While I do not know of this person, it has always been my policy to be very, very, very cautious of folks who advertise partneships on line to people they do not know.
While I am a Christian I too have had to learn the hardway that often the folks that have to tell you that or advertise that they are Christian are using your beliefs to cloak their misdeeds.
People of faith don’t need to tell you that fact. It should be seen in their actions. If it is seen only in words then red flags should go up quickly as to me there is no greater lie.
While no one is perfect and people of faith will fall and fail, it is their motivations, heart and actions and not their boasts that you need to take into account.
You will quite often find tenants, buyers (on notes), salesman and others that hit you right away with over the top suggestions of their great faith I am sorry to say that most often these folks are well aware of their true lack of character that they feel compelled to try and overcome it with copious amounts of “faith” statements in the hopes that you will be deceived and overlook all of their actions to the contrary. Again, I can find no greater deception or lie.
I also admit that I have never been comfortable with “partnerships” but I do understand that many here are and have been very successful with them and on a scale far larger than I may ever come close to.
I am an admitted control freak when it comes to my money, my work and my future. With that said, I cannot fathom why anyone would partner with a stranger who advertises on the internet to “partner” with other strangers. Partnerships are much like a business marriage. We need to do our very best to choose our partners wisely. Remember that you will have to work with these folks daily for what could be many years. You will have to open yourself up and give up some control in your lives to these strangers. If they promise “easy money” in some form or large returns for little risk or effort this should send up red flags. Get to know these people by their past actions first. Find out what their true exprience is and who respects them in this industry and why. Even then you will find out that most all of us here have known people we thought were true investors and respectable friends who turned out to be crooks who stole money from our friends.
If an attorney and long time friend can steal over $500,000 from Lonnie Scruggs, I assure you a stranger can do that to you over the internet. “Investor beware.”
If you need to partner, then look at the folks here for example and see if their current partnerships are successful and fair. See if each party is doing their part and fulfilling their obligations to the partnership.
One of the concerns that I have always focused on is trying to point out folks that may be intentionally or even un-intentionally posting bad or dangerous information. One bad deal early on in an investment career can make people quit who otherwise would go on to do great things.
Trust your gut on these things and realize that sometimes our minds and enthusiasm overide our gut feelings, even to our own demise.