Everyone is aware that property is still, and will continue to be, one of the best investments you can make.

But everyone is also aware that it can take a lot of hard work, time, commitment and energy to build and manage your own property portfolio or run your own development.

So what about people who want to enjoy the benefits and returns from property investing but don’t want to invest the time and effort?

The key is to surround yourself with those who do and make use of the wealth of experts, contacts and partners out there.
There are plenty of management companies willing to look after your portfolio and developers who need finance and joint venture partners.

The benefits are clear.

While your profits may not be as large, you can make good money from property while maintaining a career or developing other revenue streams.

It diversifies your investment portfolio and provides you with multiple revenue streams – one that works while you are asleep – Warren Buffet would approve!

Also by working with trusted developers you can be sure that you won’t fall foul of mistakes that amateur developers and investors make.

So here are some of the ways you can get involved with property investing from your armchair:-

Packaged Property Deals

This is the perfect place for the armchair investor to make a good return from his capital with zero effort.

These are deals that come ready with tenants in place and a management firm looking after it all for you.

No need to search for your property, find the tenants, or deal with all the issues that being a landlord usually comes with.

With ready packaged deals you can choose your property, buy and start making money off the bat.

At M3 Commercial Finance we can source below market value packaged deals too so you can consider purchasing them with 100% finance – great if you don’t have any capital to get started.


Crowdfunding is a way to make a modest return on your capital without owning the property outright.

They are countless crowdfunding options out there and they are perfect for people who don’t have a large amount of money to invest.

Here you are investing from as a little as £1,000 to £5,000 as part of a crowd to finance building developments and then getting an agreed return after a certain period of time.

You may have to commit to the project you choose for a certain amount of time, but everything is fully managed and you put your money in and wait for your return.

Simple as that.

Profit Share / Joint Ventures

If you have capital and want to get a decent return on your money but have zero interest or knowledge in how to run a property development then joint venture or profit share opportunities are perfect for you.

There are developers and land owners who require finance to get their projects built and are happy to share their profits with silent investors.

They do all the leg work and often the projects are at a stage where they are ready to start developing the site.

Your return here can be much higher than with crowdfunding.

Again you will need to commit to the project for a certain length of time.

When investing in profit share or joint venture property developments ensure you are working with a trusted developer with a strong track record of successfully completing projects.

At M3 Commercial Finance we can offer up to 200% ROI on our profit share projects.

Your risk is also managed because when you invest you are given shares of the company which owns the land, with first charge from the lender and your investments will be the second charge.

The projected returns are based on professional opinions and assessments and build costs are on a JCT contract, which means if the developer runs over budget then they would bare the cost and not the investors.


If you would like any help sourcing finance to fund a property project, drop us a line for an informal chat on 0161 913 2780 or email us here

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