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    Jonathan Shaffer Founder & CEO

    Jonathan is the Founder and CEO of American Funding Group (AFG), a real estate investment firm that raises private equity funds for commercial real estate deals nationwide. He is a successful entrepreneur, experienced Realtor, and real estate investor active in the multifamily apartment space.He is currently invested in real estate and business syndications nationwide.

    Real estate investing has always been a passion of his, starting with the purchase of single family rentals and mortgage notes years ago and discovering the idea of leverage and passive income to achieve financial independence and create generational wealth. For the past few years he has concentrated on investing in syndications particularly in the multifamily asset class. He enjoys helping investors navigate the process, and providing resources and education for them including using different vehicles to earn passive income.

    At AFG, Jonathan oversees all due diligence of acquisitions, capital raising efforts, investor relations and asset management for his firm.

    Jonathan prides himself on providing great customer service as a building block to creating long-term relationships with investors. A California native, he has been living in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area for the last decade with his wife and two sons.

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    Kristin Shaffer CPA

    As a Certified Public Accountant, Kristin brings her unique skill set to American Funding Group to help its investors better understand the financial outcomes of investment decisions.

    Kristin has been in the public accounting field since 2003 and specializes in tax preparation, working with small to mid-size business owners, foreign income filings, bookkeeping and payroll services.

    Her goal is to understand investors’ entire financial situation and work closely with them to help them understand the investing process and meet their ideal goals.

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    David Thompson Strategic Partner

    David has strong experiences in real estate investing, in both domestic and international projects. His scope spans single-family, multi-family and land development.

    David earned his MBA in finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and 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.

    As a Strategic Partner with American Funding Group, David serves as general partner and sponsor in syndication deals. David is a specialist in multi-family apartments, self storage and manufactured home park investment opportunities. His experience in these activities has raised significant private equity capital to fund the purchase over 4500 apartment units worth over $400M.

    David prides himself on building long-term relationships with investors and partners while providing a great customer experience. He has lived in Austin, Texas for twenty years with his wife and has two daughters.