Archive for Biographies

Ron LeGrand

Posted on December 7, 2010 by

Ron LeGrandRon LeGrand is the world’s leading expert in residential quick turn real estate and a prominent commercial property developer. Ron has bought and sold over 2,000 single family homes over the past 30 years, and currently owns commercial developments in nine states ranging from retail, office, warehouse, residential subdivisions and resorts. The developed value of his current projects tops two billion dollars and many of the profits are shared with student partners.

Ron is an active teacher, author and writer with a best selling book in stores today and a new one recently released. He’s shared the stage with some of the most famous people in the world, including Donald Trump, Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, Jerry Rice, past presidents, corporate CEO’s and movie/TV stars, and spends a great deal of his time conducting real estate training in rooms as small as 100 to as large as 20,000.

Ron is a former mechanic that has helped create millionaires numbering in the thousands and has hundreds of thousands of students all over North America and numerous other countries. He’s famous for his “tell it like it is” style and down to earth, humorous presentation about the real business of investing in real estate with little or no money or credit and building a fortune quickly with time tested and proven techniques, many created and trademarked by him. Read More→

Joe Thompson

Posted on December 7, 2010 by

Joe ThompsonJoe Thompson is an experienced business and financial consultant with over 28 years in the financial arena and business ownership experience dating back to 1973. Joe entered the financial consulting field in 1982 and has been awarded numerous awards for his achievements and quality of work.  Joe focuses his practice on working with Real Estate Investors, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, all of whom have unique challenges and opportunities, which require experience and additional skills not commonly found in the advisement industry. Read More→

Alan McDonald

Posted on November 15, 2010 by

Alan McDonaldAlan McDonald was born in central New Jersey in the early 1970’s, grew up near Charleston SC, moving to Atlanta in 1995. Alan’s interest in entrepreneurship, audio production, and real estate investing began early in his teenage years.

Alan is an avid reader, discovering Robert Kiyosaki’s  series in 2001, and has followed Rich Dad’s teachings ever since.

Alan became involved in Atlanta’s investor community in 2002. Some of his adventures have led him to be a property manager for Metro Management and Investments, a marketing coordinator for a local Domino’s Pizza franchise, and an event planner, performer and talent for Avalanche Entertainment.

Alan is currently building a support and professional network. One of the ways he is doing that is by organizing the Atlanta REIA Cashflow Players Group and Cashflow Game Nights throughout the Atlanta metro area. Alan’s hope is to inspire others to learn about financial literacy. Alan’s driving force is to live by a statement from Zig Ziglar, “help others get what they want, and in turn, you will get what you want”.

Alan is also currently serving as Atlanta REIA’s Volunteer Director of Audio Video Services and helps record and produce the Atlanta REIA’s Haves & Wants Speed Marketing Session at the Main Meeting each month.

Alan is also the host of the new Atlanta REIA Beginning Investors Group (BIG) which is is an educational and networking special interest group for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to start investing again..

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David Lindahl

Posted on November 9, 2010 by

David LindahlDavid Lindahl has rehabbed over 820 houses in just under 10 years and currently owns over 7,400 apartment units. Starting out as a struggling landscaper with no experience in construction, Dave accepted an opportunity to renovate a foreclosed house for a local bank during the wintertime when there was no landscaping to do in Boston.

The job was completed mostly with the advice of relatives and friends who knew how to do the work. After completing the first house, he did another and then (after getting over his initial fears) began to buy and hold small apartment buildings for himself. Read More→

Jeff Nix

Posted on October 14, 2010 by

Jeff NixJeff Nix is currently serving as Atlanta REIA’s Volunteer Director of Business Membership. Jeff is the owner/operator of Atlanta Carpet Services, Inc., an Atlanta REIA Business Member, whom has been serving the real estate community throughout Metro Atlanta for over 20 years. Jeff is also a recent Past President, Georgia Real Estate Investors Association (GaREIA), currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Panola Mountain State Park, currently serving in the Air Force Reserves from 1981 to present, is an active real estate investor with a self-managed portfolio of single family residences, and resides in Ellenwood, Georgia with his wife Jennifer and daughter Abigail.

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Dyches Boddiford

Posted on October 14, 2010 by

Dyches BoddifordDyches Boddiford (pronounced Dykes) is a full time investor who speaks from experience in a variety of real estate areas. His seminars and conferences are intended for the serious real estate investor, though entrepreneurs in other businesses or investments will find his material helpful as well.

Dyches has written books and teaches seminars on Financial Freedom, Asset Protection, The Corporate Fortress, The Nevada Corporation, Limited Liability Companies & Partnerships, Real Estate Investment Using Self-Directed IRAs, Advanced Strategies, Business Tax Strategies, Estate Planning with Asset Protection, Guerrilla Bankruptcy Tactics for Creditors, The Mobile Home Money Machine, Deals in Dirt, Discount Notes & Mortgages, Private Money Lending as well as other topics. Read More→

Rick Harper

Posted on September 29, 2010 by

Rick Harper of Summit Credit GroupAfter honorably serving several years in the military, Rick Harper became very successful in the art of selling and financing within the automobile industry. He became a corporate financing instructor for a major automobile manufacturer. He was known across the country for his integrity, product knowledge, and willingness to go the extra mile.

While continuing his career in the auto industry, Rick began to transition into the mortgage business. With continued success, and the love and support of his family, he decided to leave the car business for good. As Rick had proven before, by choosing to do business the right way he climbed the corporate latter once again to become the Branch Manager of multiple offices spanning across the country. Read More→

Pete Youngs

Posted on September 29, 2010 by

Pete YoungsPete Youngs  is a successful real estate investor, business owner, author, and lecturer dedicated to helping others to achieve their goals as investors and real estate entrepreneurs. Pete’s specialty is teaching people how to rehab properties for a fraction of the normal estimated cost. His knowledge and ability to get the highest quality results for the lowest possible price earned his companies many prestigious renovation contracts such as the living quarters for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games, Courtyard By Marriott Hotels, two different contracts within international communications giant MCI, Publix Distribution Center and hundreds of single and multi-family homes nationwide. Read More→

John Maurer, Real Estate Attorney

Posted on September 22, 2010 by

John Maurer, Attorney at LawJohn Maurer was born in Nashville Tennessee and attended undergraduate college at the University of Knoxville, Tennessee. He came to Georgia in 1992 to study law at Emory University and graduated in 1996 with his J.D. Upon passing the Bar, he practiced litigation and was admitted to practice in all Georgia Courts including the Federal Northern and Middle District Courts of Georgia. In 1998 he began his work in residential real estate. In 2004 he left the firm of Stevens, Maurer and Cooper to open his own firm where he felt he could give more personalized service to his clients.

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Kimberlee Frank

Posted on August 10, 2010 by

Kimberlee Frank, the Real Estate JunkieKimberlee Frank is known as “The Real Estate Junkie” is a Foreclosure Short Sale Expert who is regularly sought out by the media. She has been featured on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS as well as Wall Street Journal, Newsletter, USA Today and numerous other publications. She is the best selling author of “Big Ideas for Your Business” (Advantage Media 2009). She is also 1 of Americas Premier’s Experts. Read More→

Gordon Catts

Posted on August 1, 2010 by

Gordon Catts, Founding Board Member of the National Real Estate Investors AssociationGordon Catts has a widely diversified real estate background. He has been involved in building, appraisal, title work, and brokerage, as well as training, mentoring and consulting. Gordon has trained thousands of real estate investors nationally, as well as locally in the Greater Atlanta area. He actively participates in the Creative Real Estate Movement and is a Past President of Georgia Real Estate Investors Association (GaREIA) as well as being a Founding Board Member of the National Real Estate Investors Association (NaREIA). Read More→

Dustin Griffin

Posted on August 1, 2010 by

Dustin GriffinDustin Griffin is an entrepreneur, real estate investor, website developer, internet marketing enthusiast, husband to Christine Griffin and proud father of Savannah and Hudson Griffin. Dustin has been “Self-Unemployed” and proud of it since 1996 when he first began building dynamic, database driven websites and virtual back office systems for Realtors and real estate investors. In 1999, several of Dustin’s successful real estate investor customers talked him into buying his first investment property and he has been doing it ever since. Read More→

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