2007 – 2012

Prior to DLP Capital Partners being formed, Don Wenner managed investor capital by providing an investment vehicle known as private notes to investors. With private notes, investors received security of their investment through individual notes and mortgages. As Don’s investment business grew, so did the appetite of investors to earn high-yield fixed returns (on average, 9%). Don completed more than 200 private note investments.


In 2013, DLP Capital Partners formed a new fund, DLP Equity Fund I, to provide investors with the option to invest in distressed real estate as passive equity investors. The Fund started purchasing properties in early 2014 and currently owns about 150 properties valued at more than $30M. The fund has a target annual IRR of 20% net to investors over a 5-8 year fund term.


DLP Capital Partners launched two additional funds, the DLP Fixed Fund and the DLP Lending Fund. DLP Fixed Fund provides equity and debt participation options to investors and focuses on lending to DLP Capital Partners affiliated entities. DLP Lending Fund focuses on lending capital to real estate investors not affiliated with DLP Capital Partners.


All three of DLP Capital Partners’ investment funds had significant growth in 2015 and excellent returns in the top end of the projections. In 2016, assets under management more than doubled; the DLP Income & Growth Fund (our opportunity and growth fund) was launched; and more than $50M in investments were secured.


The DLP Equity Fund II was launched. The Fund was focused on acquiring, improving, and managing multi-family communities primarily throughout the Southeast. DLP Capital Partners generated more than $60,000,000 in capital investments and in turn acquired more than 2,500 apartments for over $150,000,000 while also funding over 300 loans for over $60,000,000.


In 2018, DLP Capital Partners launched the DLP Preferred Returns Equity fund, DLP’s third Equity Fund and a unique fund in which all investments are in a preferred position. DLP also worked to launch a new fund that will be live in early 2019, A EC regulated “REG A” fund, the DLP Positive Fixed Returns Fund, LLC. This Fund is a note offering-only fund focused on providing institutional quality debt investments with low loan-to-value ratios. On January 1st, DLP launched the DLP Positive Returns Foundation. This foundation focuses two American epidemics–the need for affordable housing and the job epidemic. The foundation is focused on providing housing solutions and driving entrepreneurship to create jobs. In addition; DLP Capital
launched the Inner Circle in 2018 providing investors with rewards and perks for their contribution to DLP’s growth.

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