The Team

Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders, no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle.

Ludwig von Mises

Francis D. Schutte

Francis D. Schutte was born out of a French mother and Dutch father and raised in Belgium. He graduated (Master in Applied Economic Sciences) in 1972 at the Antwerp UFSIA University. He soon became an active member of the Belgian financial world. Initially, he operated with a Belgian broker, subsequently with a renowned Canadian research house and with an American Bank. At that time, he became a registered representative with the Montreal and the New York Stock Exchanges. It was only when he was operating with the First Continental Bank of Illinois, that he added technical research to the fundamentals. A couple of years later, he started his own business, became a member of the Belgian Stock exchange and a well know figure in the Belgian financial world.

As founder and first President of the BFTA (Belgian Federation of technical analysts and past-vice president of the IFTA (International Federation of Technical Analysts), he managed different Common Investment funds and even ran a successfully an open portfolio in a financial magazine. Weekly, he published his own market letter and his international advice could be read in many financial publications.

In 1989, he was one of the few predicting the Great Crash of the Japanese stock and real estate markets. He travels all over the world and has a sharp insight of the actual geopolitical and economic situations.


Filip Vercauteren

Filip Vercauteren is one of the best upcoming financial analysts. Young, dynamic, open minded and not prepared to accept ideas without rethinking, he is a real asset for the future. In 2001 he graduated as Master in General Economics and International Relations. He subsequently obtained a MBA at the Vlerinck Management school.

He relocated in Spain and got a function as project manager and sales coordinator in then booming Real Estate market. In this function, he was amazed to see that almost all properties were sold with a substantial mortgage allocated with little or no care. New money was being pumped into the system at an unseen pace. Passionated about macro-economics, he decided to investigate further.

He currently operates as a consultant, providing HNWI (high-net-worth-individuals) and companies on macro-economic issues and general strategy.


Renee’ Shane

Renee’ Shane is a licensed Realtor in Florida. I am honored share the fabulous South Florida lifestyle with you and hope you consider South Florida as your own slice of paradise!

As a native Floridian, I offer a unique value to my real estate clientele. I bring a wealth of information on real estate trends, municipalities and governments, property values and future development plans. I can provide you with a wide selection of investment properties in South Florida. We will ensure you feel extremely comfortable in your purchase decision and guide you though all aspects of the purchase and ongoing property management.

I look forward to assisting you in every way! Welcome to South Florida!

Recognizing the oncoming foreclosure market in Florida (one of the highest foreclosure markets in the world), Renee quickly changed business strategies to begin specializing in short sales long before most people in the industry understood the concept
I became a Certified Short Sale Expert (SFR) in 2007. "This certification has enabled me to help my clients capitalize with distressed property investment opportunities. We are now seeing a multitude of investors in the St Lucie real estate market due to the noteworthy price declines. Port St. Lucie is 33.3% below market value in median home prices as reported by IHS Global Insights and PNC Financial Services. Our area will continue to be a focal point for below market purchasers well into 2011.

"Now is the perfect storm of buying - huge inventory to choose from, lowest prices in years and historically low interest rates. This is the first time in quite a while that investors can purchase a property with minimum money down and have a positive cash flow." Does that mean she thinks the bottom has hit? "Probably not, but there are great buys out there at the moment."

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