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Fred Lewis

The Dominion Group

Featured Speakers

Clint Coons

Anderson Advisors

Tax and Asset Protection Strategies for Real Estate Investors

Learn several tax and asset protection strategies to build a successful real estate investing business.


BIO:  As one of the founding partners of Anderson Law Group, Clint has grown his legal and tax firm to over 170 employees by assisting real estate investors create and implement solid structuring plans. His legal success and ability to successfully help real estate investors is in large part due to his personal investing experience. Taking what he learned growing up in a real estate family, Clint has acquired over 100 properties from small single family to commercial buildings. A prolific writer and educator, Clint has published hundreds of articles, videos, workbooks on the subjects of real estate investing and asset protection, including his most recent book “Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors”. Using “real-life” examples and his personal experiences, Clint knows what really works in investing and what to avoid. A successful attorney, real estate investor, and speaker – Clint has used his innovative and dynamic strategies coupled with real–life experiences to help thousands of people save millions of dollars and build real wealth.

Brent Kesler

The Money Multiplier

The Money Multiplier Method

Bio: I was a Chiropractor and Chiropractic coach for over 14 years. After implementing The Money Multiplier Method, I was able to pay off $984,711 in 3rd party debt in 39 months. I became so passionate about how powerful this concept was, I began to share it with others. My main goal in making this move was simply to help more people understand how to manage and grow their wealth. I have a passionate belief that whether you make $10/hour or $10,000/hour you should know and have this powerful information and keep control of your own money.

Jason Engelman

Freaky Fast Homebuyers


Nicheole Amundsen

Passive Cashflow for Life

Investing Outside Your Market Panelist


Nicheole Amundsen has been actively investing in commercial real estate for over 20 years. She began her real estate career with rehabbing single family homes more than 20 years ago. She continues to hold her first single family rental home portfolio and since then has grown, now a multimillion dollar portfolio, to include apartment buildings, manufactured housing communities, and self-storage units in nine different states.  Ms. Amundsen is owner of two commercial real estate companies, two property management companies, a commercial real estate education company, a note business, and several franchises. She also teaches commercial real estate investing through an apprenticeship program

Demetrios Barnes


Technology Panelist

Bio: Demetrios Barnes oversees operations and business development at SmartRent. Prior to joining the team, he was Vice President of Technology Operations for Colony Starwood Homes, leading the charge in the internalization of property management across 12 states and the merger between Colony Starwood Homes and Starwood Waypoint Homes. Previously, Mr. Barnes was Director of Property Management and Technology with Beazer Pre-Owned Rental Homes, and a Regional Manager for several multifamily companies. Mr. Barnes holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Jack BeVier

The Dominion Group

Investing in the DC/Baltimore Area Panel Panelist

Charles Blair

Real Deal Meetup

How To Turn Your Real Estate Business Into An Auto-Pilot Deal Closing Machine

Your going to learn how to find the BEST deals in any market on auto-pilot without spending a fortune, while working with a shoe-string budget.

Which market strategies are working the BEST.

How to put your real estate business on autopilot with Virtual Assistants

How to create a Rock-Star Buyers list for pennies on the dollar

And much much more...

Mark Buford

Lima One

Lending Panelist


BIO:  Mark Buford is a seasoned real estate professional and visionary. He brings more than 24 years of disciplined business experience and currently serves as Head of Business Development - Midwest for Lima One Capital. He is certified in home-buyer education and financial literacy and volunteers at various housing agencies in under-served communities.

Mark Burch

Temple View Capital

Investing in the Baltimore/DC Market Panelist


Bio: I have been in the mortgage, lending, and real estate industry for 15+ years. Started in retail, moved to wholesale, then during the crash was involved in the work out asset management space. While working in asset management, I started investing in real estate, flipping houses and buying rentals. I can use all this experience with my current position at Temple View Capital. TVC’s fix and flip product is 1st in its space, and we have a competitive rental finance product as well. I look forward to speaking with you about all our opportunities and how we can help you succeed in real estate investing.

Martin Chera

Express Capital Financing

Martin Chera has been a Commercial Mortgage Broker for the past twelve months. Marty has a deep understanding of the inner workings of small business operations due to his experience as a business owner for over thirty years in the retail sector. Marty grew his business from a small family-run firm into a robust five-store operation. While running his five stores, Marty sourced goods from some of the largest suppliers in the U.S. and he also oversaw all facets of his stores’ operations including management, sales, store design, lease negotiations and human resources. Marty’s business and life experiences make him uniquely qualified to service the needs of business buyers and sellers. Martin efficiently uses his knowledge and expertise to walk his clients through the many complex stages of selling or buying a business. Martin utilizes the business acumen he acquired over the years to help his clients sell their business for maximum value when they are ready to exit or acquire additional businesses to fuel the growth of their existing company. His personal touch gives his clients peace of mind, knowing that someone is working diligently to secure a positive future for them. Martin earned his MBA from Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY).

Doug Duncan

Fannie Mae

Single Family Rental Market Overview Panelist

Charlie Einsmann

Clear Sky Financial

"Where to Find the Money." Covering: Money Sources


  • CASH
  • PRIVATE LENDING (Friends/Family etc.)


Bio: Charles Einsmann has more than 20 years of real estate experience, and is particularly skilled in structuring and negotiating win-win solutions for distress sales. Along with Sam Jacknin, Charlie co-founded Clear Sky Properties LLC in 2005 and Clear Sky Financial LLC in 2013. He primarily takes the lead for networking, sourcing new opportunities and negotiating new deals. Charlie also owns Green Dot Title, is a licensed Realtor in Virginia, and has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Devry Institute Of Technology. Call Charlie at: 703-887-1039 E-mail:

Elizabeth Faircloth

The Real Estate InvestHER Show

Women In Real Estate Panelist

Jared Fausnaught

Washington Capital Partners

Investing in the Baltimore/DC Market Panelist



Kristin Gerst

Capricorn Mortgage Investments

Women In Real Estate Panelist


Kristin Gerst is the Managing Director at Capricorn Mortgage Investments.  Capricorn Mortgage Investments buys high interest rate mortgages from small business owners and companies and sells them to large institutional buyers.

Kristin Gerst was born in Paris, France and raised in Chicago, IL.  Kristin is a graduate with a BA and MA degree from the University of North Texas.  Kristin has been a Texan since 1996 and became a full-time real estate investor in January 2005.  Kristin got started with an 8-unit apartment building and by mid-2008, she had acquired over 60 doors that were all rented Section-8 and that she managed herself.  Since January 2005, Kristin has successfully renovated 100’s of properties.  After the market crashed in 2008, Kristin learned how to owner finance properties and started converting her properties to mortgage notes as her tenants vacated.  She also became skilled in acquiring properties by the “Subject-to” method and creating “wrap around mortgages” with each property she acquired.  In 2014, Kristin accepted the Director of Marketing position for Bay Mountain Capital, a hard money lender in Dallas, TX, and got proficient at not only borrowing hard money, but also lending it.

Kristin has originated 100s of owner finance notes for her own portfolio as well as other investors.  After discovering a need in the market to buy owner finance mortgages from investors, Kristin created Capricorn Mortgage Investments in early 2015.  Since 2017, Capricorn Mortgage Investments has bought and sold over $26 million dollars in private owner finance mortgages.

In 2017, Kristin entered the short-term vacation rental space in Dallas, TX.  She has four active and very successful AirBnBs in Uptown Dallas and has started managing short-term rentals for other investors.  Kristin Gerst is one of the Divas on the show “Real Estate Divas” on PropelioTV and continues to public speak and teach on various real estate topics monthly.

Marcus Hairston

Rehabber Pro

Optimizing The Profitability of your Investments Panelist

David Hansel

Alpha Funding

Investing Outside Your Market Panelist

Sam Jacknin

Clear Sky Financial

"Where to Find the Money." Covering: Money Sources


  • CASH
  • PRIVATE LENDING (Friends/Family etc.)


Bio:  Sam Jacknin has more than 25 years of experience in a broad range of real estate endeavors, particularly with distressed property sales and development. Along with Charlie Einsmann, Sam co-founded Clear Sky Properties LLC in 2005 and Clear Sky Financial LLC in 2013. He primarily takes the lead for loan closing and administration duties for CSF while he and Charlie also collaborate on prospective deals. Sam also owns and is principal broker for Green Dot Realty, is a licensed Realtor in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. He earned his B.S. in Anthropology and M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from George Mason University. Call Sam at: 703-587-2475 E-mail:

Joel Jensen

Tax Sentry

Technology Panelist


BIO:  Joel is a partner of Tax Sentry, a CPA firm focused on small businesses and real estate. Joel is currently a licensed certified public accountant in the State of Utah and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (UACPA). Joel began his career with Ernst & Young, LLP where he worked for nine years and was promoted to Senior Manager. Joel specialized in serving clients in various areas of the retail and distribution industries. His technical expertise included revenue recognition, service agreements, inventories, and internal control frameworks. Joel has numerous years of experience with public companies aiding them in their SEC filings. In 2003 Joel left Ernst & Young to form Tax Sentry. His primary focus was to take his background and focus on helping self-employed individuals rather than large established companies. Since 2003, Tax Sentry has processed tens of thousands of tax returns helping self -employed and real estate professionals reduce their government tax burden. He also enjoys real estate investing himself and has participated in commercial rentals as well as residential flips. Joel graduated from Brigham Young University in 1994 with a B.S. and a Master’s degree in accounting. Joel also achieved minors in French and general business.

Andre Johnson

Deals Meetup

How to Find Hot Off-Market Deals Before they Hit the MLS

This workshop will help you to find HOT off market deals. You can choose to purchase, flip, rent, lease/option, wholesale, or exit with the strategy of your choice once we help you find the deals. You will get precise instructions of what to do to make sure you generate a consistent flow of motivated seller leads ripe for big profits using the creative strategies required for this market.



Andre Johnson is a real estate investor and the owner of several businesses. Since 2000, Andre and his companies have completed well over 500 real estate developments and private placement transactions nationwide. Andre and his partners are experienced private and hard money lenders for rehabs, rentals, and multi-family properties.

As a mentor, consultant, and founder of Deals Meetup, Andre has helped thousands of real estate investors to achieve their cash flow and wealth-building goals. Andre has grown his Deals Meetup as a marketplace for investors to Find Deals, Pitch Deals, Network, Partner, and Invest. Andre also leads the invitation-only Deal Mastery Mastermind that helps the most ambitious new and experienced investors to achieve their goals through mentoring, training, support, collaboration, and sharing of best practices to Find, Fund, Fix and Flip residential or commercial property.

Andre loves the collaboration and competition in business, sports, games, and anything that keeps score. Andre is the father of two daughters, Alani and Kelsey, and highly values his relationships with family, friends, and partners.

Andre holds two Bachelors of Science degrees from University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Masters in Business Administration from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. To find out more about Andre's business and services visit

Jason Kolomick

Baltimore REIA

The 7 Things You Must Know About Investing in Baltimore in 2020 Panelist

Steve Luray

Luray & Associates

Optimizing the Profitability of Your Investments Panelist

Trish Lewis

Baltimore REIA

The 7 Things You Must Know About Investing in Baltimore in 2020 Panelist

Herbert Lewis

Baltimore REIA

The 7 Things You Must Know About Investing in Baltimore in 2020 Panleist

Brian Martinez

NuView Trust

Investing In Real Estate With Your IRA


During Brian's session on Sunday he will discuss:

1. Using a Self-Directed IRA to invest in Real Estate

2. How to Purchase Real Estate Using an IRA

3. Types of Real Estate That Can Be Purchased with an IRA

4. The Real Estate Purchase Process


BIO:  Brian Martinez has been in the Business Development role with NuView since 2018. He is currently transitioning into a Senior Business Development role, where he can maximize on speaking opportunities in front of like-minded investors. Brian’s focus is on building relationships with local REIAs and at Real Estate conferences across the U.S. Brian has a passion for educating others on how they can use Self-Directed IRAs to build their wealth by investing it into alternative assets like real estate.

Kevin McGaughey

Washington Capital Partners

Lending Panelist

Joakim Mortensen


Single Family Rental Market Overview Panelist


BIO:  Joakim Mortensen has 20 years of experience in the finance industry, and is currently the Chief Client Officer and Head of Institutional Loans at CoreVest Finance, the leading private lender to residential real estate investors. During his tenure, the company has closed $7 billion in loans. Prior to CoreVest, Joakim was Director of Business Development at LNR Property where he was responsible for acquiring distressed commercial real estate loan portfolios. He also led new loan originations for (a joint venture between LNR Property and Previously, Joakim was a Managing Director at Renaissance Companies, a real estate advisory firm to financial institutions and institutional investment firms. He also held roles with GMAC Commercial Mortgage, Bayview Financial and GE Capital. Joakim has a joint JD/MBA from Nova Southeastern University, an LLM from the University of Miami and a JD from the University of Copenhagen.

Tammy Phelps

Capital City REIA


BIO:  The Lady Boss of Real Estate and Capital City REIA are leading the contrarian movement to revolutionize, empower & inspire ALL real estate entrepreneurs to build $MILLION DOLLAR$ Multi Family Portfolios that create REAL wealth, REAL independence & REAL freedom. Intentionally raising industry standards and leading the advancement of financial certainty, security and self sufficiency. Committed & dedicated to establishing a legacy of multi generational wealth for every real estate professional.

Claire Pyatt


Women in Real Estate Panelist

Tom Olson

Good Success

How to Invest Outside Your Market Panelist

BIO:  Tom Olson is the owner of Good Success.  The Good Success community and Good Success Mastermind are dedicated to helping purpose-driven, successful small-business owners and real estate investors live up to their full potential through actionable training and strategies, relevant education and networking, and Christian values and motivation. Good Success members value the ability to increase their net worth, but they also place a premium on the caliber of their networks.

David Page

Baltimore REIA

The 7 Things You Must Know About Investing in Baltimore in 2020 Panelist

Sherman Ragland



Amy Ransdell

REVA Global

Women in Real Estate Panelist

Steve Rozenberg

MYND Property Management

Managing a SFR Portfolio Across Multiple Markets Panelist


Steve is an international commercial Airline Pilot who turned investor after the shock of 9/11 turned his airline career world upside down and the "safe-secure" job was anything but that. This is when he realized he needed to be in control of his own destiny. Since then he has owned dozens rental properties as well as apartment complexes, he has also flipped and wholesaled hundreds of properties in Houston, Texas.

He and his business partner, Pete, failed miserably as landlord investors thanks to terrible tenants, worse neighborhoods and zero structure. It took them years, but with the help and guidance of mentors and coaches they have figured out how to leverage each other's strengths to successfully build a multi-million dollar property management business

Steve has hosted several of his own local radio shows along with being a guest of some of the most prestigious names in the Industry (John Dumas, Brad Lea, Brad Sugars, PropelioTV) as well many other throughout the US, Australia and the UK. He currently cohosts the Myndful Podcast show where he actively helps the new and experienced investor overcome day-to-day problems about how they deal with common challenges leaders in the Real Estate Industry deal with and overcome.

He has had the opportunity to travel across the US , Australia and New Zealand speaking on stages while he shares his passion to educate the Investors on how to be successful in the 'business' of Real Estate and the pitfalls to avoid. As well as having upper level presentations to business owners about topics that range from leadership, motivation, goal setting, marketing, communications and the importance of having a check list mindset, utilizing systemization & methodology.

He recently joined the Mynd team as the VP of Investor Education giving him a broader platform to pursue his passion to share  knowledge and help other investors.

He has written and published 7 E-books, and his most recent literary creation “Building an Empire: Failing out way to Millions” where Steve tells an in-depth recollection of his own Entrepreneurial journey.

Steve Rozenberg University was established in 2013 with its mission to increase investor education and wealth building to others around the world.  It has produced over 100 video seminars for its “Owner Education Series” and “Steve Rozenberg On the Road”.  Steve is a member of NAPM Houston and Ft. Worth, TX, CE certified and is a licensed real estate agent.

You can also visit him on his own website

Greg Slaughter

First Class Rental Homes

Managing a SFR Portfolio Across Multiple Markets Panelist

Kim Slaughter

First Class Equities, LLC

Women In Real Estate Panelist

Nate Smoyer

Technology Panelist

Oliver Somoza

Turnkey Property Pro

Investing in Baltimore/DC Market Panelist

Jeff Tesch

RCN Capital

Single Family Rental Overview Panelist

Bio: Jeffrey Tesch, Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of RCN Capital including sales growth initiatives, underwriting review with compliance oversight and leadership of senior level strategic planning. Joining the Company in 2010 as Managing Director, Tesch led efforts to develop a national brand in private lending with the best practices and transparent products for a diverse customer base. Since RCN’s inception, Jeff has personally underwritten over 6,500 loans and overseen over $1 Billion in originations. Jeff currently serves as a member of the American Association of Private Lenders’ (AAPL) Ethics Advisory Committee.

Shawn Tiberio

Top Results Consulting

Shawn Tiberio is the Author of the book "Fortifying Your Mind", an Entrepreneur and a Professional Keynote Speaker. Over the years, Shawn has built multiple 6 and 7 figure companies, Invested in over 250+ real estate transactions and consulted for thousands of small businesses around the country helping them grow their marketing and sales departments. Shawn is trained in NLP and a certified digital marketer where he specializes in businesses speaking directly to their ideal clients. Shawn is the CEO and co-founder of Top Results Consulting, a digital inbound marketing agency that focuses on organic traffic through SEO and modern web design. Shawn is the host of "The Shawn Tiberio Show" Podcast and "ShawnTiberio.TV" where he releases weekly education to help the entrepreneur grow in the areas of Marketing and Sales.

Janet Tonkins

Baltimore REIA

The 7 Things You Must Know About Investing in Baltimore in 2020 Panelist

Nathan Trunfio

Direct Lending Partners

Lending Panelist

Mary Jo Whelan

The McGinley Group

Optimizing the Profitability of your Investments Panelist


BIO:  Mary Jo Whelan is the co-founder and CEO of The McGinley Group, LLC Contracting and Property Management Company.

After becoming an “accidental landlord” in 1996 and  managing her rental property with no experience, education or guidance and making a lot of newbie mistakes, she became devoted to educating herself and honing her new career by reading, attending local meetings and taking classes and boot camps on real estate investing, which, even today she continues to do.

Mary Jo remains very involved with new investors helping them avoid many of the mistakes she made in the beginning by teaching landlords that “Rentals are not a hobby” and how to run their real estate business professionally.

Today, along with her son, Todd Whelan, they renovate rentals for new investors and run a full-service property management company.  She is currently the 2020 president of the (NARPM) National Association of Residential Property Managers.

Ray Williamson


Lending Panelist


BIO:  Ray is a financial services leader with over 30 years of experience in consumer mortgage. Formerly the Vice President of First Franklin Financial, he has expanded his portfolio into mortgage start-ups. First with Privlo, and now currently with LendingHome. In his 5+ years at LendingHome, he has served as the VP of Operations and now as a Director of Strategic Accounts. In his current role at LendingHome, Ray oversees the growth of our experienced operator channel, garnering and educating experienced borrowers to LendingHome's unique real estate investor-focused financing solutions.

Brian Wojcik

Landlord 411

Optimizing The Profitability of your Investments Panelist

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