Affinity Charitable Resources was created to tangibly fulfill the belief that companies should give back to the communities that made them successful. Providing leadership and vision, as well as capital investments, are a few of the ways in which Affinity Charitable Resources achieves its mission.
Affinity Group Management assists the real estate investment industry by offering insurance program management solutions and delivering superior client support services, client inventory control, and efficient billing systems to residential real estate investors across the U.S. Today, AGM administers programs for more than 7,000 individual investors, conglomerates, bulk REO holders, wholesalers and lenders representing more than 60,000 locations in all 50 states.
Affinity Investments bridges the gap between stateside opportunities and overseas finances. Our strong foundation in the American Real Estate Industry, coupled with vast knowledge and hands-on expertise in Global Investments, gives Affinity Investments – and you – a competitive edge over anyone else when matching market gaps with Foreign Capital Surplus.
Affinity Loss Management Services is a key service provider to the NREIG program. ALMS gathers information regarding incidents/losses, provides clients with advice and advocacy, keeps them informed and ushers them through the entire claims process in a professional, compassionate and expedient manner. ALMS does not determine coverage, pay or deny claims. ALMS is committed to providing excellent client care, arriving at the end of the claims process with a better-informed client who is fairly compensated for their covered loss.
Affinity Loss Prevention Services is committed to helping Investors prevent avoidable losses. These losses can result in dollars out of the Investor’s pocket or costly claims payments. ALPS’ mission is accomplished through research and the development of educational programs. These programs promote safety and enable Insurance Programs, Investors, Property Managers and Tenants to make informed decisions and take positive steps in risk avoidance and mitigation.
Affinity Media Services is the media and marketing arm of Affinity Enterprise Group. Its marketing products and services help build enduring brands and profitable businesses. Its print and digital publications facilitate customer communication as well as educate the real estate investment industry.
Affinity Venture Partners is a family of companies within the larger Affinity Worldwide organization, focusing primarily on support and service to the residential real estate investment sector.
Under the leadership of CEO Charlie Fitzgerald, guided by the vision of founders R. Michael Wrenn and Becky Cole, and supported by a very capable team of talented industry professionals, these companies represent the very best in their individual industry verticals.
Altvestors is an educational platform that provides access to alternative investment opportunities experts. Most people are familiar with, or have someone guiding them with traditional investment opportunities: real estate, stocks, bonds, mutual funds. The Altvestors events introduce investors to opportunities in investment grade precious gems, fine art and collectibles, oil and natural gas exploration, socially impactful lending, residential assisted living services, cash accumulation life insurance contracts, among others. They provide investors with the knowledge necessary to determine which alternative investment opportunities meet their individual lifestyle and investing preferences, without the presence of selling pressure.
The American Association of Private Lenders is the national organization representing the private real estate and peer-to-peer lending industry. Its three core principles – Excellence, Ethics & Education – provide a foundation for the next generation of real estate capital – Private Lending. AAPL serves as a catalyst for industry growth by fostering awareness, promoting best practices, and encouraging a standardized code of ethics for its membership.
The Center of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development activates entrepreneurs through a variety of programs, events, and physical spaces built to foster engagement with the entrepreneurial community in Kansas City. Serving entrepreneurs up to the point at which traditional economic development can provide support. They build awareness and foster engagement for students just learning what it means to be an entrepreneur.
Community Buying Group helps small and medium-size businesses in the Real Estate Investment, Landlord, and Property Management industries buy materials as if they were large businesses. Through contracts negotiated with national suppliers like Lowe’s, Sherwin Williams, Sears and more, the 30,000 plus CBG members can purchase products and services they use every day at a better price, adding more money to their bottom line.
COPRSecurity specializes in protecting and maintaining vacant properties nationwide. Our VP Smart Tower is a wireless, automated, security system, custom-built for residential real estate investors. The portable systems saves users a significant amount of time and money by preventing theft and vandalism, plus severe weather and fire alerts help mitigate damage before it’s too late. With the VP Smart Tower, investors can focus on building their business…not protecting it. COPR also offers homeowners a wireless, automated, security system called COPRalrt.
Downtown Emporium offers a relaxed and inviting atmosphere which includes a home décor store and bistro. Located in historic Kearney, Missouri, it boasts a mixture of beautifully merchandised accessories, antiques, new farmhouse-inspired pieces, and the warmth of delicious, chef-quality lunch and dinner menu items.
Event Imagineers is a full service global event, trade show, travel and project management company based in Kansas City, producing world-class events, meetings and conferences designed to grow your business and elevate your brand.
Fairway Suites was founded in 2008 by a hotel industry executive who saw opportunities for golf course owners and hotel developers to join together and create exciting, profitable locations. By leveraging our expertise in identifying qualified site locations, we have helped hotel owners acquire property with pre-built desirable amenities, driving new revenue opportunities and maximizing ROI for hotel owners. Our sites provide a country club atmosphere hotel with golf course and clubhouse benefits in or near epicenters of commercial activity that caters to the weekday commercial traveler, as well as leisure weekend clients, creating a highly desirable venue with substantially less development cost. The golf course owner realizes additional daily play and revenue streams which substantially increases his bottom line and the value of the golf property.
The Golf Hospitality Association (GHA) is the cornerstone of all activities associated with the golf course. It was formed to support and recognize the contributions its members make to the game of golf.
In addition to working behind the scenes to ensure the course is “ready for play,” golf hospitality associates interact with golfers at the start of play and while we are on the course. As such, golf hospitality associates are in a unique position to enhance every facet of the golf experience for the golfer, positively influence that experience, and contribute to sustainable profit for the golf course.
As a network of loyal, dedicated, and educated golf hospitality associates, the members of GHA aspire to professional standards that permeate the activities they provide. We strive to make the game of golf a thoroughly enjoyable experience by imparting our positive attitude, etiquette, and education throughout our duties.
Hickory Global is a general contractor that provides project management, construction, engineering and architecture. They specialize in new home construction, kitchens, basement finishes, opening existing floorplans, and tenant finishes. In its new home designs, Hickory Global utilizes solar energy and insulated concrete form technology, adding insulation, green technology and security.
Kansas City Sports & Fitness has been the “Sports Illustrated of KC” for over 20 years. Each monthly issue is filled with interesting and informative content on Kansas City’s pro sports teams and players, collegiate sports, high school and youth sports, health and fitness. The print publication reaches over 70,000 readers across the metro and is also read online at kcsportspaper.com. It delivers a steady stream of sports and fitness news to additional audiences within the metro via GOOD SPORTS, a daily TV show that airs both on cable and over-the-air TV, and airs weekly as a radio show on Kansas City’s two ESPN stations.
Kearney Culinary Academy is a beautiful, state-of-the art facility that fosters a foodie community built with you in mind. Chef, sommelier and caterer Carey Weir shared her vision with chef Richard McFarlane-Clark and with investors Mike Wrenn and Becky Cole to build a vibrant gathering and kitchen space in the heart of historic downtown Kearney, Missouri. In this 4,000 square-foot comfortable setting home cooks, chefs, instructors, students of all ages, foodies and corporate team builders gather to make food, friends and memories. Offering private parties, kids’ classes, a weekly Master Chef Series, a commercial bakery, peer and chef demo classes, offsite catering services and more, we are buzzing with activity and excitement and we want you to be a part of it. Check out our available classes here and sign up today – or come by for a visit. We look forward to meeting you and bonding over something delicious!
Located in historic downtown Kearney, Missouri’s Old Church Plaza, Kearney Old Church Treasures was born from the huge private collection of rare and unique items owned by entrepreneur Mike Wrenn. Kearney Old Church Treasures’ offerings include antique, primitive and vintage furniture, glassware, collectibles, toys, art deco pieces, Disney memorabilia, Hummel and Precious Moments figurines, and jewelry.
LendSite is a portal designed to connect real estate investors in need of private loans directly with the best lender. Whether it’s a $50 thousand or $50 million loan, the portal connects borrowers with lenders who can fund loans across the nation. It’s simple and free to use; just go to lendsite.com to get started.
The Magic of Marceline Development Co., LLC is an organization committed to the economic development of Marceline, Missouri. The rich history of this community, combined with its logistical advantages, competent work force, business-friendly environment, and community pride at being the boyhood hometown of Walt Disney make Marceline an attractive place for business and families to call home.
National Real Estate Insurance Group has been designed to meet the unique needs of residential real estate investors who are underserved by traditional insurance agencies and brokers. NREIG delivers custom insurance products to provide appropriate coverage options for anyone involved in the real estate investing industry. Clients range from individual property investors to large-scale investors, turnkey operators, lenders, property managers, landlords and rehabbers. The group serves over 65,000 locations across all 50 states.
The Professional Real Estate Investors and Managers Alliance brings together a pack of industry leading professionals dedicated to the evolution and elevation of the real estate investment space. A membership provides the resources necessary to empower you — the investor, toward achieving your goals. Whether you want reliable tools for your investment property, or are looking for a place to exchange ideas about best business practices, PREIMA will show you the way, and knows that success is best found when working together and ultimately never losing sight of the target.
RentFax bridges the gap between data and decisions. With simple inputs, industry leading data and analytics, RentFax provides unbiased reports to guide residential real estate investment decisions. Through RentFax, investors gain access to tools such as the Risk Index, Rent Radar, and Income Outcomes.
Terrace Realty is a Missouri and Kansas licensed real estate brokerage specializing in the sale of greater Kansas City-area single family and investment homes, and in residential and commercial property management through their sister company, Parkway Property Management.
TheHomeMag is a magazine aimed at visually inspiring homeowners to create their ideal living space using local home improvement businesses. The magazine connects homeowners with reputable businesses that can be used to support a wide variety of home improvement projects, updates, and maintenance.
If you’re seeking a life with more time, wealth, and purpose, Think Realty. Whether you are a seasoned real estate investor or just starting out, Think Realty is your central source for all the tools you need to succeed. Member benefits include: Advocacy, Legal, Education, Events & Networking, Tips & Trends, Deep Discounts, and Buying Power.
Think Realty Real Estate Services brokers transactions for real estate investors. Its agents have expertise in helping investors find and close successful deals, which requires a distinct set of skills, tools and properties. The agents are equipped with specialized training, a technology-focused platform, access to millions in private capital and off-market properties.
Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc., is a resource organization providing the strategic, “how-to” information, resources and connections that help growth-minded small businesses grow to the next level. Thinking Bigger delivers information through a variety of media products, events and other channels easily accessible to business owners, including Thinking Bigger Business magazine, the annual Thinking Bigger Guide to Entrepreneurs and Smart Companies to Watch.
VintageKC magazine was born out of inspiration from the vintage and antique market in Kansas City. This city is quickly becoming a destination for vintage hunters, refinishers, restorers and buyers. Our job is to track it, document it, promote it and inspire our readers through images and projects of their own.