Archer Investment Advisors



Archer advises investors who buy and sell investment properties of any scale. For investors performing a tax-deferred 1031 Exchange, we invest their proceeds into large scale, institutional grade commercial properties that provide a truly “hands off” management experience. They also provide the potential for higher cash flow, appreciation and depreciation. We have assisted hundreds of investors in 1031 Exchange, and developing their own diversified portfolio of institutional real estate.

Founder Leslie Pappas acts as Due Diligence Officer for Archer and performs site visits of our offerings. No other representative in the DST or TIC industry personally visits as many properties as Leslie does. Our investors feel more security in knowing that Leslie has seen the properties in which they invest. This is a distinctive factor in choosing to work with Archer over other firms that do not perform this additional work on behalf of their clients.

Leslie has been cited on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and The Wall Street Journal regarding her work in Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) real estate investments. Across her 33 years of experience in investments and financial services, she has participated in over $2.5B in real estate transactions. Leslie is a Real Estate Broker in several states, and holds the Series 7, 22, 39, 63, 65 and 99 Securities Registrations. She is a Certified Commercial Investment Member, a credential that only 10,000 brokers worldwide have achieved. Leslie is also a LEED Accredited Professional and can manage the evaluation, development and redevelopment of projects hoping to achieve LEED certification through the USGBC. Leslie has an MBA from New York University ’82 and a BA from Vassar College ’80. Leslie lives in Silicon Valley and enjoys her four miniature wirehaired dachshunds, Riley, Scout, Lizzie and Jack, and boating.

Laurie McLoughlin is a Registered Securities Representative. She is based in San Diego and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, greater Boston and in Canada. She began her career as a teacher and found the perfect marriage of her passions of investing and educating at Archer Investment Advisors. Laurie has a Masters in Education from Lesley University and Bachelor’s degree from Carleton University. She holds the series 22 and 63 securities registrations. Laurie invested in DSTs with Archer prior to joining the firm. Laurie brings both her personal and professional experience with 1031 Exchanges and Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) to help investors learn about the industry. She assists them as they evaluate the pros and cons of each offering, and guides them through every step of the process. Laurie is married, a mom of 2 teen sons, and a Goldendoodle named O’Malley. She is a fused glass artist in her spare time.

Michael McLoughlin is a Registered Representative. He is based in San Diego and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Michael played D1 golf for the University San Francisco where he earned his B.S. in Business Administration. He began his career in the mortgage industry and has been involved in the real estate investment industry since 2009. Michael is proud to be part of the Archer family and enjoys the opportunity to share both his personal and professional experiences with 1031 Exchanges and Delaware Statutory Trust (DSTs) to help investors learn about the industry. He assists them as they evaluate the pros and cons of each property or pool of properties, and guides them through every step of the process. Michael is happily married to Laurie McLoughlin, who is also a representative with Archer Investment Advisors. He is a dad of 2 sons, and a Goldendoodle named O’Malley. Michael prefers to spend his free time out on the golf course, going to a movie and eating chicken parm at his favorite Italian restaurant.

Declan Marmion  has been a registered Rep since 1995 and in the 1031 industry since 2008.
He lives in Orange County and grew up in San Diego. Declan has two teenage sons Aidan and Brendan. He graduated from California State University Northridge in 1993.
Experienced as a stockbroker, financial planner and external wholesaler for 1031 sponsors.  He currently holds series 4, 7, 24, 63 and 65 and is a Chartered Financial Consultant.

Securities offered through LightPath Capital, Inc., (Member FIRNA/SIPC). Leslie Pappas, Laurie McLoughlin, Michael McLoughlin are independent registered representatives of LightPath Capital, Inc. Click here for full disclosure.


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This is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any security, which can only be made by prospectus. Please be aware that this material cannot and does not replace the Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) and is qualified in its entirety by the PPM. This website contains information that has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however, Archer Investment Advisors and LightPath Capital, Inc. and their representatives do not guarantee the accuracy and validity of the information herein. Please read the PPM carefully in its entirety before making an investment decision, and pay attention to the “Risk” section of the PPM. This material is not intended as tax or legal advice so please speak with your attorney and/or CPA prior to considering your investment and for information regarding IRC Section 1031. Leslie Pappas, Founder of of Archer Investors, has been interviewed as an industry expert on syndicated real estate and her commentary has appeared in various media outlets. Her book, Cashing in Tax Free, was also featured on several media outlets upon its release in 2016. Investors should perform their own investigations before considering any investment. Investing in real estate and 1031 exchange replacement properties may not be suitable for all investors and may involve significant risks. These risks include, but are not limited to, lack of liquidity, loss of principal, limited transferability, conflicts of interest and real estate fluctuations based upon a number of factors, which may include changes in interest rates, laws, operating expenses, insurance costs and tenant turnover among others. Investors should also understand all fees associated with a particular investment and how those fees could affect the overall performance of the investment. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results and projected returns are not guaranteed. Employees of Archer Investment Advisors and LightPath Capital, Inc. do not provide tax or legal advice, as such advice can only be provided by a qualified tax or legal professional. Archer Investment Advisors is a branch office of LightPath Capital, Inc. Securities offered through registered representatives of LightPath Capital, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.