Hello all, Just joined this forum in search of an answer to some things I've been trying to figure out; hope that I might be able to find some answers here. Myself and three partners are currently exploring setting up an investment entity to capitalize on depressed real estate in the European market. Between us we have extensive experience in finance, property valuation, property management, and renovation, but for the moment I am doing most of the organizational legwork and I am lacking in knowledge regarding company structure. If I may explain, essentially our goal is this: -To establish a limited liability company (or corporation) composed of a fund for the acquisition and active management of real estate assets. -We seek to solicit investment from various international private investors (not an open market), and the total financial state of the company will largely be 85-95% outside investment (i.e. not from myself nor my three operating partners). Ideally we desire to have low buy-in requirements to broaden our accessibility to investors. -Our idea is to have a management fee for the fund management, but is this realistic? -Also, as the founding partners - and the ones that will be performing the active responsibilities of the company - how do we retain any equity to benefit from the growth of the organization? ------------------------------------------ I have been reading through the organization of a REIT, but the requirements in our country dictate a minimum 5million starting capital - while this is our goal and would be fantastic, I want to be able to operate if we still fall short of that funding. Lastly, it seems to me that perhaps a corporation selling private common stock shares would be the most appropriate? This option is doable for us, but I want to know whether we realistically have any other options. I appreciate any feedback received.