The Company


The Company


Our Mission

To empower people to create financial freedom by providing the opportunities they need to transform their lives.

Our Vision

To own the conversation about real estate investing.

Our Values

Our values reflect what is truly important to us as an organization.

These values do not change from time to time, situation to situation or person to person, but rather they are the underpinning of our company culture.

•  We put the people first
•  We conduct business with integrity and lead by example
•  We take ownership of everything we do
•  We measure, grow, and measure again
•  We pursue growth and innovation through curious experimentation
•  We embrace a sense of optimism, possibility and fun

We are all about helping people transform their lives by leveraging the opportunities available in real estate.
Our family of websites and digital products offer all the resources and services real estate investors need to learn the business, stay up to date on market trends and strategies, find their first or next flip or rental property, fund their purchases, and establish a strong network of professionals to help them succeed in the industry. 

At REI, we have a skilled team of professionals whose sole mission is to make sure the thousands of members in our network have high-quality products and services to create a thriving business.  


Our offerings go beyond websites.


We share content and education, provide spaces that incentivize networking and integrate efficient, on-demand solutions to empower our customers to make the best decisions and do the best deals. We are changing the conversation in real estate investing and simplifying the home buying process along the way.



Meet the team

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Doug Smith
Founder
Founder of REI Network, L.P.
and a successful real estate
investor, he's a member of
Entrepreneurs Organization and
has conducted over 25 seminars to
investors throughout the nation.
His major achievement has been
to transform people’s lives by
giving them life-changing education
&access to highly profitable
investment opportunities across
the country.
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Alex Farris
President
Alex has over 10 years of expertise
working with real estate investors
to develop the marketing services
and training programs they need
to create their freedom and reach
their goals.
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Christian Sosa
Business Development
Manager
Born in Mexico City, Christian's
experience as a Digital Strategist
and Management Consultant,
has helped to develop business
strategies for companies
across Mexico and the US.
He got his MBA by the ULA in 2016
and joined the team in 2017.
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John Smith
Development Manager
John was born with the
superpower of problem-solving.
He quickly fell in love with all things
computer-related at the age of 12.
He attended the Texas Tech
University and graduated with a
Bachelor of Management
Information Systems.
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Chistopher Studer
Software Developer
With over 10 years and 27 days
of development experience,
Chris has a well of knowledge
and skill that he brings to
the development team.
His ability to determine quick,
effective solutions coupled with
his rigorous work-ethic make
Chris a force to reckon within
the REI team.
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Jay Kong
Experienced in working
with design and front-end
development, Jay's turned his
passion of working with websites
into a career that brings a better
user experience to many of
REI's properties.
UI Developer
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Tayler Banes
Tayler is a native Houstonian
with a passion for helping people
through marketing initiatives.
She graduated from the University
of Houston with a Bachelor of
Business Administration in
Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
Marketing Coordinator
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Brian Reichle
Brian was born in raised in
Houston but has lived in Spain,
Mexico, Czech Republic, Vietnam,
California and Florida. He went to
college at the University of Texas
and earned his MBA at IESE
Business School in Barcelona.
He’s founded 2 startups and
has been working in digital
marketing for 4 years.
Marketing Coordinator
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Crystal Foster
Following her passion to
enlighten others, Crystal
obtained her Bachelor's of Science
degree in Adult Education.
With over 10 years of customer
support experience, she uses
her knowledge and skills
to assist clients as a Customer
Success Specialist.
Customer Success Specialist
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Chesare Johnson
Chesaré, or Ches for short, is a
serial entrepreneur,
award-winning music producer
and ramen enthusiast.
He was born and raised in
Houston, TX and enjoys utilizing
his great interpersonal skills
and business acumen to help
REI Network grow into a major
force in the real estate market.
Customer Success Specialist
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Melissa Reeves
Mom of three kiddos, Melissa
spends time outside of work
being creative and loving the
outdoors. In 2018 she self published
3 children’s books including creating
all her own illustrations. Her interests
are varied from adventurous cross
country travel and tent camping
to low key knitting. Favorite quote:
“Don’t follow your passion, but
bring it with you.”
Customer Success
Specialist Lead
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Joshua Gruet
Being driven and meticulous
has helped him tremendously
in his 15 years of customer service
prior to working with REI.
He takes pride in his work, but
above all, he values his team’s
performance. He believes
it reflects his qualities as a leader
and motivator.
Investor Support Specialist, Team Lead
Text deals to: (469)619-7206
Dallas and Oklahoma
(ETX, Shreveport, Beaumont)
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Donato "The Don" Zoleta
Ex-lemonade stand CEO, CMO,
and COO; ex-street food vendor;
ex-coffin maker and ex- fast-food
chain "floor" manager - AKA Certified
Hustler. Currently helping prospective
investors in Houston and
Central Texas find their most
profitable wholesale investment.
Investor Support Specialist
Text deals to: (210) 549-6671
Houston & Central Texas
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Lea Bonsol
Investor Support Specialist
A hands-on mother.
She's focused on getting things done.
Always making sure she puts a perfect
balance between career and family.
Text deals to: (646)598-4080
Text deals to: (646)598-4080
Philadelphia and NYC/Tri-State
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Frances Escudero
Investor Support Specialist
Frances is a licensed nurse,
a mom and an eco-warrior.
She has been with REI Network
for a year and 9 months and is
currently handling 3 markets in
the Deals Team -- Orlando, Tampa Bay
and Jacksonville. FL.
She believes in working smart
and pushing herself to reach her
goals consistently.
Text deals to: (407) 801-265
Orlando, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville
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Noeme Quinco
Investor Support Specialist
She is a licensed teacher
by profession with the degree
of BSED Biological Science .
She experienced working in
a BPO industry for 10 years as
a customer service specialist and
a fashion stylist .
She loves playing musical instruments
in her spare time.
Text deals to: 202-643-8198
Detroit & Washington, D.C.
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Rommel Dres
With over 5 years in Customer
Service and Degrees in Mathematics
and Nursing, Rommel joined the
team in 2016. Born in Baguio City,
Rommel always had an inclination
to architecture, psychology, and design.
He really loves his morning coffee
Investor Support Specialist
Text deals to: 312-508-3408
Chicago and Atlanta
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Allaine Ledesma
Allaine’s moto is “Always DO it,
not TRY to do it”. He feels that it
makes a difference when you
think that you already won.
He always motivates himself no
matter what odds he faces.
Text deals to: 786-505-4834
Investor Support Specialist
South Florida and Charlotte
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Connect with key REI Audiences
We are always seeking new partners, advertisers, promoters and affiliates
with high-quality products, services, and educational programs to benefit our community.
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