By Jan Henric Buettner

A Warm Welcome and Some Small Improvements According to Your Feedback


Dear Companists,

The entire WEISSENHAUS team is very pleased about the positive response to our campaign. Within roughly 60 hours, as many as 280 Companists invested more than EUR 750,000 and showed us that they have confidence in us. This has by far been the best start on Companisto ever. Thus, we are pleased for two reasons: On the one hand, this confirms my guess – or rather my wish – that crowdfunding in Germany may reach the next level, and on the other hand, this is a great reward for all the hard work that my team and I have put into WEISSENHAUS over the last few years!

The crowdfunding on Companisto has taken us into uncharted territory. As far as we know, a similar real estate crowdfunding project has never been offered in Europe before. Consequently, it is also really important to us to learn from the questions and suggestions of the Companists and to improve wherever this is possible.

For the same reason, we have just made some small improvements in consultation with Companisto:




As some Companists have rightly pointed out to us, an investment that is made, for instance, in mid-July will not receive any interest until 01 October 2014 (because the interest is always calculated from the first quarter after the investment onward). Generally speaking, this makes sense as far as logistics are concerned because we would have to calculate the investment period individually for each Companist otherwise. However, this causes Companists who invest early during a quarter to be in a worse situation than those who invest at the end of a quarter.

In order to correct this imbalance, we would like to announce that for all investments received by Companisto until the end of 31 July 2014, the interest will be calculated retroactively from 01 July 2014. Of course, this practice also applies to the investments already made and thus represents an early bird special for all those who will invest until the end of July.




Several people have asked us whether they may choose, for example, to receive the reward for EUR 10,000 five times instead of receiving the reward for EUR 50,000 once if they invest EUR 50,000. The answer to this question is YES. To do so, you simply have to send us an email to invest@weissenhaus.net after your investment and tell us the reward(s) you would like to receive.

In order to make our reward system even easier, investors will also be able to convert each free night in a suite to 2 nights in a double room from now on. Thus, investors may also choose 4 nights in a double room for 1-2 people instead of 2 nights in a suite for 1-2 people if they invest EUR 50,000 now.




Even before the start on Tuesday, we had already integrated the option for Companists to terminate the investment before the end of the 5-year term based on the comments and suggestions we received. Because of this option, everyone may terminate the investment annually and without stating a reason by paying a gradually decreasing compensation for early repayment. For instance, investors could thus terminate their investment after the third year, yet receive a profit of at least 2 % (3x4 % minimum interest minus the 10 % compensation for termination on 31 Dec. 2017). In other words, they would receive their money back and even something on top of that. In my opinion, this is a great idea because nobody can always be sure what will happen in 5 years and because life can change very fast. Therefore, it can be really helpful that people are able to get their money back in a predictable way, for example when their family needs money quickly.

Needless to say, we are also looking forward to receiving more suggestions and will take all of them seriously. Not all of them can be realized for logistical reasons, but we are always glad to realize some of them!


Last but not least, we would like to point out an interview on Crowdstreet to you: http://crowdstreet.de/2014/07/15/resort-weissenhaus-companisto/ (only in German).

We are very happy that you have joined WEISSENHAUS, so please stay as active in the forum as you are now!


Best regards,

Jan Henric Buettner


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