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The Team

Where the Passion Begins

Welkin Equity is a private equity real estate investment company that helps clients grow wealth by adding quality real estate assets to their portfolios. We make this addition simple, straightforward, and rewarding.

We have a diverse range of real estate experience including both single family and multifamily renovation / re-positioning. We also have experience with managing and acquiring commercial buildings. Our conservative approach and analytical skills enable us to clearly assess risk and invest wisely to maximize client returns while preserving their principal. 

Founded by husband and wife team Adam and Shawnda Beckstedt, Welkin Equity continues to search for the best return on investments that are available. We have built a strong network of seasoned real estate professionals and trusted advisers to source, close, and manage investments for not only us but our investors as well.

Adam & Shawnda Beckstedt

Founder and Fund Specialists

Adam and Shawnda are high school sweethearts who own and manage several multifamily and single family homes within Indiana and Ohio. Adam has owned and managed a multi-million dollar company based on customer service and built strong relationships for nearly 2 decades before selling it at its peak in 2016 to focus on real estate.

Eager to help others in need, they spend their time giving advice to new investors and entrepreneurs looking for answers through local meet-ups, mentoring, and Adam has started his own YouTube channel to help others learn not only about real estate, but investing in other avenues as well.


Robert Ritzenthaler

Senior Advisor

For the past 17 years Robert has been involved in completing over $1 Billion of commercial and multi-family real estate transactions from New York to Florida.
During that same time Robert was instrumental in building a commercial construction company and property management business to further monetize the portfolio investments that were made. Robert has also spent time on Wall Street helping raise capital and launch a $72 million technology hedge fund.
He has guided equity partners on over a dozen acquisitions ranging from real estate to manufacturing and been responsible for raising capital for these projects and completing due diligence. As a CPA with many years of CFO experience, Robert also understands the importance of knowing the numbers and managing risk.


Jens Nielsen

Senior Advisor

Originally from Denmark, Jens now resides in Colorado enjoying the wondrous mountains. Jens is an avid cyclist and outdoorsman in his free time.  He has a passion for IT, Real Estate, and helping others. In addition to hundreds of apartment and mobile home units, he also owns thousands of storage units.


Jay Redding

Senior Advisor

A Fort Wayne native, Jay continues to grow his family business alongside his son-in-law Kyle Cassidy. He is a landmark real estate investor in the market and has spent a countless amount of time teaching and helping others.

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I have watched Adam develop himself and grow his skill set in significant ways in the few years I have known him.  When met with unexpected challenges, I have seen firsthand Adam's resourcefulness come to the forefront as he works to find ways to meet and overcome the obstacles facing him.  If given the opportunity to do so, I will not hesitate to collaborate with him on future projects and business dealings.

Dr. Drew Wiard, Pharm.D., RPh, MBA, BCPS

I have known Adam many years. He has always conducted his business dealings with professionalism and great pride. I especially am impressed with his knowledge and thoughtfulness in all related aspects of his business. He has always approached me with great questions and great insight into his insurance. It is rare for a business owner to have this knowledge across difference business disciplines. I would recommend and feel very confident that in any business dealings Adam would be a thoughtful partner that would make any venture a success!

Matt Nietert - Owner of Nietert Insurance

Since meeting Adam a few years ago, our relationship has grown significantly.  As their real estate business has expanded, I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Shawnda, as well.  I always enjoy working with Adam and Shawnda.  Their integrity in business dealings has provided me with a high level of comfort, and their dedication to grow their business the right way makes me look forward to continue working with them.

Joe Cavacini - Vice President Commercial Lending and Business Development at First Federal Savings Bank

I have known Adam Beckstedt for approximately 15 years. During this time, I have had multiple business dealings with him. He has always been available, honest, customer service oriented, and handled himself with ethics and a person of integrity.

Mark Searles - Erie Insurance Material Damage Supervisor

I have had the privilege of watching Adam grow and develop his mindset, skill set and confidence in the real estate investment process.  He has a hunger to continually learn and perfect his skills.  That continual effort is yielding excellent returns and opportunities.  He is someone that operates with the highest integrity and completes a thorough due diligence process.  There is no doubt, that he will continue to have success in the real estate space.

Jay Redding - Real estate investor

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