Learn From True Owner Operators Who are Actually in the Business.
What started out as a conversation between friends has exploded into a thriving real estate investment business that continues to grow in size and profitability.
Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro are both experts in multifamily real estate investing and have achieved, in just a few years, the sort of financial freedom they always wanted but weren’t sure was possible.
And while a certain amount of timing, coincidence, and luck brought them together, this website will be your partner, bringing that same luck, and years of experience, right to you every step of the way.
Well… if a pizza guy and drug rep can do it, we know you can too! Unlike many Investing Consultants and so-called Business Coaches, Jake and Gino have done the work with the assets to back their success strategies while consistently reaching their goals. They are passionate about sharing their journey with you.
Jake and Gino Partner-up to buy small apartment deals in TN
Jake, Gino and Their PM Company land their first 25 - unit mom and pop apartment
Jake and Gino Form Their Property Management Company.
Jake, Gino Launch the Wheelbarrow Profits Podcast
Jake, Gino Multifamily educations is formed
Jake, Gino and their PM Company close on a 281 unit owner financed mom and pop deal
Jake, Gino publish their first book, Wheelbarrow Profits
Jake, Gino hold their first live event, Multifamily Mastery Live in Knoxville, TN
1000 units Jake and Gino's PM Company AUM totals 1000 units utilizing the refi & roll strategy
Jake, Gino host MM2 in Nashville, TN
Launch of Jake and Gino's Property Management Podcast
The Charitable Arm Of J&G's Property Management Company is established and feeds 10,000 children for Thanksgiving
Launch of Movers and Shakers Podcast
Launch of Multifamily Zone Podcast
Jake and Gino Release their second book, The Honey Bee
J&G's PM Company Crosses 1,500 units under management
Jake and Gino host Multifamily Mastery Live 3 in Orlando, FL
Passive Investing Launch
First Full Cycle Syndication
Launched Children’s book
Creative Cash Launched
Second Full Cycle Syndication
Students Crossed 20,000 Units Owned
Students Crossed 30,000 Units Owned
3,000,000 downloads on itunes
Passed 100,000 Meals Donated -J&G's PM Company-
Launch of the J&G's Development Company 1000+ Acres
Why Listen To Jake & Gino?
Multifaceted multifamily is a term that we created to describe the complimentary streams of revenue that we have established in our multifamily business. The key is that all of the revenue streams are complimentary, and they develop a symbiotic relationship amongst the businesses and strengthen each business. These streams of income support and feed each other based on this harmonious relationship. The first stream of revenue was an investment property, followed by the management company. As we continued to expand our portfolio, we decided to create the education platform Jake & Gino. Once we decided to syndicate properties, we launched Our Property Management Company. Our charitable arm was developed as the philanthropic stream on the PM family of companies.Work With Jake And Gino
Jake Stenziano, MBA is the best-selling author of two books, Wheelbarrow Profits and The Honey Bee. He is the co-founder of Jake & Gino, the premier multifamily real estate education community focused on results & founded on values & the three pillars of sound apartment investing; Buy Right, Manage Right, and Finance Right®.
As a creator of the multifamily investing framework, Wheelbarrow Profits, Jake is a leading expert on investing in and management of the multifamily space and currently controls over $250,000,000 in assets under management.
Jake worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative with a Fortune 100 company, and was known as the drug rep. When he met Gino back in 2009, he decided to pursue multifamily investing, and they purchased their first deal in 2013. Jake was able to leave his sales job in 2014 to focus on growing the portfolio.
He currently resides in Knoxville, TN with his beautiful wife Whitney and their three children.
Gino Barbaro is an investor, business owner, author and entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, he has grown his real estate portfolio to over 2,000 multifamily units & $250,000,000 in assets under management.
Gino owned an Italian restaurant for over twenty years, and was affectionately known as the pizza guy. He met Jake in 2009, and the duo purchased their first deal in 2013. Gino left the restaurant back in 2016 to become a full-time multifamily investor.
Gino and his partner, Jake, launched the Jake & Gino community back in 2016, the premier multifamily real estate educational community, to teach others how to invest in multifamily real estate.
He is the best-selling author of three books, Wheelbarrow Profits, The Honey Bee and Family, Food and the Friars. He currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida with his beautiful wife Julia and their six children.
John graduated King University with his MBA in 2017. With a background that includes extensive work in the film and television industry and over 30 years of management experience with Regal Cinemas; John is excited by the opportunity to join the Jake and Gino family. John joined Jake and Gino in December of 2020 as the Operations Manager with a focus on live events, marketing and the student experience.
Dillon graduated from Michigan State University in 2013 where he began working in the political realm in both the private sector as well as the legislative branch. Throughout his career, he built a small residential real estate investment portfolio and soon realized the power and economies of scale in multifamily, so he dove in head first. Over the past few years, since leaving the political world, Dillon has had experience as both an active and passive investor involved in more than $30 million of commercial real estate and also as a multi-family investment broker working with a full-service commercial brokerage firm, NAI, in Knoxville, TN.
Scott Szpyrka is a Junior Associate on the Jake & Gino Team. Scott joined the Jake & Gino team as a way to further his own investing career while at the same time helping advance others. Scott knew that surrounding himself by high level investors and working within proven systems was the fastest way to be able to achieve his goals! Scott’s true passion is to help equip investors with tools, resources, confidence, support, and expert knowledge to create and run a successful multifamily investment business and live up to their true potential. He takes pride in ensuring each individual he comes in contact with he is able to provide a five star experience.
Director of Student Experience
McKenzie graduated from Flagler college in 2012 and recently relocated back to St. Augustine with her husband and daughter. She has 7 years experience in account management within the manufacturing and construction fields. McKenzie’s experience combined with her background in community service and drive to work for a company who helps individuals as well as the community led her to Jake and Gino. She works directly with the operations manager to organize and support student outreach, weekly educational courses, podcasts, company events, and charity events through Rand Cares.
Dewey graduated with a Bachelor of Film from Full Sail University in 2019. With a passion for video editing and a love for film he jumped straight into the film industry straight out of college working on multiple different projects with professional chef’s, professional athletes, and top Esports organizations. Dewey joined Jake and Gino wanting to add his creative touch and fast turn around to help produce even more appealing content for the members while learning more about Multi Family Real Estate.
Co-Host of Julia and Gino Podcast
Julia Barbaro is a homeschooling mother of six children, wife to Gino Barbaro for 25 years, & Certified Life & Marriage coach. Julia is the host of the “Julia and Gino Podcast”, and runs Women of Wheelbarrow Profits®, in the Jake & Gino community. Julia was inspired to become a Certified Life and Marriage coach after witnessing the power of coaching. She felt compelled to give back and motivate others to create a strong marriage, and a healthy family/work balance. Julia is the author of The Cannolis Exploded!, A Gelato Blast!, and Pizza With a Purpose, children’s books about decision making and different paths we can take in life.
Chris graduated from Pace University in 2022 with a BBA in Finance, and a love for entrepreneurship! With his background in property management, Chris joined Jake & Gino with his commitment to excellence, deep understanding of multifamily real estate, and dedication to helping others. Whether he’s working with a seasoned investor or someone just starting out, he takes pride in ensuring that each individual he comes in contact with has the access and support they need to achieve their goals!
Jake & Gino Coaches
Vince is the owner of Michigan based Villanautics, LLC, co-founder of Tri-City Equity Group, LLC, and the owner of Koala Insulation of Mid-Michigan, a twelve-territory home services franchise. Vince utilizes his 16 years of Air Force leadership experience as well as the countless professional development courses such as John Maxwell, Stephen Covey, and Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Courses to build high-performing teams and efficient systems and processes. In just 6 years, Vince has scaled from a $0 down VA home loan to 570 apartment units valued over $40M. He specializes in strategic planning, project and business plan development and execution. He recently held the positions of Career Assistance Advisor where he led the retention and professional development programs for 6,500 personnel, and Resource Advisor where he drafted and managed the operational funds and projects for a $1.4B enterprise. He is 6 credits shy for his Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautics, and currently holds a Green Belt in LEAN Six Sigma Process Improvement. Lastly, Vince is a licensed Michigan contractor and active member in the local HBA and ABC Associations as well as numerous local charities and nonprofits. Outside of his professional life, Vince is an active private pilot, enjoys traveling with his three children with his wife, Alyssa.
Bill Ham is the Chief Operating Officer and the driving force behind Broadwell Property Group. He has upwards of 20 years of experience in Real Estate with a proven track record of identifying, acquiring, operating, and divesting large footprint Multifamily Housing. Bill can be seen and heard on countless podcasts and webinars as well as standing on stage giving presentations at trade shows and other forums both online and off.
Mike Taravella, CPA, graduated from Michigan State University in 2014 with a Masters of Science in Accounting. He has worked 5 years professionally in accounting. He started at Ernst & Young in public accounting and then transitioned into Detroit’s startup community at Rock Ventures. He began his real estate investing career in 2016 by owning and self-managing investments in Michigan. He also took an interest in real estate development before joining Jake & Gino team in 2019. Mike is currently an associate that is responsible for underwriting deals, investor relations, and asset management.
Jennifer’s desire to help people in major life decisions led her to Property Management. In the fall of 2015 Jennifer began with Jake & Gino’s Property Management team but her interest did not end with leasing. A natural tendency to organize and plan along with the goal to help further the company’s systems placed Jennifer in a Human Resources Lead Position. Regardless of whether Jennifer’s engaging with tenants or employees, her goal is to give guidance and support to all she encounters. Jennifer resides in Knoxville, TN. She attended e University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University.
A mechanical engineer by trade, I quickly realized that my W-2 job and 401K would not support the current and retirement lifestyle that I wanted. At the convincing by a friend I attended one of the guru seminars, here locally in Knoxville. I started purchasing single family rentals and doing flips 4 months after attending the seminar. In April of 2017 I was laid of from my corporate job of 12 years. At that moment I went all in to real estate investing by cashing in my 401K and stock options. In November of 2017 I attended the very first Jake n Gino live event in Knoxville. During the first day of the event I made the decision to focus on multifamily assets and sell all of my single family rentals. But I also still enjoy flipping houses. To date I have done 13 flips in 2 years. My goal for flips in 2019 was 12. I am currently at 6 in various stages. Since October of 2018 I have become part owner on the GP side in 103 doors. One of my partners and I are currently pursuing over another 200 doors as we speak. I started a Multifamily meetup in Johnson City, TN in March of this year. With Johnson City being such a great market, I saw a need to bring other multifamily investors together there, to leverage the power of partnerships, the market, and capital.I thrive on inspiring and motivating others and living the Go-Giver attitude! I live each day with gratitude.
Shannon Uleski has a diverse professional background that lead her to the dynamic Multi-Family Management industry. With over 20 years in Customer Service specializing in Fine Dining and Event Planning. Her responsibilities centered around creating culture, development and training, preserving brand integrity, driving sales and ensuring top notch customer experiences. In 2013 while managing Ruth’s Chris Steak House Shannon was voted Restaurant Manager of the Year by the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association and University of Tennessee. In addition, was the lead ambassador working to promote and better the community with organizations such as Children’s Hospital, TN River Rescue, KMA and Second Harvest Food Bank partnering with them in the creation of Knoxville Restaurant Week. Shannon’s next adventure was rebranding, staffing and sales for Bridgewater Event Venue from the ground up. She hired and trained the sales team and event designers, created and designed the event rooms including the Grand Ballroom and a state-of-the-art kitchen with an in-house Executive and Sous Chef. Bridgewater is currently ranking as one of Knoxville’s premier event venues. In 2018 Shannon joined the the Jake & Gino team as a Property Manager in North Knoxville. She was a natural to Property Management! Shannon’s exceptional customer service skills, superb business savvy, and refined management abilities propelled her to be a leader among her peers. She brings a fun-loving, wholehearted spirit to the Jake and Gino family of companies. Shannon, her husband and 2 beautiful daughters reside in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Anthony Vicino is a best-selling author, real estate investor, and serial entrepreneur committed to helping people maximize their Return on Life. He is the co-founding partner of Invictus Capital, a multifamily acquisition firm based in Minneapolis, MN with $15m in AUM, that provides busy working professionals with the opportunity to Invest Better. As the host of the Multifamily Investing Made Simple podcast and author of Passive Investing Made Simple, Anthony firmly believes investing shouldn’t be complicated, scary, or overwhelming.
Nick is a partner at Quantum Capital and specializes in acquisitions and asset management with a portfolio in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX. After spending over a decade in the automotive industry as a Shop Foreman/Master Technician for VW/Audi, Nick decided he had reached a breaking point. Fed up with the early morning commutes and 70-hour weeks, he decided to spend more time on his real estate portfolio. In 2018, after starting to explore multifamily, he reached out to Jake and Gino for guidance. Since then he has closed over 200 units and $20M in apartment communities in Austin, TX, and now focuses on real estate full-time. He attributes his success to the power of hard work, accountability, mentorship, and surrounding yourself with motivated people who push you to the next level.
Joe spent 12 years in operations for a Facility Services company, and he has recently transitioned to a full-time multi-family investor. Joe brings years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies into his real estate investing career. In 2018 he starting investing in duplexes in Kansas City getting his feet wet in real estate investing. In 2020 he joined the Jake and Gino community and made the leap into Multifamily and has been able to scale his business to 400+ units in the Midwest. Joe is co-host of “KC Multifamily and More”, which is a real-estate networking group. They host monthly virtual sessions to share his passion for real estate with others. Joe found his passion for multifamily after his coach and now partner encouraged him to push past his limiting beliefs. His “why” is to leave a legacy for generations to come in his family and to allow him freedom for his family. Joe resides in Kansas City with his wife and four daughters.
Jake & Gino Giving Back
Jake and Gino's Philanthropic arm Associated with their PM Company.
Our mission is to feed the most vulnerable children in our community—children who may be missing meals on a regular basis. We have partnered with organizations like Second Harvest & the Boys & Girls Club to bring this mission to life.
Through this organization we give the opportunity for our employees to get involved with the local community on volunteer days, as well as for our vendors, students, residents to give back through virtual food drives. We continue to create opportunities for you to get involved in this mission. For more information, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jake and Gino Mission Statement
To improve the lives of others by creating communities that allow people to become the best version of themselves.
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