• Who is CRE-PRO?

    CRE-PRO is a Miami-based boutique commercial real estate investment firm focused on acquiring quality real estate primarily at auction from special servicers and distressed sellers throughout the US with a concentration in Eastern and Midwestern markets.
    CRE-PRO’s team has over 30 years of proven experience identifying, evaluating, and acquiring high-quality real estate through special sales events with over 1,000 commercial and residential assets purchased at auction and $305 million Since 2010,
    CRE-PRO has completed approximately $110 million of transactions across 19 properties, selling nine properties and reached realized internal rate of return of 67.7% in the past 24 months.

  • What types of properties does CRE-PRO invest in?

    CRE-PRO focuses on undervalued income-producing multifamily, office, retail, industrial, and medical office sectors with transaction sizes ranging from $5 million to $25 million. CRE-PRO looks for high-quality properties (the sellers are distressed, NOT the assets) with a minimum occupancy of 70% and strong net operating income in markets with solid demographic trends, employment growth, and demand drivers, and which require no growth or value appreciation to achieve targeted returns.

  • How does CRE-PRO create value for investors?

    CRE-PRO creates value by acquiring real estate properties at significant discounts to market value. Such assets typically have experienced maturity defaults, covenant breaches, and/or are over-leveraged, however their income-producing capacities remain fully intact. Tight time frames, transaction size, and strict auction process rules keep many would-be institutional buyers away, resulting in greater market inefficiencies. Acquiring properties at a deep discount provides built-in downside protection to equity value and allows CRE-PRO to meet return targets without any increase in cash flow or price appreciation, while potential for revenue upside through additional leasing and mark-to-market rents creates opportunities for outsized returns.

  • How is CRE-PRO different from a REIT?

    REIT investors invest indirectly in property through a company (“trust”) that acquires and manages a portfolio of real estate. They have no claim on the property, only the cash it produces. With CRE-PRO, investors have a stake in the underlying assets themselves. Direct ownership through CRE-PRO brings tax advantages and greater alignment of interest between principals and investors. CRE-PRO operates through an LLC structure, which means that tax deductions such as interest and depreciation flow through to investors, in contrast to a REIT structure in which tax benefits are realized before any income is paid to investors. In addition, whereas ...

  • How is CRE-PRO different from other online investment platforms?

    CRE-PRO acquires properties directly and invests alongside its clients, unlike brokers who trade on behalf of their clients and get paid a commission. We offer funds rather than individual investments, and our clients are our partners. We aim to maximize investors’ risk-adjusted return through acquisitions of attractive real estate properties at discount valuations, with investors receiving the benefit of our niche expertise and diversification through an expanding portfolio of high-quality real estate.

  • How does CRE-PRO ensure alignment of interests with their investors?

    CRE-PRO’s founder uses CRE-PRO as his primary investment vehicle and is. In addition, our team is compensated based on investment performance, not acquisition size, receiving a percentage of the excess return generated above a predefined required return hurdle, and only above that rate.

  • How strong are management’s credentials?

    CRE-PRO’s team has over 30 years of proven experience identifying, evaluating, and acquiring high-quality real estate through special sales events with over 1,000 commercial and residential assets purchased at auction and $305 million invested since 2010. While past performance offers no guarantee of future returns, management boasts a stellar track record, with a 67.7% realized internal rate of return and a 3.3x equity multiplier

  • Who can invest with CRE-PRO?

    CRE-PRO’s funds are available to accredited investors. An accredited investor is a person that has (1) an individual net worth or joint net worth with his or her spouse of more than $1,000,000 (excluding the value of the investor’s primary residence), or (2) individual income in excess of $200,000, or joint income with his or her spouse in excess of $300,000, in each case in each of the two most recent years and has a reasonable expectation of reaching that same level of income in the current year.

  • What is the process of investing with CRE-PRO? How does CRE-PRO handle my funds?

    Investors can register for an account online by clicking the “Invest With Us” button on CRE-PRO’s homepage and following the onscreen prompts. Investors will be presented with a list of funds to choose from and can explore information related to each fund by selecting the “Learn More” buttons underneath the fund profiles. When you’re ready to invest, click the “Invest” button on the page of the desired fund. A CRE-PRO representative will be in contact shortly to sign legal documents and fund your investment. To ensure proper and safe transfer of capital, all investor funds are handled by a third ...

  • How will I be updated on the status of my investment?

    Investors can access up-to-date account information by logging in to the CRE-PRO website. In addition, investors receive performance updates from management via email at least once per quarter.

  • What are the risks of investing in commercial real estate and how does CRE-PRO minimize these risks?

    Investing in commercial real estate carries a number of risks, including, but not limited to, general market volatility, economic and interest rate risk, credit risk, and liquidity and leverage risk, which can negatively impact investment value. CRE-PRO attempts to mitigate risk through moderate use of leverage and by acquiring attractive properties with in-place cash flows at steep discounts to value, reducing sensitivity to unpredictable market variables and inaccurate forward-looking assumptions.

  • Can I invest through my IRA?

    Yes. Investors are able to invest through an IRA. Investors are also able to invest through a 401k, LLC, or trust.