BLUEPRINT SHAREHOLDERS

Blueprint Capital REIT, Inc. is organized as an externally-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). We are a stock corporation owned by a diverse shareholder base that aligns the interests of management, investors and customers.

Our shareholder groups include:

builder customers

To obtain financing, Blueprint requires builders to be shareholders and pledge their stock to obtain a loan. Having “skin in the game” reduces lending risk.


individual investors

Blueprint enables individual investors to participate in the Seattle real estate market and earn monthly dividends.


builder sponsors

Blueprint allows non-builder shareholders to pledge their stock for an individual builder to obtain a loan. In turn, Sponsers can increase their returns through profit sharing agreements.


management and employees

Management and employees have a significant stake in Blueprint.

shareholder FAQs

Q:What is the current stock price?
A:Blueprint Capital REIT, Inc.’s stock price is $10.00 per share.
Q:Is Blueprint publicly traded?
A:No, the company is currently private and not publicly traded.
Q:What is your dividend policy?
A:Blueprint distributes substantially all of its taxable income each year through regular, monthly dividends and a year-end special dividend. In 2016, the dividend yield on Blueprint’s common stock was 9.5%.
Q:Who is your transfer agent?
A:Blueprint’s stock transfer agent is Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the fourth largest transfer agent in the United States.
Q:Who is your auditor?
A:Blueprint’s financial statements are audited each year by RSM US, LLP (Formerly RSM McGladrey LLP), the fifth largest accounting, tax and consulting firm in the United States.
Q:Who is your primary legal firm?
A:For all REIT and tax matters, Blueprint is represented by Goodwin Procter LLP, a Global 50 law firm and one of the leading law firms serving public and private REITs.

REIT FAQs

Q:What is a REIT?
A:A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a corporation electing to be taxed as a REIT for federal income tax purposes. REITs own, operate and finance real estate.
Q:Why were REITs created?
A:REITs were created by Congress in 1960 with the goal of giving individual investors greater access to income producing real estate assets.
Q:What are the tax advantages of a REIT?
A:There are substantial tax benefits for REITs. Corporations that qualify as a REIT are able to deduct dividends from taxable income, usually resulting in zero taxation at the corporate level. Taxes are paid by shareholders on any dividends or capital gains they receive.
Q:Can any company qualify as a REIT?
A:No. Only established companies with a large and diverse shareholder base that distribute substantially all of their income to shareholders can qualify to be a REIT. Additionally, REITs must be managed by a board of directors or trustees elected by the shareholders and must comply with strict IRS rules regarding the nature of their assets and income.
Q:Do REITs issue K-1s for tax purposes?
A:No. REITs that are organized as stock corporations issue a Form-1099 to shareholders which is much simpler for individual tax preparation.
Q:Are IRAs eligible to invest in REITs?
A:Yes. IRAs and other tax exempt entities may invest in REITs and, unlike some LLC and partnership distributions, REIT dividends do not trigger UBIT (unrelated business income tax).
Q:What are other REIT advantages?
A:REITs provide greater access to real estate investing along with tax efficiency. REITs distribute substantially all of their income providing regular dividends along with the potential for capital appreciation.