Ernst Capital partners with local and regional real estate developers by managing their capital raising efforts, performing due diligence and administering private equity funds so that they can focus on their core business of developing and managing great projects. We are highly selective in our partnering relationships and are interested in fostering long-term relationships with the region’s top developers.

We also provide capital to non-real estate opportunities on a limited basis.


Deal Structuring

we help structure the terms and capital structure for prospective offerings

Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) Offering Materials

we help with preparing a PPM and supporting materials associated with an offering

Due Diligence

we perform due diligence for prospective offerings

Private Fund Placement

we raise private capital through our broker-dealer affiliate, Ernst Capital Securities, LLC.



We offer a number services to help real estate owners manage their properties and investment partnerships effectively. Like other types of investments, real estate assets need to be managed with the goal of maximizing investment return. See a list of the properties we help manage at Our Portfolio.

Services we offer include:

  • Portfolio Management – We help owners understand and evaluate the performance and risks of their portfolio of real estate assets
  • Investment Partnership Administration – We offer a call center for owner questions and issues resolution, account maintenance, investor statements, distribution monitoring, operating agreement and other contract adherence
  • Scenario Analysis – We help owners evaluate “what-if situations” and options concerning their assets
  • Due Diligence – We help property owners manage the due diligence process for acquisitions and dispositions
  • Property Tax Appeals – We provide analysis of comparative properties and make appeals to local, county and other appeals boards on your behalf
  • Market and Informational Updates – We track market news, occupancy rates, cap rates and supply/demand trends



We have several funds that actively seek multi-family, office and retail properties to purchase in the following markets:

• Sioux Falls, SD
• Des Moines, IA
• Sioux City, IA
• Rapid City, SD
• Omaha, NE
• Lincoln, NE
• Rochester, MN

Please contact Nick Gates to present real estate offering packages.



Investors with existing real estate holdings that they are looking to sell may want to consider a 1031 Exchange as a means for deferring taxes. We help investors identify income producing properties or new developments and assist all the way through the 1031 Exchange process. We have led several investors through 1031 Exchange transactions, and we handle the ongoing management of real estate assets so investors don’t have to.

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