power of investing in commercial multifamily (Apartments).  That is when he became a partner in a 174 unit apartment community in Atlanta, GA.  Shortly after, he invested in another 55 unit deal in Spartanburg, SC (See Portfolio).  These investments have been providing consistent and strong cash flows every quarter.  Apartment Investing is now Mark's primary vehicle to his Retire Early Strategy.

Mark is passionate about sharing this wealth building model to everyone he knows and who ever is willing to listen.  For the last year and half, Mark has been working closely with experienced Apartment Operators and Syndicators, such as Vinney Chopra, Michael Blank, and Rod Kheif… experts in this amazing space.  Mark lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and two children.

Click here to meet Mark at his companies Launch Video

Vinney Chopra is a Stategic Advisor to LionShare Investment Group. 

 

Vinney came to the US from India with $7 in his pocket and a dream to make it happen in this land of Opportunities.  He sold encyclopedias and Bibles door-to-door as a student while pursuing his M.B.A. in Marketing.  Vinney is a Mechanical Engineer and also holds M.B.A. (Marketing) degree from The George Washington University, Washington D.C. 

Vinney and his wife started in real estate in 1983 and is the Founder, CEO and Principal of three companies: Moneil Investment Group, Moneil Management Group, and  Multifamily Academy.  He is an active CA Real Estate broker since 2004. As an expert in Multifamily, he has facilitated 28 Syndications and manages a Multifamily portfolio of  3400 units, worth over $300M.  Vinney lives in the San Francisco area with his wife and two children.

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