Think Realty Conference - Irvine - Speakers | Think Realty | A Real Estate of Mind

Keynote Speakers

Bruce Norris

The Norris Group

10 Decisions for Real Estate Investors to Make Before the Next Downturn

Bruce Norris, long-time investor, builder, and hard money lender is actively warning California real estate investors it’s time to start planning. Join us as Bruce shares ten decisions California real estate investors need to consider before the music stops.


  • How to spot key warning signs
  • Why Bruce feels we’re in the 8th inning
  • Deciding what stays and goes in your portfolio
  • Painful mistakes investors tend to make in this part of the cycle
  • The key team members you’ll likely need in the next 12 months
  • Misconceptions California investors export with them to other states
  • And how to plan for your best transition year ever

Brent Kesler

The Money Multiplier

The Money Multiplier Method

Brent will be speaking on The Money Multiplier Method. With this method, Brent was able to pay off $984,711 in 3rd party debt in 39 months. He is passionate about how powerful this concept is and recently began sharing it with others. “I have a strong belief that whether you make $10/hour or $10,000/hour you should know and have this powerful information.” Brent will show us how to break the bonds of financial slavery and how to take control of our own financial life. Brent’s philosophy is simply: Help more people understand how to manage and grow their wealth.

Featured Speakers

Emmanuel Guarino

Residential Assisted Living Academy


The Best Opportunities in Real Estate and Senior Housing for the next 20 years. Learn, step by step, how to turn a Single Family Home into a cash flow machine with Residential Assisted Living.
Learn how you can use a Single Family Home to make $5,000 $10,000 or even $20,000 per month, all while helping others and providing a tremendous service to them. That's called, “Doing Good And Doing Well”
You will learn the 3 Best Ways to Get Involved in Senior Housing and the 5 Keys to Being Successful Doing It Hands Off real estate investors will learn how to get TWICE the market rent with long term low impact tenants..
One way or the other you will be getting involved in senior housing. Right now you have a choice as to how you get involved.


Jasmine Willois

Note Assistance Program


Kelly Soto

Finance of America Commercial

How to grow your Investor Business

Join Kelly Soto with Finance of America Commercial to learn how 3 niche products can help you grow your income in 2019. Create recurring income streams in 2019 with fix and flip lines of credit for purchase or refinance with a one-time close. Target small to medium size builders and build-to-rent investors financing lot and construction with a one-time close. Help buy and hold investors with cash out refi and purchase money loans for rent-ready properties. Finance large investors who have large portfolios of single family rentals with a single blanket loan, and single loan payment, for multiple rental properties. You will learn about products and best practices for a top producer for building a successful niche business with real estate investors and builders.

Clint Coons

Anderson Business Advisors

Christina Suter

Pasadena FIBI


Aaron Norris

The Norris Group - Local Market Panelist

Ben Donel, ESQ.

Sunset Equity - Private Lending Panelist

Carrie Cook

Ignite Funding - Private Lending Panelist

Kaaren Hall

OCREIA and uDirect IRA Services - Local Market Panelist

Jon Lee

Outback REIA - Local Market Panelist

Melissa Martorella

Geraci Law Firm - Lending Panel Moderator


Melissa Martorella joined Geraci Law Firm as an Associate Attorney in the Banking and Finance section in August 2015. Ms. Martorella’s experience includes representing lenders and brokers, preparing commercial, residential, and construction loan documents, as well as drafting assignments, extensions, modifications, and subordination agreements. Ms. Martorella also has experience assisting with negotiating the terms of transactions, drafting custom language, and closing loans. Ms. Martorella has prepared loan documents for transactions all over the country and ensures compliance with state-specific laws.

Melissa is a 2015 graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. While in law school, Melissa was a Lead Article Editor and later a Senior Research Editor for the UCI Law Review. She also participated in the Community and Economic Development Clinic as a team leader on a major complex litigation case. As a second year, she was a Research Assistant to Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, and later interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California. Finally, she was involved with the UCI Law Mentorship and Pre-Law Outreach Programs, where she mentored incoming law students and reviewed personal statements for potential law school applicants.

Prior to law school, Melissa obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies and History from Boston College in 2010. In 2011, she graduated from Tufts University with a Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus in Spanish Secondary Education. In her free time, Melissa enjoys watching college sports and attending networking events.

Scott Mednick

OCRE Forum - Local Market Panelist

Shawn Tiberio and Top Results Coaching

Rehabbing Made Easy - (Sunday Workshop)

Sunday Workshop:  During this workshop, Shawn will not only show you systems proven to build a dedicated contractor team.  He will also show you how you can have less stress, more fun and increased profits in your rehabbing business.

Dane Fitch

Lending Home - Private Lending Panelist

Chris Evans

Homevestors - Local Market Panel

Chris is a real estate investor, rehab specialist and real estate agent based in Los Angeles.   Currently Chris buys houses in three markets- Southern California, Portland Oregon and Tampa Florida.  Chris and his group own five locations with HomeVestors of America, the “We Buy Ugly Houses” company, and are experts in negotiating off-market deals directly with sellers. He and his brothers also own a real estate brokerage in Los Angeles, and an escrow company in Glendale California.  In 2018 he and his partners purchased rehabbed and resold 116 homes in three states.  His group has flipped over 600 houses and also own a rental portfolio in north Florida.   Chris spends a lot of his time working with other investors, helping them with their homebuying and rehab skills.  Chris is an active member of his community, a proud husband and father of three teenage daughters.  In his free time, Chris enjoys travelling and scuba diving.

Think Realty Resident Experts

Abhi Golhar

Think Realty Resident Expert

Pam Goodwin

Think Realty Resident Expert

Clint Coons

Think Realty Resident Expert

Eddie Wilson

Think Realty Resident Expert