Jeff Tumbarello
Jeff TumbarelloDirector, Founder
Jeff Tumbarello is a Real Estate Investor, Real Estate Broker and expert in the Florida real estate market. With over 23 years of experience in real estate investing, Jeff has built a reputation as a trusted and reliable partner for investors looking to navigate the complex Florida real estate market.

Jeff’s extensive experience includes buying, selling, and managing residential and commercial properties throughout Florida. He has a deep understanding of the local market trends and conditions, allowing him to identify investment opportunities that align with his clients’ goals.

In addition to his work as a real estate investor, Jeff is also an advocate for the real estate industry. He is a founder and a Director of the SWFL REIA. The core purpose of The SWFL REIA is to help its members become more profitable and successful through networking, education, and empowerment.

Jeff is also a frequent speaker and commentator on the Florida real estate market, sharing his insights and expertise with investors and industry professionals alike.

With his passion for real estate and commitment to his clients, Jeff Tumbarello has become a leading figure in the Florida real estate market. His deep knowledge of the market and dedication to helping investors achieve their goals has made him a sought-after partner for investors looking to make sound real estate investments in Florida.

In 2003, Jeff founded the South West Florida Real Estate Investment Association with three other SWFL RE investors. He has been a part of every type of real estate transaction. Jeff is considered a local expert and source of data for current real estate trends. He has also performed market metrics and product modeling for capital markets and private equity firms.

Jeff has worked with the following media outlets as a subject matter expert (General Real Estate, Real Estate Statistics, Real Estate Investing & Foreclosures):
Huffington Post
Wall Street Journal
Fort Myers News Press
Naples Daily News
Fort Myers Weekly
Gulf Coast Business Journal.

Jeff grew up in Stuart, Florida. He is a veteran of the USMC and served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm as an Infantryman with First Battalion Third Marines.

Mike Lyons, MBA
Mike Lyons, MBADirector
Mike Lyons is a dedicated professional who thrives in his work with the SWFL REIA. As a vital organization for networking and acquiring precise market information, SWFL REIA relies on up-to-date market data to comprehend local market trends. With a real estate investing career that began in 2001, Mike has gained experience in nearly every facet of residential real estate investing, including property management, leasing, investing, wholesaling, flipping, property preservation, and vacation rentals.

His primary area of expertise lies in property management, and he currently oversees several hundred properties across Lee County, covering areas such as Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, and Bonita Springs. As one of the few investors who genuinely enjoy property management, Mike recognizes the crucial role of property preservation as both a property manager and landlord.

Born and raised in Lee County, Mike holds an associate’s degree from Edison College and both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from Florida Gulf Coast University. He is a licensed real estate agent as well as a licensed community association manager (CAM). Additionally, Mike completed a two-year mission for his church in Mexico, during which he became fully fluent in Spanish.

Cristina Tumbarello
Cristina TumbarelloMembership Director
I am the Membership Director. Please email or call with any questions about active memberships.

I have been in Real Estate since the 1990’s. First as a Real Estate Investor, then as a Realtor. I have specialized in the North Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Alva areas of Lee County. My husband and I own Steelbridge Realty LLC

You can contact me at 239 671 8249 or email me at

Jane de Asis
Jane de AsisCustomer Service Manager
I have been with SWFL REIA since 2016. I am the Administrative Assistant with years of customer service experience in diverse office environments.
If you have questions about membership or just general questions about SWFL REIA please call (941) 229 1181 or email at
Kayla Oquendo
Kayla OquendoEvent administrative assistant
Originally a New York native, Kayla moved to Lehigh Acres, FL in 1996. She began her career in Property Management in August 2011.

Kayla is the event administrative assistant for the SWFL REIA, overseeing new and existing memberships as well as coordinating bi-monthly meetings.

Kayla is also a Property Manager as well as a Leasing Consultant for Lyons Real Estate Inc. She oversees maintenance issues, manages tenant relations which includes background checks of potential tenants, rent collection, lease renewals, and coordinating inspections.

Over the years, Kayla has taken on many challenges and is always looking for an opportunity to learn and grow.