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Jules Borbely

Jules is the Chief Operating Officer and Associate Broker at Oxford Property Group, a leading real estate brokerage in NYC. He is also a Certified Buyer Representative – a designation given to less than 1% of all licensed agents – by the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). Jules regularly holds seminars to educate others about the sales process. He is also a Certified Home Stager by the New York Institute of Art and Design. Working with a mixture of A-list celebrities, famous politicians, professionals, and friends, Jules maintains excellent and consistent levels of attention for each individual. He strives to maintain expert knowledge of the real estate market to accommodate his clients, whether they are selling, buying, leasing, or investing. Being the COO of Oxford Property Group, Jules ensures that the company remains an innovative and dynamic brokerage firm for over 800 licensed real estate agents.

Kristina Morales

Kristina is a REALTOR® with over 20 years of professional experience. Prior to real estate, Kristina had an extensive career in banking and treasury. She ended her finance career as an Assistant Treasurer at a publicly traded oil & gas company in Houston, TX. Kristina leverages her various experiences to negotiate the best deals for her clients. Kristina spent most of her life in Cleveland, OH before moving to Texas and California. While in Cleveland, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Ursuline College and her MBA with a concentration in Banking and Finance from Case Western Reserve University. Kristina brings to the table not only her 20+ years of banking and finance experience, but also a strong work ethic and positive energy. She believes that the way to truly be successful is by serving others. That is why in everything she does, she will always put her client’s needs first.

Doug Perry

Mr. Perry serves as the Correspondent Sales Director for Temple View Capital, LLC. He has extensive experience in all facets of mortgage lending in both centralized and decentralized sales environments, with the capability to devise strategy and optimize productivity via distinct delivery channels. Doug has held senior leadership positions at 5 Arch, PennyMac, IndyMac, Countrywide Financial and Privlo, a pioneer fintech Non-QM start up.Doug is also a recognized mortgage finance industry expert featured in segments on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Perry earned a BA in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Marissa C. Sweet

Marissa has a family history of generations involved in the insurance industry. Growing up, she always dreamed of owning her own insurance agency and was very passionate about helping others. Being the CEO of Sweet Insurance Services, she emphasizes and maintains that each of her clients receive superior customer service and a customized approach to their target goals. Marissa C. Sweet graduated from the University of Houston in 2008 with a double major in Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Management. Her main areas of study were valuation and risk management. She also completed a university accredited Spanish based study abroad program to expand her horizons while living in Spain. She is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, the International Council of Shopping Centers, IPT, CREW, and a proud supporter of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Lee Calisti

Lee Calisti is an architect licensed in Pennsylvania and is NCARB certified. His areas of expertise include adaptive re-use and new construction, commercial renovations, and single family, multi-family, commercial and institutional projects. After being in practice for twelve years, he established his firm to pursue an interrelationship between practice and teaching. Lee has been quoted in articles for Metal Architecture and Metal Construction News. He has also been featured in Modelo’s blog, Building Performance Institute’s blog, Remodeling Magazine, Products for Residential Construction Professionals Magazine, Greater Pittsburgh New Home magazine, Professional Builder Magazine, and Pennsylvania Homes Magazine. Lee has been interviewed by radio shows such as WPKN Radio and Empire Radio Now. He has also been invited by podcasts such as the Pella Partner Spotlight podcast, the Doug and Steve Show, The Entrepreneur Architect Series, Pro Construction Guide podcast, and the EntreArchitect weekly podcast. Lee is listed among the top 200 Influencers in the Construction Industry according to in 2016. And in 2017, his firm was identified by Renoviso as a Top 100+ Houzz Pages for Home Design Inspiration. Lee is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, and he currently serves as chair of the AIA Pennsylvania’s Small Firm Exchange.

Alexis Peters

Alexis is a certified interior designer and a KonMari consultant. Her areas of expertise include design and organization (including E-design) and home staging. Alexis provides local design and home staging services in Los Angeles and Orange counties as well as serves clients throughout the world remotely. For nearly a decade, Alexis did Hollywood production design for feature films, making quality output from an extremely limited budget. Working on a small budget was never a hindrance to Alexis in producing great designs and helping people — from average-income earners to luxury clients — in achieving their dream homes. In 2020, Alexis received the “Best” Designer award from The Academy of Interior Design where she studied under HGTV star Wanda Colon.

Derek Vaughan

Derek is a seasoned REALTOR® in South Pasadena, California and the surrounding communities. Known for his expert knowledge of digital marketing and the local real estate market, Derek has lived in South Pasadena for the past 20 years. He has also worked for the Walt Disney Company where he was responsible for digital marketing for both the properties and the NASCAR online store. Derek also holds degrees from the Indiana University School of Music, Purdue University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. Besides being a licensed real estate agent in the state of California, Derek has also been a real estate investor and landlord for over 20 years.

Wendy Sweet

Wendy Sweet has been lending money to investors since 2001 as both a conventional lender and hard money lender. In 2008, Wendy started focusing on hard money lending. Wendy and her partner/brother, Bill, have been successfully lending money primarily in the Southeast to investors, rehabbers and builders. They also manage a real estate fund for accredited investors, in addition to, brokering loans for those with money to invest. Wendy is also a 35 year licensed real estate broker in both Carolina’s. She combines her selling knowledge with her long time lending expertise in order to provide top-notch service to her borrowers and investor lenders. It is both Wendy & Bill’s passion to educate, guide and assist like-minded people to build their wealth allowing them to impact the lives of family, friends and community by building wealth through a proven lending model in the Southeast while providing strong returns for real estate investors.

Noah Grayson

Noah Grayson is President of South End Capital, a division of Stearns Bank, N.A., a $2.3 billion financial institution and top nationwide real estate and business lender. Prior to founding South End Capital in 2009, Mr. Grayson held various senior level positions within the commercial finance industry. Mr. Grayson graduated from the Kogod School of Business at American University with a degree in business administration. Mr. Grayson employs an innovative, comprehensive, and technology-focused business management and sales strategy; and is adept at identifying underserved and undervalued market opportunities, and building out the necessary organizational infrastructure to efficiently monetize them.

Walter Kunstmann

Walter has more than three decades of experience in the real estate sector. For more than 35 years, Walter Kunstmann has been a part of the Colorado Springs building/construction and real estate marketplace. His former education in architecture, design, and mechanical floor plan functions prepared him well for the further transition into the building industry. Walter has earned certifications in the areas of floor-plan, commercial foodservice equipment, building products, hardware, appliances, plumbing, HVAC mechanicals, and cost level specifications. He is very familiar with both residential and commercially rated types of the various materials inspected in homes, restaurants, and commercial buildings in the Colorado Springs area.

Jon Bodan

Jon Bodan is an entrepreneur, and has been in the mortgage and financial industry for over 25 years. Out of these 25 years, he has 18 years of experience as a financial entrepreneur. Jon is a direct lender and licensed in 8 states of the United States, and his area of expertise is Residential & Commercial Lending. He has completed his BS in Finance from Georgia University.

Cody Hunter

Cody is a construction professional who specializes in the Boise area real estate market. After spending three years with one of the largest commercial and civil contractors in Texas, Cody moved back to Idaho to jointly run his family’s business as the Construction Director and Co-Owner. Alongside his father, brother, and mother, the Hunter family oversees an in-house team of 60 employees as a leading builder/developer in the Treasure Valley. Under Cody’s leadership, the construction team manages around 200 build jobs per year.

Richard Lowrance

Richard is a Director of Commercial Property Acquisitions at PropertyCashin. Growing up in a family of both hard working mechanics and entrepreneurial business owners, Richard opted for the entrepreneurial route at a young age. He has since facilitated over 700 real estate transactions in areas ranging from but not limited to residential, multi-family, retail, office, and entitled land. Richard has demonstrated time and time again an expertise in complex transactions with solving any problem thrown his way. When he’s not working, Richard enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and fishing with close family and friends.

Oleg Donets

Oleg is a co-founder of and Chief Marketing Officer at Real Estate Bees. Since the beginning of his career in the digital space that began in 2013, Oleg’s core competency has always been search engine optimization for small and mid-size businesses. In 2016 he decided to switch the gears and solely concentrate on the real estate industry. Over the years working with numerous real estate clients, Oleg has acquired a very unique perspective on real estate search engine optimization and marketing. In addition, he personally engineered and overseen the development of a few real estate enterprise-level software platforms from the ground up. Today, after years of first-hand experience with various real estate related projects, Oleg’s areas of expertise he is highly competent in include: real estate SEO, real estate website design & development and enterprise level real estate software architecture. Finally, Oleg is a subject matter expert at SCORE, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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