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Robert P. Johnson
Founder, President, Since 1970.

Founder, director and majority owner of AEI Capital Corporation. He is involved in the development, analysis, marketing and management of public and private net leased property investment programs. He chairs the AEI investment committee.

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Patrick W. Keene, CPA (Inactive)
Chief Financial Officer, Since 1986.

Certified Public Accountant and Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, and an owner of AEI Capital Corporation. Pat joined AEI in 1986 and is responsible for all accounting and tax matters, including preparation of SEC and investor reports. His prior experience was with KPMG Peat Marwick Certified Public Accountants as an auditor and tax manager.

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Rona L. Newtson, CRCP
Executive Vice President of Compliance & Operations, Since 1993.

Executive Vice President of Compliance and Operations, a FINRA General Securities Principal and an owner of AEI Capital Corporation. Rona joined AEI in 1993 and is responsible for meeting the securities and regulatory requirements for AEI affiliate companies and Funds.

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Marni Nygard, Esq.
Chief Investment Officer, Since 2005.

Chief Investment Officer. Marni joined AEI in 2005 and is responsible for managing acquisition and disposition processes for AEI. Prior to joining AEI, she was employed as an attorney at CI Title in St. Paul, Minnesota in the residential and commercial property departments.

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Paula R. Tillett
Executive Vice President - National Key Accounts/Distribution Director, Since 2002.

National Key Accounts Manager and the Regional Marketing Director for the north-central sales region. Paula joined AEI in 2002 and is responsible for broker-dealer relationship management and coordinates the review and approval of AEI Fund offerings. She is also responsible for Fund and TIC/1031 sales in the north-central region. Prior to joining AEI, she was employed with Salomon Smith Barney as a Financial Adviser.

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Michael O'Toole
Executive Vice President - Property Sales, Since 2008.

Executive Vice President – Property Sales. Michael is involved in all aspects of AEI’s 1031 property sales activities, including property selection, offering formation, educating advisors and their investors with respect to 1031 properties and offerings from AEI, and managing the sales process of 1031 properties. He also works directly with broker-dealers in coordinating the review and approval of AEI 1031 offerings. Michael is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Certified Commercial Investment Member. Prior to joining AEI, he was employed with Wellson Group, Inc. as an Institutional Land Sales Consultant.

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Phillip Branson, Esq.
Vice President of Portfolio Management, Since 2015.

Vice President of Portfolio Management. Phillip joined AEI in 2014 and is responsible for managing AEI's Portfolio and Asset Management teams. Prior to joining AEI, he was employed as a lease negotiator at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the real estate department.

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Brian Schulz
Vice President of Asset Management, Since 1996.

Vice President of Asset Management. Brian joined AEI in 1996 and is responsible for managing tenant lease compliance and property maintenance obligations. Prior to joining AEI, he was responsible for risk management with Travelers Express Company, Inc. and Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

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Michael B. Daugherty, Esq.
Certified Real Estate Property Law Specialist, Since 1987.

Certified Real Estate Property Law Specialist. Michael is special real estate counsel to AEI Fund Management and its Affiliates. He has been representing the company since 1987 and provides independent counsel to the acquisitions, asset management, property disposition and 1031 exchange departments in the evaluation, due diligence and contractual aspects of real estate transactions.