For investors seeking double or triple bottom line investments, Real Estate Private Equity, and Blue Cardinal funds, in particular, provide powerful options. In addition to offering a range of risk/return options, Blue Cardinal funds are aligned to communities that are typically under served by other investors, and the impact of our projects on communities and demographic subgroups is carefully tracked.
Real estate investment, unlike venture or other forms of private equity, can produce returns at levels of risk that are more familiar and comfortable for impact investors. A real estate investment is also typically leveraged between 2 to 1 and 4 to 1 so the amount of impact is also proportionately amplified.
For example, an impact investment into a startup company in a poor neighborhood may result in few new jobs and some new activity in the area. By contrast, a real estate investment in the same neighborhood triggers an immediate hiring of construction workers who work in the neighborhood for multiple months, often more than a year. The residual after construction is a new property that raises the value of surrounding properties and attracts additional impact to the neighborhood offering opportunity to all members of the community.
For more information about impact investment opportunities, including how we can create custom funds to meet your needs, please contact us.