The Matterhorn Group principals are Robert Bock, founder and owner of RJB Investments, LLC and G.D. Chaplin, founder and owner of ChiSpace Investments. They bring 70 years of combined business experience to the Matterhorn Group venture, forming a solid team that successfully acquires, finances, manages, markets and/or sells investment properties.
Their collective strengths, diverse backgrounds and hands-on, “real world” experience equip them to provide private lenders with sound business strategies that consistently reward investors with better-than-average returns. They understand the importance of building strong business relationships-especially in real estate investment-and they work hard to maintain the highest level of integrity that more than lives up to the company name.
Robert Bock transitioned from a 25-plus year career in electrical engineering during which he directed and managed 2 multi-billion dollar projects which built the backbone of the worldwide internet, when he incorporated RJB Investments in early 2006.
Since that time he has been engaged in one form or another of real estate investing for more than 10 years. “I love this business,” Bob says. It allows me to help people and form great relationships, provide for my family’s future, and give back to the community all at the same time.” From his modest beginnings as a rehabber, purchasing one or two properties at a time, Bob has extended his company’s reach to include multi-unit residential deals throughout the Midwest.
Bob enjoys working with private lenders to form solid business relationships. His thorough deal analysis, attention to detail and expertise at structuring win-win deals enables private lenders to maintain a hands-off position, which they find appealing because of their busy lifestyles. “Many of the private investors I work with have full-time jobs, families, and other interests,” Bob says, “so it creates a perfect fit for them to invest profitably with very little commitment of their own valuable time.”
Bob has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and earned a master’s degree, also in electrical engineering, from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He says his education and engineering background have provided him with skills and a knowledge base particularly useful to his current business endeavors. He has the ability to see all the components that go into structuring successful real estate investment deals and how they each fit into the whole. His project management skills are top-notch and enable him to leverage time and resources effectively. Bob, along with the rest of the Matterhorn team, also brings solid Midwestern values and an uncompromising commitment to excellence to all of his business concerns.
G.D. Chaplin brings a track record of over 100 million in sales in his 25 years of business experience including 15 years as a business owner to his position of investor relations director with Matterhorn Group. Colleagues describe him as “having the exceptional ability to create opportunities”, an “ideal negotiator” and “organized and extremely competent,”.
He has owned and operated two medical management companies, which provided management, customer/client relations training, marketing, and financial services to the medical community. His businesses generated millions in revenue annually and the experience enabled G.D. to develop a wide range of skills that translate seamlessly to his current role.
Before starting his own businesses, G.D. was an investment broker with Investors Performance Group. During his tenure he opened 457 speculative investment accounts totaling more than $6.3 million for individual investors in 31 states. G.D. says he enjoys helping people prepare for their future financial needs and believes real estate provides some of the most solid, safe returns of all investment strategies.
“The average person accumulates more of their net worth from real estate than any single other investment,” G.D. says. “This market affords a unique opportunity to those seeking good, safe returns. I feel extremely confident using our acquisition model; we give our “passive” investors a great way to enhance and grow their net worth with very low risk.”
G.D. holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and business administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.