Based on restrictions from the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) rule 506c, only accredited investors can invest with Gatsby Investment.

You can apply for verification through our website, using a third-party service; “Verify Investor.” This is a secure process we provide as a complimentary service to all Gatsby investors.

How to Determine if You Are an Accredited Investor

To qualify as an accredited investor, you must meet one of the following four requirements.

  1. Individuals who have earned $200,000 or more in gross income, each year, for the past two years and expect to continue to do so.
  2. Individuals whose gross income, when combined with a spouse's income, totals $300,000 or more, each year, for the past two years.
  3. Individuals who maintain a net worth of $1 million or more, excluding the value of his or her primary residence.
  4. An entity with at least $5 million in assets, or a business in which all equity owners are accredited investors.

How do I prove that I am an accredited investor?

Before you start the application, please make sure you have at least one of the following documents available:

Investing as individuals and retirement accounts:

  • Proof of income for the past 2 years (W-2, Schedule K-1, or 1099)
  • Proof of income, combined with your spouse, for the past 2 years (W-2, Schedule K-1, or 1099)
  • Documentation of assets proving you have a net worth of at least $1,000,000, excluding your primary residence (documentation could include a property deed, bank statements, letter from a financial institution, or vehicle title that shows ownership along with a professional valuation, etc.)
  • A verification letter, signed by a CPA or licensed attorney within the last 90 days

Investing as a company and LLC:

  • Proof that each equity owner is an accredited investor. Each owner needs to show proof of income for the past 2 years, individually or combined with your spouse, with a W-2, Schedule K-1, or 1099. Or show proof of a net worth of at least $1,000,000, excluding your primary residence (documentation could include a property deed, bank statements, letter from a financial institution, or vehicle title that shows ownership along with a professional valuation, etc.)
  • Proof of assets exceeding $5,000,000 (like a formal valuation from a valuation professional or accountant)
  • A verification letter, signed by a CPA or licensed attorney within the last 90 days

Investors also need to submit a copy of their credit report (no older than 90 days). You may order a free credit report from any of the credit reporting bureaus from https://www.annualcreditreport.com

International investors are welcome at Gatsby Investment. After thorough research of rules, regulations, and tax structure between the United States and over 200 countries, we are pleased to offer a way for non-U.S. citizens to invest in real estate with us.

How to Invest with Gatsby as a Non-US Citizen

We have created a simple, six-step process for non-US citizens to invest in American real estate.

  1. Create an account.
    Sign up on the Gatsby website, using your full legal name. Please note that only the account holder can invest using this account.
  2. Schedule a meeting with Gatsby.
    Because all investors (domestic and international) are required to be accredited before investing, we would like to meet with you to discuss the accredited qualifications before moving to the next step. During this meeting, we will outline the requirements and confirm that you qualify. We will also help answer any questions you have about the process or our investments in general. Please contact support@gatsbyinvestment.com to schedule a call.
  3. Get verified as an accredited investor.
    After our call, you can apply for accredited investor verification through our website, using the third-party service (Verify Investor). This is a secure process we provide as a complimentary service to all Gatsby investors.
  4. Meeting with a US CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
    Once you have been verified as an accredited investor, Gatsby provides a free one-hour consultation with a CPA. There are multiple ways to invest as a non-US citizen, and the CPA will help find the best way for you to invest, based on your country and specific investment goals.
  5. Open a company or US corporation.
    Investing as a non-US citizen typically involves creating an American business entity for legal purposes. After your consultation with the CPA, you will be able to hire the CPA and work directly with them to set up the business structure that best suits your unique circumstances.
  6. Invest!
    With your new business entity, you can start investing in Gatsby’s real estate projects. The minimum investment for international investors is $100,000, which you can invest in one property or spread across multiple properties to diversify your investment portfolio.

How to Determine if You Are an Accredited Investor

To qualify as an accredited investor, you must meet at least one of the following four requirements:

  • Individuals who have earned $200,000 or more (when converted to US Dollars) in gross income, each year, for the past two years and expect to continue to do so.
  • Individuals whose gross income, when combined with a spouse's income, totals $300,000 or more (when converted to US Dollars), each year, for the past two years.
  • Individuals who maintain a net worth of $1 million or more (when converted to US Dollars), excluding the value of his or her primary residence.
  • An entity with at least $5 million in assets (when converted to US Dollars), OR a business in which all equity owners are accredited investors.

Application

Click on “Sign up” to create an account and apply to be verified as an accredited investor.

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