About Liberty Management Investments

Who We Are

Liberty Management Investments (LMI) is a full-service Investment Banking firm serving the middle market. LMI is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices currently in Houston, Texas and Scottsdale, Arizona.  Our primary focus areas include but are not limited to:

  • Real Estate Financing
  • Hospitality
  • Medical
  • Oil and Gas/Energy
  • Cannabis/Hemp
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Liberty Management Investments Global is a subsidiary of Liberty Management Investments. This new endeavor will allow us to build relationships and opportunities across the globe. The current worldwide economic crisis is showing in dramatic fashion just how global the economy has become.

As LMI Global, we are looking for growth outside of our home regions and shaking off traditional operating rules in favor of global ideals of behavior. Our approach will be tactical and strategic as we cultivate global growth partners. Our target markets are as follows:

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Kenya
  • South America
  • Middle East

What We Do

  • Construction Financing

  • Debt and Equity Financing

  • Advisory Services

  • Small Business Loans

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Meet Our Incredible Team

LMI’s Principals came together in 2018 when they saw a need to combine their collective 80 plus years of experience to assist clients seeking to obtain financing in an intelligent, simple, and timely fashion.


Flem Hollis

President and Chief Executive Officer

Flem J. Hollis, born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia where he attended D.M. Therrell High School. He was a three star athlete which landed him a football scholarship at Oregon State University.

His job experience started in aviation. He is the nephew of the late Michael R. Hollis, who was the founder and CEO of the first “Black” owned commercial airline, Air Atlanta back in the mid to late 80’s.

Shortly after, Flem started his career in telecommunications, sports management and financial services. Within a few years and experiences later, Flem decided to dedicate himself to the financial banking industry. Where he has been for over 33 years with both traditional and non traditional finance institutions such as; Bell South, AT&T, Life After Sports & Entertainment, Oppenheimer Corporation , First Investors Corporation , Foreign Currency Exchange, Guaranty Bank and Fifth Third bank.

In 2014, Flem’s entrepreneurial spirit was executed when he founded Hollis Capital Services, LLC. A private equity and debt firm operating in Atlanta.  A few years later after much success, he founded Liberty Management Investments and is currently the Chief Executive Officer.

Liberty Management Investments, LLC is a private equity and debt investment firm operating out of Atlanta, Houston and Scottsdale Arizona. Flem and his team had a broader vision for LMI and just launched LMI Mortgage Financing, LLC where they finance commercial and residential properties.


Maurice Stone

Managing Director

Maurice Stone is a senior management executive with over 35 years of extensive entrepreneurial and business management experience.  He is skilled in forming and creating new businesses and new business market strategies.  He maintains an excellent background in business planning, financial planning, market analysis, media presentation, and the activities needed in structuring and implementing a medium to large scale multi-site business.  He has served as a principal and/or senior manager within private and publicly-traded enterprises.

He has been involved as an equity principal and/or agent in various business structured financings in the energy, healthcare, entertainment, food service, and real estate markets.  In addition, he lends his experience and knowledge for companies seeking new and increase market funding in the public and private markets since 2008. 

Mr. Stone also is a knowledgeable and sought after motivational and inspirational speaker on economic development, community development, and other prominent socio-economic issues.  In addition, he, along with the companies he has represented, has received a number of awards for high achievement and excellence in business and innovation.


Roopa Bhandari

Vice President, Small Business Lending

Roopa has been in banking over 20 years. She brings her finance expertise in helping people and various businesses and industries succeed. She has helped various small businesses get financing either through banking or through other private lending entities.

Roopa is always looking to advise the right financial solutions for businesses to help them expand and grow to their full potential, by understanding the businesses and building relationships in a way that makes sure they can fulfill their financial needs.


Dena Dastrup

Vice President, Real Estate Construction

For the past 14-years, Dena has enjoyed working in the world of building and development, franchising, construction/territorial licensing and private financing for various projects around the U.S, Africa and the Caribbean.   She has a passion for Humanitarian Based projects and missions.  Dena has focused on Green/Energy Efficient/Disaster Resistant Resistant/Sustainable Building Options to increase the value of the projects for the investors as well as offering the best benefit to the end user.  Ms. Dastrup has had the opportunity of working with various Construction Companies, Development team and Financial Groups in which she has obtain valuable contacts and relationships.

Ms. Dastrup has had the privilege of working with various government officials and organizations through her involvement in projects in Jamaica, Africa and the U.S. including Puerto Rico.


Ania Lokaj

Executive Vice President

Ania possesses more than 24 years of real estate industry experience, including 14 years of escrow experience. Throughout her career, she has been involved in every aspect of the industry. She has worked in real estate, title, lending, and management. This suite of services and responsibilities has helped her gain a great understanding of the overall Real Estate sales process. Ania is passionate about what she does and she provides excellent customer service to her clients.


Joseph Antony Kimani

Regional Director Africa


  • 18 and 1/2 Years in Citibank/Citigroup both in Kenya and Tanzania,
  • Setting up of Factories in Kenya from scratch.(6 years)
  • Corporate Finance Consultant for Zilla Capital in Cairo, Egypt and CROWE Kenya Covering East Africa for 2 Years


Includes but not limited to :-Feasibility Studies ,Project Finance, Industry Analysis, Debt Restructuring, Project Management and Evaluation, Industrial Relations ,Production and Operations Management ,Business Modeling, Due diligence, Bank Acquisition ,Compliance and Anti Money Laundering, Operational Risk.

Sectors Exposed to

  • Banking and Finance
  • Agriculture-Farming Commodity Trading
  • Agro-processing (Value Addition)
  • Manufacturing
  • Hotel Industry
  • Housing
  • Energy
  • Transport


  • B(COMM)Business Administration

Day Star University

  • Financial Law-Law and Regulation of Electronic Banking University of London Online

Other Activities

  • First African Starter of Kenya Horse Racing (since 1913) Jockey Club of Kenya 2016 to Date.
  • Member of the Lower Eastern Committee Kenya Association Of Manufacturers and Chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers Kitui Sub County committee.

Valarie Grant

Office Manager

Ms. Valarie Grant has over 10 years of administrative, financial, business support, and management experience reporting to senior management executives. She currently holds a degree in Business Management and a certificate in Business Technology – specializing in Office Administration. In addition, she is currently a Notary Public, and prior to joining LMI she served as Director of Administrative Services for Brazil Property International, LLC, from 2012 to 2018. 

Ms. Grant served as Administrative Assistant for iVoiceideas, Inc. from November 2011 to 2012. She also served as Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director at 4G Enterprises and Bensata Corp. during the same time period with iVoiceideas, Inc. Ms. Grant has a background in Office Management systems to 4G Enterprises, Inc. She has also been Corporate Secretary for Bensata Corporation. 

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About Us

Liberty Management Investments (LMI) is a full-service Investment Banking firm serving the middle market. LMI is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices currently in Houston, Texas and Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Phone: (713) 588.4436

5718 Westheimer Rd Suite 1000
Houston TX 77057

Email: info@libertymgtinvestments.com

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