Jim Shead CEO
has been an entrepreneur since the age of 20 when he
is considered one of America's top real estate educators.
has been investing, teaching and mentoring in the real estate industry for over 25 years.
is widely known as "the investor's investor," because so many of today's successful investors got their start with Jim
After leaving an executive position with Home Depot in 1997 where he was in charge of commercial real estate and opening new stores, he decided to retire from corporate America.
Jim then founded Diversified Financial Services, a company built to help individuals and companies with their cash flow needs.
Jim has since continued to be actively involved in both real estate and cash flow industries, and is now a professional trainer.
has become known as one of the foremost knowledgeable and entertaining instructors in his
now travels the country giving people the tools and confidence to quit their jobs and move from employee to entrepreneur by buying and selling real estate properties and paper creatively.
says, "If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you've always got."
As a top producing investor and entrepreneur, Jim understands the unmatchable power of strategic alliances that truly create a strong differentiation in the market today.
He founded Canadian Investors Association and American Freedom Properties to create a one stop shop for investors looking for good value-added properties at a fair price while gaining valuable education and building wealth.
has consulted for several big names in real estate and industry such as Donald Trump, Home Depot
, FHA, City of Biloxi, Robert Allen, Terri Murphy, Women's Council of Realtors
, National Association of Realtors
, many Real Estate brokers, contractors, and more.
Shortly after retiring from the badminton circuit, Daniel met Jim Shead and became a Protégé Student of his.
With Jim's help, Daniel focused on wholesale houses and bought over a dozen homes for his
Selling these homes with owner financing, Daniel became an expert on Land Contracts.
brought Daniel a big deal, he
got hooked on hard money lending and continues that investment practice to this day.
Daniel is a major investor in Melrose Resort on Daufuskie Island, SC.
He relocated there to work as Director of Finances under Jim's mentorship, learning the ins-and-outs of major commercial projects.
Following this, Daniel moved to Georgia to start Canadian Investors Association and American Freedom Properties with Jim.