Investing in Multi-Asset Funds VS Single-Asset Offerings

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As a private real estate investor, you may be trying to decide between investing in a single-asset offering or a multi-asset fund. Both have their pros and cons and both entail the inherent risks involved in any real estate investment, but ultimately it depends on your investment goals. Here’s a look at potential benefits and disadvantages of investing in each type of vehicle.

Multi-asset funds potentially offer more protection against market volatility than investing in a single asset

Having exposure to diverse assets is an important concept for any investor to understand. and multi-asset funds allow investors to gain exposure to multiple assets, rather than just a single asset. Investing in different asset types or strategies can help mitigate the impact of market volatility on any one asset type. Multi-asset funds are one way some investors with an interest in gaining exposure to multiple asset types may choose to pursue investment in real estate. Real estate investments always have inherent risks including but not limited to illiquidity, complete loss of capital, default risk, and capital call risk. Any investor considering real estate should read the relevant offering materials in full and consult with their investment, legal, and tax professionals prior to investing.

In addition to diversification across markets and strategies, funds may also provide access to varied investment types, such as investments in the GP and LP positions, with additional exposure to loans or other investment types. Funds also offer potential tax advantages for some investors that may accrue when a fund elects to claim depreciation or other tax deductions. Each investor’s situation is distinct and the potential pros and cons of investing in multi-asset funds apply differently to each investor; therefore, it is important to talk to your investment, tax, and legal professionals prior to making any investment decisions.

It is important to understand the type of fund that you are investing in. For example, if you are investing in a blind pool fund you may have limited or no visibility of the assets that the fund will acquire. However, one way some investors may mitigate the risks associated with this lack of transparency is by investing in a fund that has identified the assets which it intends to acquire. Always read the private placement memorandum “PPM” in detail and talk to your investment advisor to make sure you have a clear understanding of the fund’s goals and objectives.

Overall, multi-asset funds are one option for some investors to diversify their investments and access numerous markets or asset strategies with the help of professional management. It is important to understand the fund’s goals and investment strategy when deciding which type of investment is right for you.

Single-asset syndications may have different risk return profiles than multi-asset funds

Investing in single-asset syndications can be an attractive prospect to some investors seeking specific opportunities that align with their personal investing goals. These types of investments can be more volatile and risky than multi-asset funds as they are illiquid investments that are tied to the performance of a single asset, whereas multi-asset funds spread the risk over multiple assets, which could mitigate the harm of the failure of any one

Risks associated with investments in single-asset syndications will always exist, but can be mitigated through detailed due diligence and experienced asset management. This allows investors to focus on individual properties or targeted return profiles that meet their personal goals.

Overall, both single-asset syndications and multi-asset funds come with risks inherent in real estate, but can be attractive opportunities for some investors based on their investment goals. Investing in an appropriate vehicle is key to achieving your desired returns, so it is important to do your research, talk to professionals, and understand all the factors involved before making any decisions.

Both types of investments have their pros and cons, so it is important to do your research before investing

Choosing the right type of investment is key to achieving your financial goals. It is easy to be drawn in by the prospect of overnight success, but it should be remembered that with any type of investment, there is no guarantee of return on your money. Before taking the plunge, it is essential to do your due diligence and ensure that you understand both the potential benefits and risks of each option. Investing without a solid understanding of the investments you are considering can have serious consequences, so make sure you are well-informed and confident in your decisions.

Some pros and cons of each investment type

Pros of Multi-Asset Funds

  • Diversification of your investment across multiple assets.
  • Access to multiple investments that may not have been available through single asset offerings.
  • Potential tax advantages for some investors.

Cons of Multi-Asset Funds

  • Limited ability to complete due diligence on individual assets before making an investment in the fund.
  • Risk of underperformance if the markets or strategies that are chosen by the fund manager do not perform well or move against expectations.
  • The fund’s success will depend on the availability of suitable investments that meet the goals of the fund.

Pros of Single-Asset Syndications

  • Ability to individually select the investments that have the potential to meet your personal investing goals.
  • Opportunity to review and complete detailed due diligence on the individual property before making an investment.
  • Potential tax advantages for some investors.

Cons of Single-Asset Syndications

  • Exposure to potential losses if the chosen asset does not perform to expectations.
  • The investment may be more susceptible to asset-level risks specific to that asset outside of the investment manager’s control, for example, local real estate market trends.

Ultimately, it is up to the individual investor to decide which type of investment is right for them

When it comes to investing your hard-earned money, it pays to do your research and choose carefully. Each type of investment carries its own set of benefits and risks, so it’s important to understand the different options before committing yourself. Always complete your own due diligence and consult with your personal advisors. Ultimately, the decision about which type of investment is right for you needs to be made by you – no one else knows your individual financial situation and tolerance for risk like you do. For that reason, take your time to explore each option thoroughly and make an informed, educated decision so that when you invest your money, you can feel comfortable with the outcome.

In conclusion, the most important factor when considering investing is doing your research so that you can make an informed decision. Both types of investment have their pros and cons, and ultimately it’s up to the individual investor to decide which type of investment is best for them. If you’re ready to get started or if you’d like to learn more about Fairway America, schedule a call with our Investor Relations Team today.

Nothing in this blog is or should be construed as investment advice or an offer or solicitation of offers of investments. Both Real Estate Investments and Securities offerings are speculative and involve substantial risks. Risks include but are not limited to illiquidity, lack of diversification, complete loss of capital, default risk, and capital call risk. Investments may not achieve their objectives. Investors who cannot afford to lose their entire investment should not invest in such offerings. Consult with your legal and investment professionals prior to making any investment decisions. All Securities are offered through North Capital Private Securities, Member FINRA/SIPC.

About Fairway America

Fairway America is a leading alternative investments manager focused on middle market commercial real estate. Established in 1992, the company specialize in real estate credit and private equity strategies on behalf of individual and institutional investors. As of Q1 2022, the firm manages more than $315 million of investor capital and a portfolio of assets representing more than $2.2 billion in gross asset value across several major property types. For additional information, visit

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