MEET THE TEAM – ABOUT WHO WE ARE
Pete Asmus is a real estate investor who specializes in marketing, branding, and raising capital. He has a well-established history of securing capital for projects such as flipping highend residential properties and starting up small businesses. He has personally purchased and invested in mobile homes, single-family homes, restaurant franchises, and commercial buildings.
He has spent the last decade learning, teaching, and speaking, making connections and building relationships with top deal makers in the industry. He has always been driven to build platforms and strategies that he not only could personally invest in but that would also provide opportunities for other investors. His achievements have come with both successes and setbacks which Mr. Asmus has used to prove that he has the ability to not only survive the storm, but thrive.
A strong proponent of transparency and openness, he always includes his investors (who he prefers to call partners) in his decisions. When he formed The Asmus Group and its many subsidiaries, it was always his primary focus to take care of and look out for his investors, aiming at all times to create truly win/win relationships and business models.
Generous by nature, Mr. Asmus has garnered a national reputation, personally training thousands of students and helping them to find the right investment opportunities to match their goals and objectives. He is also a regular public speaker and a published author, having written Force Your Dreams into Reality, The Question Factor, and The Stock Market Refugee. Additionally, he is an editor at Investor Quarterly and an award-winning radio host. He also manages a database of over 2.5 million investors and owns the world’s largest LinkedIn real estate investment group with over half a million members.
More than a businessman, Mr. Asmus is a reliable, dependable, and loving family man whose children can frequently be seen when he’s conducting business, either sitting at a nearby table, taking pictures and video, or simply observing their father in action as he instills in them the seeds of their own future success. Of particular personal interest, Mr. Asmus is a staunch advocate for public education on Alopecia.
As CEO, Mr. Asmus will be responsible for managing all personnel, team members, and managers. He will be the primary point of contact for investors and tasked with keeping everyone continually moving forward. A licensed Realtor with a deep network Mr. Asmus is an expert at finding and identifying prime real estate. He will also work closely with his personally handpicked Board of Advisors consistent of attorneys, accountants, investors, and other consultants.
Find out more about Pete at PeteAsmus.com
Mark Scarola is a real estate investor with a background in social services. In his past he created programs aimed at serving local communities, developed training programs, and was a college professor. As a licensed mental health therapist he provided therapy to people with mental health diagnoses, those impacted by sexual abuse, individuals with suicidal thoughts, and later counseled college students
Mr. Scarola has been an entrepreneur for the last eight to nine years, having established several small businesses including an investment company, an educational and networking group, and a non-profit organization that provides emotional support and whose website regularly attracts 11,000 visitors a month.
His investment company is involved primarily in mortgage notes (home loans) and rental properties. Drawing on his counseling experience he works well with distressed and struggling homeowners to find mutually beneficial solutions. He also relies on his thorough attention to detail and organizational skills in completing the necessary due diligence inherently involved with all forms of investing.
Mr. Scarola graduated at the top of his college class where he was named Senior Marshall and gave a speech to 5000 people during their commencement. He has received numerous performance based awards over the life of his career, has been a guest speaker at area events and online podcasts, and has saved his employers tens of thousands of dollars.
He has also successfully defended two theses, prepared four research manuscripts, and conducted a number of statistical analyses. He is a research grant recipient and has completed several research projects, frequently presenting his findings at local and regional conferences.
Mr. Scarola is bringing his skills to GreenZone Properties as COO to complete proposals, analyze information, and coordinate events and tasks completed by others. He will also be responsible for overseeing a smooth operation, assuring that the company stays on task and meets its deadlines, developing and maintaining strong community ties, working closely with consultants to assure legal and financial compliance, and managing others associated with the organization such as vendors and associates.
Mark Hendrickson, with a long and successful career in construction and construction management, is the Co-Principal of Global Property Solutions Group (“GPSG”) and one of the owners of the largest real estate networking groups in the world, the Real Estate Networking Group on LinkedIn with more than 570,000 members.
Mark began his career in 1975 with Kay Tee Construction, located in Redding, California, as a laborer and apprentice carpenter. In 1978, he was hired as a carpenter for Giant Construction and promoted to foreman in 1980. In 1981, he moved to Reno, Nevada. For the next eleven years, he worked as construction foreman for Ronald E. Wright Construction and Wasik Construction, two custom home builders. In these positions, he provided labor and material estimates and supervised all labor at each site. He helped ensure that homes were built on time and within budget. After he obtained a B-2 general contractor license, he opened KML Construction in Reno in 1992. He and his eight employees designed and built custom homes and also provided home repairs and remodeling services for single family homes as well as commercial properties until 2008. Since 2009, Mark has been the superintendent for Russo Construction in Southern California. He oversees residential and commercial projects.
Mark’s work philosophy in the construction industry, has always been Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. He brings this same attitude to GPSG, where he professionally evaluates projects for investment potential. Founded in July 2014, GPSG is a company that matches investors to real estate buyers in need of funding on a short term basis for new construction, rehabilitation projects and remodels. Mark is a true believer in finding great projects for the investors he works with that will in some cases result in a healthy economic return in as little as 3-6 months.
He attends and participates in multiple networking groups, including the Real Estate Investor Association (REIA), whose members share best practices, provide a forum for new ideas and strategies, and present new investment opportunities.
Jillian Sidoti, Esq. is one of the country’s leading experts on crowdfunding. Her firm, CrowdfundingLawyers.net, focuses on securities transactions with an emphasis on servicing the small business and entrepreneurs providing PPM’s, Regulation A filings, and small public offerings. Prior to her legal career, Jillian owned and operated a record label enabling her to tour worldwide with artists, worked in commercial development, and held various positions in the financial field in manufacturing, real estate, and financial services. Jillian has taught Finance and Accounting for the BS and MBA programs at the University of Redlands.
In 2000, Jillian completed the BS program cum laude at Northeastern University, concentrating in finance and international business. Later, Jillian earned her law degree from New England School of Law.
Jillian is the author of The Crowdfunding Myth which debunks the multiple myths surrounding crowdfunding and teaches the reader how to effectively crowdfund their securities offering.
Trowbridge Sidoti LLP (CrowdfundingLawyers.net) is a boutique law firm whose area of practice includes setting up Syndications, Private Placement Offerings, Private Equity Funds, and Joint Ventures for real estate ventures and small business startups.
Trowbridge Sidoti LLP’s legal services include preparation of Private Placement Memorandums (PPMs) and investor Subscription Agreements, selecting the appropriate securities exemption, formation and structuring of legal entities, and drafting investor agreements such as limited liability company (LLC) Operating Agreements or Private Loan Documents. We prepare and file the securities notices with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and state securities agencies required to qualify for a securities exemption from registration.
The firm’s clients range from seasoned and sophisticated commercial real estate investors and brokers to individuals raising Private Money from family and friends for their first deal or new business. Many of their first-time syndication clients have gone on to do multiple Private Securities Offerings. Trowbridge Sidoti assists clients with federal securities offerings in all 50 states.