Archive for Biographies

Jonathan Henrich

Posted on July 1, 2014 by

Jonathan HenrichJonathan Henrich was a professional drummer from Philadelphia in his early 20’s. He started his investing career in 2009 investing in paper, stocks, real estate wholesaling, then bought and rehabbed his first rental property in 2012 even after battling a debilitating brain tumor. His interest was piqued by Larry Harbolt who introduced him to a legendary real estate investor in the St. Pete area, he decided to move to Florida in 2012 as part of his recovery and to study under the legends of investing.

He worked alongside Wayne Arnold and Peter Fortunato to help develop the Creative Real Estate Exchangers (CREE) where he has gotten a unique look at the real estate business. He has since authored his first book The Secret Recipe for A Happy Life: Practical Guide to Conquering Fear Depression and Anxiety and spends his time writing, speaking, investing, working on his Tech Start-Up company Jinzi Tech, and enjoying life.

Wayne Arnold

Posted on July 1, 2014 by

Wayne ArnoldWayne Arnold started his investing career part time in his 20’s while he worked full time in a Steel Mill in North Jersey. At the age of 40 he resigned from the Steel Mill, packed up and moved down to Florida to buy, sell, and hold real estate and has been for the last 20 years. Wayne’s history consists of deals ranging from Self Storage Buildings, Single Family Houses, Warehouses, Apt Buildings, and Paper Deals. He has very high knowledge of the in’s and outs of any kind of rehab project. Wayne runs the weekly Creative Real Estate Exchangers (CREE) meeting with Peter Fortunato and Jonathan Henrich.

Jimmy Napier

Posted on May 28, 2014 by

Jimmy NapierA former farm boy from Chipley, Florida who has amassed personal wealth and Knowledge by practicing creative real estate investing. Jimmy is the author of the best selling book Invest in Debt, a monthly newsletter entitled The Money Maker Report and numerous courses on investing in paper and single family homes.

He has been named twice by his peers as the Outstanding Educator at the Creative Real Estate Expo. He has been selected as Exchangor of the Year for the State of Florida and has also been inducted into the Exchangors’ Hall of Fame.

As Jimmy said in a recent newsletter “I want to teach classes that I feel are necessary for a person to reach financial security and be able to maintain that position in life. Time value of money with present value and future value concepts is the most valuable lesson I ever learned.”

Jimmy Napier’s achievements, humility and humanitarianism could serve as an inspiration to all of us. He has that rare ability to teach the average person how to win.

John Schaub

Posted on April 18, 2014 by

John SchaubJohn Schaub has prospered during three recessions, four tax law changes and interest rates ranging from 6-16% in his 35 years as a real estate investor. His 2005 best-selling book, Building Wealth One House at a Time, assisted more than 50,000 real estate enthusiasts on their way to successful invest­ing. His 2007 book, Building Wealth in a Changing Real Estate Market, is available online and in bookstores.

John recommends buying better, well-located houses rather than cheaper houses and other management-intensive properties. Better houses are more profitable and far less trouble. He advocates paying off debt, owning properties free and clear, and renting only to long term, high quality tenants.

John buys, sells and manages his own properties, and enjoys providing quality housing at fair prices for working families in his community. He teaches two Making It Big On Little Deals seminars each year where students learn how to identify the best investment property in their town, how to buy it at below-market prices, and how to negotiate terms that guarantee a profit. Read More→

Jon & Stephanie Iannotti

Posted on February 28, 2014 by

Jon & Stephanie IannottiJon & Stephanie Iannotti are Amazon #1 Best Selling Authors of “The New Masters of Real Estate, Getting Deals Done in the New Economy.”  12 of the 18 contributing authors were mentored or coached by them personally.  They are also National Speakers and National & International Mentors to well over 250 students over the past few years.

With over 30 years combined experience in Real Estate Investing/Teaching, and Mentoring and over 1500 creative deals under their belts, they are considered one of the best in the industry.  They have also come up with some amazing ways to structure deals that are cutting edge and they have done many deals with their student partners using these state of the art techniques which are now being taught across the country and internationally. 

They have trained and worked with some of the biggest names in Real Estate Investing.  To name a few, Ron LeGrand, Robin Thompson, Lee Phillips, Al Aiello, Ted Thomas, and many others. Read More→

Tom DiAgostino

Posted on January 25, 2014 by

Tom DiAgostinoTom DiAgostino grew up the hard way in the Monroe Housing Projects in the South Bronx of New York City. He seized opportunity and started his college career at CUNY and then Pace University, joined the Army ROTC and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, eventually retiring from the Army. At Pace he did an internship at Reynolds Securities, a financial firm where he achieved a tremendous education in the markets, and has been heavily involved in the trading markets ever since.

His business career started in 1988 as a project manager for Orenstein Construction. It was then he purchased his first batch of Tax Liens through the tax sale process. In 1992, he struck out on his own and formed the company T-GRAM, Inc. an acronym for his bride of 24 years and 4 children, Thomas, Grace, Rick, Ann, & Maegan (he says he is the hyphen). He started as a site builder, then to a developer of small subdivisions, then to a Superior Wall franchise that set over 4,000 homes. Tom has kept current through education and seminars adding new tools to his business practice to stay on top of the ever-changing market place. Tom has been a rehabber, builder, and Tax Sale investor for the last decade. His experiences entail every facet of real estate, and throughout his career he has utilized tax sale properties for rehab projects, wholesales and rentals. Growing wealth by acquiring real estate for pennies on the dollar via Tax Sales is the foundation of Tom’s real estate business in Fortris LLC.

Tom is the Co-Author of Dare to Succeed with The New York Times Best-Selling Author Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul). Available now on Amazon.com.

David Lindahl

Posted on October 24, 2013 by

David LindahlWith more than 18 years of experience in Real Estate Investing, David Lindahl has rehabbed over 820 houses, and currently controls over 7,400 apartment units. Starting out as a struggling landscaper with no experience in construction, Dave accepted an opportunity to renovate a foreclosed house for a local bank during the wintertime when there was no landscaping to do in Boston.

The job was completed mostly with the advice of relatives and friends who knew how to do the work. After completing the first house, he did another and then (after getting over his initial fears) began to buy and hold small apartment buildings for himself.

To get the money for down payments (he originally used credit cards until they ran out!), Dave would rehab single-family houses to “flip” for chunks of money, so he could buy more apartment buildings.

Within the first 14 months, Dave’s apartment buildings created a positive cash flow of more than $10,300 a month for him and his family and within three and one half years Dave became a multi-millionaire. Read More→

Reggie Brooks

Posted on October 8, 2013 by

Reggie BrooksReggie Brooks has achieved what many people consider to be impossible. He went from making $36,000 per year at the local telephone company, to making over $40,000 per month in his real estate business. Starting out with very little money, Reggie began his investment career in 1986. After taking several real estate investment courses he began investing in rental properties in Los Angeles. By educating himself about hidden opportunities in real estate and making well placed investments, he has become a multi-millionaire.

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Jack Shea

Posted on September 25, 2013 by

Jack SheaJack Shea moved to Florida in 1978, and began investing in real estate.  He is a licensed Realtor and Mortgage Broker.  He has done syndications and  mobile home development.  He also has bought and sold mortgages and notes on real and personal property.  Jack Shea has concentrated on buying and selling options on real estate, and has been an investor in single-family and mobile homes.  Jack operates a 1031 exchange facilitator business with his wife, Merle, and his son Daniel.

He has taught classes to investors nationwide on lease-purchase contracts, note buying, Land Trusts, exchanges and IRA investing. Jack has developed several unique strategies in options, trusts, exchanges and IRA investing. He, along with Jack Miller and a few other investors pioneered the technique of gaining personal control of IRA funds. This required working with several IRA custodians to develop the trust documents necessary to accomplish this. These documents needed to meet the requirements of the custodians and be compliant with the IRS regulations. As a result, every IRA owner is now able to move their funds from the custodian to their corner bank and have checkbook control of the funds.

Matt & Courtney Larsen

Posted on April 2, 2013 by

Matt and Courtney LarsenMatt and Courtney Larsen are a husband and wife real estate investing team specializing in wholesale property deals.  Courtney is also a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams – Tampa Central.  Together, their mission is to provide Real Estate Investors with deep discount properties that maximize cash flow and profits.  They are committed to helping others achieve success in real estate through their online program… “Mr.& Mrs. Quickflip.”   Matt & Courtney are the founders and host of Beach REIA and when they’re not working on the business, they are enjoying all that beach living has to offer!

Dyches Boddiford

Posted on April 2, 2013 by

Dyches BoddifordDyches Boddiford (pronounced Dykes) is a full time investor who speaks from experience in a variety of real estate areas. His seminars and conferences are intended for the serious real estate investor, though entrepreneurs in other businesses or investments will find his material helpful as well.

Dyches has written books and teaches seminars on Financial Freedom, Asset Protection, The Corporate Fortress, The Nevada Corporation, Limited Liability Companies & Partnerships, Real Estate Investment Using Self-Directed IRAs, Advanced Strategies, Business Tax Strategies, Estate Planning with Asset Protection, Guerrilla Bankruptcy Tactics for Creditors, The Mobile Home Money Machine, Deals in Dirt, Discount Notes & Mortgages, Private Money Lending as well as other topics. Read More→

Mark Jackson

Posted on April 1, 2013 by

Mark JacksonMark Jackson, fondly known as MJ, has become the go to Valuation Specialist for people who want to achieve more in their real estate investing business.

In 1999, MJ founded an appraisal company and soon after found his true gift was Analyzing Property value for real estate investors. Once MJ began investing himself, the flood gates opened.

Since 2000, MJ has been able to close real estate transactions totaling in the Millions and maintains a substantial net worth. REIAComps.com was created to help investors like you do exactly the same. Since 2006 real estate investors both domestically and internationally use REIAComps.com to confidently profit every time the buy a property, knowing the right price before they buy. Read More→

Bill Ham

Posted on February 1, 2013 by

Bill HamBill Ham has been investing in real estate for 8 years and has created a portfolio of nearly 400 units in Macon, GA. He created his entire real estate investing portfolio using creative and seller financing.

Kimberlee Frank

Posted on December 4, 2012 by

Kimberlee Frank, the Real Estate JunkieKimberlee Frank is known as “The Real Estate Junkie” is a Foreclosure Short Sale Expert who is regularly sought out by the media. She has been featured on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS as well as Wall Street Journal, Newsletter, USA Today and numerous other publications. She is the best selling author of “Big Ideas for Your Business” (Advantage Media 2009). She is also 1 of Americas Premier’s Experts. Read More→

Peter Fortunato

Posted on October 24, 2012 by

Peter FortunatoPeter Fortunato is from Boston and now lives in Tampa, Florida. He’s been investing in real estate since 1964 and is known for having one of the most creative deal structuring minds in the business. Peter, through his courses and advice, has helped thousands of investors reach their full investing potential.

Peter is a libertarian and a capitalist. He believes that transactions which you can be proud of result from carefully conceived goals and plans followed by purposeful actions and scrupulous documentation.

Upon graduating from high school in 1965, Peter went right into the real estate business. His motivation was his desire to be self-employed. Pete says “Everyone who knew me believed that I was unemployable. They were right. I still am!” Read More→

Patrick James

Posted on October 15, 2012 by

Patrick JamesPatrick James is President and CEO of Tax Strategies and Solutions, Inc., and has dedicated his entire career to helping people create and preserve wealth through knowledge. His business expertise was instrumental in launching U.S.ITAP, a tax reduction program. For over 10 years, Patrick has traveled the country teaching tens of thousands of people how the tax code really works and what they can do to minimize their tax burden by taking advantage of every possible tax deduction in order to minimize tax liabilities and maximize tax deductions. Read More→

Mike Warren

Posted on October 15, 2012 by

Mike WarrenMike Warren is a nationally known author, investor, and instructor specializing in investing in judgments and liens which are secured by real estate. Mr. Warren holds a double MBA in real estate and finance and is CEO of a diversified investment and consulting firm.

Mr. Warren started in the business of collecting judgments and liens many years ago when he was presented with the opportunity to buy a judgment attached to an investment property for $1,000. What resulted would forever change his financial future. He very quickly was able to collect on the judgment making an astounding $7500 profit without the assistance of an attorney! This simple investment opened the doors to a wealth of opportunities.

Mike Warren is a real estate investor who is an expert in the field of judgments & paper investing. Mike is the founder of a website dedicated to teaching wealth principles one student at a time. Mr. Warren has authored several books and has appeared on radio and TV. He speaks to both small and large groups internationally and throughout the United States. Mr. Warren is also co-host of the popular radio show “Millionaire Smackdown”. Read More→

Alan Cowgill

Posted on August 4, 2012 by

Alan CowgillAlan Cowgill is the owner of Colby Properties, LLC. and President of Integrity Home Buyers, Inc. Alan is a full-time Real Estate Investor, investing in single family and small multi-family properties in Springfield, Ohio.

Since 1995, Alan has bought and sold over 150 investment properties. He uses Private Lenders, not banks, to fund his real estate purchases. By doing this, he has created his own private bank of more than $2,000,000 to fund his deals. Alan looks for “Win–Win–Win” situations, where the seller, the lender, and the eventual homeowner can all “Win”. He is not a Realtor, but a Private Investor. Read More→

Robert Shemin

Posted on August 4, 2012 by

Robert SheminWealth advisor for both CNN, and FOX News, New York times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author with 16 titles including his mega success “How Come that Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?” and “7 S.E.C.R.E.T.S of the Money Masters”. Robert Shemin is one of the nation’s most sought after real estate and financial market forecasters today.

Robert became a millionaire by the young age of 32, retiring from investing. Instead of keeping all of his wealth building strategies to himself, Robert decided to share his secrets and became an Internationally-respected Wealth Creation Expert.

Regularly sharing the podium with such financial luminaries as Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, David Bach, Suze Orman and Tony Robbins, Shemin helped create The Learning Annex Wealth Expo and has consistently been voted the “#1 speaker” by crowds of over 50,000 people.

Robert has been interviewed and quoted on all topics of finance ranging from real estate to branding, negotiating, entrepreneurship and investment strategy in over 300 publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and TIME Magazine. He is a frequent guest on national, regional, and local television and radio programs such as National Public Radio (NPR) and CNBC’s “The Big Idea” with Donny Deutsch. Read More→

Ron LeGrand

Posted on August 4, 2012 by

Ron LeGrandRon LeGrand is the world’s leading expert in residential quick turn real estate and a prominent commercial property developer. Ron has bought and sold over 2,000 single family homes over the past 30 years, and currently owns commercial developments in nine states ranging from retail, office, warehouse, residential subdivisions and resorts,. The developed value of his current projects tops two billion dollars and many of the profits are shared with student partners.

Ron is an active teacher, author and writer with a best selling book in stores today and a new one recently released. He’s shared the stage with some of the most famous people in the world, including Donald Trump, Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, Jerry Rice, past presidents, corporate CEO’s and movie/TV stars, and spends a great deal of his time conducting real estate training in rooms as small as 100 to as large as 20,000.

Ron is a former mechanic that has helped create millionaires numbering in the thousands and has hundreds of thousands of students all over North America and numerous other countries. He’s famous for his “tell it like it is” style and down to earth, humorous presentation about the real business of investing in real estate with little or no money or credit and building a fortune quickly with time tested and proven techniques, many created and trademarked by him. Read More→

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