THIS IS NEITHER AN OFFER TO SELL NOR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED IN THE COTTONWOOD COMMUNITIES PROSPECTUS, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENT (THE “PROSPECTUS”). THE OFFERING IS MADE ONLY BY THE PROSPECTUS AND THIS MATERIAL MUST BE PRECEDED OR ACCOMPANIED BY THE PROSPECTUS. NEITHER THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY OTHER STATE SECURITIES REGULATOR HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THE SECURITIES OR DETERMINED IF THE PROSPECTUS IS TRUTHFUL OR COMPLETE. IN ADDITION, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK HAS NOT PASSED ON OR ENDORSED THE MERITS OF THE OFFERING. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS UNLAWFUL.
SUMMARY OF RISK FACTORS (click here to view a complete set of risk factors)
An investment in shares of our common stock involves significant risks, including (but not limited to) those described herein:
• We have no operating history. There is no assurance that we will be able to successfully achieve our investment objectives. • Our charter does not require our directors to provide our shareholders with a liquidity event by a specified date or at all. Our shares cannot be readily sold and it will be difficult for you to sell your shares. If you are able to sell your shares, you will likely sell them at a substantial discount. • There are restrictions and limitations on your ability to have all or any portion of your shares of our common stock repurchased under our share repurchase program and, if you are able to have your shares repurchased, it may be at a price that is less than the price you paid for the shares or the value of the shares at such time. • The amount of distributions we may make is uncertain. Our distributions may be paid from sources such as borrowings, offering proceeds, advances or the deferral of fees and expense reimbursements (which may constitute a return of capital). We have not established a limit on the amount of proceeds from our offering that we may use to fund distributions. Distributions from sources other than our cash flow from operations would reduce the funds available to us for investments in multifamily apartment communities and multifamily real estate-related assets, which could reduce your overall return. During the early stages of our operations, it is likely that we will use sources of funds which may constitute a return of capital to fund distributions. • Our officers and certain of our initial directors are also officers and directors of Cottonwood Residential, Inc. and its affiliates. As a result, our officers and initial directors will be subject to conflicts of interest. • We have not established the offering price on an independent basis and it bears no relationship to the value of our assets. • You will not have the opportunity to evaluate our investments prior to purchasing shares of our common stock. • Our ability to raise money and achieve our investment objectives depends on the ability of the dealer manager to successfully market our offering. If we raise substantially less than the maximum offering amount, we may not be able to invest in a diverse portfolio of assets and the value of your investment may vary more widely with the performance of certain investments. • We will pay certain fees and expenses to our advisor and its affiliates. These fees were not negotiated at arm’s length and therefore may be higher than fees payable to unaffiliated third parties. • Development projects in which we invest will be subject to potential development and construction delays which will result in increases costs and risks and may hinder our operating results and ability to make distributions. • We may incur significant debt in certain circumstances. Our use of leverage increases the risk of your investment. Loans we obtain may be collateralized by some or all of our investments, which will put those investments at risk of forfeiture if we are unable to pay our debts. Principal and interest payments on these loans reduce the amount of money that would otherwise be available for other purposes. • Volatility in the debt markets could affect our ability to obtain financing for investments or other activities related to real estate assets and the diversification or value of our portfolio, potentially reducing cash available for distribution to our shareholders or our ability to make investments. In addition, if any of the loans we obtain have variable interest rates, volatility in the debt markets could negatively impact such loans. • If we fail to continue to qualify as a REIT, it would adversely affect our operations and our ability to make distributions to our shareholders because we will be subject to United States federal income tax at regular corporate rates with no ability to deduct distributions made to our shareholders.