Brad Shepherd – Senior Managing Partner
Real estate investing has been part of Brad’s life since his college days. He earned his undergraduate degree in Finance with an eye towards commercial real estate, interning with Stellar Development in Seattle, one of the premier large commercial property portfolio companies in the Northwest. He purchased his first rental property within months of graduating college, and quickly added several more units in Utah.
Brad’s career includes nearly a decade with a retail/wholesale/marketing/publishing/hospitality startup company in Utah, the last four as president of the organization, guiding it through incredible growth until a successful buyout. His experience includes management of hotel and vacation property, retail and café operations, as well as the development of retail and hospitality space, and raising capital from both domestic and international investors. After moving to Texas in 2011, he began actively flipping residential properties and building a rental portfolio in Austin and neighboring cities in Central Texas. And of course he also invests passively in large commercial multifamily properties.
Brad’s strength is truly caring about the people he works with and desiring for all to succeed. He lives in Austin with his wife of more than 10 years and one young son, with hopefully more on the way.
David Thompson – Strategic Advisor
David has strong experiences in real estate investing in both domestic and international projects covering single-family, multi-family and land development. He earned his MBA in finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree from Arizona State University. David spent over 20 years in high-tech management positions at Dell, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies. At Lucent he managed a $2.5B investment portfolio and raised over $1B in funds for acquisitions.
After leaving the corporate world, David started Thompson Investing and has raised significant private equity capital. He helped provide investor funds to Ashcroft Capital (a strategic partner) to purchase over 1750 apartment units in 7 separate communities worth over $160M. He’s also helped fund a $50M self storage and mobile home park fund sponsored by the CoveMark Group.
David prides himself on building long-term relationships with investors and partners while providing a great customer experience. Dave has lived in Austin, Texas for twenty years with his wife and has two daughters.