Successful Florida Multifamily Operator, Ismael “Rey” Reyes, is partnering with Latin American investors and is giving them direct access to promising multi-family real estate investment opportunities in the United States (US).
Aging Gen Zs and Millennials along with rising costs in single-family properties, have resulted in a skyrocketing demand for multi-family properties across various US cities. The demand for affordable housing has created investment opportunities in the build-to-rent sector and value-add apartment communities which caught the attention of Latin American investors seeking wealth protection and financial stability offered by the US economy.
The multi-family asset class is a match made in heaven for investors and renters alike. Investors benefit from cash-flow, higher returns on investments, tax benefits, and portfolio diversity while renters enjoy the affordability, comfort, and convenience of resort style apartment living.
The best part about multi-family investments is that returns from this asset class typically have outperformed stock market returns.
How is Rey’s model different from other investment options?
Rey’s model offers Latin American investors multi-family real estate investment opportunities without the constraints of owning and managing single-family investment properties. Given the price increases in US gateway cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Boston, and New York (pushed higher in part by foreign investment); Latin American investors are looking for investment opportunities in primary, secondary, and even tertiary cities where they can achieve higher yields. Rey and his company, MI Real Estate LLC, provide Latin American investors with investment opportunities in non-Gateway cities through real estate syndications. And most importantly, a highly trusted partner investors can work with.
How does the model by Rey and MI Real Estate work?
Rey offers investors opportunities to invest in multi-family assets according to their investment goals and needs through real estate syndications with an active role as General Partners (GP) or with a passive role as Limited Partners (LP).
As GPs, investors control and actively manage the property, and are only paid for services they provide year-round. Although GPs receive a smaller portion of the equity, their services are crucial to reduce maintenance costs and optimize the income of the asset, thereby increasing overall investment returns.
LP investors receive the major share of the equity by passively investing in the asset. This structure is best suited for busy professionals and foreign investors who want to invest in US multi-family real estate, but don’t want to or can’t be involved in operations. It is also a good investment diversification option.
The interest of Latin American investors in US Multi-family properties
Like other foreigners, Latin American real estate investors want to invest in US real estate due to its continued success in the multi-family real estate space, asset diversity, and stability when compared to other global economies.
Who is Ismael “Rey” Reyes?
Rey has been actively investing in residential real estate since 2005 and has focused exclusively on multifamily since 2016. He’s the Founder and Managing Partner of The Admirable Group and MI Real Estate and has led investment firms in the acquisition of 14 multifamily properties totaling 900+ units and valued at over $100 million dollars. Rey also provides independent consulting to multifamily investors and is the bestselling author of BLUF: The Bottom Line Up Front about Passively Investing in Multi-family Properties.
In 2019, Rey retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army, with over 28 years of service. He has served in numerous overseas assignments, including Colombia, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, El Salvador, and Qatar.
He is married to Mayerlyn Reyes and has two sons, Ismael (Jr.) and Gabriel. Rey and Mayerlyn were both born in Puerto Rico and speak fluent Spanish and limited Portuguese.
Rey’s value proposition for Latin American investors
Rey’s Latin American background and structured military experience provides Latin American real estate investors with a reliable partner in the US. His expert insight, and boots-on-the-ground access to multi-family real estate investment opportunities, offer Latin American investors with superior investment returns.
To find out more about Rey and/or contact him, please go to https://ismaelreyreyes.com.
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