About | South Bend 7 Private Real Estate Equity Fund
Our target properties are a combination of single family and multifamily residence. By design, our model seeks to provide investment appreciation while allowing for potentially consistent cashflow. We provide stable, quality housing and exceptional asset management
Single Family Residence, Consistent, Cashflow, Management, Asset management, Appreciation
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About South Bend 7

South Bend 7 strategies range from core value-added acquisitions to lending and note purchasing. South Bend 7’s focus is to maximize investor returns by purchasing properties at a steep discount. The return on investment is directly correlated to the property purchase versus the rental rate. We provide stable, quality housing and exceptional asset management. We strive to better the communities we operate in by developing and delivering solutions in real estate that meet client specific investment requirements.

Target Properties

Our target properties are a combination of single family and multifamily residence. In order for them to be eligible for purchase, they must meet our proprietary asset selection model. By design, our model seeks to provide investment appreciation while allowing for potentially consistent cashflow. With a focus on properties that require limited repairs, and maintenance, we keep acquisition costs and vacancy rates to a minimum.

Holding Period

Based on our proprietary asset selection mode, our average holding period for any  one property is expected to be 5 to 7 years. This time frame allows the fund to mitigate cash flow variance while seeking capital appreciation in an attempt to keep turnover moderately low. Capitalizing on market cycles, we are able to buy properties on the low and sell on the high.

Type of Offering

We started with a SEC filed Regulation D 504 offering. Our original offering has been closed as of 1/20/2018 due to raising the maximum allowed by current rules and regulations. By 2/15/2018 we will be opening a Regulation D 506c offering for $10,000,000. If you are interested in learning more, contact us.

Market Conditions

Indiana real estate has benefited from some of the country’s highest appreciation rates. No more than 6 months ago, Indiana real estate had the sharpest increase in home values at 26.8 percent in some town. Only a handful of other states were even close.

Use of Proceeds

We purchase single-family properties at an average cost between $10,000 – $30,000 each with a retail value typically of $60,000 to $150,000. Closing costs are estimated to equal between 6% and 8% of the sales price, which a portion may be paid for by the seller. Not every property will require repairs but, in some instances, we may be pursuing “as is” properties that require light rehab repairs or construction before they can be leased to tenants.

Who We Are

Leo Hefner


Leo became a real-estate agent in 2011 and then a mortgage loan officer in 2013 and at the same time became interested in private lending.  In 2015, Leo and his partner Geoff, founded South Bend 7, a private equity real-estate fund. The goal was to find great deals on cash flowing properties, pay cash for them using no leverage and create residual income.  Like a great chess match, Leo enjoys the thrill and strategy of finding properties that fit the investment criteria set by the fund as well as tracking economic trends in both the local and global markets. He spends much of his time traveling, looking at properties around the country and attending high-end networking events in California. Leo also sits on the board of advisors for 4020 Coin Cryptocurrency and works with. MineDawg, a cryptocurrency mining and blockchain technology company offering consultation and analysis.

Geoff Southworth


Geoff Southworth is a California Native and has resided in the Antelope Valley for the past 27 years. He has been married to his wife Ashley for 7 years. His biggest accomplishment in life was the birth of his two daughters. Geoff is a Registered Nurse by trade and has specialized in Emergency/Trauma care as well as Cardiac Cath Lab. Helping people with their health needs in times of crisis have allowed him to value each and every individual that he comes in contact with. Geoff’s ability to understand and implement systems in his nursing career, translates to his effectiveness in real estate. He has had an entrepreneurial mindset since the early age of 16. He began investing in real estate at the age of 25, and by the age of 27, owned multiple income producing assets. He believes in partnering with individuals and creating winning strategies for all parties involved.