Advisory Council

The cornerstone of the SFRA, Single Family Rental Association is the Advisory Council, a coalition of thought leaders that will help its members identify emerging trends, discuss solutions, and formulate best practices. The council represents a cross-section of key companies and recognized business leaders across the industry segments.

Chad Carpenter

CHMD and CEO, Reven Housing REIT and CEO of Reven Capital, LLC

Chad Carpenter is CHMD and CEO of Reven Housing REIT, Inc., a public company, (SYM:RVEN) that engages in the acquisition and ownership of portfolios of occupied single-family rental properties in the U.S. Carpenter has been involved in over $2 billion in real estate transactions, has over 26 years’ experience in real estate, and has 20 years of executive experience running public and private companies, as well as real estate funds. Carpenter has experience investing in all assets classes, international investments and the acquisition of distressed debt. Carpenter is also Chairman & CEO of Reven Capital, LLC, a private equity and real estate investment firm. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of investing and capital markets. Prior to Reven Capital, Carpenter spent fifteen years with Equastone, eight years with Business Real Estate Brokerage Company (BRE), and CB Commercial Real Estate Services. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (BA in Economics) and attended the Harvard University Graduate School of Design “Running a Real Estate Company Program.” In 2005, Carpenter was selected as one of Real Estate Southern California’s “40 Under 40.” In 2007, he was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in San Diego. Carpenter dedicates his time as Chairman of USC’s Marshall Partners San Diego which is a support group for USC’s Marshall Business School.

Tim Herriage

CEO, 2020 REI Companies

Tim Herriage is the Founder & CEO of 2020 REI Companies, a collection of entrepreneurial real estate investment companies specializing in brokerage, acquisition, disposition, private equity, nationwide financing, and advisory services. Herriage has been on the leading edge of the real estate investor space for over a decade, founding the REI Expo, serving as Managing Director for Blackstone’s B2R Finance, and Franchisee & Development Agent for HomeVestors® of America. Herriage has acquired more than 1,200 single-family investment properties and completed more than $1 billion in real estate transactions, predominately in the North Texas area. Herriage is passionate about creating and spreading opportunities for others to succeed in real estate investing by providing innovative financing offerings, quality education programs, and reliable structured investments. Through his private equity and fund management firm, Elevate Private Capital, Herriage and his team source and invest in strategic real estate assets. Herriage also established Investable Realty to provide investors of all sizes with specialized brokerage and investment property finding services.

Joakim Mortensen

Chief Client Officer and Head of Institutional Loans, Colony American Finance

Joakim Mortensen is Chief Client Officer and Head of Institutional Loans at Colony American Finance, a portfolio company of Colony Capital. Prior to that, Mr. Mortensen was Director of Business Development at LNR Property LLC focused on acquiring commercial real estate loan portfolios and new originations for Auction finance (JV between LNR Property and Prior to that, Mortensen was a Managing Director at Renaissance Companies, an advisory firm to financial institutions and institutional investment firms. Other employers includes GMAC Commercial Mortgage, Bayview Financial, and GE Capital. Mr. Mortensen has a J.D./M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University, an LL.M from University of Miami, and a J.D. from University of Copenhagen.

Kevin Ortner

President and CEO, Renter’s Warehouse

President and CEO of Renters Warehouse and former pilot, Kevin Ortner first joined the company in 2009 when he opened the very first Renters Warehouse franchise in Phoenix, AZ. His franchise has been consistently awarded with best-in-class business and culture awards, and reached a record 2000 properties under management for a single franchise in 2016. After the 2015 retirement of Renters Warehouse founder Brenton Hayden, Ortner went on to take the reins of the entire company, helping see it through monumental growth nationwide and a majority share private equity investment. Kevin is a two-time honoree of the American Stevie Business Awards, Executive of the Year award (2015 and 2016) and received an International Stevie Business Award for his achievements as CEO of Renters Warehouse in 2015. His leadership helped the company become a six-time honoree of the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in America. Nationwide, Renters Warehouse currently manages close to 15,000 properties in 33 markets and 17 states and growing. In 2015, Renters Warehouse officially trademarked the term Rent Estate™ to redefine the entire Single Family Rental (SFR) industry as real estate gives way to this increasingly lucrative asset. Winning dozens of awards and securing many honors, Renters Warehouse is recognized as being both one of the fastest growing companies, as well as one renowned for being an exceptional employer.

Greg Rand

CEO, OwnAmerica

Greg Rand is the founder and CEO of OwnAmerica, a private trading platform for stabilized, single-family rentals. OwnAmerica currently serves institutional and mid-sized investors in the intelligent aggregation and disposition of single-family rental portfolios across the U.S. The company has built a distribution network of residential investment brokerage affiliates and retailers, and created a scalable system for importing, analyzing, packaging, publishing, and transacting SFR assets. Rand is a 25-year real estate industry veteran, author of “Crash-Boom,” and a regular contributor on the Fox Business network. Prior to founding OwnAmerica in 2010, Rand served as a Managing Partner of Rand Realty, one of the largest real estate companies in the northeast. He is widely known for his expertise in forecasting trends in the real estate industry.