ARLEEN AND
JACOB GARZA

CO-FOUNDERS/PRINCIPALS

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Arleen and Jacob Garza

In 2012, Arleen and Jacob Garza combined their experience in finance and entrepreneurialism to launch Real Estate Equity Partners, “REEP.” Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, REEP Equity is vertically integrated with its sister company, REEP Management. Together, the divisions focus on acquiring and managing under-performing, income-producing, multifamily investments. Today, with over $350 million in assets, REEP has been named one of the fastest-growing companies three times by the San Antonio Business Journal and named Independent Rental Owners of the Year, multiple times. Arleen has also earned the distinction of Top Woman in Real Estate by Connect Media and serves on the San Antonio Apartment Association Board of Directors. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, REEP represents more than just a promising business venture for Jacob and Arleen, it has provided an opportunity for the companies to work together to improve communities throughout Texas.

 

REEP’s vertical integration sets it apart from industry competitors. The equity, asset, and property management teams work together to provide investments with consistent cash flow, equity upside, and tax benefits. “You can buy a property ‘right,’ but the real magic happens in operating it to achieve the highest appreciation in value. Our investors take comfort in the knowledge that we handle everything in-house, and our business plan is executed with precision, allowing us to maintain full control of the process,” Arleen explains. That dedication to personal attention is evident throughout their portfolio and company culture, driving their continued success. “We do what is right every step of the way, from beginning to end,” Jacob says, “and, we’re very grateful for what we do and the people we get to do it with.” As they look to expand to other markets, those values are echoed in the hard work and diligence of their team members.

 

For Arleen and Jacob, the best part of the job is seeing the residents happy with where they live. “Happy employees…leads to happy residents…and ultimately to happy investors,” Arleen says, “We take pride in caring for these communities. Seeing the improvements and the impact of our work, makes all the hard work worth it. This really is a feel-good business where improving the lives of others is what we focus on.”

 

Arleen Garza

Co-Founder & Principal — REEP Equity

Website: REEPEquity.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arleen-garza-bbbb6b2a/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arleen.garza.5

 

Jacob Garza

Co-Founder & Principal — REEP Equity

Website: REEPEquity.com 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-garza-sr-a9579928/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jacob.garza.779