Management


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Robert P. Johnson
Founder, President, Since 1970.

Founder, director and majority owner of AEI Capital Corporation. He is involved in the development, analysis, marketing and management of public and private net leased property investment programs. He chairs the AEI investment committee.

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Patrick W. Keene, CPA (Inactive)
Chief Financial Officer, Since 1986.

Certified Public Accountant and Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, and an owner of AEI Capital Corporation. Pat joined AEI in 1986 and is responsible for all accounting and tax matters, including preparation of SEC and investor reports. His prior experience was with KPMG Peat Marwick Certified Public Accountants as an auditor and tax manager.

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Rona L. Newtson, CRCP
Executive Vice President of Compliance & Operations, Since 1993.

Executive Vice President of Compliance and Operations, a FINRA General Securities Principal and an owner of AEI Capital Corporation. Rona joined AEI in 1993 and is responsible for meeting the securities and regulatory requirements for AEI affiliate companies and Funds.

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Marni Nygard, Esq.
Chief Investment Officer, Since 2005.

Chief Investment Officer. Marni joined AEI in 2005 and is responsible for managing acquisition and disposition processes for AEI. Prior to joining AEI, she was employed as an attorney at CI Title in St. Paul, Minnesota in the residential and commercial property departments.

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Jason Ulrich
Executive Vice President of Marketing, Since 2012

Executive Vice President of Marketing and the Regional Marketing Director for the south-central sales region. Jason joined AEI in 2012 and is responsible for marketing initiatives to support Fund and TIC/1031 sales and property acquisitions. He is also responsible for Fund and TIC/1031 sales in the south-central region. Prior to joining AEI, he was President of Popular Front, a full-service advertising and marketing agency based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Paula R. Tillett
Executive Vice President - National Key Accounts, Since 2002.

National Key Accounts Manager and the Regional Marketing Director for the north-central sales region. Paula joined AEI in 2002 and is responsible for broker-dealer relationship management and coordinates the review and approval of AEI Fund offerings. She is also responsible for Fund and TIC/1031 sales in the north-central region. Prior to joining AEI, she was employed with Salomon Smith Barney as a Financial Adviser.

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Brian Schultz
Vice President of Asset Management, Since 1996.

Vice President of Asset Management. Brian joined AEI in 1996 and is responsible for managing tenant lease compliance and property maintenance obligations. Prior to joining AEI, he was responsible for risk management with Travelers Express Company, Inc. and Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

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Michael O'Toole
Executive Vice President of Property Sales, Since 2008.

Executive Vice President of Property Sales. Michael joined AEI in 2008 and is responsible for organizing the offering of AEI Fund properties via direct sale or as TIC/1031 replacement properties. He educates investors and advisors with respect to TIC/1031 property offerings available from AEI and he works directly with broker-dealers to coordinate the review and approval of these offerings. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker. Prior to joining AEI, he was employed with Wellson Group, Inc. as an Institutional Land Sales Consultant.

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Michael B. Daugherty, Esq.
Certified Real Estate Property Law Specialist, Since 1987.

Certified Real Estate Property Law Specialist. Michael is special real estate counsel to AEI Fund Management and its Affiliates. He has been representing the company since 1987 and provides independent counsel to the acquisitions, asset management, property disposition and 1031 exchange departments in the evaluation, due diligence and contractual aspects of real estate transactions.