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AHC pairs uncommon skill and drive with deep industry experience to produce exceptional investment results for our co-investors

Since 2003, AHC has sponsored and managed AHC Funds, a family of private equity real estate funds with a mission to provide high-net worth individuals and families with access to direct investment in quality income properties. We seek to deliver double-digit net returns without taking speculative risks, by carefully screening hundreds of investment prospects each year and investing in a handful. AHC formulates a tailored strategy for each investment to maximize net operating income and harvest the value created by our team of real estate professionals.

The AHC Investor Advantage

  • Real Estate Experience

    Decades of in-depth experience in multiple real estate asset classes and sizes.

  • Disciplined Approach

    Thorough, rigorous and structured investment approach and due diligence process-dedicated to purchases of quality income properties at fundamentally sound valuations.

  • Asset Management and Development Heritage

    Robust understanding of all aspects of real estate operations, including municipal entitlements, construction, leasing and asset management.

  • Unique Access

    Extensive industry contacts and impeccable reputation provide access to unique investment opportunities not available to other buyers.

AHC Funds Team

  • Arthur J. HillArthur J. Hill
  • John M. StoopsJohn M. Stoops
  • Bruce A. ReidBruce A. Reid
  • Robert Y. GilbertRobert Y. Gilbert
  • Thomas C. ZaborThomas C. Zabor
  • Lindsey L. Stadden, CPALindsey L. Stadden, CPA
  • Daniel A. BroderickDaniel A. Broderick
  • Mark S. PalaceMark S. Palace
  • Alex N.J. ReidAlex N.J. Reid
  • Kimberly J. EhlkeKimberly J. Ehlke

Arthur J. Hill

Co-Founder and Chairman

Mr. Hill is Chairman and a member of the Investment Committee. He also helps direct an institutional real estate investment trust, where he sits on its investment committee. Before forming AHC, Mr. Hill served as Chairman of the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, which included CBRE, Homart Development Co. and Coldwell Banker Residential, along with banking and mortgage entities. Mr. Hill has served on the Board of Directors of Sears Roebuck and Co., Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, Coldwell Banker Residential Group, Pinnacle Holdings and Allstate Bank, formerly a subsidiary of Allstate Insurance.

Mr. Hill holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA. He is a retired Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and a member of the Urban Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers.

John M. Stoops

Principal, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Stoops is CEO and a member of the Investment Committee. He oversees all aspects of the firm, including investments and operations. He also remains actively involved with acquisitions, dispositions, and asset management, especially in the Southwest and Midwest. Mr. Stoops also helps manage an institutional real estate investment trust, where he both serves on the management team responsible for sourcing investments, vetting potential operating partners, and overseeing fund investments, and chairs its investment committee.

Mr. Stoops is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford University and an MBA (with Distinction) from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. Mr. Stoops serves on the Board of Trustees and is Chairman Emeritus of Providence Englewood Charter School in Chicago.

Bruce A. Reid

Co-Founder and Senior Principal

Mr. Reid is a co-founder and member of the Investment Committee. He is actively involved with acquisitions, dispositions, and asset management, especially in the upper Midwest. He also helps direct an institutional real estate investment trust, where he sits on its investment committee. Before forming AHC, Mr. Reid served as a senior executive for Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group in Chicago. Mr. Reid was one of three founding owners of Coldwell Banker Canada (now CBRE).

Mr. Reid is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, holding the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). He holds degrees in Economics from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and an MBA (with Distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business of Western University Canada. Mr. Reid is Vice Chairman of the Chicago Chapter of The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)™ and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Lake Forest Open Lands Association, where he leads its Land Acquisition and Preservation Committee.

Robert Y. Gilbert

Principal

Mr. Gilbert is a Principal and a member of the Investment Committee. He is actively involved with acquisitions, dispositions, development, and asset management, especially in Texas. Notably, in addition to pure play multifamily development and value add strategies, Mr. Gilbert has designed and executed the firm’s successful development of condo-quality, built-to-rent townhomes throughout the Dallas metropolitan area. He helped build and now oversees the management team responsible for maximizing value at those properties.

Mr. Gilbert is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from Wake Forest University and a Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance from Sir John Cass Business School, City University-London, England.

Thomas C. Zabor

Principal

Mr. Zabor is a Principal and a member of the Investment Committee. He directs the firm’s acquisitions and dispositions process and works with lenders to secure and manage debt arrangements for the funds and operating entities. Before joining AHC, Mr. Zabor worked in the real estate group at Henderson Global Investors, an institutional investment advisor, where he helped close acquisitions and dispositions exceeding $360 million in value.

Mr. Zabor is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois, holding the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Dayton.

Lindsey L. Stadden, CPA

Principal, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Stadden is CFO and a member of the Investment Committee. She directs the financial, accounting and tax functions for the funds and operating entities, including investor reporting and distributions. Prior to joining AHC, Ms. Stadden was a Senior Tax Associate at CBIZ MHM, LLC in Chicago, where she focused on real estate clients.

Ms. Stadden is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Daniel A. Broderick

Principal

Mr. Broderick is a Principal and member of the Investment Committee. He is actively involved with acquisitions, dispositions, development, and asset management, especially in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. He is also involved in fund formation, fundraising and investor relations and oversees the firm’s legal administration. Before joining AHC, Mr. Broderick was an executive at a third-party logistics provider, where he helped generate significant growth leading to its successful sale. Previously, he practiced law at an AmLaw 100 firm and held operations and planning roles at a Fortune 300 company.

Mr. Broderick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Duke University and a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Boston University. He and his wife actively support Lurie Children’s Hospital, where she serves on the Founders’ Board.

Mark S. Palace

Investment Associate

Mr. Palace is actively involved with acquisitions, dispositions, development, and asset management throughout the United States. He also supports all firm operations, including directing entity level reporting processes. Before joining AHC, he served as part of the development acquisitions team at CA Ventures and the multifamily investment sales team at CBRE in Chicago.

Mr. Palace is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Enterprise Management from Wake Forest University.

Alex N.J. Reid

Development Manager

Mr. Reid helps manage the firm’s development projects and oversees asset stabilization in Texas. He is also actively involved with acquisitions, dispositions, development, and asset management there. Prior to joining AHC, Mr. Reid was an analyst with Jones Lang LaSalle.

Mr. Reid is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Kimberly J. Ehlke

Operations Manager

Ms. Ehlke manages the firm’s daily operations, supports investor account management, oversees information technology, and generally keeps the office running. Before joining AHC, Ms. Ehlke managed the office and staff of a large dance and music school in the Chicagoland area.

Ms. Ehlke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, with a focus in Leadership, from Central Michigan University. She also co-founded and directs a not-for-profit dance company that offers quality training and resources to young dancers of all means.

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