Patience. Wisdom. Experience.
DreamVentures was founded to help Women and Minority Real Estate Developers access capital through the Equity Crowdfunding Market. We are dedicated to connecting investors to experienced and capable Developers. The DreamVentures team has extensive experience performing due diligence and asset management. We vet each investment opportunity against our 10 point investment criteria before recommendation to our investment committee. We search high and low to find the best of the best in each market, partnering with Developers that have shown the ability to execute in both good times and bad times. Our Company pays an 8% Annual Dividend and targeted 15% IRR over a 10 year hold period. We invest our own capital to ensure our interests are aligned with investors. Invest in our Company to create generational wealth for you and your family.
Who We Are
As CEO I lead the individual funds and direct the investments with our partners and fund managers. I also make sure the funds efforts match the brand and mission of the company and that they support members who make our spaces and investments so valuable.
I have also worked with leading organizations in the real estate and tech sector including Village Capital, China Growth Group Limited, Inhab Accelerator, Tech Square Labs, Digital Crafts Coding School, General Assembly, Opportunity Hub, and several local Atlanta startups and development companies. I graduated with an MA from Goldsmiths College University of London, and an undergraduate degree from Morehouse College. I spend my free time practicing Spanish, German, and French.
Simple Steps to Wealth Creation
We partner with Developers who have a track record of success, dedicated and competent staff, and who invest their own funds into the projects. We put each Development Team and Project through a tough Due Diligence process to ensure projects are sound investments. Projects include Single Family Rehabs, Historic Renovations, Multifamily Acquisitions, and Ground Up Developments.
An investment in the Company, is an investment in all of the teams and projects that have met our criteria. We accept investments from accredited and non-accredited investors up to the maximum allowed by law of $1.07 million. Anyone can invest worldwide using a credit or debit card to fund your investment.
Our portfolio of properties generate positive cash flow that is then distributed to individual investors. Our Company offers an 8% Preferred return with monthly distribution payments. We target returns of 15% over a 10 year period. We charge an annual asset management fee of 3% to cover the costs of portfolio administering the Company.
Handpicked Investments in Your Neighborhood
An investment in DreamVentures Women and Minority Developers is an investment in a blended portfolio of opportunities. Below are our initial opportunities we have identified for investment. Prospective investors should note that this list may change from time to time as the individual projects complete their own capital raising efforts.
Tri-Cities Building & Land, a woman-owned real estate development company, is proud to offer the DreamVentures crowdfunding audience an opportunity to invest towards the adaptive reuse of a former East Point Methodist Church.
The principals, Eleanor and John Anderson, are strong believers of community driven approaches to real estate development. This is also the core tenet of Incremental Development philosophy. Coincidentally, it happens to be the best way for us to support our small businesses, our Main Streets, and our neighbors.
The Memphis Tiny Home Project was launched by Dwayne Jones to tackle housing affordability in Memphis’ Orange Mound neighborhood. The homes are 400-500 sf each and are available for sale in the $50k-$65k range and for rent for $400-$600 a month, creating much needed quality affordable housing in one of the nation’s richly historic African American neighborhoods. The Company is raising debt for this project, a line of credit up to $250,000 with an interest rate of 7% and one year terms.
100 Unit Property, located in Algiers. Property is 70% occupied, VPG has an extensive renovation plan that will increase occupancy to 93% and improve cash flow by 40%. The Company will own 5% share of this Property.
RYSE Creative Village is the first co-working space and incubator specifically designed for Georgia's booming film, entertainment and digital media industry. The facility is designed to serve a number of creative disciplines and will include multiple production studios, a green screen, photography studios, a virtual reality studio, a gaming center, podcasting rooms, a recording studio, a screening theater, editing suites, meeting spaces, a cafe and a creative co-working space. The Company will own a 20% share of the Property.
The ML Bath Building in Downtown Shreveport is an Historic renovation project by DreamHouse Co-Living. The Project will include 25 Short Term Rental Apartments, 15,000 sf of resort style amenity space, 7,000 sf of co-working space and 20,000 sf of retail space. The Company will own a 25% share of this project.
Prolific Point Apartments is a ground up development of 8 one bedroom apartments, 8 two bedroom apartments and small retail space on the ground floor. The project is located in Southwest Houston and will serve as a catalyst to economic development in the area. Our Company will own a 25% share of this project.
An investment in the Company is a Direct Investment in each of the Properties that meet our investment criteria. The Managers of the Company hand selects investments in properties managed and operated by reputable and capable Women and Minority Developers. The Company is the first Regulation Crowdfunding Offer specifically aimed at investing in Women and Minority Developers.
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The Answers You Need
You can get started by going and creating an account on BuyTheBlock.com, an SEC Registered Crowdfunding Portal we use to manage investments into our Company.
You can create an account individually, jointly, as an entity (Trusts, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, C Corps, S Corps, and IRAs)
As a partner in the Company LLC that purchases a direct interest in the properties, you will receive a K-1. A K-1 is a tax form used by partnerships to provide investors with detailed information on their share of a partnership's taxableicome. Partnerships are generally not subject to federal or state income tax, but instead issue a K-1 to each investor to report his or her share of the partnership's income, gains, losses, deductions and credits. The K-1s are provided to investors on an annual basis so that each investor can include K-1 amounts on his or her tax returns.
We depend on third party accountants to prepare K-1s for each Property owned by the Company. As such, we cannot gaurantee when you will receive your annual K-1. Our goal is to have them completed and mailed out by Januarty 31 of each year. In some cases, you may need to file an extension if we are unable to deliver them to investors before the annual tax filing deadline.
Accredited Investor typically has a net worth of $1 million or more, not including your personal residence, or an income above $200,000 for the past three years. An entity with a net worth of $5 million or more, or all of its owners are accredited. Unaccredited Investors will fall below the above thresholds. No matter what category you fall into, you can invest up to 10% of your annual income into our Company. Ex: Your Annual Income is $50,000, you can invest up to $5,000 per year into Regulation CF Offers.
Yes! You may continue to purchase shares in the Company until we sale the max amount of shares of $1.07 million, or until the Offer expires in July 2020.
Yes and Yes! Investors in all 50 US States and Territories can invest. International investors may invest, please check the laws in your country for accuracy.
There is a 10% Company setup fee (4.5% in Portal Fees to Buy The Block and 5.5% in Marketing Expenses to DreamVentures) and annual asset management fees of 3%. The Company pays an 8% Preferred Return, meaning all of your investment is paid back with an 8% annual return. After your return is met, all income, refinancing proceeds, and sale proceeds are split, 70% goes to the investors and 30% goes to the Managers as an incentive to achieve above an 8% return.
Fees are higher than normal Industry Fees due to small size of the Company (It is capped at $1.07m by law) and our strict adherence to underwriting standards. Fees cover marketing, accounting, legal, and due diligence expenses incurred in normal operations.
The Investment is for a Term of 10 Years. Investors should expect their money to stay in the Company for the full 10 year period. Investors should not depend on regular dividend payments. Dividend payments will only be made when there is positive cash flow from the properties the Company invests in. The Company will typically make monthly dividend payments, however, this is not a guaranteed payment. Investors are not allowed to pull their investment out prior to the end of the 10 year period. This is to ensure everyone's investment has every opportunity to grow to its full potential.
The Company has a projected internal rate of return of 15%. The Internal Rate of Return takes into account all of the cash flow received from the investment over time, and the value appreciation realized upon a sale or refinance. The IRR number is used to compare irregular cash flow and appreciation payments against one another for multiple investments.
There are many! Real Estate Investing is an inherently risky and capital intensive endeavor. We strive to mitigate risks every chance we get, however, we can't stop them all. Please be sure to read all of the disclosures listed in the Company's PPM documents for a full listing. Mainly, be aware that your investment in the Company is a direct equity investment in the Real Estate. Your entire investment could be lost. Do not invest if you cannot afford to risk your entire investment.
Together We Build Dreams
You may cancel an investment commitment for any reason until 48 hours prior to the deadline identified in the offering by logging in to your account with Buy the Block, browsing to the Investments screen, and clicking to cancel your investment commitment. If an investor does not cancel an investment commitment before the 48- hour period prior to the offering deadline, the funds will be released to the issuer upon closing of the offering and the investor will receive securities in exchange for his or her investment.