WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

JACOB GARZA

CO-FOUNDER
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ARLEEN GARZA

CO-FOUNDER
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As a co-founder of REEP Equity, Jacob focuses on developing and overseeing REEP's growth strategy and takes a hands-on approach to manage the firm's capital expenditures projects. His goal is to execute our value-add business plans and ultimately realize our investments to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for our investors. Jacob directly oversees asset management in addition to fostering and maintaining relationships with key industry leaders.

Prior to REEP Equity, Jacob was the founder of Property Automation Software, the #1 selling property management software program for small to mid-sized property management companies. The company had 21,000 customers in 9 countries and managed more than 3.9 million units. Jacob sold it as the sole shareholder in 2007.

Jacob is an avid runner, downhill skier, and open water diver. He's an instrument-rated pilot and regularly flies his Cirrus SR22.
As a Principal and Co-founder of REEP Equity, Arleen oversees the operational aspects of their multifamily portfolio along with serving as a decision maker on acquisitions and company growth strategy. In overseeing the management company, REEP Management, her goal is to maximize investor returns by increasing revenue, while controlling expenses for the properties under their ownership umbrella.

Arleen received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University. Prior to establishing the real estate business, Ms. Garza served in various senior level key roles in the financial services industry, achieving the title of Senior Vice President. In addition, she served as Vice President for Bank One (predecessor of Chase Bank) serving in key roles as Retail Banking Center Manager, International Private Banking Manager, and as a Credit Officer.

After leaving the corporate world, Ms. Garza established a consulting business through which she worked together with entrepreneurs in developing marketing strategies and human resource strategies to achieve accelerated growth.

Arleen launched her initial real estate investing business in 2012. She and her husband began with a small 24-unit property which they owned and managed. As a Principal in REEP Equity, they have sponsored a total of twelve multi-family acquisitions, taking four properties full cycle with total returns as high as 370%. Currently, her multifamily portfolio consists of 2,621 units as a deal sponsor and passive investor in San Antonio, Atlanta, Dallas, Jacksonville, and Houston. In 2017, she was instrumental in starting a management company which currently manages eight properties in San Antonio and has over seventy employees.

TIM ELLIS

ACQUISITIONS & ASSET MANAGER
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REBECCA DERBY

INVESTOR RELATIONS
COORDINATOR
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Tim Ellis, our Acquisitions and Asset Manager, is responsible for investment flow and asset management. Tim earned his bachelor's degree in Real Estate Finance and Development from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He has experience conducting scrutinous analysis and proforma creation on a wide variety of real estate investments for private investors with years focused on Multifamily. Since graduation, Tim has mentored and provided guidance for UTSA Real Estate Finance and Development students in their capstone development projects. His addition to the team is crucial as we continue to grow and expand our presence in the multifamily industry. Tim is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and is always growing his record collection. His humorous personality makes conversation interesting and enjoyable.
Rebecca Derby is our Investor Relations Coordinator and handles all aspects of assisting our investors through the stages of the investing process. Her passion for investing and helping people reach their investment goals was sparked during her year and a half of experience in venture capital and angel investing before joining REEP Equity. Rebecca is a Trinity University graduate and earned her degree in Business Administration while playing collegiate golf. She is a single-digit handicap, current board member of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association of San Antonio (formerly the Executive Women’s Golf Association) and tries to get out to the golf course as much as possible.

AVERY DELGADILLO

DIRECTOR OF
MARKETING
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SAMANTHA WEST

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
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Avery Delgadillo is our Director of Marketing who is responsible for the direction and supervision of our marketing and public relations campaigns. Avery earned her bachelor's degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has corporate marketing experience, managing digital marketing campaigns and overseeing that they succeed and meet objectives. Avery has been a volunteer foster parent since 2012 and continues to help animals at local shelters find their forever home. She is a great addition to the team as we continue to expand our digital presence in the multifamily industry.


Samantha West is the Executive Assistant to Jacob Garza at REEP Equity. She received her Associate's degree from Kaplan College in Health Information Technology and was employed in the medical industry at a local hospital in San Antonio until she made a career change and entered the multifamily industry. Beginning in 2013, she worked her way up in property management, starting as a leasing agent, followed by assistant manager and then was promoted to the position of property manager specializing in rehab and takeover projects. She has received recognition for her work, including being honored with the 2015 San Antonio Apartment Association Leasing Agent of the Year, competing with a large group of agents for the title. Her vast background, operations experience, and common-sense wisdom makes her very valuable to the REEP companies. She is a true soccer and basketball mom who loves to sing karaoke.



JACOB GARZA

CO-FOUNDER

As a co-founder of REEP Equity, Jacob focuses on developing and overseeing REEP's growth strategy and takes a hands-on approach to manage the firm's capital expenditures projects. His goal is to execute our value-add business plans and ultimately realize our investments to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for our investors. Jacob directly oversees asset management in addition to fostering and maintaining relationships with key industry leaders.

Prior to REEP Equity, Jacob was the founder of Property Automation Software, the #1 selling property management software program for small to mid-sized property management companies. The company had 21,000 customers in 9 countries and managed more than 3.9 million units. Jacob sold it as the sole shareholder in 2007.

Jacob is an avid runner, downhill skier, and open water diver. He's an instrument-rated pilot and regularly flies his Cirrus SR22.





ARLEEN GARZA

CO-FOUNDER

As a Principal and Co-founder of REEP Equity, Arleen oversees the operational aspects of their multifamily portfolio along with serving as a decision maker on acquisitions and company growth strategy. In overseeing the management company, REEP Management, her goal is to maximize investor returns by increasing revenue, while controlling expenses for the properties under their ownership umbrella.

Arleen received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University. Prior to establishing the real estate business, Ms. Garza served in various senior level key roles in the financial services industry, achieving the title of Senior Vice President. In addition, she served as Vice President for Bank One (predecessor of Chase Bank) serving in key roles as Retail Banking Center Manager, International Private Banking Manager, and as a Credit Officer.

After leaving the corporate world, Ms. Garza established a consulting business through which she worked together with entrepreneurs in developing marketing strategies and human resource strategies to achieve accelerated growth.

Arleen launched her initial real estate investing business in 2012. She and her husband began with a small 24-unit property which they owned and managed. As a Principal in REEP Equity, they have sponsored a total of twelve multi-family acquisitions, taking four properties full cycle with total returns as high as 370%. Currently, her multifamily portfolio consists of 2,621 units as a deal sponsor and passive investor in San Antonio, Atlanta, Dallas, Jacksonville, and Houston. In 2017, she was instrumental in starting a management company which currently manages eight properties in San Antonio and has over seventy employees.





TIM ELLIS

ACQUISITIONS & ASSET MANAGER

Tim Ellis, our Acquisitions and Asset Manager, is responsible for investment flow and asset management. Tim earned his bachelor's degree in Real Estate Finance and Development from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He has experience conducting scrutinous analysis and proforma creation on a wide variety of real estate investments for private investors with years focused on Multifamily. Since graduation, Tim has mentored and provided guidance for UTSA Real Estate Finance and Development students in their capstone development projects. His addition to the team is crucial as we continue to grow and expand our presence in the multifamily industry. Tim is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and is always growing his record collection. His humorous personality makes conversation interesting and enjoyable.





REBECCA DERBY

INVESTOR RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Rebecca Derby is our Investor Relations Coordinator and handles all aspects of assisting our investors through the stages of the investing process. Her passion for investing and helping people reach their investment goals was sparked during her year and a half of experience in venture capital and angel investing before joining REEP Equity. Rebecca is a Trinity University graduate and earned her degree in Business Administration while playing collegiate golf. She is a single-digit handicap, current board member of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association of San Antonio (formerly the Executive Women’s Golf Association) and tries to get out to the golf course as much as possible





AVERY DELGADILLO

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Avery Delgadillo is our Director of Marketing who is responsible for the direction and supervision of our marketing and public relations campaigns. Avery earned her bachelor's degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has corporate marketing experience, managing digital marketing campaigns and overseeing that they succeed and meet objectives. Avery has been a volunteer foster parent since 2012 and continues to help animals at local shelters find their forever home. She is a great addition to the team as we continue to expand our digital presence in the multifamily industry.





SAMANTHA WEST

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Samantha West is Executive Assistant at REEP Equity. She received her Associate's degree from Kaplan College in Health Information Technology and was employed in the medical industry at a local hospital in San Antonio until she made a career change and entered the multifamily industry. Beginning in 2013, she worked her way up in property management, starting as a leasing agent, followed by assistant manager and then was promoted to the position of property manager specializing in rehab and takeover projects. She has received recognition for her work, including being honored with the 2015 San Antonio Apartment Association Leasing Agent of the Year, competing with a large group of agents for the title. Her vast background, operations experience, and common-sense wisdom makes her very valuable to the REEP companies. She is a true soccer and basketball mom who loves to sing karaoke.