Who We Are
Our services are for people who believe that multi-family real estate assets are the vehicle to achieving financial independence. Above all else, we believe these assets should be protected and their values maximized. We promise that by engaging with our services, you’ll achieve consistent cash flow from real, tangible assets.
Ian McLeod – CEO
Ian McLeod is passionate about many facets of real estate and the opportunities they provide. As a sales associate in Lake Tahoe California with Oliver Luxury Real Estate (exclusive associates of Christies International Real Estate), he quickly realized that all of his high net-worth clients had one thing in common. They all had large commercial real estate portfolios and he knew he needed to follow suit. Soon after he’d become the Asset Manager for The Rivermont & Newhope apartment complexes. His introduction into the commercial and multi-family space would become his sole focus and he’d soon create his own real estate investment group. As a Scotsman, and descendant of the McLeod Clan, Ian would name his company Hold Fast Equities, LLC. Hold Fast being the Mcleod Clan motto. This name is representative of the company’s steadfast approach to investing and an unwavering commitment to the protection of their investor’s assets.Ian is also a patented inventor, author, and staunch advocate for Counsel to Secure Justice, a non-profit company dedicated to combatting the International sex slave trade.
Rod Khleif – Senior Advisor
Rod Khleif is a passionate real estate investor who has personally owned and managed over 2000 properties. As one of the country’s top real estate, business, and peak performance luminaries, Rod has also built over 23 businesses in his 40 year business career.A compelling rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story, Khleif soared from humble beginnings as a young, impoverished Dutch immigrant to incredible success. Rod’s experience involves both remarkable triumphs, and spectacular failures, which he affectionately calls “seminars.” Rod brings incredible authenticity and insight to his approach to business, success and life.Rod loves training and coaching the “psychology of success” to aspiring real estate investors and entrepreneurs. He can train and coach on virtually any business or success related topic in great depth, contributing incredible first-hand, technical, and motivational knowledge and skills.Rod Khleif has combined his passion for real estate investing with his personal philosophy of goal setting, envisioning, and manifesting success to become one of America’s top real estate investment and high performance life coaches.As an accomplished entrepreneur and business owner, Rod has built several successful multi-million dollar businesses. But ask him what he is most proud of, and he will tell you about his work as a community philanthropist, giving back to the community is a major passion for Rod. He is founder and long-serving president of the Tiny Hands Foundation, a children’s charitable foundation that leads several annual community charitable initiatives including: Back-to-School Backpack Brigade; provides thousands of new Backpacks filled with school supplies to community school children in need. Teddy Bear Brigade; provides thousands of Teddy Bears for community police department patrol cars to be given out by police officers to comfort children in distress. Holiday Basket Brigade; provides thousands of Holiday Gift Baskets filled with food and Christmas toys to community children and families in need. Over the past 14 years Rod’s work has benefitted more than 60,000 underprivileged community children.
Robert Ritzenthaler: Senior Advisor
For the past 17 years Robert has been involved in completing over $1 Billion of commercial and multi-family real estate transactions from New York to Florida.During that same time Robert was instrumental in building a commercial construction company and property management business to further monetize the portfolio investments that were made. Robert has also spent time on Wall Street helping raise capital and launch a $72 million technology hedge fund.He has guided equity partners on over a dozen acquisitions ranging from real estate to manufacturing and been responsible for raising capital for these projects and completing due diligence. As a CPA with many years of CFO experience, Robert also understands the importance of knowing the numbers and managing risk.