Ray Tetu has a strong business background in management and finance gained from decades of experience in the wholesale food distribution business. Now with almost a decade of real estate experience buying, selling, rehabbing, marketing, note buying, and holding income properties, Ray’s breathe of knowledge helps him navigate through today’s challenges and opportunities in the industry.
Matthew is a young, passionate real estate entrepreneur, who at the time of earning his real estate license, was the youngest real estate licensee in the State of New Hampshire. Matthew works for Elm Grove Realty, the brokerage division of Elm Grove Companies. Elm Grove Companies is a full-service real estate firm that includes a commercial/residential real estate brokerage, a property management company, handles in-house acquisitions of properties, and a construction company. While providing services in all aspects of real estate sales, Matthew specializes in representing buyers of investment properties, and tenants seeking retail, office, or industrial space for their business. Additionally, Matthew is in charge of all commercial leasing for Elm Grove Companies or any management client. Outside of real estate, Matthew spends time volunteering within Scouting, having previously served on the Daniel Webster Council Executive Board. Matthew enjoys the outdoors and spends time hiking, camping, and climbing.
Ryan Weiss has 5+ years of diverse sales experience and as a New Hampshire native, he has the passion and understanding needed to assist in meeting the needs of the communities we serve. He is currently the Broker and Director of Property Management at Blue Door Living, LLC. When he’s not working he enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with his family.
Brenda Douglas has been a member of our board for 9 years now. She is the owner of StagedWorks, LLC. Home Staging Services.
Brenda has been in business since 2012 and works primarily with investors.
Brenda helps investors with questions on design decisions, paint colors, lighting, flooring, curb appeal, and has a full in house inventory of furnishings to stage properties.
Kyla Feeney has over 15 years of real estate experience in new construction, residential, commercial, agricultural properties, investment properties and property management. She also has a background in Finance, marketing, graphic design and public relations with a degree in Business Administration.
Hoang Bui is a recent real estate investor in Manchester, NH. Ultimately looking for financial freedom, Hoang dipped his toes in real estate in 2019 with his first owner-occupied three-family in Manchester, NH. While the first investment did not come easy (Hoang learned a lot through his first rehab and his tenant management experience), Hoang is excited to continue his real estate investment journey. His goal is to own a portfolio of rentals that could replace his current income. In his free time, Hoang enjoys staying active, going to the gym, running, doing yoga, and hiking.
The reason me and my parents invested in downtown Manchester is quite accidental. The family immigrated from Taiwan in 1992 for a better future, that is why the company is named Formosa Co., LLC - Portuguese name for Taiwan meaning beautiful. In 1992, the housing bubble just busted, many homes were being foreclosed and the economy was in a recession. Ming and Li could not find jobs even at a Subway restaurant, so Li used her early retirement savings to purchase a rental building. Because of the market crash, all her family and friends advised against it. In 1993 the price each unit dropped to only about $10,000. An unit appreciated to about $100,000 at the height of the 2007 real estate bubble, and in 2011 the price dropped back to about $30,000 per unit. In 2005 - 2011, they own and operated Days Inn in Campton, NH. In 2017, the company started to invest into commercial retail and office rental property. The investment philosophy is to buy residential rental property and hold, and after enough loan is paid off, take money out to invest in more buildings. Hsiu has been involved in the business since 2003. He was a Realtor from 2004-2005, but it is a very competitive job so he has a lot of respect for Realtors. He served in Americorp for 1 year as a 7th grade science teacher, so he has a lot of respect for teachers too. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2002 with Molecular Biology and Communication Studies. He has a MBA from Plymouth State University in 2012.
I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to Manchester, NH about three years ago because of my husband’s work. Before moving, I had a plethora of random jobs: hula dancer, bartender, caregiver, food stand owner, loan officer, property manager, and Airbnb host. I now have my own real estate business under eXp Realty and have been investing since 2015. I own two homes on Oahu, Hawaii and a 3 unit MF in Manchester which will be in the presentation. Currently, my goal is to invest in flips and then eventually purchase larger buy and holds and self-storage businesses within five years.
Bob Eldredge is a local experienced and certified home energy advisor who works with New Hampshire home owners to reduce their energy usage through energy efficiency improvements (like adding more insulation), reduce annual energy operational cost, reduce primary cause of ice dams, and have a more comfortable and safe home.
Cassie Farley is an advisor at The Masiello Group, Commercial Associates. She specializes in the purchase and sale of investment assets and businesses in New England. She prides herself on her dependability, organization and ability to understand her client’s wishes. Prior to her role as a licensed real estate agent, Cassie held the marketing coordinator position at NAI Norwood Group. She proactively assisted the operations of the company and its’ brokers to generate and expose listings, facilitate transactions and ensure compliance. Cassie is licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is a member of CIBOR. She served on the grant writing committee for HYPE, and actively volunteers at Touchstone Farm’s therapeutic riding program.