As an investment company, to comply with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements, we require that all potential investors fill out, sign, and return an accredited investor form. The SEC has specific requirements that investors must meet to participate in particular investments, and the form below asks the proper questions to ascertain this. The SEC has the term of “Accredited Investor” as well as “Sophisticated Investor”.
For real estate investments that we are involved in, we can work with either Accredited or Sophisticated Investors.
To meet the requirements to be an “Accredited Investor” (using the SEC definition) an investor needs to affirm one of the following:
- Have a net worth of at least one million dollars not including a primary residence. This can be the investor and the investor’s spouse.
- The investor must have earned $200,000 last year or the investor plus their spouse must have earned $300,000 last year and, either way, expect to earn that much again this year.
The official SEC information on accredited investors is at https://www.sec.gov/files/ib_accreditedinvestors.pdf .
To meet the requirements to be a “Sophisticated Investor” (using the SEC definition) an investor needs to show the following:
- That they have significant investing, business, and financial experience. (We feel that a potential investor’s licensed financial advisor can also affirm that the investor knows and understands the risks involved in the investment.)
You will need to print out the form, fill it out, sign it, and get it back to us.