Educating Wisconsin Investors

Upcoming events

    • 14 May 2024
    • 10 Sep 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Unlocking Real Estate Success - Your Path Starts Here!

    Exciting News for Aspiring Real Estate Investors!

    Join Our Free REI Webinar: Unlocking Real Estate Success - Your Path Starts Here!

    Are you ready to dive into the dynamic world of real estate investing? WiscoREIA invites you to a transformative online event tailored just for you – our newest members! Everyone is welcome to join. This is a place to network and connect with like-minded investors. Both seasoned and beginning investors are welcome!

    Pre-Register to get your Zoom link!

    Meeting Location: Zoom Meetings

    Get ready for an immersive experience where education meets opportunity. Our webinar will equip you with essential insights and knowledge crucial for navigating the real estate industry. Led by seasoned experts, this session promises to be a game-changer on your path to success.


    Agenda Highlights:

    • Educational Insights: Gain valuable insights into real estate investing strategies, market trends, and insider tips from industry veterans.
    • Networking Extravaganza: Discover the power of connecting with like-minded individuals in the real estate community. Our online networking event opens doors to potential partners, mentors, and collaborators who can accelerate your growth.

    But that's not all! WiscoREIA is not just an association; it's your key to a thriving real estate network.

    We'll guide you on how to seamlessly transition from this webinar to our regular meetups, where you can deepen connections, share experiences, and strategize with seasoned investors.

    Remember, your success journey in real estate is not a solo adventure – it's a collective effort. ✨ Don't miss this chance to fuel your ambition, gain knowledge, and build meaningful connections that will propel you toward real estate greatness.


    How to Join:

    Pre-register for this event and get the Zoom link and Passcode in your email. Please check your spam folder if you can't find it in your main inbox. If you're having issues, please send an email to info@wiscoreia.com.

    Empower yourself. Connect with success. Unleash your real estate potential with WiscoREIA!

    • 5 Jun 2024
    • 2 Oct 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Appleton Cigar Company
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    Appleton Real Estate Investing & Cigars

    Join us monthly on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 4pm to 7pm, for an exclusive gathering that blends the sophistication of cigar appreciation with the dynamic world of real estate. Appleton Cigar Company proudly presents "Real Estate & Cigars," an event designed for enthusiasts of fine cigars and real estate professionals alike. This unique experience is sure to offer a perfect setting to network, share insights, and explore opportunities within the real estate industry.

    Brought to you in partnership with WiscoREIA and the Fox Valley Apartment Association, this event promises an evening filled with engaging conversations, premium cigars, and the chance to connect.

    Whether you're a seasoned investor, a professional in the real estate field, or simply someone with an appreciation for quality cigars and good company, "Real Estate & Cigars" is the place to be. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your network, learn from industry peers, and enjoy the finest cigars in the cozy ambiance of the Appleton Cigar Company.

    This meeting is Free!!

    Meeting Location:

    Appleton Cigar Co.
    415 W College Ave
    Appleton, WI 54911


    Hosted by: WiscoREIA & Fox Valley Apartment Association

    • 25 Jun 2024
    • 22 Oct 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • The Coffee Grounds
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    Eau Claire REI Networking Coffee & Lunch!

    Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the Month from 11:30 am - until!

    Come out, enjoy some wonderful selections from the Coffee Grounds menu, get a big cup of coffee and rub elbows with the people actively investing in Real Estate all over Wisconsin!

    Networking has a bigger impact than education, marketing, and anything else you do for your business. Not only is networking a shortcut to success, but it also helps build long term relationships! We hope to see you there!


    Hosts: AJ Minaker and Shaun Tutor



    AJ first became interested in real estate in 2006. After years of contemplating, he bought his first house, a duplex that he and his wife made home for four years. Since then, they have purchased additional units and begun rehabbing single family homes.

    AJ lives with his wife and children in the Eau Claire area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, personal training, and he recently started coaching youth basketball. The challenge of investing in real estate is something AJ enjoys.

    He is always looking to share his knowledge and to continue learning about every facet of real estate.


    Shaun became interested in real estate two years ago. He has a home improvement company and investing company, where he focuses on flipping and BRRRRing real estate with his brother. Shaun and his wife, Sam, have a podcast called “Tutors of Life” where they research life, so you don’t have to.

    Shaun loves business, real estate, and investing, which are the main topics he discusses on his podcast. His first company he built, started in 2017 and sold in November of 2021 to focus on real estate. Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Mimi and taking cruises in one of his classic cars.


    Meeting Location:

    The Coffee Grounds

    4212 Southtowne Dr

    Eau Claire, WI 54701

    **We try to sit at the K Point Brewing Area**

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!

    This Meeting is FREE!!


    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 26 Sep 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom
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    WiscoREIA Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!

    Networking is Important and so is Lunch!

    Pre-registering is a REQUIREMENT to get the Zoom link

    All new and experienced investors are welcome!

    WiscoREIA Networking Lunch is an informal networking opportunity to meet other like-minded real estate investors, make valuable connections, and learn.

    *Pre-register for this event to receive the Zoom link in your email.


    Host: Chris Hake

    Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit.  He now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin.

    Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks 

    Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 

    Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio.

    In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA and in July 2021 merged his REIA with WiscoREIA bringing the combined membership to over 520 with 8 locations! 

    On a personal note, Chris and his wife, Suzanna, have three children, Tyler, Tanner and Trelan. He also has two dogs, Kona and Hemi. Chris loves classic muscle cars (Corvettes), all outdoor sports, especially golf, and fishing. As a husband, father, businessman, and real estate investor, Chris holds true to his core values and living his Life and Business Vision plan.

    His personal and business motto is, “People before profits.”


    This Meeting is FREE!!

    Meeting Location: 

    Zoom Online Meetings

    *Pre-register for this event to receive the Zoom link in your email.


    This event is happening every other Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm CST!

    **Except for Holidays

    Hosted by: WiscoREIA

    • 22 Jul 2024
    • 24 Feb 2025
    • 8 sessions
    • Doughlicious
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    Join the Women of WiscoREIA "WOW"

    Calling all ambitious and talented women in real estate! Whether you're seasoned or just starting out, we invite you to be part of our vibrant community. Women of WiscoREIA is where values and dreams converge, empowering each other to achieve personal and professional success.

    ‍ Connect with like-minded women in our FREE monthly networking event:

    Doughlicious - 322 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911

    ️ 4th Monday of every month

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Kids are welcome! Our venue offers:

    Game room

    Treats available for purchase

    Toys for the little ones

    Let's swap ideas, share stories, and ignite inspiration together. Whether you're looking to expand your business or build personal wealth, Women of WiscoREIA is your platform to grow and thrive. Don't miss out—RSVP today and bring your passion!

    Thank you to our sponsor Doughlicious


    Hosts: Jennifer Buah & Michelle Maiman

    Jennie's journey into real estate began in 2012 with a spontaneous decision to rent out her Madison condo, a move that ignited her passion for real estate overnight. She became a property manager within 24 hours of posting... with a lease from the internet and sheer will.

    Transitioning from a successful career as a corporate project manager, Jennie harnessed her organizational prowess and leadership acumen to delve into full-time house flipping by 2023. She has two completed projects under her belt and plans for 2-3 more in 2024. She specializes in mid-market single family and is passionate about improving family neighborhoods by providing functional & design-forward homes.

    A proud Green Bay native, Jennie returned to her roots in Northeast Wisconsin in 2019, now residing in Appleton with her two adventurous boys, Damian and Bryce. She is a full-time real estate investor and investor-friendly agent with Expert Real Estate Partners.


    Michelle Maiman Broker Owner, Realty ONE Group Haven

    With over 24 years of experience in the dynamic world of real estate, Michelle Maiman stands as a seasoned professional and visionary leader in the industry. As the Broker Owner of Realty ONE Group Haven, Michelle brings unparalleled expertise and a passion for helping individuals achieve their real estate dreams.

    Michelle's journey in real estate began over two decades ago, and since then, she has cultivated an impressive portfolio of success stories and achievements. Her dedication and commitment have not only solidified her reputation as a trusted advisor but have also earned her the trust of countless clients and colleagues alike.

    One of Michelle's standout specialties is her mastery of the BRRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) strategy, a testament to her innovative approach and astute investment acumen. With a keen eye for opportunities and a knack for strategic planning, Michelle has successfully acquired and managed over 100 doors across Wisconsin, demonstrating her proficiency in long-term wealth building through real estate holdings.

    Beyond her own achievements, Michelle is deeply passionate about nurturing the next generation of real estate professionals. She takes pride in mentoring and empowering agents to build thriving businesses and achieve financial independence through real estate. Her guidance and mentorship have been instrumental in shaping the careers of numerous aspiring agents, earning her respect and admiration throughout the industry.

    Michelle Maiman's dedication to excellence, coupled with her unwavering commitment to client satisfaction and community enrichment, continues to set new standards of success in the real estate landscape. With her leadership at the helm of Realty ONE Group Haven, the future of real estate in Wisconsin is undoubtedly bright.

    Want to enjoy more networking & education with WiscoREIA? Visit our website at: https://www.wiscoreia.com/events to see our upcoming meetings!


    ***Make sure to pre-register for main meetings- We are now Cashless***


    • 24 Jul 2024
    • 6:30 PM
    • Legend Larry's
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    Syndicating Equity & Adaptive Re Use Projects

    Syndicating equity involves pooling funds from multiple investors to finance real estate projects. This allows investors to participate in larger projects than they could individually. Adaptive re-use projects involve repurposing existing buildings for new uses. This focus is advantageous due to several reasons. Focusing on adaptive re-use projects aligns with a commitment to sustainability, cost efficiency, and community improvement, making it a strategic and impactful investment approach.

    Talking points:

    • Syndicating equity
    • Benefits for an LP VS a GP
    • Adaptive Re-use projects and why this is our focus


    Michael Shenouda is the Founder of Honore Properties which was formed in 2014.  Before he formed Honore Properties, Michael had started by acquiring a single 2 flat and then slowly growing his portfolio on the side a few units at a time.  He now spends his time focused on acquiring new assets for the portfolio as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of Honore Properties.  He has completed over 700 units with Honore Properties and previously completed over 600 units at his previous employer.  Michael is a managing broker in the State of IL and received his degree in Finance at the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana.


    WiscoREIA’s Sheboygan Meeting Always Meets on the 4th Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Geoff Possley and Chris Wolfert

    Geoff is a part time buy and hold investor with investments in the Fox Valley and Sheboygan area. He is a full-time aircraft certification engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton where he lives with his wife Laura and four children Carter, Madeline, Rowen and Brielle.

    Geoff got started in real estate in 2005, with very little REI knowledge, when he purchased a single-family home with the plan to do a live-in flip over the next few years. After the bubble burst in 2008 his focus shifted from turning a profit to simply breaking even. This led Geoff to step away from real estate for a number of years until he discovered WiscoREIA in 2018 where he finally was able to acquire the knowledge and network that was necessary to be successful in real estate investing.  His goal is to use REI as a means to retire early from engineering.

    Geoff currently invests in single-family and small multi-family properties that he operates as traditional rentals as well as short term furnished rentals. In his free time Geoff enjoys camping with his family, playing golf, snowboarding, hunting, and good beer.


    Chris is a buy-and-hold real estate investor who got started in real estate investing out of necessity. In 2008, he bought a small condo in Chicago and shortly after, his family quickly began to outgrow the space with the arrival of their first child. When he went to sell the property in 2011, he realized he would take a sizable loss. Therefore, he decided to turn the condo into a rental property instead. Despite his initial apprehension, he quickly saw the advantage of real estate investing.

    In 2018, Chris began actively investing in real estate after moving to Sheboygan, WI. He invests in single-family homes and duplexes, which he operates as both traditional rentals and short-term furnished rentals. His long-term goal is to expand into larger multi-family complexes. Chris’s investing greatly increased after partnering with a good friend who introduced him to WiscoREIA.

    In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Marla and their three children, Finn, Lexi, and Fiona. He is an active coach for youth soccer and basketball, spending much of his time during the fall and spring coaching soccer and during the winter coaching basketball. In addition to coaching, he enjoys snowboarding, cycling, golfing, and craft beer.


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


    Meeting Location:

    Legend Larry's

    1142 Plankview Green Blvd

    Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:00 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***


    • 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 duplexuniversity.com 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***


    • 8 Aug 2024
    • 6:30 PM
    • The Brat Stop
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    Updates to Wisconsin Foreclosure Law and

    Common Ways to Avoid Legal Issues...

    Calling all investors, wholesalers, real estate agents, and flippers in Wisconsin! Join licensed attorneys Mark and Amy as they delve into crucial updates to Wisconsin foreclosure law and essential tips to avoid legal pitfalls.

    Discover:

    • Updates to Wisconsin Foreclosure Law: What you need to know to navigate the latest changes.
    • Smart Strategies for Investors: Avoid common legal issues and protect your investments.
    • Insights for Wholesalers and Flippers: Learn how to stay compliant and safeguard your transactions.

    Don't miss out on this invaluable session packed with expert advice and insights!

    Secure your spot today and ensure your real estate ventures are on the path to success. Knowledge is power—empower yourself with Mark & Amy!


    Attorney's: Mark Milos & Amy Farrow

    Mark Milos is a licensed real estate broker and practicing attorney, in both Illinois and Wisconsin.  Mark comes from a family of real estate investors, builders and entrepreneurs.   With over 17 years' experience, he has assisted business owners, real estate professionals, landlords and investors.  After working at both a mid-sized law firm, and major real estate franchise, Mark decided to open his own independent Practices: Milos Law, LLC and Milos Real Estate, LLC. 

    Mark is a graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) (formerly The John Marshall Law School) and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

    In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and son, visiting family in Europe and the Rockies. Mark is also an avid soccer fan, and player. He played and officiated for over a dozen years, from recreational levels through collegiate.

    Amy Farrow is an Attorney and real estate investor with over twenty-five years of experience.  She has represented business owners, banks, and real estate professionals in litigation and transactional matters.  Amy has also closed hundreds of real estate transactions, residential and commercial.   She has bought and flipped more properties than she can remember, the very first in 1999.

    Amy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, both undergraduate and law school.  She began her practice of law at a small firm servicing Columbia, Sauk and Dane County.  After a few years of practice, Amy joined the Department of Justice.   She served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Oklahoma City, OK.  After five years, Amy returned to Wisconsin and resumed the practice of law serving southeastern Wisconsin.

    In her spare time, Amy loves to relax with her four children and two silly dogs.  She and her husband travel often and love to visit National Parks.  Amy also runs in obstacle and adventure races several times a year, such as the Tough Mudder and the Spartan races.   She is a commercial pilot and is currently looking to buy a plane for new adventures.   Amy also sits on the board of a nonprofit that focuses on raising money for breast cancer survivors and their families.


    WiscoREIA’s Kenosha Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the Month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Dan Yurkovich & Andy Baugher

    Dan started his investing career in 2018 when he moved to Kenosha and bought his first property to “house hack” and begin building a rental portfolio. After struggling in real estate for 2 years, he eventually found WiscoREIA in 2020. Networking with other local investors at the monthly meetups, he quickly learned the potential to become financially free through real estate and dove in headfirst.

    He started acquiring more rentals using the “BRRRR” method and eventually got into flips, wholesales, and creative financing. In June 2022, Dan was able to leave his full-time job as a mechanical engineer and start investing in real estate full time. He specializes in buying rentals with no money down and is always eager to learn new strategies to buy properties and help sellers in difficult situations.

    Dan loves to share what he has learned with other investors and get those around him excited about the life-changing potential of real estate investing. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, trying new food, playing sports and snowboarding.


    Andy has been passionate about real estate for all of his adult life. In 2012, Andy purchased his first commercial property and then continued his real estate investing over the years by purchasing and holding multifamily properties in the Racine/Kenosha area. His main strategy as an investor is buy and hold, but he enjoys and dabbles in BRRR, hard money lending and investing in syndicated deals. Andy built his portfolio over the years while working a full time W2 job. In 2022, Andy “Retired” from the “9 to 5” to enjoy financial freedom and continues to grow his investment portfolio and businesses. Andy and his wife own a local full-service real estate brokerage and a property management company.

    In his free time, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife (Meagan) and two young children (Ben and Jack) as well as working out, running and almost any other outdoor activity.

    Andy enjoys sharing his knowledge and insight with others about real estate investing and is passionate about helping people use real estate to build wealth and reach financial freedom.


    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 Brat Stop

    12304 75th Street

    Kenosha, WI 53142

    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***


    • 12 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • Tanner's Bar & Grill
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    Learn to Close Wholesale Real Estate Deals Like a Pro!


    If you could succeed in real estate investing, what would that mean to you? Could you pay off bills? Take a vacation? Quit your J-O-B?

    Even if you’ve never sold anything in your life, I’ll show you how to create an action plan designed to find sellers, close deals, and earn huge profits in as little as 45 days with using our system.

    Here’s the real kicker: I’ll even show you how to score thousands of dollars without cash, credit, or risk. You won’t even have to take title to a single property! We’ll train you how to make the market work for you, no matter what.

    Learn to Close Wholesale Real Estate Deals Like a Pro.

    Unlike other real estate “gurus,” We hold nothing back. When you train with us, we'll show you industry moves that separate the winners from the losers. We’ll walk you through the process from start to finish and help you create an action plan so you can discover how to close your first deal in 45 days or less.

    Are you ready to emerge as a winner in your real estate game?

    The answer better be YES, and we will help you get there.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity.


    WiscoREIA's Madison Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm!


    Speaker: Jason Lund

    Jason is a real estate entrepreneur, coach, mentor and REIA partner. Jason is a partner at WiscoREIA, a real estate investor association, and an owner of 920 Home Buyers.

    Jason has also founded a Coaching and Mentoring Group to educate individuals and families on how to grow their real estate investing business and how to manage life's tasks. Jason began his real estate journey in 2010. Jason has also founded several other businesses including property management company.

    He has flipped and wholesaled 1000+ homes and has become a premier property investment firm in Northeast Wisconsin. He also owns 200+ rental properties. Buying, fixing and flipping single family properties has always been Jason's preferred investing strategy.


    Host:Chris Hake

    Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit.  He now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin.

    Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks. 

    Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 

    Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio.

    In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA and in July 2021 merged his REIA with WiscoREIA which has 7 REIA’s across Wisconsin, bringing the combined membership to over 650 with 8 locations! 


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


    Meeting Location:

    Tanner’s Bar & Grill

    2259 Deming Way

    Middleton, WI 53562

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

    6:00 pm - 8:00 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***


    • 13 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Carson Park Oak Pavilion
    Register


    Summer Picnic Alert!

    Calling all members and their immediate families for an exclusive summer picnic extravaganza! Join us for an evening filled with delicious food, games, door prizes, and awesome giveaways.

    You can become a member today! Join today at www.wiscoreia.com

    Date: August 13, 2024, Starting at 6:00 PM Location: Carson Park - Oak Pavilion, 702 Carson Park Dr, Eau Claire, WI 54701

    What's in Store:

    • Food: We've got you covered with a spread that'll satisfy every craving. Feel free to bring a dish to share!
    • Games & Fun: From friendly competitions to laughter-filled activities, there's something for everyone.
    • Prizes & Giveaways: Win big with our exciting door prizes and awesome giveaways!

    ️ To ensure everyone gets their fill, please pre-register 48 hours in advance. Your early registration helps us prepare enough food for all.

    Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to network, relax, and enjoy the summer vibes with WiscoREIA. Let's make this picnic one to remember!


    WiscoREIA's Eau Claire Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: AJ Minaker & Shaun Tutor

    AJ first became interested in real estate in 2006. After years of contemplating, he bought his first house, a duplex that he and his wife made home for four years. Since then, they have purchased additional units and begun rehabbing single family homes.

    AJ lives with his wife and children in the Eau Claire area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, personal training, and he recently started coaching youth basketball. The challenge of investing in real estate is something AJ enjoys.

    He is always looking to share his knowledge and to continue learning about every facet of real estate.


    Shaun became interested in real estate two years ago. He has a home improvement company and investing company, where he focuses on flipping and BRRRRing real estate with his brother. Shaun and his wife, Sam, have a podcast called “Tutors of Life” where they research life, so you don’t have to.

    Shaun loves business, real estate, and investing, which are the main topics he discusses on his podcast. His first company he built, started in 2017 and sold in November of 2021 to focus on real estate. Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Mimi and taking cruises in one of his classic cars.


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


    This meeting location:

    Carson Park - Oak Pavilion

    702 Carson Park Dr

    Eau Claire, WI 54701


    Normal Meeting Location:

    River Jams

    2940 109th St

    Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

    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***

    • 14 Aug 2024
    • 6:30 PM
    • Wilder's Cutting Edge Bistro
    Register


    "The Lady Bosses of REI"

    Come Hear from the Ladies of REI!

    Join us for an inspiring Q&A session where successful women in Real Estate Investing (REI) share their journeys of achieving their goals and successes, all while balancing the day-to-day needs of family life.

    Bring your questions and be ready to gain valuable insights from these amazing women. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and get inspired!

    Speakers: Michelle Maiman - Jennie Buah -Jonna Smith - Deanna VanThiel

    Michelle Maiman Broker Owner, Realty ONE Group Haven

    With over 24 years of experience in the dynamic world of real estate, Michelle Maiman stands as a seasoned professional and visionary leader in the industry. As the Broker Owner of Realty ONE Group Haven, Michelle brings unparalleled expertise and a passion for helping individuals achieve their real estate dreams.

    Michelle's journey in real estate began over two decades ago, and since then, she has cultivated an impressive portfolio of success stories and achievements. Her dedication and commitment have not only solidified her reputation as a trusted advisor but have also earned her the trust of countless clients and colleagues alike.

    One of Michelle's standout specialties is her mastery of the BRRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) strategy, a testament to her innovative approach and astute investment acumen. With a keen eye for opportunities and a knack for strategic planning, Michelle has successfully acquired and managed over 100 doors across Wisconsin, demonstrating her proficiency in long-term wealth building through real estate holdings.

    Beyond her own achievements, Michelle is deeply passionate about nurturing the next generation of real estate professionals. She takes pride in mentoring and empowering agents to build thriving businesses and achieve financial independence through real estate. Her guidance and mentorship have been instrumental in shaping the careers of numerous aspiring agents, earning her respect and admiration throughout the industry.

    Michelle Maiman's dedication to excellence, coupled with her unwavering commitment to client satisfaction and community enrichment, continues to set new standards of success in the real estate landscape. With her leadership at the helm of Realty ONE Group Haven, the future of real estate in Wisconsin is undoubtedly bright.


    Jennie's journey into real estate began in 2012 with a spontaneous decision to rent out her Madison condo, a move that ignited her passion for real estate overnight. She became a property manager within 24 hours of posting... with a lease from the internet and sheer will.

    Transitioning from a successful career as a corporate project manager, Jennie harnessed her organizational prowess and leadership acumen to delve into full-time house flipping by 2023. She has two completed projects under her belt and plans for 2-3 more in 2024. She specializes in mid-market single family and is passionate about improving family neighborhoods by providing functional & design-forward homes.

    A proud Green Bay native, Jennie returned to her roots in Northeast Wisconsin in 2019, now residing in Appleton with her two adventurous boys, Damian and Bryce. She is a full-time real estate investor and investor-friendly agent with Expert Real Estate Partners.


    Jonna Rae Smith is a free-spirited real estate entrepreneur, committed wife, and nurturing mother of four. With a portfolio of 13 doors, she's honed her craft in various real estate niches, from Airbnb and short-term rentals to seller financing and BRRR strategies. Starting as a self-manager, Jonna now delegates to property management, freeing her time for her passions.

    Rejecting the traditional W2 grind, Jonna prioritizes family and freedom. She and her brood embrace homeschooling and world schooling, fostering a love for learning and exploration. Their wanderlust often leads them to the tranquil shores of the Florida Keys, Jonna's beloved retreat.

    Beyond real estate, Jonna's life brims with creativity and care. A devotee of cooking from scratch and holistic health, she crafts nourishing meals and fosters wellness in her family. An advocate for community and small businesses, Jonna embodies the hippy spirit, spreading love and support wherever she roams. As she prepares to embark on a full-time traveling adventure this August, Jonna radiates a zest for life, inspiring others to embrace their unique paths with passion and purpose.


    Deanna bought her first foreclosure at the age of 18. She spent her next year's flipping the houses she lived in before starting a full-time real estate business in 2018. From there she started building a rental portfolio alongside flipping houses while also raising 4 kids. She now owns commercial, short-term rentals, duplexes and single-family homes. Real estate has become a true passion in her life, and she recently got her real estate license to help others after experiencing how much investing has helped her build wealth. While not working she enjoys being a mom and attributes all she does in the business to her kids and building a future for them. She also enjoys traveling and going on adventures.



    WiscoREIA’s Appleton Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Jason Lund & Geoff Possley

    Jason is a real estate entrepreneur, coach, mentor and REIA partner. Jason is a partner at WiscoREIA, a real estate investor association, and an owner of 920 Home Buyers.

    Jason has also founded a Coaching and Mentoring Group to educate individuals and families on how to grow their real estate investing business and how to manage life's tasks. Jason began his real estate journey in 2010. Jason has also founded several other businesses including a property management company.

    He has flipped and wholesaled 1000+ homes and has become a premier property investment firm in Northeast Wisconsin. He also owns 200+ rental properties. Buying, fixing and flipping single family properties has always been Jason's preferred investing strategy.


    Geoff is a part time buy and hold investor with investments in the Fox Valley and Sheboygan area. He is a full-time aircraft certification engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton where he lives with his wife Laura and four children Carter, Madeline, Rowen and Brielle.

    Geoff got started in real estate in 2005, with very little REI knowledge, when he purchased a single-family home with the plan to do a live-in flip over the next few years. After the bubble burst in 2008 his focus shifted from turning a profit to simply breaking even. This led Geoff to step away from real estate for a number of years until he discovered WiscoREIA in 2018 where he finally was able to acquire the knowledge and network that was necessary to be successful in real estate investing.  His goal is to use REI as a means to retire early from engineering.

    Geoff currently invests in single-family and small multi-family properties that he operates as traditional rentals as well as short term furnished rentals. In his free time Geoff enjoys camping with his family, playing golf, snowboarding, hunting, and good beer.


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

     

    Meeting Location:

    Wilder's Cutting Edge Bistro

    2639 S Oneida St

    Appleton, WI 54915

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:00 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***


    • 19 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tanner's Bar and Grill
    Register


    WiscoREIA Madison Creative Mastermind Group!

    This is a Mastermind event and NOT a lecture or Trainer lead seminar.

    Madison Creative Mastermind Group Meetings are always on the 3rd Monday of the month from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm!


    Hosts: Joe Miller, Kent McDonell, Christopher Theder and Ken Collins


    Joe Miller joined the REIA in the Spring of 2021 during his final semester at UW-Madison where he was studying International Business. Upon attending the REIA's 3-Day Blueprint course he decided to go full time into real estate investing straight out of college.


    Kent McDonell has a background in Mechanical Engineering, and over the last 3 years has focused his talent on remodeling. Kent flipped over $2M in projects before partnering with Joe.

    Together they own and manage a portfolio of Real Estate focused businesses operating in the wholesaling, flipping, rental, and property management spaces, enabled by a talented and growing team.

    With an endless appetite for rentals, they position themselves to move into multifamily real estate through syndication in 2024.

    Deals Structured:

    • Wholesale Fix and FlipRentals (BRRR)
    • Lease Option
    • Seller Financing
    • Subject to
    • Mortgage Wraps
    • Private Lending
    • etc.


    Christopher Theder

    • Owned income property for 20 years.

    • Experience with management and tenants.

    • Member of the Madison (REIA) Real Estate Investment Association for several years.

    • Graduate of their BluePrint course that takes an investor through as aspects of Buy and Hold, Flips, and rehabs.

    • Purchases multiple properties with the assistance of seller financing.

    • BBA UW Whitewater – Human Resource Management

    • Almost 20 years with WDATCP – Food/Dairy Safety

    • Prior to that was Restaurant Manager.

    • Goal to become full time REI by Feb 2021.

    • Other relevant Group involvement:

    1. Lifeonaire

    2. Short Term Rentals

    3. Lease Options

    4. Bigger Pockets

    5. Fynanc Academy

    6. Dodge County Apartment Association



    Ken Collins is a Madison REIA 2018 Coaching student. He lives in Lake Mills and is a wiz at creative deal structuring. His focus is on marketing for off-market deals to wholesale, flip or hold as rentals.


    The Schedule:

    • 5:30 pm - Check in at the reception desk, visit with your friends and colleagues, get settled in to start

    • 6:00 pm - Welcome from Chris Hake, brief announcements, and introductions of Vendors

    • 6:15 pm - Raffle prizes from our Vendors, Local topics discussed, Haves and Wants

    • 6:40 pm - Break out into un-constructed networking, first-time guests meet with President and Founder, Chris Hake

    • 7:00 pm - Spotlight speaker to present for 90-minutes

    • 8:30 pm - Meeting adjourned, closing comments by Chris Hake


    Stay after the meeting for more networking opportunities!


    Meeting Location:

    Tanner's Bar and Grill

    2259 Deming Way

    Middleton, WI 53562

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!

    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***

    • 19 Aug 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Bar
    Register


    "CREATIVE" REAL ESTATE INVESTING,

    It's not just about deal Structure!

    Join Chris as he digs into all facets of what it really means to "think", "become" and take "action" like a creative investor. Most people believe it's ONLY drafting a creative offer, but there is so much more to consider as you structure that deal (on the front side, middle and end of a transaction). 

    Topics for discussion include:
    Marketing
    Networking
    Funding
    Landlording
    Accounting
    Mindset
    Accountability 



    Speaker: Chris Theder

    About Chris:

    • Owned income property for 20 years.
    • Experience with management and tenants.
    • Member of the Madison (REIA) Real Estate Investment Association for several years.
    • Graduate of their BluePrint course that takes an investor through as aspects of Buy and Hold, Flips, and rehabs.
    • Purchases multiple properties with the assistance of seller financing.
    • BBA UW Whitewater – Human Resource Management
    • Almost 20 years with WDATCP – Food/Dairy Safety
    • Prior to that was Restaurant Manager.
    • Goal to become full time REI by Feb, 2021.

    Other relevant Group involvement:

    • Lifeonaire
    • Short Term Rentals
    • Lease Options
    • Bigger Pockets
    • Fynanc Academy
    • Dodge County Apartment Association

    WiscoREIA’s Wausau Meeting Always Meets on the 3rd Monday of the Month from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Derek Dombeck and Ashley Lang

    Derek has been a successful Investor since 2002.  He’s been through the ups and downs of the markets and has the scars to prove it.

    Derek has been involved in hundreds of transactions in his career.  He’s done wholesaling, flipping, landlording, lending and countless other investment strategies throughout the years.

    Derek loves negotiating with sellers.  He loves to put together creative solutions for sellers that few other investors can put together.

    Derek loves giving back to the real estate community. Derek is also a coach and mentor who has a passion for helping others be successful too.


    Ashley Lang is a real estate investor and owner of Clear Trail Properties. She currently owns and operates 6 vacation rentals and 19 mid-term rental units in central WI, northern WI and Upper Michigan. She also owns and manages 25+ long term rentals as well as flips single family homes. She has been in the hospitality industry for several years and thoroughly enjoys the science behind providing an unforgettable experience for her guests.

    Everything from where you buy your property to where you place your dinnerware is very important in the process of setting up the perfect short-term rental.  She also enjoys coaching her clients in the real estate space and loves to watch people live their visions! 

    When she is not working in her business, Ashley can be found coaching people about holistic health, mountain biking, hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with her boyfriend Buck, their son Korbin and their 3 English bulldogs.


    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 Bar

    10302 Market Street

    Rothschild, WI 54474

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Check-in

    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***


    • 20 Aug 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • The Empourium
    Register


    Storage Deep Dive!

    Join Chris as he gets into the weeds of how he bought, stabilized, managed and grew his first self-storage facility.


    In this meeting, you will learn:

    • How he found it (68-units with 2.5 acres extra)
    • Analyzing the numbers (original underwriting)
    • Financing sources (private lender & bank à equity partner)
    • Property management (old school to virtual)
    • New construction of 108-Units (vision, plans, permitting, construction and being the GC)
    • Why the right team and systems are CRITICAL

    This meeting is perfect for anyone who wants to get a peek behind the curtain and is interested in self-storage as a strategy. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced investor, you'll walk away with nuggets and insights that will help you take the next step.


    Speaker: Chris Hake


    Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and enjoys applying that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in buying, renting and wholesaling self-storage facilities throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest.

    Chris has been a Madisonian for over 48 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 30 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks.


    WiscoREIA’s Hudson Meeting Always Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Alyssa Burton & Rebekah Chamberlain

    Alyssa is the founder of Inspired Investments LLC and a dual licensed agent with Green Forest Realty and Chippewa Valley Real Estate, operating in Indiana and Wisconsin. She has cultivated knowledge across various fields within the real estate realm. With experience as an investor in single-family homes, multifamily properties, small apartments, self-storage facilities, and vacant land, Alyssa leverages her insights to empower her clients. Through Inspired Investments, she provides property management and project management for flips, and has been excelling in the field since 2020. Alyssa's favorite thing about real estate is that there are so many strategies and types of investments to get into. She is dedicated to the belief that Real Estate can be used as a powerful tool to create positive change, and her greatest satisfaction is using what she has built to help do the most amount of good. Alyssa is always looking to grow and learn more and enjoys bringing like-minded individuals together.


    Always an entrepreneur, Rebekah spent the first decade of her career starting and building an organic dairy farm from the ground up.  The business went from $0 to just shy of $1M in gross revenue over that decade.

    7 years ago, Rebekah pivoted her efforts into Real Estate.  Passionate about building a life and business that fit around her children instead of her business running her- she is grateful to only have created that balance for herself, but to also get to help others do the same.  Rebekah has specialized in working with investors and commercial transactions and is using that experience helping others to begin building her portfolio.

    On a personal note, Rebekah is a busy mom to four beautiful children. Leading by example and leaving a legacy for her children is the “why” that inspires her to be better every day. You can find Rebekah enjoying time with her family, running, hiking, biking, soaking in the outdoors, reading, cooking or baking when she’s not busy with work.


    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 Empourium

    736 Rodeo Dr

    Hudson, WI 54016


    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!

    ***New MEETING Time***

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

    7:00 pm - 8:00 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***


    • 28 Aug 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Legand Larry's
    Register


    Quitting the Perfect Day Job to Become a Full-time Real Estate Investor!

    Ever dreamt of someday quitting your W2? Witness Andrew Engel's inspiring journey from a stable tech job to the dynamic world of full-time real estate investing. With a young family in tow, Andrew navigated the challenges and triumphs of this major life shift.

    Join us to uncover the actionable steps and personal insights that fueled his transformative year.


    Speaker: Andrew Engel

    Andrew Engel is a real estate investor and founder of Fresh Picked Leads; a lead generation company designed to collect and distribute the freshest motivated seller lists in Wisconsin.

    Andrew’s professional background is in software engineering and project management, but he left his W2 job in February 2023 to pursue his businesses full time.

    He is now focusing his efforts on building his real estate acquisitions business to wholesale, fix and flip, and hold residential real estate.


    WiscoREIA’s Sheboygan Meeting Always Meets on the 4th Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm!


    Hosts: Geoff Possley and Chris Wolfert

    Geoff is a part time buy and hold investor with investments in the Fox Valley and Sheboygan area. He is a full-time aircraft certification engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton where he lives with his wife Laura and four children Carter, Madeline, Rowen and Brielle.

    Geoff got started in real estate in 2005, with very little REI knowledge, when he purchased a single-family home with the plan to do a live-in flip over the next few years. After the bubble burst in 2008 his focus shifted from turning a profit to simply breaking even. This led Geoff to step away from real estate for a number of years until he discovered WiscoREIA in 2018 where he finally was able to acquire the knowledge and network that was necessary to be successful in real estate investing.  His goal is to use REI as a means to retire early from engineering.

    Geoff currently invests in single-family and small multi-family properties that he operates as traditional rentals as well as short term furnished rentals. In his free time Geoff enjoys camping with his family, playing golf, snowboarding, hunting, and good beer.

    Chris is a buy-and-hold real estate investor who got started in real estate investing out of necessity. In 2008, he bought a small condo in Chicago and shortly after, his family quickly began to outgrow the space with the arrival of their first child. When he went to sell the property in 2011, he realized he would take a sizable loss. Therefore, he decided to turn the condo into a rental property instead. Despite his initial apprehension, he quickly saw the advantage of real estate investing.

    In 2018, Chris began actively investing in real estate after moving to Sheboygan, WI. He invests in single-family homes and duplexes, which he operates as both traditional rentals and short-term furnished rentals. His long-term goal is to expand into larger multi-family complexes. Chris’s investing greatly increased after partnering with a good friend who introduced him to WiscoREIA.

    In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Marla and their three children, Finn, Lexi, and Fiona. He is an active coach for youth soccer and basketball, spending much of his time during the fall and spring coaching soccer and during the winter coaching basketball. In addition to coaching, he enjoys snowboarding, cycling, golfing, and craft beer.


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


    Meeting Location:

    Legend Larry's

    1142 Plankview Green Blvd

    Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

    Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


    6:00 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***


    • 3 Sep 2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • The Lyric Room at Stage 1
    Register



    "How commercial Lenders underwrite

    your deals!"

    Ever wonder what it's like behind the closed doors of your bank/credit union as they discuss your deal and analyze what feels like everything you do?

    With over 2 years in commercial underwriting Kolten will take you behind the close doors and show you what the banks are really looking at!

    Join us to uncover actionable steps to make yourself as an investor/business owner stand out at every bank you go too!


    Speaker: Kolten Van Elzen

    Hello, my name is Kolten Van Elzen. I’m 25, married, and a dad to a 2-year-old daughter, with a son on the way!  

    You’ll find me underwriting/analyzing commercial loans at Capital Credit Union by day and building a real estate portfolio by night. Recently completed my first flip and have house hacked our way to 6 long-term units!‍‍ 

    I’m a proud 2021 grad of the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers) business school and I’ve been serving as a Religious Affairs NCO for 6 years in the Army National Guard. When I find free time, you’ll likely find me on the golf course, researching market trends, or getting involved at Life Church.

     
    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 duplexuniversity.com 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 $30.00.

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

    • 9 Sep 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • Tanner's Bar & Grill
    Register


    Landlord & Tenant Laws


    Here are some points that will be covered during the meeting:

    Tenant Screening and Processing Applications

    •  Criteria
    •  Legally rejecting an applicant
    •  Occupancy Standards
      Covid-Related Issues
      Reasonable Accommodations/Modifications
      Rental Documents

      Preparation and Service of Notices of Default

      Security Deposits

      • Timing of refund/accounting
      • Lawful deductions

      Evictions
      Abandoned Personal Property
      Collection of Money Due
      When to Involve an Attorney
      Questions & Answers


        Speaker: Atty. Jay D. Koritzinsky


        Jay is the senior member of Koritzinsky & Karls, LLC, in Madison, Wisconsin,

        where his law practice focuses on landlord/tenant law, fair housing issues, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and collections. 

        Jay received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of

        Wisconsin--Madison, and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law

        School.  He does extensive lecturing throughout the State on landlord/tenant

        issues, fair housing laws, and collection matters.


        WiscoREIA's Madison Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm!



        HostChris Hake

        Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit.  He now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin.

        Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks. 

        Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 

        Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio.

        In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA and in July 2021 merged his REIA with WiscoREIA which has 7 REIA’s across Wisconsin, bringing the combined membership to over 650 with 8 locations! 


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


        Meeting Location:

        Tanner’s Bar & Grill

        2259 Deming Way

        Middleton, WI 53562

        Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


        5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

        6:00 pm - 8:00 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 $30.00.

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


        • 10 Sep 2024
        • 7:00 PM
        • River Jams
        Register


        Return on Equity and Strategies for Deferring Taxes 

        Real estate can be a great long-term investment, but if you're willing to do a little more analysis, you can improve your understanding of your portfolio, and most importantly, your returns! Learn how you can use Return on Equity (ROE) to evaluate your portfolio properties and tax-efficiently reallocate your portfolio using 1031 exchanges and Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) investments. This presentation is geared toward long-term holdings, not flips.

        Speaker: Austin Preece, CFP®, EA

        Austin Preece, CFP®, EA owns Preece Financial Planning, LLC, an independent, fee-only registered investment adviser firm located in Eau Claire, WI. Austin provides financial planning and tax services to entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and young professionals. Follow Austin on LinkedIn or Facebook to see his daily posts with tips about personal finance and stay up to date with his blog and podcast!


        WiscoREIA's Eau Claire Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm!


        Hosts: AJ Minaker & Shaun Tutor 

        AJ first became interested in real estate in 2006. After years of contemplating, he bought his first house, a duplex that he and his wife made home for four years. Since then, they have purchased additional units and begun rehabbing single family homes.

        AJ lives with his wife and children in the Eau Claire area. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out, personal training, and he recently started coaching youth basketball. The challenge of investing in real estate is something AJ enjoys.

        He is always looking to share his knowledge and to continue learning about every facet of real estate.


        Shaun became interested in real estate two years ago. He has a home improvement company and investing company, where he focuses on flipping and BRRRRing real estate with his brother. Shaun and his wife, Sam, have a podcast called “Tutors of Life” where they research life, so you don’t have to.

        Shaun loves business, real estate, and investing, which are the main topics he discusses on his podcast. His first company he built, started in 2017 and sold in November of 2021 to focus on real estate. Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Mimi and taking cruises in one of his classic cars.


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


        Meeting Location:

        River Jams

        2940 109th St

        Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


        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 $30.00.


        **We are now Cashless; no cash or checks will be accepted at the meeting**

        • 11 Sep 2024
        • 6:30 PM
        • Wilder's Cutting Edge Bistro
        Register


        State of the Real Estate Market & Where is it Going?

        You will not want to miss this meeting! Join us for a jammed pack informational meeting with our speaker Duane from Expert Real Estate Partners!


        Price Appreciation: A look at recent trends in home prices, examining regional variations and factors driving appreciation in certain markets versus declines in others. 

        Market Cycle: Are we in a Sellers' Market or a Buyers' Market. Does anyone even know? 

        Interest Rate Fluctuations: Explore how changes in mortgage interest rates are influencing buyer behavior, affordability, and overall market activity. 

        Inventory Shortages: Where are we at for inventory? Is there really a shortage?  

        Market Afflictions: Millennials, Boomers and Gen Z's Oh My!

        Crystal Ball:  What does the future of real estate look like in the Fox Valley and beyond?

        Speaker: Duane Murphy

        Duane is a seasoned veteran of the real estate industry with 19 years of invaluable experience. As the proud owner of Expert Real Estate Partners, one of Northeast Wisconsin's largest independent firms, Duane brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for everything real estate.

        Beyond real estate, Duane embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship, owning title, mortgage, insurance, and home renovation companies. His ventures not only diversify his portfolio but also enrich his understanding of the broader housing market.

        Community service is at the core of Duane's identity, having dedicated 15 years as a firefighter in Kimberly, where he recently retired. 

        Always at the forefront of industry trends, Duane is actively engaged in nationwide real estate masterminds. His involvement allows him to anticipate market shifts and capitalize on emerging opportunities before they become mainstream.

        When he's not immersed in real estate or community service, you'll likely find Duane pursuing his passion for the outdoors in a duck swamp or perched in a tree stand. 


        WiscoREIA’s Appleton Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm!


        Hosts: Jason Lund & Geoff Possley

        Jason is a real estate entrepreneur, coach, mentor and REIA partner. Jason is a partner at WiscoREIA, a real estate investor association, and an owner of 920 Home Buyers.

        Jason has also founded a Coaching and Mentoring Group to educate individuals and families on how to grow their real estate investing business and how to manage life's tasks. Jason began his real estate journey in 2010. Jason has also founded several other businesses including a property management company.

        He has flipped and wholesaled 1000+ homes and has become a premier property investment firm in Northeast Wisconsin. He also owns 200+ rental properties. Buying, fixing and flipping single family properties has always been Jason's preferred investing strategy.


        Geoff is a part time buy and hold investor with investments in the Fox Valley and Sheboygan area. He is a full-time aircraft certification engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton where he lives with his wife Laura and four children Carter, Madeline, Rowen and Brielle.

        Geoff got started in real estate in 2005, with very little REI knowledge, when he purchased a single-family home with the plan to do a live-in flip over the next few years. After the bubble burst in 2008 his focus shifted from turning a profit to simply breaking even. This led Geoff to step away from real estate for a number of years until he discovered WiscoREIA in 2018 where he finally was able to acquire the knowledge and network that was necessary to be successful in real estate investing.  His goal is to use REI as a means to retire early from engineering.

        Geoff currently invests in single-family and small multi-family properties that he operates as traditional rentals as well as short term furnished rentals. In his free time Geoff enjoys camping with his family, playing golf, snowboarding, hunting, and good beer.


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

         

        Meeting Location:

        Wilder's Cutting Edge Bistro

        2639 S Oneida St

        Appleton, WI 54915

        Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


        6:00 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 $30.00.

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

        • 16 Sep 2024
        • 6:30 PM
        • The Bar
        Register


        Join us for an exclusive Networking Night tailored for real estate investors! 

        Are you ready to take your real estate ventures to the next level? Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting out, this event is your chance to connect with like-minded professionals, share insights, and explore exciting opportunities in the real estate market.

        Networking Opportunities: Bring your business cards and mingle with fellow investors eager to collaborate and share deals.

        Explore Potential Partnerships: Discover potential partnerships that could propel your real estate projects forward.

        Exchange Insights: Gain valuable insights from experienced investors and stay ahead in the dynamic real estate industry.

        Don't miss out on this valuable networking opportunity! RSVP now and bring your enthusiasm for real estate investment. Let's build connections, share knowledge, and grow together in the world of real estate!

        See you there!

        WiscoREIA’s Wausau Meeting Always Meets on the 3rd Monday of the Month from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm!

        Hosts: Derek Dombeck and Ashley Lang

        Derek has been a successful Investor since 2002.  He’s been through the ups and downs of the markets and has the scars to prove it.

        Derek has been involved in hundreds of transactions in his career.  He’s done wholesaling, flipping, landlording, lending and countless other investment strategies throughout the years.

        Derek loves negotiating with sellers.  He loves to put together creative solutions for sellers that few other investors can put together.

        Derek loves giving back to the real estate community. Derek is also a coach and mentor who has a passion for helping others be successful too.

        Ashley Lang is a real estate investor and owner of Clear Trail Properties. She currently owns and operates 6 vacation rentals and 19 mid-term rental units in central WI, northern WI and Upper Michigan. She also owns and manages 25+ long term rentals as well as flips single family homes. She has been in the hospitality industry for several years and thoroughly enjoys the science behind providing an unforgettable experience for her guests.

        Everything from where you buy your property to where you place your dinnerware is very important in the process of setting up the perfect short-term rental.  She also enjoys coaching her clients in the real estate space and loves to watch people live their visions! 

        When she is not working in her business, Ashley can be found coaching people about holistic health, mountain biking, hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with her boyfriend Buck, their son Korbin and their 3 English bulldogs.


        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 Bar

        10302 Market Street

        Rothschild, WI 54474

        Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


        6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Check-in

        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 $30.00.

        ***Make sure to pre-register - We are now Cashless***
        • 17 Sep 2024
        • 7:00 PM
        • The Empourium
        Register


        “Investing in Green Affordable Housing Here: Why and How.”

        For the past decade, West CAP and the Gerrard Companies have teamed up to produce hundreds of units of high quality and very green affordable housing across west central Wisconsin.  Winners of the national 2022 Edson Award for Green and Healthy Housing from the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition and recognized by the federal Department of Energy and the Office of Community Services at HHS, West CAP E.D., Peter Kilde, West CAP Associate Director for Social Development, Samantha (Sam) Phillipps, and Gerrard Companies co-owner Paul Gerrard, will share their story of how they pulled it off, how investors can participate, and how they are continuing to advance this work.

        We look forward to seeing you at the Hudson meeting!


        Speakers: Samantha Phillipps, Peter Kilde, CCAP & Paul Gerrard

        Samantha Phillipps was hired as the Grant Specialist for West CAP in 2022 to take on research initiatives, grant writing and donor relationship building and engagement.  In this role, she worked to secure recurring and new funding to support program initiatives serving low-income individuals and families across agency programs.  In 2024, Sam was promoted to Associate Director for Social Development, providing organizational leadership, strategic planning, community collaborations, program operations and policy advocacy related to West CAP’s programs and services that build the social assets of low-income individuals and families.

        Prior to coming to West CAP, Sam worked for 12 years in nonprofit marketing, resource development and grants management through her previous roles serving the Community Foundation of Dunn County and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley.  She lives in her hometown of Glenwood City with her husband and three children. 

        Since 1995, Peter Kilde has been Executive Director of West CAP, which develops and manages very green low-income housing, and operates homelessness intervention, energy assistance, car ownership, weatherization, food security, adult literacy and skills programs. Peter served on the National Community Action Partnership Board of Directors 2004 - 2023, where he created and currently co-chairs the Partnership for Climate Resilience, which focuses on how Community Action Agencies across America can best adapt to climate change. Kilde serves and is also on the board of Slipstream, a Wisconsin-based national nonprofit linking energy conservation and social equity.  Recipient of the 2013 Charles M. Hill Sr. Award for Housing Excellence, Mr. Kilde is widely recognized for his leadership in affordable housing innovation and energy conservation.

        Prior to coming to West CAP, Kilde worked for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation of St. Paul, Minnesota, where for 12 years he was operations director of Wilder Forest, a 1,200-acre conference and education center linking social and environmental concerns. He now lives with a grown daughter or two on a small organic farm and woodlot in western Wisconsin.

        Paul Gerrard is Vice President of the Gerrard Corporation.  Gerrard development LLC has been in the affordable housing business since 1988, the company has now developed housing in nine states, most recently we have been concentrating on infill mixed use developments that include major solar resource products.


        WiscoREIA’s Hudson Meeting Always Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm!


        Hosts: Alyssa Burton & Rebekah Chamberlain

        Alyssa is the founder of Inspired Investments LLC and a dual licensed agent with Green Forest Realty and Chippewa Valley Real Estate, operating in Indiana and Wisconsin. She has cultivated knowledge across various fields within the real estate realm. With experience as an investor in single-family homes, multifamily properties, small apartments, self-storage facilities, and vacant land, Alyssa leverages her insights to empower her clients. Through Inspired Investments, she provides property management and project management for flips, and has been excelling in the field since 2020. Alyssa's favorite thing about real estate is that there are so many strategies and types of investments to get into. She is dedicated to the belief that Real Estate can be used as a powerful tool to create positive change, and her greatest satisfaction is using what she has built to help do the most amount of good. Alyssa is always looking to grow and learn more and enjoys bringing like-minded individuals together.


        Always an entrepreneur, Rebekah spent the first decade of her career starting and building an organic dairy farm from the ground up.  The business went from $0 to just shy of $1M in gross revenue over that decade.

        7 years ago, Rebekah pivoted her efforts into Real Estate.  Passionate about building a life and business that fit around her children instead of her business running her- she is grateful to only have created that balance for herself, but to also get to help others do the same.  Rebekah has specialized in working with investors and commercial transactions and is using that experience helping others to begin building her portfolio.

        On a personal note, Rebekah is a busy mom to four beautiful children. Leading by example and leaving a legacy for her children is the “why” that inspires her to be better every day. You can find Rebekah enjoying time with her family, running, hiking, biking, soaking in the outdoors, reading, cooking or baking when she’s not busy with work.

        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 Empourium

        736 Rodeo Dr

        Hudson, WI 54016


        Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!

        ***New MEETING Time***

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

        7:00 pm - 8:00 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 $30.00.

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

        • 25 Sep 2024
        • 6:30 PM
        • Legand Larry's
        Register


        Mindset Means Success!

        Ryan will talk about mindset and the synergies between running a small business and being real estate investor. He will share his background and where his belief that your mindset, processes and effort will lead to success. 


        He will also share:
        - Examples of one or two deals that went well for him
        - A deal that started out bad but was able to turn around over time                    
        - Teach how to analyze a deal in 60 seconds

        - Believe in yourself and never give up on this belief


        Speaker: Ryan Cotic

         

        Ryan has been interested in being an entrepreneur ever since he was a young child and can remember selling New Kids on the Block pins to his classmates in elementary school.


        My journey took me to the University of Wisconsin Madison where I studied History and Economics. This gave me an excellent background to be prepared to work with all types of people in this world. I achieved a greater understanding of how large our world is and the dedication to hard work and knowledge my peers had as well. In the summers I started doing landscape work for several local companies where I gained a passion for making peoples yards and properties look beautiful. With this knowledge and passion, I started Great Lakes landscape in the spring of 2009 with one truck and a lawn mower working 14 hours days 6 days per week. Presently we have approximately 35 employees and contractors working for us and more than 3500 customers in Southeastern Wisconsin. Great Lakes Landscape is one of the largest snow and ice management companies in Southeastern Wisconsin where we service both residential and Commercial properties. In addition to owning the landscape company I have also grown a substantial real estate business that currently includes approximately 18 properties which consist of single, industrial and small multi-family buildings. I am looking to continue to grow this portfolio organically over time while looking to scale into larger buildings if the opportunity presents itself. I have the same Passion for Real Estate as I have for landscape and there are many synergies between the two companies.


        In my free time I enjoy boating, golfing and networking to learn from others in several real estate and landscape organizations. I currently live with my beautiful wife Carolina and our 1-year-old son Ryan Jr in Menomonee Falls. We enjoy spending time outside and relaxing at home on our back deck while grilling.

                  

        WiscoREIA’s Sheboygan Meeting Always Meets on the 4th Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm!


        Hosts: Geoff Possley and Chris Wolfert

        Geoff is a part time buy and hold investor with investments in the Fox Valley and Sheboygan area. He is a full-time aircraft certification engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton where he lives with his wife Laura and four children Carter, Madeline, Rowen and Brielle.

        Geoff got started in real estate in 2005, with very little REI knowledge, when he purchased a single-family home with the plan to do a live-in flip over the next few years. After the bubble burst in 2008 his focus shifted from turning a profit to simply breaking even. This led Geoff to step away from real estate for a number of years until he discovered WiscoREIA in 2018 where he finally was able to acquire the knowledge and network that was necessary to be successful in real estate investing.  His goal is to use REI as a means to retire early from engineering.

        Geoff currently invests in single-family and small multi-family properties that he operates as traditional rentals as well as short term furnished rentals. In his free time Geoff enjoys camping with his family, playing golf, snowboarding, hunting, and good beer.

        Chris is a buy-and-hold real estate investor who got started in real estate investing out of necessity. In 2008, he bought a small condo in Chicago and shortly after, his family quickly began to outgrow the space with the arrival of their first child. When he went to sell the property in 2011, he realized he would take a sizable loss. Therefore, he decided to turn the condo into a rental property instead. Despite his initial apprehension, he quickly saw the advantage of real estate investing.

        In 2018, Chris began actively investing in real estate after moving to Sheboygan, WI. He invests in single-family homes and duplexes, which he operates as both traditional rentals and short-term furnished rentals. His long-term goal is to expand into larger multi-family complexes. Chris’s investing greatly increased after partnering with a good friend who introduced him to WiscoREIA.

        In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Marla and their three children, Finn, Lexi, and Fiona. He is an active coach for youth soccer and basketball, spending much of his time during the fall and spring coaching soccer and during the winter coaching basketball. In addition to coaching, he enjoys snowboarding, cycling, golfing, and craft beer.


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


        Meeting Location:

        Legend Larry's

        1142 Plankview Green Blvd

        Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

        Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


        6:00 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 $30.00.

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

        • 14 Oct 2024
        • 6:00 PM
        • Tanner's Bar & Grill
        Register


        Quitting the Perfect Day Job to Become a Full-time Real Estate Investor!

        Ever dreamt of someday quitting your W2? Witness Andrew Engel's inspiring journey from a stable tech job to the dynamic world of full-time real estate investing. With a young family in tow, Andrew navigated the challenges and triumphs of this major life shift.

        Join us to uncover the actionable steps and personal insights that fueled his transformative year.


        Speaker: Andrew Engel

        Andrew Engel is a real estate investor and founder of Fresh Picked Leads; a lead generation company designed to collect and distribute the freshest motivated seller lists in Wisconsin.

        Andrew’s professional background is in software engineering and project management, but he left his W2 job in February 2023 to pursue his businesses full time.

        He is now focusing his efforts on building his real estate acquisitions business to wholesale, fix and flip, and hold residential real estate.


        WiscoREIA's Madison Meeting Always Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm!


        Host: Chris Hake

        Chris is the visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit.  He now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin.

        Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of house flips, 100’s of rentals, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks. 

        Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 

        Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio.

        In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA and in July 2021 merged his REIA with WiscoREIA which has 7 REIA’s across Wisconsin, bringing the combined membership to over 650 with 8 locations! 


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


        Meeting Location:

        Tanner’s Bar & Grill

        2259 Deming Way

        Middleton, WI 53562

        Please enjoy food, drinks, and TIP YOUR SERVERS!


        5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Doors open early for Networking

        6:00 pm - 8:00 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 $30.00.

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

        • 9 Nov 2024
        • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • To Be Announced - Eau Claire
        • 13
        Register


        Wholesaling 101 Bootcamp: Learn to Wholesale Like the Pros!

        If you want to kick start your real estate flipping business and streamline the process of wholesaling houses for FAST CASH, this is the course you want to take!

        Don't delay! Seating is very limited to 15 people, and we've sold out almost every class to date!

        WiscoREIA's owner Jason Lund is holding a one day learn to wholesale and find real estate deals boot camp. Jason has bought and sold over 1000+ houses in his career. He is going to be sharing his fundamental strategies and secrets to getting started in real estate wholesaling.

        The class will be Saturday, November 9th from 9am to 5pm or longer if needed.

        One FULL day of jam-packed information.

        You will learn the following:

        • The exact marketing blueprint Jason has used to buy and sell houses.
        • How to evaluate and work those leads.
        • Negotiation strategies.
        • Paperwork used: contracts and assignments.
        • How to find and qualify buyers.
        • How to handle title closings.
        • & Much More!



        Jason is going to teach you how to get your phone RINGING!

        Once the phone starts ringing you will have the opportunity to connect with Jason to work those deals together. Jason can help assess/evaluate those deals, suggest a possible acquisition price and even give you an all-cash offer to be your buyer on that deal. You have nothing to lose!

        See you there!


        Speaker: Jason Lund


        Jason Lund

        Jason is a real estate entrepreneur, coach, mentor and REIA partner. Jason is a partner at WiscoREIA, a real estate investor association, and a founder of 920 Home Buyers and Fox Cities Property Management.

        Jason has also founded a Coaching and Mentoring Group to educate individuals and families on how to grow their real estate investing business and how to manage life's tasks. Jason began his real estate journey in 2010.

        He has flipped and wholesaled 1000+ homes and has become a premier property investment firm in Northeast Wisconsin. He also owns 200+ rental properties. Buying, fixing and flipping single family properties has always been Jason's preferred investing strategy.


        Meeting Location:

        To Be Announced

        Eau Claire, WI

         Pre-register to save your seat & get updates


      Past events

      16 Jul 2024 WiscoREIA Hudson: Cook Out & Networking!
      15 Jul 2024 WiscoREIA Wausau: Storage Deep Dive
      15 Jul 2024 WiscoREIA Madison: Creative Mastermind Group!
      11 Jul 2024 WiscoREIA Kenosha: Lead Conversion Magic
      10 Jul 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: Quitting the Perfect Day Job to Become a Full-time Real Estate Investor!
      9 Jul 2024 WiscoREIA Eau Claire: The Panel!
      8 Jul 2024 WiscoREIA Madison: "Take back control of your money by being your own Bank"
      2 Jul 2024 WiscoREIA Green Bay: Grilling Out & Networking!
      26 Jun 2024 WiscoREIA Sheboygan: My Short-Term Rental Story
      20 Jun 2024 WiscoREIA: Virtual Lunch & Learn
      18 Jun 2024 WiscoREIA Hudson: Hard Money & the "How To" for Investors
      17 Jun 2024 WiscoREIA Wausau: Flip Project Case Study from Acquisition to Sale with Buck!
      17 Jun 2024 WiscoREIA Madison: Creative Mastermind Group!
      13 Jun 2024 WiscoREIA Kenosha: Hard Money & the "How To" for Investors
      12 Jun 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: "CREATIVE" REAL ESTATE INVESTING, It's not just about deal Structure!
      11 Jun 2024 WiscoREIA Eau Claire: Ways to Add Value to Real Estate & Your Real Estate Business
      10 Jun 2024 WiscoREIA Madison: "CREATIVE" REAL ESTATE INVESTING, It's not just about deal Structure!
      6 Jun 2024 WiscoREIA: Virtual Lunch & Learn
      4 Jun 2024 WiscoREIA Green Bay: Lead Conversion Magic!
      28 May 2024 WiscoREIA Eau Claire: Coffee & Lunch!
      23 May 2024 WiscoREIA: Virtual Lunch & Learn
      22 May 2024 WiscoREIA Sheboygan: Turning $17,000 into a $16 million portfolio in 6 years!
      21 May 2024 WiscoREIA Hudson: Buy & Hold Multifamily Units with My Banking Relationships!
      20 May 2024 WiscoREIA Wausau: Close Wholesale Deals Like A Pro!
      20 May 2024 WiscoREIA Madison: Creative Mastermind Group!
      14 May 2024 WiscoREIA Eau Claire: Creative Deal Structuring & Negotiating
      13 May 2024 WiscoREIA Madison: REI Automation
      11 May 2024 Wholesaling 101 Boot Camp: Learn to Wholesale Like the Pros!
      9 May 2024 WiscoREIA Kenosha: Quitting the Perfect Day Job to Become a Full-time Real Estate Investor!
      9 May 2024 WiscoREIA: Virtual Lunch & Learn
      8 May 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: Close Wholesale Deals Like A Pro!
      7 May 2024 WiscoREIA Green Bay: Close Wholesale Deals Like A Pro!
      1 May 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: Real Estate & Cigars
      25 Apr 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
      24 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Sheboygan: Storage Deep Dive
      23 Apr 2024 Eau Claire REI Networking Coffee & Lunch!
      16 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Hudson: Lead Conversion Magic
      15 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Wausau: Quitting the Perfect Day Job to Become a Full-time Real Estate Investor!
      15 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Madison Creative Mastermind Group
      11 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Kenosha: Storage Deep Dive
      11 Apr 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
      10 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: House Flipping 101 - Lessons from my Rookie Year!
      9 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Eau Claire: Level Up Your Short Term Rental Business
      9 Apr 2024 Madison REI Meetup: Storage Deep Dive!
      9 Apr 2024 New Member Webinar: Your REI Success Starts Here!
      3 Apr 2024 Appleton Real Estate & Cigars
      2 Apr 2024 WiscoREIA Green Bay: Level Up Your Short Term Rental Business!
      28 Mar 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
      26 Mar 2024 Fix and Flipping
      26 Mar 2024 Eau Claire REI Networking Coffee & Lunch!
      20 Mar 2024 WiscoREIA Sheboygan: Acquiring Real Estate "Subject To"!
      18 Mar 2024 Wausau: House Flipping 101 - Lessons from my Rookie Year!
      18 Mar 2024 WiscoREIA Madison Creative Mastermind Group
      14 Mar 2024 Kenosha: Adapt or Perish - 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid in a Shifting Market
      14 Mar 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
      13 Mar 2024 Appleton REI Meetup: Multifamily Real Estate Investing!
      12 Mar 2024 Eau Claire: Adapt or Perish - 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid in a Shifting Market!
      12 Mar 2024 New Member Webinar: Your REI Success Starts Here!
      11 Mar 2024 Madison: Adapt or Perish - 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid in a Shifting Market!
      6 Mar 2024 Appleton Real Estate & Cigars
      5 Mar 2024 Green Bay: Quitting the Perfect Day Job to Become a Full-time Real Estate Investor!
      29 Feb 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
      28 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Sheboygan: Creative Finance!
      27 Feb 2024 Eau Claire REI Networking Coffee & Lunch!
      19 Feb 2024 Wausau REI Event: Level Up Your Short Term Rental Business!
      19 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Madison Mastermind Group: Creative REI
      15 Feb 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
      14 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: Level Up your Short Term Rental Business
      13 Feb 2024 Eau Claire REI Meetup: Mastering the Art of Real Estate Investment Sales!
      12 Feb 2024 Madison REIA: Increase Conversions & Business Without Spending More Money
      10 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Eau Claire REI-CON 2024
      8 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Kenosha: Learn to Close Wholesale Real Estate Deals Like a Pro!
      7 Feb 2024 REI Webinar: Business & Personal Vision Workshop!
      6 Feb 2024 WiscoREIA Green Bay: Storage Deep Dive
      3 Feb 2024 REI Webinar: Business & Personal Vision Workshop!
      24 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Sheboygan: Real Estate Investing Meetup!
      23 Jan 2024 Eau Claire REI Networking Coffee & Lunch!
      18 Jan 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
      15 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Wausau Real Estate Meetup!
      11 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Kenosha: Real Estate Investor Meetup!
      10 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Appleton: Open Mic Night
      9 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Eau Claire: Market Downturn
      8 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Madison: Goals and Vision Panel
      4 Jan 2024 Real Estate Investors' Virtual Networking Lunch and Learn!
      2 Jan 2024 WiscoREIA Green Bay: Negotiating With Sellers