Our Team

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Jennifer Barner

Managing Partner

Jennifer Barner is the founder of Lighthouse Ventures, a private equity real estate investment firm.  She is a real estate investment specialist and entrepreneur with a real estate background including rehabbing, wholesaling, lease options and buy-and-hold rental properties. Prior to turning full time real estate investor Jennifer worked in sales at both IBM and Microsoft managing software implementations. She has also helped to launch several lifestyle and health companies. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Washburn. She lives in the Kansas City area with her husband and four children. As a real estate investor, her multi family portfolio consists of 590 doors. Over the last three years, she has rehabbed over 19 homes of which 16 were completed in 2019.  Jennifer has successfully leveraged her IRA to purchase many of their single family properties which have netted returns of 9-26%.  Her passion is to help others learn how to do the same.

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Brett Bumgarner

Managing Partner

Brett Bumgarner is an experienced Real Estate Investor and a Lean Six Sigma Certified Sr. Level Project and Process Improvement Manager from Central Iowa.  He has 15 years of progressive leadership experience and has had consistent success in achieving revenue, cost, delivery and productivity goals. He is passionate about organizational improvement and can rapidly identify deficiencies and provide the vision and leadership to drive operational excellence.

In addition to his multifamily experience, Brett has been involved in over 20 single family rentals since 2012, over 30 residential remodels and renovations since 2012, residential new-construction/framing, residential remodeling, construction project management and building permit procurement.  He is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent in KS and MO.

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Mandy McAllister

Managing Partner

Mandy has been an entrepreneur since she was 12 years old. Her expertise includes repositioning underperforming assets to increase cashflow and value. Her portfolio is currently comprised of 144 doors, primarily B- class workforce housing.  Ms. McAllister has found success in college towns with student housing as well as urban centers. Her passion is to help others define their path to financial freedom. Mandy attended Mercer University (where she was a scholar-shipped Division I volleyball athlete) where she finished the top graduate in Marketing. Her academic career then took her to DePaul University where she was awarded her Masters in Economics. Mandy's business career began in Medical Device Sales where she was a perennial top performer. After many years of “chasing commission” she has made it her mission to secure financial freedom for her family and others.

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Rod Khleif


Rod Khleif is a passionate real estate investor who has personally owned and managed over 2000 apartments and homes.  As an accomplished entrepreneur, Rod has built several successful multi-million dollar businesses. But ask Rod what he is most proud of, and he will tell you about his work as a community philanthropist, over the past 14 years Rod’s work has benefited more than 40,000 underprivileged community children. Khleif has combined his passion for real estate investing with his personal philosophy of goal setting, envisioning, and manifesting success to become one of America’s top real estate investment professionals.