About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to aid, train, motivate and to share information relating to real estate investing. We are dedicated to helping both beginning AND experienced investors. We serve the New Jersey-New York metropolitan area.

Our Goals

  • Motivation
  • Education
  • Networking
  • Knowledge
  • Financial Success

Our By-Laws & Code of Ethics

The Metro Real Estate Investors Association, Inc, is a not-for profit corporation, and is organized for the purpose of education in real estate investment.
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Meet the Team

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Dave Corsi


Email davec@mreia.com

As the Current President, as well as past President and Legislative Affairs Director, Dave has been a member since 1983. He  hopes to use his position to help our members improve their knowledge in the realm of real estate investing as well as grow their wealth. As a long time investor/property manager/rehabber and educator with 5 decades in the real estate investing field , Dave has a wealth of experience. His understanding of economics, finance and real estate techniques  can help you to reach your investing goals.

"Education / knowledge combined with the execution of  is what separates those who succeed from those who never reach their potential. At MREIA our motto is "Dedicated to the Art of Real Estate Investing and Helping Our Members Achieve Success" a motto we take very seriously. Hope to meet you soon."

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Andrea Lane

Vice President

Email: andrea@coast2coastturnkey.com
Phone: 732-735-9076
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coast2coastnetworking

Andrea Lane is CEO and founder of Coast 2 Coast Networking and co-founder of Coast 2 Coast Turnkey located in Pittsburgh, Jax Rentals located in Florida, and Red Door House to Home located in New Jersey. Andrea has rehabbed hundreds of houses, owns rentals, and lent money to investors for many years.
With 30+ years of experience in the residential real estate market, she has put her
knowledge to work coaching and mentoring investors. Her goal is to help 100 people become millionaires by 2025.
The Coast 2 Coast Turnkey company offers investors the opportunity to reach into the profitable real estate market with a partner that understands the locations and nuances of the greater Pittsburgh area.
Andrea speaks at various events, attends conferences nationally, and continues to learn and share her knowledge. She hosts a bi-weekly Zoom meeting, offering members the opportunity to learn and network with investors around the country, hear their challenges, and build their community.

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Irina Iudina


Email irina@mreia.com

Irina was elected as our new secretary in September 2019.

Matt Brunetta


A full-time construction manager by day and a videographer and photographer in his free time. Matt creates videos for MREIA including the Real Estate Twilight Zone series on our YouTube channel. He also hosts the rehab and construction focus group.

Our History

The organization began in 1982 and no records could be found as to whether things were formally organized or merely a group of investors getting together. Old newsletters of MREIA have been traced back to 1985, when the organization was known as the Northern New Jersey Real Estate Investors Club, Inc. (NNJREIC). Meetings were held at the Coachman Inn, Cranford NJ. In 1985, membership increased from 20 to over 500!

In September 1985, the “New Jersey Real Estate Informer” newsletter was born. Prior to said date, a double-sided monthly letter was written by Gary Knight, who also served as President in 1985.

In October 1988, NNJREIC and RAND merged to form the Metropolitan Real Estate and Investors Association, Inc. (MREIA) The name of the newsletter was also changed from the New Jersey Real Estate Informer to The Metro. In 2014, MREIA was reorganized to form the Metro Real Estate Investors Association, Inc.

MREIA Past Presidents List

Northern New Jersey Real Estate Investors Club, Inc. (NNJREIC) was founded by Dr. Albert Lowry.

  1. 1982-1984 John Brinkman
  2. 1985 Gary Knight
  3. Oct 1985 - Sep 1986 Raymond Hintenach, Sr.
  4. Oct 1986 - Sep 1987 Jeff Megaree
  5. Oct 1987 - Nov 1988 Shawn Fitzgerald
  6. Dec 1988 - Sep 1990 Ray Ebert
  7. Oct 1990 - Sep 1992 Frank Barillari
  8. Oct 1992 - Sep 1995 Dave Corsi
  9. Oct 1995 - Sep 2001 Nicholas Zampetti
  10. Oct 2001 - Sep 2005 Frank Barillari
  11. Sep 2005 - Sep 2019 Dan Schwartz
  12. Sep 2019 - Present Dave Corsi

About Us

MREIA (Metro Real Estate Investors Association) is New Jersey's oldest real estate investors group founded in 1982. Our mission is to aid, train, motivate and share information relating to real estate investing. We are dedicated to helping both beginning AND experienced investors. We serve the New Jersey-New York metropolitan area.

We are a chapter of the National Real Estate Investors Association.


Watch recaps of our meetings, member interviews, and our How To series on our YouTube channel, @mreiateam.

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Metro Real Estate Investors Association

PO Box 296
Oceanport, NJ 07757
(908) 367-3423

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