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Advantages of Investing in a REIT

No Hassle Commercial Property Ownership

A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) lets you own commercial real estate without the hassle of securing mortgages, purchasing properties, or managing tenants. Best of all, REITs give the average investor an opportunity to leverage the experience and knowledge of professional property brokers and managers.

Higher Dividends for Your Portfolio

All REITs must distribute 90 percent or more of their taxable income to investors. Because of this, a REIT escapes the burden of high corporate taxes, which means fewer expenses and more money returned as dividends to their investors. This also empowers the investors to reinvest tax free back into the REIT through an IRA or use their dividend toward a vacation home.

The changes in short-term inflation and interest rates have little impact on commercial real estate. Compared with corporate and public bonds, a REIT does not have a fixed value. REITs, on average, outperform corporate bonds by a couple percentage points.

Liquidity and Transparency

Because REITs are traded on the major stock exchanges, buying and selling shares is very easy, especially when compared with buying and selling property. REITs are regulated by the SEC and follow the same rules that govern exchange traded assets. This means they must have a high level of transparency, which is important because REITs have specific asset, income, and ownership requirements by the government, all of which are reported in quarterly and annual financial reports.

Need Diversification?

Investment professionals agree that in order to minimize risk and reduce losses, everyone should have a well-diversified portfolio. This strategy gives investors a better chance to end up with more savings when they reach retirement age.

Real estate is not directly tied to stock prices. As an asset class, the real estate market can move in the same or opposite directions as the market, so it’s a great way to diversify. REITs also minimize investment risk, because they work solely with commercial properties.

Generation Income Properties is the only Trust focusing entirely on triple net leases, where the tenant pays the taxes, insurance and maintenance. Many companies, especially large corporations, find triple net leases to be very attractive for their overall operations. If you have any questions about triple net leases, or Generation Income Properties’ strategy and philosophy about investing, feel free to contact David Sobelman, Founder and CEO or call (813) 448-1234.

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Net Lease REIT Expands Investor Interest in Generational Assets

Generation Income Properties (“GIP”) recently reached its 100 investor milestone with investments from individuals, family offices and investment funds. The Tampa, Florida based real estate investment trust (“REIT”) focusing on triple net lease property intends to begin purchasing real estate assets for its portfolio of properties in the first quarter of 2017.

David Sobelman, CEO, commented, “I am absolutely honored that the early investors believe in the growth strategy of the REIT as well as my abilities to follow through on the scalable investment philosophy. Our industry, to many, is still believed to be in its early stages considering that the current $100 billion triple net lease real estate REIT market is forecasted by some to be a $2 trillion industry.”

Interested investors are still able to participate in this offering prior to the company being listed on the OTC Markets exchange.

About Generation Income Properties
Generation Income Properties (“GIP”), a real estate investment trust, was founded by David Sobelman, a veteran net lease investment real estate broker. Mr. Sobelman is also the co-founder of Calkain Companies, one of the nation’s leading triple net lease investment brokerage firms. Calkain has been involved with more than $10 billion in net lease transactions. GIP purchases assets with future generations in mind. GIP’s strategy is to acquire assets with credit-worthy, long term tenants with great underlying real estate. The company intends to provide long-term stable yields to its investors, with a focus on real estate that has the best chances of future appreciation either through the value of the assets or growth through lease expirations. The single-tenant, net-leased investments that the company identifies are typically freestanding office, retail, or industrial buildings with existing leases of 10 to 25 years in the 20 most densely populated cities in the United States.

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Generations Income Property Competes for SBRE Shark Bowl

Five Small Balance Real Estate (SBRE) Entrepreneurs will compete for a chance for a $100,000 investment at’s live Shark Bowl contest

SBRE industry founder Fairway America today selected five SBRE entrepreneurs to present to a panel of seasoned real estate “sharks” and have an opportunity to receive a commitment from one of Fairway’s proprietary funds for a $100,000 investment. The winner will be required to complete a due diligence process in order to receive the investment.

“We wanted to provide new and emerging SBRE fund managers and entrepreneurs an opportunity to develop a presentation, get up on stage, and hone their pitch,” said Fairway’s CEO Matthew Burk. “Not only will it be great fun, having a legitimate opportunity to receive an investment on the line makes it much more interesting and real. We have some very deserving presenters lined up and I can’t wait to see them pitch.”

The presenters who will be competing at the SBRE Shark Bowl are Brian Lynott from Dweller, Randy King at The Legacy Group, Michael Zajas of Brydant Inc., Aaron Gillingham with Aries Capital Northwest, and David Sobelman from Generation Income Properties.

“This group of presenters represents a great cross-section of the SBRE industry and is an excellent example of the amazing diversity of strategies being executed in the space,” said Burk.

The CapitalFlow Conference will be held annually in Fairway’s home town of Portland OR and is expected to attract leading SBRE entrepreneurs and fund managers from around the United States. The main theme for these entrepreneurs is to enhance their capacity to successfully raise capital for their SBRE deal strategy, which the Shark Bowl is expected to help promote. Burk says that Fairway has borrowed bits and pieces of different formats and structures he seen over the years and amalgamated them into a unique construct.

“The CapitalFlow Conference format has been designed by SBRE fund managers for SBRE fund managers (and syndicators) to meet the core challenges and needs of this underserved group,” said Burk.

In order to continue to help facilitate the growing SBRE community of entrepreneurs and investors, Fairway has created a unique and powerful formula that is unavailable anywhere else. In addition to the Shark Bowl, a mini-version of Fairway’s highly sought-after SBRE Investment Summit, the conference also features deep-dive content on fund management issues, capital raising strategies and tactics, and peer-to-peer experience share.

“We work with SBRE fund managers, syndicators and high net worth investors all over the country,” said Burk, a longtime fund manager and investor who will be one of the panelists of Sharks. “Because we have such a deep understanding of the practical challenges we all face, we’ve engineered the CapitalFlow Conference to provide unequaled take home value to the SBRE entrepreneur.”

Fairway will also be announcing the winner of the 1st Annual SBRE Awards in 5 categories as follows: Fund Manager of the Year, Emerging Fund Manager of the Year, SBRE Entrepreneur of the Year, Syndicator of the Year and the first ever inductees into the SBRE Hall of Fame. Finalists have been named in all categories and most or all of them will be on hand for the awards ceremony.

The event will be held at the Portland Hilton Hotel and Towers in downtown Portland Oregon. Winners of the SBRE Awards will be announced during a lunch ceremony on Friday July 29th and will be immediately followed by the SBRE Shark Bowl. The event will conclude at the Willamette Riverfront Park for the 25th Annual Oregon Brewfest, the oldest and largest gathering of microbreweries in the United States. Registration for the event is still open to SBRE entrepreneurs, fund managers, private lenders, and real estate syndicators, as well as high net worth investors who are interested in learning more about the growing SBRE alternative investment space.

“What really makes it all so powerful are the reasons why we come together in the first place – to engage each other on the challenges, strategies, and opportunities of running an SBRE business,” said Burk. “We share ideas, best practices, successes and failures, what works and what doesn’t without fear of judgment or reprisal from other managers – just mutual trust and respect for what we all have to go through to run a successful SBRE enterprise and create value for investors.”

About Fairway America
Fairway America, LLC is a longtime real estate asset based fund manager and real estate finance advisory firm providing strategic business planning services nationwide to SBRE entrepreneurs around the structure, architecture, and administration of proprietary 506 Regulation D pooled investment funds. Fairway’s related entities manage two proprietary funds, Fairway America Fund VI, LLC, and Fairway America Fund VII LP, each focused on the SBRE space with different asset allocations and investment features. Both funds consider investments nationwide.

About is an online education, information and match-making site that exclusively lists small balance real estate investment opportunities. Created by Fairway America, provides entrepreneurs and investors with education and connectivity to better capitalize and grow an SBRE enterprise. From connection with investors to strategic capital raising plans to live events, is the definitive resource for SBRE entrepreneurs and accredited investors to understand how to successfully work with one another for mutual benefit and growth.

Neither Fairway America nor is a registered broker-dealer or investment advisor. None of the Fairway companies perform any activities of a broker or investment adviser, including but not limited to, soliciting investors, providing investment advice, negotiating securities transactions or the terms, conditions or provisions of any offering, or recommending the purchase of securities. This press release does not constitute an offer or solicitation to sell securities in any of the companies mentioned, any funds presenting at SBRE Summit events, or any related or associated companies. Investors must not rely on information provided in this press release for investment decisions.

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Inside the First REIT to Go Public Under Regulation A+

David Sobelman, CEO and Founder of Generation Income Properties talked with Commercial Property Executive about the REIT’s unique fundraising strategy and what sets it apart from others in the net lease space.

“In today’s competitive net lease environment, companies in the space need to find ways to set themselves apart. David Sobelman is doing just that with his REIT, Generation Income Properties (GIP), which this year became the first REIT to go public under the SEC’s Regulation A+. A net lease veteran, Sobelman co-founded Calkain Cos. in 2005 before founding GIP, which started out as a private fund. But when he went back to investors asking about starting another fund or becoming a publicly traded REIT, they were interested in the latter.”

You can read the complete article on Commercial Property Executive and see the interview in the video below:

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Huffington Post Highlights First 16 Reg A+ Companies

The Huffington Post highlights the first 16 companies approved under SEC Regulation A+, including Generation Income Properties.

“Ever since President Obama signed the JOBS Act in 2012, the market for equity crowdfunding has grown steadily. Now, in 2016, funding raised through crowdfunding is expected to pass that from venture capital.

At the center of this revolution in business financing are the Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently enacted rules known as Regulation A+, a provision of the JOBS Act that allows companies to generally solicit and raise money from non-accredited investors. Historically, many investment opportunities have only been open to the wealthiest 3% of Americans known as accredited investors. However, the new rules permit nearly anyone to invest in companies spanning a wide range of fields, from real estate to aviation and even medical marijuana.”

You can read the complete article at the Huffington Post.

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Generations Income Properties Featured in Restaurant Finance Monitor

David Sobelman was interviewed for Restaurant Finance Monitor, a monthly publication focused primarily on the restaurant investment industry.

“Sobelman is not a stranger to real estate investing. He’s had his own private fund since 2012, and he’s the managing member, with outside investors. It’s been successful, and his investors wanted to know when he would launch the next one.

“They liked their returns, and they liked me running it,” he said. “I thought we needed to do it bigger the next time around.” He talked to his investors about a publicly traded REIT, and they were in.

“They would have their own shares, trade them when they wanted to, and have some sense of liquidity, as opposed to a fund, which is more arduous to exit,” Sobelman said. “They loved it.” Sobelman himself liked the transparency of public traded REIT, where investors and others could go online and look at filings, and that it would be “extremely scalable.”

Read the complete article on page 3 of Restaurant Finance Monitor.

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Net-Leased Pro Aims to Raise Capital for REIT Through Mini-IPO

David Sobelman, Generation Income Properties Founder and CEO, was interviewed by Commercial Real Estate Direct to discuss the launch of the REIT and the unique position it takes in the market.

“David Sobelman, a long-time player in the net-leased real estate business, has launched a REIT. But it’s not like any other REIT, traded or not.

“His Generation Income Properties Inc. takes advantage of Regulation A+, part of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups, or JOBS, Act that was signed into law in 2012. The rule allows investment offerings to be marketed to non-accredited investors in offerings up to $50 million. It also streamlines the registration process by, for instance, not having to register a securities offering in every state that it’s offered.

Generation Income initially aims to raise $20 million through its so-called mini-IPO by selling shares for $5 each through a best-efforts offering, meaning Sobelman will be making his best effort to place shares with investors. In a traditional underwritten stock offering, an investment bank is used as an intermediary and commits to sell a specific number of shares to investors. Shares in the REIT will be traded over the counter.”

With a registration, you can read the complete article on the Commercial Real Estate Direct web site.

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A+ for Strategy

Generation Income Properties was featured in the Business Observer about the launch of the REIT.

“Sobelman’s strategy with Generation Income is to zig where others in commercial real estate zag. That particularly goes for competitors who might have over-reached in the current market rebound, and are too short-term focused.”

You can read the complete story on the Business Observer web site.

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Founder of Tampa REIT Looks Ahead to Multi-Million Dollar Offering

David Sobelman was interviewed by the Tampa Bay Business Journal about the launch of the REIT a few days after the SEC approved the initial public offering.

Sobelman discussed why he started the REIT, the philosophy of investments, future plans and goals.

“Even as Generation Income Properties Inc. begins selling shares in its newly approved $20 million initial public offering, founder David Sobelman is crafting a vision for a much bigger capital raise.

Sobelman, who is chairman and president of Generation, says he anticipates a $300 million to $500 million second offering, likely in 2017.”

“Our goal is to have a $1 billion market cap by 2020 and we think that’s very realistic, based on the scalability and market trends. We feel we have something very different from a REIT perspective and the type of properties we’re investing in.”

You can read the full article on the Tampa Bay Business Journal site.

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Real Estate Firms Test Waters with New Reg A+ Offerings

Generation Income Properties was featured in a Law360 article highlighting the new investment opportunities available under SEC Regulation A+.

“Generation Income Properties Inc., the first real estate investment trust to file a Regulation A+ public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said Tuesday it had gotten the green light from the SEC to sell shares, and lawyers say more real estate companies are considering such mini initial public offerings due to the lower costs and less burdensome regulatory requirements.

The new version of Regulation A, which went into effect last summer, allows companies to raise more capital than they previously could, and companies…”

You can read the full article (with a Law360 free 7 day trial) on

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