Jacob and Arleen Garza, co-founders of REEP (Real Estate Equity Partners), were featured in the Top 100 People in Real Estate Magazine
SAN ANTONIO, TX – September 29, 2022 –
REEP is proud to announce that our co-founders, Jacob and Arleen Garza, are featured in the “Top 100 People in Real Estate” magazine. For 15 years, The Top 100 Magazine publications have highlighted trailblazing leaders in their respective fields.
In 2012, Arleen and Jacob Garza combined their experience in finance and entrepreneurialism to launch Real Estate Equity Partners, “REEP.” Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, REEP Equity is vertically integrated with its sister company, REEP Management. Together, the divisions focus on acquiring and managing under-performing, Income-producing, multifamily investments. Today, with over $350 million in assets, REEP has been named one of the fastest-growing companies three times by the San Antonio Business Journal and named Independent Rental Owners of the Year, multiple times. Arleen has also earned the distinction of Top Woman in Real Estate by Connect Media and serves on the San Antonio Apartment Association Board of Directors. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, REEP represents more than just a promising business venture for Jacob and Arleen, it has provided an opportunity for the companies to work together to improve communities throughout Texas.
REEP’s vertical integration sets it apart from industry competitors. the equity, asset, and property management teams work together to provide investments with consistent cash flow, equity upside, and tax benefits. “You can buy a property ‘right,’ but the real magic happens in operating it to achieve the highest appreciation in value. Our investors take comfort in the knowledge that we handle everything in-house, and our business plan is executed with precision, allowing us to maintain full control of the process,” Arleen explains. That dedication to personal attention is evident throughout their portfolio and company culture, driving their continued success. “We do what is right every step of the way, from beginning to end,” Jacob says, “and, we’re very grateful for what we do and the people we get to do it with.” As they look to expand to other markets, those values are echoed in the hard work and diligence of their team members.
For Arleen and Jacob, the best part of the job is seeing the residents happy with where they live. “Happy employees…leads to happy residents…and ultimately to happy investors,” Arleen says, “We take pride in caring for these communities. Seeing the improvements and the impact of our work, makes all the hard work worth it. This really is a feel-good business where improving the lives of others is what we focus on.”
(Top 100 Magazine – p.51)
Jacob and Arleen Garza are both Co-Founders and Principals of REEP Equity and REEP Management, their vertically integrated property management firm. Since 2012, Jacob and Arleen Garza have bought, managed, and sold over 4,350 units in San Antonio and Houston. Currently, they own, manage and operate over 2,967 units across seventeen properties valued at over $390M. They have gone full cycle on nine properties with their vertically integrated management company, REEP Management. The San Antonio Apartment Association named the Garzas 2013 and 2016 Independent Rental Owner of the Year and Property of the Year for 2014. In 2019, REEP was named the #1 Fastest-Growing Company by the San Antonio Business Journal and has continued to rank in the exclusive group for the past three consecutive years. For media questions, please contact Marketing@REEPEquity.com. For investment opportunities, please contact Invest@REEPEquity.com.
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