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Once an equity or preferred equity investment has been made, RealtyShares will usually charge investors an annual fee -- typically 1% of the aggregate invested amount -- paid periodically to cover ongoing investor reporting and communications relating to the investment. In addition, the funds raised will typically include a slight "over-raise" amount to cover initial legal fees related to the particular investment vehicle and other immediate transaction-specific expenses. Please review the applicable investor package and the operating agreement for the investment vehicle for details on such fees.
On debt investments, RealtyShares typically takes a servicing fee in the form of a "spread" between the interest rate being paid by a borrower and that being paid to investors. Certain fees and charges payable by a borrower in the event of default or other special circumstances will be shared among RealtyShares and investors, as such situations involve increased servicing duties on the part of RealtyShares. Details as to such fees and sharing arrangements can be reviewed in the applicable private placement memorandum and/or series note listing for a particular offering.