Real Estate Investment Experts 

Driven by passion and a deep understanding of the real estate world, Caliber's seasoned experts are here to deliver informed investment decisions based upon years of hands-on experience.

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Caliber Companies Full-Service Cycle

  • Caliber Funds

    Investors gain access to real estate investments via our sales team.

  • Acquisitions

    In-house acquisitions team buying the right real-estate.

    Asset Management

    Ensures every element of a project occurs according to plan and adjusts as needed.

    Sale, Refinance,
    Re-Invest

    Evaluates projects, plans, and forecasted budgets to determine the optimum time to harvest gains and take advantage of new market opportunities.

  • Development

    Experienced development team creates the right plan for each project.

    Construction

    In-house Construction Management reduces mistakes, down time & change orders.

Executive Leadership Team

CEO

Chris Loeffler

Chris’s main responsibilities as CEO include overseeing all acquisitions, managing investment funds and building strategic partnerships.

PRESIDENT + COO

Jennifer Schrader

Jennifer is in charge of daily operations at Caliber and provides hands-on direction for all new construction and redevelopment projects across the company’s portfolio.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Jade Leung

As CFO, Jade oversees corporate financial planning, reporting, operational optimization, and risk management across Caliber’s business units.

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Roy Bade

Roy is responsible for sourcing and analyzing potential properties for the company, seeking ways to maximize returns on existing properties, and managing construction and development activity.

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

John Hartman

John’s responsibilities include managing all funds, private syndications, and public products. Additionally, he oversees real estate portfolios and develops securities to fund Caliber’s acquisitions.

A Note from Caliber's Leadership

Jade Jennifer Chris and Roy at Alternative Access Founded in 2009 during one of the worst financial crises in history, Caliber was created to capture the proven benefits of real estate.

Our founding belief that everyone deserves access to a better alternative to the stock market has shaped Caliber into the leading firm it is today. When you partner with Caliber, you gain access - access to our team of industry experts working diligently to deliver your investment returns, access to the knowledge you need to make an educated and empowered investment decision, and access to a fund manager that is grounded in transparency and committed to maintaining lines of communication that often get lost with other institutions.

This mission has shaped our company and caused Caliber to be recognized as pioneers in our sector. Each day we continue to level the playing field, shaking up an industry in dire need of change, because we believe our clients, families, and friends, deserve the best.

Thank you for taking the time to consider us as your investment partner. We look forward to the opportunity to live up to our name as The Wealth Development Company by growing and securing your wealth.

 

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Board of Advisors

DIRECTOR & CHAIRMAN OF THE
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

Christopher Pair

As the former president and Chief Executive Officer of Herbalife, Christopher has more than 30 years of experience running large, publicly traded companies.

DIRECTOR & CHAIRMAN OF THE
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Bill Gerber

Most recently, Bill was the Chief Financial Officer for TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation and served as a member of the CNBC CFO Council.

DIRECTOR & CHAIRMAN OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

Michael Trzupek

Along with his position at Caliber, Michael serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Core Scientific where he oversees accounting, financial planning, and investment and treasury.

Strategic Leadership Team

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George Pace

Senior Vice President, Investments

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Lisa Pudewell

Vice President of Real Estate Assets

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Michael Rosales

Director of Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting

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Coulson Painter

Vice President & Corporate Controller

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David Elston

Vice President of Operations

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Bill Taysom

Vice President of Marketing

Business Growth Team

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Mark Dickinson

Vice President, Institutional Investments

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Brion Crum

Vice President, Investments

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Ted Aust

Vice President, Investments

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Conor Donohue

Vice President, Investments

Greg Talcott, Senior Vice President, Private Client, at Caliber

Greg Talcott

Vice President, Investments 

Business Development Team

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Tom Bade

Senior Vice President Business Development

ELAINE BEESON

Elaine Beeson

Manager Operations, Investments

Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson

Associate Vice President, Investments

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Mandy Aranyos

Investor Care Specialist, Investments

Caliber's Founding Story

Starting with a single investor and entrepreneurial founders, Caliber's story is rooted in a set of investment principles that are now the foundation of the company.  These principles were created naturally during our first formal year of operations, raising $18 million from investor-partners and buying, renovating, and selling over 150 single-family homes.

It was 2009, at the trustee sale auctions where we learned some important lessons:

 

  1.  Income from real estate creates value, not paper appraisals.
  2. Investors' interests must be aligned with management—investors profit first.
  3. The old way of investing was not working. A new alternative was needed.
  4. Hard work and complexity in real estate translates to great deals when we execute well.
  5. Buy below market, always.

Through an incredibly fast-paced first year, Chris Loeffler, Jennifer Schrader, and Donnie Schrader, Caliber's founders, worked tirelessly with our early team members to incubate the opportunistic business model we began with and transform it into a platform designed to last for generations.

We saw the future—investors had lost faith in traditional stocks, bonds, and insurance products, and they had found an exciting alternative in private real estate investments.  The problem was access—only a select few accredited investors who were insiders in the private investment world knew about this form of investing and very few companies existed to service them.

We saw a market opportunity to take advantage of new laws allowing for wider dissemination of knowledge surrounding private investment to build a community of educated, empowered, and grateful Caliber investors.

Caliber wanted to be there for investors to help them take whatever portion of their portfolio they wanted to hold in real estate and have opportunities that fit their needs at that moment in their life, and throughout their lives.

And we wanted our investors to know that we were ready for change. We watched from 2009 – 2011, as the market dramatically changed each month and we learned how to change our business model to take advantage of each new market opportunity.  That adaptability is a strength and a competitive edge in today's world and is a permanent component of Caliber's culture.

Jennifer and Donnie's stories are inexorably tied together. As a couple in Detroit, Michigan, they worked together to develop their real estate skillset. With Donnie seeking out investment opportunities in residential real estate and managing renovations and Jennifer completing the acquisitions, sales, and design.  As a pair, the first eight years of their careers were spent learning real estate the hard way—and their experience turned into huge value, helping Caliber take advantage of the market opportunity in front of it.

Chris' story starts in a military family, living across the U.S. and across the world and learning how to adapt to many different environments. He was formally trained in business and accounting and started his professional career with PwC, learning how many great companies achieved their goals and operated their businesses. Driven by a personal interest in real estate investing, Chris left PwC to join Donnie and Jennifer and help structure the business that exists today.

Now 12 years in, Caliber's story continues. We often tell the marketplace that we don't have a five-year plan—we have a 100-year plan. Caliber's platform is rapidly growing toward $1 billion in assets under management and development. We have helped thousands of investors achieve their goals to grow their wealth and gain access to private real estate investments. We are now the largest opportunity zone investor in the Southwest region and, most importantly, we employ one of the best teams in the business.

Our founding story helps us stay grounded at Caliber. As we look forward to the future and achieving our vision of becoming the #1 place to invest in real estate in the Southwest, we will not forget the core principles that got us here or the early team members and investors who helped build the foundation.

By doing so, we ensure Caliber is here to help many generations of investors develop wealth, do good in their communities, and transform our country for the better.

As a Caliber shareholder and co-founder, Donnie played an integral role in forming a strong and lasting foundation for the company. He held the roles of co-managing partner, chief operating officer (COO), and chief development officer (CDO). Within these positions, Donnie oversaw acquisitions, distressed real estate management, development and construction.

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