Why Invest in Real Estate?

Real estate has long been a cornerstone of wealth generation and preservation. However, the asset class is difficult to source, operationally intensive, and too often burdened by high fees and misalignment. This means investors of all types lack efficient access to quality opportunities.

Return Potential

Alongside the security of tangible asset ownership, commercial real estate has historically produced attractive returns relative to other asset classes.

Cumulative Return Since 2000
Real Estate – 436%
S&P 500 – 133%
US Bonds – 112%

Investment period: December 2000 – December 2016. Real estate data is from FTSE NAREIT US Real Estate Equity REITs and represents total return data, with full reinvestment of dividends. S&P Total Return data is from CBOE. US Bond index is from the Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index. All data is as of December 2016. Real estate return data should not be used to estimate the return of Sprout Capital investments.

Tax Efficiency

We live in an after-tax world and should view our investments through a tax conscious lens. With Sprout Capital, enjoy the favorable tax characteristics of real estate ownership, including tax-shielded cash yield.

Tax Drag
Real Estate – 22% Tax
Non-Real Estate – 33% Tax
After-Tax Annualized Return
Real Estate – 13% IRR
Non-Real Estate – 11% IRR

Illustrative tax scenarios assume a hypothetical pre-tax net return of 16% IRR. Tax calculations are not tax advice and assume: 39.6% marginal tax rate, 22-year blended depreciation schedule for real estate investment and no depreciation for non-real estate investment. Actual rates and depreciation scenarios may vary. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number.


Real estate offers valuable portfolio diversification, but investing in single properties often means writing big checks. With Sprout Capital, gain access without having to make overly concentrated commitments.

Tangible Asset Ownership

As a hard asset, real estate can provide both intrinsic value and cash flow. With Sprout Capital, benefit from fractional ownership in individual properties.

Why Invest with Sprout Capital?

We are a real estate investment platform with an emphasis on differentiated sourcing, diligence enhanced by data, increased transparency, and investor-friendly terms.

Experienced Team

We’re a team of professionals with incredible track record and working relationships with well established investment firms.

Better Economics

We offer direct individual investments and thus our fee load is up to 40% lower than a traditional fund construct, with no “double layer” of carried interest.

Our investors also benefit from favorable tax characteristics driven by property-level depreciation as shield against current income. We also offer Qualified Opportunity Investments to allow capital gains to be invested in accordance with QOZ tax laws.

Differentiated Technology

Our data driven methodology enhances the traditional sourcing, diligence, and asset management processes.

We leverage technology to scale efficiently and lower the marginal cost of investing, allowing us to operate more efficiently than our traditional peers.

True Alignment

Sprout Capital invest in each transaction alongside investors. We provide detailed deal-level transparency.


We typically permit a minimum investment of $150,000 per transaction.

Distributions are typically made quarterly from available operating cash flow and are automatically deposited into investors’ bank accounts. Size and timing of distributions depend on the performance of each investment. Investors are notified of upcoming distributions and are able to track their distribution history through our platform.

Investments are typically structured as limited partnerships. For each of our investment opportunities, Sprout Capital invests alongside investors and is responsible for the construction management, stabilization, and day-to-day management of the property.

We typically pursue transactions requiring a minimum equity investment of $1-10mm. We utilize prudent leverage at the property level, in an amount and form that we believe is accretive to each opportunity.

We focus on quality over quantity. Our team invests in every transaction we pursue, which instills both patience and alignment. We are constantly reviewing opportunities but only act on the small subset we find compelling. As such, only a small number of investments may be available at any given time.

Our investment horizon varies by opportunity but a typical business plan assumes a 4-7 year hold period.

The terms of each investment may vary, and you should read the Documents before making any decision to invest.

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