Kevin Ortner

TITLE AND AFFILIATIONS President and CEO of Renters Warehouse, author of Rent Estate™ Revolution , Advisory Council Board Member for the Single Family Rental Association, Governmental Affairs Committee Member for the National Association of Residen- tial Property Managers, Managing Member of Illuminated Invest- ments LLC, CEO/owner of Renters Warehouse franchises in Phoenix, Arizona, and Denver, Colorado, commercial airline pilot, 2017 Think Realty Service Provider of the Year, two-time American Stevie Business Awards Executive of the Year winner (2015 and 2016), and International Stevie Business Award winner for achievements as CEO of Renters Warehouse in 2015.


Renters Warehouse has been listed on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States eight times under Ortner’s leadership. CURRENT THINK REALTY COURSES Buy & Hold Strategies Building Your Rent Estate™ Portfolio EXPERIENCE Kevin Ortner first joined Renters Warehouse in 2009 when he opened the company’s first Phoenix, Arizona, fran- chise. Just four years later, he had opened multiple franchis- es, reached a record-setting 2,000 properties under manage- ment in a single franchise, and taken on an executive role in the company, first as chief operations officer (COO) in 2013, then as president and CEO in 2015. The same year, Renters Warehouse trademarked the term Rent Estate™, and in 2017 Ortner penned a book titled Rent Estate™ Revolution. “I’m a guy who has always been about financial security and ensuring that all generations growing up across the country have a long-term plan,” he explained. “I wrote Rent Estate™ Revolution because I wanted more people to come into the real estate rental space, buy assets, and start creat- ing wealth, financial freedom, and security for themselves and their families. That’s what real estate investing has been for me: the ability to create a stable income for people and long-term financial security.”

WHY HE’S HERE Ortner said he was eager to become a Think Realty coach because he understands firsthand the importance of confi- dence in real estate investing. “I want to bring that to Think Realty members,” he explained. “Real estate investing does not have to be scary or complex. The hardest thing is getting started. Once you understand that you can invest in real estate and you have the ability to make it work for you, then you’ve done the hardest part.” Ortner’s training courses will focus on helping mem- bers understand how single-family rental (SFR) real estate really works and guiding them through the steps involved in building and expanding an SFR portfolio. “If you have already started investing, I want to inspire you to grow your portfolio and your real estate investing business, again, with confidence,” he said enthusiastically. MENTORS AND INSPIRATIONAL INDIVIDUALS Ortner cites four individuals as sources of inspiration and valued mentors. First, he said, his father “is a shining exam- ple of the American Dream and a father working to ensure each generation is better off than the last.” He described his father as “one of the hardest-working, most disciplined,

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