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WiscoREIA Green Bay: Cultivating Your Dream Life!

  • 6 Aug 2024
  • 7:00 PM
  • The Lyric Room at Stage 1


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Cultivating Your Dream Life!

 Why it's possible - How it's possible - Where to start

Join us for an inspiring talk on Adventures in Creative Financing, Following Your Dreams, and Embracing Abundance. Whether you're interested in real estate or pursuing your most perfect dreams, Laura will guide you on how to open yourself to the abundant life and opportunities that surround you.

Don't miss this chance to unlock the potential for a brighter, more fulfilling future!

Speaker: Laura Ritchie

Laura Ritchie is a serial entrepreneur -- journalist, publisher, ex-media company owner and ex-sales exec for NBC Sports, where she helped monetize sports publishers nationally. Today she runs Appleton Corporate Housing, which offers 74 mostly furnished rental units she handles for herself and immediate family members. She's expanded an initial investment of about $100,000 in 2015 into roughly $9 MM in property across northeast Wisconsin and Central America using just about every creative financing strategy imaginable. She's established an LLC with a mini portfolio to finance her parents' retirement and has started her daughter on rental properties of her own. At this moment she is working on closing an eight-unit three building condo property in north Appleton, finishing up multiple remodels in Appleton, Oshkosh and Berlin; and working on converting a 12,000 square foot church into a 20-unit apartment complex. She currently has a dedicated team who manages her units and reservations internally and has a beachfront condo in Belize ready for her to retire to in pursuit of living out those dreams! 

WiscoREIA’s Green Bay Meeting Always Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the Month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm!

Hosts: Mike Martell & Joe Gracyalny 

Originally from Two Rivers, Mike and his wife Kathryn (from Brillion) have been married for over 30 years. They have three grown children all living in the upper Midwest. After 25 + years in the kitchen and bath industry working in sales and sales management for a couple of large companies, Mike retired to Door County with Kathryn in June of 2018.

Mike and Kathryn’s interest in real estate began in 1986 with their first duplex, an upper/lower in Wauwatosa, purchased on a land contract. Over the years they moved all over the Midwest chasing the corporate dream but always looking, buying, and updating properties, focused on kitchen and bath remodels. They purchased flips, buy and holds, tried their hand at land development, historic renovations and buying bank owned properties. Today they are focused on vacation rentals and private money lending.

Joe is a real estate investor in the Green Bay/Fox Valley area. He has partnerships with other investors, as well as his own projects and views investing as a team activity. He specializes in self-storage and multifamily projects.

Joe has a passion for education and helping newer investors. He was a teacher and coach in Dubuque, IA before moving back to his Wisconsin roots. As a teacher, he added a few rentals in the Green Bay area, and recognized the opportunity in real estate. He took the leap and hasn’t looked back. WiscoREIA provides the opportunity for him to be able to scratch that educator itch, as well as learn from the many people in the room.

Joe got his first project under contract in 2018 and has been growing ever since. Known primarily in the area as "Duplex Joe," he has ventured on from mostly multifamily projects, into the self-storage space and buys deals across the United States.

If you are new and want to get into rental property, Joe published many of the tools he used in small multifamily for investors for free. Go to where you can find tools, templates, a weekly newsletter, all 100% free to investors. Find Joe on: Instagram @ duplex_joe - Twitter @ realduplexjoe or at WiscoREIA Green Bay on the first Tuesday of every month!

Make sure to bring tons of business cards as you will be meeting with people that you want to get to know!

Meeting Location:

The Lyric Room at Stage 1

231 N Broadway

Green Bay, WI 54303

Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Speaker Presentation

You can stay after the meeting as well to network! Remember to bring your deals!

Members are always FREE! Your first meeting with WiscoREIA is FREE! After your first meeting, Non-Members are $20.00.

***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***

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