Hello! I thought you may want to get to know me better! 


I'm not your typical CEO...

Why am I qualified to help you with your small business or real estate portfolio?

In my real estate career, I built a massive investing business.  I have bought foreclosures, short sales and single family houses, by the dozens. I have done fix and flips, and bought properties directly from banks and other financial institutions. I have bought multi-family units by the hundreds. I have bought office buildings, a retail center, designed and created a successful restaurant, and have done several design and construction projects in the residential market. However, I have not only built businesses in just real estate, I have been involved in a number of different businesses besides real estate. Auto Services, hospitality, environmental, and marketing just to name a few. 

I have negotiated with some of the richest men on the planet. My largest real estate deal was $14,000,000 and my smallest deal was $9,000. I once bought a deal for $3,150,000 and in 18 months turned it into $5,600,000. (I have done several deals like that). I have have had a line of credit approved over the phone for $1,700,000 in 45 minutes(and started to use the money the next day)! I have also had Donald Trump state in the New York Post that I was a real estate expert that you must meet! I have developed innovative investing techniques and systems that have perplexed the most savvy investors, leaving them saying “why didn’t I think of that?”

With my environmental company that I started, and later sold, I created $15,000,000 in gross revenues within the first year and a half(from scratch). Most of that coming in a $12,000,000 dollar deal that I did that year with a fortune 500 company when I was working by myself in boxer shorts above my garage. My competitors? Two other fortune 500 companies... I won because I out thought them. Period. In our real estate brokerage and asset management business, we grew it to one of the fastest growing companies in our market. We have taken “agents” with no experience and have made them into superstars!

I have personally coached and consulted everyone from factory workers, to doctors to professional athletes. I have helped grow companies to $75,000,000 in revenue and have a total sales volume of companies that I have been associated with, projects and real estate of over a billon dollars. I have made over a million dollars in 4 different companies. I have also written four books, hosted a National Radio show on Sirius XM, and have spoken in front of hundreds of thousands of people. My audiences have mostly been made up of people looking to learn from my experience. It is that experience that is your best teacher. But it’s not my successes, but my failures that you should consider why you should listen to me. I have become skilled at failing.

It is all of those failures not only propel me to succeed, but make me a true champion! Friction and pressure make beautiful things such as diamonds, the Grand Canyon and strong business leaders. 

Here are a few other things about John:

  • A modern day “renaissance man” (well, maybe in his mind).
  • A crazy entrepreneur that has been in several businesses(restaurants, education, environmental, real estate investing, brokerage commercial lending, marketing, etc.) and an amateur barista(Dunkin Donuts).
  • A rookie boater who has been featured on several media outlets with his real estate and entrepreneurial thoughts, including LA Times, NY Post and Success Magazine to name a few.
  • A public speaker who’s delivered hundreds of keynotes, and a mediocre runner.
  • He is ordained (have performed 3 wedding ceremonies) but also worked one day as a cook at Hooters. (What a combination!)
  • His favorite time alone is with a cigar and jazz like Miles Davis or John Coltrane. 
  • An avid reader(35-40/year), a Weber Grill semi-pro, a former small college basketball player (emphasis on the former) and a IPA sommelier, which is not a real thing, and just as douchy as it sounds.

I am qualified to work with you because I have walked through the battlefield and survived! I have studied and worked and read and dreamt and hustled. I am here, and not going away! I am ready, willing and able to help you go where ever you want to take your career, business and investing during this crazy thing we call life! Through all of the success and failures, I have realized this:

“Wealth has nothing to do with money, success has everything to do with failure, and life is as simple as you make it!” - John Dessauer

I look forward to helping you and your business with your journey to success! - "Oh, one more thing..."

Impossible. Possible. Probable. 


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More About Heather and John Dessauer...


In addition to running The Dessauer Group, John and Heather Dessauer are serial investors of their own, and have investments including apartments, single-family homes, office buildings, and raw land.  They own a lending company, Oppenheimer Realty Capital that works only with real estate investors and a marketing company, Mantis Media that does a wide variety of projects to help businesses of all kinds market their products and services. Finally, they also have a Property Management/Brokerage firm that assists owner-occupants and investors in the real estate arena. The firm Anton Agency/Anton Asset Management, operates in Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina and Florida.

John and Heather live right outside of Chicago on a 900 acre lake with their three children(Jordan, Payton and Avi) when they are not spending time at their second home in Key West, Florida. Water living is a must for them with their intense work schedules. John has a Bachelor Degree in Biology and Business Administration from St. Ambrose University. Heather has a Bachelors Degree in General Studies/Psychology from Indiana University where she graduated with honors. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Education.