About Us

Anchor Investment Group  is a professional, full service real estate investment firm that buys and sells properties throughout Central Iowa. 


We specialize in buying distressed homes at a significant discount, and renovate and resell them to retail home buyers and landlords. 


Founded in 2017 by Michael Donlin, Anchor Investment Group is excited to be part of the area’s revitalization and we aspire to continue contributing to the economic rejuvenation of Des Moines and its surrounding communities.

Focused on providing solutions for clients and value for investors by locating and renovating distressed properties

Dedicated to providing the absolute highest level of service to our clients, and continually operating a more sustainable business for our community & planet.

Meet the Team

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Michael Donlin

Michael Donlin

Michael Donlin

Founder/Chief Executive Officer


Michael has funded over 7M in real estate transaction dollars and managed over 2.5M in construction dollars. Well-versed in funding, rehabbing and selling real estate, he now leads the Anchor real estate team (Archway Properties) and manages the investment portfolio for the business.


  • Iowa State University - Bachelor of Science (BS) Construction Engineering

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Ross Crump

Michael Donlin

Michael Donlin

Chief Operating Officer


Simply put, Ross turns vision into traction, idea to product. He keeps the business running smooth by, moving obstacles and driving our people to hit their goals. Ross has been a member of our growing team since October 2018. 


  • Iowa State University - Bachelor of Science (BS) Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Sales Engineering 

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Allie Knapp

Michael Donlin

Allie Knapp

Operations Manager


Allie is the glue that holds everything together. She takes care of compliance, accountability, the focus of all our operations. This includes our transaction management, construction, rentals and office admin. Allie has been a member of our growing team since July 2018. 


  • Iowa State University - Bachelor of Science (BS) Journalism and Mass Communication