Managing investment risk is unavoidable, especially in passive real estate investing. Generally speaking, the higher the risk, the higher potential reward. The opposite is also considered true. Avoiding absolutely all risk is unrealistic, so your job as an investor is to determine how much risk is acceptable to you, and the things you can do to minimize it.
You are ready for apartment syndication investing. You found several multifamily syndicators, like them and trust them based on their transparency and past performance. Two of the sponsors currently have projects they are working on and need to get funded. You have a difficult decision.