Feb. 18, 2022

Canadians Raising Capitals for US Deals with Ava and August

Ava Benesocky and August Biniaz joined forces in 2019. Realizing the pain points Canadian investors were facing in both of their fields of expertise, they founded CPI Capital. CPI Capital is a Canadian-based real estate investment firm, in the business o...


Ava Benesocky and August Biniaz joined forces in 2019. Realizing the pain points Canadian investors were facing in both of their fields of expertise, they founded CPI Capital. CPI Capital is a Canadian-based real estate investment firm, in the business of discovering, acquiring, improving, and actively managing US Multifamily Rental Value-add Real Estate Assets.   In this episode, Ava and August talk about doing cross-border passive real estate investments in Canada and the US and how they make this easy through nurturing.

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What you'll learn in just 17 minutes from today's episode: 

  • Discover why areas with reduced crime rates and have consistent growth in jobs, population, income, and rent are great places to do real estate investing;
  • Understand the importance of educating interested investors before they decide to sign up for the group;
  • Find out how CPI Capital makes cross-border investments possible, all while complying with both sides’ regulations.

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Topics Covered: 

  • 01:23 – August’s real estate background and how it led to his and Ava’s partnership
  • 03:10 – Ava’s experience in doing real estate and the problem CPI Capital solves
  • 04:14 – The kind of markets CPI Capital is focusing on these days
  • 06:20 – An educational journey of looking for the problem and providing a solution for it
  • 09:26 – Talking about the process one needs to go through to be part of CPI Capital’s group of investors
  • 12:21 – Complying to the regulations of both Canada and the US; turning the Canadian fund into an accredited fund
  • 13:42 – Comparison between the accredited investor qualifications in Canada and US
  • 15:43 – The power marketing and nurturing have on gaining new investors on board
  • 17:20 – What encouraged them to start a YouTube channel and make educational contents

Key Takeaways:

“So we really went on this massive educational journey because of course, when investors are going to be trusting us with their money, we better make sure that we know the ins and outs of the business.” – Ava Benesocky  

“For our fund to be able to invest into the US fund and still comply on the Securities and Exchange Commission, the fund has to be an accredited fund. And for that fund to be an accredited fund, there are two ways: (1) every single one of the investors is accredited, or (2) the fund has over $5 million in assets. That’s how we stay compliant on both Canadian side and the US side.” – August Biniaz  

“We do a lot of marketing. We do a lot of marketing to get the word out. I speak on as many platforms as I can across Canada. People hear what I have to say. Nobody catches on the first time; there’s a seed that’s planted in their mind about this alternative investment opportunity. It’s available to them. We do a lot of nurturing when it comes to that. Never invest in a business that you don’t understand.” – Ava Benesocky

“Just like how our company started with finding a solution to a problem, our educational content also started the same way. We saw that there isn’t a cross-border platform that teaches us about raising money in Canada, raising money in the US, the difference, the cross items that exist. That’s kind of like the impetus for us to start our YouTube show and a lot of other educational content that we create. It was to solve that problem well.” – August Biniaz  

“Building wealth passively. Who doesn’t want to make money while they’re sleeping? Not a lot of people know that that’s an option. You don’t have to be an active real estate investor. You can put your money into real estate, write a check, sit back, relax, and have people like us do all the hard work for you.” – Ava Benesocky    

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