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The Team

Sophia Willets

Associate  Broker

Sophia specializes in the acquisition and disposition of multifamily assets for private capital clients. Sophia manages and oversees the day-to-day operations for Grace CRE. In 2019 she opened Grace CRE with her husband Joshua Willets managing partner. She is the Designated Broker of Grace CRE and runs a small multi-family team that helps clients buy and sell apartments. Also, an investor herself she is able to put clients' needs first to get the best return on investment. Sales volume a year is 80-90 transaction's a year for apartment buildings. 

Previously, in 2013 Sophia Willets received her real estate license and was with SJ Fowler Real Estate, a local small apartment brokerage and property management company located in the southeast valley of Arizona. Upon her first 10 days at the firm, she sold her first property and by her second year, she became the number one producer for SJ Fowler, in less than three years. Sophia has closed 187 transactions and in the past two years has achieved the status of being in the top 1% of Phoenix small apartment brokers.

 

Sophia promotes a high level of marketing for her clients and has the ability to target off-market properties through her massive marketing campaigns. This is one of the keys to her success in real estate.  She is dedicated to doing what is best for her clients, taking pride in advising them whether it be to hold, invest or sell.  She is a skilled negotiator and tireless promoter of her clients and their properties.

 

Sophia is native to Phoenix, Arizona and has been in the multifamily business since she was young, managing and leasing her family’s small apartment portfolio.    

Joshua Willets

Designated  Broker

Joshua is founding partner of GRACE CRE.  An investor himself, he supports, educates, and advises his clients on making sound investment choices to build long-term wealth. He  provides a strategic analysis based on the CCIM Institute's model.   Joshua helps clients minimize their risk, enhance credibility, make informed decisions, and close more deals.


Before founding GRACE CRE, Joshua was a Realtor with an international luxury brand.  After studying and working in the luxury home market, he realized these homes were fun to market, but poor investments.  As he began working with investor clients his desire shifted from promoting high-end houses, to underwriting and marketing cash-flowing properties.  Discovery of tax incentives, and using positive leverage to increase an IRR above cash-on-cash were just a few benefits that motivated him to invest in multifamily.     

Having lived in different countries, Joshua has a multi-cultural world view and familiar with the investor mentality.  He speaks fluent Spanish.  As an Arizona native, Joshua’s personal street-level knowledge is unequaled when parsing the distinctions that can inform intelligent decision-making.   

Joshua has worked in the insurance industry, and has been Project Manager, for one of Arizona’s largest companies, where he led a team of successful sales professionals to increase profit margins by 75% in his first year.  Through building relationships of integrity, applying innovative approaches, his team increased ROI by 225%.

 

Joshua is a licensed real estate professional and loan originator in Arizona and holds a B.Sc. from Arizona State University.  

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Mike Gordon

Multifamily Advisory

Mike has been a successful Real Estate Investor since 2004, specializing in Multi Unit Properties. His clients gain his extensive knowledge of every important aspect of this market. 

Mike currently holds Real Estate licenses in the states of California and Arizona.He has several years of strategic Sales Management which continues to give him the positive edge in achieving the desired outcome.

 

Mike has been investing in real estate since 2005. His in depth knowledge and experience as an owner of single family and multi-family properties translates to a greater understanding of the wants and needs of his clients.

 

He is known as a driven and powerful negotiator, always pushing for the best outcome for his clients while keeping on track of the goal.

 

His business professional style is very well received and has produced an operation that consistently delivers positive closings

Becky Martin

Multifamily Advisory

My clients receive the best, most thorough advice whether they are buying their first home or looking for the best RR for their investment portfolio. Assisting my client’s in achieving their financial growth, through all market conditions, is what I specialize in.

My system for selling and buying works! I make sure that my clients will have everything attended to in their transaction above and beyond expectations.

With so many transactions in my career, in any possible unexpected situations that come up, I have always made sure to protect and inform my clients rights and best interests.

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Joseph Reyes

Multifamily Advisory

(480) 653-1722

Joseph Reyes joined GraceCRE in 2019 as Associate Broker specializing in the acquisition, disposition, and financing of multi-family investment properties throughout Arizona. As an investor of both short- & long-term rental properties, Joseph expertly underwrites and analyzes investment opportunities for his clients as if he himself is doing the deal. Joseph takes the long view, thinks big and deeply cares about his client’s goals and needs. He is relationship driven and extremely dedicated to his elite group of investor clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Joseph worked in the home building industry for national builder CalAtlantic Homes where he was responsible for selling and managing some of the company’s most highly regarded Arizona developments including Eastmark, Cadence at Gateway and Las Sendas. He completed the transaction of more than 250 ground up single-family homes totaling over $80 million. Joseph truly is a multifaceted real estate professional, as a General Contractor of Residential and Small Commercial construction he formed a construction company with two partners and is also a licensed mortgage broker.

Originally from Romeo, MI, Joseph moved to Scottsdale to work for Banner Health where he enthusiastically applied his commitment to serve others. He holds degrees in Biology & Chemistry from Oakland University in Rochester, MI.  Outside of work, Joseph enjoys listening to Vivaldi’s music, reading C.G. Jung, hiking Echo Canyon, traveling to San Diego and most of all spending time with his beautiful Wife Nicole and their three lovely daughters, Sophia, Evie & Gianna

Jason Carthen

Multifamily Advisory

Jason Carthen is from Miami Florida where he was actively involved in many facets of the real estate industry growing up. His long history of involvement in the commercial real estate industry began while gaining valuable experience managing family owned apartments and commercial property where he was in charge of marketing, accounting, support staff and property management. Shortly thereafter he moved to Phoenix, worked in law as a paralegal which laid the land of him obtaining his real estate license and started working with clients as their representative for the purchase or sale of commercial real estate and property management. This background of hands-on experience and knowledge along with an impressive list of clients he’s represented over the years makes him one of the more knowledgeable and capable agents in Maricopa County.

 

In addition to working with multi family properties, office and residential homes, Jason has represented a wide variety of investment clients ranging from sales and purchases of smaller multi-family properties to larger multi-million dollar apartments complexes. Further enhancing Jason’s ability to provide expert representation to his clients is his own background of building a personal real estate investment portfolio which now includes a variety of single family and apartments. 

Joining Grace CRE was a natural progression in Jason’s successful career and the perfect opportunity to grow with a company in which is uniquely focused on the needs of their clients. With a strong commitment to the highest professional standards, he is enthusiastic to provide first-time buyers, investors and sellers with the information and tools they need to be successful and is also passionate to work with established business owners in order to assist in the sale or purchase of their business and/or real estate.

 

Whatever your need, Jason no doubt has the expertise to help you with your next real estate transaction. Call Jason today for a FREE* consultation or to discuss your real estate needs further.