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HJH Investments is a four-year-old real estate syndication company focused on delivering a superior investment experience. It is our mission to help investors understand, acquire, manage and market Commercial Real Estate. Practicing thorough due-diligence and using an effective formula for success, we provide personalized investment services designed to get the results our clients are looking for.

Our firm is constantly searching for properties that offer the best value to our clients. Our team is skilled in finding and acquiring Credit Tenant, NN and NNN leased properties. For every potential investment, we strive to negotiate the best price, and verify the quality of the investment by visiting it in person.

Our team offers a full range of investment services, including setting up financing and managing the asset after it is acquired. Our property management services ensure that both the property and the tenants are well-cared for.

Please contact our company now to discuss your investment or commercial rental needs. We look forward to working with you.

Understanding the Real Estate Syndicate

A real estate syndication establishes, sells, buys, and operates real estate investments. Typical forms for a real estate syndication are corporations, limited liability companies, and full or limited partnerships. A real estate syndication was a favored tax shelter in the 1980’s, but changes under Internal Revenue Service guidelines and the downturn in the real estate market caused this financial device to lose its popularity.

In its simplest form, a real estate syndicate is simply the pooling of money from numerous investors and organizing these funds as a whole into real estate projects. The moneys contributed can be used as an equity investment to a real estate project in addition to a commercial loan secured by a mortgage or trust deed to fund the bulk of the cost and development of the project. Investing in a real estate syndicate is essentially investing in a commercial real estate venture. Common examples would be the purchase of land to develop a residential apartment complex or an industrial park for small scale manufacturing of items.

Investing in a Real Estate Syndicate

Investing in a real estate syndicate requires due diligence in looking into the pros and cons of the potential investment. There are never any guarantees that the venture will be profitable. As such, it is highly recommended that individuals considering investing in a real estate syndication do a thorough background search of the individuals involved in getting the project off the ground, and consult with their financial advisors as to the merits of the investment and inherent risks. The benefits of investing in a real estate syndication is that a person can end up owning a small percentage in the real property being offered without having to be involved in the day-to-day management of the project.

How a Real Estate Syndication Makes Money

The person who desires to create a real estate syndication must comply with the laws of the state where the real estate syndication is to be created and operated. The syndicator of such a venture usually receives compensation for locating the property to be purchased, doing the due diligence for its acquisition and intended development, and getting the purchase to close. Investors in the transaction typically pay the syndicator’s fee based upon a percentage of the costs of the transaction when the targeted property is acquired. The syndicator also receives a management fee, typically based upon a percentage of gross revenue on a yearly basis. For instance, if there has been an apartment complex constructed and owned by the syndication, the gross profits for management of the apartment complex would be paid to the syndicator for collecting rental money, maintaining the complex, paying insurance, taxes, and making repairs.

A person can also make money through a real estate syndicate by investing in the project itself, which is typically the case. The investor typically receives a high rate of interest paid monthly on a preferred return status and quarterly on cash flow on his investment, besides maintaining an ownership interest in the syndicated project.

Concerns About a Real Estate Syndication

In most states, the Department of Corporations oversees real estate syndications to protect the public as well as potential investors, requiring yearly reporting by the syndicator for each real estate syndication. In the past, many fraudulent syndication projects appeared, where investors lost significant sums of money by investing in purported reputable syndication projects. Investing in a real estate syndication should be done only after a thorough investigation of the people heading the syndication and the project itself.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Cory Harkleroad (CEO)

Cory Harkleroad (CEO)Cory is the owner and operator of HJH investments Inc. Cory is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Kansas and he has been licensed in Real Estate since 1997. During his career, Cory has invested, counseled, managed, sold and purchased properties in every facet of Commercial Real Estate. He excels in negotiating and closing the purchase and divestiture of properties. He and most of the team are located in Wichita, Kansas with other team members in Austin, Texas and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Benjamin Kogut (Partner, Investor Relations)

Cory Harkleroad (CEO)Benjamin S. Kogut, CCIM, MBA knows commercial real estate and is passionate about helping others! Ben is focused on working with individual investors to help them maximize their investments. His experience is extensive. From development and asset management to brokerage and advisory services. Ben is a licensed real estate Broker in the State of Texas and has been licensed since 2004. He is a graduate from the prestigious Acton School of Business and graduate of the University of Texas, and is currently based in Austin, Texas.