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.
Meet the Team
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.
1982-1984 John Brinkman
1985 Gary Knight
Oct 1985 - Sep 1986 Raymond Hintenach, Sr.
Oct 1986 - Sep 1987 Jeff Megaree
Oct 1987 - Nov 1988 Shawn Fitzgerald
Dec 1988 - Sep 1990 Ray Ebert
Oct 1990 - Sep 1992 Frank Barillari
Oct 1992 - Sep 1995 Dave Corsi
Oct 1995 - Sep 2001 Nicholas Zampetti
Oct 2001 - Sep 2005 Frank Barillari
Sep 2005 - Sep 2019 Dan Schwartz
RAND was founded by Robert Allen
1985 Tim Heck
1986-1988 Dennis Gaynor