FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tulsa Real Estate Fund (TREF) was the first 100% African American owned and managed SEC Qualified Regulation A+ Tier Two real estate investing crowdfund in history. Our namesake pays homage to the prominent Black Wall Street Community of Tulsa, Oklahoma that was attacked and destroyed in 1921.

TREF was created for the revitalization and advancement of urban communities, it is an economic vehicle that enables working class and institutional investors to own shares and equity in a portfolio of real estate assets acquired or managed by the fund through strategic private equity partnerships, public and private partnerships or debt financing. We are #ThePeoplesFund.

  1. Click the [INVEST NOW] button and start to complete the form.
  2. Enter your identification information in the form.
  3. Enter payment information.
  4. Sign the electronic subscription agreement.
  5. ACH funds will be transferred from your bank and placed in escrow.

 

 

No. There is not a secondary market for TREF shares. The shares do not operate like stock securities in a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange; rather, your shares represent a partnership in a private company- the Tulsa Real Estate Fund. TREF preferred shares offer an 8% payable cumulative dividend and a 50% share in profits.

Real Estate is a long-term investment, which is why we project a hold period of approximately five to seven years.

During that time, TREF Investors are eligible for an 8% payable cumulative dividend. The dividend is paid periodically based on Fund financials but accumulates annually. Meaning if the Fund does not pay a dividend in 2020, then the 8% is added to the value of the following year’s dividend equaling a 16% payable dividend in 2021, and so on.

  • Opportunity to own shares of real estate assets (commercial, residential, mixed use, multi-family, agricultural etc. for as little as $500)
  • The ability to be an owner and partner in the first 100% African American owned and managed SEC Regulation A+ Tier Two real estate investing crowdfund in history.
  • Our platform enables you to leverage your influence to create social impact through ownership.
  • Active participation in group economics through crowdfunding.
  • Diversified risk and rewards through crowd participation and community partnerships.
  • 8% preferred return; 50% share of the profits.
  • Open to accredited and non-accredited investors.
  • Low processing fee of $25.50 flat fee per investment (not per share).

For 401k, where you are currently employed, you must request from your custodian the ability to roll your account into a self-directed IRA. Contact your Human Resources or Benefits Department for details on how to submit that request.

For self-directed IRAs that have already been rolled over from an existing 401k – Yes, you may invest or roll those funds over into your TREF investment account. Please email us at [email protected] for more details on this process using the subject line: 401K rollover.   

Yes, with a minimum investment of $25,000. Please call Investor Relations at 1-844-73-TULSA or email us at [email protected] using the subject line: International Investor.

The fund is not currently traded and shares are only offered directly by the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, not through brokers or market makers. As such, the fund also does not have a ticker symbol.

 

The answer is no. We accept ACH transfers for all domestic investments. We accept Money Wire for all international investments.

Yes, institutional investors may open and fund their account with a minimum investment of $25,000 by contacting our TREF Investor Relations team at 1-844-73-TULSA or by email at [email protected] using the Subject line: “Entity” Institutional Investor.

Yes! You may give us a call at 1-844-73-TULSA or send us an email to [email protected] to inquire about your account status and or submit general questions.

Computershare is Tulsa Real Estate Fund’s transfer agent and record keeper. Computershare is a global leader in financial and corporate governance services. Computershare serves some of largest companies in the world including Exxon, Intel and American Express. Find out more by visiting their website at Computershare.com.

Your Computershare portal will house your shares, provide share balance information, tax forms and other pertinent account information as well as provide admin functions such as the ability to transfer ownership or name beneficiaries.

Once your application has cleared and your investment account is funded, we will email you confirmation along with your certificate of ownership. See a sample of the certificate of ownership.

Yes, thanks to the Jobs Act. In 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, into law. This law is intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing many of the country’s securities regulations

Please contact Investor Relations at 1- 844-73-TULSA or by email at [email protected] using the subject line: Self Accreditation. 

An investor portal and back office reporting through our website that tracks all investment(s) and the return(s).

As with all investments there is level of risk to be weighed against the potential return to consider when purchasing shares of any kind. However, TREF investors receive an 8% preferred return before the 50/50 profit split between the fund and its Managers.

 

We do not currently offer a dividend reinvestment plan, but are reviewing our post lock-up period processes to include this feature for our shareholders in the future.

  • Number of Shares: 1,000,000
  • Price per share: $50
  • Minimum Investment: $500 or 10 Shares
  • Financial Reporting: Periodic
  • Net Asset Value Calculation: Annual
  • Preferred Returns: 8.0%
  • Fund Fees:  5.5% taken out of initial raise, before 8.0% preferred returns.
  • Profit sharing:  50% of the amount above 8.0% preferred return.
  • Broker Dealer: No
  • Management Company Structure:  LLC

The TREF acquisitions team that consists of industry professionals with over 100+ years of combined experience in analyzing real estate deals, underwriting, accounting and legal will select real estate opportunities on behalf of the fund.

TREF’s current and immediate investing interests are in real estate assets investors and businesses that are anchored by real estate.

Yes, you may submit a potential deal by visiting www.tulsarealestatefund.com, navigating through the menu and selecting Submit a Deal. You will be asked to provide your name, email, phone number, and an overview of the potential project for review.

TREF will invest in real estate projects that are either: impactful to the community, deliver a moderate return to investors, or revitalizes our target communities. Specific projects could include, but are not limited to: single family, multifamily, agriculture, commercial, industrial projects, and businesses anchored by real estate.

We are an Atlanta-based company and will have focused efforts at the onset in the Atlanta, GA area, however TREF is dedicated to deploying capital to markets nationally including the following six additional cities of focus and beyond:

Detroit, MI

Baltimore, MD

Chicago, IL

Newark, NJ

Oakland, CA

New Orleans, LA

All properties and TREF projects will be held in a special purpose entity, which would be owned by Tulsa Real Estate Fund, LLC.

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. In a word, crowdfunding makes use of the easy accessibility of vast networks of friends, family, and colleagues through social media to get the word out about new business opportunities and attract investors. Crowdfunding has the potential to increase entrepreneurship by expanding the pool of investors from whom funds can be raised, beyond the traditional circle of owners, relatives, and venture capitalists.

In 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, into law. This law is intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing many of the country’s securities regulations.

In the past, real estate development was only available for investment through private equity in the development company or through real estate investment trusts (REITs) and was not feasible as a direct investment for most individuals. This is because each real estate development venture is a finite project, and registering each product as a security, even under Regulation D filings, is inefficient. Furthermore, real estate developers were not allowed to actively market or solicit investments for their projects due to restrictions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

As the concept of crowdfunding grew, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 modified certain rules under Regulation D that opened the door for more direct marketing and solicitation to non-accredited investors. Now, real estate developers can rely on Tulsa Real Estate Fund to solicit investments from both accredited* and non-accredited investors who are eager to make an investment in this market.

Currently, there is not an app available. Log into the TREF user portal to view your private profile and investment details at any time from your desktop or mobile device.

Although the management group (Tulsa Founders LLC) is 100% African American own, will focus many of its investment efforts on revitalizing urban communities, curbing  gentrification, and rebuilding a 21st Century Black Wall Street, we open our fund’s doors to all ethnicities and nationalities. We are proud to be inclusive in rebuilding our communities and allowing everyone an opportunity to invest with us and do their share of social good through collaborative economic investments.

The minimum age to open an investment account is 18 years old.  As a parent or legal guardian, you may open an investment account in your own name designating a minor child as the beneficiary of your TREF shares. Please send us an email at [email protected] using the subject line: Beneficiary Account to inquire about setting up a beneficiary investment profile.

This will result in an ACH return fee of only $5 that would be charged against your investment account.

 

This will most likely this will result in an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) exception, which means that we will need additional information in order for you to complete your investment. A fee of $8 will be charged against your investment account.

We are seeking to foster a risk-free fund that is safe for all parties. Unfortunately, we will not be able to partner with you if you fail any of our AML/KYC Checks.

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*Definition Key
 
* IPO – Initial Public Offering– is when a private company or corporation raises investment capital by offering its stock to the public for the first time.
* Lock – Up Period– A lock-up period is a predetermined amount of time following an initial public offering (IPO) where shareholders and investors are restricted from selling their shares.
* Preferred Return – contractual entitlement to distributions of profit (from net cash flow) until a threshold rate of return has been met (8%), before profit distributions are made to any other subordinate stakeholders in the project
* Accredited investor – According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to qualify as an accredited investor, you must have a net worth that exceeds $1 million, either alone or with a spouse.
* Non- Accredited investor– A nonaccredited investor is any investor who does not meet the income or net worth requirements set out by SEC.
* AMLAnti money laundering (AML) refers to a set of procedures, laws, and regulations designed to stop the practice of generating income through illegal actions. Though anti money laundering laws cover a relatively limited number of transactions and criminal behaviors, their implications are far-reaching.
* KYC – Know Your Client (KYC) is a process by which funds obtain information about the identity and address of the customers.
* Bad-Actor – An individual that has been convicted, within the last ten years before such sale (or five years, in the case of issuers, their predecessors and affiliated issuers), of any felony or misdemeanor or is subject to an order, judgment or decree of any court:

(A) In connection with the purchase or sale of any security
(B) Involving the making of any false filing with the Commission
(C) Arising out of the conduct of the business of an underwriter, broker, dealer, municipal securities dealer, investment adviser or paid solicitor of purchasers of securities

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