Before listing an investment opportunity, we review certain aspects of the proposed transaction for its general suitability on our platform, and try to gain an understanding of the sponsor's track record and experience. We also perform background and credit checks on the principals of the sponsoring real estate company. Where we're sufficiently interested, we review other transaction-specific data such as the sponsor's pro forma financial projections, the market area in which the subject property is located, the apparent quality of the property, and the proposed investment structure.
Ultimately, though, we are not responsible for "screening" transactions for investors; our role, rather, is to assemble the relevant information (usually obtained from the sponsor) for opportunities that we find suitable for the platform and to present that information in a way that helps investors understand, analyze and consider all the aspects of a proposed investment opportunity. The goal is to put investors in a position to make a considered investment decision themselves.
Moreover we cannot guarantee any investment, and our listings generally involve illiquid securities (not easily transferred, and usually to be held for extended periods) that carry significant risk. Ultimate investment decisions must necessarily lie with investors. RealtyShares as an institution does not act as either an investment, tax, or legal advisor. Investors should consult with their professional consultants and advisors with respect to any listed investment opportunity.