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Please join us on Saturday, October 21, 2023 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, for our “Annual Los Angeles Real Estate Grand Expo.” The theme of this year’s Grand Expo will be “Investing in a Pre-Recession Market.” Our Grand Expo will be presented by the Los Angeles County Real Estate Investor’s Association, Sam’s Real Estate Club, and Realty411. An entire day celebrating real estate investing and you can be part of it. There will be twelve national guest speakers (in breakout sessions), and a Vendor Expo area (the size of a hockey rink!) with over 60 real estate related vendors. Best of all, this Grand Expo will be FREE to attend.
Our economy is sliding out of a disastrous pandemic into a recessionary market. Given the challenging real estate climate, this is no time to go in it alone. In a transitioning market like this one, you need experienced and resourceful experts who can teach you how to adapt investment strategies to current conditions. That’s why the theme of this year’s Annual Los Angeles Real Estate Grand Expo is “How to Invest in a Pre-Recession Market.”.
Our unique selection of national speakers has more than four decades of real estate experience and will be sharing their strategies and experiences on how to adapt post-pandemic. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to rub elbows with the best and the brightest all in one location and all in one day. We look forward to seeing you there!
Don’t miss LA Grand Expo’s Exhibition Hall!
Don’t miss our special “Vendors Expo.” The Vendor Expo will be open all day (9:00 am to 6:00 pm). We will have a collection of over 60 of the finest real estate vendors in Southern California, with all of the professional services you will need to become a successful investor, including private lenders, title companies, data services, CPA, escrow companies, building suppliers, title insurance, home inspectors, business credit, tax auctions, Realtor services, hard money lenders, Airbnb, mortgage brokers, 1031 exchanges facilitators, contractors, out-of-state investment opportunities, insurance agents, credit repair consultants, staging companies, and much MUCH more!
So come early, meet and greet, and expand your “Dream Team” of real estate professionals that are eager to help you succeed. And just like the rest of the Grand Expo, the Vendors Expo will be FREE. But, please RSVP below.
Topics Covered Include:
- How to fix and flip houses
- How to profit with tax deeds
- Where to invest in a shifting market
- How to invest in multi-residential apartment buildings
- How to buy foreclosures and probates
- Be the lender, not the borrower
- How to get started investing in real estate
- Do’s and don’ts when dealing with tenants
- How to renovate a house
- How to wholesale (assign) properties
- And much, much more!
Complimentary Private Consultations
As a special super-duper unique feature of this year’s Grand Expo, you can sign-up for private, one-on-one consultations with your favorite guest speakers during the day.
Registration will begin on Saturday morning, starting at promptly at 8:30 am. First come – first serve. So come early and schedule your private consultations.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Expo Presentation Schedule
Due to travel logistics and speakers’ schedules we will not be able to announce the schedule of speakers until Saturday morning at approximately 8:30 am
PRESENTERS (in Alphabetical Order):
Steve Price – KEYNOTE SPEAKER
“Executive Vice President, Foreclosure Auction Services”
Steve is the winner of 2022 “HousingWire Vanguard Award.” He is a transformational executive who pioneered the way foreclosures sales were priced, marketed, and auctioned during the 2008 downturn.
Under Steve’s leadership, Auction.com’s “Foreclosure Auction Service Division” has not only continued to innovate via technologies such as AuctionSyncTM and Foreclosure Remote BidTM, but also dramatically increased the company’s foreclosure auctioneering footprint through efforts focused on managing government affairs, engaging with state legislatures, and creating new strategic relationships among key state and county-level stakeholders.
“How to get Started Investing”
Joe Arias and his partners have flipped hundreds of properties in the Southern California Region. He has developed cutting-edge systems to simplify and scale the entire remodel process that can easily be applied to flipping, rentals, wholesaling, and other passive income strategies.
More recently, Joe founded a real estate investing education company called… Real Success
RealSuccess is one of the biggest educational platforms in the market focused to teach people on flipping, rentals, passive income, and wholesaling.
“Invest in Commercial Real Estate”
Amanda Brown joined MAG Capital Partners in 2022 as Director of Investor Relations after 20 years in real estate sales and education. Prior to real estate, Amanda was a college professor and worked in the publishing industry.
Ms. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Texas A&M University, a Master’s in Education from National University and holds an active California real estate license.
Ms Brown resides in Laguna Beach, California with her husband and children. Ms. Brown’s expertise is investing in triple net industrial properties for passive income.
“The Money Multiplier Strategy”
Jonah Dew has a background in conventional banking and insurance sales. For the last 5+ years he’s been a hands-on teacher of a very specific privatized banking concept and has personally helped thousands of people understand how to create more cash flow. He has a passion for helping people have a good time in life, and he thinks that your money situation should be a part of that equation.
Jonah knows that oftentimes the biggest barrier of entry with real estate investing is the money. He can educate your audience on how to be their own bank using a 200-year-old concept called Infinite Banking. When real estate investors are able to combine this method with their real estate business, money happens.
La Tasha Evans
“Your Hostess for Today”
Introducing “Master of Ceremonies”, La Tasha Evans. Born and raised in Granada Hills, LaTasha is the general manager at the Los Angeles Real Estate Investors Club (“LAREIC”). In other words, she makes everything run smoothly at LAREIC. At LAREIC monthly meetings, LaTasha is the first to arrive and the last to leave. She makes sure everyone gets checked in, that the vendors are set-up, and the featured speaker is ready to go.
If you have questions or need help, look for LaTasha. With her smile and endless patience, she is always there to help you.
When not engrossed in LAREIC details, LaTasha is busy water skiing, enjoying her daughter’s years at UCLA, and cheering for her beloved Dallas Cowboys.
“Your Hostess for Today”
Dawn R. Ferry is a multi-faceted dynamo who has over 25 years in the world of education & entertainment. With a diversified professional history, Dawn is a former adjunct professor at University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts and a guest lecturer at Columbia University in Chicago. Dawn has also worked in all areas of television, feature film, live events, music video, commercials & documentary production. Dawn moved to California when she was awarded a full scholarship to USC where she taught undergraduate classes and earned her MFA. Dawn began her career as a Set Decorator and received awards on a number of series and films, including USA Networks “The Big Easy” and the Sundance Film Festival breakthrough hit, “Smoke Signals”, the only Sundance film ever to garner both the Directors’ and Audience Award.
“Tax Strategies for Real Estate Investors”
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science with a focus in Education, Nicole went on to earn her Master’s degree in Education and Educational Theory. Her love for learning led her into the tax industry. With the ever evolving tax code and continual education, it was a perfect match for her.
With almost a decade of experience in the tax world, Nicole Green holds a federal license as an Enrolled Agent tax practitioner, where she can advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, and any other entity with tax-reporting requirements.
Outside the office, Nicole is an avid traveler. She’s been to all seven continents spanning 50 different countries. Some of her other favorite activities include attending sporting events, occasional shopping sprees, and of course, tax seminars.
“How to Buy Cash Flowing Properties Without Using Your Own Money”
Marco Kozlowski is a creative real estate mentor, investor, author, educator and recipient of “The Universe’s Greatest Dad” (awarded 25 years in a row from his 4 kids). Marco is also co-founder of 3 private equity funds within the Capra Capital Group. Marco has led real estate investment trainings all over the world, from Australia to Singapore to North America and Europe.
Marco is a big believer in supporting others and contributing to his community.
Today, in this rapidly changing environment, Marco and his students buy properties using the very same system he’s going to share in his presentation at the Grand Expo.
“Land Banking in the Path of Progress“
Christopher Meza, also known as the leading authority on pre-developed real estate, is a nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author. He was the keynote speaker with Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine, at the “Success in the New Economy” conference. Christopher has also been a guest on the Brian Tracy Show interviewed by the legendary Brian Tracy on Christopher’s expertise in land banking and pre-developed real estate.
Christopher is the keynote speaker for Real Titan Acquisitions, Inc., a world-leading investment company focusing primarily on pre-developed real estate and land banking. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, he has worked for Fortune 100 companies like IBM and The Boeing Company.
Abbas Mohammed (Featured Speaker)
“Investing in Multi-Residential Properties”
Abbas immigrated to the US from Iraq at the age of 11 and decided to get into Real Estate at the age of 18, paying for his start-up costs on a $5,000 credit card he had at the time. After a year, Abbas got his first listing in the Bay Area as an agent, and within a year after that, became one of the top producing Real Estate agents in the bay area as his business rapidly grew. After his second year in business his business grew rapidly, and Abbas became one of the top 50 agents nationwide with RE/MAX in less than 5 years of being in business.
Eventually, Abbas decided to start investing cash flow from his business into assets that can provide passive cash flow and appreciation. He eventually exited his Real Estate sales business and went full time into running Model Equity LLC with the mission of reaching $1 Billion in assets under management in the next 5 years alongside investors.
“Get More Deals: Create Profitable Partnerships With Distressed Homeowners”
Arturo Olivas is the CEO and President at PCC Real Estate Solutions. As an active full-time investor, Arturo assumes a hands-on role, personally overseeing the firm’s foreclosure deals and navigating distressed property situations with expertise honed over two decades. With an impressive track record spanning over 20 years, Arturo has forged numerous profitable partnerships with distressed property owners, all built upon the unwavering foundation of his tried-and-true system. Arturo takes pride in his ability to consistently generate success, thanks to the principles he has embraced from day one.
Arturo has assembled a formidable team that remains steadfast in their daily commitment to following his proven system. His enduring dedication to the world of real estate and distressed property solutions continues to make a significant impact, benefiting both investors and homeowners alike.
This is Arturo’s first year at our Grand Expo and we are very excited that he is joining us.
“President, Realty411 Magazine”
Linda Pliagas is the founder and publisher of Realty411 Magazine, the longest-running magazine in the nation owned by the publisher. Linda Pliagas has formally studied and worked in both media and real estate for over twenty years. Linda holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from California State University, Long Beach. She was a recipient of the Bobit Magazine Scholarship for her accomplishment in publishing her first national magazine while still a student at CSULB.
Linda began her realty career nearly 20 years ago as a broker’s assistant to a young investor who became a multimillionaire by age 29 fixing and flipping homes. She kept a close ear to his teachings, obtained her real estate license, and began to focus more on the investing side of the real estate industry. Linda has been a licensed real estate agent for over 17 years. She has been a California landlord for over 25 years and has also invested in four other states as well.
Dani & Flip Robison
“Fixing and Flipping Houses”
Flip & Dani Lynn Robison are the Co-Founders of the Freedom Real Estate Group family of companies based out of Centerville, Ohio with almost 50 team members and growing. They have bought and sold over 1,500 properties and have ownership in over 600 multifamily units. Together they are hosts of “Freedom Through Passive Income” Podcast, a 365 Day Series sharing their Freedom Journey. Flip and Dani are real estate entrepreneurs on a mission. They created Freedom Family Investments and The Freedom Real Estate Group Family of Companies to help you achieve true freedom. Dani Lynn and Flip achieved their financial freedom through real estate, and built many real estate companies to make it easier for you to do the same. Listen to their presentation to hear what gave them the confidence to make their first acquisition of that size.
“Flipping Houses for Fun and Profit”
Jeremy Rubin (aka The Friendly Flipper) is on a mission to “flip” lives. He is a full-time real estate investor who specializes in Fix and Flips and creative deal space. His real estate journey began in 2014, when he made the decision to build a path to freedom from his corporate job. He’s been called a “corporate dropout.” After spending 13 years in retail sales and management, Jeremy knew it was time to change the trajectory of the rest of his life. Without any prior real estate or contracting experience, Jeremy taught himself how to wholesale real estate deals, quite literally one step at a time.
Today Jeremy is the CEO of Premier Real Estate Group, California Central Coast’s #1 creative real estate investing group and owner operator of the Friendly Flipper Academy.
“President, Sam’s Real Estate Club”
Over the past 28 years, Sam Sadat has been involved in more than 2,000 real estate transactions as a principal, partner, lender or broker. During this time, he’s helped thousands of aspiring investors learn the real estate business the right way and apply their knowledge confidently to prosper greatly. Sam came to America as a teenager over 40 years ago. He studied physics and engineering at the University of Texas in Austin before moving to Los Angeles in the late 70’s. Sam got his Real Estate License, trained with the best mentor in business and started his own company, Aim Financial, in Encino.
Over the years, Sam’s true passion has become to use his depth of knowledge to educate beginners, as well as the veterans, on the latest trends and proven strategies. All of this experience has made Sam Sadat one of the true renaissance men in the real estate industry. He believes that life is not just a race to see who dies with the most toys (or apartment buildings), but instead, about the journey along the road to success, all while nurturing our inner child by growing mentally and spiritually.
Joseph V. Scorese
“How to Finance Your Next Deal”
Joe Scorese is a mortgage industry professional who is committed to helping his clients. He has more than 20+ years of successful experience in loan originations. Joe continues to work in the private lending industry and has built a career as a talented and reliable National Sales Director at BRRRR Loans, as well as being licensed in real estate in NJ & PA., CE Instructor for Real Estate Agents in NJ, PA, DE, CT, NYS & FL & Instructs at the Temple University Real Estate School in Philadelphia.
With a proven track record of getting the job done, Joseph takes great pride in making the loan process as easy and stress free as possible for every one of his clients. If you’re looking to finance your next deal, don’t miss Joe’s presentation.
“President, Los Angeles County Real Estate Investor’s Association”
Lloyd is the President of the Los Angeles County Real Estate Investors Association (“LAC-REIA”), the oldest (26 year) and largest investors group in California. Together with Sam Sadat (Sam’s Real Estate Club) and Linda Pliagas (Realty 411), Lloyd produces the Annual Los Angeles Real Estate Grand Expo. Every year, the Grand Expo is the largest real estate investor event in all of Southern California!
In his role as President, Lloyd oversees LAC-REIA’s numerous events and programs for members and real estate investors. For example, the monthly general meetings (second Thursday of the month), monthly Vendor Expos, Basic Training Boot Camps, Private Mentoring Programs, Out-of-State Investing Summits, Loan Center, Monthly Wholesale Deals, the LA Real Estate Investors podcast (with Bill Gross), LAC-REIA University, and Gold Membership activities, are just some of the many activities instituted by Lloyd and his team. And, of course, don’t miss Lloyd’s weekly “Monday Morning Quarterback” published every Monday morning to over 53,000 local investors. The next time you attend a LAC-REIA event, be sure to come up and say hello to Lloyd. He is always eager to meet new investors and hear your suggestions to improve and expand LAC-REIA activities.
“Buying Discounted Notes”
Starting in 1980, Eddie Speed has been a pioneer in helping buyers, sellers, and realtors close more deals with creative financing—even during the most challenging markets. He’s proven to be an industry leader at finding creative solutions where two parties can agree to buy or sell on terms, making deals happen that most people thought could never come together. Eddie has personally closed around 50,000 note deals, and his unique industry vantage point has allowed him to review close to half a million note deals. That’s why his expertise in creative financing and financial modeling is trusted by some of the largest realtor networks in the country, top real estate investors, plus mom & pop investors.
Eddie created NotesDirect.com, which makes buying and selling notes as easy as shopping on Amazon. Eddie is highly sought after to speak at real estate events and masterminds across the country. When it comes to notes, it’s safe to say he’s seen it all, but remains committed to lifelong learning
“Marketing for Real Estate Investors”
Shawn Tiberio is a Marine Corps Veteran, Seasoned Real Estate Investor & Marketer, All-World Ironman Triathlete, and Leadership Speaker & Mentor. Shawn has forged an inspiring life story marked by resilience, determination, adaptability, and an unwavering dedication to success. Rising from humble beginnings and overcoming numerous challenges, Shawn has emerged as an industry authority in real estate and digital marketing.
Shawn’s impressive track record speaks for itself: with over 450 real estate transactions to his name, he has dedicated thousands of hours to teaching and training real estate investing to over 1.5 million people. As a one-on-one coach, Shawn has helped over 1,200 individuals achieve their aspirations in the industry. Shawn’s expertise is widely recognized, and he has been a lead speaker for real estate education platforms between 2014 and 2019. He is also heavily involved with the National Real Estate Investors scene.
Shawn Tiberio’s extraordinary journey serves as a powerful reminder of our unlimited potential.
“1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges”
Rusty Tweed has established himself as one of the leading experts on 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. Over the years, Rusty has proven his knowledge and experience in finance. In 2014, Rusty founded TFS Properties, and he is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. With TFS Properties, Rusty Tweed finds investments and helps clients generate positive income.
In 2016, Rusty founded “Mold Zero,” a non-toxic and non-demolition mold elimination process. The company helps families to eliminate mold with highly efficient mold removal technology by using eco-friendly technology to improve the quality and the health of the families by removing mold, germs, and bacteria.