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These hardworking men and women provide our readers with valuable and relatable content every month!  Listed below you will find, in alphabetical order, brief writer biographies, company websites, and a way to connect via LinkedIn.  Be sure to also check out our weekly blog page to read more from these great writers!

appfolio Appfolio | Company Website | LinkedIn Connect |

AppFolio, Inc. develops Property Management Software that helps businesses improve their workflow so they save time and make more money.  Appfolio submits articles & blogs including topics of Resident Retention, Improved Owner Communication, Time Management, and more.

Offical Applyconnect Logo ApplyConnect | Company Website | 

ApplyConnect seeks to provide landlords and agents with the comprehensive tenant screening service you need, when you need it. Move qualified renters into their dream homes, faster than ever and have peace of mind knowing that ApplyConnect tenant screening reports are backed by nearly 30 years of experience! Active industry involvement includes positions of leadership in the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and the National Consumer Reporting Association.

Becky 201509 Becky Bower | Company Website |

Becky Bower is a writer for the ApplyConnect® Blog and the communications executive at ApplyConnect®, a consumer initiated tenant screening company.  She has also spent several years in compliance and auditing.  Becky holds a degree in English with a focus in creative writing from CSU Channel Islands and is a published writer.

Brittney Nelson (1) Brittney Nelson | Company Website | LinkedIn Connect |

With over 10 years of Property Management experience, Brittney has been afforded the opportunity to work at an on site level from Leasing Specialist to a corporate level as a Regional VP. Her passion is being on site serving her residents, empowering her team and finding her prospects their next home. Brittney has a broad range of experience from renovation properties, stabilized properties as well as lease up properties.

BrittanyWorrellBoyce_ForRent Brittany Worrell Boyce | Company Website | LinkedIn Connect |

Brittany is the Marketing & Communications Coordinator at For Rent Media Solutions. She specializes in creating internal and external communications for the brand, including press releases, industry articles, sales collateral, and email marketing. Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech.

Christine_Jones Christine Jones | Company Website | LinkedIn Connect |

Christine has been in the insurance industry for 26 years, and is currently a broker at Alvarado Pacific Insurance Services.  Christine is also an owner/partner in Multi-Family rent­al housing herself, and understands the day to day risks and exposures faced by property owners and managers.

ChrisMiller Christopher Millerlinkedin_blackInternet logo black

Chris is a Managing Director with Specialized Wealth Management in Tustin, California and specializes in tax-advantaged investments including 1031 replacement properties.  Chris’ real estate experience includes work in commercial appraisal and in institutional acquisitions for industry publications.

DMichaelTrainotti D. Michael Trainotti 

Michael has more than 35 years of experience as a tax law attorney.  He recently attained the high-degree recognition of  ‘Super Lawyer‘, joining company of the Nations top rated Attorney’s.  Michael handles legal matters involving real estate, estate planning, taxation, trusts and estates, estate litigation, wills and probate, income tax, property tax, and more.

DawnColeman Dawn Coleman-Hyman | Company Website |

Dawn entered the financial services business in 1982.  Ms Coleman-Hyman is a past president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Long Beach, California, a past president of NAIFA California, and past president of the Rossmoor Community Services District.

Donna Berger, w/Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Donna D. Berger | Company Website | LinkedIn Connect |

Donna DiMaggio Berger is a shareholder at Becker & Poliakoff and has represented all types of shared ownership communities throughout Florida.  Ms. Berger also works with legislators and other public policy makers to craft meaningful legislative changes on behalf of  those who live, serve and work in community associations.

Jerry_LeCluer Jerry L’Ecuyer | Company Website |

Jerry is the owner of JLE Property Management, Inc. & Buffalo Maintenance, Inc. and is a licensed contractor & real estate broker.  He is currently on the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Education Committee & President of the Apartment Association of Orange County.

Joe_Golike Joe Golike Internet logo black

Joe Golike is the rental market specialist for Lovely. When he’s not pouring over data at Lovely HQ, he can be found mixing fancy cocktails for coworkers.

JohnWilhoit_1 John Wilhoitlinkedin_blackInternet logo black

John Wilhoit, Jr. is President of Wilhoit Investment Network, LLC,  (WIN LLC) an owner and asset manager of apartments, condominiums and town homes.  Multifamily Insight blog is John Wilhoit’s blog about all things multifamily. Mr. Wilhoit is the author of three books: How To Read A Rent Roll: A Guide to Understanding Rental Income and Multifamily Insight Vol 1 & 2 – How to Acquire Wealth Through Buying the Right Multifamily Assets in the Right MarketsMultifamily Insight Vol 2 just out! For 50+ hours of property management audio training, 3 books and live weekly leadership academy–surf here

JustinAlanis Justin Alanis | Company Website | LinkedIn Connect |

Justin Alanis is the Co-Founder and CEO of Rentlytics Inc.  Rentlytics is based in San Francisco, CA providing deep analytics for apartment property owners and managers. View and analyze property operational and financial metrics more effectively and identify issues.

Lori_Hammond Lori Hammond | Company Website | LinkedIn Connect |

Lori has 30+ years’ experience in the Property Management Industry, working with both market rate and affordable housing.  Lori has been privileged to work with some tremendous industry leaders during employment tenures with Oxford Management, NHP Management, AIMCO, Alliance Residential, Boston Capital, The Sterling Group, P.K. Housing and currently Management Resources Development.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Marco Santarelli | Company Website LinkedIn Connect |

Marco Santarelli is an investor, author and founder of Norada Real Estate Investments — a provider of passive turnkey investment properties in growth markets around the United States.  For investment opportunities please visit

Michael Michael Blank | Company Website LinkedIn Connect|

Michael Blank’s passion is being an entrepreneur and helping others become (better) entrepreneurs. His focus in real estate investing is buying apartment buildings by raising money from private individuals. Michael has been investing in residential and multifamily real estate since 2005 and began syndicating deals in 2010. He is the author of the Syndicated Deal Analyzer and the free eBook “The Secret to Raising Money to Buy Your First Apartment Building”.

NeilFjellestad Neil Fjellestad | Company Website | LinkedIn Connect |

Neil is President of FBS Property Management in San Diego, CA. His “Rent Sense” articles educate property investors on the Property Management field, the ever changing Real Estate regulations as well as the technology advances being made by the industry leaders.

NickFrantz2011 Nick Frantz | Company Website | LinkedIn Connect |

Nick is the National Sales Manager for Property Management Solutions at One Call Now, where he has worked since March 2011.  He specializes in Property Management solutions – commercial and residential – assisting in communications between property managers and staff/residents.

RA picture 1A Rommel Anacan | Company Website | LinkedIn Connect |

Rommel is the president of The Relationship Difference; a corporate training, motivational speaking and consulting firm.  He is a multi-family housing veteran, having worked at all levels of the industry from onsite to corporate, where he developed a reputation for solving common industry challenges in an uncommon way.

RustyTweed_pasadena2014 Robert “Rusty” Tweed | Company Website |

Robert “Rusty” Tweed is President and Founder of Tweed Financial Services, Inc. and has offered various aspects of wealth management and fincial advisory services ever since.  In 1999 Rusty was selected Estate Planner of the Year by the National Association of Financial and Estate Planners (NAFEP).

StephenDuringer Stephen Duringer | Company Website |  

Stephen Duringer – The Duringer Law Group, PLC, one of the largest and most experienced landlord tenant law firms, has successfully handled over 200,000 evictions, and has collected over $90,000,000 in unpaid rent since 1988.

StephenMichaelWhite Stephen M. White | Company Website | LinkedIn Connect |

Stephen Michael White is the founder and CEO of RentPrep, a tenant screening company that gives landlords the tools and resources to get better tenants. Stephen is a frequent speaker for real estate and landlord associations around the country, passing along the knowledge he’s gained working with thousands of landlords, investors and property managers since 2007.  

Exeter_Bill William L. ExeterInternet logo black

Bill is President/CEO of Exeter 1031 Exchange Services, LLC.  He’s been in the fiduciary services industry since 1980, began specializing in real estate tax strategies in 1986 with a specialty emphasis in 1031 and 1033 Exchanges, Self-Directed IRAs, and Land Trusts.  Bill has written and lectured extensively on 1031 and 1033 Exchanges, Self-Directed IRAs, and Land Trusts.