Smart Crowd Knowledge Hub

HOW SMART CROWD WORKS

Thanks to our digital platform, once registered, investing in real estate is as easy as booking a flight online. We provide a broad range of information including property details, investment case, estimated returns, potential risk and ownership/management structure to help guide your investment decision

Register

Its free and easy with a step by step guide to ensure all regulatory requirements are fulfilled

Browse

Not handpicked investment opportunities from around the UAE helping you diversify your investments across multiple properties

Invest

Invest as low as AED 5,000 to start building your real estate portfolio

Earn

Receive rental income and monitor your investment & portfolio through a state of the art digital dashboard

Exit

Receive your capital along with your share of capital gain, if any, when you exit your investment

Smart Crowd’s Fee

We charge a structuring fee of 4% (1.5% & 2.5%) of the property value that is split to ensure your money is maximized to generate returns. At the time of investment, we charge 1.5% to help cover the cost of establishing the investment vehicle and manage all the paperwork required to complete the transaction. This fee does not include other transaction costs such as the Land Department fees of 4%, brokerage costs if any, adjustments of service charges etc . Depending on the investment opportunity we might need to incur brokerage fees.

At the time of the exit we charge the remaining 2.5% of the greater off the purchase value or the market value of the property at the time of exit.

We have split part of our fees for two reasons. Firstly, we want to ensure your money is being maximized to generate returns and secondly, we want to give investors’ confidence that Smart Crowd will work hard to ensure here is an exit at the end of the term to return investors capital as part of our fees are dependent on it. The second point is to ensure we align our interest with the investors.

In addition to this we charge an annual fee of 10% of the rent. This fee includes the following services:

  • Maintenance of the investment vehicle in the DIFC.
  • Screening available investment opportunities.
  • Negotiating the deal with the seller.
  • Paper work related to completing the transaction and registering with the land department.
  • Management fee of the facility/property manager which includes*:
    • Advertising vacant properties.
    • letting and managing the property.
    • collecting rents.
    • managing tenants.
    • Maintenance & repairs.
  • Monitoring and administering the facility management team to ensure they are maximizing the return on your investments.
  • Reporting on your investments made available through your personalize dashboard.
  • Hiring property appraisers and
  • Arranging an exit

For Clarity our fees are the following:

      Structuring fee 4% of asset value (1.5% at the time of investment & 2.5% at the time of exit)
      10% of annual rent

Smart Crowd provides a hassle-free investment property experience by ensuring you have qualified options that have passed a physical and financial analysis. All paperwork and legal structures are in place for investors who can rely on Smart Crowd to work with registered brokers, RERA, developers and trustee offices to close transactions.

*Please note these services are provided by a third party facility/property manager and not Smart Crowd Limited