Today we look at a hypothetical investment over a 15-year period to show the competitive return profile of a representative multifamily real estate investment. For purposes of the exercise we have assumed a $75,000 initial investment. Subtracting your initial investment, we see that you doubled your capital and made $75,788 on the deal. But by now you are an astute investor, aware of the power of real estate, and decide to roll the investment into a second property. If you were 35 years old, you now have leveraged an initial investment into over half a million dollars by the age of 50.