MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Based in the Southeast, our executive team consists of disciplined military leaders, business owners, and real estate professionals with a combined experience of close to 20 years in real estate
Our core values are
honor, integrity, and accountability
Shelon “HUTCH” Hutchinson
Owner / Co-Founder
Shelon “HUTCH” Hutchinson is a Master Sergeant (E-8) in the United States Marine Corps. Throughout his 21 years career, he has served in many leadership roles in Marine Corps aviation. He has been awarded several personal awards for his job performance. He has created and led teams of various sizes that performed effectively in training and combat operations. Hutch has successfully executed over $2.4 million in single-family real estate transactions which includes over $870k as a real estate agent (currently not active). Hutch’s most recent real estate transaction is a joint venture syndication in the acquisition of a 55 unit portfolio in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Hutch is a member of the Professional Investor Guild (PIG) in Pensacola, FL and a member of the Michael Blank Deal Maker Mastermind. Hutch give back to the community by volunteering as a sprinting coach for the Golden Elite track team in Pensacola, FL. Hutch has earned a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He is the "Husband of Athena" for 18 and the father of the three "Children of Athena".
Heath G. Jones, Ph.D.
Owner / Co-Founder
Heath G. Jones, Ph.D. is a professional researcher with a degree in Neuroscience. He has over 15+ years of experience with data collection, analysis, and interpretation. He has developed and managed several NIH and DoD funded research projects totaling over 3.1 million in budget dollars. Heath brings his laser-focus, determination, and passion that has helped him succeed in the tough world of science to the world of real estate investing. Within their first three months of real estate investing, he and his wife acquired two multifamily properties and closed on 3 additional SFRs within their first year. In his free time, he spends as much time with his wife and kids as possible, rocks out the guitar and piano, and competes in Ironman events. In addition to this, he loves recording and editing, “The Multifamily Real Estate Experiment Podcast”, which he co-hosts with his partner, Hutch “The Marine Investor”.
Drew Kniffin has a corporate finance and real estate investing career that spans a decade.
After finishing graduate school (JD/MBA), Drew was an investment banker providing valuation analysis and preparing small companies for refinance or sale events.
From there Andrew worked at a Fortune 500 company, where he negotiated and implemented Joint Ventures in Asia, Central America, and South America.
Drew began his full-time real estate career in 2008, focusing on acquiring cash-flowing properties that maintain value throughout the economic cycle.
In addition to being an investor, Drew has been featured on multiple podcasts and also coaches aspiring multifamily real estate investors. Today, Drew controls 1,500 units across the United States with a collective valuation in excess of $85 million. Drew lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and four tax credits.
Brian is a principal and founding member of the real estate investment firm Four Oaks Capital, LLC. Brian is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and brings years of leadership and management experience to his real estate investments. As a Marine officer, he has proven his ability to plan, lead, and effectively accomplish missions in both training and combat situations. He has earned graduate degrees from both the University of Utah and Naval Postgraduate School and is currently stationed at the Pentagon. He has actively invested in real estate since 2007. Brian is an “Advisor” in Michael Blank’s Deal Maker Mastermind and a member of Michael's “Elite Investor Club.” Brian serves as an Advisor to the H Squared Capital Team.
Robert Preston in the Sponsor and CEO of MGRA Group LLC. Robert Preston graduated from Clemson University in 2005 with a BS in Economics. After graduation, he was accepted in the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School and went on to earn his designation as an MV-22 Osprey Pilot in 2008. Since then, Robert has served his country in Afghanistan and around the world. He is currently a flight school instructor. He has been actively investing in real estate since 2013.
Robert specializes in residential commercial real estate. Specifically, he searches for and acquires value-add acquisitions that produce a yield through the life of the investment in the B and C Classes. He has a proven track record of using private money to fund real estate investments. His previous single-family home rehabilitation experience gives him the needed expertise to manage contractors, sub-contractors, and materials for multi-unit rehabilitations. Robert’s three years of experience as a rehabber and landlord, combined with his ten years of experience as a Marine Corps Officer, provides him with the leadership and discernment necessary to be a highly effective asset manager. Awarded “Investor of the Year” for 2014 by the Professional Investors Guild of Pensacola, Robert has had formal education in Commercial Real Estate and Mobile Home & RV Parks. Robert serves as an Advisor to the H Squared Capital Team.