When we started this business we wanted it to be an investment not just a job. We wanted it to grow in value as you would expect any investment would, we wanted the growth to reflect a fair appreciation of the dollar amount that we have invested plus an amount that would reflect the risk involved. Not to mention normal wages if we were also employed in the business.
In order for that to happen we realised that it had to be an entity in its own right, it had to function separately from ourselves. We didn't want it to rely on personalities, as they may come and go. Instead we wanted it to succeed based on a structured format.
In essence we have viewed ourselves as shareholders of (xyz real estate).
Our first step in creating ( xyz real estate ) was to look at what we would have to achieve in order to be successful.