The Bay Area’s most dynamic and elite Real Estate Investors Association!
Hear the best speakers, get the best advice. Make a commitment to your future wealth through real estate investing and attend our next meeting. Non-members are welcome to experience our content rich, hype & sales-free, educational programs for new and experienced real estate investors.
Monthly Meeting – Thursday, September 8th: Tom K. Wilson and Steve Fithian
Learn With The Experts: Multifamily & Commercial Investing
Ready to diversify your portfolio in a way that can really expand your wealth? For as little as $50K, investors can “play in the big leagues” with commercial real estate. Participate in large-scale opportunities not usually open to the individual investor.
Learn how in this presentation!
Don’t let a lack of SFR inventory slow you down or get in the way of your wealth creation….
Learn exactly how to start – gain real knowledge of how to safely access deals to which small investors normally cannot gain entry!
Start using your $ to make more $. Put larger amounts of cash to work at once – not just one house at a time.
Proven industry experts Tom K. Wilson and Steve Fithian will be our expert guides on this tour through the world of multifamily and commercial success.
Full-Day Workshop: Essentials of Multifamily & Commercial Investing
Saturday, September 10th: 9 AM – 4 PM
Have you been considering expanding your real estate portfolio into multifamily or commercial property investments?
How can you make an informed decision on location, value, return, management, and when to exit? What type of property?
Join principal Tom K. Wilson of Wilson Investment Properties, Inc., a five-decade investor & Steve Fithian, a 30 year multifamily and commercial investor, manager & broker, for a content-rich and educational all-day workshop.
You will learn how to locate deals, finance deals, avoid common mistakes, and get the best exit strategies.
Monthly Meeting – Thursday, October 6th: Bruce Norris
STAY PUT, CASH OUT, OR CHANGE SEATS?
Bruce Norris shares with SJREI critical insights into the California real estate market in 2016 for California real estate investors. He’ll share reasons why investors should stay put, sell, or 1031 exchange into other opportunities.
The Norris Group conducted a survey in late 2015 which showed investors’ biggest concern heading into 2016 was whether or not California had hit its peak. Inventory is tight, the competition remains fierce, and investors are left wondering if it’s time to run for the hills!
Bruce will share
- 4 reasons to stay put
- 4 reasons to cash out
- 4 reasons to change seats
- 5 signals of a peak
- and many indispensable lessons in the buy/sell business
Renowned for his ability to forecast long-term real estate market trends and timing, the release of The California Comeback report in 1997 gained him much notoriety. The accuracy of the extensive report led many California investors to financial freedom. His January 2006 release, The California Crash, was an in-depth look into the California market correction and the statistics behind Bruce’s predictions.
Be an SJREI Insider
SJREI formed for a simple objective: to connect and educate investors in a genuine, productive way. We are the authentic voice of reason and success in a cluttered, sometimes overwhelming space. We pledge to bring you, the thoughtful investor, useful and timely information to assist you on your journey to fulfill your goals; we do so with complete transparency and integrity. We are committed to helping you increase your cash-flow: our buy and sell signals have helped many achieve their dreams many times over. We bring the most intriguing industry speakers to our organization; they are the thought-leaders in the industry, so you will learn from the best. We have the utmost confidence in ourselves so that you can, too.
Our Investors Say
I attended my first meeting last week with Garrett Sutton as the guest speaker. I didn’t know what to expect. The drive from Hercules took me 2 hours. I’ve got to let you know that it was worth it. The meeting, atmosphere, people attending, and most importantly the guest speaker surpassed my expectations! Everything was perfect! The dinner was delicious. I learned some additional information on asset protection that I didn’t know. Attending the meetings will become a regular event for me.
Realtor and Investor Coldwell Banker — Downtown San Mateo Dear Geraldine, As a real estate professional and investor, I have found the SJREI Club to be a phenomenal resource. It is clear that your focus is to truly educate your members and provide us with useful and timely information and tools that enable us to stay on top of the different markets and make wise investment choices. I really appreciate that your club is so focused on education rather than vendors selling their ‘wares’. You clearly are very selective with whom you elect to speak at the club which is truly invaluable to us. In addition to the educational component, the dinner meetings are also very fun! I enjoy the networking time during dinner and have met some amazing people who have become not just colleagues and business contacts, but close friends as well. I’ve been on a few of the real estate tours and have found them to be extremely educational as well. The rental properties that I have purchased while on those tours have proven to be wise and lucrative investment choices. Thank you so much for providing us with so many amazing and educational opportunities.
Geraldine, just want you to know how much I appreciate your ethics, business savvy, willingness to help and YOU!
Dear Geraldine, Thank you for fast becoming one of my favorite associations to be involved with. Since I’ve now been at this for 20 years, I know a great investment club when I see one. Your’s is nearing the top of the list for the simple reason of why your club exists. It should be obvious to every member that you care very much about their success and education. As an investor/educator, I can pick up very quickly why a club exists. Sometimes it’s to make the owner/promoter money; sometimes it exists to provide a service. You have chosen wisely and will always be able to attract people of value to your club. Sincerely, Bruce NorrisPresident, The Norris Group
I realized the benefits of networking when I joined SJREI approximately 6 years ago. With the help of Geraldine Barry and SJREI I have been able to increase my business significantly. The membership and education provided by SJREI is first class. I have also had the opportunity to be a part of some of the educational events. I am continuously recommending SJREI to my real estate investor clients. SJREI has definitely changed my life.Richard Smith
The reason that I love SJREI is that they bring speakers and educators who are actually working in the business and doing deals. They are not bringing you speakers who make their money selling books or products(like other clubs), instead they bring you people who are active in the real estate investment business giving you tips and strategies to succeed in today’s changing marketInvestor, Tim Manke
SJREI is a great venue for new investors and seasoned investors, as well. The quality of the education provided is top notch. The speakers have diverse backgrounds and are experts in their fields. In addition to the presentations, I find the discussion among the members to be incredibly enlightening. There are so many ways to make money in real estate and SJREI exposes you to practically all of them. I have repeatedly recommended SJREI to my clients and colleagues who own or want to own real estate.Nancy Chillag
I recently attending SJREI’s Women in Real Estate event and found the presenters to be very experienced, hands-on successful investors in their relative fields, and very willing to share their successes and failures openly. The event was very well organized, offered a wealth of information while allowing a lot of time for networking and questions. Great job Geraldine for all of the wonderful events that you put together!Caroline Hegarty
At the height of the downturn, many people thought numerous real estate clubs would fold. Geraldine Barry and the team at SJREI defied the odds and opened more locations. It goes to show her and her team’s ongoing commitment to value, quality, content, and networking has really paid off in a big way.VP of the Norris Group
Back in 2005 when housing prices were going up $100k in 6 months in our area, buyers were passionate about the future home equity growth and willing to engage in bidding wars, fearing that it would be even more expensive to buy in the future. However, one group was predicting the real estate market would crash soon and advised people to sell their real estate properties in AZ, CA, FL, and more. That group was SJREI. My TV guest, Geraldine Barry, President of the SJREI, sold all of her investment properties in CA as well as her primary residence. In retrospect, that was a very smart move as that was the peak of the housing market. This is the kind of winning information that SJREI provides. I wish I had taken action then.
It is not unexpected that SJREI would be the winning contender for this honor. SJREI and their leadership have built an investor association model that places the success of members first. This is not lost on these clients who in turn have rewarded founder Geraldine Barry with a growing membership when many other associations are just trying to survive.Publisher Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine
Congratulations to Geraldine, founder of San Jose Real Estate Investors Association, for winning the National REIA annual award for Excellence for 2011. This highly prestigious award is given to the REIA that demonstrates excellence in all areas of operation, from education to communication to community service. SJREI is the premiere Bay area investor association and caters to beginning and experienced investors alike. I highly recommend this association for all level investors.President of Central Florida Real Estate Investors
I have attended a number of “real estate educational events” over the years, some of which leave a lot to be desired, but I can say without reservation that SJREI is the real deal! They simply educate and connect investors. I have gotten into the game because of the information I have gained here. I really enjoy being a part of this organization because of the helpful relationships I have developed and the success that I have attained. I am not only an agent, but an investor now, thanks to SJREI!SJREI Association Member & JumpStart Attendee
I attended SJREI’s JumpStart program not knowing really what to expect, it was helpful, practical, and provided me with a lot of relevant information and contacts to start investing. I now attend all the meeting’s and really enjoy the content, and the relationships that I am developing there. Plus, these people are a lot of fun.Real Estate Structured Sales & JumpStart Attendee
Geraldine and her organization have helped me immensely in my journey through Real Estate Investing. Being a part of SJREI has opened me up to so many networks of amazing people who have been there for me and helped me grow. SJREI has wonderful, knowledgeable speakers come to the meetings every month and I gain so much from being able to chat with them afterwards and speak to them in person with any questions that I might have. This organization is all about people getting together and being effective, and I really appreciate that! I feel like I’m part of something great! I attended the Jumpstart Program in July 2012 and it was just fantastic. A day full of learning about the ins and outs of Real Estate Investing, what to look out for, how to make the best deals, and how to protect yourself. I can’t wait for their next Jumpstart Program in September!Member of SJREI Association & JumpStart Attendee
Thank you for continuing to provide a forum for rookie real estate investors to get educated and network. As a result over the past 11 years I have able to accumulate 9 houses in Fresno and Pittsburg area. It is not the hundred of houses some speakers have, but because most are paid off, it’s enough to buffer the engineering day time job. Again, thank you for providing major parts of the puzzleReal Estate Investor & SJREI Attendee