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Orlando Note Mastermind Group

Updated on June 17, 2012

The Cast and Crew

A Team of Doers

Its long been my dream since launching my company several years ago and implementing my 1:1 Note Coaching program to bring together a group of students and peers that I enjoy working and closing deals with on a regular basis. It's been almost four years since launching Inverse Investments, LLC, and I'm overwhelmed at the success that myself and my students have had in the past four years and the ability to see dreams come true.

So this marks the launch of the first Note Mastermind Group with ten of my sharpest note buying students. All are proven players in more ways then just investing and all are amazing people in their own lives as well. All have become good friends over the past year or so and I look forward to working deals with each of them for a long time to come.

The Note Mastermind week will encompass the group working together to accomplish several things:

1) Getting in as many NPN deals on institutional paper as possible.

2) Making offers on notes for our own portfolio

3) Wholesaling and selling deals to our list of nationwide buyers and investors.

4) Raising as much private money with pledge and bid letters from private lenders.

We've already started the week out with over $15 Million in pledged funding along with having five tapes sent to us in the last 24 hours for us to review with more planned. We will keep a daily wrap up blog of what we do and accomplish to keep track of the four major components of what we want to accomplish in the week.

Scott Carson

Scott Carson, President of Inverse Investments LLC
Scott Carson, President of Inverse Investments LLC

The Players

Scott Carson

Scott is the President of Inverse Investments LLC and WeCloseNotes.com along with being an international speaker and educator on working with banks and buying notes. He is also an expert on raising private money, short sales, and implementing social media in real estate investment businesses across the country.

Scott has worked with each of the Mastermind attendees and brought them together to work as a veritable "Dream Note Team" to take down more notes from more sources with more money. While he teaches note buying through his "Note Buying For Dummies" courses across the country in Texas, Florida, California, and Nevada. He has been actively buying notes from banks and hedge funds across the country on residential and commercial properties for over seven years now.

With a degree in business from Southwest Texas State University and a background in banking and finance, he travels all across the country working with investors. He is a co-author of the book, RISE, and author of numerous articles related to real estate and finance. He has been called the "Love Connection" of ugly paper and quoted numerous times in the Wall Street Journal and Investors Business Daily.

Tom Beckers

Tom Beckers

Tom’s expertise across ownership situations, private lending, property management, equity investing, construction, and large-scale transactions has been honed with experience in large-scale acquisitions, renovations, joint ventures, and lending arrangements throughout more than 18 years in the industry.

Fulfilling a strong interest in investment and lending, Tom began his career in professional real estate through small commercial acquisitions and property management, eventually founding Supergrade, a profitable private real estate firm specializing in student rentals. Managing all facets of acquisition, rehabilitation, and recruiting for property management professionals, Tom retained an ownership interest in more than 1,200 beds within multiple buildings. Here, he held assets for a substantial period, while monitoring staff activities for leasing agents and accounting personnel.

Upon founding West Rock Enterprises, Tom expanded the operation to focus on sizeable joint ventures, larger multifamily properties, commercial and storefront buildings, major renovations, and the purchase of nonperforming assets. In his role as President, investor, and lender, he formed business relationships with a strong network of realtors, banks, hedge funds, asset managers, mortgage servicers, private investors, and workout companies—establishing a group of trusted, on-the-ground contacts in major markets throughout the U.S.

Tom has also continually built and leveraged relationships with commercial subcontractors, property managers, and other rehabilitation and management resources, ensuring adequate oversight, evaluation, and improvement of assets, while handling transactions and management for assets throughout desirable areas of the U.S.

Tom’s close oversight of transactions and market knowledge has frequently netted positive returns, with a sharp eye for optimum investments among apartment buildings, storage unit properties, and single-family homes. Under West Rock Enterprises, he has formed limited partnership and limited liability companies instrumental in the success of multimillion-dollar ventures.

An active partner in identifying and presenting notes to investors, Tom evaluates notes against specific criteria for optimum asset value ratios, occupancy rates, and location. West Rock Enterprises purchases notes from the source, wholesales notes to other wholesalers, forms joint venture opportunities, and closes deals through online and personal relationships.

Alia Ott

Alia Ott

Alia Ott has a passion for helping others create wealth through investing in real estate. Formerly responsible for leading fundraising programs at Network for Good, Alia's team helped 100,000 charities raise over $670M online and created a system that connects millions of donors and volunteers with causes they care about.

Alia has spent the last decade passively investing in real estate and now actively creates opportunities for others to generate wealth through investments in non-performing notes and private lending. She is the co-founder of Investors in Action (a network of private lenders) and principal in several residential and multi-family ventures.

Alia is a co-author in the best seller book "Initiative," creator of the Magic of Money (a financial literacy program for kids) and a founding member of the Association for Private Lenders. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Chapman University and Certification for Advanced Project Management from Stanford University.

Philip Brown

Philip Brown

Real Estate:
Founded and run a boutique Real Estate investment firm focusing on Single Family and Multi-Family (Apartment building) homes. We purchase primarily for our own portfolio both for buy-and-hold as well as shorter-term profitable deals.

Technology and IT Consulting:
Seasoned technical leader with extensive background in program management, systems architecture, application design, project management, and delivery of enterprise applications. Special expertise in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), hybrid development methodologies, Agile programming, CMMi, and much more. Proven ability to direct business and technology operations, including client relations, proposal development, infrastructure design, and complete project life cycles. Graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management. Outstanding problem-solving skills.

Terrie Garner

Terrie Garner

Growing up with a hammer in-hand, Terri Garner got bit by the real estate bug as a kid helping her parents with their latest rehab project. After more than 20 years working for large corporations as an engineer, business analyst, and marketer in the satellite and telecommunications industries, Terri left Corporate America to focus on her real estate endeavors fulltime. She has invested in multiple states around the country doing everything from rehabbing and home staging, to property management and private lending. She is the founder of Home Staging SoCal and co-founder of Investors In Action, a network of private lenders, rehabbers, and wholesalers. Terri holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine, with exchange certificates from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, and the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Terri is also a certified Home Stager and Trainer with the Association of Property Scene Designers.

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