SOURCE: Fairway America

Fairway America

June 02, 2015 14:34 ET

Fairway America Fund VII, LP Commits $2M Toward Pathfinder Partners, LLC's Latest $100M Opportunity Fund V; Pathfinder Joins Fairway's Small Balance Real Estate Investment Summit and Lists New Fund on Crowdfunding Marketplace SBREfunds.com

Fund V Is Pathfinder's Largest To-Date; Pathfinder to Present at Fairway's Small Balance Real Estate Investment Summit in Dallas on October 15-16

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2015) - Fairway America (http://fairwayamerica.com/), the nation's leading authority on small balance real estate ("SBRE") pooled investment funds, today announced a $2 million commitment from Fairway America Fund VII, LP to Pathfinder Partners Opportunity Fund V, L.P. ("Fund V" or "V"), managed by San Diego-based Pathfinder Partners, LLC (http://www.pathfinderfunds.com). Fairway is also announcing Pathfinder's parallel fund, Pathfinder Fund V-A ("Fund V-A" or "V-A"), has now been listed on Fairway's SBREFunds.com, (http://sbrefunds.com), a crowdfunding marketplace focusing exclusively on quality products and information in the pooled real estate asset-based investment space. Pathfinder's Fund V and V-A have a combined raise goal of $100 million to $150 million and will co-invest with one another in deals originated by Pathfinder Partners.

Pathfinder Fund V and V-A will acquire value-add, opportunistic and financially distressed real estate in mid-tier cities throughout the West -- San Diego, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, and Portland among others. The Funds will focus primarily on residential properties -- both "for sale" and "for lease," as well as selected entitled residential land opportunities -- and secondarily on select commercial properties. Fund V is structured to attract institutional capital with higher profit splits and lower fees, while Fund V-A is geared toward high net-worth investors and requires smaller minimums. The Funds will be managed by Pathfinder's team of SBRE industry pros led by Senior Managing Directors and Co-Founders Mitch Siegler and Lorne Polger, who have been experts in investing and advising on real estate and corporate finance transactions since the mid-1980s.

"We've been investing in real estate transactions for many years, but were previously unable to publicly open up these pooled investment opportunities to accredited investors via crowdfunding platforms," said Siegler. "The JOBS Act changed that and we think SBREfunds.com is a great way for us to take advantage of it. Fairway's initial contribution and continued support demonstrates their commitment to our Fund as well as their overall mission to help bring greater awareness and capital to quality operators in the SBRE fund space."

Fairway America is building the world's leading community of SBRE fund managers through their SBREfunds.com platform by providing accredited investors with a private and secure environment to network with one another and obtain access to resources educating them about small balance real estate. Investors can anonymously review and select investment opportunities presented by fund managers inside the marketplace and contact the managers themselves if and when they prefer. Listing Fund V-A on SBREfunds.com will give Pathfinder an opportunity to increase exposure to prospective investors and help raise capital more efficiently, while providing investors with a secure means of accessing investment opportunities with attractive return targets, as well as receiving education and advice from peers.

"As the only investment portal exclusively offering access to blind pooled funds, we've carved a lane in the crowd investment space that no one else is in," said Matt Burk, CEO of Fairway America. "We're now approaching just under $2 billion in total offerings for the funds listed on our portal with over $118 million in assets under management across these funds."

Founded in 2006, Pathfinder Partners, LLC, is a value investor that applies an opportunistic and value-add approach to real estate investments, which it can then transform through additional capital infusions, institutional level management and property re-positioning. Following a successful run at Fairway's Small Balance Real Estate Investment Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona, Pathfinder opted to list their V-A Fund on the SBREfunds.com to create maximum exposure to accredited investors looking for opportunities in SBRE pooled investment funds. Pathfinder will also be presenting at Fairway's Small Balance Real Estate Investment Summit at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas on October 15-16, 2015. The invitation-only event is open to fund managers and accredited investors interested in the SBRE pooled investment fund space.

"In an industry where the SBRE space is highly misunderstood, Fairway's SBRE Investment Summit is a great place to join together, share strategies and glean insight from some of the world's top SBRE fund managers and investors," said Siegler. "We had a great experience attending and presenting at the Scottsdale Summit in April and we can't wait to return to the Summit in Dallas later this year."

For more information about Fairway America, please visit: http://fairwayamerica.com
For more information about SBRE Funds, please visit: http://sbrefunds.com
For more information about Fairway's Small Balance Real Estate Summit, please visit: http://sbrefunds.com/Dallas2015/

About Fairway America
Fairway America, LLC is a longtime real estate lender, fund manager and real estate finance advisory firm providing strategic business planning services nationwide to SBRE entrepreneurs and independent registered investment advisors around the structure, architecture, and administration of proprietary 506 Regulation D pooled investment funds. Fairway's related entities manage two proprietary funds, Fairway America Fund VI, LLC, and Fairway America Fund VII L.P., each focused on the SBRE space with different asset allocations and investment features. Both funds consider investments nationwide.

About SBREFunds.com
SBREfunds.com is an online portal that exclusively lists small balance real estate pooled investment fund opportunities. Created by Fairway America, SBREfunds.com provides entrepreneurs and investors with education and connectivity to better capitalize and grow an SBRE enterprise. From connecting investors to strategic capital raising plans to organizing live events, SBREfunds.com is the definitive resource for SBRE entrepreneurs and accredited investors seeking to successfully work with one another for mutual benefit and growth.

Neither Fairway America nor SBREFunds is a registered broker-dealer nor an investment advisor. None of the Fairway companies perform any activities of a broker or investment adviser, including but not limited to, soliciting investors, providing investment advice, negotiating securities transactions or the terms, conditions or provisions of any offering, or recommending the purchase of securities. This press release does not constitute an offer or solicitation to sell securities in any of the companies mentioned, any funds presenting at SBRE Summit events, or any related or associated companies. Investors must not rely on information provided in this press release for investment decisions.

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