Commercial & Multifamily Property

Investing in Commercial & Multifamily Real Estate

Commercial property encompasses strip malls, restaurants, retail and office space as well as multifamily properties like condos and townhouses. Income comes from rent payments, dividends from an investment partnership, or proceeds from the sale of the property.

Your self-directed IRA can invest on its own or partner funds with yours, another IRA, or a person. Your IRA can also invest inside an LLC or LP where a percentage of the property is purchased and income and expenses are paid based on that percentage of ownership.


This short video explains how your IRA can earn passive income on investment syndications for commercial and multifamily property. Pooled partnerships like this enable your IRA to invest to achieve the potential for consistent cash flow and long-term profits.

Exterior street view of modern four-story multifamily apartment complex in an urban residential neighborhood.

Tips for Investing in Commercial and Multifamily Property with an IRA

  • Hiring a property manager makes it easy to oversee multiple units, receive rent, pay expenses, and screen tenants.
  • Make sure your IRA retains enough funds after purchase to cover expenses of the asset.
  • Perform due diligence by researching property history and verifying the people you’re working with to invest are on the up-and-up.
  • You and disqualified persons are unable to rent or vacation in the property.

How to Invest in Real Estate Syndications with an IRA

Your self-directed IRA or solo 401(k) can invest other assets besides tangible property. Passive investments like real estate syndications and multifamily syndications can also help you build tax sheltered wealth for retirement. This short video explains how you can get started in five simple steps.

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