DiversyFund was built around the desire to help the majority population access investment opportunities typically only available to the wealthiest population. In 2014, Craig Cecilio and Alan Lewis (a corporate lawyer and investment banker on Wall Street) founded DiversyFund with the ultimate goal to close the wealth gap. It does this by lowering investment minimums and providing customers with transparent information about its processes and structure.
In the past five years, investors have seen a return of about 18 percent. DiversyFund has an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau and is SEC-certified, meaning it undergoes strict auditing and review each year in order to maintain business transparency and quality.
Specializing in public, non-traded REITs is what DiversyFund does best. Further specializing in multi-family real estate, the company allows customers to invest in large apartment or multi-family housing units with a five-year target return. DiversyFund developed the DiversyFund Growth REIT, which has a five-step success pattern for giving the customer the best return.
These steps are outlined below:
DiversyFund is unique as one of the lowest minimum investment real estate companies in the industry. With as little as $500, customers can invest in a variety of multi-family real estate. This makes DiversyFund a great option for those who can’t meet the typical $10,000 or more threshold for minimum investments in other companies, but who still want to diversify their investment portfolio with quality real estate.
DiversyFund uses an all in-house approach to real estate investing. This means that the company’s staff handles all property acquisition, development, and management, eliminating the need (and charge) of third parties who traditionally do this work. This means that a typical fee from DiversyFund for a project is 2–8 percent development fee with zero management or broker fee, much less than other real estate investing companies.
DiversyFund specializes solely in the DiversyFund Growth REIT, as outlined above. Because of this, it limits other REIT or property investment options that investors could be interested in. With this limitation, however, also comes extreme specialization in Growth REITs.