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WS88: How to Raise Capital via a Regulation A REIT with DeAnn O Donovan

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In this episode, Whitney interviews DeAnn O Donovan, President and CEO at AHP Servicing & American Homeowner Preservation, LLC. DeAnn has extensive background in commercial and residential real estate, and has restructured more than $500MM in distressed assets to date. DeAnn shares some little known nuances for raising capital via a Regulation A REIT.

This show kickstarts with DeAnn sharing some background information about REIT’s. Why should investors opt for a Regulation A REIT? Is there a minimum investment that you need to make? And, what kind of returns can you expect? You will learn WHY you are better off investing your hard earned money with a SEC registered firm.

We reveal the latest and most relevant information which shall help you make responsible investing decisions. Tune in now!

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:29 – Whitney introduces DeAnn to listeners
  • 01:10 – How did DeAnn get into the financial services business?
  • 02:00 – DeAnn shares how AHP strives to operate in a socially responsible manner
  • 02:25 – What is a REIT?
  • 02:52 – Background information about American Homeowner Preservation, LLC; learn how they got involved in the syndication business via AHP services
  • 03:16 – Details about AHP’s SEC Reg A offerings – minimum investment, expected returns, investor criteria and more….
  • 04:16 – How does AHP manage to efficiently deal with the hundreds of investor queries
  • 04:46 – How a SEC certified Reg A offering allows participation by small investors
  • 05:26 – What is a Reg A offering, and what are its advantages?
  • 05:56 – What is the quantum of funds that AHP raises for a typical Reg A offering?
  • 06:23 – Is there a minimum lock up period for a Reg A offering?
  • 06:52 – DeAnn shares how a good track record and word of mouth marketing has helped them with their capital raising efforts
  • 07:56 – Do AHP’s offerings attract a lot of repeat investors?
  • 09:00 – Is your investment safe in a recessionary environment?
  • 09:48 – Typical profile of an AHP investor
  • 10:24 – Reg A offering vs. IPO – What are the benefits of opting for the former?
  • 11:08 – DeAnn reveals details about their current Reg A offering
  • [spp-timestamp time=”12:08″] – Get your tax queries answered by the Real Estate CPA
  • 13:08 – Tips and Tricks for investor who wish to vet a financial services company
  • 14:33 – Reasons why you should trust a SEC registered organization with your hard earned money
  • 15:33 – How to analyze audited financial statements of a financial services company
  • 16:25 – How AHP treats homeowners and borrowers in a socially responsible manner
  • 17:52 – What sets AHP apart from other financial services companies?
  • 19:03 – What has been the most challenging part of the syndication business?
  • 19:38 – What is the #1 thing that has contributed to DeAnn’s success?
  • 20:29 – DeAnn’s advice for inexperienced folks who are venturing into the syndication business
  • 21:08 – DeAnn shares her company’s contact information
  • 21:30 – Schedule a call with Whitney now!
  • [spp-timestamp time=”21:52″] – A Special Thanks to our sponsor, Life Bridge Capital

In this episode, you will learn

  1. How raise capital via a Regulation A REIT
  2. Minimum investment, lock in period, expected returns and other investment information for Regulation A REIT’s
  3. How to vet a financial services firm making a Regulation A offering


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