Condos | Condo Conversions

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Developers use condo conversions to convert multi-unit properties into condo units, which may be bought and sold separately and independently. Julie Alexander has completed condo conversions on duplexes, main house & ADUs,

multi-family, commercial, retail, office and industrial properties. 

"If you can get it built, we can convert it to condos."

Julie Alexander has completed over 1000 condo conversions across Texas. If you have a real property that you are considering converting into condominiums, Julie will prepare a proposal for your project at no charge. The proposal will be structured as a flat fee, so you know whether her condo services work for your project and budget. She will also be able to provide you a timeline for the conversion, which is typically 1-4 weeks for smaller projects and 1-3 months for larger projects.  

 

A condominium regime includes the following documents:

  • Condominium Declaration - This is the meat and potatoes document. It defines what a purchaser is buying when they buy a condo unit. The condo Declaration also includes a condo survey.

  • Condominium Information Statement - This document is often confused for the entirety of the condo regime documents. Instead, it is a summary of the condo documents, in a form that is more digestible for buyers. All the other documents are attached to it.

  • Condominium Owners' Association - A Texas non-profit corporation is formed to govern the condominium project. This is required for all condo regimes in Texas.

  • Bylaws of the Association - This documents sets rules for how the condo owners' association governs the condo project.

  • Community Manual & Rules and Regulations - This documents helps assure that everyone gets along. It governs how the owners use the property and the shared areas.

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LLCs | Series LLCs

Real estate investors and developers should protect their real property estate assets and holdings,

and often insurance coverage is not enough to avoid liability.

 

Julie Alexander has formed over 1000 LLCs and Series LLCs for clients located across the globe with real estate assets in Texas.

 

LLCs are a popular choice in Texas, because (when done right) they offer solid liability protection 

coupled with the ease of use and maintenance lacking in other entity choices.  

The documents we draft to form an LLC include:

  • Certificate of Formation - This is filed with the Texas Secretary of State. A common misconception is this is the only document needed to complete an LLC. No, it's just the document of public record.

  • Company Agreement - This is the meat and potatoes document of the LLC. The Company Agreement spells out who owns the LLC, how the LLC is managed, and how LLC decisions are made. It can also be a business pre-nup - what happens if a member dies or divorces? Are you now in business with his or her ex or kids?

  • Organizational Meeting - This document is the first meeting of the owners or managers of the LLC, and gets the LLC up and going.

  • SS4 & EIN - The LLC should have an IRS tax number different from the owner's social security number.

"Avoid the domino effect of a problem at one property impacting your other properties."

Series LLCs offer liability protection for real estate holdings in a more tidy org chart.

 

Sometimes they are better for a client, and sometimes traditional LLCs are better, depending on the client's assets, financing and development plans. Series LLCs may also save a client money in filing fees and legal fees. 

The documents we draft to form a Series LLC include all of the above LLC documents,

supplemented with language allowing for the series.

The documents we draft to form a series of the Series LLC include:

  • Supplement to the Company Agreement - This document amends the Company Agreement to allow the creation of a new series. A series is not a stand alone or separate legal entity, and it may only exist inside of a living LLC. If the LLC dies, all the series die.

  • Approval of the Series - The main LLC must approve the formation of the series.

  • Assumed Name Certificate - The series should file an assumed name with the Texas Secretary of State. If this is not done, it will impair the liability protection of the series structure.

Once all this paperwork is complete (although the picture on our home page is a pile of paper, our office forms paperless LLCs, which makes us popular with the trees and is also handy for our clients who live in places other than Austin), the final detail is to transfer the real property asset into the LLC, series LLC or series of the series LLC through a warranty deed. Julie also consults with clients about the risks and benefits of doing this transfer on a real property that has an existing mortgage.

If you have a real property that you would like to put into an entity like an LLC or a Series LLC, Julie will prepare a proposal for your entity structure at no charge. The proposal will be structured as a flat fee, so you know if her services work with your budget.

 

We systemize our processes to keep our fees affordable to both seasoned and beginning real estate investors.

LLCs and Series LLCs are often completed in our office

in less than a week. 

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Keynotes | Speaking | Coaching | Courses

Julie works one on one and in small groups with clients through coaching and courses.  

Contact her to discuss working together and to get more information.

Julie Alexander has given keynotes and presentations across the US to groups of real estate investors and developers. She brings a unique perspective, humor and personality to topics that typically put an audience to sleep.

Julie is available to give in person and virtual presentations on topics such as:

  • Adding the Condo Conversion to Your Developer Toolkit

  • The Wild West of Condo Conversions

  • Tales of Unlocking Equity and Missed Opportunities in the World of Condos

  • If You Can Get It Built, I Can Convert It Into Condos

  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Your Condo Conversion

  • Oh The Things You Learn in 1000 Condo Projects

Julie Alexander has presented to:

Keller Williams

Redfin

Real Estate Networking Club of Austin

Austin Infill Builders

Southern California Creative Investors

Orange County Real Estate Investment Club

Commercial Real Estate Training and Education in Las Vegas and Dallas

Dell

Applied Materials

numerous real estate brokerages &

chambers of commerce 

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