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Learn from the best and brightest in the real estate investment space: Who they are, what they do, and a little of their secret sauce.

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Profiles

Learn from the best and brightest in the real estate investment space: Who they are, what they do, and a little of their secret sauce.

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Aaron-Chapman

Presidents’ Circle: Aaron Chapman

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The phrase “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” applies, literally, to Presidents’ Circle member, real estate investor, and mortgage lender Aaron Chapman. Chapman’s journey thus far has been one of perseverance, adaptation, and down-right hard work. A son of a miner, Chapman has worn many hats before becoming one ...
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The Real Deal

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When real estate mogul and finance guru Robert Kiyosaki took a real estate course in the early 1970s, he had a feeling it was what he was destined to do — to be an entrepreneur. Known for his unconventional teachings on finance and his passion for real estate, the best-selling ...
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Presidents’ Circle: Max Keller and Glenn Stromberg

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Think Realty Resident Experts and Presidents’ Circle members Max Keller and Glenn Stromberg haven’t always been a team. But while former teacher (Keller) and former business employee (Stromberg) each discovered real estate investing at different times in their lives, they both saw an opportunity and took a chance. Years later, ...
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Chief Empowerment Officer

| Bobby Burch | Article | Profiles
CoreVest CEO Beth O’Brien maintains a belief that likely isn’t popular among other chief executives. “You actually want to encourage dissent,” she said. “You don't want to encourage people to not do something if they're supposed to do it. But you certainly want to empower people to challenge you.” Such ...
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Presidents’ Circle: Kevin Kim

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Kevin Kim, often referred to as the most Korean, Korean-American you’ll ever find (his own brother is even shocked Kevin was born in the Midwest), is an experienced corporate and securities attorney with Geraci Law Firm in California. And while a bit of a jokester, Kim’s accolades are nothing to ...
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Rooted in Service

| Bobby Burch | Article | Profiles
Photos by Rob Kavaler |  Though his roots might be far from residential and commercial financing, RCN Capital CEO Jeffrey Tesch’s first foray into real estate investing opened his eyes to a world of opportunity. In the 1990s, while Tesch operated several Subway restaurant franchises, he sought hard-money lenders to ...
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Passion Projects

Designer, Realtor®, investor, and mentor Lorraine Beato is as much a Renovation Rockstar as are the properties she flips. She shares her reasons for real estate and some advice for newcomers. Why are you passionate about real estate? My why is creating beautiful living spaces that are affordable for first-time ...
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Presidents’ Circle: Aaron Norris

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Not many real estate investors can say they started their career in real estate when they were in preschool. But Aaron Norris can. He began rehabbing houses with his dad before he could tie his own shoes. “My first memory of flipping was being armed with a vacuum sucking up ...
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Fab and Fearless

| Bobby Burch | Article | Profiles
When you see “Bargain Mansions” host Tamara Day on television swinging sledgehammers, grinding metal, and installing sheetrock, it’s not just her construction and design skills on display. It’s also a reflection of a do-it-yourself mindset that was instilled in Day as a child growing up on a small town family ...
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Origins of the trademarked term ‘Rent Estate’­­­®

| Bobby Burch | Article | Profiles
If you ever interact with Renters Warehouse, a curious term is likely to stand out. The phrase “Rent Estate” is strategically used throughout Renters Warehouse’s website, blog articles, and social media, beckoning visitors to learn about its mission to revolutionize the single-family rental industry. The term, which was trademarked by ...
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Real Estate Advice Kevin Ortner Wishes He Had Received

| Bobby Burch | Article | Profiles
We’ve all made mistakes. Learning from them is what propels us to higher levels. Even though he’s the top executive of a rapidly growing firm, Renters Warehouse CEO Kevin Ortner has made plenty of missteps in his real estate career. Here are few pieces of advice that Ortner wishes he ...
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Going for Billions

| Bobby Burch | Article | Profiles, Topics
For entrepreneurs like Kevin Ortner and Greg Rand, problems equal opportunity. And as far as problems go, you can’t get much bigger than the Great Recession in the late 2000s and early 2010s. When the $8 trillion housing bubble burst in 2008, it spurred the loss of 8.4 million U.S ...
How the Air Force Led the Warrens to Real Estate Success

How the Air Force Led the Warrens to Real Estate Success

| Jared Garfield | Article | Profiles
When a young American decides to step into the fray and put on the uniform of service, his or her motivations for doing so often vary from sea to shining sea. Some may simply seek an adventure while others think more pragmatically about college and career opportunities down the road ...
Jasmine-Willois

2019 Women to Watch: Ms. Jasmine R. Willois

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In this article, we continue our Women to Watch series, featuring seven standout female real estate investors to watch in 2019. Read the full intro here. How did you get started investing in real estate? I was raised in real estate. I remember my great aunts telling me how they owned ...
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2019 Women to Watch: Allison Palmgren

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In this article, we continue our Women to Watch series, featuring seven standout female real estate investors to watch in 2019. Read the full intro here. How did you get started investing in real estate? Got sick and tired of the long hours and lack of freedom in the corporate world ...
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2019 Women to Watch: Vickie Perry

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In this article, we continue our Women to Watch series, featuring seven standout female real estate investors to watch in 2019. Read the full intro here. How did you get started investing in real estate? I got started in real estate by mistake. When my husband and I bought our first ...
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2019 Women to Watch: Missy McCall-Hammonds

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In this article we pick up our Women to Watch series, featuring seven standout female real estate investors to watch in 2019. Read the full intro here. How did you get started investing in real estate? I was a female executive in corporate America and realized that I was quickly heading ...
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2019 Women to Watch: Deborah Razo

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In this article we pick up our Women to Watch series, featuring seven standout female real estate investors to watch in 2019. Read the full intro here. How did you get started investing in real estate? I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 20 years and 10 years ago I had an ...
Christina-Suter

2019 Women to Watch: Christina Suter

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In this article we pick up our Women to Watch series, featuring seven standout female real estate investors to watch in 2019. Read the full intro here. How did you get started investing in real estate? I started in real estate when I was 17 years old. My mom gave me ...
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2019 Women to Watch: Monick Halm

| Think Realty | Article | Profiles
Throughout our years in this industry, we've met and worked with impressive women who are shaping the industry, and we feel it's our duty as a trusted voice in this sector to highlight them. In this year's Women to Watch series, we are showcasing seven standout female real estate investors ...
Building Empowerment: HGTV Star Jasmine Roth Inspires Confidence

Building Empowerment: HGTV Star Jasmine Roth Inspires Confidence

| Bobby Burch | Article | Profiles
If you ask Jasmine Roth when she first ventured into real estate, the blossoming star of HGTV’s “Hidden Potential” has to laugh. “I would say in utero,” Roth responded with a chuckle. “My parents moved from New Jersey to Virginia when I was just a thought. They bought a piece of ...
Celebrating the life of Linda Liberatore

Celebrating the life of Linda Liberatore

| Think Realty | Article | Profiles
Since we announced her as a Think Realty Resident Expert (formerly Coach) on November 1, 2017, Linda Liberatore embodied our educational program, our brand, and became one of our team’s all-time favorite people. We truly considered her part of our Think Realty family and were shocked and saddened to hear ...
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Ben Caballero: Specializing in Success

You might think setting a Guinness World Record for being the most productive real estate agent in the world would be the peak of any real estate professional's career, but when Ben Caballero, CEO and president of HomesUSA.com, earned the title, he was just getting started. In fact, after qualifying ...
George Koo

Forensic Investing, Risk Management & Real Estate

George Koo's Professional Profile Academic Background: PhD in Quantitative Finance & Technology: Virginia Tech (in process) Master of Liberal Arts in International Realations: Harvard University Chartered Financial Analyst Certified Public Accountant MBA and BS in Finance and Accounting, respectively: St. John’s University Professional Positions & Experience: CEO & Chief Investment ...
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One-to-One with John Manes & Pinnacle Storage Properties

| Think Realty | Article | Profiles
When John Manes, CEO of Pinnacle Storage Properties, talks about the self-storage business, he gets directly to the point: “We buy under-managed, under-enhanced, and under-expanded self-storage facilities. We go in and fix them up, increase value through revenue management strategies, do expansions when the market demands it, and take a ...