Speaker Schedule


Speaker Schedule

Shaun McCloskey

Nov 6, 2012

Have you ever dreamed of what it might be like to own a 100% free and clear rental portfolio?  Not 30 years from now – try 12 months.  What about the experiencing the freedom of investing in real estate without using any debt?  We’ve all heard of “good debt vs. bad debt”.  Could it be that we’ve got it all wrong?  Is there a no debt path to real estate wealth?

Since 2003, Shaun has closed more than 300 real estate transactions – mostly preforeclosures.  “During that time, I’ve witnessed over and over again the devastating impact debt has on countless families and investors all across the country.  It’s now my personal mission to show people how to run an insanely profitable real estate business without ever becoming a slave to debt again.”

If you want to make more money in the next 12 months than ever before and also have the freedom to enjoy life in the process, you will not want to miss Shaun McCloskey.  Join us on Tuesday, November 6t

Vena Jones-Cox: The Real Estate Goddess®

August 7, 2012

She’s . . .
 An active, full-time, third-generation real estate entrepreneur for over two decades, been a principal in well over seven (700+) hundred deals and her business still does over sixty (60+) transactions per year
 Two-time past president of The Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati (REIA of GC), The Ohio Real Estate Investors Association (OREIA), and The National Real Estate Investors Association (NaREIA)
 A frequent guest speaker at real estate investment associations throughout North America, and where she particularly enjoys working with new investors
 The subject of feature articles in publications including Smart Money, Money magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Cincinnati Enquirer, and The Cincinnati Business Journal
 The host of public radio’s Real Life Real Estate Investing for fifteen years, a popular live weekly call-in program and the number-one iTunes podcast on the topic
 A guest lecturer at The Cato Institute think tank in Washington, D.C. on the negative effects of government over-regulation on smaller investors
 Profiled in Gary Keller’s (of Keller-Williams) best-selling book, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, with some of the most experienced investors nationwide
 A prolific author of articles on a wide range of real estate investment subjects for many newsletters and publications, including her own
 A licensed real estate broker in Ohio for over a decade and a half

Marko Rubel

July 3rd

Marko is one of the nation’s leading authorities on creative real estate investing, specializing in pre-foreclosures and automation.

He is known for creating automated systems that enable investors to skyrocket their profitability …. while slashing the hours of work required for each successful deal.

He is also one of America’s top educators, who is still an active, full-time investor… participating in over 300 transactions.  Using his proprietary automated systems, he earned profits exceeding $1,000,000 in a single year, while working only a few hours a week.

Marko came to the USA  with nothing.  He couldn’t even speak English.  His “rags to riches” store has inspired thousands of people to wake up from their lives of frustration and worry… and take advantage of the great opportunities that exists in America today.

Marko knows that if he can do it, anyone can do it. That succeeding in real estate is not magic, and there are no secrets. And the only difference between success and failure is a business model that actually works, combined with a dependable automation system.

Attorney Bob Diamond

June 5th,2012

Bob Diamond is a practicing real estate attorney with experience in loan modifications, short sales and real estate litigation, real estate developer, and published author of three books on foreclosure investing.

You may be familiar with Bob from his appearances on FOX, NBC, CNBC, NPR, the Flip That House television show on TLC, or on his real estate radio talk show.

Bob graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Finance in 1987 and from Temple University School of Law in 1993.  He became a Pennsylvania licensed attorney in 1993.  During his career outside of real estate and law Bob worked for Meridian Mortgage in their default and REO department, for Arthur Anderson and Coopers and Lybrand as a business consultant, and for the international law firm Cozen O’Connor as a real estate attorney.

For his own account Bob has been investing in real estate for over twenty years and has participated as the buyer, seller, or attorney in over one hundred million dollars in real estate transactions over the past twenty years.
Bob has been teaching real estate investing since 1999 so you have probably heard of Bob in the investor world where he is known as the ‘guru’s guru.’ Because of his legal expertise and experience as a real estate attorney, Bob is sought after for his advice and counsel.

Andy Heller

May 5th, 2012

Neither Andy Heller nor his real estate partner Scott Frank, ever intended to become full time real estate investors.  However, in their approximately 40 years of combined real estate investing, they have developed a long term real estate investing strategy that has allowed them to make loads of money while minimizing their time, effort and headaches.

On a part-time basis, while involved in successful non-real estate careers and putting their families first, Scott and Andy have bought, rented and sold approximately 100 homes. Additionally, in many years, they have made more money in their 2-5 hour a week “side real estate investing job” than in their 40+ hour per week day job.

Over the years, Andy and Scott learned a lot.  They eventually developed the “Buy Low, Rent Smart, Sell High” program, which is a grounded and realistic wealth generating method. You can use it to buy one home, or dozens. Andy and Scott are living proof that it can be done, and it does not take a lot of money or a lot of time….just the desire to make it happen. 

2005, FORTUNE MAGAZINE recognized the “Buy Low, Rent Smart, Sell High” program among the top five real estate wealth building strategies.  After the Fortune recognition, requests came in for Andy and Scott to speak and teach others what they have learned during their real estate investing career.  Shortly thereafter Andy and Scott formed their educational company called “Regular Riches”.  Andy and Scott selected the name “Regular Riches” to show that “regular guys” and “regular gals” just like them can achieve real estate riches. 

Andy was born in Canada, raised in Florida, has lived for many years in Georgia and California, and has studied real estate markets throughout North America.  He has helped countless  people in their efforts to realize their dreams, and he is ready to share his knowledge to simply and easily put you on the road to financial freedom.

Eddie Speed

April  3rd, 2012

Eddie Speed is the president of Colonial Funding Group, LLC and holds the distinction of purchasing more seller-financed notes than any other individual in the business. Buying seller-financed notes for more than 25 years, with a lifetime volume of purchases over $500 million, Eddie has seen just about every scenario.

Eddie has received many of the industry’s top honors, including the 2006 Industry Achievement Award. He is also the author of Streetwise Seller Financing, a complete guide to creating and utilizing seller financing.

Peter Fortunato

March 6th, 2012

Peter has been building, structuring, manipulating and managing investment transactions and portfolios for more than 45 years. He believes that transactions which you can be proud of result from carefully conceived goals and plans followed by purposeful actions and scrupulous documentation. He is respected for his clear and patient explanations of investment concepts and transactions.

Tony Alvarez, The REO Mentor

February 7th, 2012

Tony Alvarez has been a successful Real Estate Investor and Certified General Appraiser in Southern California area since 1981.

More importantly, Tony made a fortune buying and selling properties while working with professional real estate Agents that specialize in selling lender owned (REO) foreclosure properties. He did it all in seven years and in one of the lowest priced most depressed Southern California real estate markets, the Antelope Valley.

Tony has purchased, rehabbed, rented and sold hundreds of properties from vacant land to condos, single family residences, apartments and commercial properties.

Tony started his real estate career working as a staff appraiser for Great Western and Glendale Federal Bank and is approved by hundreds of Lenders and Insurance Companies, as well as, Government Agencies. He has worked with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, FDIC and the RTC (Resolution Trust Corp.) He has an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of Lenders and their REO (lender owned) departments.

Tony’s knowledge of real estate, appraisal, finance, and investing is vast and varied. He brings a unique perspective to the real estate investment community.

Chris Johnson

Nov 1st, 2011

Chris Johnson’s known as North America’s Top Grant Educator and Free Money Expert. He teaches people how to find and obtain all the FREE MONEY they need to buy real estate, start or expand a business, or get a college education.

As founder of Free Money UniversityTM, he has taught advanced moneymaking concepts to thousands of people. His knowledge and expertise regularly has him sharing the stage with other prominent  financial experts such as Donald Trump, Suze Orman, Tony Robbins, and Robert Kiyosaki.

Chris’s no-nonsense approach to quickly find the right program for each situation and deal effectively with funders results in many success stories pouring in from all across North America.

Robert Shemin

October 4, 2011

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

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

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

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

Shemin has worked with high-net-worth individuals from Goldman Sachs, helped
create numerous companies, and, as a full-time investor, been involved in over
1,000 real-estate transactions to date totaling nearly 100 million dollars.

Once considered “least likely to succeed,” Robert overcame severe learning
disabilities and seemingly insurmountable odds to become one of the most
charismatic and sought after lecturers and motivational speakers in the country,
helping thousands of hardworking Americans of all different backgrounds attain
total financial freedom for life even though most of his protégés had no
investment experience, no financial savvy, and zero money in the bank. He’s
taught tens of thousands of Americans the secrets to attracting, growing, and
securing lasting wealth through his best-selling books and countless sold-out
seminars held to standing-room-only crowds in cities across the United States.

Robert’s accomplishments and awards include:
• Doctor of Law and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University
• New York Times bestselling author of 16 books
• Created and currently manages a hedge fund – VOM Capital Partners
• Has Created and managed several international Charities
• Has helped start, create and consult dozens of companies.

He is the author of sixteen bestselling books including his New York Times’
bestseller How Come that Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?, Secrets of A Millionaire Real
Estate Investor, Successful Real Estate Investing—How to Avoid the 75 Most
Costly Mistakes Every Investor Makes, Secrets of Buying and Selling Real
Estate—Without Using Your Own Money, Secrets of a Millionaire Landlord,
Unlimited Riches, 40 Days to Success in Real Estate Investing, and
“7 S.E.C.R.E.T.S of the Money Masters”. His latest book “Living the Significant
Life”, is scheduled for release in the fall of this year.

With a heart as big as his bank account, Shemin gives generously to numerous
charitable endeavors such as the homeless, those in need of critical eye
operations overseas, and at-risk teens and college-age youth in through the
formation of a specialized school he helped found and successfully operates. As
experienced as Shemin is at showing high-net-worth individuals how to get
richer, his real love however is helping self-described “financial disasters” earn

Bill & Dwan Twyford

Sept 6, 2011

Bill Twyford, The King of Communication and co-founder of Investors Edge University, has been an extremely successful real estate investor for the past 15 years.  He recently co-authored a best-selling book – How to Sell Your House When it is Worth Less Than the Mortgage.

With several thousand deals under his belt, Bill’s niche is teaching others how to master communication through Neuro Linguistic Programming, helping business people communicate efficiently and effectively, and often times altering the outcome of  situations.

Bill has considered education in today’s real estate market a priority for individuals and families as well as investors.  He believes that integrity and accountability areparamount to maintaining a successful business.  As author of the best-seller book, “How to Sell a House When It’s Worth Less Than the Mortgage, Billhas strived to help families in distress throughout his investing career.  Bill believes that maintaining balance is important in everyone’s lives and strives to create a win/win/win situation in all of his business transactions.

Daven Michaels

July 2011

Super entrepreneur and CEO of 123 Employee Daven Michaels has made a career of living the American Dream.  Starting his entrepreneurial career at ate 15, Daven never looked back.  Daven has turned multiple passions into prosperous businesses and careers.  He has been a bestselling music and television producer, author, speaker and successful entrepreneur.  Daven has helped thousands of small business owners transform their businesses by showing them how to play ball with the big corporations and beat them at their own game.

Since writing “Outsource This! Your Complete Resource to the World of Global Outsourcing.”  Daven has become an advocate for the small business owner and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows across North America.

What sets Daven apart from many others is that he has applied his winning formulas to multiple businesses and has been successful and generated millions.   He has a unique ability to evaluate almost any business very quickly and recommend practical solutions that can be implemented, ideally by leveraging others.

Daven helps small business navigate the uncharted waters of hiring employees overseas.  For the first time in history, armed with tools and knowledge, a samll business can actually level the playing field and trounce the competition, even if the competition is a huge multinational conglomerate.

Duncan Wierman

June 7, 2011

After working at real estate investing the hard way, Duncan finally swore to himself that he’d had enough:  He then invested serious time and money into using systems that would pay off in less aggravation, more time, and more profits!  He became an expert in finding motivated sellers, hungry buyers, and private lenders through the Internet.

Duncanwanted systems that meant…
He could stop taking to UNMOTIVATED sellers. . Instead, the real motivated sellers now call him;
He wanted to stop  knocking on doors of people in pre-foreclosure. He didn’t have to compete head-to-head with other investors that had the same pre-foreclosure lists; Duncan’s systems now set him apart from the competition and he dominates his foreclosure market;
His  system provides instant credibility. Plus, all his follow up is automatic so he could capture information, prescreen , AND negotiate with the seller.   Now callers are “half sold” even before Duncan ever speaks with them;
Duncanwas no longer tied to the office, because his “Virtual Office” systems work from any web connection;
He saved hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in real estate agent commissions, because his systems now do that work for him; and now he can sell a house in as little as  2 hours
Duncansystems’ finds people with money to give him to do real estate deals.  Now has all the money he needs, lined up and ready to go to make deals.
Duncan also has some unique marketing methods to allow people to start getting checks in as little as 2 weeks from implementation.

In short, Duncan lives that dream of automating the business to such a degree that his time is spent where it should be:  Making offers.  He uses his cutting edge of technology that outwits and outplays his competition!

David Finkel

May 3, 2011

       Ex-Olympic-level athlete turned business and real estate multimillionaire, David Finkel is one of the nation’s most respected wealth masters. A Wall Street Journal and Business Week best- selling author of over 40 business and investing books and courses, including the wildly successful Build a Business Not a Job, and co-authoring and The Maui Millionaires for Business.

David is the founder and CEO of Maui Mastermind®, a community of successful entrepreneurs who help business owners build businesses they can sell, scale, or own passively.  Over the past 20 years, David and the other Maui Advisors have personally started, scaled, and sold over $2 billion of businesses.  His how-to financial articles have been reprinted in over 7,000 periodicals across the United States, and 110,000 business owners around the world subscribe to his weekly business owner e-letter.

A big believer that we grow wealthy by what we give, David continues to do all he can to link together some of the world’s most creative and talented entrepreneurs with important causes and charities around the world.   So far the Maui community has raised over $10 million for 25 different charities around the world.

Jack Shea

April 5, 2011

Jack is a licensed Realtor and Mortgage Broker.  He has done syndications and mobile home development.  He also has bought and sold mortgages and notes on personal property.  Jack has concentrated on buying and selling options on real estate, and has been and continues to be an active investor in single family houses and mobile homes.  Jack operates a 1031 exchange facilitator business with his wife Merle, and son Daniel as well as conducts classes and briefings on the details of tax free sales and purchases.  He has taught in the MBA program for FIT and to numerous investors around the country on the benefits of using lease purchase contracts, discounted note investments and using land trusts.

Peter Fortunato

March 1st, 2011

One of the most creative real estate investors around.  Peter is a crowd favorite, so come early.

Tony Alvarez

Feb. 2011

Tony Alvarez has been a successful Real Estate Investor and Certified General Appraiser in Southern California area since 1981.

More importantly, Tony made a fortune buying and selling properties while working with professional real estate Agents that specialize in selling lender owned (REO) foreclosure properties. He did it all in seven years and in one of the lowest priced most depressed Southern California real estate markets, the Antelope Valley. 

Tony has purchased, rehabbed, rented and sold hundreds of properties from vacant land to condos, single family residences, apartments and commercial properties.

Bruce Norris

January  2011

Bruce Norris is an active investor, hard money lender, and real estate educator with over 30 years experience. Bruce has been involved in over 2,000 real estate transactions as a buyer, seller, builder, and money partner.

Renowned for his ability to forecast long-term real estate market trends and timing, the release of The California Comeback report in 1997 gained him much notoriety and its accuracy of the extensive report led many California investors to financial freedom. His January 2006 release, The California Crash, was an in-depth look into the California market correction and the statistics behind Bruce’s predictions. In his latest 2010 report, Tip of the Iceberg, Bruce dissects government intervention and how it affects real estate professionals, potential dangers of current market manipulation, investment strategies by market price range, and micro insights into some of California most important markets.

Bruce speaks and debates throughout California and has been a guest speaker at the California Association of Realtors, Inman, Housing Wire, California Builders Industry Association, California Association of Mortgage Bankers, REOMac, the Real Estate Research Council, and several local and national investment clubs.

For the last several years, Bruce has hosted the award-winning series, I Survived Real Estate. The events bring together leaders from numerous real estate sectors to discuss legislation, stimulus-related issues, and solutions to the current downturn. The events have helped raise over $160,000 for the Susan G. Komen.

Bruce is host of the award-winning Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show and Podcast on KTIE 590am where he interviews real estate industry leaders and economists. Guests have included the FBI, the MBA, Freddie Mac, Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital, John Mauldin, C.A.R., the Appraisal Institute, HUD, Foreclosure Radar, RealtyTrac, PIMCO, PMI Group, REDC, the National Auctioneers Association, and the Center for Responsible Lending to name a few.

Bruce has contributed articles to many real estate magazines and newsletters including The Business PressScottsman Guide, Creative Real Estate MagazineThe Orange County RegisterRealtyTrac’s Foreclosure NewsletterAOA Magazine, and the Daily Commerce. He has also been featured in The Wall Street JournalFox Business News, Nightline ABC, The New York TimesTime MagazineGood Morning America, the Los Angeles TimesFortuneMortgage Banker MagazineMoney MagazineReutersAssociated Press, The Orange County RegisterThe Tribune, and numerous others.


Bruce currently serves on the Executive Board for the Real Estate Research Council of Southern California