Secured Real Estate $50M Fund Update

We are excited to provide an update on the past few months of work here at GCA.  Click on the image below to watch a video with all of the details.


Key Advantages for Investors

In the next few days, GCA Capital Partners and Good Steward Capital Management will file the required documentation for a public offering of their new fund, Secured Real Estate Income Fund II, LLC, under the SEC’s new Regulation A+.

By adopting the landmark regulation A+ rules that came into effect in June 2015 under the JOBS Act, GCA’s Secured Real Estate Income Fund II will offer a number of key advantages to investors and potential borrowers alike.

Benefits to Investors

Investors in the Fund, who will not be restricted to so-called “accredited investors”, can benefit from the passive income generated by a targeted 8% preferred annual return paid monthly, a share of the fund’s profits paid quarterly, and the peace of mind that comes from the knowledge that the fund will be managed by investment professionals who will secure investors’ capital by liens or mortgages on physical real estate. Borrowers will benefit from the larger capital base and efficiencies that the Fund will bring to our lending team.

Rationale for the Fund Approach

The purpose behind GCA’s Secured Real Estate Income Fund II is to provide near-equivalent yields to passive investors whilst maintaining the security of a mortgage or lien in the underlying physical real estate. The Fund has a targeted 8% preferred return.

For investors in the Fund there is little or no “concentration risk”, no time spent stressing over losing their principle from a single bad loan.

By adopting the landmark regulation A+ rules that came into effect in June 2015 under the JOBS Act, GCA’s Secured Real Estate Income Fund II will be available to all potential investors in the USA, and will not be restricted to so-called “accredited investors”.

To be considered an accredited investor, an individual must have earned more than $200,000 (or $300,000 in combination with a spouse) in each of the previous two years and, according to the SEC, “reasonably expects the same for the current year.”

Accredited status may also be determined by an individual’s net worth, which must exceed $1 million.

Accredited investors typically have access to the most potentially lucrative investment opportunities in the nation, however according to the 2016 white paper “The Renaissance of the Retail Investor,” Dara Albright, James A. Jones, and Kim Wales note that “only a paltry 2.8% of all U.S. households are presently considered accredited”. In other words, more than 97% of American households cannot access the same investment opportunities as the 2.8%.

We anticipate that all of the stock sold in the Regulation A+ Secured Real Estate Income Fund II will be freely tradeable and the Fund will become a fully-reporting Regulation A+ company. Our objective is to enable stock in the Fund to be tradeable on the OTCQB once the offering is complete.

By adopting the new Regulation A+ rules for its Secured Real Estate Income Fund II, GCA and Good Steward Capital Management will help bridge the chasm between accredited and non-accredited investors and we will play an important role in the democratization of post JOBS Act investing. Our new Fund will enable non-accredited investors to access previously unavailable secured investment opportunities backed by mortgages and liens on physical real estate. With a targeted 8% preferred return (plus a quarterly profit share), the potential returns can be significantly greater than conventional stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

For a typical money partner wanting passive income, the Fund can provide similar returns to what they can expect in a single loan, but without the risks associated with asset class concentration and under-diversification, and without the multiple sources of stress associated with an investment in a single loan.

If you are a potential investor or borrower and are interested in finding out more about the Secured Real Estate Income Fund II, please contact Tom Braegelmann or Chuck Tralka.

Please note: Secured Real Estate Income Fund II, LLC must first register and qualify a Regulation A+ offering with the SEC. Prior to doing so, Secured Real Estate Income Fund II, LLC is testing the waters to gauge market demand from potential investors. No money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response to any solicitation, it will not be accepted. No sales of the securities will be made or commitment to purchase accepted until qualification of the offering statement by the Securities and Exchange Commission and approval of any other required government or regulatory agency. An indication of interest made by a prospective investor is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. No offer of securities will be made without a registration statement.



GCA Equipoise Consistently Delivers Double Digit Returns Since 2012.



  • 11.7% Annualized Net Return to Fund Investors for Q1, 2016
  • Sixteenth Consecutive Quarter of Double-Digit Performance
  • 12.1% Annualized Net Return Since Fund Inception

CAMPBELL, Calif. – MAY 22, 2016 GCA Equity Partners, LLC, today announced that its GCA California Real Estate Fund, LLC provided investors with a net annualized return of 11.7% for the first quarter ended March 30, 2016.   This quarter marks the sixteenth consecutive period of double-digit performance and has enabled the fund to continue to meet the managers’ goal of consistent 10% to 15% net annualized returns.  Since inception, the fund has delivered a 12.1% net annualized return.

The Fund finances real estate improvement projects with strong short-term (typically one year or less) appreciation potential.   The appreciation can come through remodeling, new construction, or land development.  The fund earns income from interest on secured loans and which typically also have a profit sharing component.  Together the regular interest and profit sharing (known as “contingent interest”) enable the fund to target higher returns than those typically achieved by conventional mortgage pools.

“Very few income-producing investments deliver this level of return to their investors,” said Tom Braegelmann, CEO of GCA Equity Partners.  “Our goal is to continue to deliver low double digit returns through a secured and diversified portfolio of loans.”