We find, analyze and buy the properties that have the best investment potential for investors. I too, generally invest in each and every one of my deals. I would never bring an opportunity to investors I wouldn't invest in as well. My company, Blue Lake Capital, manages the investment throughout the entire life cycle, from purchase to sell. We sign on the loan and manage the property. We take care of everything for our investors, so they don't have to.
Once we've had the opportunity to speak with each other, asses if our investment criteria match, and we confirm you are a qualified investor, you can partner with me on my deals.* Your investment means you own a percentage of the property directly. This is not a stock or REIT - you are a passive partner in the deal. I work directly with accredited investors only. Generally, you receive monthly disbursements from the profits collected through rents and operations for the life of the deal.
Once the agreed upon holding period is complete, or when markets are at a desirable time to sell, generally the investment is sold and the bulk profit is divided and distributed to each investor in the deal.* This is the 2nd biggest advantage to multifamily investing, aside of the monthly disbursements.