Our Team

Matt Picheny

Matt Picheny

Founder & CEO

Matt Picheny is a real estate investor, coach, Tony award winner, and author of the #1 best-selling book, Backstage Guide to Real Estate. He is focused on developing passive income streams that enable investors to write their own story and choose how they want to spend their time.

Matt has over 15 years of experience revitalizing and elevating communities through real estate investment and has invested in over 10,000 apartments nationwide. He is a licensed real estate agent and has earned both Commercial Real Estate & Real Estate Finance certificates from Boston University. Matt has been a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, Fast Company Executive Board, and was named the "Best Multifamily Investment Coach" by the American Apartment Owners Association.

A PMI certified Project Management Professional, Matt is a digital marketing veteran whose 18-year career in the advertising world included working for some of the world’s largest advertising agencies, producing award-winning projects for Fortune 500 clients including Verizon, IBM, and Coca-Cola.

Matt and his wife have two Tony Awards® as co-Producers of the Broadway shows Moulin Rouge! and American Utopia. They have invested in many other theatrical productions including the iconic musicals Hamilton and Wicked

A native of Orlando Florida, and a former actor, Matt still believes in happily ever after. He lives with his wife and their two daughters in Brooklyn, New York and in his downtime enjoys long walks on the beach, great music, and amazing barbecue.

Laura DeFrenza

Director Of enrollement

Laura DeFrenza is an accomplished real estate investor and entrepreneur who has been passionately investing in real estate for over 10 years. With a keen eye for identifying lucrative investment opportunities, she has built a successful portfolio of properties and lending ventures that generate passive income streams.

Driven by a desire to create a lifestyle by design, Laura began her real estate investing journey with the goal of achieving financial freedom and flexibility. Today, Laura is committed to sharing her knowledge and expertise with aspiring investors who share her vision of achieving financial independence through passive investing.

Laura DeFrenza

Mateo Correa

Enrollment Specialist

With years of experience in real estate, client handling, and coaching, Mateo Correa has become an invaluable asset for investors looking to grow their portfolios. His passion for the industry shines through his consultative approach and providing tailored strategies to help them achieve success.

Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting your wealth-building journey, Mateo's enthusiasm for real estate is contagious. His ability to break down intricate concepts empowers clients to make informed decisions and capitalize on endless opportunities.

Ethan Jean San Luis

creative director

Ethan Jean San Luis is a seasoned Creative Director with a proven track record in multimedia artistry, specializing in motion graphics, video editing, and graphic design. With extensive experience spanning from hobbyist beginnings to professional mastery, Ethan has led innovative projects across diverse media platforms.

As a visionary leader, Ethan excels in guiding creative teams to deliver captivating visual experiences, driving brand engagement and market success.

Ethan Jean San Luis
Angela Sison

Angela Criselda Sison

Director Of Operations

Angela Criselda Sison is an operations professional with proven years of experience in leading and managing teams. Her Lean Six Sigma expertise allows her to streamline workflows, enhance efficiencies, and implement systematic improvements across organizations.

Moreover, her talent for cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders across diverse backgrounds is a tremendous asset, particularly in rapidly evolving and multifaceted business landscapes.

Partners & Advisors

Picheny Investors Club


The Investors Club is a group of like-minded passive investors whose deal criteria, financial goals, and human values are common and aligned with our purposeful approach to the marketplace, which emphasizes a win-win outcome for all parties involved and prioritizes the improvement of every community that we invest in.

Members have exclusive access to join our private investment offerings as a limited partner. Through the aggregation of resources and capital, we are able to invest in otherwise unobtainable assets. To learn more, visit the Investors Club page.
Picheny Investors Club
Cindy Mirliss

Cindy Mirliss


In 2015, Cindy joined Kaliser & Associates as Lead Counsel, becoming Partner in 2019. She was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Dallas, Texas with her husband. She attended Boston University for her undergraduate degree and received her Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M University School of Law in 1995. She has worked for several of the largest firms in Dallas, including Baron & Budd, Jones Day, and McKool Smith, as well as in house counsel for Stream Energy. Her career has given her experience in several practice areas including real estate acquisitions, class action litigation, contract and employment law, mergers and acquisitions, family law, and estate planning. In 2015, she joined Kaliser & Associates as Lead Counsel. Cindy’s practice focuses on assisting clients with commercial real estate transactions, private securities fundraising, SEC syndications for multi-family projects as well as other commercial and real estate related projects, and wills and estate planning.

Jim Ross


Jim is a Partner at a specialized accounting firm called ProVision, based out of Phoenix, AZ. His expertise has helped many investors to achieve better tax efficiency through entity structuring, maximization of deductions, usage of tax elections and special designations, and various tax advantaged investing strategies. ProVision also prepares taxes for small businesses and their owners, including many multi-family real estate partnerships.
Jim Ross CPA
James Eng

James Eng

James is the National Director for Old Capital Lending. Mr. Eng has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate lending, starting his career as an underwriter at GE Capital Real Estate prior to joining Old Capital in 2015. He has worked with hundreds of investors to help them acquire over $1BN in multifamily properties totaling over 13,000 units nationwide.  James combines his finance, risk, and investor background to find the best loan for clients and to be an indispensable advisor throughout the life cycle of a deal.  Often called “The Professor” of Multifamily Financing, he has produced hundreds of hours of educational multifamily content on YouTube. He received his finance degree from University of Texas at Austin, and now resides in Dallas-Fort Worth with his wife and three boys.