Who We Are

Ron DeVall

An experienced forensic financial investigator, Ron successfully builds and coaches award winning teams that provide complete investment, financial management and real estate services.  His quiet confidence instills trust.  His high standards and command presence  loyalty.

As a motivator and problem solver, Ron helps his clients achieve their goals. Ron represents individuals, corporations and foundations in acquisition, disposition and recovering.  He’s the past Chairman of the Business Opportunities Council and a holds a graduate degree in business management and accounting.

Ron’s long term credentials include administering the Film Producers defined contributions pension plan, and recommending investments for its strategic mergers and acquisitions fund.  Under his careful management, the pension plan’s expansion was up more than eight percent a year.

Appointed by former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley to the Los Angeles Film Development Council, Ron managed the Film Craftsman Association’s ongoing and daily business affairs. He served the association as a trustee, investment advisor, contract negotiator and mediator. Ron improved efficiencies and reduced operating expenditures while maintaining its full range of services to the organization.


Hans Mangelsdorf

As a young professional working with investments and finance, Mangelsdorf began his career with Ashwill-Burke, a commercial real estate developer.  After its takeover, he moves to Wells Fargo Bank’s elite Beverly Hills entertainment group.  Then moving to American Savings’ real estate management team, he helps re-engineer its real estate operations. A skillful problem-solver, Mangelsdorf manages the Thrift’s investment properties, branch system, special assets, troubled loan portfolio and record-setting REO sales.

As one of the first to join the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), Mangelsdorf becomes a U.S. Congressionally appointed Receiver, with duty stations in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Newport Beach and Washington, D.C.  While on detail to the Senate Committee:  Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Mangelsdorf helps RTC establish itself, achieve its record-setting goals and then sail into its own timely sunset.

Together with Walt Disney’s Chief Imagineer and KPMG’s Managing Partner, Mangelsdorf opens Imersiv, a theme park company.  Together, they merge into the Auburn Companies, which includes Auburn Financial, Auburn Business Brokers and Auburn Properties – all full service real estate venues.

Today, Hans Mangelsdorf has acquired, designed, financed, built, renovated, managed, restructured, leased and disposed more than 40,000 assets worth some $400 billion. With his high ethical standards, confidence gained from real life experience and the ability to make the tough decisions, Mangelsdorf provides insight and value to clients around the world.