Different offerings will issue distributions to investors on different cadences, generally according to the business plan and subject to availability of cash. Note: Distributions are not guaranteed.
Some offerings may begin paying investors distributions very soon after the closing, as it has in-place cash flow. Others may require that all available capital be used on construction, value-add improvements, and lease-up activities before there is any cash available for distribution. It is important to review the specifics of a particular offering before investing.
Generally, sponsors pay distributions on a quarterly basis, with some occasionally distributing monthly.
On each offering's detail page, investors should review the Investment section to learn more about potential distributions. There is a tab providing detail on the sponsor's Distribution Strategy, which will show how net operating proceeds and capital event proceeds could be split between investors and the sponsor (this portion is referred to as the promote).
More information regarding investors' rights and sponsors' commitments and responsibilities, including as they relate to distributions, can be found in the offering's Operating Agreement, which is found in the Documents section on the offering's detail page. Investors should review this document carefully before investing.
It’s important for investors to always remember that payment of distributions is generally subject to availability of cash, and are not guaranteed on any specified timeline or at all. Certain situations may arise during the investment period which sidetrack the plan as originally projected.