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There are many different subgroups for special interests...


Open to members only, this group is structured to discuss topics of interest to both experienced and novice real estate investors who plan to manage their own properties.  

Topics include:   * Identifying a property for success    * Rent ready rehabbing    * Marketing for Lease    * Tenant screening    * Putting it in writing - leases and other legal documents    * Property Management - walking the walk    * Tenant Rights and other oversight    * Evictions - and other unpleasantries    * PM Accounting - are you making money?    * PM by others - "Show me the money!"    * Section 8 - The Good and The Bad    * Exit Strategies - still a chance to win    * PM 201 - Multifamily

Subgroup Leader:

Lee Smith
 Office: 317-537-7249

Lee started Spouses Buying Houses, Inc. in 2007 but has been managing properties for more than 20 years.  Lee is also a licensed real estate broker (License number RB14037978).  He has lived in the Indianapolis area his entire life, and currently lives locally with his wife and two children.  Lee oversees all aspects of the business and strives to ensure residents and investors have a positive experience and truly feel like family.



Open to members only.

Women in Real Estate also known as WIRE is a CIREIA sub-group, consisting of women focusing on real estate as it pertains to women. Our mission to bring concerns and share real estate and business experiences to help individuals and/or the group in making wise real estate and business decisions, choices, or from making costly mistakes.

Subgroup Leader:

Caroline Hamza, U R Indy Homes


Open to members only.

Dave’s Dinner and a Deal with Dave Short is a CIREIA sub-group that discusses and analyses actual projects in progress with the goal of mentoring investors in multiple topics necessary for success in the real estate investing business.

Subgroup Leader:

Dave Short, C21 Scheetz

Dave has been a leader in Indianapolis real estate for over 40 years has flipped over 60 houses in the past 3 years. As a realtor with C21 Scheetz for over 22 years, Dave continues to be involved in local real estate in multiple methods. He is an active CIREIA member and past Chair on the Board of Directors.


Open to members only.

Mortgages for Investors 101 is a sub-group focusing on current and changing lending opportunities applicable to real estate investors and their clients or tenants to help members decipher what is and is not a viable option for their real estate business.

Subgroup Leaders:

Beth Linson 317-410-1483

Beth has 3 grown children and 10 grandchildren that keep her busy. In her spare time, Beth enjoys cooking, sewing, reading and playing games with the grandkids. Call Beth at 317-410-1483 or e-mail her at any time. 

Rick Howenstine

Rick Howenstine has been in the Title Work business for over twenty years.  He is the Indiana State President for Nations Title and is also a licensed Real Estate Broker.  Rick is active at his church and with his family and can be reached at

Wholesaling Made Simple

Open to members only. 4th Wednesday of each month.

Wholesaling Made Simple is a CIREIA sub-group that shares practices and tips with members on wholesaling in the real estate investment business with the goal of helping wholesalers grow their business in an ethical and profitable method.

Subgroup Leaders:

Jaren Barnes and Brett Snodgrass, Simple Wholesaling |

Wholesaling may sound simple but it definitely has it's nuances. Join the Simple Wholesaling team as they share their ten years of experience. Led by Jaren Barnes and Brett Snodgrass, Simple Wholesaling.

Home Inspections Ins and Outs

Open to members only. Second Tuesday of each month.

Home Inspections Ins and Outs is a CIREIA sub-group that educations investors on what to look for in home inspections as well as how to read an inspection report for the betterment of their real estate investment business.

Subgroup Leaders:

Ric Holder, US Inspect

Notes Notes Notes

Open to members only.

Notes Notes Notes is a CIREIA sub-group that will walk members through the differences in mortgage notes and how they can be a venue for growing their real estate investment business; as well as prepare for the pitfalls that can befall this method of investing.

Subgroup Leader:

Greg Peterson, GML Capital Group


Let's Chat

Open to the public.

Let’s Chat is a CIREIA sub-group that answers members’ questions about the benefits of being a CIREIA member as well as an open discuss about sub-contractors, servicers and other companies that affects their real estate investment business.

Subgroup Leader:

Vickie Perry, CIREA Executive Director

Talk with Vickie Perry, Executive Director of CIREIA and other CIREIA leaders about how membership will help you grow your real estate investment business.

Open to visitors and new members wanting more information.

Vickie has been flipping homes in Indiana and Florida since the mid 80's. She brings that experience to CIREIA as well as over 20 years of business ownership in marketing and real estate consulting.



Subgroup Leader:

Sterling Davis, Owner Operator Ethosity Property Management LLC

Professional Property Management

Monthly meeting for members who manage other people's properties. Not geared toward Landlords or self-owners. For members only.

Managing properties for other parties involves a great deal of professional skills and systems.

Join Sterling each month to talk about tips, local code happenings, management suggestions and more.

Plan to order breakfast during the meeting as a thank you to Le Peep for hosting our meeting.

Passive Investing: How to get into Real Estate Investing with Minimal Money

Subgroup Leader:

Matt Crawford

Presentation for people who want to invest in real estate but have less than $25,000. This PASSIVE INVESTING is a method to help you join other investors and learn along the way.

Want to flip houses and experience the groundbreaking returns?
But don't have enough cash?
Have you heard of PASSIVE INVESTING?
With as little as $5,000 investment you can get into the program with other investors.
All transactions run through local attorney.

Southsiders Monthly Group Meeting

Living on the south side of Indianapolis includes Beach Grove, Johnson County, Columbus, IN and even Evansville. Join us each month to talk about some of what we see happening south of the circle.

What did you find successful this week? What was a challenge? What is happening in your south side community?

Network with other real estate investors who want to do business on the south side of Central Indiana.

Speakers will join us every other month. Our goal is to know what's happening in our south side market.

Subgroup Leader: Ed Keller

Home Share (Short Term Rental)

We are a community of short term rental enthusiasts committed to helping each other to be better hosts, managers and Indiana welcomers! We freely share our experiences good and bad in order to show our guests the best Indianapolis and surrounding areas have to offer. Our underlying current is of course maximizing ROI, which is at the forefront, and a direct result of our work and commitment to short term rentals


  • January: Setting up a successful short term rental
  • February: The good, bad and ugly, guest experiences and how to deal with them.
  • March: Key points for rehabbing for a short term rental
  • April: Potential legal issues to be aware of with short term rental (I will reiterate I'm not a lawyer, etc, will share some things I've ran into and of course suggest at every angle they consult their attorney)
  • May: Different strategies for your short term rental business (ex. serving clients, having property owners as clients and managing for them, owning the properties yourself, leasing from a property owner).
  • June: Creative ways to finance your home share business
  • July: Marketing your short term rental properties (networking, social media, etc)
  • August: Maximizing your short term rental (pricing strategies, additional services, etc)
  • Sept: Various Software and other technology savers for efficiency
  • Oct: Podcasts, gurus, and influences on short term rentals
  • Nov: How to find and hire your team
  • Dec: Will be canceled due to the Christmas holiday!
Subgroup Leader: Elizabeth Maora Sickels

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