Aaron Johnson

Founder & CEO

Owner and investor in residential single and multi-family real estate. Aaron Johnson is the Fund Manager for XYZ Group. An entrepreneurial manager, committed to the delivery of absolute returns, Aaron is an owner manager overseeing every aspect of the company. This is achieved through shrewd acquisitions and reinforced by meaningful alignment with a close-knit team with owner management at every level and in every aspect. This ensures accountability, entrepreneurship and partnership. Aaron brings a fully integrated real estate investment platform to investors, from market analysis, project funding, operating capital and servicing.

John Montano

Portfolio Manager

John was a trial attorney for 12 years and ran his own firm for 10 of those years. After the real estate market crashed, he began working as an asset manager, acquiring and selling hundreds of assets across the country, working with banks, hedge funds, real estate investment trusts and private investors, developing key relationships nationwide. He personally manages the portfolio, sourcing distressed properties for renovation for maximum profit, managing renovations and selling them on the retail market. 

Scott Schwendiman


Scott Schwendiman is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah. He started his career working in tax with Ernst & Young, with a focus on serving clients in the Real Estate & Insurance industries. After working in tax for almost 5 years, Scott made a career change and went to work for a real estate development company, Kennecott Land. Over the course of 9 years, Scott worked in several positions including Manager of Financial Analysis, Commercial Development Manager, and Accounting Controller. His roles including development of office and retail space, leasing, land sales, accounting, budgeting & forecasting, financial analysis. This background gives Scott a unique perspective on real estate because he understands the financial and operational side of the business. Scott is currently working as the VP of Finance for a company in Utah with annual revenues exceeding $150m per year.

Darin Mangum

Securities Attorney

Darin is the managing member of a boutique corporate and securities law practice focused on exempt securities offerings, with clients across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. His law practice focuses on hedge funds, asset protection, real estate and corporate finance, EB-5 Regional Centers, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and federal and state securities law compliance. His clients include private issuers, start-up companies, FINRA broker/dealers, venture capitalists, and individual entrepreneurs. 

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