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Real Estate Investors Association of North Central Indiana
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Welcome to REIA-NCI!

REIA-NCI (Real Esatate Investors’ Association-North Central Indiana) gears its education and community building efforts toward real estate investors in St. Joseph County, Indiana with concentration toward South Bend and Mishawaka, and surrounding communities.  We have been in existence since 1987 and are now an Indiana Educational (501)(c)6 non-profit Real Estate Investors Association. REIA-NCI organized in order to protect the rights of investment property owners, to network and share information.  We are dedicated to educating our members, teaching and learning how to better invest in real estate to enhance our community.  We are also members of the National REIA.

Since origination, REIA-NCI has grown to include not just landlords, but also rehabbers, wholesalers, commercial real estate investors, contractors, vendors, and service providers who cater to the real estate investing industry.  For this reason we invite you to visit us (at the Sanctuary at St. Paul’s on the fourth Thursday of the month) and see for yourself just how much benefit there is to becoming a member of the Real Estate Investor’s Association of North Central Indiana.

Nov. 17 -- Rick Keller & Dave Nieset

REIA-NCI is pleased to have the following two guest speakers for our November 2016 meeting. They are both experts in their fields of specialization which span through civil engineering, structural engineering, taxes, accounting and investments.

1. Rick D. Keller, P.E. - President, Keller Engineering, Inc. -

For more than 40 years and counting, Rick Keller has engineered thousands of projects that span a broad range of unique structural and civil engineering challenges and solutions.

He received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering with honors (Cum Laude) from Ohio University in 1975 and has taken graduate level classes at Memphis State University and Purdue University. Some of his clients over the years include:

  • The University of Notre Dame
  • Martin's Supermarket
  • Siemens Corporation
  • The City of South Bend
  • City of Elkhart
  • Mishawaka Housing Authority
  • As well as many local architects and private clients.

Connecting all this to us as real estate investors, structural engineering is a specialty within civil engineering. A structural engineer develops the structural frame of a building to make sure that it is safe, stable, solid and that it can withstand earthquakes, landslides and other potential factors. The reason that you don't think about whether or not a building is going to collapse every time you step foot in one is because of structural engineers. Keller Engineering, Inc. provides the structural engineering services necessary for successful building renovations, expansions and new construction. Below are some of the structural engineering services provided by Keller Engineering:

  • Structural Inspections
  • Building Renovation, Expansion and Restoration
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Structural Disaster Remediation Design
  • New Building Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Forensic Consultation and Expert Testimony
  • FHA Manufactures Home Foundation Inspections

Rick will be discussing with us the most up to date developments in his industry that affect us as real estate investors and that we can immediately apply in the field whether in evaluating a potential purchase or working on an active project.

2. Dave Nieset, MBA, EA - President, The Business Center, Inc. -

Dave started The Business Center, Inc. a little over 32 yrs years ago. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) from Bowling Green State University in 1975 and an MBA from Indiana University in 1981.

Dave is also an Enrolled Agent. Enrolled agents (EAs) are America's Tax Experts. EAs are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. “Enrolled” means to be licensed to practice by the federal government, and “Agent” means authorized to appear in the place of the taxpayer at the IRS. Only enrolled agents, attorneys, and CPAs have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who are state licensed and who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all enrolled agents specialize in taxation and they are licensed at the federal level and can represent taxpayers in all 50 states.

Dave also assists business owners with most facets of their businesses: payroll, business planning, tax consulting and personal financial plans. He is a registered representative with the following registrations: FINRA Series 6 and 63; and can transact business with clients in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, Florida and South Carolina. He is also advisory licensed in Indiana and in addition to that, he is an insurance agent licensed in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Colorado.

Dave will be joining us to provide insights and updates to the various strategies we as real estate investors can use to run a more efficient business, lower our taxes, stay out of trouble with the IRS and finish the year strong.

The meeting is free and open to the public and will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at The Sanctuary at St. Paul's, 3602 S. Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN 46614 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST.