Chicago REIA is the largest real estate investors association in the Chicagoland area. Our mission is to provide education, networking, and business-to-business opportunities for entrepreneurs in the real estate investing community. We eat, sleep, and dream real estate. If real estate is your passion, hobby, or occupation you’re at the right place.
We build friends, forge relationships and form great partnerships. From newbies to long time investors – all are welcome. Come learn, contribute, partner, and grow. Real estate is a team sport and we are helping change lives one home at a time.
Andrew Holmes Founder
As an expert real estate investor, and radio show host of Chicago Flipping with Andrew Holmes on AM560, Andrew is a true entrepreneur at heart. Since the age of 19, real estate & speaking has always been a deep seeded desire that has only come to fruition after years of diligence and hard work. He started investing and founded Chicago Cash Flow / Chicago Flipping in 2008, and founded ChicagoREIA.org in 2015, the largest Real Estate Investors Association in the United States. When everyone was jumping out of real estate, Andrew was able to capitalize immensely on the ripeness of the market. His knowledge and expertise has led the charge in growing the business into what it is today, but the organization and development of the groups and models that are the core of their success could only be done with the commitment and passion of his team.
Rahul Visal CFO
Having worked for Boeing & Caterpillar for 15 years, and being awarded 3 US patents, Rahul walked away from his job to pursue his passion in real estate. Over the last three years he has accumulated a portfolio of 30+ rental properties and 30+ flips. An engineer by profession but entrepreneur at heart, he is whole-heartedly committed to building an organization of like minded people by coaching, guiding, and motivating people to achieve their dreams through real estate.
Lori Palmer Executive Director & Educational Director
Every team needs a glue that holds all the pieces together. Lori currently functions as the Executive Director for Chicago Flipping as well as the Educational Director for the Mastery Program. She also holds the title of Director of Operations for ChicagoREIA.org the largest Real Estate Investors Association in the United States. If that was not enough her back ground as a graphic designer and 10+ years of real estate experience has been key to the growth of the entire organization.
Jack McWhinnie Digital Content Creator
Jack McWhinnie is the Digital Content Creator and newest member of the Chicago REIA team. He has spent the better part of the decade producing video and graphic content for television and digital. Before joining the team he worked as the digital content manager for a gubernatorial campaign, his advice for anyone seeking to work in politics is, “don’t”.
Gina Diaz & Pablo Sarmiento (Hispanic REIA)
Nancy Villacorta (Hispanic REIA)