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
BS Management & Marketing, University of South Florida
Masters in Real Estate, Florida International University
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.
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
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
“Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.”~ Andy Grove
“Luck favors the prepared mind.” ~Louis Pasteur