About Lenny Longo

Entrepreneur. Investor. Mentor.

Hello. I am a fund manager, real estate broker and mortgage loan originator in Florida. My passion is real estate investing and helping other investors.

My journey began 14 years ago when I decided to help my friends and family save on their real estate transactions. I soon found that the real estate investment niche was my passion. Since then, I have spent my time expanding my knowledge by investing within a wide variety of real estate projects.

Investment, to me, can mean a variety of things – whether it be a single investment in a property to a real estate fund that involves many parts to accomplish a larger project.

After successfully completing multi-family syndications, single family rehabs and long-term investment deals – I could see the many opportunities out there. My endeavors expanded to earning a Master’s Degree in Real Estate, which has become an invaluable part for my commercial real estate skill set.

As I look for my next project, I continue to learn and grow by helping others through mentoring. I am always interested in learning more about what others are doing in real estate and exploring how I can help and contribute as the market continuously changes.

It is exciting to me to see other people discovering this path that I love, and I have dedicated my blogging to sharing my knowledge and experience with others.

Here is a little bit of background information about my experience and training:

 

Lenny Longo, MSRE

Licensed Real Estate Broker – BK3063010 

Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator – NMLS# 1177866

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Education

BS Management & Marketing, University of South Florida

Masters in Real Estate, Florida International University

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Real Estate Experience (2003 – Present)

2003: Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker Licenses Obtained – Purchased first Rental Property

2003 – 2010: Residential & Commercial Real Estate Ventures – Purchases, Transactions and Consulting both personally and through joint ventures.

2010- Present: Brokerage Established specializing in Joint Ventures & Foreign National Partnerships for Single Family Rentals, Fix & Flips and Distressed  Property Rehabs.

2011: $2.5MM Multifamily Debt & Equity Syndication to purchase and manage 57-unit apartment complex. Owner/ Property Manager until sale for 28% increased sales price in 2015.

2011-Present: Property Management for a Multifamily Complex, Single Family Rentals and Commercial Leases

2014-2015: Completed the AACSB accredited Masters Degree program in International Real Estate from Florida International University.

2014-Present: Mortgage & Trust Deed Investing through Private Lending to other Real Estate Investors for short term funding of projects.

2015 – Present: Real Estate Fund Manager: Launched private placement offering for accredited investors focused on mortgage-trust deed investing. Managing and assisting with Domestic & International transactions.

2016-Present: Expansion of Residential Real Estate Brokerage Like It Realty including an online listing system for residential “by owner” sellers.

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Awards & Certifications

Owner of PCI Communications – 2016 Small Business of the Year

Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)

Malcolm Butters Real Estate Scholarship Award Winner

FIABCI-USA Grant Winner

Co-Author of Amazon Best Selling Book

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Memberships & Committees

Member – American Association of Private Lenders

Member Knight – Knights of Columbus

Member – RASM Florida Realtor Political Action Committee (RPAC)

Member – Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Member – Kiwanis International & Florida Kiwanis

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Favorite Quotes:

“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.”~ Andy Grove

“Luck favors the prepared mind.” ~Louis Pasteur