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FOCUSED ON YOUR FUTURE

About Focused Capital

TO DO THIS
WE DEDICATE OURSELVES TO:

We maintain our integrity in every action and decision, upholding trust as the foundation of our relationships.

INTEGRITY

We bear the weight of financial responsibility, ensuring long term sustainability for all.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

ACCOUNTABILITY

We deliver results with accountability, taking ownership of our commitments.

We use innovation as a driving force, constantly seeking new and better solutions for greater security.

INNOVATION

We routinely measure our excellence, setting high standards in everything we do.

EXCELLENCE

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We believe life is about giving back, creating impact and fulfilling our God-given-purpose.

Therefore our mission is to help you create more of what you are grateful for in life.

MEET YOUR FOCUSED TEAM

CHAD SCHIELER

Founder | CEO

 

In his role as CEO, Chad leads the team in acquiring, funding, and managing their real estate investment projects. His conservative approach and analytical skills enable him to clearly assess risk and invest wisely to maximize client returns while preserving their principal investment. 

 

Chad has built a strong network of real estate professionals and a trusted advisory panel. He has invested in over 1000 apartment units across the US, while owning/operating over 280 units and counting.

After a very successful 17-year career in electronic payments building a residual revenue portfolio, Chad transitioned to real estate in 2020, driven by a desire to positively impact communities, improve investor financial health, and build a great company. 

Chad is recognized for his expertise, often speaking at real estate events and interviewed on many national podcasts. His decision-making is shaped by a private advisory panel, ensuring informed and strategic business growth.

Chad resides in Fishers, IN with his wife Cynthia, and daughter Mila. He enjoys many outdoor watersports, snowboarding, traveling and hiking.

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CATHERINE AZAR

Director of Operations

 

Catherine Azar brings eighteen years of expertise to the Multi-Family Housing sector, having earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Commencing her Property Management career in Denver, Colorado, she adeptly managed multiple assets and contributed to the Acquisitions Team at RedPeak Properties.

Relocating to Indianapolis in December 2011, Catherine continued her journey in Multi-Family Housing as a Property Manager and Associate Property Manager with the Gene B. Glick Company. With seven years as Vice President of Property Management at The BAM Companies, Catherine specialized in leading teams to optimize their strengths and enhance performance. Her background spans asset acquisition, asset management, and operational excellence in the Multi-Family industry.

Catherine's distinguished track record in operational leadership within real estate led her to the pivotal role of Director of Operations at Focused Capital. In this capacity, she is primarily responsible for asset management and operational development.

 

Catherine's commitment to excellence, profound knowledge, and methodical approach ensure our firm's poised for optimal performance and strategic growth in the real estate sector. Her contributions are integral to our ongoing success and industry leadership.
 

JIM THURSTON

MBA, CPA | CFO Advisory

 

James A. Thurston offers 20 years of transformative leadership experience to help companies achieve both immediate and long-term goals. Whether it's initiatives for fast revenue growth, higher profit margins, acquisitions or divestitures, Jim has a unique combination of finance and valuation skills to position your company for success.
 
Jim has worked with public and private companies, Fortune 500 enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses, and start-ups. His specialties include organizational structure, back office optimization, financial modeling, budgeting and forecasting. Jim has benchmarked operating structures of domestic and international firms. He is technically adept, collaborating with business owners and IT teams to advance organizational needs through technology and data.

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Chad Olsen

Director of Acquisitions


Chad Olsen brings a wealth of experience as an Acquisitions Director, boasting a multifaceted background spanning real estate, finance, and military service. At Focused Capital, Chad spearheads the entire acquisitions process from initial sourcing to property closing. His responsibilities include evaluating lending options, assessing construction scopes and budgets, and conducting comprehensive market analysis, financial modeling, and risk assessments. With his expertise, Chad provides invaluable recommendations to drive project feasibility.

Prior to his role at Focused Capital, Chad served as an acquisition manager at Thompson Thrift Residential, focusing on Luxury Class-A multifamily development projects across the western United States. There, he excelled in sourcing and underwriting potential development opportunities. Chad's professional journey also includes a time at Alter Domus, an international fund consulting and corporate services provider, where he managed portfolios for numerous private debt funds. Before transitioning to civilian life, Chad demonstrated exemplary service in the United States Army, completing four deployments to Afghanistan as part of the 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, Special Operations Command.

Chad is a father of two boys with more to come. Enjoys the outdoors with his
family, including hiking/camping, hunting, fishing, and traveling. An occasional golfer and pickleball player.

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Traci Mundell

Executive Assistant


Traci is an Executive Assistant with over fifteen years of experience and a passion for organization and a keen eye for detail. Traci helps to keep our operations running smoothly behind the scenes.  Using her years of experience in executive support, she manages the day-to-day functions of the business, and excels in managing seamless communication.

 

Her goal is to empower the leadership team to focus on strategic priorities while handling the administrative complexities. Traci is native to the Indianapolis area and outside of work, she loves to travel and is an avid sports fan.

She brings the executive level administration experience needed to be an integral part of the Focused Capital team, supporting our mission and company goals.

ADVISORY PANEL

STEEVE BRETON

Advisor


Steeve has invested in over 3,000 apartment units and has diverse real estate experience including multifamily development, operations, and repositioning.

 

Prior to founding Velocity Capital, he built a successful career delivering multi-million-dollar IT systems solutions in the Financial and Biotech industries. Since 2012 he has leveraged his business operations experience, conservative approach and analytical skills to clearly assess risk, invest wisely and manage real estate assets to maximize returns.

 

Steeve has an MBA from Babson College’s Olin School of Business where he now guest lectures in the graduate level Real Estate Transactions course.

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LAUREN LAFORGE

Advisor


Lauren is a success coach, sales trainer, and productivity expert. She has helped thousands of people improve their motivation, techniques, and habits to build epic incomes, master their use of time, and improve overall happiness and quality of life. Lauren’s infectious energy helps propel people forward.
 
An overachiever herself, she started and sold two businesses before the age of 30, is a global sales trainer for tech giants like Google, Meta, and Adobe, and leads one-on-one coaching and masterminds with realtors, financial advisors, lenders, attorneys, CPAs, business owners, and insurance agents across the country. 
 
Today, Lauren is a personal advisor & coach for Chad Schieler at Focused Capital for team leadership, business development, and scale.

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PAUL SYLVESTER

Executive Coach


Paul Sylvester is an integral part of the Focused Capital team. As a former Chief Information Officer (CIO) overseeing a team of 400 IT engineers, he has experienced firsthand the pressures of corporate leadership and the importance of thriving amidst challenges. After his own health journey, including open heart surgery, he transitioned to become a certified International Business Coach. Now, he is dedicated to empowering individuals and teams to unlock their full potential.

Through Paul’s partnership with The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team methodology, he helps teams cultivate trust, navigate conflict, and achieve collective results. With a focus on aligning professional endeavors with personal values, he cultivates a supportive environment for growth.

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As a team we are focused on these areas of impact.

INVESTOR WEALTH

COMMUNITY VITALITY

TEAM

FULLFILLMENT

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“Chad is extremely communicative and easy to work with.
His professionalism, industry expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit poise him for tremendous growth in the multifamily industry.””

 

- Claire Bullard, Cushman Wakefield

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“I’ve had the pleasure to work with Chad the past few years and he has been absolutely great to work with. He has a wealth of professionalism and knowledge of multi-family that is unmatched”

 

- Saher Hadi, District Capital

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“Chad has been a great client who has proven himself to be an effective apartment operator. More importantly he has always been reliable and honest. I look forward to our next opportunity to work together.”

 

- Aaron Kuroiwa, Marcus & Millichap

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Focused on Growing Your Wealth
So That You Can Do What You Love

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