What is Jake and Gino?

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 and Gino 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 Timeline

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 and the capital company Rand Capital.  Once we decided to syndicate properties, we launched Rand Partners. Rand Cares was developed as the philanthropic stream on the Rand family of companies.
OUR FOUNDERS & TEAM

Jake Stenziano

Co-Founder of Jake and Gino

  • Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author of Wheelbarrow Profits
  • Currently controls + 1,500 multifamily units
  • Co-founder of Jake & Gino
  • Founder of Rand Property Management
  • Co-founder of Rand Partners
  • Co-founder of Rand Capital
  • $100,000,000 in Assets under management

Gino Barbaro

Co-Founder of Jake and Gino

  • Co-founder of Jake and Gino
  • Father of six children
  • 25 years as a restaurant owner
  • Graduate of IPEC
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Currently invested in over + 1,500 multifamily units
  • $100,000,000 Assets under management


Jen Ullrich
Operations Manager
Jake & Gino

Jen's Bio
Jen's Bio

Jen Ullrich is a certified meeting planner who has spent the last 10 years working in the financial services industry.  She joined the Jake & Gino Community after attending their first live event back in 2017. Since learning about multifamily real estate & the power of cash flow, she dove head first into the education platform.  Jen joined the Jake & Gino team as Operations Manager in 2019 focusing on the coordination of live events & student fulfillment.


Josh Roosen
Community Director
Jake & Gino

Josh's Bio
Josh's Bio

After turning the first home he purchased into a rental when moving cross country, Josh saw the power of cash owing assets. To further get his foot in the door he joined up with one the nation’s largest real estate investing education companies, where he became passionate about helping others while furthering his own investing career. After realizing the power of multifamily he joined the jake and gino team to grow his portfolio in multifamily while expanding the Jake & Gino community.


Dillon McGough
Business Advisor
Jake & Gino

Dillon's Bio
Dillon's Bio

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. 


Marco Barbaro
Student Success Specialist
Jake & Gino

Marco's Bio
Marco's Bio

In 1996, Marco graduated from Fairfield University and turned down a job with GE Capital to go into the restaurant business with his brother Gino.  At the age of 23, he bought his first multifamily property, a 4-family, in New York.  In 2013, he began investing with his brother & Jake in Knoxville Tennessee, where they purchased their first twenty-five unit deal.  Since then, he has partnered with Jake & Gino on over 1000 units, and has witnessed and participated in the growth of the company .

Marco exited the rat race on August 1st 2019, and joined the Jake & Gino team full time to help coach students and raise capital for Rand Partners. Marco excels in networking, building teams and putting people in place to succeed.  He is the father of 3 beautiful girls, and his family and multifamily are his two main focuses.


Mike Taravella
Asset Manager
Rand Partners

Mike's Bio
Mike's Bio

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 Rand Partners in 2019.  Mike is currently an associate that is responsible for underwriting deals, investor relations, and asset management.

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Will Coleman
Director of Finance
Rand Capital

Will's Bio
Will's Bio

Will Coleman, graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Economics. In 2016 he began his real estate career by investing in and self-managing single family properties in the DFW market while working in property management for Greystar Real Estate Partners. In 2018 Will began working in commercial lending at City Bank as a Credit Analyst being responsible for accurately underwriting the credit quality of borrowers, properties, and markets in Texas. In 2017 and 2018 Will also worked as an independent contractor for Lifestyles Unlimited as a Multi Family underwriter.

Deal Expert Coaches


Chris Jackson
Deal Expert Coach
Jake & Gino

Chris' Bio
Chris' Bio

Principal and Managing Partner of Sharpline Equity. Chris specializes in finding underperforming multifamily assets with high upside opportunities. 

 

Sharpline Equity currently has 300 units under ownership in their portfolio. Chris has over 10

years experience in all aspects of real estate investing from flipping, wholesaling, lending money, small multifamily to large multifamily. Chris began his career as a computer programmer and has 15 years experience in the tech industry. He has been a partner at a Long Island tech firm for the last 7 years. Chris resides on the North Fork of Long Island with his wife and two

children. He is an avid bird-watcher and snowboarder.


Bill Ham
Deal Expert Coach
Jake & Gino

Bill's Bio
Bill's Bio

Bill is the owner/operator of Phoenix Residential Group and Phoenix Residential Management. He has been in the real estate business for 13 years and has created a portfolio of over 1000 units while growing Phoenix Management to a team of 15 staff members. He has taught real estate for the past 6 years and has dozens of highly successful students. Bill uses his extensive real estate experience to teach his students the “real” side of real estate.


Mike Taravella
Deal Expert Coach
Jake & Gino

Mike's Bio
Mike's Bio

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 Rand Partners in 2019.  Mike is currently an associate that is responsible for underwriting deals, investor relations, and asset management.


Collin Schwartz
Deal Expert Coach
Jake & Gino

Collin's Bio
Collin's Bio

Collin is a full time real estate investor and owner of Bricktown Management a property management company located in Omaha Nebraska. He is married with two young children and another on the way. He is also the creator of the largest real estate meetup in Nebraska. His passion is working with fellow investors in value add multi-family real estate.

Accountability Coaches


Vince Gethings
Accountability Coach

Vince's Bio
Vince's Bio

Vince Gethings is the owner of Villanautics, LLC and co-owner of Tri-City Equity Group, LLC based in Midland, Michigan. They specialize in using creative financing to acquire under-performing multifamily properties that can be repositioned to increase the NOI. Currently, we own and manage 72 units.

 

Has been Active Duty Air Force since 2006 where he currently serves as a Career Assistance Advisor stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Vincent has been investing in multifamily real estate since 2016 and handles market research, underwriting, due-diligence, strategic planning, negotiations for the company. Additionally, Vincent has a passion for financial education and routinely mentors groups and individuals on budgeting, investing and reaching financial independence. Furthermore, he is a senior at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics. Lastly, Vincent strives for personal and professional development, attending numerous courses to include: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, John Maxwell’s Laws of Leadership, LEAN Process improvement, Arbinger Institute’s Outward Mindset, and the Wheelbarrow Profits Academy.    


Darren Light
Accountability Coach

Darren's Bio
Darren's Bio

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.


Hadar Orkibi
Accountability Coach

Hadar's Bio
Hadar's Bio

Full-time Property Investor, and Trader. Hadar has been investing in Real Estate for over a decade, specializing in long distance, out of state investing.

Started as a Licensed Real Estate agent in Israel before immigrating to New Zealand in 2003.

Hadar’s portfolio includes Multi-Family apartments, and Commercial with Triple Net Leases in NZ and the United States.

In the US with MFIHolding.com, Hadar is focused on Multi-Family Apartment Buildings that have value-add upside potential with strong cash-flow, and he is a leading mastermind facilitator with MIHMastermind.com

Hadar has participated as a guest in a number of New Zealand and US Real Estate investing podcasts.

Hadar’s Skills:

Asset management.

Project Management – PRINCE2 ® Certified.

Extensive understanding of investment underwriting.

Hadar loves overseas travelling with the family, running, yoga, rugby, mountain biking and authentic food.

Manage Right Coaches


Jennifer Outland
Manage Right Coaches
Jake & Gino

Jennifer's Bio
Jennifer's Bio

Jennifer’s desire to help people in major life decisions led her to Property Management. In the
fall of 2015 Jennifer began with Rand Property Management 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 oer guidance and support to all she encounters. Jennifer resides in Knoxville, TN. She attended e University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University.


Shannon Uleski
Manage Right Coaches
Jake & Gino

Shannon's Bio
Shannon's Bio

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 Rand Fam 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 Rand Family of Companies.  Shannon, her husband and 2 beautiful daughters reside in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Rand Cares

Rand Cares is our Philanthropic arm of the Rand Family of Companies. 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 hello@jakeandgino.com.

Jake and Gino Mission Statement

To improve the lives of others by creating communities that
allow people to become the best version of themselves.

Core Values

People First
Growth Mindset
Unwavering Ethics
Extreme Ownership
Make It Happen
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