CEO and Investor Relations Manager
Dr. Allen Lomax is the CEO and Investor Relations Manager of Steed Talker Capital, a multifamily real estate investment firm committed to enhancing the quality of life for communities and investors.
I have been blessed to spend my professional career in a field that has brought pleasure and fulfillment. For over three decades, I’ve served as higher education student affairs administrator and taught college student development and psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I’m fortunate to be able to stay in contact with students I taught decades ago and observe as their careers have grown and flourished.
As an elementary school child, I was labeled a “slow-learn.” What today would be identified as dyslexia, in those days, translated as “not very bright.” This stigma, which became internalized, followed me into high school, where the high school counselor recommended that I not consider college but rather should go into a trade. The world told me, and for many years, I believed, I was intellectually defective. Today, I hold a Doctorate in Psychology.
Overcoming the internalized stigma of intellectual inferiority revealed the power of my core strengths of determination and tenacity. Employing these characteristics with the inherent strength of congruent empathic understanding, I found enormous fulfillment in developing a successful leadership career in university education. With the ease of transition to real estate investing, I have done fix-and-flip, buy-and-hold apartment rentals, spec home development, mobile home park ownership, and commercial real estate syndication.
Through real estate investing, I made what I thought at the time was a fortune, then lost it all in 2007. From the depths of loss and defeat, I learned the art of ongoing recovery to rise again like the phoenix. I often reflect that the worst days of our lives can be the best as they often open doors of opportunity that we never dreamed possible. Though the devastation of 2007 was painful, it proved to be the catalyst that challenged my limited beliefs about financial wealth and catapulted my financial well-being far beyond what I could previously ever have imagined.
Allen now focuses his efforts on capital raising in support of his mission to empower fulfilled professionals to dramatically enhance their financial well-being through passive hands-off real estate investments.