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Cityvest Provides Investing Confidence Through Due Diligence Reports

Posted by Alan Donenfeld October 10, 2020

New York, NY - CityVest Capital and Buttonwood Investment Services have entered into an agreement to bring greater transparency, quality and confidence to real estate private placements through due diligence reports.

With its Buttonwood Agreement, CityVest’s provides a detailed Due Diligence Report on every investment opportunity so that CityVest’s investors have greater confidence and reducing risk. Buttonwood’s Due Diligence Reports provides a verification of several critical aspects of an investment manager such as confirming that the investment manager has key man life insurance, the manager has invested a certain minimum amount in their own fund, checking SEC, FINRA and social media for adverse reports, and of course, background checks for bankruptcies, convictions, lawsuits and liens.

“We believe in ‘Trust but Verify,’” said Alan Donenfeld, CEO and Founder of CityVest. “While we are comforted that we are investing in institutional investment funds that often manage hundreds of millions of dollars and have auditors and administrators, we also want to provide our investors with a verification of the due diligence information.”

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“Buttonwood’s Due Diligence Reports provide a level of oversight and transparency that investors deserve, and we are happy to partner with CityVest to provide our expert services in background, vetting and scrutiny,” said Gwen Woodbury of Buttonwood.

CityVest continues to be an investment innovator raising the bar of online investment platforms by providing the highest level of investment quality while seeking to reduce risk. The online investment platform has broken down multiple barriers by allowing accredited individual investors with unique access to institutional real estate private equity through CityVest’s Access FundsTM. CityVest has been heralded for creating their unique feeder fund structure using Access FundsTM to pool investors together to gain access to large top performing funds. While access to these funds may have been enough, they have been able to negotiate more attractive investment terms from the underlying funds that they invest in. To stay a step ahead of everyone else given their investor friendly structure, the offerings are available through an easy and secure online platform., Alan Donenfeld,

Buttonwood Investment Services, LLC offers the highest level of due diligence in alternative investments for individual accredited investors, registered investment advisors, broker dealers and family offices. Buttonwood has over 80 combined years of experience and takes a multidisciplinary approach to investigating complex alternative investments and analyzes a wide array of investment considerations. The firm’s Chairman, Dana Woodbury, is a multi-year All Star Team Member of Due Diligence Officers voted by Investment Advisor Magazine. He graduated from Northwestern University and got his MBA from University of Chicago. He has held 8 different FINRA licenses.

CityVest is led by CEO and founder Alan Donenfeld, who is dedicated to finding the best real estate investments for individual investors. Prior to launching CityVest, Alan Donenfeld was the founder of a private equity fund, founder of a FINRA broker dealer, and worked for over a decade with large investment banking firms. He has completed several billion dollars worth of private equity, real estate and other investments throughout his 36 year career. The CityVest advisory team includes individuals who have worked at Colony Capital, Boston Properties, Bovis Lend Lease, Pine River and Cerberus. The CityVest team and their website allows you to follow the smart investment money using the new, new real estate crowdfunding platform.

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    Every CityVest investment undergoes a thorough due diligence process by our experienced underwriting team. Of the hundreds of projects reviewed each month, fewer than 1% are approved.

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      You benefit through professional investment structures, which target passive returns for our investors in a range from 10% to 25% - often with a preferred return.


      CityVest pre-screens investments for you through our underwriting and due diligence process. We partner with institutional investment funds and sponsors and we seek a preferred rate of return.


      Since real estate investments typically generate cash flow income, while common stock does not, real estate valuations tend to be less volatile and less sensitive to market risk factors.


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