What We Do For Investors

Bonvolo Real Estate Investments acquires and manages multi-family and commercial buildings for investors who want monthly cash flow and increased net worth.  Investors enjoy passive income, appreciation, tax benefits, and security without being a landlord.

We run the entire real estate selection, acquisition, management, and income distribution process for you.  You become an informed passive investor who can then devote your valuable time and energy elsewhere while still enjoying all the benefits of being a real estate owner.

We provide investors near term income streams and long term capital growth by effectively deploying liquid cash or funds from IRAs (retirement accounts). We remove the volatility and uncertainty of the stock market and mutual funds while investing in tangible hard assets that thrive with inflation and exceed the returns that are available through bank accounts, CDs, bonds, and other such investment vehicles. And this all gets backed by the dependability of real estate assets, professional management, equity, and insurance.

Our investment criteria and resulting acquisitions follow the company’s conservative philosophy of buying undervalued properties with increasing upside potential. We acquire and manage properties that provide investor returns through a combination of recurring cash flow, momentum plays, value-add opportunities, and occasional sale.

Let us know if you have any questions or would like to learn more.

How We Provide Your Return On Investment

Debt or Equity Investing

  • Debt investing: Regular monthly payments at pre-set interest rates.  Dependable and consistent.
  • Equity investing: You are a co-owner of the property and share in its variable quarterly income stream plus longer term value growth.  Fluctuates depending on quarterly performance, with higher upside potential.

Primary ROI Model: Long Term Cash Flow

  • After initial property remodel and lease-up phase, then we hold for long term cash flow that provides investor returns better than most investment vehicles while also providing higher safety that is backed by real estate
  • Generally hold for at least 5 years, then either cash-out refinance to reimburse original investor funds or continue direct cash flow investment depending on current financing & sales markets plus our investors’ initial plans

Secondary ROI Model: Re-position / Add Value and Re-sell

  • Improve property conditions, lease-up, and market for high ROI sale
  • Investor gets money back sooner to reinvest elsewhere, including optional investment in next opportunity with us

Market Selection

After studying, networking, and contacting real estate brokers, property managers, city staff, Chambers of Commerce, and many other economic advisors, we have been able to target specific markets that are in the path of progress. This has allowed Bonvolo to focus on areas of growth both locally and across the country. The company continues to seek expert consultation to make substantial investments.

We focus on either very steady and dependable markets, new growth markets, or correcting markets that are coming back from previous cycle down turns. There are many parameters used to identify these markets from historic growth patterns as well as future projections that are weighed in the ultimate decision process. The demographic variables are just one component in this complex evaluation process.

An essential ingredient in our success is having high quality management teams for multifamily / commercial properties in selected markets. We partner with those companies that possess special training, operational & marketing expertise, and knowledge of their market’s local needs and dynamics. We take a unique approach by understanding how to manage and influence the management teams, finances, and marketing for long term investments. We work with teams who are well educated and experienced in leasing, maintenance, and coordination of onsite and regional portfolios.

We are dedicated to real estate investing for the protection and enhancement of investment capital. Our expertise in multifamily, office, and retail – combined with the hands-on approach of our management teams – drives the performance, success, and strong foundation needed for our investors and company.

We are open to many markets, both in Washington state and selected metros in other states. We strategically investigate key markets that have an increased likelihood of both near and long term higher return on investment. We also tactically respond to high return opportunities in other markets that come to us through our increasing network of connections and which meet even more stringent criteria. Current priorities are being placed in several Washington state markets and five out of state markets which demonstrate an exceptional balance between higher returns, stability, and growth.

General Property Criteria

Multi-family

  • No matter where in the economic cycle, people need a place to live
  • Location:
    • Well-located with stable tenant base or increasing base from path-of-progress
    • Stable – or preferably increasing – local economic drivers, companies, job growth
    • Good marketing visibility
    • Solid local property management team available
    • Ability for future investor buyers to finance (i.e., lenders are receptive to area)
    • Prefer average market rents to be lower cost than average PITI mortgages for single family home ownership
    • Occupancy levels high for well-run apartment complexes in 2 mile radius
    • Low level of vacant overall complexes in area that could be re-positioned by others as future competition
    • Low level of new construction permits in 3 mile radius
  • Number of units: Prefer 20+, though property fundamentals are more important than specific number of units
  • Age: Can be flexible on property age depending on condition and infrastructure, though preferably 1980+
  • Pitched roofs, sub-metered primary utilities, good plumbing and electrical infrastructure
  • Minimum occupancy:
    • Cash flow: 80+% occupancy
    • Re-position: Any occupancy depending on price point, post-acquisition projects, and conservative reserves in place

 

Office & Retail

  • Selective, sometimes contrarian value-add purchases
  • Location:
    • Well-located with stable area of quality commercial tenants or increasing base from path-of-progress, or consider options where zoning has restricted future commercial development and property has a “grandfathered in” advantage
    • Stable – or preferably increasing – local economic drivers, companies, job growth
    • High visibility and accessibility
    • High traffic count
    • Flexibility for current and future tenants / uses
    • Cost and complexity of Tenant Improvements (TIs) factored in for both current and future business tenants
    • Compatible with other local commercial properties
      • Synergistic where people go for similar services (medical, nightlife, etc.)
      • Or different but needed uses (grocery, government services, etc.)
  • Age: Can be flexible on property age depending on condition and infrastructure, though preferably 1980+
  • Pitched roofs, sub-metered primary utilities, good plumbing and electrical infrastructure
  • Minimum occupancy:
    • Cash flow: 75+% occupancy with good demand / options for any current vacancies
    • Re-position: Any occupancy depending on price point, post-acquisition projects, and conservative reserves in place