Frequently Asked Questions These are the most common questions we recieve What is Ettro Capital Ettro Capital Management is a strategic real estate firm that invests in and develops underutilized or underperforming real estate assets. Our expertise in real estate development, investment, and management create value and strong returns to our investors. Our team structures, manages, and invests where intensive asset management, credit analysis, and financial structuring can create value and provide an appropriate risk-adjusted rate of return. Is Ettro Capital an investor in the projects? Yes, Ettro Capital is substantially invested in each of our sponsored listings. What Types of Real Estate does Ettro Capital typically sponsor? We facilitate direct real estate investments focusing on multifamily, retail, office, industrial, development, and fund opportunities. Who can invest? Accredited investors, Qualified Institutional Buyers, and foreign investors. An “accredited investor” includes a natural person who: earns income that exceeded $200,000 (or $300,000 together with a spouse) in each of the prior two years, and reasonably expects the same for the current year, or has a net worth over $1 million, either alone or together with a spouse (excluding the value of the person’s primary residence). An “accredited investor” may also be an entity such as a bank, partnership, corporation, nonprofit or trust, when the entity satisfies certain criteria. View the full definition of “accredited investor” by clicking here I am not a US citizen. Can I participate? Yes, our platform and projects are chosen to be specifically good opportunities for international investors. What is the minimum investment? The minimum investment varies based on each sponsored listing. What is the JOBS Act? Enacted in 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, is intended, among other things, to reduce barriers to capital formation, particularly for smaller companies. The JOBS Act requires the SEC to adopt rules amending existing exemptions from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 and creating new exemptions that permit issuers of securities to raise capital without SEC registration. On July 10, 2013, the SEC adopted amendments to Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A under the Securities Act to implement the requirements of Section 201(a) of the JOBS Act. The amendments are effective on September 23, 2013. What is Rule 506(c)? Our affiliates currently offer investments as private placements in reliance on Rule 506 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Rule 506 exempts the offer and sale of such investments from registration under Section 5 of the Securities Act provided that the conditions of Rule 506(b) or (c) are met. The general conditions under both rules are that all sales that are part of the same offering meet the terms and conditions of Rule 506 and that the issuer of the securities exercises reasonable care to assure that the purchasers of the securities are not “underwriters” under the Securities Act. So long as offers and sales are to accredited investors only, the only difference between Rule 506(b) and Rule 506(c) is that the former prohibits general solicitation and advertising, while the latter allows it. The tradeoff is that accredited investors must be reasonably verified under Rule 506(c), whereas self-certification of accredited investor status alone is sufficient under Rule 506(b). An issuer is deemed to take reasonable steps to verify accredited investor status if the issuer does not have knowledge that a purchaser is not an accredited investor and the issuer uses one of the non-exclusive methods of verification set forth in Rule 506(c). These include reviewing the purchaser’s tax returns, account statements and/or credit reports or obtaining written confirmation as to accredited investor status from a broker-dealer, investment adviser, attorney or certified public accountant. What returns should I expect? Returns cannot be guaranteed. We and our affiliates can only project potential returns based on certain assumptions as well as the due diligence we and our affiliates conduct prior to purchasing a property. Each investor is required to acknowledge in our Terms of Service that investments that derive their value from real estate involve substantial risks, that such investments are not appropriate for all investors, that there can be no assurance that the investment objectives for any particular investments will be met, and that investors must be able to bear an entire loss of their investment. Is the investment platform secure? All data is encrypted and stored on secure servers at AWS (PCI compliant datacenter). Administrative access is compartmentalized within the firm and limited to those individuals with need-to-know rights. Furthermore, all administrators are licensed securities professionals who have cleared deep background checks and whose fingerprints and other records are on file with the FBI and SEC. We are subject to audit by the SEC, FINRA and other regulators for not only securities-related issues but also for compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act (to which we are held accountable). Hot to use our online Investment Portal Click here to view instructions on how to use our online investment portal.