What Makes Freeland Ventures Different?

Who We Are

Freeland Ventures was founded in 2015 by CEO Josh Cantwell and CSO Glenn Lytle, with a focus on high quality, turn-key real estate investing and lending solutions. The company has expanded into multi-family as the core growth strategy, continuing to provide reliable passive investment options for investors as well as a significant focus on managing 100% of the acquisition, property management and construction process under Freeland Ventures. In 2018, experienced real estate investor Tyler Brummett joined the Freeland team, managing Freeland Properties with a specific focus on acquisition and property management. Josh, Glenn, and Tyler have extensive real estate investing and private lending experience dating back to 2001, and collectively have been involved in over 1,500 real estate transactions as owner/operator, investor, private lender, loan originator, debt financier, or equity capital partner. Freeland is headquartered in Cleveland, OH and is backed by a team of industry leading professionals that bring bold authenticity, integrity, and commitment to excellence as one of Northeast Ohio’s leading real estate investment firms.

Our Experience

Freeland Ventures currently owns more than 3,000+ units of apartments. Our company has also managed its own diversified high-yield debt funds since 2015. We have underwritten, originated, structured, and funded more than 450+ residential and commercial private loans and equity investments for other investors and real estate entrepreneurs nationwide.

Our Core Business Strategy

The core business strategy for Freeland Ventures is to identify off-market, undervalued, value-add, Class B apartment buildings to invest in and owner/operate. Purchasing and operating these secured physical assets, we underwrite conservative high-yield private investor equity investments and private money loans alongside 1st mortgage senior debt from bridge lenders and agency lenders like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This creates stable, strong secured returns for passive investors.

Decades of Investing

Having been investing since 2001, we have operated through multiple market cycles. We are real estate investors and operators using technology to provide unwavering due diligence and investment opportunities. Investors can benefit from our “boots on the ground” market research, information, and investing techniques..

Freeland Ventures provides investing opportunities and a wide array of options, with these potential benefits:

  • Asset Diversification
  • Ordinary Income
  • Appreciation and Capital Gain Income
  • Depreciation Tax Benefits
  • Equity and Partnership Opportunities
  • Debt Investments: Notes and Mortgages
  • Diversified Fund Investments

The Freeland Ventures Difference

Freeland Ventures believes in selecting the best properties to invest in. This starts with disciplined underwriting and due diligence on the multi-family asset. We select properties with high occupancy that are undervalued. We create a custom value-add business plan for each asset. Then, we force the appreciation through value-add execution, adding amenities and increasing revenues. We also select JV partners who are successful, competent, hard-working, and enthusiastic investors who truly know and understand our business model.

We apply our “value-add/value investing” approach to every deal we own/operate, invest in or fund. We take this responsibility very seriously. Our executive team understands market cycles, that real estate is extremely “local,” and that each market is different.

Our focus is on buying, owner/operating and funding undervalued assets with reposition “value-add” opportunities and strong income potential.

Freeland’s integrated vertical business model allows us to buy the asset in a special purpose entity, handle the improvements through Freeland Construction, manage the building through 950 Management and keep investors updated through Freeland Capital Management, all working together to create a seamless business model.


Provide strong, reliable, and consistent passive investment opportunities for all our investors. Provide tenants with clean, quality, upgraded, affordable housing that feels like home. Provide a fun, happy, healthy environment for staff and team members who are focused on getting results for tenants, passive investors, and shareholders.

Passive investors can learn more about how they can invest and partner passively with Freeland Properties through value-add apartments. Learn more and see our deals and offerings when you register on our investor portal. It’s free – no cost or no obligation.