About Us

Who We Are

Square Deal Investment Management (SDIM) is a leading real estate investment firm composed of a team of industry experts focused on investment strategies that offer attractive returns to our investors while making a positive impact in the communities where we invest.

We maintain a real estate partnership strategy, enabling select accredited investors the opportunity to participate in large-scale, yield-focused, generational core office assets. Other investment strategies include value-add and ground-up development opportunities.

Optimizing Return on Investment

At Square Deal Investment Management, we leverage experience, market research and quantitative analytics to acquire commercial real estate assets. We are committed to optimizing returns while maintaining full transparency and integrity. We maintain a real estate partnership strategy, enabling select accredited investors the opportunity to participate in large-scale, yield-focused, generational core office assets. Other investment strategies include value-add and ground-up development opportunities.

Evolution of Square Deal Investments

1920’s

Gene McLaughlin founded the Square Deal Grocery in Austin, Minnesota.

Gene’s son Dave started his career working for one of the nation’s largest meat producers, George A. Hormel and Company.

1973

Dave McLaughlin along with his partner Paul Allen, co-founded Advance Meat Company, a manufacturer of hamburger patties and breaded beef products based in Enid, Oklahoma.

Advanced Food Company grew into one of the largest and most respected food production companies in the country.

2010

The McLaughlin and Allen families sold a majority interest in Advance Food Company.

2013

The McLaughlin family identified a need to position resources for the future. Square Deal Capital, Inc. was created and aptly named after Gene McLaughlin’s original grocery store in Minnesota.

Square Deal Capital, Inc. is the single-family office for the McLaughlin family. It deploys assets in a variety of directed and managed strategies including public equities, commercial real estate and development, private equity, and fixed income.

2016

Square Deal Investment Management, Inc. is established to serve as the asset management and investment allocation arm of Square Deal Capital, as well as manage a real estate partnership strategy comprised of an expanding pool of accredited investors.