Mission Statement

Clear Summit Investments seeks to create opportunities for our investment partners to reliably and transparently grow their wealth through the power of real estate.

 

Strategy

Clear Summit Investments focuses on a value-add strategy with the aim of long-term wealth creation. Our strategy has three key steps.

Acquire

Optimize

Stabilize

Acquire 

An often used saying in real estate investing is that you make money when you buy. At Clear Summit Investing we agree wholeheartedly and have made this one of the pillars of our strategy. By acquiring properties that are priced below market or have unrealized potential, the upside potential of a deal is lock in from the start. We scour the markets to find undervalued properties with redevelopment potential. We conduct extensive due diligence and negotiate to ensure the project meets our investment criteria. The final step in the acquisition process is pooling funds from our investors to make the deal happen.

Optimize

Every property is different, and we develop a unique Value-Add Plan (our version of a business plan) for each one. The Value-Add Plan addresses how we can reposition the property to achieve its highest and best use, reduce expenses, increase revenue, improve sustainability, and add value to our tenants. We consider the zoning of the property, the physical condition of the property and deed restrictions to determine the legally allowed possibilities for each properties. Then we look at the local market, demographics, political climate and other environmental factors to determine the best use for the property. 

Stabilize

After we have executed the Value-Add Plan, it is time to reap the rewards. The property is handed over to our asset management team to operate for the long term. Depending on the deal, investors either receive their capital and profits at this time for a quick payout that they can keep or invest in other deals, or they maintain their equity position and enjoy monthly cash flow, asset growth and tax benefits.

Our Company Values

 
 

Our Team

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One day or day one. You decide.
-Paulo Coelho
Zander Kempf
Founder & Real Estate Developer
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Clear Summit Investments is led by it’s Founder, Zander Kempf. Zander has spent years studying all aspects of real estate construction, development and investing. He worked for a commercial developer in Hawaii gaining valuable experience developing retail, industrial, hotel and apartment buildings. Armed with passion and relentless determination, Zander is growing Clear Summit Investments and has the goal of owning 1000 housing units by the end of 2022.

Service to our Country

Zander achieved the rank of Captain while serving as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army. As a Platoon Leader, he was part of the effort that freed the city of Mosul, Iraq from ISIS. After his deployment, Zander became the Signal Detachment Commander of the 3rd Special Forces Group providing communication networks for teams in the Middle East and Africa. During his time in service, Zander received three Army Commendation Medals and a Combat Action Badge. Zander is honored to have had the opportunity to serve his country and to lead and mentor his team of soldiers.

Degrees

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Business Concentration

Bucknell University 

Capital Markets Graduate Certificate

UNC Chapel Hill

Commercial Real Estate Development Graduate Certificate

Cornell University 

Achievements

Built Landscaping Company at age 17
Employed 12 workers
Co-Founder of Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity
Bucknell University Chapter
Eagle Scout

Personal Constitution

“I believe that success is achieved not by an individual but by a team, and that working together with your friends, family, and community is the only way to get there. I will focus my efforts exclusively on areas that produce scalable long-term results. Every decision that I make will be with my end goals in mind. I will never stop until my goals have been accomplished. 

Focus, execute, win… again, and again, and again.”

-Zander Kempf

Work Life Balance

Nothing is more important in life than happiness. You have two choices in life, live to work or work to live. We believe the latter not only allows for a truly happy life, but also provides the most sincere form of motivation to succeed in business. 

 

Zander is an avid outdoorsman. He spends his time living in Hawaii where he enjoys free diving, rock climbing, mountain biking and kiteboarding. When he is back in his home state of New Hampshire he enjoys skiing. On his bucket list is the plan to climb the tallest peak on every continent (sorry Mom). Zander enjoys traveling the world and learning about other cultures. So far, he has visited nearly two dozen countries.

Principal Broker
Clear Summit Realty
A Clear Summit company
Heather Valdes
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Teamwork makes the dream work!
-John C. Maxwell
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Heather has been a full-time licensed real estate broker since 2008. She specializes in locating distressed properties and has managed the sale and rehabilitation of 25 apartment complexes with the largest being a 300 unit apartment complex. Heather’s commercial real estate experience include brokering warehouses, land, small retail center leases, a medical office condo building, and two hotels. Heather is using her wealth of experience to bring new investment opportunities to Clear Summit Investments.

B.S. Business and Marketing

Full-Ride Basketball Scholarship

University of Texas Permian Basin 

Arizona Real Estate Broker

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Opportunities don't happen. You create them. 
-Chris Grosser
Co-Founder
Fortune Properties
A Clear Summit company
Joe Ogren
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Joe is the Co-Founder of Fortune Properties, which manages a portion of Clear Summit's portfolio. He is a Commercial Portfolio Manager responsible for managing commercial related activities including surplus property management, claim management, acquisitions and divestments in the northeast region. Joe also has experience as a Project Manager with responsibilities that included managing budgets and schedules of projects ranging from multi-site portfolios to multi-million dollar major projects, execution of field activities, and leading diverse teams across several states.

 

B.S. Chemical Engineering

Division One Baseball Team Captain
Bucknell University

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"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right."
-Henry Ford
Rachel Gannon
Real Estate Assistant
Clear Summit Investments
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Rachel is a licensed real estate agent and is focused on growing her skillset in all areas related to real estate development, property management and real estate investing. She manages the administrative side of the business, and works closely with company leadership to ensure success.

 

Rachel is a born and raised New Hampshire native. She enjoys spending as much of her free time as possible outdoors with her two dogs during all four of the beautiful NH seasons. Rachel also loves to travel the world, exploring new places outside of her home base.

B.S. Biomedical Science

University of New Hampshire

New Hampshire Real Estate Agent

The Planet

Green is good. It’s better for the planet, the tenants, and the bottom line.

In an effort to take care of our planet, our projects focus on sustainability, reducing energy consumption and sourcing local materials and labor. We are striving for LEED certifications, solar energy, gray water recycling, rainwater capture, and many other techniques. This reduces our environmental impact, creates jobs and helps to build the local economy. ​

 

The People

As developers, we believe that it is paramount to be active and supportive contributors to the community. Every year we donate a portion of our profits to local affordable housing initiatives. We are constantly searching for new-age construction techniques and methods of building housing in a more sustainable and affordable manner. We are committed to the betterment of our communities.