Your Alternative For Responsible, Risk-Averse Private Capital Placement

In today’s economic environment, you already know how challenging it is to locate investment opportunities with low risk and consistently high yields.

Many investors have resorted to the usual low-risk investments, such as bonds and CD’s, which offer persistently meager interest rates that barely keep up with inflation. 

Or, they have lost faith in large, institutional firms who focus on offering stocks and mutual funds (where higher returns mean higher risk), and have found they are better served by 1) small, private partnerships, and 2) diversifying into real estate.

If you're looking for healthy and consistent returns without the hassle of finding, renovating, or landlording a single property, you’re in the right place. You now have the opportunity to invest alongside other savvy private investors, institutions, and us.

We provide our investors with a more intimate form of money management. It gives them more control over the transactions they choose to participate in and insulates them from external shocks common in publicly-traded companies.

Our Team's Combined Track History Includes:

Key Elements, LLC, is a boutique real estate investment firm based in Richmond, VA, focused exclusively on acquiring, improving, and operating multifamily assets at a low basis while providing otherwise unobtainable real estate investment opportunities with reduced risk to our clients. We specialize in 100+ unit Class B & C value-add opportunities in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, & Georgia.

    Low-Risk, Conservative Investments

    All acquisition decisions are made in-house without depending on speculation or appreciation to be profitable. Each investment MUST make financial sense on its own merits…regardless of what others in the market are doing. We make decisions dispassionately, based on achieving our long-term goals rather than short-term gains. Our goal is to minimize your risk, reduce exposure, and maximize profits to ensure sound, consistently wise investments. Simply put...if it can't be bought at a low basis in a good market with a strong upside, we're not interested. 

    Secured By Real Estate

    Each investment is secured by real property through a deed of trust. All closings are processed through third-party title companies to ensure the proper due diligence along with clean and marketable title and hazard insurance. We also retain outside expert services for loan servicing, legal work, tax preparation, and property appraisals. This allows us to put our full attention and focus on our core competence: acquiring low-risk assets to and putting your capital to work.

    Experienced Management

    Since 2002, our Managing Director has personally raised over $1.6 million in capital from private investors, successfully exited from over 100 single-family projects, and spoken at over 30 real estate investment conferences and seminars as an expert, and won a "Top 25 Under 5" award for growing his first real estate investment firm at an accelerated rate. Additionally, our partners and currently own over 2,000 units nationwide.

    Niche Acquisition Strategy

    After 15 years of successful investments in over 100 single-family projects, we are now capitalizing on the growing demand for multi-family housing. We have purchased properties in various states but are currently focused on Richmond, VA, and the surrounding counties. We stay narrowly focused on the niche of value-add Class B & C projects in order to achieve aggressive returns without the increased risks of construction & development.

    Transparency

    At Key Elements, we pride ourselves on simplicity, transparency, and being 100% straightforward with our investors and borrowers. You’re kept up-to-date and informed on any investment decision regarding your capital. The phone lines are always open. You will receive a detailed quarterly update and an annual report for bookkeeping and tax reporting.

    Attractive Returns

    Every day, more smart investors diversify away from the options typically presented by financial advisers, such as stocks and mutual funds, and invest in real estate instead. We do not believe that an investment needs to be riskier in order to justify higher returns. Nor do we believe in denying you control over which transactions you participate in. Because we acquire residential assets at a low basis, our investors receive a yield of at least 10% annually, and often substantially more.

     

      Alan Brymer  is the Managing Director of Key Elements Capital. After founding a real estate investment firm in 2003, he secured $1,300,000 in funding from high-net-worth individuals to acquire, renovate, and manage over 100 single-family assets.  Alan's company was recognized with a Top 25 Under 5 award by the UVEF for growing at an accelerated rate in its first 5 years.  Alan later founded the Utah Valley Real Estate Investors Association and helped grow the membership to 300 members within its first year. He has since spoken at 26 conferences and seminars on real estate investing and business management.  As a high-level innovator and strategist, Alan is able to envision new profit centers and develop them into goals, objectives, and a practical sequence of steps to achieve them. He currently serves as Vice President of the Richmond Apartment Owners' Association.

    Alan Brymer is the Managing Director of Key Elements Capital. After founding a real estate investment firm in 2003, he secured $1,300,000 in funding from high-net-worth individuals to acquire, renovate, and manage over 100 single-family assets.

    Alan's company was recognized with a Top 25 Under 5 award by the UVEF for growing at an accelerated rate in its first 5 years.

    Alan later founded the Utah Valley Real Estate Investors Association and helped grow the membership to 300 members within its first year. He has since spoken at 26 conferences and seminars on real estate investing and business management.

    As a high-level innovator and strategist, Alan is able to envision new profit centers and develop them into goals, objectives, and a practical sequence of steps to achieve them. He currently serves as Vice President of the Richmond Apartment Owners' Association.

      Mark Kenney  is a seasoned real estate investor, entrepreneur and founder of Think Multifamily. Mark started his real estate career over 20 years ago and has extensive experience in property valuation, acquisition, and operations. He has a passion for helping other succeed in the multifamily arena.  Mark is invested in over 1,200 units and has a top-notch reputation among the multifamily investment community for providing exceptional value to investors and the community while being easy to work with.  Mark is a 1993 graduate at Michigan State University, Accounting and is a CPA. Mark has also provided IT technical and business consulting for 20 years and is leveraging his vast IT experience to bring new creative technologies that will help others in the multifamily space.  He has worked for large organizations such as KPMG Consulting, EDS, SAP, and HP; he founded Simplifying-IT in 2008 which provides IT services to fortune 500 companies.

    Mark Kenney is a seasoned real estate investor, entrepreneur and founder of Think Multifamily. Mark started his real estate career over 20 years ago and has extensive experience in property valuation, acquisition, and operations. He has a passion for helping other succeed in the multifamily arena.

    Mark is invested in over 1,200 units and has a top-notch reputation among the multifamily investment community for providing exceptional value to investors and the community while being easy to work with.

    Mark is a 1993 graduate at Michigan State University, Accounting and is a CPA. Mark has also provided IT technical and business consulting for 20 years and is leveraging his vast IT experience to bring new creative technologies that will help others in the multifamily space.

    He has worked for large organizations such as KPMG Consulting, EDS, SAP, and HP; he founded Simplifying-IT in 2008 which provides IT services to fortune 500 companies.

    Risk Reduction

    By investing with other investors through a syndicator with a proven track record, investment risk is dispersed among all the investors. A syndication allows you to adjust your investment to a more comfortable risk level.

    Syndication

    Over 90% of multifamily purchases are made through a syndication. A syndication allows you to take advantage of the experience and financial strength of the sponsor and to aggregate capital among other investors to invest in otherwise unobtainable, high-value apartments with high returns.

    Principal Paydown

    Through the life cycle of the syndication, rental income from the property pays all debt service. Upon sale of the property principal reductions will be returned to investors.

    Tax Advantages

    We do not serve as tax strategists. Please consult your CPA for specific benefits of these investment types. Our real estate investments would generally have the primary added tax value of depreciation.

    Economies of Scale

    Single family properties or small multifamily properties do not have sufficient revenue to hire full time staff. Because of this, owners are typically required to handle all day to day operations of the property. With a multifamily syndication, revenue is sufficient to hire full time staff to operate the property with oversight and direction from the syndicator.

    Cash Distributions

    Depending on the level of the value-add component of the asset, most properties will produce a cash yield from the beginning. In some cases where the value-add component is a high vacancy rate, the strategy may require investors to accept more risk with little or no dividends in the beginning in exchange for a larger return later.

    Asset Protection

    Each syndication purchases the multifamily asset through a limited liability company (LLC). An LLC provides its members with certain personal legal protections against lawsuits and personal financial liability. Consult with your attorney for specific advice on the benefits of investing through a syndication.

    Capital Appreciation

    Unlike single family homes, a multifamily apartment syndication is a business that is valued primarily by its Net Operating Income, not by comparable sales. Through physical and operational improvements, one can increase the value of the property. All of the properties we pursue have a value-add component which provides an opportunity to capture appreciation through capital improvements or through streamlining known operational inefficiencies with current owners.

    Have Questions?

    We’re happy to answer any questions you have concerning investing with us.

     

    Key Elements, LLC

    1131 West Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220

    info@keyelementscapital.com

    804-709-7978

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