Your Trusted Real Estate
Consulting Firm

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At Rent to Retirement, we help our clients in purchasing and acquiring properties by maximizing their equity and cash flow. Whether it’s your 1st or 50th property, our experienced team will help you achieve your financial goals. You can enjoy the benefits of real estate investing at a reasonable price. Live where you choose and invest in the market that offers the best returns!

The Rent To Retirement Team

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Zach Lemaster

Founder & CEO
Zach Lemaster is the founder & CEO of Rent To Retirement. Zach is a seasoned real estate investor and licensed broker that has accumulated a large portfolio of rental properties across multiple markets including single family, multifamily, commercial and new construction. Zach is a licensed Optometrist who practices on a volunteer basis.

Zach started investing in real estate while working as an Optometrist & Captain for the US Air Force. This eventually allowed him to retire early from his career in medicine to be a professional investor by strategically investing in markets that maximize cash flow, appreciation & equity. Zach went on to build a successful wholesaling, flipping & management business working across multiple markets which led to the foundation for Rent to Retirement. He is passionate about educating others on the numerous benefits of real estate investing, and how to use real estate as means to create the lifestyle each person desires for their family!
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Dave Lundgren

Director of Business Development
Dave Lundgren has been in the real estate investing and consulting world for over 20 years, since leaving the Army as a chaplain in 2000. He began working with the largest real estate educational companies and he was part of the executive team that helped their company gross over $1 billion in sales between 2005 and 2013.

Dave began investing in real estate in 2004 and has since completed hundreds of successful real estate transactions of various types including: wholesaling, turn-key properties and retail flips (with both residential and commercial deals). Through his work in the educational and marketing world, he became connected to several expert real estate investors in the country.

Dave has lived in the Kansas City, Missouri area since 2000 and he loves spending his leisure time with his 5 amazing kids, 1 grandson and other family and friends. He's actively involved in civic and charitable activities as well as recreation at local lakes for boating and wake-boarding, snow skiing in winter, summer concerts, fine dining, and working out on a regular basis.

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Cori Zigman

Investment Strategist
Cori has been investing in real estate since 2009. She has been a professional speaker and entrepreneur which has allowed her to help investors all over the world with active and passive income. As an entrepreneur, she has used her real estate income to invest in start-ups, so that others can achieve their dreams. She also uses her real estate profit to fund primary schools and oversea wells, which is very close to her heart.

Cori is extremely passionate about helping investors start and/or continue their journeys and loves seeing them achieve their financial goals for themselves and their families. She has almost exclusively invested out of state her entire career allowing her to achieve much better returns than she can locally in Southern California. She is excited to support others and assist them to take the opportunity to grow out of their areas so that they have time and freedom to choose the life they want.

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Adam Schroeder

Investment Strategist & Podcast Host
Adam is a content producer for Rent to Retirement and our podcast host. He starting working in the media industry in 2001. This was while he was getting his degree in radio/film/television at the University of Texas.

Throughout his career, he has held the title of a local news reporter, podcast host, and producer for nationally syndicated companies such as NPR and MPR.

Adam began his RE journey in 2006, while producing a RE radio show. His catalogue includes nearly 2,000 RE related podcasts from multiple shows. He has a passion about RE investing and is always excited to talk RE and help people start their investing journey.

The crux of RE investing for Adam is his knowledge. He hopes to provide confidence and knowledge to investors through his podcasts and videos. Adam currently resides in Austin, TX with his wife and four children

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Ben Erik Smith

Investment Strategist
Ben has been in Real Estate as an investor since 1991, when he and a friend bought the property they were renting from their landlord, and saw the fantastic benefits it brought as a rental. That was the catalyst that started the real estate journey that continues for Ben to this day.

He has done extensive buy and hold investing, BRRRR and Fix and Flips in Arizona, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio - and Florida with his wife and daughter in 2016 - and currently holds his FL Real Estate licence. where he moved in 2016. With a background in broadcasting and customer relations, but not afraid to wire a circuit or install a kitchen, Ben approaches real estate with a unique combination of investor sensitivity and financial acumen skills. He holds multiple doors in 4 states, both single and multi family; and annual rentals as well as short term vacation homes.

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Lars Kappler

Investment Strategist
Lars has been involved with real estate for 10 years, originally focused on back-end technology. He has been involved in the investing side for the past eight years. Over the past five years, Lars has helped investors purchase over 1,000 turnkey passive income properties in several different states. Throughout his real estate career, Lars has made hundreds of close connections helping people open doors they never thought possible.

Whether working to educate a brand new investor or helping an experienced investor see things from a different point of view, Lars is dedicated to building close relationships and helping people achieve their investment goals by helping create a path to financial freedom.

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Scott Lundgren

Client Relations Manager
Scott is a Client Relations Manager at Rent to Retirement. Scott truly believes that Real Estate is something that anyone can do successfully once they have the right knowledge. That is why he is passionate about teaching others how to take advantage of such an amazing asset. He understands that once a person is educated properly on how to take control of their future financially they can achieve freedom in their life that unfortunately less and less people get to experience today.

Scott's story is like many. He became tired of the rat race and wanted a better solution.  After studying many options and unsuccessful attempts, he was finally able to find someone that taught him how to take advantage of real estate investing. Now he is able to take that excitement and focus it on others so that hopefully one day they can do the same.

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Alexis Katzer

Transaction Coordinator
Alexis has been part of the real estate coaching industry for 14 years. She has experience managing teams and overseeing the operations. Alexis has also been in customer service and human resources for around 12 years. All of her experiences have led to building interpersonal skills, communication, organization, and management in this industry.

Alexis is dedicated to creating a seamless experience for her team and partners. Her goal is to ensure a flawless process for all of the transactions between clients, lenders, providers, and title companies. Her past experiences provide her the skills in order to make this possible for all involved.
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Courtney Snow

RTR Broker
Courtney works as a Real Estate Broker with Rent to Retirement. She received her real estate salesperson license in Missouri and spent several years working in residential sales, relationship building and business management before receiving her Broker’s license and jumping into the real estate investment world with RTR.

Courtney is passionate about real estate & financial education. She is working diligently to make the retired life happen sooner for herself and for other people. Courtney’s long-term goal is to find financial freedom for herself and her family and to retire at an early age. She is leaning on her real estate experience and investment knowledge to help make this possible. She firmly believes real estate can change your future for the better and can set you and family up for a lifetime of success!


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Shawn Moore

STR Expert Advisor
Shawn is an active investor, with a current portfolio of 6 properties producing more than $500k a year in passive income. He and his team analyze more than 50 properties in various markets across the US and around the world each month. His goal is to create lifestyle & financial freedom by helping new and experienced vacation home investors master acquisition, management, and marketing of “Lifestyle Assets”.

Committed to the success of his members, Shawn continues to coach & educate weekly in the Vodyssey Empire Club mastermind group, as well as invest in new tools, resources, & partnerships that make success in this game easier. The Masterclass, Tools, & Resources represent the most streamlined, comprehensive, & practical support system available for long-term success investing in vacation homes. Shawn and his team believe that at the end of the day, it’s all about the lifestyle; Build a life you don’t need a vacation from!

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Tanisha Souza

Investment Wealth Coach
Tanisha, J.D. is an author, patent holder, professional speaker, wealth and passive income coach and entrepreneur. She has a passion for teaching people how to live their dreams by quickly building passive income with little risk. She quit the practice of law after replacing her income with passive income from real estate.

Her team assists clients in building passive income through real estate investing along with other methods to achieve financial independence through her patented Income Snowball formula coaching program. Tanisha studied and obtained her bachelor’s degree at U.C. Berkeley and obtained her juris doctorate from the U.S.C. Law School.

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Ann Simonsen

Scheduling Coordinator
Ann has over 8 years of experience working in direct sales. She worked as Tony Robbins' Top National Coordinator & Trainer for 7 1/2 years. She was named in the top 10% of Robbins Research International by receiving the Platinum Player Award multiple times while working with Tony!

Ann has worked with various real estate, mortgage and title teams across the U.S. She takes pride in everything she does and every client she's worked with!

Her success has come directly from the commitment and standard to which she holds herself. She takes pride in her attention to detail, willingness to help, support and contribute to any task at hand. Ann is a master networker, expert lead generator, and passionate about client relations. In her work, she is always looking to take their lives and businesses to that next level!
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Mark Robertson

Digital Media & Marketing Director
Mark holds a BA with an emphasis in graphic design. He received his degree from the University of Wyoming but moved to Denver soon after graduating.

He has designed both print and digital materials for photography studios, music artists, and an array of local businesses. His experience has allowed him to explore a plethora of design media ranging from brand identities, photography catalog layouts, website elements, concert posters, and digital motion graphics. His love for aesthetics in art is what drives him to create unique and effective graphic design. However, his interest in creative solutions is not limited to art and design.

Rent To Retirement's unique approach to real estate investing drew him to the company (pun totally intended) and he aspires to continue his real estate education with hopes to become a successful investor himself.
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Chris Prefontaine

Creative Financing Expert Advisor
Chris Prefontaine is a 3-time best-selling author. He has been in real estate for over 30 years and his experience ranges from constructing new homes in the 1900s, to owning a realty executive fanchise, and coaching clients throughout the US.

After the 2008 crash, Chris reengineered his entire business to weather all storms and economic cycles. Understanding these challenges, he helps investors navigate the constantly changing real estate climate.

Today, Chris runs his own buying and selling business with his family team. He helps investors do the exact same thing all across the US, working together on 25-30 properties a month.

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David Dubeau

Raising Private Money Expert Advisor
Dave Dubeau is a real estate entrepreneur, author and podcast host. He works with new capital raisers and helps them attract investors and their money without being desperate or high-pressure. He began his real estate investing career in 2003 doing 18 deals in 18 months and nowadays he invests passively in multi-family properties.

When it comes to working with investors, Dave has seen a lot personally as well as through his work with other real estate entrepreneurs. He’s been on both sides of the good, the bad and the ugly of working with investors and their capital.

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Chris Reid

Life Insurance Specialist
Chris is a chartered financial & investment advisor with a background in life insurance. Chris is an expert in the insurance industry assisting clients in having the most appropriate life & disability insurance policies in place to protect their hard earned wealth & families financial security! He educates clients on how to use life insurance policies as an investment for long term market fluctuation protection, tax shelter & options to leverage their policy to invest in real estate!

Although a non-traditional route to finance, Chris’ investment career started with buying Trimble Navigation stock with paper route money at age 14. Since that time Chris has been through the dot-com and housing bubbles, managed millions of dollars, 401k plans, crypto currencies, and acquired, invested in, and managed millions of dollars of real estate investments ranging from multi-family to adult family homes. Chris is motivated every day to help make a positive change in the life of people he cares about and his community.

Chris's passion for helping others, let him to start Presidio Financial Group. Presidio specializes in building insurane policies with the top companies. They have helped people invest millions into this strategy and are able to access the best available products.

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Samuel Hack

Content Creator
Sam is Rent to Retirements lead educational content creator. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sam quickly realized that his college education would not help him to achieve his dreams of financial freedom. After coming to this realization, he started to educated himself and grow his knowledge in investing.

While learning about investing, Sam worked pro bono at a property management company, leasing low-income apartments. There he gained priceless real estate knowledge and disovered a passion for the real estate world. He later started working in the luxury vacation rental industry in Jackson Hole, WY, where he still resides and invests. He now works as an educational content creator at Rent to Retirement and real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway. He is excited to use his passion for real estate to help clients become successful investors and build long-term wealth along the way.

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Erika Muller

STR Data Analytics Expert
Erica Muller has 21 years of experience in the world of investment properties. She became a licensed real estate agent at 18 years old in the state of FL and within a year of that began working on complex commercial transactions and working with strictly an investor clientele.

She began building complex real estate proforma models to power her client’s investment decisions that have been used by thousands of real estate agents and investors to date. During the 2008-2012 real estate collapse she started a boutique short-term rental (STR) investment company in Kissimmee, FL. She went on to sell over $60M in STR sales volume to investors from all over the world before vacation rentals were a mainstream investment.

In 2018, she stepped away from real estate sales to become a technology founder with the goal of streamlining and automating STR. In 2021 she entered into a data science program to become a data scientist and remains a student with "on the job" training every day in her company.

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Cort Christie

NCH Founder | Investment Counselor
Cort Christie is the founder Nevada Corporate Headquarters, Inc. (NCH) which assists real estate investors with establishing businesses and legal entities to protect their investments. NCH also provides an array of services to RTR clients including real estate specific tax planning, establishing business credit, investing through a SDIRA/solo 401(k) along with many other services to set our clients up for success as they build their real estate empire! NCH is a proud partner of RTR to coach clients on business formation and long-term legal and financial planning.

Within his 30+ years of experience, Cort Christie has pioneered the processes and systems required for effectively establishing and protecting real estate investors throughout the U.S. His advice and direction have provided hundreds of thousands of investors with complex entity structures and legal protection. Cort Christie is a board member of the Nevada Registered Agent Association, as well as a board member of the Community Services Agency in Reno, NV. Cort Christie has a BA in Finance from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He currently resides in Reno, NV with his family.

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Graham Parham

Financing & Loan Specialist
Graham W. Parham has been a Mortgage Loan Officer for over 23 years. He is in the Top 1% of mortgage originators nationally in the residential real estate market and has developed a significant following among homebuyers and investors. Graham offers invaluable insight into a purchasers likely requirements, providing an exceptional business ethic of customer service and respect, catering to their needs from pre-qualification to closing.

He is a truly dedicated person, who strives to ensure that each transaction is handled in a timely and stress free manner. By employing these standards, Graham has established a solid reputation for going the extra mile to put together the absolute best financing available for his clients.

As an active investor himself, Graham has a strong insight on what his investment buyers are looking for to accomplish their short and long term goals. Knowing that investment loans strongly scrutinized, it is up Graham his team of underwriters who understands rental property loans versus that of an owner occupied residence. His general knowledge of REO properties and Turnkey providers coupled with a strong operational staff allow his loan closings to be seamless and “On Time Every Time”

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Ramez Fakhoury

SDIRA Custodian
Ramez is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience providing service in various settings. They include: the hospitality industry, financial services, and real estate. As Vice President of the IRA Club, his mission, to open doors and opportunities by educating, inspiring, and allowing our investors to diversify outside of the norm.

Ramez believes that by offering a first-class customer service experience, he can help individuals take back control of their retirement. As a wise man once said, "He who is not in control of his money, is not in control of his destiny."

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Dave Foster

1031 Exchange Intermediary
Dave is a real estate investor and qualified 1031 Exchange Intermediary who believes that real estate is an investment in the future. Dave’s 20+ years of experience working in all phases of real estate investing—from large scale development to single family homes and vacation rentals—have given him a keen eye for opportunity and a clear vision for reducing the impact of taxes. Dave is inspired by a genuine desire to help those around him succeed and continuously strives to create win-win situations.

He has taught numerous certified continuing education courses on investment tax strategies. His particular focus on basic and advanced 1031 exchange topics has made him a popular guest speaker for local Realtor associations, investment clubs, and podcasts. He teaches agents, investors, and advisors alike the ins and outs of 1031 exchanges and other tax and investment options.

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Kevin Kellog

Head of Property Management
As a teenager, Kevin Kellogg started what would eventually be his real estate career. He offered his lawn mowing services to a neighbor, yet was declined by the owner. However, Kevin had a certain business savvy, even at his young age and left his phone number with the property owner. A few weeks later he got that job. It was at this time Kevin learned a lesson he would carry with him: “If you take care of your customers, they’ll take care of you. Take care of people, treat them the way they deserve to be treated — with dignity and respect.” Kevin has rolled that into everything he does.

Kevin has been a broker for the last ten years. His philosophy of excellent customer service with an emphasis on reliability, honesty, trust, and “just good communication” is paramount for the success of his company. Even something as simple as a return phone call makes a huge difference. As a way of giving back, he works closely with community organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Kevin thinks the biggest part of this is being thankful; it really makes a difference in everything we do.
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Bill Brewer

Property Insurance Specialist
Bill is an insurance agent currently licensed in 8 states. He grew up in Mississippi and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where he obtained a degree in Insurance and Risk Management. His passion for insurance is to provide the best quality protection for anyone that has invested in real estate. In 2009, he set the record for most policies written in one year, but believes that no matter how many policies he writes, quality is of the utmost importance.

He currently resides in Memphis, TN where he has received the honor of Tennessee Agent of the Year. Investment Properties are his #1 written policy and his goal is to assist real estate investors to protect their valuable assets in the best way possible.

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Angela Thomas

Marketing Director
Angela Thomas is a business executive, philanthropist, and music snob. Born in Napa, California she began her college career at the age of 14 and graduated Brigham Young University at 18.

Angela previously served as a district manager for an international retail corporation where she was influential in expansion and year over year growth.With her knowledge, Angela was able to double the profits of her real estate brand in 2015 and again in 2016. She kept learning more marketing secrets and perfecting the process VATechs uses today to deliver results to clients.

VATechs was founded to offer proven, data-driven strategies to companies. We help owners scale their companies to six, seven, and even eight figures in under two years through a proven system. We envision providing more time, monetary freedom, and even the ability to step away from day-to-day operations for busy business owners.

 
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Steve Trussell

Cost Segregation Specialist
Steve Trussell has a keen sense of clients’ needs and a passion to stand by their side and assist them until they are satisfied. He has a unique perspective with helping clients. This comes with his years in the real estate and cost segregation industries, understanding of real estate tax advantages, and leadership roles. Steve builds trusted client relationships by advising valued clients on how to accelerate depreciation, in order to take full advantage of tax savings.

During a Cost Segregation Study, Steve works with the team of engineers, clients, and their tax advisors to ensure that all the information included in the cost segregation report is accurate. Mr. Trussell also serves as a bridge between the engineers and clients, ensuring every project is handled with seamless efficiency.

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Autumn Fleck

Transaction Closing & Notary Facilitator
Autumn spent 15 years in the corporate world, most recently as the Director of Sales for two luxury wine brands. In 2020, she saw an opportunity to pivot careers and started her own signing agency. She has personally closed over 1,200 loans and knows what it takes to be a stellar loan signing agent.

She brings the same tenacity, professionalism, and personable approach to her signing agency. She expects the same of the notaries who represent not only her business, but your company.

Her signing agency has a transparent vetting policy for each notary they use and expect top-rate customer service. Put your mind at ease knowing that you and your clients will receive the personal attention they deserve.

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The Administrative Wheels Behind it All!

Our outstanding admin team has extensive background in helping to prepare our clients in all necessary steps to build a successful long term investment portfolio.  They educate clients on the various financing options available based on their individual needs, and put together portfolio evaluations to easily understand all the numbers associated in acquiring a long term portfolio.  Our admin team will review our investment purchase checklist on our website with you to ensure you fully understand each step throughout the process of acquiring a rental property, and what is expected on your end.  As you engage with everyone throughout the process you will soon learn that we take a team approach at Rent To Retirement to ensure our investors are covering all the necessary aspects required to build a successful, sustainable rental portfolio to achieve your financial goals, and build long term wealth.

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Administrative Manager
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Administrative Assistant
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Administrative Assistant