Faculty

Robert Helms
Host and Founder, The Real Estate Guys

Robert is the host and founder of The Real Estate Guys™ Radio Show, which has been continuously broadcasting on conventional radio in the United States since 1997. The podcast version of the broadcast is one of the most listened to real estate investing shows on iTunes with listeners all over the world. Robert is a long time real estate investor with a diverse background in real estate brokerage, development and property management. A dedicated educator, Robert also taught college level real estate courses in principles, practices and appraisal for four years. Robert also has an amazing hidden talent that you’ll discover at the Summit.

Russell Gray
Co-Host, The Real Estate Guys™ Radio Show

Best known for being Robert’s sidekick on the radio since 2004, Russ is a financial and business strategist. With over three decades in sales, marketing, and financial services, Russ has written several business plans and consulted with hundreds of investors on their personal financial strategies. Russ also co-authored The Real Estate Guys™ highly-rated book Equity Happens and taught real estate finance for the California Associations of Realtors® GRI program.

Ken McElroy
Real Estate Investing, Syndication, Entrepreneurship

Ken is most famous for being Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Advisor for Real Estate Investing and the best-selling author of many books on real estate investing and entrepreneurship, including The ABCs of Real Estate Investing and The Sleeping Giant. But there’s a LOT more to Ken McElroy than his association with Robert Kiyosaki. Ken’s an uber-successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and real estate syndicator with over two decades of experience and nearly a billion dollars of deals on his resume. A dedicated educator and a heck of a nice guy, Kenny is a Summit favorite, and we’re thrilled to have him back for his 9th Investor Summit™.

Tom Hopkins
Sales Training and Entrepreneurship

In business, life, and investing … it’s critically important that you’re able to make great deals. And great deal-making starts with great sales skills. Tom is a legendary sales trainer, popular speaker, and the best-selling author of How to Master the Art of Selling. Tom started his career as a record-breaking real estate salesman, made his mark as a popular and prolific trainer, and made his fortune as a very successful real estate investor. In a style uniquely his own, Tom shares his tips and techniques for successful persuasion. This is Tom’s 8th Investor Summit™.

Brien Lundin
Precious Metals and Mining

Brien is the producer of the New Orleans Investment Conference, publisher of the Golden Opportunities newsletter, and an expert in precious metals and mining investing. He’s also one of the nicest, most connected guys we know. He brings a wealth of knowledge to any discussion of money, metals, currency and economics. This is Brien’s 7th Investor Summit™.

Dana Samuelson
Precious Metals, Rare Coins

Dana’s been a gold guy since 1980, so he’s seen it all. In fact, he’s overseen precious metals and rare coin transactions totaling over ONE BILLION dollars. He’s active in the profession too… serving as President of the Professional Numismatists Guild, the premier non-profit organization for precious metals dealers in the United State. Dana will be sharing his expertise and perspectives on precious metals and rare coins as investments and hedges against inflation. This is Dana’s 5th Investor Summit™.

Kyle Wilson
Marketing, Brand Building, Strategic Networking

Successful business and investing starts with personal development, building a strong brand, and forming strategic relationships which open doors to opportunity. Kyle enjoyed 18 years in business with the late great Jim Rohn, where he built a multi-million dollar information product business sharing Jim Rohn’s timeless wisdom with millions of people. Kyle also consults for and works closely with many of the great success thought leaders including Brian Tracy, Darren Hardy, John Maxwell, Mark Victor Hansen and many others. Kyle will be sharing his insights on how anyone can (and should) develop a strong brand and strategic relationships. This is Kyle’s 6th Investor Summit™.

Damion Lupo
Tax Free Investing with QRPs

Damion is an expert in little known strategies for using Qualified Retirement Plans to help individual investors take control of their financial future. There are literally multi-trillions of dollars locked away in Wall Street controlled retirement programs. Damion will explain how syndicators can tap into this huge pool of capital by giving control back to the individual investor and putting their retirement funds to work in Main Street real estate deals. This is Damion’s 4th Investor Summit™.

Brad Sumrok
Apartment Investing, Mentoring, Syndication

Brad “The Apartment King” Sumrok is a highly successful and nationally recognized apartment investor. He began investing after a 17 year career in corporate America … and just 3 years later had enough real estate wealth to retire to full-time investing and teaching. He’s been awarded the National Apartment Association’s Independent Apartment Owner of the Year and is passionate evangelist for apartment investing. Brad loves to share his secrets for success and we’re happy to have him back for his 5th Investor Summit™.

Beth Clifford
Real Estate Development, Re-Development, Project Management

Beth is a classically trained economist, multi-company entrepreneur, and international real estate developer. She holds an Economics degree from Northwestern University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Beth’s a principal in an international real estate development company, whose projects have been featured in Coastal Living Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and on the DIY television show Building Off The Grid. Over the course of her career, Beth has managed development projects with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion. Beth’s energy, knowledge, passion and practical teaching make her a Summit favorite. This is Beth’s 16th Investor Summit™.

Victor Menasce
Real Estate Development, Re-Development, Syndication

Victor is a very active Canadian real estate investor and syndicator with projects in both Canada and the United States. He’s author of two books on raising capital and works closely with George Ross (Donald Trump’s long time business attorney and an original judge on The Apprentice). Victor is President of the Ottawa Real Estate Investors Organization, and brings a broad background in business, technology, start-ups, fundraising, strategic networking, real estate investing, and real estate development. This is Victor’s 5th Investor Summit™.

Dave Zook
Real Asset Investing, Syndication

Dave first met The Real Estate Guys™ at the 2012 Investor Summit where he discovered that real estate investing could help him reduce the high tax bills he faced as a successful business owner. After making personal investments in both multi-family and resort projects, he began syndicating real estate and other deals and has gone on to raise nearly $200 million (and growing). Today Dave and his investors seek out a variety of real assets including apartment building, self-storage facilities, energy opportunities and ATM machines. He knows exactly what it takes to go from beginner to seasoned pro in just a few short years. Best of all, he’s HAPPY to share his secrets for success in his unique down to earth style.

Carsten Pfau & David Smith
Agricultural Investing

Carsten has been personally investing in traditional real estate and agricultural real estate for years and years. He has a business degree from Mannheim University and has lived in Paraguay since 1997 … He knows the language and the culture. Through its companies in Paraguay, Carsten Pfau is today among the largest 1% of cattle owners in the country, is the third largest grower of oranges and other citrus fruits and operates by far the largest greenhouse complex for fruit and vegetable cultivation in the South American country.