In the past, owning real estate has always required access to serious capital.
We’re excited to announce that Republic has acquired Compound, a real estate investment platform that lets everybody invest in real estate around the world in small dollar increments. Compound is based in New York City and has been backed by some of the biggest venture capital firms in the world, including NEA, Founders Fund, Global Founders Capital, and Kairos.
Compound has a seasoned real estate team with decades of investment experience through various market cycles.
Together we’re launching Republic Real Estate, bringing you access to high-quality real estate investment opportunities to complement your existing startup investments with Republic.
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Voted the #1 best place to live by US World & News, Austin has seen impressive growth in recent years, which is just one of the many reasons this one bedroom one bath condo in the heart of the city’s Historic Rainey Street District is an attractive investment.
Our Nashville offering is unique in that this one bedroom, one bath luxury condo has the permissions and infrastructure in place to be operated as a short-term vacation rental. The unit is also being delivered with over $23,000 of furnishings and decorations, which we believe adds to this compelling investment opportunity in one of the hottest markets.
This one bedroom, one and a half bath unit is in one of the most sought after condo developments in Miami, in one of the most bustling neighborhoods you already know and love—Brickell. This building has full, luxury amenities and is primely located in South Florida’s premier business and finance center.
What are the benefits of real estate investing, anyway?
Real estate is the world’s largest asset class and has historically generated strong, uncorrelated returns. There are tons of potential benefits, but we’ll just name a few:
Passive income: earn income without active management
Stable cash flow: rental payments provide steady cash flow through dividend payouts
Tax advantages: there are numerous tax breaks and favorable deductions associated with real estate investing
Capital appreciation: historically, real estate prices have increased over time
Inflation protection: home values and rents typically increase during times of inflation
Diversification: low correlation to other asset classes
The return profile of real estate investing has historically been steady, which we believe is a natural complement to the higher-risk, higher-return investments currently on our platform. Now, you can invest in real estate like you invest in startups.*
*Republic encourages investors to do robust research on each opportunity and to evaluate if the risk–return profile of real estate investment meets their individual needs. No investment is risk free, and all face possible total loss of principal.
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As a Republic investor (or aspiring investor), you will automatically be notified of new opportunities to invest in real estate with regular launch emails.
The time is right for real estate investing.
Following the 2008 financial crisis, giant private equity firms were able to generate astronomical returns for their investors through buying real estate at deeply discounted prices.
“Following the 2008 financial crisis, giant private equity firms were able to generate astronomical returns for their investors through buying real estate at deeply discounted prices. We believe this pandemic will create similarly attractive real estate investment opportunities, but Republic Real Estate levels the playing field by giving everybody—even the little guy—access to this incredible wealth creation opportunity.”
— Janine Yorio, Co-Head of Republic Real Estate
Janine, Jesse, TJ, and the Compound team at large are an incredible group of real estate innovators, investment professionals, and startup operators who share our mission of bringing private investing to the masses
“Since Republic launched in 2016, our users have been asking for real estate opportunities. Until now, we've focused on startups and lacked the expertise or experience to open up this asset class to our investors. Janine, Jesse, TJ, and the Compound team at large are an incredible group of real estate innovators, investment professionals, and startup operators who share our mission of bringing private investing to the masses."
— Matt Melbourne, Head of Republic Investment Team
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We believe everybody should be able to participate in the growth and prosperity of the cities and neighborhoods they know and love. Now that Compound has joined the Republic family, we have big plans in store.
When sponsoring a securities offering on the Republic funding portal, neither Republic Real Estate nor any affiliate thereof shall have a direct or indirect securities interest in the issuer. Despite Republic Real Estate's affiliation with the Republic family of companies, no investment opportunity organized by Republic Real Estate should be seen as endorsed or otherwise recommended by Republic. Republic Compound LLC is a subsidiary of OpenDeal Inc., the sole owner of OpenDeal Portal LLC.
This educational article is provided by Republic to help its users understand this area of the market, it should not be construed as investment advice as it is impersonal, disinterested and was produced by Republic for Republic’s users, without remuneration received or expected.
Republic's latest funding round
Republic has announced a $150M Series B round led by Valor Equity Partners. Valor, known for early investments in SpaceX and Tesla, is adding Republic to its portfolio as a bet on the future of private investing and digital assets.