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Cash distributions and accrued income are two important concepts in the world of investing and deal-making. Understanding how these concepts work over the lifecycle of a deal or investment can help investors make better-informed decisions in order to achieve their financial goals. 

Today we’ll take a closer look at cash distributions and accrued income and how they relate to deal-making.

Cash distributions refer to the payments made to investors from the profits generated by an investment. Cash distributions can take many forms, such as dividends, interest payments, or capital gains distributions. Accrued income, on the other hand, refers to income that has been earned but not yet received. This can happen when a business has earned income but has not yet distributed it to investors.

Now let’s take a look at how cash distributions and accrued income work over the lifecycle of a deal. The lifecycle of a deal typically consists of four stages: the acquisition stage, the holding stage, the growth stage, and the exit stage. Let’s examine each stage in more detail.

Acquisition Stage

The acquisition stage is the first stage in the lifecycle of a deal. This is where the syndicator or investors acquire the asset or make an investment. At this stage, there are typically no cash distributions or accrued income, as the investment has not yet generated any profits. However, there may be expenses associated with the acquisition, such as legal fees or due diligence costs, which could reduce the amount of cash available for future distributions.

Holding Stage

The holding stage is where the investor and the syndicator hold the investment for a certain time period. During this stage, the investment may generate cash flow in the form of rental income, interest payments, or other revenue streams. If the investment generates profits, these profits may be distributed to investors in the form of cash distributions. At the same time, accrued income may begin to build up if profits are earned but not yet distributed.

Growth Stage

The growth stage is where the investment begins to grow in value. This can happen through various means, such as improvements to the asset or investment, increased revenue streams, or market appreciation. As the investment grows in value, the amount of cash available for distributions may increase. At the same time, accrued income may continue to build up if profits are not yet distributed.

Exit Stage

The exit stage is where the investor and the syndicator sell the investment or asset. At this stage, any accrued income is typically distributed to investors as part of the sale proceeds. In addition, the investor or business may also receive cash distributions from the profits generated by the sale. These distributions may take the form of capital gains, dividends, or other payments.

It’s important to note that the amount and timing of cash distributions and accrued income can vary depending on the type of investment or deal. For example, a real estate investment may generate rental income throughout the holding stage, while a private equity investment may not generate any cash flow until the exit stage.

In addition, the structure of the deal can also affect the amount and timing of cash distributions and accrued income. For example, a deal with a preferred return structure may prioritize the distribution of profits to certain investors before others. 


An understanding of cash distributions and accrued income is essential for investors  looking to make informed decisions about deals and investments. By understanding how these concepts work over the lifecycle of a deal, investors can better plan for future cash flow and maximize their returns. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just starting, the Cash Flow Champs team can help you better understand the role that real estate can play in your life.

How You Can Get in On the Action

Cash Flow Champs is a privately held investment company that focuses on acquiring and managing opportunistic and value-add multifamily real estate properties. The company specializes in repositioning well-located assets in emerging markets surrounded by positive demand drivers such as population growth and job growth.

Cash Flow Champs partners with entrepreneurs and busy working professionals interested in investing in real estate but who lack the time to navigate the process. Alongside our partners, we aim to bridge purpose and profits in a manner that allows us to improve the lives of the residents in our communities and the neighborhoods where we operate.

In the words of Robert Kiyosaki, the poor and the middle-class work for money. The rich have money to work for them. If you are an individual that wants to build and maintain generational wealth through real estate, all while making a positive impact on the lives of residents and the communities where you invest, we’d love to explore opportunities for synergies.

Schedule a brief call with us so we can get to know you better, understand your life goals, and to determine where synergies may exist.

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