Meet the ERG Team Members
Prior to ERG, Drew was an exchange consultant with a nationwide qualified intermediary (QI) where he oversaw both forward and reverse exchanges and worked one-on-one with clients. After seeing the opportunity in the market, Drew went on to co-found a national QI, where he acted as Vice President of Operations. He oversaw the growth of the company from 4 employees and 1 office to 35 employees and 8 offices across the US.
Anticipating the real estate market decline, Drew and his partners sold to a national real estate conglomerate in 2006. Drew went on to found a private equity firm that focuses on residential investment real estate in the form of holdings and lending which he still manages and operates this firm today. Drew resides in Lakewood, CO with his wonderful wife, Shelby and 3 young children.
Drew is active in the local community as a board member of 3 different non-profits. Drew earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Colorado Christian University. When Drew is not in the office you can find him outside somewhere, whether it be big game hunting, bird hunting, skiing or hanging out on the lake.
Dan has 40 years of legal expertise as an attorney in real estate and construction law and completed his first 1031 Exchange in 1977. He is a graduate of Southern Oregon University and Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. Dan served as legal counsel to a number of real estate professionals and has acted as a principal and real estate agent in many real estate sales and development projects. Additionally, he served as a Municipal Judge for over nine years.
Dan is a nationally recognized seminar leader on Section 1031 Exchanges and has conducted numerous seminars on real estate and construction law and liability and on advanced principals of reverse and construction exchanges. He was a guest speaker at the National Association of REALTOR’s® and CCIM national conventions. Dan is also a past President of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA), the governing trade organization for the 1031 industry. A frequent conference speaker at the local Board of REALTORS® and numerous marketing sessions, Dan has been certified to teach 1031 continuing education (CE) classes in numerous states.
Dan is married to his beautiful wife, Shirley, and has 3 children and 6 gregarious grandchildren. His hobbies include managing a retreat center for the parents of special needs children, skiing, horseback riding and enjoying the outdoors.
Scott graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in Economics. He then went on to attain his JD at the University of Montana School of Law. After spending some time with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Scott went on to become a 1031 Exchange consultant in Denver for three years. After his stay in Denver, Scott honed his consulting skills by diversifying into the additional business fields of medical device and drug manufacturers in Seattle and in San Diego. After the Great Tohoku Earthquake, and subsequent Tsunami, in Northern Japan, in 2011, Scott volunteered with Samaritan’s Purse, in aiding in the cleanup of the disaster affected areas. When he returned to the US, he decided to spend a year teaching English in Japan as well as continuing his consulting online.
After his time in Japan, the lure of 1031 Exchanges, and a return to home, brought him back to the Rocky Mountains of Denver, to continue his 1031 Exchange career as the Director of Operations for ERG. His hobbies include being an automotive enthusiast (he would especially likes to talk about Nissan Z cars, Porsches and Toyota Landcruisers), hunting, running and fantasy football.
Dave has worked up and down the east coast of the United States in investment real estate markets. A degreed accountant with a Master’s in Management, he has taught numerous certified continuing education classes on basic and advanced 1031 strategies at local Realtor associations throughout the country and is a frequent guest of real estate brokerage firms looking to train their agents to strategically use 1031 exchanges to benefit their business and their client’s bottom line.
Dave has over 20 years of experience in all phases of real estate investing from large scale institutional and residential development to small boutique real estate investments such as historical and ecologically sensitive projects, fix-n-flips, rental portfolios, and vacation and resort property development and management. He specializes in discovering multiple ways for each investor to create portfolio enhancing strategies using the power of the 1031 exchange.
Dave is active on the board of the Colorado Online Virtual Academy, the premier college preparatory on-line charter school in the state of Colorado. A former college basketball player and beach volleyball rat, Dave was inducted into the Colorado Christian University Athletic Hall of fame in 2007.. He and his family enjoy frequent travel to developing countries throughout Central America and the Caribbean to provide medical missions work but still struggle to master the Spanish language. Dave and his bride of 30 years, Vicki and four sons make their home on the waters of West Florida and the Keys where they spend their free time sailing, diving for lobster and sending enticing pictures of their adventures to the office.
Dave keeps his office in Florida – Click here for more information
Lu Ann Blough brings 20+ years experience in the title industry, reinsurance and real estate industries to the ERG team. Utilizing her passion for entrepreneurship and networking she started a successful mobile notary signing business in 2002 and has been working with the Texas Tax Protest over the past three years. She began her working career at Lloyds of London.
The proud mother of three sons, Matt, Daniel and David. Matt currently works in the insurance industry, Daniel works for a real estate company and David is currently attending Purdue University and plays quarterback for the Boilermakers.
Lu Ann grew up in Deerfield, IL attending Deerfield High School. She spent her undergraduate years at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and contributed as an active member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Lu Ann also spent a semester abroad in Southern France.
An active volunteer of 10 years as an Advocate for Compassion International, Lu Ann’s hobbies include swimming, yoga, traveling and reading.
Lu Ann keeps her office in Texas – Click here for more information
Ken dove into the world of 1031 Exchange by co-founding and heading up a Qualified Intermediary company in Denver in 2012. In early 2019, he and the McCabe family saw a mutual opportunity for him to sell his firm to ERG and come aboard. Ken has been a Certified Exchange Specialist (CES)® since 2016 and currently serves on the CES Council, a national group affiliated with the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA), which is dedicated to furthering Qualified Intermediary awareness, expertise and ethics.
A Colorado native, Ken ventured to Arizona long enough to earn dual undergraduate degrees from ASU, to find his bride (also a Colorado kid) and to realize there's no place like Colorful Colorado. Since returning in the mid-90s, Ken has been a member of several executive teams in the greater Denver area, has earned an MBA from Regis University and has reveled in the fatherhood of two fantastic children. In his free time he enjoys all things soccer and taking in many of the activities Colorado is famous for with family, friends and the family dog, Nellie.