2019 Keynote Speakers
Co-Host | BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast
David Greene is a former Police Officer and co-host of the BiggerPockets Real estate podcast. The author of best selling books “Long Distance Real Estate Investing”, “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat”, and “Sell Your Home For Top Dollar”, David is passionate about helping others build wealth through real estate and runs the blog “GreeneIncome.com”. A nationally recognized authority on real estate, David has been several times on CNN, Forbes, and HGTV as well as over 25 different real estate podcasts. David runs “The David Greene Team”, a top producing real estate company in Keller Williams where he has won multiple awards for production and teaches agents how to excel in building their business. An active real estate investor, David owns single family properties across the county, shares in apartment complexes, notes, and shares in note funds.
Real Estate Investor, Best-selling Author, & Podcaster
Kathy Fettke is Co-CEO of Real Wealth Network and best selling author of Retire Rich with Rentals. She is an active real estate investor, licensed real estate agent, and former mortgage broker, specializing in helping people build multi-million dollar real estate portfolios that generate passive monthly cash flow for life.
With a passion for researching real estate market cycles, Kathy is a frequent guest expert on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, NPR, CBS MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. She was also named among the “Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” by Goldman Sachs two years in a row.
Kathy hosts two podcasts, The Real Wealth Show and Real Estate News for Investors — both top ten podcasts on iTunes with listeners in 27 different countries. Her company, Real Wealth Network, offers free resources and cutting edge education for beginning and experienced real estate investors. Kathy is passionate about teaching others how to create “real wealth,” which she defines as having both the time and the money to live life on your terms.
President / CEO of Praxis Capital, Inc.
Brian Burke is President / CEO of Praxis Capital Inc, a vertically integrated real estate private equity investment firm. Praxis operates on multiple platforms, currently managing active syndications for the acquisition of single family, multifamily and opportunistic residential assets in US growth markets.
Over the course of a real estate investment career that began in 1989, the offerings Brian manages have acquired over 700 properties, including over 2,000 multifamily units, with the assistance of proprietary software that he wrote himself. Acquired asset classes include single family homes, self storage, mixed-use and large apartment complexes in multiple states. Brian has arranged well over $300 million in debt and equity for Praxis acquisitions. Praxis’ current portfolio exceeds $200 million of real estate assets under management.
As a recognized expert Brian has been a frequent speaker at real estate forums and conferences; including the Opal Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum, the Keiretsu Real Estate Forum and the Institute for Private Investors. He has also served as co-host and real estate expert on the Fox News Radio show, “The Best of Investing”.
Brian is married and has lived in Northern California for over 30 years. An avid aviation enthusiast, he is a licensed instrument-rated airplane and helicopter pilot.
2019 Speakers and Panelists
William (Bill) Bromley
President and CEO Capital Source 2000, Inc
Bill has worked in the financial services industry for 30 years. His experience ranges from holding middle management in Regional Banks to starting a successful de novo bank from scratch. First Sterling Bank started as a de novo bank in 1988 and is now part of Bank of America. Bill also led an investor group that bought and recapitalized a troubled Eagle National Bank with a $10 million initial capital raise. It took 18 months to bring the bank back to satisfactory condition and built its asset base from $60 million to $300 million while increasing the capital base to $25 million. Bill has also held board of director positions with the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and the Pennsylvania Community Bankers Association.
Co-Founder | Crest Core Realty, LLC
Dan is Co-founder of Crest Core Realty, LLC – a full-service real estate brokerage and property management company that manages thousands of houses in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Their specialty is working for investors who look to grow their portfolios and who have a focus on long-term cash flow. Dan has also co-founded a sister rehab and maintenance service company that rehabs 100+ houses per month and completes 150+ service work orders per week.
Prior to his co-founding of Crest Core Realty, Dan worked for 13 years in the manufacturing industry, overseeing plant operations all across the US at a Fortune 500 company. Within that time, alongside his partner, Dan has also built a personal Real Estate portfolio of hundreds of homes throughout the mid-south area of the United States.
Founder | On Air Brands
Erik Cabral is the founder of the creative agency, On Air Brands; the real estate investment company, Mindado Investment Group; host, co-host, and producer on several shows: Entrepreneur’s Circle, Capital Hacking, LIVE at the Hive!, Real Estate Hackers, SJREIA LIVE, and many more in progress. With multiple businesses and partnerships, Erik is the quintessential “serial entrepreneur” who spends much of his time helping others grow their businesses, brands, and personal brands.
After leaving corporate America after 20+ years, Erik jumped head first into real estate investing. He spent roughly a year educating himself, forming relationships, and analyzing hundreds of deals before he purchased his first multi-family apartment building, which he now manages. He is also a partner in Renault Winery & Resort, which is a (the 3rd oldest winery in the US) and offers private capital to his network of investors for fix and flips, wholesale deals, and various other investment strategies.
Erik sits on the board for the South Jersey Real Estate Investment Association (SJREIA) headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, and has made a major impact on this non-profit organization by volunteering in various areas such as: marketing strategies, social media integration, business development, and growth strategies. He is the co-lead for their main meeting in Princeton, NJ.
Erik loves to share his decades of experience in creative, branding, and marketing strategies and how it can apply to the creative and real estate investment industries.
Erik holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and lives in Robbinsville, NJ, with his wife and two daughters.
Apartment Investing | Podcast Host Chicago, IL
John Casmon is the co-founder of Casmon Capital Group, a Chicago-based real estate investment firm. He controls over $18M in real estate holdings. As a marketing executive, he held budget and campaign accountability for General Motors, MillerCoors, and SC Johnson and was named one of the “Top Executives in Advertising and Marketing” by Black Enterprise Magazine. He serves on the Surge for Water Advisory Board and is the co-founder of Claudia’s House, an adolescent respite care facility.
Founder | Lightmark Media
Scott is founder of Lightmark Media, a digital marketing company that serves real estate companies, syndicators, and private equity funds in all aspects of their marketing operations. He is a regular podcast guest and speaker on topics related to lead generation, funnel design, branding, Google and Facebook advertising, and content marketing. Scott is a graduate of the University of Georgia and lives and works in Athens, GA, and Lightmark Media was recently honored to be selected as one of the 2019 recipients of the Bulldog 100 Award for being one of the fastest growing UGA-alumni-owned businesses in the country.
Co-Founder | The DeRosa Group
Matt Faircloth, Co-founder & President of the DeRosa Group, is a seasoned real estate investor and developer. The DeRosa Group, based in Trenton, NJ, is a developer and owner of commercial and residential property with a mission to “transform lives through real estate.” DeRosa has completed over 20 million in real estate transactions involving private capital including fix and flips, single family home rentals, mixed use buildings, apartment buildings, office buildings, and tax lien investments. Matt has an extensive expertise in connecting passive investors to lucrative investment opportunities through syndications, private loans and joint ventures.
Founder | Stone Bay Holdings LLC
Kerry Faix is a founder of Stone Bay Holdings LLC (SBH) and serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company since 2013. She has extensive experience in business operations, finance and building companies from the ground up. Kerry owns part of a $130 million-dollar real estate portfolio which she oversees the operations. Her most recent accomplishment was partnering in the purchase of a $27.5 million, 558-unit apartment in GA that sold a little over a year later for $41 Million.
As COO, Kerry develops and implements efficient operational systems across the loan acquisition, loan management, investor relations functions and directs personnel. Highly versed in all aspects of real estate, Kerry is also responsible for analyzing all investment opportunities. She performs routine reviews of all joint venture partnerships to ensure that all partners continue to meet the high standards that they had when they began their relationships. Additionally, Kerry oversees the internal accounting team working closely with all external accounting, tax, and legal advisors.
Kerry draws knowledge from over 25 years of entrepreneurial and operations experience. She co-founded construction/remodeling and real estate investment companies before signing on to help build the business end of a real estate development company with assets located around Philadelphia, Northern New Jersey, Baltimore, Cleveland and Florida. Additionally, she held operations positions at PNC Bank and PPR Note Company. Her resume is one of growing and helping businesses and individuals create passive income, which is her true passion.
Founder | CAMA Self-Directed IRA
Carl Fischer is a Cornell University graduate and third-generation real estate developer. Carl began his investing career in the 1970’s when he was employed as a rocket scientist at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. He is presently one of the principals of CAMA Self-Directed IRA, LLC. Carl has been involved in over $20M in real estate transactions. His real estate investments include both commercial and residential properties, notes, and mortgages.
Certified Business Coach & Principal | Real Life Coaching, LLC
Kathy Gilmore has been a real estate investor since 2002 buying, rehabbing and selling residential properties. She has experience in a wide range of real estate deals including rentals, rehabs, retail flips, wholesaling and lease-options.
With a background in Design, Kathy believes in taking a creative approach to the design and staging elements of preparing a property for sale to appeal to the unique tastes of each buyer market with maximum impact at minimal cost.
Kathy serves on the Speaker Committee of the Diversified Investor Group (DIG) in the Philadelphia area, is a PA licensed Realtor with the Keller Williams Realty Group, and a volunteer Mentor for the Jumpstart Germantown Investor Program.
As a Certified Business Coach and principal at Real Life Coaching, LLC, Kathy coaches and partners with new investors who want to learn how to Rehab Properties for flipping or rental using a targeted market approach.
Andresa Guidelli was born and raised in Brazil. After finishing up her MBA she made the bold move to the United States to start her second master’s degree in Professional Business Communication at La Salle University. After graduating, she worked as a “door to door” salesperson where she gained the value of learning the importance of providing custom solutions for clients and thick skin to handle no more than a few dozen times on a daily basis.
She specializes in full gut renovation projects and building new construction developments in Philadelphia, PA and NJ. Andresa runs the day to day operations of her own construction projects, as well as those of other investors from single family to apartment complexes. In doing so, she creates systems to ensure scalability, efficiency, and quality.
She also owns and manages a small rental portfolio in Philadelphia, comprised of both long and short term rentals. She is the co-founder of Monarch: Short Term Rentals. Long Term Relationships, where she offers a “5 Step Conversion Package” tailored for Real Estate investors who currently own long term rentals and want to diversify their portfolio by entering the short term rental arena. The conversion goes from market analysis, construction, furnishing, creating and managing online listings and providing a custom experience to guests around the world.
She is also the co-founder of The Real Estate InvestHER show, a podcast to empower women to live a financially free and balanced life. Each episode details the journey of the most successful women investors who share what it takes to help listeners become the best version of themselves. This powerhouse podcast shares actionable strategies to develop a more successful real estate business while becoming more fulfilled as a woman.
Owner | The Real Estate CPA
Brandon Hall, owner of The Real Estate CPA, is an entrepreneur at heart who happens to be good at taxes. Brandon is a real estate investor and CPA specializing in providing business advice and creative tax strategies for real estate investors. Brandon’s ‘Big 4’ and personal investing experiences allow him to provide unique advice to each of his clients.
Originally from Philadelphia, Daniel Harvey is a graduate of Dobbin Vocational High School, where he studied electronics. While attending Dobbins, Daniel was chosen to participate in a co-op program with SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority). After graduation, Daniel continued working for SEPTA for the next 18 years until 2014 when he left to become a fulltime real estate investor.
In 2008, taking advantage of declining real estate prices, Daniel started DMH Investments LLC – a privately held real estate company in Aldan, PA. DMH Investments focuses on acquiring and rehabbing distressed properties for rental or resale. A solution-oriented business, DMH provides win-win solutions through seamless transactions for sellers, tenants, and buyers alike. Since it’s founding, DMH Investments LLC has grown into multi-million-dollar business.
Today, aside from being an investor and business owner, Daniel is also a sought-after speaker in the Greater Philadelphia Real Estate community, often discussing the benefits of real estate investing and “Transitioning to full-time business ownership”
Anna Kelley is the founding member of Zenith Capital Group and ReiMom, LLC. As a top ranked former Financial Relationship Manager for a large private bank, and having worked in the financial sector for 20 years, Anna has a keen understanding of various financial tools available to grow and preserve wealth. Believing real estate to be one of the most powerful tools for creating stable cash flow, asset preservation, & equity growth (the trifecta of investments), Anna began investing in real estate 20 years ago. She has purchased, renovated, sold, and rented millions of dollars in real estate across numerous asset classes, while working full time and raising 4 children. Anna has coached numerous new investors through the purchase of their first rental properties and flip projects, and enjoys helping others to overcome their fears, increase their knowledge, and minimize their risks in real estate. Finally, she is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author & runs a meetup group for women in real estate: REI Like A Girl!
M.C. Laubscher is a wealth strategist, educator, and cashflow coach. He is the creator and the host of the popular and top-rated business and investing podcast, Cashflow Ninja and President of Producers Wealth, a wealth creation firm helping clients in 50 states implement holistic wealth creation strategies.
His purpose is to help producers and creators create, protect and multiply their wealth in ANY Economy and market. His mission is to help producers and creators achieve financial freedom as soon as possible so that they can live their legacy today on their terms.
M.C. challenges existing societal belief systems and misinformation around concepts such as money, saving, investing, wealth and retirement.
Prior to becoming involved in the mortgage notes business, Lisa spent 17 years in the Food and Beverage industry where she held senior roles across strategy, innovation and operations at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Ocean Spray Cranberries, PepsiCo and ARAMARK.
In 2010 she escaped from Corporate America and began buying mortgage notes to build a personal portfolio. In 2015 she leveraged her knowledge of the notes business to found and run an investment fund that purchases distressed residential mortgages. Kamini Bay Asset Management provides homeowners with viable debt relief options that they have been unable to access through banks or governmental programs, and solid returns to investors.
The core of Kamini Bay’s business model is working one-on-one with homeowners to tailor win-win solutions for both parties. As a result, a high percentage of homeowners are able to become current on their payments again which can allow them to refinance at lower rates while dramatically increasing the value of the company’s portfolio.
Lisa lives in Fort Washington PA with her husband, Raymond, and 2 sons who, while now 21 and 16, still keep them on their toes.
Founder | Stone Bay Holdings LLC
Steven Lloyd is a real estate investor engaged in the strategic acquisition and development of residential properties (mortgage notes, private lending, mobile home parks, and apartment buildings) located in the United States. As founder and managing partner of Stone Bay Holdings (SBH), Steve is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, investor relations, and specifically securing capital from private sources. Steve manages and owns a portfolio valued over $120 million. He works closely with our experienced partners to deliver a diversified portfolio of real estate investment opportunities.
Founder | San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit
J Martin is the Founder and Moderator of the San Francisco Bay Real Estate Networking Summit. Starting by living paycheck to paycheck with negative net worth, J started buying real estate in the SF Bay Area in 2012 after carefully studying the real estate market and jumping in when the best risk-adjusted returns seemed realizable – and he was able to retire from the “9 to 5” at 31 years old.
Joshua (Josh) McCallen is a nationally recognized hospitality executive, conference speaker, innovator, builder & investor with a track record for development of exceptional resort properties and growing world-class operational teams.
Principal | Wellings Capital
Paul Moore, a graduate of Ohio State, started his career at Ford Motor Company and then departed to start a staffing company with a partner. After selling it for $2.9 million, he entered the real estate sector, where he completed over 85 real estate investments and exits, appeared on an HGTV Special Real Estate episode, rehabbed and managed rental properties, built a number of new homes, developed a waterfront subdivision, and started two successful online real estate marketing firms.
Borrower Management | PPR Note Co
Robert Paulus serves as Director of Borrower Management for PPR Note Co. In this role, Mr. Paulus oversees the Company’s loss mitigation functions, which are instrumental in creating asset resolutions. This includes directly managing a team of collections specialists as well as working directly with a nationwide legal network to appropriately execute foreclosure processes compliantly according to state regulatory requirements. Mr. Paulus also directs and approves all loan modifications to rehabilitate loan performance, and is responsible for the training and development of other collection team members. Robert Paulus’ experience is derived from over two decades of experience owning and operating five successful franchises along with other real estate holdings. Mr. Paulus graduated from Penn State University in 1990 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics.
Real Estate Agent and Investor | EXP Realty LLC
Starting his career off in Deloitte’s Real Estate practice group in New York City, Darren worked on several high profile projects including the sales of properties in lower Times Square. In that time he also did consulting for one of NYC’s largest landlords, Vornado Realty Trust. Having been a landlord himself since 1998, Darren has restored several residences. His personal primary focus has been to find value proposition properties, under utilized and in need of repair, and maximize their potential by adding features and functionality – significantly increasing their rental value. As an agent who primarily works with investors, he’s also helped many people find great opportunities for both flipping a home as well as income production.
Founder | 123Flip.com
J Scott (he goes by “J”) is a full-time entrepreneur and investor, living in the suburbs of Washington, DC. J is an engineer and business guy by education, and spent much of his early career in Silicon Valley (California), where he held management positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft and eBay.
In 2008, J and his wife Carol decided to leave the 80-hour work weeks and the constant business travel behind. They quit their corporate jobs, moved back East, got married, started a family and decided to try something new. That something new ended up being real estate – in the past nine years, they have bought, built, rehabbed, sold, lent-on and held over 300 deals, encompassing over $40M in transactions.
J runs the popular website 123Flip.com, and is the author of three books on real estate investing, including the best-selling, The Book on Flipping Houses. His books have sold over 100,000 copies in the past five years and have helped investors from around the world get their start with real estate.
Owner/Broker | Vanguard Realty Alliance
Steven is the owner of Vanguard Realty Alliance and has been a licensed Realtor for 12 years and has been investing in Real Estate for 10 years. Presently, he owns several companies including a real estate brokerage, title insurance, construction, home flipping business and a holdings company. Using non conventional financing, he has recently been investing in commercial and mixed use properties. Steven Seymour has a passion for “seeing more” in the transaction than just the numbers, taking a more holistic approach considering all factors in a real estate transaction including improving value and the overall big picture.
Owner | JS2 Homes & Open Letter Marketing
Justin Silverio is the owner of JS2 Homes and Open Letter Marketing. He has been investing in real estate since 2011 with extensive experience in rehabbing, new construction, wholesaling and multi-family rental properties in and around the Boston area.
Justin founded Open Letter Marketing in 2016 with a focus on providing real estate investors with a more effective direct to seller marketing approach than the outdated methods. Open Letter Marketing works with hundreds investors throughout the country and is recognized as one of the top real estate marketing companies.
CEO | Stromberg Investment Group
CEO of Stromberg Investment Group which currently buys 10 to 15 properties a month. Buying mobile homes on land, which are real estate with a Deed of Trust or Mortgage on them in 5 states, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. CEO of Mobile Vested an a educational/ Mentoring company which teaches our business model to real estate investors nationwide. Been in the Mobile Home/ Manufactured Housing industry for 37 years. Developed mobile home subdivisions, owned 13 retail mobile home sales centers and owned a mobile home park.
Principal, Carolina Capital Management, LLC / Sweet Carolina Houses, LLC
Wendy Sweet has been lending money to investors since 2001 as both a conventional lender and Hard Money lender. She and her partner who is also her brother, Bill Fairman have been successfully lending money primarily in North and South Carolina to investors, rehabbers and builders. Currently they lend on single family fix and flip, ground up construction and development, multi-family and multi-tenanted projects in key areas of the Southeast. They now manage a real estate fund for accredited investors in addition to brokering commercial loans for those with money to invest. Wendy is also a 38- year licensed real estate broker in both Carolinas operates a successful short-term rental portfolio. Her goal is to guide and assist like-minded people to build their wealth through borrowing and lending while providing strong returns for real estate investors.
Vice President of Acquisitions | PPR Note Co
John Sweeney serves as Vice President of Acquisitions for PPR Note Co. His chief responsibilities include establishing and maintaining a network of key bidding relationships for all asset acquisitions, directing the analytic efforts of the organization supporting decisions on acquisitions and underwriting, as well as managing trade operations. Mr. Sweeney’s extensive knowledge of the mortgage banking industry includes origination, underwriting, and loan closings from his experience as a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator. Mr. Sweeney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Ursinus College.
Hoan Thai is a Philadelphia-based real estate investor with three main focuses. His foremost specialty is cash-flowing investment properties in gentrifying neighborhoods, where he leverages low-income government subsidies into profits; such properties generate strong short-term income while retaining significant long-term appreciation potential. Hoan also focuses on multifamily apartment buildings in B-class areas with a value-add component that magnifies returns for his sponsors and private investors. Finally, Hoan concentrates on flips: the acquisition of properties in middle class neighborhoods requiring significant rehabilitation, which are subsequently updated and sold on the open market.
Dave Van Horn
CEO | PPR Note Co.
Dave Van Horn is CEO at PPR Note Co, which manages private mortgage investment funds. Dave has been in the real estate business for over 25 years, starting out as a Realtor and contractor and moving onto everything from fix and flips to raising private money. He is an avid investor in notes and mortgages, as well as a long-term holder of multiple investment properties. In addition to being a board member and facilitating the Strategic Investor Alliance group, Dave also travels to many RE meetings and conferences as a national speaker on real estate note investing.
Real Estate Investor and Author | Williamson Ideations
Al Williamson is a professional engineer, full-time real estate investor, and the author of a several real estate books. He began investing in 1996. Al is best known for publicly documenting his quest to create enough ancillary income to cover the 1st mortgage of his eight-unit apartment building (which he accomplished in September 2015). He is now trying to figure out how to hot-rod one residential rental so it generates enough income to replace a middle-class job. Al is a proud family man who now spends his day managing and expanding his corporate housing business in Sacramento, California.
Value Add Flipping | Syndications, Radnor, PA
Upon graduation from Colgate University, Ashley worked in Clinical Research & Development for three major pharmaceutical companies. During her tenure in Pharmaceuticals, she acquired her first rental property which started her passion for real estate investing. Ashley partnered with her father and founded HouseItLook LLC, a real estate flipping business in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
HouseItLook handles several million in transactions annually. Recently, Ashley has made the jump to apartment syndication, and is a General Partner in 284 units, and has invested in another 101 units.
Craig Zappetti, Esq.
Chair of Securities Transactions and Regulations Practice | Saul Ewing
As chair of the Securities Transactions and Regulations Practice, Craig Zappetti concentrates his practice on providing securities compliance counsel to private and public companies, representing venture capital funds and early stage companies in financing transactions, counseling both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, counseling investment advisers on regulatory compliance matters and providing general counsel to private and public companies regarding corporate matters.