I may be able to bring an LP who is willing to commit essentially more capital than we could possibly put to use with the size of our projects. I haven't yet finalized my compensation structure with the GP, and I have done some sensitivity tables of what I would earn based on potential IRR's of the project. I could obviously get basically nothing if the GP screws up with the operations, or the market turns sour, and we don't earn our promote (but would earn part of the 1% asset management fee).
But I've taken a ton of meetings, done a lot of work on the presentations, gotten some great interested parties, and the GP is unwilling to settle our end of the contract (and I think would be very dumb to not do so) right now. We are halting discussions until we can come to an agreement on our end. I think for the amount of work I'm doing, the risk I am taking by not taking cash compensation, additional risk I am taking by not being in the LP box, but rather taking a share of the GP, 25% is not unreasonable. In terms of the value I'm bringing, it's probably half the value, and in terms of the amount of work, it will probably be 15-20% as much work as the investment team does. Then again, they will be compensated outside of me for a lot of that work, acquisitions and disposition fees, development fees, etc.
What do you think?
FYI, the investment team is just two guys.