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Driven Capital Partners is a Santa Barbara based real estate investment firm focused on acquiring and managing value-add real estate investments on behalf of our principals and investor partners. DCP’s emphasis is on industrial & multifamily properties that are well-located with sound physical and economic fundamentals. Our industrial portfolio is primarily in the midwest, where we own high quality properties at a reasonable basis with upside through operations and leasing. Our multifamily portfolio is based in Santa Barbara where we have a strong competitive advantage and can create tremendous value through development, repositioning and adaptive reuse.

DCP has sponsored 25 investment partnerships to date and maintains a current portfolio of 15 properties. We are a forward-thinking firm engaging in value creation for investors by identifying, acquiring and managing high quality commercial real estate assets.

Our Principals are DCP's largest investor and our employees and affiliates are meaningfully invested across the portfolio, ensuring the highest level of alignment between DCP and investors.


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DCP's Principals

Matt Shamus

At the age of 20 Matt got his real estate license, sold his childhood home for a tidy profit, and has been hooked on real estate investing ever since. Matt began his real estate investing journey acquiring and renovating single family and small multifamily properties, forcing value through physical improvements and efficient property management. His strategy was to purchase undervalued properties in desirable neighborhoods and improve them, thereby increasing cash flow and the value of the underlying real estate. Matt brings this same simple but effective approach to larger commercial properties via Driven Capital Partners. 

Matt has enjoyed a successful entrepreneurial career spanning the finance, real estate and technology industries. Prior to founding DCP, Matt spent 6 years at Facebook where he developed programs to introduce the internet to the poorest countries in the world via Facebook’s initiative, developed Facebook’s original Facebook for iOS app and launched a subscription business model for video content creators. Prior to Facebook Matt founded two music technology companies after beginning his career as an investment banking analyst. 

Matt has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis.

Dan Kennedy

Dan has actively invested in real estate since 2011, focusing on well located investments with strong cash flow in markets from California to Texas. In 2017, Dan began divesting his Single Family Residence portfolio to focus on commercial real estate acquisitions. Dan started investing in syndications, allowing him to further diversify his holdings in Class A Student Housing developments in downtown Los Angeles. 

At Driven Capital Partners, Dan's focus is on asset management and investor relations. Dan manages DCP's portfolio of assets meticulously, optimizing each property's potential while implementing the business plan that was put in place upon acquisition. 

Dan retired from a 12 year professional soccer career in 2017 where he most recently played for the LA Galaxy. Dan was selected by his peers to represent Major League Soccer players as an Executive Board member for the players association. In this role he was responsible for Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations, strategic planning, executive team building and budget approval. As a former athlete, Dan is passionate about educating all professional athletes on real estate investing and the tremendous benefits of establishing a strong real estate portfolio leading into life after an athletic career. 

Dan has an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.

Featured Properties

165,171 square foot multi-tenant industrial distribution center on ~9 acres. The front-loaded distribution property is 100% occupied by four established tenants who benefit from the building’s close proximity to major railroads, freeways, and the port of St. Louis in the heart of St. Louis’ largest industrial submarket, the North Riverfront Logistics Hub.  

Adaptive reuse development in prime location in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. Conversion of office property to 23 multifamily units. The project has received high praise from city officials for accomplishing the lofty goal of adding much needed housing in a dense multi-use zone starving for affordable housing options. 

140,000 square foot multi-tenant industrial med-tech center on 10.5 acres in affluent Minneapolis suburb Eden Prairie. The property is 100% occupied by eight established and quality tenants who benefit from the building’s close proximity to white collar employees and, flexible construction type and central location.  

Santa Maria Town Center is an Opportunity Zone investment consisting of two projects: The Lofts and Alvin Newton Apartments, together approximately 186 apartments and ~6K sq ft of commercial space. The Lofts is an adaptive reuse of a former department store with 104 loft-style apartments in 2 stories of double-height loft spaces. Alvin Newton Apartments is a new construction 6-story building with 5 stories of market rate apartments (82 units) and 6k square feet of ground floor commercial space. 

"I’ve worked on many real estate projects with DCP over the past 5 years, and they have exceeded my expectations each time. Every project I’ve invested in has delivered on time and on the projection. Very professional and highly knowledgeable."

Adam C.

Insurance Broker

"It is a rare combination when you find a team that not only has depth of knowledge, analytic abilities, understanding of market conditions, and hands-on experience with real estate investment, but also has emotional IQ and communication skills to connect with you on a personal level. "

Corey W.

Sr. Product Manager

"DCP opened my eyes to the ability to access leveraged investments via self directed IRA funds. Thorough due diligence and measured risk in the right market made this an easy decision for me and my family. "

Davis F.

Private Mortgage Banker

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