Founded in 2007, Quest Capital is a real estate investment firm that acquires value-add office, multifamily and industrial properties in Southern California and some select markets in the Western US region. The firm is Los Angeles-based and has over 100 million dollars in assets under management.
Quest targets U.S. markets based on evaluation of several metrics which drive demand including population growth, job growth, rent growth, access to transportation and proximity to universities.
Quest seeks underperforming or underutilized office, industrial assets and multi-family assets in Southern California and several select Western region markets. We believe that buying right ,our active management strategy and forward-looking vision are keys to our long-term success.
Quest strives to provide investor partners with a better experience by streamlining the entire process from initial funding to the final distribution. We encourage our investors to be more actively involved in the investment experience through our online investor portal where they can track financials, construction progress, investment performance and more.
Both Quest and private REITs generate investment returns through real estate. However, we differ in the following ways:
REITs are typically designed to generate fees for the REIT manager. Quest is focused on generating investment returns for its principals and investor partners.
Capital is invested through an LLC structure on a deal by deal basis, which means that all tax benefits (such as depreciation and interest expense) pass through to investors directly. In a REIT structure, the tax benefits are captured at the REIT-level and any income paid out is taxed at the ordinary income rate.
Private REITs typically pay substantial fees to advisors to ‘sell’ their product. We don’t pay a middle man to ‘sell’ our investments, which means lower fees for the investor and more dollars invested into properties.
REITs take investor money upfront, even though they may not have properties to invest the capital. This creates pressure to invest money, which they either invest in cash or public securities. They can also pay investors a dividend with their own equity if they don’t have ample cash flow. Quest Capital operates under a called capital structure, which means that we ask for capital only after we’ve found a property. Capital is returned to our investors after a property sale or refinance or from operating cash flow.
REITs derive the majority of their fees through transactions, while ours come after the investor makes money.
Quest’s principals invest significantly in our own deals, whereas very few private REIT managers invest significant capital into their vehicles.
We provide quarterly updates on our investments and provide full transparency into our investments and process. A Private REIT is not obligated to provide investors with similar transparency.
Quest’s principals invest significant capital into each deal. To date, they over $10m invested in the Quest portfolio at the exact same terms as all investors.
Quest Capital takes user data seriously and steps are taken to ensure that data remains secure. We adhere to the industry standard compliance for cybersecurity and data redundancy.
Potential and Current Investors can register for an account on Quest’s website which will grant access to new investment opportunities and access to a team member that can answer any questions. Once you are an investor you will gain access to current property updates and ongoing information from Quest.
Investment offerings from Quest are available to accredited investors. Accreditation status will be verified upon commitment to an offering. An accredited investor is a term used by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under Rule 501 of Regulation D. In order to qualify as accredited, an investor must accomplish at least one of the following:
Yes. Once you have registered to invest in a property, a Quest team member will contact you for the next steps which include signing an investment subscription agreement that asks you to verify your accredited status.
Yes, however, non-U.S. investors have slightly different federal tax treatment than U.S. investors. We urge non-U.S. investors to contact their tax advisor to discuss the tax implications of investing with Quest Capital.
Offerings by Quest Capital are available to accredited investors that have registered on the Quest website. After registration, a Quest team member will contact you with further instructions to sign legal documents and verify your accreditation.
Once you register on the website you will be given access to a team member who can answer any questions you have. Contact info will be highlighted in your investor portal. And you are always welcome to call our office at 818-501-8059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, investors may invest through an LLC, LP or trust. Investors may also use funds from their retirement funds which is known as a self-directed IRA.
Investors can access the latest updates and all historical information any time by logging into the investor portal on the Quest Capital website. Quarterly reporting will be posted in the portal and you will receive an email notification whenever the portal is updated.