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Chris Shanahan

Director, Investment Review

In his role as Director, Investment Review at PENSCO, Chris Shanahan uses his expert level of knowledge of alternative assets, including promissory notes, REITs and real estate, to determine whether investment opportunities can be held in self-directed IRAs. This might entail working with a mortgage broker or investment sponsor to determine if their latest deal is eligible to accept IRA funds, or helping a PENSCO client successfully invest IRA dollars in a new real estate opportunity.

Chris also spends his time attending sales conferences, meeting with mortgage brokers and investments sponsors to keep up-to-date on the latest real estate investment trends.

Chris holds a B.S. from the University of San Francisco, and is a Certified IRA Services Professional through the American Bankers Association.

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Self-Directed IRA Rules: Understanding Who is a Disqualified Person

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Can My Self-Directed IRA Invest in an LLC?

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