Mark Willis is a certified financial planner, a #1 best-selling author, and the owner of Lake Growth Financial Services, a financial firm in Chicago. Over the years, he’s helped hundreds of clients take back control of their financial future and build their businesses with sophisticated, tax efficient financial solutions. He specializes in building custom tailored financial strategies that are unknown to typical stock jockeys, attorneys or other financial gurus. He is also the co-host of the “Not Your Average Financial Podcast”, where he shares some of his strategies for investing in real estate, saving and paying for college without going broke, and creating an income retirement that you cannot outlive. Mark works with people who want to grow their wealth in ways that are safe and predictable, become their own financing source, and create tax free income in retirement.
Russ is the co-host of The Real Estate Guys Radio Show. He’s an avid student of economics. He has a diverse background in business, investing, mortgage and financial services. Russ brings a unique and practical perspective to help entrepreneurial investors grow and protect their wealth and income through real estate and real asset investing.
Brian Price and Jennifer Gligoric are the founders and CEO/COO of Leafy Legal Services and hosts on Leafy Podcast. This dynamic duo has been helping entrepreneurs and real estate investors get started for the last 20+ years individually, and together for the past 8 years. Both Brian and Jennifer have harrowing backstories. Brian 'lost his shirt' in the 2008 recession, losing everything and filing bankruptcy before climbing back out and into success. Jennifer found herself homeless as a teenager and managed to put herself through college and become a successful business owner despite the odds against her. They both attribute their success to a mindset of abundance and paying it forward as the means to happiness.
Kaylee has purchased more than $2 million in real estate as key principle. She has sold over $3 million in residential real estate before transitioning into her current full time syndication role. She has started a podcast called the “#1 Leading Ladies” where she interviews “kick-ass women” who are disrupting their industry, and the real story of how they got where they are. The entire backbone of what gets Kaylee out of bed every day is her “why”. This is something she’ll share when asked personally about it, but at a 30,000 foot view, it is to create independence and space for those experiencing codependency and toxic relationships which hamper their ability to visualize and then manifest what their amazing reality truly could be. Her company culture models this “why” and is changing the face of multifamily to bring more women into the light as powerhouse operators, key principles and commercial brokers.
Scott K. Choppin is the founder of Urban Pacific Group of Companies. Scott oversees all operations of the Urban Pacific family of companies including business development, capital acquisition and strategic planning. Prior to that, Scott was director of land acquisition for the multifamily development division of Irvine-based Sares-Regis Group. In that position, he was responsible for all land acquisition activities for the development of luxury, market rate and senior rental communities throughout California, Colorado and Arizona. Before that, Scott was with Kaufman and Broad Multi-Housing Group (KBMH) as senior project manager who was responsible for all activities including multifamily development, acquisition and more. He was with Snyder Langston Real Estate and Construction Services. He has a B.A. with a specialization in finance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.