Get to Know Our Speakers

Opening Session Speaker: Jim Rounds
Saturday – April 25th:  Economic Opportunity and Why Arizona & Greater Phoenix Grows [More Info]

Jim Rounds is President of Rounds Consulting Group. The firm specializes in economic development and tax policy analysis; education research; transportation economics; fiscal planning including revenue forecasting and budget development; strategic planning and marketing; impact and market studies; and litigation support.

General Session Speaker: Tony Youngs
Saturday – April 25th:  Finding Homes in Hidden Markets [More Info]

For over 30 years, Tony Youngs has been perfecting and creating his own unique system, strategies, and techniques for acquiring foreclosure and hidden market properties. Because of his extreme knowledge and experience, Tony has been asked to speak at real estate and entrepreneur conventions, as well as real estate broker meetings, and national investor associations to audiences that range from 40 to 46,000.

General Session Speaker: Bill Cook
Sunday – April 26th:  Deal Making in a Highly Competitive Market [More Info] + How I Would Make $1,000,000 in the Next 5 Years [More Info]

Bill and Kim Cook are a husband and wife real estate investing team. Bill creatively constructed his first deal in 1990, and he’s been teaching other investors do the same since 1997. Their investment portfolio consists of single-family rental homes, mobile homes, a small mobile home park, plus notes and options.Their core belief is that real estate investing is not about buying, selling or renting houses. It’s about helping people solve their real estate problems.

Special Session Speaker: John Burley
Sunday – April 26th:  How I Would Make $1,000,000 in the Next 5 Years [More Info]

John Burley has written several books, with Money Secrets of the Rich and Powerful Changes both reaching #1 Best-Seller Status. With more than 1,800 completed real estate deals, and his unique business perspective from a Wall St. background, John has the perfect mix of street-savvy knowledge and sound investing principles. John’s NOT the type of person to just sit around and do nothing. He began creating seminars and products describing his “Model” and teaching his specific strategies, systems, and techniques.

Special Session Speaker: Maria Giordano
Sunday – April 26th:  How I Would Make $1,000,000 in the Next 5 Years [More Info]

Maria Giordano is a full-time real estate investor. She initially got her start doing fix-n-flip properties, then moved to buy and hold and later to spec builds and land development. She learned early on that real estate was the answer, creating more millionaires and billionaires than any other industry. Maria has been featured on ABC New’s Nightline, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily and various other publications. She, along with her husband Gary, are the authors of 4 books and speak nationally on real estate investing.

Breakout Session Speakers

david nielson

David Nielson

Breakout Session
Fix & Flip Capital

scott meyers facebook

Scott Myers

Breakout Session
Investing in Self Storage

john bowens

John Bowens

Breakout Session
Investing in Self Directed IRAs

frank rolfe

Frank Rolfe

Breakout Session(s)
Investing in Mobile Homes + Mobile Parks

bob gomez

Bob Gomez

Breakout Session

mike del prete

Mike Del Prete

Breakout Session(s)
Comping Properties + Estimating Repairs

lee phillips

Lee Phillips

Breakout Session
Asset Protection

Saturday, April 25th – Sunday, April 26th

Phoenix Convention Center

Event Location

Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. 3rd Street – Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Arizona Real Estate Investors Association is entering into its 18th year in operation with over 2000 members across the state providing homes and revitalizing Arizona neighborhoods since 2002. This will be the 9th “Real Estate: Making it Work for You” | Conference & Expo, and first since 2008.

The Mission of AZREIA is to Provide Its Members the Education, Market Information, Support, and Networking Opportunities That Will Further the Member’s Ability to Successfully Invest in Real Estate. Visit for more information on becoming a member.