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We're numbers people. We're technology people. And we're real estate people.
eRealInvestor has been developed by real estate Investors for real estate Investors and their Professional Advisors. Over the years, we have developed and modified hundreds of spreadsheets while analyzing condominiums, single-family homes, and multi-unit properties around the country. We have found the process tedious and time-consuming.
As we watched the latest Web technologies evolve to produce compelling "desktop-like" user experiences, we realized we could apply these same frameworks to our challenges in the real estate investing process.
We have developed the patent-pending eRealAnalyzer to combine the latest Web technologies with our domain experience in real estate. Whether you are a first-time buyer, or a savvy investor with your own spreadsheets, we believe our solutions can simplify your experience and make it more enjoyable.
As active Investors, we have several friends who are Realtors and Mortgage Brokers around the country. Many of them do not particularly enjoy creating pro formas and sending them to their clients cross-country. We have designed eRealInvestor to simplify and enhance their processes as well.Our Mission
eRealInvestor's mission is to enable the best online experience for financially-driven real estate search and analysis.
|Mike Genstil founded eRealInvestor in early 2007 to enhance his life as a part-time real estate investor. Prior to eRealInvestor, Mike held various roles in strategy consulting, product management, business development, and channel sales at Adobe Systems, Lycos, eCredit.com, Liberty Mutual, and CDI (acquired by Mercer). When his last software company was acquired by SAP in 2006, Mike began his quest to simplify the process of searching for and analyzing real estate opportunities for himself and others. Mike’s passion for real estate investing grew at Harvard Business School, where, during his MBA curriculum, he took the real estate investing course taught by Bill Poorvu, author of The Real Estate Game. Mike obtained an MS in industrial engineering and a BS in computer science from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.|
|James McAndrew||Director of R&D|
|James McAndrew joined eRealInvestor in 2008 to lead the key research and development efforts that continue to make eRealInvestor a success, including the eRealAdvantage Program, the eRealAnalyzer, and the eRealSearchPortal. Prior to eRealInvestor, James developed software across a wide range of application domains including defense, business-to-business eCommerce, automated test, and industrial instrumentation, measurement and control. Furthermore, as a real estate investor and developer on the side, James brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to the table when it comes to knowing how people think about, prepare for, and execute real estate transactions - especially from an analytical standpoint. James obtained a MS degree in computer science (with a focus in artificial intelligence and machine learning) and a BS in software engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas where he gradated Cum Laude.|
|Keith Juda||Director of Operations|
Mr. Juda has more than 30 years of diverse experience in Information Technology working for Fortune 500 and small cap companies on the East and West coasts. He has been instrumental in key research projects to evaluate and implement new computer technologies within companies, and has worked in vertical industries including enterprise software, financial services, telecommunications, venture capital, real estate, and manufacturing. Mr. Juda has held a variety of staff and management positions in software engineering, software consulting, IT operations and infrastructure, and general business consulting.
Education: M.B.A., B.B.A.
Board of Directors
|David Brown is the Managing Partner of Oak Hill Venture Partners and a Vice President of Keystone, Inc. He leads Keystone’s venture capital activities, including investments in 33 companies since 1998. He is an experienced private equity, venture and angel investor with broad knowledge of internet, software, communications, financial services and clean technology markets. Mr. Brown serves on the board of directors of several private and public companies including: Consert, eGain Communications, eRealInvestor, Foodbuzz, Intelligent Markets, MarketTools, Voyager Expanded Learning and Validus DC. Prior to joining Keystone, he worked at Salomon Brothers Inc where he was a Vice President in the Corporate Finance Department. In that capacity, he covered private equity firms including Keystone, Inc. He successfully advised clients on mergers, divestitures, high yield public and private debt offering, IPOs and financial restructurings. Mr. Brown holds a B.A. degree from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration.|
|Dave began his real estate career nearly 30 years ago working with a small independent brokerage firm in Chicago. He purchased the company in 1982, grew and acquired numerous other companies ultimately operating in three states. After affiliating with a national franchise he sold the 550 agent company to the NRT in 1998 and was relocated to San Diego where he served as Regional VP for 2 years. He began Colmar & Associates, a real estate consulting practice in 2000. Colmar's clients are served with knowledge and experience in strategic planning, mergers/acquisitions, management and operations. His broad experience of 10 years on a hospital board, 10 years on a publicly bank board, 11 years on the board of a large regional home builder as well as a 13 year prior career in municipal government add depth to the consulting practice and services to his clients. Colmar received his BA degree from San Jose State and MS from Western Illinois University.|
Board of Advisors
|Gary has enjoyed a 20-year career in general management, finance, strategy, M&A and operations in both public and private growth companies. Prior to becoming President and CEO of GreenVolts, Gary served as its Chief Financial Officer for one year, where he focused his efforts principally on fundraising, operations and strategic partner development. Gary most recently served as President and Chief Financial Officer for ZipRealty, Inc., where he spent five years developing and executing the company’s innovative business model and quarterbacked the company through its successful IPO. Prior to joining ZipRealty he spent seven years with KSL Resorts, a luxury resort affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Robert & Co, where he helped negotiate and execute approximately $800 million dollars worth of acquisitions. Gary serves on the board of directors for A Place for Mom, Inc., and he has been an advisor to several Bay Area start-ups. He holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Stanford Business School.|
|Vadim Axelrod has over a decade of experience in web-enhancing the real estate industry having co-founded Rentals.com in 1998 as an ASP for residential real estate property owners and managers. Prior to eRealInvestor, Vadim has helped with a variety of startups such as Business Signatures (acquired by Entrust), NexTag (acquired by Providence Equity Partners), NetLabs (acquired by Seagate) and founded New SoftWare, a usability and web consulting firm. Vadim has been a landlord since 1997. Vadim obtained an MS in computer science from Stanford and a BA from Pomona College in economics and computer science, graduating Magna Cum Laude.|
|Mr. Pliner has a combined thirty five years of experience as an entrepreneur, operating executive and angel investor. Mr. Pliner was the founder and CEO of Verity, a leader in the enterprise search market. He took the company from inception to over $20M in revenue. Prior to Verity, Mr. Pliner was the founder and CEO of Sytek, a leader in LAN systems. Mr. Pliner successfully grew the company to $96M in revenues and eventually sold the company to Hughes in 1988. He has been active as an angel investor for the past five years and was an early investor in Red Seal and Aerille. Mr. Pliner's venture relationships include Venrock, USVP and Sutter Hill. Mr. Pliner holds a PhD in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve; Masters and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology.|
|Over the last 15 years, Mr. Workman has been educating, motivating, and training real estate agents and brokers worldwide. His exposure and knowledge covers all aspects of sales, marketing, self-promotion, real estate, management and technology tools. Verl co-founded and sold Automation Quest to Homes.com in 1999. Verl is a national speaker and motivator, and a featured speaker at national real estate and business conventions.|
|Dave brings a wide range of skills, attributes, and experience to his role of Chief Technology Officer at Keller Williams Realty International. Since joining Keller Williams in 2004, Dave quickly achieved mega agent status and became an Operating Principle of a Maryland market center. Mr. Therrien also is President/CEO of MOJO Web Solutions, LLC where he planned, opened and established the website design, implementation and operation of ‘The Answer Team Real Estate Network', which is comprised of networking real estate agents known as The Real Estate Answer Teams ® in Maryland. Before Dave began his real estate career, he proudly served 17 years in the United States Marine Corp and Navy and eventually retired as a cryptology and communications systems specialist. Mr. Therrien graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology from Saint Leo College, Saint Leo, FL and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD.|
|Colin M. Evans is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sandwith Ventures,LLC, a San Francisco and Philadelphia based investment firm focusing on angel and early stage investments founded in January, 2007. Previous to launching Sandwith Ventures, Colin was a Co-Founder, member of the Executive Team and Vice President of Sales and Business Development at StubHub.com, a successful online ticket exchange founded in 2000 and sold to eBay in early 2007. Colin oversaw four main functions while at StubHub including all sports and music sponsorships, business development partnerships, corporate sales and the LargeSeller program, which aggregated and serviced all the inventory providers on StubHub. Prior to StubHub, Colin worked as an Associate at TA Associates, a venture capital firm, at their headquarters in Boston. TA Associates provided late stage venture capital to high growth companies and Colin focused specifically on companies in the consumer products, financial services and business services industries. Prior to TA Associates, Colin worked at Bankers Trust (now part of Deutsche Bank) in the Private Equity division, BT Capital Partners.|
|Howard H. Stevenson is Harvard Business School’s Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor, Senior Associate Dean, Director of Publishing, and Chair of the Harvard Business Publishing Company board. Professor Stevenson is its first incumbent. The program for entrepreneurial studies uses a multi-disciplinary approach to the creation and maintenance of entrepreneurial focus of business organizations. He served as the Vice Provost for Harvard University Resources and Planning after service as Senior Associate Provost from 2005 to 2007. As Senior Associate Dean and Director of External Relations at Harvard Business School from 2001 to 2005 he lead the successful capital campaign. He also served as Senior Associate Dean and Director of Financial and Information Systems for Harvard Business School from 1991 to 1994. Howard was a founder and first president of the Baupost Group, Inc. which manages partnerships investing in liquid securities for wealthy families. When he resigned from active management, Baupost assets had grown to over $400 million.|
eRealInvestor is privately funded by individuals and organizations in the US and Canada. Strategic investors include Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies and iHomeFinder, Inc., two of the most respected technology providers in the real estate industry.
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