DreamVentures: Creating Generational Wealth

Patience. Wisdom. Experience.

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About

Our Principles

DreamVentures was founded to help Women and Minority Real Estate Developers access capital through the Equity Crowdfunding Market. We are dedicated to connecting investors to experienced and capable Developers. The DreamVentures team has extensive experience performing due diligence and asset management. We vet each investment opportunity against our 10 point investment criteria before recommendation to our investment committee. We search high and low to find the best of the best in each market, partnering with Developers that have shown the ability to execute in both good times and bad times. Our Company pays an 8% Annual Dividend and targeted 15% IRR over a 10 year hold period. We invest our own capital to ensure our interests are aligned with investors. Invest in our Company to create generational wealth for you and your family.

 

Our Team

Who We Are

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John Whatley

CEO

As CEO I lead the individual funds and direct the investments with our partners and fund managers. I also make sure the funds efforts match the brand and mission of the company and that they support members who make our spaces and investments so valuable.

​I have also worked with leading organizations in the real estate and tech sector including Village Capital, China Growth Group Limited, Inhab Accelerator, Tech Square Labs, Digital Crafts Coding School, General Assembly, Opportunity Hub, and several local Atlanta startups and development companies. I graduated with an MA from Goldsmiths College University of London, and an undergraduate degree from Morehouse College. I spend my free time practicing Spanish, German, and French. 

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How It Works

Simple Steps to Wealth Creation

Development Partners Present Real Estate Opportunities

We partner with Developers who have a track record of success, dedicated and competent staff, and who invest their own funds into the projects. We put each Development Team and Project through a tough Due Diligence process to ensure projects are sound investments. Projects include Single Family Rehabs, Historic Renovations, Multifamily Acquisitions, and Ground Up Developments.

You Invest

An investment in the Company, is an investment in all of the teams and projects that have met our criteria. We accept investments from accredited and non-accredited investors up to the maximum allowed by law of $1.07 million. Anyone can invest worldwide using a credit or debit card to fund your investment.

Collect Rent Payments

Our portfolio of properties generate positive cash flow that is then distributed to individual investors. Our Company offers an 8% Preferred return with monthly distribution payments. We target returns of 15% over a 10 year period. We charge an annual asset management fee of 3% to cover the costs of portfolio administering the Company. 

 

DreamVentures Women and Minority Developers

Handpicked Investments in Your Neighborhood

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VPG Enterprise

100 Unit Property, located in Algiers. Property is 70% occupied, VPG has an extensive renovation plan that will increase occupancy to 93% and improve cash flow by 40%. The Company will own 5% share of this Property.

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RYSE

RYSE Creative Village is the first co-working space and incubator specifically designed for Georgia's booming film, entertainment and digital media industry. The facility is designed to serve a number of creative disciplines and will include multiple production studios, a green screen, photography studios, a virtual reality studio, a gaming center, podcasting rooms, a recording studio, a screening theater, editing suites, meeting spaces, a cafe and a creative co-working space. The Company will own a 20% share of the Property.

 

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DreamHouse

The ML Bath Building in Downtown Shreveport is an Historic renovation project by DreamHouse Co-Living. The Project will include 25 Short Term Rental Apartments, 15,000 sf of resort style amenity space, 7,000 sf of co-working space and 20,000 sf of retail space. The Company will own a 25% share of this project.

 

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Tri Citiies Building & Land

Tri Cities Building & Land is redeveloping the former Volkswagen Dealership in Downtown East Point into a creative co-working space, food truck court, and new affordable housing units in the former parking lot. Our Company will own a share of this Property.

 

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Prolific Point Apartments    
Houston

Peregrine Interests

Prolific Point Apartments is a ground up development of 8 one bedroom apartments, 8 two bedroom apartments and small retail space on the ground floor. The project is located in Southwest Houston and will serve as a catalyst to economic development in the area. Our Company will own a 25% share of this project.

 

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Why You Should Invest

An investment in the Company is a Direct Investment in each of the Properties that meet our investment criteria. The Managers of the Company hand selects investments in properties managed and operated by reputable and capable Women and Minority Developers. The Company is the first Regulation Crowdfunding Offer specifically aimed at investing in Women and Minority Developers.

 

News

Curbed Atlanta: East Point Redevelopment

April 26, 2019

Curbed Atlanta: DreamVentures raises for East Point

September 6, 2019

VPG Featured on Episode 4 of The Deed with Sydney Torres

March 20, 2017

The Advertiser: Plans for Buchanan Street Garage

January 15, 2025

Developing Lafayette: Co-Living Proposed for Downtown Lafayette

September 25, 2019

Curbed Atlanta: RYSE Proposes Creative Village

October 23, 2019

 

FAQ

The Answers You Need

 

How Do I get Started as an Investor

You can get started by going and creating an account on BuyTheBlock.com, an SEC Registered Crowdfunding Portal we use to manage investments into our Company. 

What Type of Accounts Can I Invest Through?

You can create an account individually, jointly, as an entity (Trusts, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, C Corps, S Corps, and IRAs)

What is a K-1? Will I get a k-1?

As a partner in the Company LLC that purchases a direct interest in the properties, you will receive a K-1. A K-1 is a tax form used by partnerships to provide investors with detailed information on their share of a partnership's taxableicome. Partnerships are generally not subject to federal or state income tax, but instead issue a K-1 to each investor to report his or her share of the partnership's income, gains, losses, deductions and credits. The K-1s are provided to investors on an annual basis so that each investor can include K-1 amounts on his or her tax returns.

When will I receive a K-1?

We depend on third party accountants to prepare K-1s for each Property owned by the Company. As such, we cannot gaurantee when you will receive your annual K-1. Our goal is to have them completed and mailed out by Januarty 31 of each year. In some cases, you may need to file an extension if we are unable to deliver them to investors before the annual tax filing deadline.

Accredited, Unaccredited, What's it Mean? Does it Matter?

Accredited Investor typically has a net worth of $1 million or more, not including your personal residence, or an income above $200,000 for the past three years. An entity with a net worth of $5 million or more, or all of its owners are accredited. Unaccredited Investors will fall below the above thresholds. No matter what category you fall into, you can invest up to 10% of your annual income into our Company. Ex: Your Annual Income is $50,000, you can invest up to $5,000 per year into Regulation CF Offers. 

Can I Add Funds After My First Investment?

Yes! You may continue to purchase shares in the Company until we sale the max amount of shares of $1.07 million, or until the Offer expires in July 2020.

Can I Invest if I Live in Another State? Another Country?

Yes and Yes! Investors in all 50 US States and Territories can invest. International investors may invest, please check the laws in your country for accuracy.

What are the fees? Is there a Promote/Split?

There is a 10% Company setup fee (4.5% in Portal Fees to Buy The Block and 5.5% in Marketing Expenses to DreamVentures) and annual asset management fees of 3%. The Company pays an 8% Preferred Return, meaning all of your investment is paid back with an 8% annual return. After your return is met, all income, refinancing proceeds, and sale proceeds are split, 70% goes to the investors and 30% goes to the Managers as an incentive to achieve above an 8% return. 

​Fees are higher than normal Industry Fees due to small size of the Company (It is capped at $1.07m by law) and our strict adherence to underwriting standards. Fees cover marketing, accounting, legal, and due diligence expenses incurred in normal operations. 

How Long is the Investment in the Company?

The Investment is for a Term of 10 Years. Investors should expect their money to stay in the Company for the full 10 year period. Investors should not depend on regular dividend payments. Dividend payments will only be made when there is positive cash flow from the properties the Company invests in. The Company will typically make monthly dividend payments, however, this is not a guaranteed payment. Investors are not allowed to pull their investment out prior to the end of the 10 year period. This is to ensure everyone's investment has every opportunity to grow to its full potential.

What is the Projected Return of the Investment? What is an IRR?

The Company has a projected internal rate of return of 15%. The Internal Rate of Return takes into account all of the cash flow received from the investment over time, and the value appreciation realized upon a sale or refinance. The IRR number is used to compare irregular cash flow and appreciation payments against one another for multiple investments.

What Are the Risks Involved?

There are many! Real Estate Investing is an inherently risky and capital intensive endeavor. We strive to mitigate risks every chance we get, however, we can't stop them all. Please be sure to read all of the disclosures listed in the Company's PPM documents for a full listing. Mainly, be aware that your investment in the Company is a direct equity investment in the Real Estate. Your entire investment could be lost. Do not invest if you cannot afford to risk your entire investment. 

 

Together We Build Dreams

 

SEC Filing: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1784247/000178424719000001/0001784247-19-000001-index.htm

Offering Memorandum: https://drive.google.com/a/pi314.io/file/d/1yZqj1FhD0Fl6Ky1OCdJfrDwW4aQKaBuV/view?usp=drivesdk

Financial Statement: https://drive.google.com/a/pi314.io/file/d/0B4wQeXv9eIcKNjd0RFZoTzVCUFBId3pVenh5R3NDbjMwaHcw/view?usp=drivesdk

Pitch Deck: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1O5WdeJ_vwQq7mr8Ht1ZvMPHfKqHmph9U


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