Your monthly cash distribution is calculated based on rental revenue and operating expenses. Common operating expenses include property taxes, HOA fees, home insurance premiums, maintenance/repair costs, and property management fees. See an example of a listed property's Operating Statement to get familiar with the reporting details.
Ark7 deposits cash distribution for the prior calendar month on the 3rd of each month. The calculation starts from the date when the order is fulfilled. For any incomplete months, the calculation will be prorated to the number of days invested.
For example, if you invested $5,000 in a listed property on September 15th with a 6% annualized rate of return, on October 3rd, you will receive $12.5 as your first-month cash distribution. The formula for this calculation is $5,000 * 6% / 12 * (15/30). If you hold the shares for a full calendar year, you will receive $300 in cash distributions (6% rate of return) as your return on investment.