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Want to invest in real estate but don't have the time? Outsource your investments with passive syndications! Even if you don't have time to be in the trenches, you can still add real estate to your investment portfolio. Syndication deals provide an avenue to invest in real estate without tenants, toilets, or trash--and this comprehensive guide will teach you to invest in private offerings the right way. Syndications are to real estate like mutual funds are to stocks: A typical deal involves multiple investors passively financing a fund, while a manager is responsible for picking the real estate and managing the portfolio. Author Brian Burke, a syndications insider with decades of experience with forming and managing syndication funds, will show you how to evaluate sponsors, opportunities, and offerings so you can pick the right sponsors and achieve the highest odds of a favorable outcome. Inside, you'll learn: How to find real estate syndication investment sponsors--and how to evaluate them to find the best possible opportunities The practical skills you need to understand income, cash flow projections, and investor waterfalls Red flags to look for and tricks that syndication sponsors can play How various debt options affect risk and return The biggest and most common underwriting mistakes that sponsors make The important difference between identified asset syndications and blind pool funds Typical sponsor fees and profit splits The tax implications of syndication investments and how to implement a proper reporting strategy How to measure alignment of interest, judge performance projections, and more!