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Benjamin D. Summers Adagio in 2005 with an initial focus on constructing leveraged arbitrage trades between comparable sales and income-based valuations in the residential income market while consulting to other financial firms regarding real estate and energy matters.

These efforts lead to Adagio developing its innovative Asset-Based Lending (ABL) fund and boutique investment banking services specializing in the application of risk engineering to the real estate investor and energy markets as a means to better serve the private capital markets.

Ben is currently a FINRA Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law) licensee and Realtor having developed the Accredited Investment Professional designation & curriculum, which teaches real estate investors how to invest like buy-side financial professionals.

For more information on how to develop competitive investing strategies and access the capital markets like an institutional-grade financial professional, explore Adagio's Accredited Investment Professional (“AIP”) course at or Adagio's investment banking services at

Investment Clubs: How to Gain the Exclusive Access of the Top 1%

There are two distinct classes of investors as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Non-accredited and accredited.

Accredited investors, roughly speaking, have a net worth of at least $1 million and/or make a minimum of $250,000 per year.

Non-accredited investors are everyone else. But did you know… there’s a little-known solution that affords non-accredited investors the opportunity to participate in the exclusive securities offerings of hedge funds and invest like the top 1%?

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How to Value Residential Real Estate – Investors vs. Homeowners

One of the most pervasive challenges facing the residential real estate market is determining property values. When it comes to residential property, most end-use buyers think in the same terms as renters: Monthly housing expenditure.

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