Our Team
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Erik Brown
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Director of Operations

Erik, an Industrial Engineer with nearly 20 years of experience as an Engineer in Continuous Improvement and Operations Management, has saved over $25 million over the course of his career. He has practiced an array of material, time and money saving measures within the transportation, logistics and manufacturing sectors. Self-taught and proficient in real estate, Erik has found interest and success in applying similar processes to real estate analysis and management. A short-term property owner himself, Erik recognizes the opportunity and potential in commercial multifamily. Erik oversees our acquisitions team and manages underwriting, financial due diligence, and closing.

David Geldart
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Director of Investor Relations and Capital

David joined the Lean REI team with experience as a successful fund-raising consultant for a real estate investment firm. He had great success by driving over $55 million in fundraising in just three years through individual and small business investments. David credits this accomplishment to his ability to secure key clients, maintain high-quality client relationships, and increase the company's client base to grow market share. As Director of Investor Relations and Capital, David aims to identify and build connections with those whose interests align with our investment strategies. David’s care in working closely with clients has resulted in repeat investments that bring lucrative returns.

Justin Coriale
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Director of Asset Management

Justin, a St. Petersburg resident, brings experience from his time as a real estate agent in the St. Petersburg area, as well as a prior owner and manager of multi unit properties in the area. In his role as Director of Asset Management, Justin utilizes his versatile skillset in managing and executing our physical property assessment phase, supervising property inspections and renovations, and securing top tier property management. Justin serves as the point person for Lean REI in St. Petersburg, a contact for local brokers, contractors, and property management. In addition to partnering with Lean REI, Justin is a physical therapist and has successfully started a futures trading company.

Kristie Brown
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Director of Quality Management

Kristie brings to Lean REI a strong level of quality assurance that has been refined over 8 years as an Environmental Scientist at a global consulting firm. Sharp tuned to standardize processes and documentation, she also has extensive experience managing multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously. At Lean REI, Kristie is responsible for project management during the repositioning phase of a property’s life cycle. Technical traits aside, Kristie is the team’s source for creativity, managing Lean REI’s social media platforms, marketing materials and networking presentations. Kristie has been a real estate investor for 3 years and has personal experience converting underperforming properties into highly profitable assets.