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

Meet the Team



Dave Corsi

Email: davec@mreia.com

As President, Dave 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 property owner and in recent years a rehabber and builder of new homes, Dave wants to share what he has learned over the years with our group. "Education is the key to success in any field and in real estate investing you should take every opportunity to further yours."

Dave is a Past President of MREIA, and has been investing since 1983. His objective is to keep MREIA members aware of pending legislation, as well as current laws that have a direct impact on real estate investments. MREIA is a proactive group. They ask all members to become involved, and contact their legislators on important pieces of legislation.


Anthony Uva

Email: anthony@mreia.com

Anthony was recently elected as our new vice president in September 2019. Anthony was featured as our first member in the MREIA Interview Series on YouTube.


Dave Bogert

Email: daveb@mreia.com

Dave was elected as our treasurer in September 2018. He owns a home remodeling business.


Irina Iundina

Email: irina@mreia.com

Irina was recently elected as our new secretary in September 2019.


Allen Brian

Part of my AV experience stems from being the New Gen and A/V coordinator for the The Lord's Flock Int'l - Jersey City, NJ. My responsibilities include but are not limited to setup/take down of AV equipment, and playback of slide presentations and media clips during weekly prayer meetings, semi-annual seminars and annual worship concerts.I will do my best in the A/V capacity to create a compelling learning experience for MREIA members. I aim to continuously learn and be educated, on the whole gamut of real estate investing, in order to apply the right strategies that will solve the challenges of sellers and fellow members.


Mathew Brunetta

A full-time construction manager by day and a videographer and photographer in his free time, Mathew creates video summaries of our general meetings and started the MREIA Interview Series on our YouTube channel.



Avegail Tizon

Email: team@mreia.com

A User Experience Designer since 2013, the core of Avegail's career is to put the user first when designing online services.​ As Website Manager and Social Media Chair, her goal is to provide an engaging experience for our members and prospective members on our online platforms. She can't do this without the help of our audience, YOU. Feel free to reach out to her with your feedback and ideas on how we can better help you on this website and through social media.

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.


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

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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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