Chief Operations Officer
Ben brings over 10 years of sales, business development and real estate experience to American Real Estate Investments. Ben joined the team to create and promote a channel for investors to participate in fully managed portfolios of single family homes. His background in real estate, executive level sales and marketing, and his continuing commitment to delivering results are assets to American Real Estate Investments investor clients and marketing partners.
VP Finance and Operations
Tracy’s previous career in Big 4 management consulting, in addition to his extensive knowledge of finance and technology, allows him to bring a breadth of practical and proven experience to AREI.
David is a valued member of our team. During his time with American Real Estate Investments he has helped in all areas of the business such as Inventory Management, Client Relations, Data Management, Property Management Relations, Leasing Coordinator, Website Manager, & many more rolls. David has developed a comprehensive internal property management program focusing on areas such as: market analysis, advertising, tenant placement, professional administrative services, and management.
Closing and After Sale Service Coordinator
Whether it’s coordinating with clients to make sure everything runs smoothly or handling the closing documents, J Ritter has got it covered. J’s position as closing coordinator is absolutely essential to the success of American Real Estate Investments. Not only does J provide our clients with a helping hand to get properties closed and in the right hands, J also contributes to the overall relationship of each of our clients. J brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the company in the field of property closing, Title Transfer, and Customer Service. J and his team are always here to help from the time of contract signing to helping our investors with their exit strategy.
Providing financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that Andrew feels can not be compromised. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that our business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis.
Joel brings over 10 years of business development and real estate investing experience to AREI. Joel’s true passion is providing foreign investors with a seamless, safe & secure process to invest in US cash flow real estate. Joel heads up AREI operations in the Asia-Pacific region and his team’s commitment to guiding non-US clients through the whole process (and avoiding pitfalls) of investing in the US is benefiting many happy and satisfied AREI investors.
Manager Houston Operations
Kevin brings over 10 years of real estate investing experience to AREI. Kevin is a licensed real estate broker in Texas. He has represented countless buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. Kevin's area of expertise include cash flow analysis, repair evaluation and transaction negotiation.
Manager Indianapolis Operations
Mandy Sheckles; mother, entrepreneur, real estate investor, author and broker. Mandy has purchased, rehabbed and sold over 2,000 homes. Her passion to teach others is evident in the book she wrote on real estate investing, The Art of Flippin' Homes. Her friends, family and community recognize her as a source of leadership, support, generosity and philanthropy. She frequently attends community and city meetings on the future and face of Indianapolis. This involvement has resulted in removing several properties from the demolition list, and rehabbing them. Mandy’s love of life, spontaneity, and excitement serve as valuable assets in obtaining her goals in real estate investing. Despite her busy career, she enjoys plenty of quality time spent with friends and family (including her quadruplets and their two older siblings). . This fun-loving nature creates contacts in all areas lucrative to real estate investing including title companies, surplus tax properties, sheriff’s deed properties, lenders, land banks, not for profit organizations and wholesalers as well as traditional avenues such as the MLS system and individual owners. As past education chair on the board of CIREIA, a non-profit organization designed to educate real estate investors, Mandy is the consummate teacher. Having founded several companies, Mandy’s depth and breadth of experience is extensive. At the core of her being she is, as she has always been, an entrepreneur. From as far back as childhood, she has been drawn to entrepreneurship and business. Mandy holds a college degree in criminal justice and counseling psychology, but her education in business is essentially self-taught. Mandy started at the bottom and became a self-made real success. The culmination of years of passion, hard work, self-education and sharing with others has led to her ownership of several successful businesses. Through her untiring search for knowledge, relentless pursuit of goals, courageous risk taking, and urgency in action, she has become a highly successful woman.