Matt Engle is a real estate investor dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for others. When he went to Macau in 2017, he experienced an incredible series of events that almost seemed magical. The events of that day struck a chord with him and he searched for the reason why those events were so impactful to him. After years, he finally discovered not only why they seemed magical, but how to create these “magical moments” on purpose. Since then, his company, Elash Investment Group, made it their mission to use multifamily investing and these magical moments to enhance the lives of others.
In pursuing this mission, Matt created the Elash Experience program to provide apartment residents with magical experiences along with a great return on investment for the owners and investors. He performs on a clear strategy, strong values, and outstanding technical skills. Matt leverages his network of experienced apartment owners and managers to help him deliver sound multifamily investments while also creating a better life for his investors and residents. He is a managing partner on 156 apartment units and a passive investor in another 556. With experience on both sides, Matt has the perspective to create the best experience for his investors.
Matt is the host of the Columbus Multifamily Investors Meetup where he shares his vision and brings like-minded people together to enhance the quality of their lives with multifamily real estate.
Away from real estate, Matt loves to spend time with his wife and dogs, experiencing new things together.
Jordan Smith is a real estate investor with a passion of positively impacting tenants lives. He has concentrated his investment selection on Buy and hold single family and multifamily properties.
He leverages an entrepreneurial eye, creativity, financial aptitude and market statistics to unlock the financial talent in properties. In catering to clients that are seeking to sell their property off market or looking to find an alternative investment plan, Jordan considers not only the financial returns but also the impact a transaction will have on the client.
His services are built on trust, integrity, performance and expertise. His impressive investing prowess, strategies, and commitment to sound investment practices make him a valuable resource to clients seeking his skill.
Jordan formerly worked as a Financial Analyst at a Fortune 500 company in retail operations. His role required him to analyze retail leases and maintain contact with some of the biggest commercial real estate companies in the USA and Canada such as Simon Property Group, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL and Cadillac Fairview.
Currently Jordan works as an Asset Manager for an investment bank managing a portfolio of over 40 high risk loans for multifamily and senior living facilities. This role requires him to carry out in-depth financial statement analysis of borrower and operator financial statements, oversee post closing transactions, coordinate and conduct periodic site inspections, and maintain client relationships.
Garrison Gilbert was nominated for multifamily real estate investor of the year in 2018 by Think Realty Magazine which is one of the largest magazine publications for real estate investors but Garrisons career started in the single family space back in 2001. Since 2001 Garrison has been a full-time real estate investor after completing college with two business majors and a minor in psychology. During that time Garrison purchased 1200+ properties which include fix & flips, land development deals, beach property acquisitions, single family rental portfolios, section-8 rental portfolios, high-end estate development, nonperforming real estate notes, and in 2008 he was involved with a $50mill real estate fund based out of NYC. Then in 2015 he decided to focus on commercial real estate full-time. Since 2015 Garrison has had the opportunity to speak at several large apartment building conferences where average attendance ranges from 600-700 people. Garrison is also a multifamily real estate coach for one of the largest names in the business while also having 2 real estate mastermind groups for apartment building owners. Garrison is one of the founding members of MultifamilyMasters.com in which him and his two business partners strive to provide as much content as possible when it comes to buying apartment buildings and they are well on their way to creating the world's largest multifamily platform with 70+ meetups across the world including Asia, Europe, and the USA. Garrison Gilbert is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to real estate and he strives to help as many people as possible because in commercial real estate your network is your net worth and this is a team sport.
Powell Chee is a syndicator and general partner in 1000+ units specializing in out-of-state multifamily properties. In 2015, while living in Los Angeles, Powell began his real estate investing with a purchase of a house in Kansas City. His next purchase was a 40 unit apartment building in Indianapolis in 2017, followed by a 61 unit property nearby in 2018. With his growing multifamily experience, Powell then shifted his focus to syndicating larger multifamily properties. In 2019, he was a general partner on 900+ units spread over 5 larger properties in locations such as Dallas, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Phoenix, and San Antonio. He holds two masters degrees and a sales executive he achieved the top honor of President’s Circle Award winner for a fortune 500 company.
Feras is an entrepreneur at heart with a tech background. Feras graduated from the University of Texas with a Computer Science degree, and worked at Microsoft straight from college. Feras later quit Microsoft to ‘bring tech to industries that lack it’, where he later found his passion for real estate. Feras quickly built a portfolio of rentals, completing 9 closings in his first 12 months. After having seen the results of rentals, Feras later decided to scale up into apartment complexes, where he met Ben Suttles and started Disrupt Equity, a company focused on multi-family acquisition and investments for investors, and in doing so, help leverage his strengths in tech to better identify quality investments for investors. Feras has helped raise millions of dollars for multifamily syndication.