Terry White is a long-time business owner and investor. He’s a graduate of the University of New Mexico and began his career as the controller for the largest title company in New Mexico. In 1987, he started his first business, First Financial Escrow, Inc. Over the years, his business grew until in 1997 he purchased the real estate contract division from the largest bank in New Mexico. October 2017 marked First Financial’s 30th year in business. In 2004, Terry started Sunwest Trust, Inc. to serve the needs of investors that wanted to invest their individual retirement accounts in investments other than what was widely offered. Sunwest is now one of the leading self-directed IRA custodians in the country with assets under custody exceeding $1.5 billion. Along the way, Terry has invested for himself in many areas of real estate and started several other businesses.
Brian Burke is president and CEO of Praxis Capital, Inc., a vertically integrated real estate private equity investment firm, which he founded in 2001. Brian is also a member of the Praxis Investment Committee. Praxis operates on multiple platforms, currently managing active syndications for the acquisition of single, multifamily and opportunistic residential assets in the U.S. growth markets. As a recognized real estate expert, Brian has been a frequent speaker at real estate forums and conferences, including the Opal Family Office & Private Wealth Management forum, the Keiretsu Forum, and the Institute for Private Investors. He has also served as co-host and real estate expert on the Fox News radio show, “The Best of Investing”.
Brian is married and has lived in northern California for over 30 years. An avid aviation enthusiast, he’s a licensed instrument-rated airplane and helicopter pilot.
Lee Kearney is one of the nation’s most active and successful single-family real estate investors, having flipped over 7,000 houses in the last decade, totaling over $500 million in property under his SPIN Real Estate company. Lee is known as the leading expert in understanding and leveraging real estate market cycles. He has been on the front lines of flipping homes, and his passion and expertise come into play as he inspires and educates real estate investors at all levels through his “Flip Your Income” training program.
Ellie Perlman is a real estate investor who owns 2,000 units across the U.S., worth over $250 million. Ellie is the founder and CEO of Blue Lake Capital, a real estate investing firm specializing in multifamily investments. At Blue Lake Capital, Ellie helps investors grow their wealth and get double-digit returns by investing alongside her in large multifamily deals that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. Prior to founding Blue Lake Capital, Ellie was a commercial real estate lawyer and a property manager. Ellie is the host of the podcast, “That REllie Happened”, which highlights unbelievable real estate stories. She is an author for Forbes and a writer of a weekly blog you can find at ellieperlman.com.
AJ Osborne has been in real estate since the early 2000s. He created Bitterroot Holdings, a self-storage company that has a $100 million asset holding portfolio. He got his start in insurance running one of the largest brokerage firms in the northwest.