Investor Connect: AJ Shepard of Uptown Properties

Investor Connect: AJ Shepard of Uptown Properties

November 16, 2021 by investor

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes AJ Shepard, Co-owner of Uptown Properties.

Uptown Properties offers a full range of property management services tailored to you as an investor, homeowner, or landlord. They have an extensive portfolio of single-family homes, townhouses, and condos in the Portland Metro area.

They offer to fill vacancies, advertise your rental, handle tenant inquiries, perform background and credit investigations, and more. There are also optional services such as the Certified Pet Program, eviction insurance, and the preventative maintenance program.

AJ is a licensed contractor in Oregon. His experience in real estate started more than 12 years ago in the contracting business. AJ graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has a Master’s of Engineering Systems Management at Texas A&M University.

Finding his passion in real estate and construction management has created an avenue for this company to help provide all services necessary to its clients. Knowing the trade and the ability to manage many allows for streamlined maintenance for the investor’s property at a reduced cost. AJ volunteers at ULI and FRESH to give back to the Real Estate Community. He is an active member of NARPM, the recipient of the Darryl Kazen Scholarship, the current Regional Vice President of the Pacific Division, and the recipient of RMP and MPM designation.

AJ is also the co-host of the Westside Investors Network podcast (WIN). WIN strives to bring knowledge and education to the real estate professional that is seeking to gain more freedom in their life. 

AJ discusses how to maximize investment property profits, and advises investors and startups in the real estate space.

You can visit Uptown Properties at, and via LinkedIn at  

You can listen to the Westside Investors Network podcast (WIN) at and via Twitter at

AJ can be contacted via email at, and via LinkedIn at

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