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Keynote Speakers

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


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

Dennis Blitz

IRA Club

Investing Outside Your Market Panelist

Dennis is the author of twelve bestselling books used by investment professionals across the country. The IRA Club helps investors save huge amounts of money on their taxes by utilizing the power of Self Directed IRAs. His latest book is “15 Money Making Ideas that can Grow Your IRA or Solo 401(k)."

Mark Burch

Temple View Capital

Investing in the Baltimore/DC Market Panelist


BIO: I am the business development manager at Temple View. We lend hard money and DSCR financing to individuals and brokers as well as buy closed loans from lenders. We are interested in creating strategic partners in the fix and flip and rental property space from goal orientated investors to successful brokers and lenders. I have the personal experience needed to help you be successful because, I myself, am an investor in the Baltimore market with 14 rentals and over 15 flips. Please feel free to reach out to me directly to see how I can help you reach your goals.

Max Chera

Express Capital Financing

Lending Panelist

Max got involved in Real Estate at a young age at 21 he already owned his own brokerage in Brooklyn doing Sales and Leases all over South Brooklyn. After a few years, a great opportunity came up for Max to enter another market and he moved to Austin, Texas for 3 years. In Texas, he was fortunate enough to partner with a mega team, and sold over 150+ homes a year and taught new agents how to make money selling Real Estate! During his work experience, he invested and helped many others invest in Real Estate and now is continuing to assist his network by helping them leverage themselves, systems, and most importantly capital to accumulate more wealth using Real Estate.

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:

Dave Gray


Lending Panelist



Stuart Grazier

Storehouse 3:10 Ventures

Investing Outside Your Market Panelist

Abhi Golhar

Utilizing technology to maximize your ROI 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

Steve Luray

Luray & Associates

Optimizing the Profitability of Your Investments Panelist

Kevin McGaughey

Washington Capital Partners

Lending Panelist and Investing in Baltimore Panelist

Steven Neville

M-Power Solutions

Utilizing technology to maximize your ROI Panelist

Steven has been in real estate since 2003 and has vast wealth of experience including rentals, flips, wholesaling, and virtual wholesaling. He has been the founder and CEO of 3 different real estate investment businesses over the past 17+ years. In addition to real estate, Steven has 5+ years of experience in IT along with 20+ years of experience in sales and marketing. It is this unique collection of knowledge and experience that has helped forged the path and mission of M-Power Solutions.

Bruce Petersen

Apartment Guy

Investing Outside Your Market Panelist and Apartment Syndications Explained during Think Realty Member Training

Bruce began mentoring others in the syndication, acquisition, operation, and disposition of multiple apartment complexes in 2014. Bruce’s passion is providing passive streams of income to investors by improving apartment complexes and creating communities residents love to call home.

The Apartment Guy℠, Bruce Petersen, is a serial syndicator of large multi-family properties throughout Central Texas ranging in size from 120-292 units. He was awarded the Austin Apartment Association’s Independent Rental Owner of the Year for 2016 and the National Apartment Association’s Independent Rental Owner of the Year for 2017. Bruce targets stabilized properties where he can buy a cash-flowing asset and drive value through improved operations. He is able to do this by implementing his proven systems and deploying his experienced staff to replicate his business model across the new acquisitions.

Tom Olson

Good Success

How to Invest Outside Your Market Panelist

BIO:  Tom Olson is the founder and President of The Olson Group Network. The Olson Group Network is a group of companies that build, renovate, and manage rental portfolios for investors. Tom has been a leader in the real estate industry for more than a decade. He has written several books including “Active Turn Key” (the best way to buy rentals.) The Olson Group Network offers turnkey options for investors to own rental properties in Northwest Indiana, as well as offer short term investments for single family homes. In addition to building his own portfolio, Tom has helped investors purchase and rent or sell over 600 properties in the last 10 years. He is also the owner and president of Good Success and education company and mastermind. While working in this company Tom has also authored multiple popular books for investors, including Contingency Planning for Your Small Business During COVID-19, The 30-Day Good Success Journey, Active Turnkey: The Best Way to Buy Rentals, and Investors vs. Contractors. Tom is also a regular contributor to both Think Realty and REI Inc. Magazines . Tom is the host of The Good Success Podcast and co-hosts The Active Turnkey Podcast, with Olson Groups CEO Jarrod Stotmeister, both popular podcasts for investors and entrepreneurs. Tom’s passion project is to flip the city of Gary of Indiana. His dream is to make Gary Indiana a place that people move to instead of away from and a business would love to own a business in. He has made it both his personal and professional mission to literally fix-and-flip the city of Gary. Gary remains full of untapped potential due to its location literally at the transportation and shipping crossroads of the country. He believes that where many issues lie so does the opportunity to add great value! With a philosophy of being a conduit not a bucket, Tom has made a huge impact in Gary in a very short amount of time and is committed to seeing his dream come true of flipping the city of Gary. Tom would love nothing more than for you to come along with him on his journey to have a huge impact in a city that he loves.

Justin Parker

RCN Capital

Single Family Rental Overview Panelist

Justin Parker, Senior Vice President of Treasury, joined RCN Capital in 2017. Since joining the company, Justin has taken over all Treasury and Capital Market functions. He is responsible for day-to-day loan funding, portfolio oversight, cash management, cash flow forecasting, and banking and funding relations. Justin also manages RCN’s short and long-term forecasting, loan sales to investors, credit facility relationships, and asset-based analytics in regards to liquidity, income generation, and portfolio performance. Justin has previously worked at Ally Financial, Inc. and Finance of America, where he supported the Treasury and Capital Markets departments. Justin holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Clemson University, and an M.B.A. from Queens University.

Rick Rall

Navigator Private Capital

Finding the Right Lender for your Specific Investing Strategy Panelist

Richard (Rick) Rall is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience working with real estate brokerages as well as mortgage banking, title, marketing and technology companies. As a Founding Member for Navigator Private Capital, he is responsible for business and market development, focusing on the acquisition of private investment capital and the promotion of NavCap within the rehabber community. Built on solid financial principles and outstanding customer service, he believes that NavCap is well positioned for strong, continued growth.

Lisa Rodriguez

NuView Trust

Investing In Real Estate With Your IRA


During Lisa's session on Sunday she 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: Lisa spent the majority of her professional career in the insurance industry. During that time, she worked in multiple offices, with her longest tenure as a senior branch manager, overseeing both the sales and service teams for a Fortune 100 company. Lisa’s career in insurance gave her the opportunity to network with real estate investors and professionals and learn more about their craft – ultimately giving her the wherewithal to start investing herself. Now, nearly 17 years later, in her current role as the Director of Retail National Accounts at NuView Trust Company, Lisa is able to use her knowledge of self-direction to continue growing her real estate investments.

Marco Santarelli

Norada Real Estate Investments

Managing an SFR Portfolio Across Multiple Markets Panelist

Greg Slaughter

Managing a SFR Portfolio Across Multiple Markets Panelist

I am a Real Estate Investor, Cash Flow Creator, Author &. Speaker With A Vision To Help 1 Million People In Real Estate. Follow or Like @GregSlaughterLegacy to stay connected.

Nate Smoyer

Technology Panelist

Oliver Somoza

Turnkey Property Pro

Investing in Baltimore/DC Market Panelist

Glenn Stromberg

Stromberg Investments

Think Realty Member Training - Mobile Homes: The Best Kept Secret in Real Estate Investing

Matthew Weber

Alpha Funding

Investing Outside Your Market Panelist

Since 2016, Matthew has led Alpha’s Business Development, Marketing, and Sales efforts helping grow Alpha Funding Partners to one of the premier private lenders in the Northeast. He has been an integral part in helping Alpha originate $150M+ in loan volume in 2019 and over $600M in total capital deployed with more than 60-70% of Alpha’s business coming from repeat borrowers. Using his dynamic sales and business development background he has helped grow Alpha’s loan originations and revenue by 125% for the past 4 years in a row. Prior to joining Alpha, Matt completed his B.S. in Biology and A.S. Exercise Science and Physiology at William Paterson University. Along with real estate, Matthew has always had a strong passion for health and wellness.

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.

Eddie Wilson

Think Realty

Single Family Rental Market Overview Panelsit

Dana Wasson

Civic Financial Group

Dana Wasson is a 25 year mortgage veteran currently working with Civic Financial Services as Vice President of Sales. Dana’s tenure and expertise in the mortgage space runs from originating loans to the end sale with Wall Street Investors. Her years of experience transcend the wholesale, retail and correspondent markets as well as, conventional, government, sub-prime, Non-QM and her most recent years in the commercial side for Real Estate Investment Lending. Dana has been an active speaker in the mortgage industry and a mortgage policy advocate both state and nationally. She has written for different mortgage related magazines through the years on topics from mortgage operation efficiencies to getting the best out of your people as a leader. Dana currently lives in Texas and has raised two (2) amazing daughters, with the youngest attending her Alma Mater of Texas A&M university. Football is her favorite season and she is actively involved in her community.

Brian Wojcik

Landlord 411

Optimizing The Profitability of your Investments Panelist