TNE Capital Group


What we do

  • TNE Capital Group leads teams of like-minded investors in the purchase of B- and C-class value-add multifamily apartment buildings with a goal of providing investors with a tax-advantaged, double-digit cash-on-cash return. We provide a safe, affordable, and clean apartment living environment for families and individual tenants.
  • We look for 100+ unit, value-add opportunities in fast-growing sub-markets of major metropolitan cities with higher population and job growth.  We are currently focusing on Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Orlando and we are looking to expand to other geographies in the future.
  • We do not target turnkey, major re-positioning, and development projects.


Henry Lai


Owner / President

  • Henry Lai is a successful real estate investor who began investing in real estate over 15 years ago. He is a licensed real estate agent in New York, and is currently a general partner in 1860 multifamily units in Texas and Florida, and a passive investor in 923 units across multiple states.
  • His experience in both residential and commercial real estate allows us to leverage his contacts, which leads to more deals for our investors. Moreover, he has invested both actively and passively and implements lessons learned in deals TNE Capital Group offers to investors.
  • Henry has worked in management consulting, Fortune 100 companies, and two start-up companies. He holds a bachelor’s in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.
  • TNE Capital is named after Henry's wonderful parents, Thomas and Eunice Lai. He would like to thank them for all the love, care, and joy they have given him all these years.

Joe Fairless


Strategic Advisor/Partner

  • Joe Fairless, co-founder of Ashcroft Capital, controls over $700,000,000 worth of real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. 
  • A native Texan, Joe grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Texas Tech University. He has been investing in real estate since 2008, and prior to that, was the youngest vice president at an award-winning advertising agency.
  • Joe is the host of the world’s longest-running daily real estate podcast, Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever, where he has interviewed guests such as Barbara Corcoran and Robert Kiyosaki.

Frank Roessler


Strategic Advisor/Partner

  • Frank Roessler, co-founder of Ashcroft Capital, has over 10 years of institutional multifamily investment expertise. Through Frank's career, he has overseen the acquisition of over $800,000,000 of institutional quality multifamily investments and is highly familiar with the local economic markets within dozens of major metropolitan areas.
  • Frank has managed the underwriting, due diligence and contract negotiation of over 35 properties comprising over 5,000 units.
  • Frank has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.