18. Shojin Property Partners Shojin is the startup that’s democratising access to institutional-grade real estate investment opportunities from as little as £5,000 Henry Williams October 1, 2021 3 min read About us Startups was founded over 20 years ago by a multi-time entrepreneur. Today, our expert team of writers, researchers, and editors work to provide our 4 million readers with useful tips and information, as well as running award-winning campaigns. This article was authored by: Henry Williams Content Manager Founders: Jatin Ondhia and Sandeep PuriFounded: 2017Website: shojin.co.ukTraditionally, investing in real estate development has been beyond the reach of anyone but high-net worth individuals and family offices.But is it fair that every day investors should miss out on the “supercharged returns” of a market that’s forecasted to grow from $15bn today to $800bn in 2027, and instead have to make do with the much lower returns of standard investment funds?Well, fair or not, thanks to Shojin Property Partners, they’ll miss out no longer.Founded in 2017 by Jatin Ondhia and Sandeep Puri, Shojin is democratising access to institutional-grade development projects, giving people the opportunity to invest in real estate from as little as £5,000. And it hopes to go even further, incrementally lowering this threshold to under £100 so people from all backgrounds and professions can get involved. Shojin hopes to incrementally lower the investment threshold to under £100 so people from all backgrounds and professions can get involved. Shojin also puts its own money where its mouth is. After identifying only the most promising developments (95% are rejected) and doing due diligence, it negotiates with the developer and co-invests with its client base, with expected returns in the region of 15-25%.The business doesn’t take large upfront fees – it invests its own capital in every project and stands to lose first if a project fails. In fact, it only makes money when its clients get paid. Shojin invests its own capital in every project and stands to lose first if a project fails. In fact, it only makes money when its clients get paid But beyond greater returns for every day investors, and a deeper pool of finance for developers, what’s so great about this idea? Well, in a world where 1% of the adult population controls 45% of global wealth, yet the next 9% are restricted from the most lucrative investment opportunities, Shojin’s mission to make the property investment industry more inclusive is the first small step on the road to making these opportunities accessible for everyone. What Does Your Business Need Help With? Project Planning Creating a Website Business Loan Business Bank Account Get Started Startups.co.uk can help your business succeed At Startups.co.uk, we're here to help small UK businesses to get started, grow and succeed. As well as rounding up some of the biggest success stories in our annual Startups 100 list, we have resources to help new businesses get off the ground. Share this post facebook twitter linkedin Henry Williams Content Manager Henry has been writing for Startups.co.uk since 2015, covering everything from business finance and web builders to tax and red tape. He’s also acted as project lead on many of our industry-renowned annual indexes, including Startups 100 and Business Ideas, and created a number of the site’s popular how to guides.