WHO WE ARE
We are a real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Fargo, ND.
To provide low-risk and income-producing real estate investment opportunities to investors.
To be the most reliable, well-managed, and transparent REIT in the United States.
THE COMPANY STRUCTURE FOR STERLING MULTIFAMILY TRUST
STERLING MULTIFAMILY TRUST
Sterling Multifamily Trust was formed to invest in a portfolio of multifamily (apartment) properties. The Trust elected to be taxed as a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) under Sections 856-860 of the Internal Revenue Code.
From 2002 to 2010, the Trust operated as a private non-listed REIT. However, in 2011, the Trust registered with the SEC and became a public non-listed REIT. As a public REIT, Sterling Multifamily Trust is required to make regular SEC disclosures including quarterly (10-Q) and annual (10-K) reports. These government required, GAAP compliant, financial disclosures provide investors transparency into Sterling’s operation and performance. The Trust’s annual financial statements are audited by an independent public accounting firm.
STERLING MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES, LLLP
Sterling Multifamily Trust is an Umbrella Partnership Real Estate Investment Trust, and holds all of its properties in a separate partnership, Sterling Multifamily Properties, LLLP (“Sterling Multifamily Properties”). The Trust controls Sterling Multifamily Properties and acts as its general partner. The Trust uses Sterling Multifamily Properties to acquire properties, including through the exchange of limited partnership units for properties.
STERLING MANAGEMENT, LLC
Sterling Multifamily Trust operates under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the members of which are accountable to the Trust and its shareholders as fiduciaries. However, the Trust has no paid employees and therefore retains a management company to manage Sterling Multifamily Trust’s, and Sterling Multifamily Properties, LLLP’s day-to-day affairs. Since inception, the Trust has relied upon Sterling Management, LLC as its external management company. Sterling Management’s CEO, President, CIO and CFO serve concurrently as the Trust’s executive officers.
We develop and maintain relationships based on trust, cooperation, collaboration, and open communication with investors, state and federal agencies, brokers, and our many service providers. Any opposing viewpoints are expressed with high regards.
We achieve excellence by constantly improving our business and practices. Our work environment supports learning, innovation, and change, which are essential to meet high-quality standards.
Integrity is the foundation of our credibility. We set high standards for our work and follow the highest ethical and professional standards.
To best serve our investors, we provide accurate, complete, and traditional information. We produce reports that are objective, useful, clear, and candid.
We are continually committed to our investors. We work to build stronger trust for future generations, and we make decisions with an owner mentality at all times.