The ThirdIV Team

Third IV managers and our team are available to discuss our vision and operations daily. Being accessible is the key to honest and effective communications. The team of Third IV has decades of experience, we are responsible and accountable to ourselves and our investors. We are driven to serve at the highest level possible.

Ferd E. Niemann IV

Always inquisitive and questioning, I was frustrated when teachers responded to questions with a weak answer, often saying “I’m not a lawyer” or “I’m not accountant.” This motivated me to learn how to answer the questions others dodged and led to my pursuit of the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with focus on Accounting/Finance; Master in Business Administration with focus on Management; and a Juris Doctorate with a focus on Urban Redevelopment, Land Use, and Environmental Law. In addition to this academic background, my work experience has added to my real estate investing foundation. Versed in multiple investment techniques, I attained my Series 6 and 63 securities licenses while in graduate school; then, switching from mutual funds to real estate I began working on tax incentive and appraisal projects for Jackson County, Missouri. I am well versed in tax incentives, municipal bonds, land use planning, property assessment and appraisal, property recording and billing, and multiple other governmental processes. My development and supervision of a tax incentive unit led to millions of dollars in increased revenues for the taxpayers and my knowledge and negotiation skills led to millions more in future savings. These skills have helped me “fill the gap” when financing projects, and have given me an eye for putting deals together. This combination of skills led to my promotions at Jackson County to Director of Economic Development and then Director of Assessment (the youngest Assessor in county history, overseeing a staff of 70 people, an operating budget of $8MM, and property with a valuation of ~$40BB). While running the Assessment Department, I also completed my law degree at UMKC and upon passing the bar exam I took a position at White Goss (one of Kansas City’s premier law firms, recently merged to become Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.).

COO Ferd E. Niemann III’s Education and Work Experience

Growing up working in the family pony business and grocery store business gave me insights into a variety of business situations. I then went to college at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS earning a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management. I have extensive experience working with others in my roles managing grocery stores for Niemann Foods Incorporated, in addition to holding a number of positions in the corporate office. Transitioning into the banking sector, I served as Managing Officer of Property Services for Mercantile Bank where I oversaw construction, purchasing, insurance and property management. My background and interest in real estate have set me up well for my current career endeavor, as both a realtor and investor. I am a licensed real estate broker working with Century 21 and I am a member of the National Association of Realtors. I also oversee operations and manage five mobile home parks in Missouri and Illinois. My son Ferd IV and I have owned and operated a number of LLC’s which rent, buy, renovate and sell residential properties. I have extensive knowledge of the processes, controls and strategies necessary to successfully operate a business. Most of my focus the last few year s has been on mobile home parks. Turning around five mobile home parks in the last three years has been a substantial endeavor and has required proficiency in a variety of areas including, process and people management, interaction with city officials, construction management, leasing and general headquarters operations. I live and work in Quincy, IL traveling to project sites on an as-needed basis.