Our Leadership


Eric Eickhof

General Partner
Acquisition & Investor Relations

Eric got his start in real estate while still in college at the University of Minnesota. His first purchase was a townhome in his hometown of Grand Forks, ND.  He was able to 1031x the townhome into a duplex in Minneapolis, MN. That is when the lights clicked and he has been building his real estate portfolio ever since. Eric is the owner and managing broker of Fulton Realty in Minneapolis, MN. He has travelled the investor journey from an owner/operator of residential and small multi-family properties to making the leap into commercial real estate investing.

Tom Ferry

General Partner

Tom Ferry is the #1 ranked Real Estate Educator by Swanepoel Power 200 and the best-selling author of “Life! By Design” and “Mindset, Model and Marketing!”

As founder and CEO of Ferry International, the real estate industry’s leading coaching and training company, Tom’s ever-growing influence impacts professionals in a wide variety of ways – including rigorous accountability coaching, the popular #TomFerryShow delivering free, fresh and relevant real estate tips weekly, highly engaging training events, two best-selling books, and his legendary keynote speeches.

Tom has more than 30,000 hours of coaching experience and works daily to help agents and brokers grow a prosperous business while simultaneously balancing — and loving — their personal lives.

He is also a highly sought-after and renowned speaker whose charisma and personality have captivated audiences around the world. Tom’s love and passion for life is fueled by a commitment to discipline and holding professionals accountable to fulfill their greatness.

John Thornton

General Partner, CPA
Operations & investor relations

John “JT” Thornton comes from the Big 4 management consulting world where he spent over seven years helping large and small companies systemize their processes and get the most bang for their investment buck.

While working as a consultant, JT earned multiple credentials (CPA, SASB, CISA, etc.) but more importantly he learned about the utility and banking industries. Using this experience, he’s been able to practically combine green energy and building efficiency programs in real estate to offer investors superior returns by way of tax credits, accelerated depreciation, and materially lower operating costs.

From consulting, JT learned how to build scalable processes and was able to turn his first duplex deal into 200 units in less than 18 months. He then doubled the 200 units into 400 units 6 months later.

Today JT focuses on construction, overseeing operations, and investor relations.

Conrad Ellestad

General Partner

Conrad has been purchasing investment properties since 2005 when he bought a single-family home shortly after college, lived in it and rented the other bedrooms to friends.  Over time he has gained extensive experience in the Twin Cities/ Central MN, Hawaii, and the Sun Belt Markets.  He personally owns over 200 units & co-owns another 600 units & counting.  His focus is Apartment Buildings now with some Short-Term Rentals throughout the country as well.  Conrad has also been in the Mortgage Business since 2008 & finished in the top 1% of all Loan Originator volume several years throughout his career.  Conrad received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from St Cloud State University in 2004.  Conrad lives with his wife and three kids in Crosslake, Minnesota & travels often to the locations he is invested in.

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