CoC stands for Cash-on-Cash Return, IRR means Internal Rate of Return, and AAR is Average Annual Return. They are all various measures of how profitable an investment might be, though have their own characteristics. Understanding returns, and the different metrics that are used, helps compare different investment opportunities.
Which one is better, stock market vs. passive real estate investing? This has been a heated debate for quite a while. There are many pros and cons on each side, and unfortunately it is up to you to determine which risks and rewards you are willing to live with and hope for.
We have been told by some that investing in real estate is a way to get rich quick. While this actually has happened to very few, this is not the norm. What you can count on though is that to earn passive income in real estate is a slow but steady way to accumulate wealth. There are usually many fewer surprises than when compared to the stock market.
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.