In 2003, I founded the South West Florida Real Estate Investment Association with three other SWFL RE investors. As an investor myself, I’ve been a part of every type of real estate transaction. I consider myself a local expert and source of data for current real estate trends in foreclosures. I’ve also performed market metrics and product modeling for capital markets and private equity firms.
I have worked with the following media outlets as a subject matter expert (General Real Estate, Real Estate Statistics, Real Estate Investing & Foreclosures):
Wall Street Journal
Fort Myers News Press
Naples Daily News
Fort Myers Weekly
Gulf Coast Business Journal.
I also was a Trainer/Speaker for the Florida Housing Coalition.
I grew up in Stuart, Florida. I am a veteran of the USMC and served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm as an Infantryman with First Battalion Third Marines.
I had many mentors throughout my real estate career. Feel free to reach out if you think I can help you along your own journey.
Mike Lyons, MBADirector
I love working within the SWFL REIA. We’re a fantastic organization for networking and finding accurate market information. At SWFL, we use current market data to understand local market trends.
I’ve worked in real estate investing since 2001 and have been involved in most all aspects of residential real estate investing, from property management, leasing, and investing to whole selling, flipping, property preservation, and vacation rentals.
My expertise is in property management. I currently manage several hundred properties in Lee County (specifically Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers Lehigh Acres, and Bonita Springs). I am one of the few investors who also enjoys property management. As a property manager and landlord of my investments, I understand the importance of preserving property.
Lee County has been my home my entire life. I received an associate’s degree from Edison College and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business from Florida Gulf Coast University. I am a licensed real estate agent and a licensed community association manager (CAM). I also served on a two-year mission for my church in Mexico and am fully fluent in Spanish.
For information about my property management business http://www.lyonsrealestateinc.com/
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.