Our Investment Team

Consistently delivering profitable properties requires proven processes, a team of subject experts and trusted service providers. Every team member is the best in class, or they are replaced. However, best-in-class skills is not enough.

Integrity ensures that each team member will do what is actually needed and not just what is required. There is both the "letter" of an agreement and the "spirit and intent" of an agreement. A person with integrity will consistently carry out the spirit and intent of the agreement, which goes beyond the letter of the agreement. A person without a deep sense of personal integrity can usually be relied upon to carry out the letter of the contract most of the time, which simply is not enough. There are always special needs and unusual circumstances with every property we bring to market that must be handled. Our clients depend upon us to handle the entire investment life-cycle with minimal input from them.

Cleo Li, Realtor - Principle

Cleo runs day to day operations and works with clients to find the right property for them. She, with her assistant, then manage the sale process through close of escrow. After close of escrow, Eric takes over and manages the rehab until it is handed off to the property manager.

Cleo has two Master's Degrees in engineering and has worked with tech companies such as Verifone (then, a subsidiary of HP), Dell and other internet startups. She was born in China where she received her first Masters in Computer Science and received her second Masters in Singapore in Computer Engineering. She is a native Mandarin speaker and proficient in Cantonese. Cleo entered real estate because of her belief in the power of real estate for creating long term wealth. Given her international background, Cleo also understands and respects the differences in cultures and perspectives and is very comfortable working with international investors.

Eric Fernwood, Realtor - Principal

Eric handles field services, develops software and works on future projects. He has significant experience managing people and projects and overwatches all work as well as provides video updates to our clients.

Eric spent over 20 years with companies such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM and internet startups in the US and Asia in software development, sales, marketing, business development, and management. His real estate investment portfolio included both single-family and multi-family properties in multiple US cities. He was living in NYC when he decided to change careers and enter real estate. After considering multiple locations, he selected Las Vegas due to his confidence in the market. With a degree in engineering science with a focus on numerical analysis, he adapted mathematical models created for selecting stocks to select profitable real estate investments. Today, our software enables us to find the best 0.1% of available properties in Las Vegas that are great investments.

Eric is a Las Vegas licensed Realtor and has been working with investors for over 10 years. Having lived outside of the United States for extended periods and being a world traveler, Eric understands and respects the differences in cultures and perspectives, and is very comfortable working with international investors.

Taylor Koki - Realtor

Taylor managed various businesses prior to starting her MBA. While working on her MBA, she invested in real estate and now owns investment properties in Las Vegas and Hawaii. After earning her MBA she became a full time Realtor and joined the Las Vegas Real Estate Investment Group in early January.

Jenni McKenna - Property Manager

The Property Manager is the key member on any investment team. We've worked with many property managers before establishing relationship with Jenni McKenna and her team at McKenna Property Management. McKenna has over 1,000 properties under management and over 22 years of real estate experience in the Las Vegas Valley. Not only will her team quickly find the right tenants for your property, we do not recommend any properties unless she approves them. See more about McKenna Property Management and her team in this interview.

Ron Cooper - Property Inspector

For property inspections we rely on Ron Cooper, Owner/Operator of Cornerstone Home Inspections who has been doing inspections in the Las Vegas Valley for over 16 years. He has performed over 200 inspections for us alone. Before becoming a licensed property inspector Ron was a licensed plumber and an operating Engineer for a major Las Vegas hotel for 10 years. Over the years, his methodical and detailed inspections have saved our clients from purchasing properties with serious defects that were not discovered until his inspection. We only purchase properties that pass Ron's rigorous inspection.

Brad Henderson - Lender

Over the years, many clients attempting to finance their investments through banks have received notice just before close that the bank could not proceed with the loan for various reasons. None of the reasons had to do with the creditworthiness of the investor. To solve this problem we found a lender with 25 years in the trenches who not only understands the unique needs of investors, he gets loans closed. If you are using an investment loan, we highly recommend Brad Henderson, Loan Officer at Nova Home Loans. If Brad is on a transaction, you can count on him for your loan process to proceed smoothly, on schedule, and with clear communications at every step along the way. Having worked with many loan professionals, Brad is the only one we trust to get investor loans closed on time.

Trusted Service Providers

Almost every property will need some repairs and/or rehab before it is ready to rent. And, when one tenant moves out the property must be made market ready quickly. We have a short list of handymen, plumber, electrician and others who we trust to do the job right and on schedule for a reasonable cost.

We trust our contractors, however we are on-site almost daily to ensure the work is performed correctly and to take video updates. You never have to wonder what is happening on your property. And, over watching the work and providing video updates is another free service to our clients.

Summary

Our clients keep buying properties from us because they consistently make money with limited time and effort invested. This is the result of the principals doing whatever is necessary to find the right properties to generate income.