Meet Our Team

Patrick Grimes

CEO / Managing Partner

Patrick has fifteen years of experience in active real estate investment: purchasing distressed assets, renovating, and stabilizing for long term cashflow. His portfolio includes controlling ownership over 519 units in the emerging markets across Texas and the South Eastern United States.

In addition to his real estate experience, Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of the Pacific, and a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Engineering from San Jose State University. He has spent 14 years in corporate America working for machine design firms to concept, design, and build one-of-a-kind custom manufacturing automation and robotic systems. In addition to working closely with the technical engineering teams, he travels globally working to negotiate contracts and secure multi-million dollar investment for automation programs. He has been able to leverage his corporate experience and real estate knowledge to help pave the way for future success.

Shuo F. Grimes

Managing Partner

Shuo specializes in production management. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Producing and Management and currently is a member of the Producers Guild of America. Now residing in Los Angeles, Shuo has over 10 years of producing and management experience in the entertainment and performing arts industry on multi-million dollar projects. Fluent in both Mandarin and English, she has been able to leverage her cross-cultural relationships, corporate management skills, and real estate knowledge to help her community in achieving passive income and financial gains.

Robert Ritzenthaler

Investing Partner

For the past 19 years, Robert has been instrumental in the completion of $1.5B in commercial and multifamily real estate transactions. During that same time period, Robert played an integral role in building commercial construction and property management businesses to further monetize the real estate investments. In addition, Robert spent time on Wall Street raising capital and launching a technology-focused hedge fund. With his subject matter expertise, he’s advised equity partners, raised capital and facilitated due diligence on a dozen transactions ranging from manufacturing to real estate. As a CPA with significant CFO experience, Robert understands the importance of knowing the numbers and managing risk.

Garrett Lynch

Senior Advisor

In 2013 Garrett cofounded a real estate investment firm that grew from 0 to 3,400 units and a management company with 125 employees. He successfully exited that venture and is currently the Director of Acquisitions and Managing Member at large apartment building syndicator.

Garrett graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in marketing, sales and organizational leadership and is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Arizona.

Rod Khleif

Senior Advisor

Rod Khleif is a passionate real estate investor who has personally owned and managed over 2,000 apartments and homes. As an accomplished entrepreneur, Rod has built several successful multi-million-dollar businesses. Rod is most proud of his work as a community philanthropist. Over the past 14 years, Rod’s work has benefited more than 40,000 underprivileged community children. Rod has combined his passion for real estate investing with his personal philosophy of goal setting, envisioning, and manifesting success to become one of America’s top real estate investment professionals.