300+ Investors have invested in Grocapitus projects, with $40+million equity invested
Active Community Members In Our Meetups and Facebook groups
Over 2000 units across 7 states
Over $250 Million value of Grocapitus projects
Grocapitus Investments exists to find and present rock solid commercial real estate investments to our highly valued capital partners. In addition to producing attractive risk-adjusted returns for our investors, we strive to enhance the life of every tenant, team member, and individual that comes into contact with our business.
WHAT WE DO
We help people become financially free by investing in apartment buildings, student housing, and self-storage properties in high-quality markets nationwide. To accomplish this on a consistent basis, our rock star team executes our proprietary data-driven process for identifying, acquiring, managing, stabilizing, optimizing and divesting cash-flowing value-add Class B and C properties. We also build best in class new construction, multifamily, student housing, and self-storage projects.
Our Core Competencies
Find & Verify
To identify high quality properties with significant upside and a very favorable risk to reward ratio that meets our very strict standards, we employ our proprietary research-focused process for uncovering the best metros, sub-markets, neighborhoods and target properties.
Acquire & Stabilize
After uncovering an investment property that meets our stringent criteria, our Asset Managers and Principals spring into action and work hand in hand with our property team to acquire the asset. After purchase, if the property is a turnaround property team members work relentlessly to stabilize the property.
Add Value and Improve
With effective management and enhancement of the property we are able to improve occupancy rates and increase rent rates, resulting in increased property values and higher cash flow for happy investors.
3-5 Year Exit
We strive to divest the property and return capital and profits to investors in a 3-5 year time period. We take pride in communicating frequently with our investors, and provide updates on progress toward reaching the stated exit price for the property.
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How We Select Markets
1. Rent Growth
The 5 year rent growth forecast is one of our key indicators. We use a powerful proprietary method to calculate this value.
We look for metros and submarkets that are adding a significant number of high-paying jobs, resulting in a stable local economy.
3. Sales Trends
We continuously monitor local sales to compute cap rates and determine whether our cap rates are on target to reach our projections.
4. Supply And Demand
We monitor the supply of local units carefully to ensure it will not spike the vacancy rates and negatively impact rents.
How We Select Properties
Rent Growth Track Record
We ensure that the property’s submarket has a strong 12 month rent growth track record
Problem areas such as low performing staff, ineffective marketing, and poor curb appeal can be fixed quickly.
Local Growth Drivers
We love properties in areas experiencing local job growth drivers such as increasing corporate relocations or landmark construction
Only a small percentage of properties we underwrite meet our strict buying criteria. A property must have massive value add potential for us to move forward with an offer.
How We Work With Investors
Individual (Retail) Investors
Our investors can invest as little as $50,000 in most of our syndicated projects, and can typically be accredited or non-accredited. We work closely with our investors to understand their investment needs and the suitability of our syndicated investment projects to help them meet their goals.
Institutional Investors And Funds
We are able to offer institutional investors preferred equity in most of our projects, and work closely to match up institutional investors with appropriate opportunities.
We encourage Family Office principals to diversify and consider value-add real estate in properties that have upside and long-term appreciation potential.
High net worth individuals
After countless discussions with high net worth individuals we understand their investing philosophy and needs. The in-depth individualized process we have created is able to help them find, purchase, and manage properties that meet their specific risk, cash flow, and time needs.
Portfolio And Track Record
Collection of 2005-built brick Triplexes in a gated community in Hegeswich, IL. Purchased in 2013, value of portfolio is now up 30%+. The portfolio has been consistently cash flowing at over 16% annualized cash on cash, so the investor group has no plans to sell the portfolio.
Our first property in East Atlanta, Windward Forest, is a 216 unit Class C apartment complex purchased in Sept 2018. With plenty of opportunity to add value through renovations and pushing rents to market, our business plan in 2019 also includes new roofs and amenities for our residents. Issuing distributions.
Located less than 2 miles from our Windward Forest property, Chelsea Place is more upscale with town house type units, beautiful foliage and rolling terrain. This 174 unit property was purchased in Dec 2018 and is undergoing rehab. Issuing distributions.
Located in Dalton GA, Park Canyon is a 151 unit stabilized Class B multifamily in the high growth corridor between Chattanooga and Atlanta. Acquired November 2018, the property has overperformed continuously. Issuing distributions since inception and beginning construction on 29 additional units.
Our first project in Jacksonville FL is a 138 unit Class C (vintage 1974) in an emerging Class B area, acquired in Feb 2019. With under market rents, and no renovated units, this is a true value add. We are re-branding and reposition it, and exploring the possibilities to build 32 additional units. Issuing distributions.
Equinox on Prince
Purchased March 2019, our first property in Tucson, AZ is a 114 unit property in a growth area with new medical centers and malls nearby. Under market rents and tired units provide true value add opportunity. We’ve boosted occupancy by over 10% and rents by over $150 per unit in our 1st six months of ownership. Issuing distributions.
This 217 unit student housing development in Buffalo, NY is in construction. General Partners contributed an astonishing 85% of the equity for this stunning iconic project next to the Medical campus at the university. Construction currently on schedule. Fully subscribed. Learn more
This gorgeous landmark mixed-use (multifamily, office, condo, retail) project is the biggest project being constructed in Provo, UT. It’s a $130MM, 4-phase project, with Phase 1 funded and Phase 2 opening for investment soon. Opportunity Zone fund eligible. Learn More
This 116 unit new construction apartment complex in St. George has incredible projected numbers. This project was oversubscribed within a week of launch. Construction on the project is well ahead of schedule and the project will open its doors in Q1, 2021. Learn more
Our most unique project, Nova RTP1 is a no-debt venture to build and sell 46 contemporary townhomes in Durham, North Carolina. Due to its unique no-debt structure and short term timeframe, the project was 3X oversubscribed within a week of it’s launch. Currently in construction. Learn More
Equinox at Knight
This well maintained value-add 194 unit project in suburban Atlanta is in a submarket with incredible schools, and offers projected cash flow of 8% from 2020 onwards. The property projects a 1.9X equity multiple with an 18% avg. annual return . Learn More
Our first self-storage project, Storage Depot is a 718 unit value-add storage facility with adjacent land for expansion. We will rebrand and reposition it as a green facility by adding two solar arrays to power the entire complex, more climatized storage units, RV parking, as well as an EV charging station in order to maximize rent. Fully subscribed. Learn More.
The Falls at Crismon Commons
New stunning, modern ground-up 240-unit A class property in high-growth sun-belt metro Mesa, AZ. Development includes allocation of 40 vacation rentals and 200 long-term rentals architected to maximize income and profits. Ground-up construction commences Q2 2020 with completion expected by Q3 2022. Phase 2 open for investment. Learn More
Many projects were purchased and operated under a separate brand that Neal was a partner and principal in.
Where We Have Properties
28% Projected Average Annual Revenue
#1 County in U.S. For Population Growth (3rd year in a row)
Ground breaking new multifamily development located in a metro with a fast growing economy, plentiful white collar jobs, a high quality of life, and a competitive cost of living!
NEW: Grocapitus Opportunity ZONES
Dramatically Reduce Your Capital Gains Taxes By Investing in Grocapitus Opportunity Zones (Pay as Little as $0)
Opportunity Zones are one of the most exciting investment opportunities in recent history. They allow an investor who has triggered a capital gain by selling an asset (stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.) to receive special tax benefits if they roll the gain into a qualified Opportunity Zone investment.
MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Neal Bawa brings extremely strong strategic and operational experience to his role as CEO at Grocapitus Investments. Neal sources, negotiates and acquires Commercial properties across the U.S., for 500+ investors. Current portfolio over 2000 units/beds, projected to be at 3000 in 12 months. The portfolio includes Multifamily and student housing properties in 9 U.S. states.
Neal is a nationally recognized, in demand speaker at Multifamily events, IRA events & meetups across the country. Nearly 4,000 students attend his multifamily seminar series each year and hundreds attend his Magic of Multifamily boot camps. Neal’s nationwide Meetup network (Multifamily University) has thousands of members.
He leads the company and is driving the syndication and acquisition of multifamily properties.
- Investor Management
- Sales & Marketing
- Submarket Property Selection
- Leasing operations & metrics
- Technology & Infrastructure
Director, Marketing & Outreach
Director, Marketing & Social Engagement
Investor Relations Manager
Partner, Student Housing
Partner, Hospitality Proj.
Featured Learning Opportunities
MULTIFAMILY FUNDAMENTALS: DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN INVEST SMARTER AND WITH LESS HASSLE, WHILE BUILDING A TAX-ADVANTAGED FINANCIAL FORTRESS
This is our POWERHOUSE multifamily training webinar containing all content, no fluff. We cover multifamily real estate investing from A to Z, based on our purchase of 1,000 units in 7 states with a value over $70 million. It is NOT your average boring sales pitch webinar. Find out what all the buzz is about.
Location Magic Workshop
Free In Person Training (Bay Area, CA)
How to pick the BEST cities and neighborhoods in the U.S., in 90 minutes flat. Discover how you can use free data and tools to uncover the best cities and neighborhoods for investing (watch over my shoulder as I reveal my step-by-step system). Limited to 25 participants.
Announcing our first multifamily in Jacksonville FL – a 138 unit Class C (vintage 1974) in an emerging Class B area, acquired in February 2019.
With under market rents, and no units renovated by previous owner, this is a true value add. We will re-brand and re-position the property, and then explore the additional upside to build 32 more units.
FEATURED Podcast Interviews
Listen to Neal’s most recent podcast guest appearance:
Neal Bawa – From Tech Exit to $150M Portfolio
Just heard your podcast w/ Rod Khleif. Just wanted to reach out and tell you that I loved the podcast. I used to run a currency focused investment fund and as soon as I heard you say “backtesting” my ears perked up. That’s all we used to do is backtest trading algorithms. Anyway, just wanted to say hi and that it was a very cool podcast.
I just listened to you on Rod Khleif’s podcast. I really loved how you have metrics for everything, I’m a numbers geek myself and your criteria really resonated with me.
Multifamily Market Trends
Positioning Yourself as a Multifamily Leader, With or Without a Track Record
How To Create Over $2 Million In Investor Equity With Apartment Communities
“....It’s been a pleasure learning from you Neal. Despite reading books, listening to podcasts, and even taking other online courses, I didn’t really think I had the granular knowledge necessary to take the first step. It was all just an idea - an empty desire - to invest in real estate. As I work through your specific 30 day action plan and revisit the recorded sessions, I now have the confidence to make a move. Thank you.”
— David Gerber
“ Always well worth the time to come to any of the BAMF meetings. The wealth of information Neal packs into his meetups is astounding. Come early to get a seat.”
— Bon on Feb 27, 2017.
“ I was simply blown away by my first time attending a BAMF meetup. Neal Bawa’s presentation was phenomenal. It was packed full of relevant, tangible, and actionable information. This group’s culture of open sharing and abundance mindset is nothing short of admirable. I will be attending future meetups as often as possible. ”
— Ryan Fong on Feb 26, 2017.
“ Super Meetup event. Neal is an expert in real estate and rentals. He is the best teacher I have met in the last 3 decades and he is willing to share his knowledge to all attendees, including some potential competitors down the road. Thank you, Neal. ”
— Eugene Sussli on Apr 10, 2017.
“ This was an excellent, hands-on working session that went deeper than almost any Meetup training one could expect. Neal is clearly an expert in both real estate investing and efficiency. There is so much he could automate or outsource, it makes it possible to scale up faster with less cost and risk. Great session! ”
— Ryder Meehan on Apr 10, 2017
“ As an investor new to multifamily real estate, I was thoroughly impressed with how much I learned from the meetings and webinars. Neal is a tremendous speaker with a wealth of knowledge and insight into the multifamily market. Well worth your time! ”
— George Liu on Jan 27, 2016.
" Neal, I've had tremendous response from your presentation. You are absolutely one of the most fascinating and powerful forces in the space right now Neal. A true gentleman, professional, and magician of words and ideas. And what I love is that there is no sales pitch, only knowledge-based education which leads to lucrative results. I'm truly humbled to see your process in action. Thank you for being abundant. "
— Steven Bond, Organizer, Utah IREI Summit & CEO, Fourplex Investment Group
"I just wanted to reach out and thank you for all your insights. I feel like a young padawan learner in this real estate syndication game. You have given my wife and I the perfect roadmap for us to generate the treasure map of the United States and to make data driven decisions so we can remove the emotions out of our choices in markets we are looking to invest in.
— Philip Grossmann