About Us

Spanning almost four decades, from traditional live, outcry auction events to 100% online auctions on FRE.com, the LFC Group of Companies has sold billions of dollars’ worth of real estate globally for clients such as real estate developers, financial institutions, community and investment banks, private investors, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, private equity funds and government agencies.

We provide turnkey auction marketing services for all types of real property, including analysis, evaluation, advertising/public relations, sales and closing supervision. With offices in Newport Beach, California, USA, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, LFC services clients throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

The versatility of our industry-leading auction platform, along with the growth of public non-traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), presented LFC with a unique opportunity that resulted in REITbid. Developed around LFC’s auction marketing experience and expertise, the REITbid website is the industry’s leading secondary market platform for buying and selling public non-traded REIT shares.

The appeal of online auctions as an effective, alternative real estate marketing and sales tool prompted LFC to launch the Accelerated Marketing Program, or AMP®, which provides property development, management and brokerage companies with their own proprietary URLs and branded websites coupled with LFC’s proven auction marketing technology.

As true pioneers of real estate auctions, LFC’s unparalleled knowledge and experience in the industry continues to provide innovative marketing solutions to clients across the world.

LFC Internet Marketing, Inc.

Formed at the dawn of the commercial Internet age, LFC Internet Marketing continues to provide the LFC Group of Companies and its clients with sophisticated, Internet-based technology. The company manages the FRE, REITbid and Republic Escrow websites along with various AMP® websites.

LFC Marketing Services, Inc.

As a licensed real estate brokerage in numerous states throughout the United States, LFC Marketing Services with offices in Newport Beach, California, USA, has auctioned and sold tens of thousands of commercial, residential and land properties and mortgage notes, generating billions of dollars in revenue for its clients.

The company is responsible for the coordination and dissemination of all auction sales information and activities on the FRE website. During each auction marketing campaign, its auction and real estate transaction professionals act as liaisons between the website staff, the advertising specialists at LFC Communications and the real estate professionals who represent the properties locally. Once an auction ends, LFC Marketing focuses its attention on working with the buyer and the staff at Republic Escrow Corporation toward a successful closing.

LFC International Real Estate Brokerage, LLC

As a licensed real estate brokerage in numerous venues throughout the world, LFC International Real Estate Brokerage, with offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is responsible for all property sales outside the United States.

Share Trading Associates, LLC

The company owns and manages the REITbid website, which is the industry leader regarding buying and selling by auction of public non-traded REIT shares on the secondary market.
Click here to learn more about REITbid

LFC Communications, Inc.

Providing graphic design, media planning, and public relations services, LFC Communications is a full-service, international advertising/public relations agency. The company utilizes LFC’s proprietary advertising tracking/response system to deliver targeted cost-effective and results-oriented auction marketing campaigns. The seasoned professionals at LFC Communications develop and supervise comprehensive advertising and marketing campaigns incorporating all facets of media including signage; print, broadcast and online advertising; direct mail and public relations focused on driving targeted traffic to each auction event. 
Click here to review samples of global advertising and public relations.

Republic Escrow Corporation

Republic Escrow is an independent escrow company experienced in commercial, residential, land and note transactions. Licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight for almost twenty-five years and bonded with Escrow Agents’ Fidelity Corporation, Republic Escrow is staffed by industry professionals with in-depth transactional knowledge, procedural accuracy and an appreciation for the importance of time. As an integral part of the auction sales process, the company trusts all bid deposits for properties located in the United States and works closely with the buyer and seller at the completion of each auction to process documents, facilitate the disposition of funds and coordinate the closing process.
Click here to learn more about Republic Escrow Corporation

THE STORY OF LFC and THE HISTORIC BUFFALO RANCH

On this photo tour, you will explore the historic Buffalo Ranch, one of the last remnants of the Wild West. This working ranch, located in the heart of Newport Beach, California, doubled as LFC’s corporate headquarters.

At the end of the photo tour, learn more about FRED “KING OF THE HERD” who still watches over everyone at LFC.

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