TEAM

MARCEL T. RUTZ

CO FOUNDER & CEO, FROM SWITZERLAND

Marcel has devoted him to over seven years to international real estate investments throughout Europe, Asia and the US in analyzing, construction and rehab projects, negotiation, re-inventing and repositioning real estate assets for maximum growth, value and income. He is responsible for the overall operations, development, project/construction management, investment analysis, acquisitions/dispositions, business development and investors relations. He oversees the company's asset portfolio and leads the day-to-day operations including financial and operating analysis, client relations and business development. He has extensive experience in the field of the Health Care Workforce Demographics, pharmaceutical industry, health care-, insurance & pension funds industry, developed finely honed negotiation skills, has a flair for property investment and a commitment to performing beyond expectation. Marcel  is a firm believer that knowledge is power but passion takes precedence over all.

SASKIA M. STRASSER

 

CO FOUNDER & COO, FROM SWITZERLAND

In addition to her commercial education Saskia has gained extensive knowledge and experience in sourcing deals, has expertise in the market, understands all aspects of real estate assets, conducts construction improvements, co-manages the process, financing and knows how to close the properties. She has been involved in all aspects of Property Management that includes, income and expense controls, financial evaluations and reporting, cash flow reporting and operating accounting functions. Honesty and integrity are two characteristics that have helped her build sucessfull relationships with other investors. She has been in touch with Real Estate since 2006 and has been actively involved in investing since 2010.

ADVISORY BOARD

BRAD SUMROK, MBA, ENGINEER, INVESTOR & MENTOR, DALLAS

Since 2006 Brad Sumrok - National Apartment Investing Mentor & National Award Winning Apartment Investor - has guided others in acquiring, managing and selling over 250 Apartment Complexes in 11 US Markets totaling over $241,000,000 in Purchase Volume and over 8,000 Total Units. After 2 degrees and 17 years in the corporate “rat-race”, in 2002 he purchased his very first investment property, a 32-unit complex. As an inspiring leader and in-demand speaker, Brad has helped thousands of investors and organizations around the world to become more successful commercial real estate investors. He currently owns Apartment Buildings in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Ohio and Florida.  In 2012 he received the prestigious Paragon Award as “Independent Rental Owner of the Year” from the National Apartment Association.

CRAIG HASKELL, INVESTOR, MENTOR, ARIZONA

Craig has devoted over 30+ years to reinventing and re-engineering real estate assets for maximum growth, value and income for his clients and investors. He is CEO and founder of Haskell Value Group, an investment, management and consulting company, has owned or managed 2.8 million square feet of retail and commercial space, 7,200 multifamily units and provided commercial real estate advisory services on over $2 billion in asset value. Craig’s unique understanding of commercial real estate value investing is re-engineering the way investors do business to achieve high risk adjusted returns.  As an inspiring leader and in-demand speaker, Craig has helped hundreds of investors and organizations around the world to become more successful commercial real estate investors.  Also, Craig has written five commercial real estate investment and management books, written hundreds of articles and become the nation’s leading expert on the subject of commercial real estate value investing.

CARL DEAN

ASSET MANAGER OF SPI ADVISORY

Carl Dean, award winner of the US Turnkey Provider of the Year 2016 is a successful millennial entrepreneur with an emphasis in real estate and a strong construction background. Over the last two decades, Carl has filled multiple roles from swinging the hammer, to general contractor, directing property management, securing his broker’s license. Carl currently holds the title of Asset Manager for SPI Advisory and manages a multifamily real estate investment portfolio with Michael Becker, containing of 4,000 doors worth of 400 million dollars in the Dallas-Fort-Worth (DFW) area. Under his direction, his previous company American Real Estate Investments (AREI) was growing exponentially and on pace be one of the largest turnkey rental providers in the US. Carl is featured on the cover of February’s 2016 issue of Think Realty Magazine entitled “Quest to be the Best,” and contributes to market discussions on The Real Estate Guys Radio Show.

DR. FABRIZIO LO CONTETE

CEO and Co-founder
Microtechnology engineer
Doctor of Science EPFL

Fabrizio’s open-mindedness and vision form eSMART’s guiding principles. He specialises in embedded boards for high-voltage networks. As a truly ingenious engineer, he even developed a micro-brewery in his laboratory.