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Jason Engelman

Freaky Fast Home Buyers & Investments

Jason has over a decade of executive management experience. For the past 5 years, his focus has been managing investment portfolios within the real estate and energy industries. Jason is married to Country Music Artist Tori Martin and together they live in Nashville

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Inaas Arabi

Propertyware

State of the Single Family Rental Industry Panelist

Inaas Arabi joined RealPage in 2019, to lead the single-family division. He brings many years of single-family property management experience from managing start-ups, to large portfolios. As a former Propertyware customer and VP of Rental Property Management over a large multi-state portfolio, Inaas gained in-depth understanding of Propertyware and Consumer Solutions. His goal is to serve as the voice of the customer and develop new and innovative ways to help property managers attain profitability and growth.

Bruce McNeilage

Kinloch Partners

Build for Rent Panelist

Bruce is a nationally published author and lecturer on Build To Rent. He entered the SFR/BTR space in 2005 and started Kinloch Partners which has offices in Kennesaw, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee.

Jerome Myers

Myers Methods

State of the Multifamily Industry Panelist

Jerome Myers is the preeminent authority of dream realization. A believer that dreams can, and should be real, Jerome left corporate America when he realized that his role offered financial gain, but little significance. He is the founder and head coach of Myers Methods and has been featured in Business Insider and numerous podcasts.  After building a highly profitable division of a fortune 550 company, Jerome decided to leave the rat race to get away from what seemed to be the endless slew of layoffs.  He has developed a system for exiting corporate America and creating a life of impact.  Today, he and his company help other apex performers find their calling and live every day on purpose by harnessing the power of his model for a Centered Life, what he calls “the Red Pill”. Jerome and his firms can guide any individual from a monotonous uninspiring existence to a life of fulfillment and impact.

Jorge Newbery

PreREO

Investing in Notes Panelist

Jorge P. Newbery is CEO and Chairman of AHP Servicing LLC and American Homeowner Preservation LLC, which crowdfund the purchase of nonperforming mortgages from banks at big discounts, then shares the discounts with struggling homeowners. He is also Founder and CEO of Debt Cleanse Group Legal Services, a nationwide legal plan to help consumers and small businesses get out of debt. He is also a non-attorney Partner in Activist Legal LLP, a law firm in Washington, D.C.; Founder and CEO of preREO, an online marketplace for lenders offering defaulted first mortgages secured by vacant- and tenant-occupied properties to local investors; and a Board Member of the Group Legal Services Association, which is committed to advancing access to quality legal services through legal service plans and industry collaboration.

Aaron Norris

PropertyRadar.com

Technology Panelist

Aaron Norris is an industry expert in real estate, investing, and marketing trends. See hiswork on Forbes.com, Think Realty Magazine, and BiggerPockets.com, where technology, trends, and real estate collide. Licensed real estate broker (CA) and mortgage broker (CA & FL), active real estate investor. See his TedX Talk on his weird journey from professional artist to data geek.

Robert Martinez

The Apartment Rockstar

State of the Multifamily Industry Panelist

Robert Martinez is the Founder and CEO of Rockstar Capital, an investment and multi-family property management firm specializing in the acquisition and management of value-add opportunities across Texas. Currently, the portfolio consists of 4,200 units across 22 communities. As the CEO and founder, Robert Martinez directs the investment strategy, sources the investment capital, and secures the appropriate financing. Since 2011, Rockstar Capital Management has become one of the most decorated property management companies in Texas with 18 City, State, and National Apartment Associations awards. Other industry achievements include Top-Rated status by ApartmentRatings.com for the entire Rockstar portfolio from 2015-2019 and the distinction of being ranked the #4 multifamily management company in Texas for online reputation by J Turner Research. In all, five Rockstar Capital communities ranked in the Top 1% nationally (out of over 116,000 communities) for online resident satisfaction. Most recently, Rockstar Capital was included in the prestigious Houston Business Journal Fast 100 for the third consecutive year (2018-2020). Robert was also named an Honoree on HBJ's Most Admired CEO List in 2019 and Rockstar Capital received its first international recognition as a Great Place to Work, achieving Silver Rank from the Stevie Awards. Finally, Robert Martinez has the distinction to being the first recipient to win the NAA Independent Owner of the Year award twice (2013,2019).

Steve Rozenberg

Mynd

Build For Rent 101 Panelist

Steve Rozenberg An international commercial airline pilot who, after the tragedies of 9/11 was forced to realize that his “Safe and Secure Career” was nowhere near as safe and secure as he had thought. Steve chose real estate investing to be able to control his own destiny and create his own generational wealth. Steve created the fastest growing property management company in the state of Texas. Managing over 1,000 properties across 3 major metropolitan cities. Steve built the business up and created maximum cash flow positioning his company for a very profitable exit. Along with growing his property management company, Rozenberg has flipped, owned, and wholesaled hundreds of single family homes and apartment complexes across the US. Parlaying all of the success from real estate investing and property management growth. Steve has gone on to be one of the most well-known influencers in the Real Estate Community, he is a top contributor to BiggerPockets as well as other top level Real Estate platforms. He has been a guest and collaborated on countless panels, webinars, masterminds, conferences, podcasts as well as being a published author. An international speaker, Steve has spoken on numerous stages across the US, Australia, New Zealand as well as in Europe. Steve is best known for coaching people on having the right mindset to become a successful Real Estate Investor while making sure they have strategies and tactics in alignment to achieve their intended goals. He is passionate about helping new and experienced investors deal with the every day and the extraordinary challenges in a way that only leaders in the industry know how to overcome

Glenn Stromberg

Stromberg Investments

Glenn  believes investing in mobile homes is one of the easiest in the real estate industry, proven by his own experience of investing in 10+ mobile homes per month – every month.

Glenn began his career in real estate in 1982, quickly becoming a top sales manager for a mobile home dealership. Over his 37 years in the mobile home industry, he developed mobile home subdivisions, owned a mobile home park, owned and operated mobile home sales centers and bought, sold, and leased single-family homes. Today, Glenn invests in his most profitable venture to date, double-wide mobile homes on land. Glenn has completed thousands of mobile home deals in his career and is excited to have the opportunity to share his legacy and valuable knowledge with you.

Jeff Tesch

RCN Capital

Moderator of Panel - State of the SFR Industry

Jeffrey Tesch, Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for overseeing the 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 overseen over $2 Billion in originations. Jeff’s previous real estate experience was as an investor in both commercial and residential properties, ranging from single family homes to commercial retail centers. Jeff currently serves as a member of the American Association of Private Lenders’ (AAPL) Ethics Advisory Committee and as an Advisory Council member for the National Private Lenders Association.

Dana Wasson

Civic Financial Services

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.