Understanding the Accredited Investor and its Importance

MARCH 06, 2024
Written by John Makarewicz


When it comes to investing in certain types of assets, such as real estate syndications, it’s essential to understand what it means to be an “accredited investor”. In essence, an accredited investor is an individual or a business entity that is allowed to trade securities that may not be registered with financial authorities. The laws of Canada recognize them as being financially sophisticated and with a reduced need for the protection provided by certain government filings.


In Canada, as defined by regulatory bodies such as the Ontario Securities Commission and the Canadian Securities Administrators, an accredited investor is:

Why does being an accredited investor matter when investing in real estate syndication deals?

Real estate syndications often involve unregistered securities. Regulatory bodies set these criteria to ensure that only individuals who are financially experienced and can bear the risk of loss have access to such investment opportunities.


The reason behind these criteria is to protect less experienced investors from potentially complex and risky investments. If you meet the accredited investor criteria, it suggests that you have a strong understanding of investment practices, the associated risks, and that you can withstand potential financial loss. All of our investment opportunities require that the investor be accredited.


By investing in a real estate syndication, you’re pooling your resources with other accredited investors to purchase larger properties than you might be able to afford alone, like multifamily apartment complexes. It’s an opportunity to expand your investment portfolio, diversify risk, and potentially realize significant returns on your investment. However, like any investment, it comes with risks that need to be thoroughly understood.


In conclusion, understanding the criteria and significance of being an accredited investor is crucial for anyone considering entering the world of real estate syndications. This status not only opens the door to exclusive investment opportunities but also signals a level of financial sophistication and readiness to navigate the complexities of unregistered securities. While the benefits of pooling resources with other accredited investors in real estate syndications can be substantial—offering access to larger properties and the potential for significant returns—it’s imperative to approach these opportunities with a clear understanding of the associated risks. As we navigate the intricacies of investment in Canada, recognizing the importance of accredited investor status remains a key factor in making informed and strategic investment decisions.




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