Welcome To Grocapitus Investments

Over $100 Million Real Estate Owned

With our investors we own and operate over 1000 units across 6 states

+ 28 Million Equity Currently Invested

205 Investors Are Part Of Our Investment Family

+ Active Community Members In Our Multifamily Meetup (largest in the US)

Our Mission

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 senior housing 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 senior housing 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.

2. Employment

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

Untapped Potential

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

Upside Potential

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

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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.

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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.

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Family Offices

We encourage Family Office principals to diversify and consider value-add real estatein properties that have upside and long-term appreciation potential.

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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.

Our Portfolio And Track Record

Art City

Art City Center is a beautiful new construction project in Springville, UT. The iconic mid-rise secure access residential facility has 41 three bedroom apartments, 4 offices, and 57 storage units. The project was completed in April 2018 and is in lease-up.

Woods of Ridgmar

235-unit stabilized property acquired in Ft. Worth, TX in Dec 2016. Focus on increasing rent & rehabbing 80 of the units to a higher spec. As of 2018, completed rehabs on most units and successfully raised rents and improved tenant base. Now issuing regular distributions.

Love Cove Resort

Marina and RV park acquired in Charlotte, NC in March 2016, and turned into high-end glamping resort. Installed 16 of 36 cabins. Daily rate and occupancy climbing continuously. Ordered remaining 20 cabins for delivery May 2018. The model works and we are looking to buy more resorts.

Brandon Properties

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.

The Point on Flamingo

192-unit C class apartment complex in Las Vegas purchased in May 2017. Borders UNLV campus on two sides, and will be transformed into purpose built student housing by July 2018. It will be run as full-service, furnished housing, rented by the bed to individual students. First 50 students now in.

Rails on Main

322 unit new construction purpose built student housing project next to the university in Buffalo, NY. First raise of $6.2MM used to buy land, do demo and land remediation and rezoning. Project was well timed as Buffalo economy surged in 2017. Starting construction Dec 2018, for April 2020 completion.

Windsor Park

5 building, 60 unit property, purchased in 2018 as part of a 1031 exchange in an up and coming neighborhood that is very close to the Salt Lake City airport, which is undergoing a massive $3.6 Billion expansion. The plan is to rehab 50 of the 60 units during 2018 and 2019 to boost cash flow.

South Lake Side

6 Building, 237 unit project in Chicago. This project is well behind schedule for turnaround. The first property manager hired was not a good fit. We are back to 85% physical occupancy and 80% economic occupancy (up from 50%). Pushing hard to get to cash flow positive.

Many projects were purchased and operated under a separate brand that we were partners in.

Where We Have Properties

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Featured Learning Opportunities

NEW 2018 REAL ESTATE TRENDS

Webinar Recording
Neal Bawa delivers a power-packed talk about key trends you ABSOLUTELY MUST know about before you start planning your 2018 and beyond investments. This is a not-to-be missed investment presentation for analytical and opportunistic investors. The presentation is fast, fact-driven, and entertaining.

Free Video Access

MULTIFAMILY SHOW AND TELL

Free In Person Training (San Jose, CA)
Would you like to see first hand exactly how we run our $100+ million real estate portfolio? You’ll see what we do and how we do it… research, purchasing, marketing, leasing, operations, staffing, processes… everything! Limited to 20 participants.

Free Event Registration

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Announcing our newest acquisition – a multifamily property in Las Vegas being converted into student housing

With 2 sides bordering the UNLV campus, the apartment complex will be transformed into a full-service furnished student housing project. It will be rented by the bed to individual students, who then share a 2br/2ba unit with each student having their own private suite. Student housing sure has changed!

The extensive cosmetic rehab of both interior and exterior will transform the buildings to look like purpose-built housing of 2017. As a result of the projected increase in revenues, this project is expected to provide a solid return from cash flow and the eventual profit upon sale.

Featured Interviews

Neal Bawa Interviewed By Tom Wilson – Multifamily Investing And Syndications

Recent Podcast Interviews

Positioning Yourself as a Multifamily Leader, With or Without a Track Record

How To Create Over $2 Million In Investor Equity With Apartment Communities

The Professor Of Multifamily Investing

MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Neal Bawa

Neal Bawa

Founder/CEO

About Neal

Neal Bawa brings extremely strong strategic and operational experience to Grocapitus Investments. He owns and manages an extensive real estate single family and multifamily portfolio in 7 U.S. States. Neal often speaks at Multifamily events, IRA events & meetups across the country. Nearly 2,000 students attend his multifamily seminar series each year and hundreds attend his Multifamily boot camps. He is the co-founder of the largest Multifamily Investing Meetup in the U.S. (BAMF), with 3000 members. He leads the company and is driving the syndication and acquisition of multifamily properties. Neal’s past experience includes 17 years of revenue (P&L) experience as the senior-most executive in a California education company with over 350 employees and $40MM in revenue.

  • Investor Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Submarket Property Selection
  • Leasing operations & metrics
  • Technology & Infrastructure
Matthew Kerchner

Matthew Kerchner

Acquisitions Consultant

Anna Myers

Anna Myers

Acquisitions Consultant

Julianne Feliza

Julianne Feliza

Operations Manager

Karen Sielski

Karen Sielski

Director, Marketing and Outreach

Justin Earl

Justin Earl

Partner, Student Housing

Rebekah Converti

Rebekah Converti

Partner, Hospitality Projects

Jennifer Pineda

Jennifer Pineda

Sr. Marketing Coordinator

Nikhar Mathur

Nikhar Mathur

Property Audits and Accounting

Testimonials

“ 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 has a gift for explaining the big picture of real estate, and then breaking down all of the different factors in an engaging, analytical style. Neal was originally a technologist, so his inclination to break things down and understand them makes for great teaching.” — B Gladstone

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Grocapitus Investments, LLC

(510) 367-1510