Archive for Biographies

John Mangham

Posted on March 27, 2012 by

John ManghamJohn Mangham, aka “1031 Guy”, is a CPA and a real estate broker but most importantly, he’s been an active investor for over 3 decades. During the past 3 years, John and his partners have bought over 120 houses! He is the Southeast Regional Manager of Starker Services, the oldest and largest independent 1031 exchange company. Collectively saving clients over 100 million dollars of capital gains taxes since 1988, they help to keep tax dollars at work in your local real estate! John will help you evaluate what kind of investor you are and provide suggestions to maximize your investing efforts.


Robert Shemin

Posted on March 23, 2012 by

Robert SheminWealth advisor for both CNN, and FOX News, New York times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author with 16 titles including his mega success “How Come that Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?” and  “7 S.E.C.R.E.T.S of the Money Masters”.  Robert Shemin is one of the nation’s most sought after real estate and financial market forecasters today.

Robert became a millionaire by the young age of 32, retiring from investing.  Instead of keeping all of his wealth building strategies to himself, Robert decided to share his secrets and became an Internationally-respected Wealth Creation Expert.

Regularly sharing the podium with such financial luminaries as Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, David Bach, Suze Orman and Tony Robbins, Shemin helped create The Learning Annex Wealth Expo and has consistently been voted the “#1 speaker” by crowds of over 50,000 people.

Robert has been interviewed and quoted on all topics of finance ranging from real estate to branding, negotiating, entrepreneurship and investment strategy in over 300 publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and TIME Magazine.  He is a frequent guest on national, regional, and local television and radio programs such as National Public Radio (NPR) and CNBC’s “The Big Idea” with Donny Deutsch. Read More→


Kristin Mack

Posted on March 23, 2012 by

Kristin MackKristin Mack has been in Real Estate for over ten years: first as a licensed realtor in California and now as a Real Estate Investor in Savannah, Ga. Her passion in real estate has led her to focus on continually buying and selling properties, while managing existing income-producing units. Upon moving to Savannah, she quickly saw the need for a creative real estate investment group where investors could work together and stay abreast of the current real estate trends and laws, while partnering and growing their business. Kristin is a founding member and volunteer director of the Savannah Real Estate Investors Alliance ( Read More→


Aislee Jackson

Posted on March 23, 2012 by

Aislee JacksonAislee Jackson was one of six children born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from HV Jenkins High School and attended Georgia Tech. Aislee joined the Georgia Air National Guard in 1995 where he served as an Computer and Telephone Maintenance technician until 2001. Aislee continued his formal education majoring in Business and is scheduled to graduate in fall of 2012 with a BS in Business with a concentration in Small business & Entrepreneurship from the University of Phoenix. Read More→


Craig Halperin, Real Estate Attorney

Posted on February 24, 2012 by

Craig HalperinCraig M. Halperin was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from North Springs High School, he conducted his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a B.A. in Business Economics. Craig went on to study at the University of Georgia, Hirsch School of Law on scholarship, where he enrolled in a J.D./M.Ed. joint degree program. After graduation from law school, Craig practiced corporate law until making the switch to the practice of real property law in early 2006. Craig has acted as the Managing Partner and CFO of Halperin Lyman, LLC since its inception. Halperin Lyman has successfully conducted thousands of closings for hundreds of different clients, working hand in hand with real estate investors, agents and brokers, both conventional and private money lenders, as well as a team of vendors specializing in real estate investments, to see each transaction through from cradle to grave. Read More→


Jonathan Lyman, Real Estate Attorney

Posted on February 24, 2012 by

Jonathan LymanJonathan Lyman was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was raised in Gwinnett County. After graduating from Shiloh High School, he attended The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Law and Legal Studies. He went on to study law at the University of Georgia, Hirsch School of Law where he focused his studies on real property law and received a J.D. in May of 2004. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in December of 2004 and has been employed in the transactional real property field since. Read More→


Robyn Thompson

Posted on January 19, 2012 by

Robyn ThompsonRobyn Thompson is the nation’s leading expert on buying, renovating and selling homes for huge chunks of cash and is known throughout the United States and Canada as “The Queen of Rehab”.

After spending 9 years working a dead end corporate job, Robyn realized that her hard work and dedication for IBM was not going to provided financial independence.  She walked away from her secure paycheck and never looked back.

Over the past 13 years since Robyn left IBM, she has bought, fixed and sold 300+ homes with price ranges as low as $8,000 to as high as $4,000,000.  She has spent as much as $2,100,000 in labor and materials in one year to renovate properties with more than 22 contractors working full time to take the ugly homes she bought and turn them into little castles at lightening speed. Read More→


Sophie Ting

Posted on January 6, 2012 by

Sophie TingSophie Ting is an immigrant from Taiwan. She came to US at 21 and started her first job as a house keeper in Holiday Inn. Later, she got a job in the bank as a teller. One and half year later she was promoted to be the head teller.

After another year of working for the bank, she attended college. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineer with cum laude in 3 and half years.  She completed her Master’s degree in Electrical engineering while concentrating on computer engineering. Sophie’s name was mentioned in “Complex Variable with Applications” which is the text book for the senior year of Electrical Engineering due to her contribution to the book. She worked for Digital Equipment Corp  and Compaq as a network engineer. Read More→


Rateb Rock Shukoor

Posted on November 13, 2011 by

Rateb Rock ShukoorRateb “Rock” Shukoor has worked as an investor, consultant, mentor and coach in the field of marketing and real estate for more than 10 years. He frequently speaks at investment conferences and has been interviewed and consulted by other real estate investors and promoters. The secretes to his success has been his deep knowledge and understanding of marketing. He has been using and teaching investors and entrepreneurs the secretes of video, mobile and direct response marketing. Read More→


Jon Steingraber

Posted on October 24, 2011 by

Jon SteingraberJonathan Steingraber bought his first property at 22 years old and by the time he was 25, he was flipping multiple properties each month in his real estate business. Jon also owns and operates a very successful Real Estate brokerage that lists over a 100+ properties a year. He also started the New Jersey Real Estate Social Network which is currently one of New Jersey’s largest Real Estate Investor Associations with over 700 members.

Jon is currently partnered with Than Merrill the star of A&E’s “Flip This House” and has been featured in a few of the episodes. Jon and Than are currently buying between 8 and 10 properties every single month. In the past eight years they have collectively bought and sold a total of over 550+ properties nationwide. Read More→


Than Merrill

Posted on October 18, 2011 by

Than MerrillThan Merrill, star of A&E’s “Flip this House” and the founder of and CT Homes, LLC is one of the most successful real estate investors in the nation. In the past eight years he has bought and sold a total of over 500+ properties nationwide.

Than also coaches many other successful Real Estate Investor’s and business owners around the country. The key to his student’s rapid success is the franchise like systems he helps students set up within their business. Than’s mantra is derived from the belief that “Business Process Automation” is the key to insuring guaranteed success in any marketplace. Than absolutely loves guiding other investors towards financial freedom by teaching them the principles of how to invest strategically.



Jim Hitt

Posted on October 14, 2011 by

Jim HittFor 30+ years, Jim Hitt has been committed to all aspects of investing, using self -directed IRAs for his own investments since 1982.

Jim’s forte is the financing and acquisition of real estate, private offerings, mortgage lending, business’s, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies using creative techniques. He has developed, owned, and managed everything from single family homes to multi-unit commercial properties and million dollar business’s. Read More→