Executive Team

Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team manages the day-to-day activities with the association. This team includes the President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, Board Members, and Executive Director.

Matthew J. Atkinson

Matt Atkinson started his career in real estate 19 years ago as a mortgage professional and is currently a branch manager of Intercap Lending. He has been investing in real estate for the last 16 years. He purchased his first investment property in 2004, a single-family home through a short sale, which is a rental unit he still owns today. However, he over-improved the property, spent too much money on the renovation, and mismanaged his tenants. Throughout this process he learned the struggle of having a full-time job and being a landlord, and how to effectively utilize other industry professionals to improve his investing.

Matt credits this experience with getting him addicted to local real estate investing and now owns over 22 million of rental properties personally and with partners. He has accumulated 25,500 hours experience – nearly 7 years round the clock – and has personally invested over $1.87 million dollars in rehabbing rental properties since 2004, and an additional $4.55 million on flip properties since 2008.

After making only $500 on his first flip project, he reevaluated the strategies others were using and learned how to effectively buy the property, get the most bang for his buck during the remodel, and how to price the home for the quickest and most profitable return. In 2012, Matt and his team added real estate consulting to their services. He has focused consulting on a local level with his expertise ranging from rentals, land lording, hard money lending, fix and flipping, assignments and building wealth as an investor. He currently is the President of UVREIA, which he has served on the board for 8 years. He serves as an advisory board member of the Salt Lake City NAHREP chapter for the last 2 years. He is also a member of SLREIA since 2008, UAMP since 2005, and UtahREIA since 2016.

Contact Matt at email matkinson@intercaplending.com Phone 801-671-9367

Alan Walker

Alan Walker

Alan Walker started his real estate career as a buy & hold investor, purchasing a single family home and duplex within a month of each other. He quickly transitioned to a full-time realtor, picking up 4 rentals in a year. He works heavily with investors and also does flips throughout Utah.

Jeff Breglio | Board

Jeff is an attorney in Salt Lake City, practicing asset protection, real estate, corporate succession and estate planning law. He has been an attorney since 1995. He has also been a real estate investor since 2000, a real estate agent for 8 years, is currently an escrow officer and real estate entrepreneur and educator. He is a regular speaker, locally and nationally, to various groups on legal issues of real estate investment, self-direction, asset protection and corporate liability. Jeff is a board member and attorney for the Salt Lake Real Estate Investors Association, been a board member and education coordinator for the Utah REIA, as well as a board member of two non-profit organizations and a Salt Lake City community councilman. He has created over 800 entities, worked with over 1000 clients and been a part of 1000’s of real estate investment transactions. He began his passion for real estate investing in 2000 when he bought his first flip property. He currently has both residential and commercial investment properties.

Jeff is a former competitive marathoner and triathlete, even having completed an Ironman. He’s also proud to say that he’s published 3 novels and is working on his fourth. His team at Breglio Law Office is always willing to help you succeed.

Elizabeth Cordero

Elizabeth Cordero

Elizabeth Cordero has not traveled an easy road to success and financial security. Elizabeth grew up in Mexico as the youngest born to a single mother. At the young age of 14, Elizabeth and her older sister successfully completely a dangerous border crossing into the United States.

Though she started her life in the U.S. with no worldly possessions other than a few dollars of money for food and no ability to speak the language, Elizabeth has overcome obstacles that would have caused many to give up — she has achieved financial security and established a multi-faceted set of business profit centers in the state of Utah, which range from a cleaning business to real estate sales, flipping homes, property management and investment activities.

Elizabeth’s first job in the U.S. was as a bagger at a grocery store. After a number of these rapid-fire work experience, Elizabeth began a new approach–as an entrepreneur. She launched a Elizabeth Cleaning Services, a residential cleaning company that at first employed herself, her mom and sister, but quickly grew into a leading provider of residential cleaning for the Salt Lake metro area. As this company grew, she launched another thriving cleaning service, Elizabeth Business Cleaning, to tap into the lucrative business cleaning market.

As these businesses skyrocketed, Elizabeth expanded her reach and influence progressively–from real estate residential sales to property management, buying and selling homes, and investments in real estate and other projects. Through her business success Elizabeth, who became a legal U.S. working resident shortly after the 2012 enactment of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, no longer needs to work to support herself. Instead she works because she chooses to pursue her profound passion for leadership, real estate and charitable service.

She has an abiding commitment to learning, and has maintained a 3.9 grade point average in her college studies, running a business full-time as she studied. She is an active member of the Salt Lake Real Estate Investors Association, Utah Valley Real Estate Investors Association and has holds a real estate license.

This year Elizabeth also embarked on her dream of building a first-of-its-kind orphanage in Mexico that will not only provide the necessities of life for the children it serves; it will also empower them with practical education and training in professional skills, entrepreneurship and other crucial life skills.

Daryl Evanetich

Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Darryl spent most of his life in the Buckeye State. Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Darryl began his professional career as a Safety Engineer with the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH. Furthering his education, he completed his Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering a few years later.

In 2015, he transferred to Hill AFB where he got his first taste of the mountains and real estate. In 2016, Darryl bought his first rental property, 2017 obtained his real estate license, 2018 flipped his first property, and in 2019 quit his job and started his own Wholesaling business, called Family Home Solutions. As of today, Darryl is a full-time real estate investor with 40+ wholesale transactions, 5 flips and 3 rentals in his portfolio.

Ben Lakey

Ben Lakey

Ben began his real estate career flipping homes in 2002. He was deployed with the Utah National Guard in 2006, and after returning home Ben returned to real estate with a few small development projects until the market crashed in 2007. Throughout the recession he worked on distressed asset projects, while also attending Brigham Young University (BYU) Law School from 2010-2012.

In 2013, Ben opened his own law firm specializing in real estate law and continued to flip houses, meeting and then working with Brady Young around this same time. The two decided to partner and establish BNB Homes in 2015. Ben’s primary areas of focus at BNB Homes are investor relations, financing strategy, negotiations, complex deal structuring, and legal affairs. Ben has recently joined Freeman Lovell as of Counsel, handling real estate development and construction matters.

Leslie Peterson

Leslie Peterson

Leslie Peterson has cultivated a deep knowledge of the title and escrow industry through 22 years of hands-on experience. After 8 years of working at various title companies, she opened Charger Title Insurance Agency, Inc. 2006 and is the sole owner. She works with a wide variety of clients, from hard money lenders, to investors, to first time home buyers and basic refinances. Leslie is known for her attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile for the client.

When not hard at work on her client’s files she’s busy investing in her own rental portfolio. She started investing in real estate in 2001 and has 14 Doors. She has done seller carry transactions, hard money loans, and traditional financing. Her personal investing experience just adds to her vast knowledge in the title industry.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, riding at the sand dunes and sitting by a campfire. No matter which hat she’s wearing, her motto is simple – life is about the little things. Contact Leslie at email leslie@chargertitle.com Phone 801-830-7529

Carmen Hall

Carmen Hall
Executive Director

Carmen is a mother of 4 amazing children and has been married for 20 years. She immigrated from South Africa at the age of 17 along with her family, because of this she understands what it is like to start over and work hard to build a future. She readily expresses gratitude for the opportunities this country has given her and for those who selflessly protect the freedoms she enjoys.

Her passion is helping people achieve their dreams, and is a certified foot zoner. Her skills from the title/escrow industry has sparked her interest in real estate investing. Her husband is a licensed master electrician and they are branching out into the business world together. She loves details, thoughtful customer service and volunteering at the Utah Foster Care Foundation.

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