After the financial crisis in 2008-09, Freestone founder Gary Furukawa purchased three manufactured housing communities with his personal capital to learn about the business. After operating the communities for a few years, he realized what a great investment the right manufactured housing communities could be. Benefits include increasing demand for low income housing, relatively low capital expenses, the potential for tax advantaged cash distributions and inflation protection. Starting in 2015, Freestone started investing in manufactured housing communities in the Midwest on behalf of several of our clients. By 2017, Freestone has become one of the largest owners of manufactured housing communities in the United States. This is a great illustration of how Freestone invests in areas other than ETFs, mutual funds, stocks and bonds. If you want superior investment results, Freestone believes that you need to invest different than the herd. This is the Freestone difference.