Investors Network of Colorado is led by two co-directors and its valuable board members. The leadership develops and revises the group’s strategic plan each year based on member input, plans and leads meetings, develops social marketing tools and responds to members’ needs. Additionally, member volunteers take on various roles based on their areas of interest to support INC’s strategic plan.
Members are encouraged to become involved!
Katy has owned rentals since the mid-90’s, but officially began her real estate investment business Ideal Home Solutions in 2008. Her early focus was on Colorado wholesales and flips. She currently focuses on partnering in her native Columbus, OH market on holds, wholesales and turn-key rentals. In 2016, she expanded to multi-family investments primarily in the front range of Colorado, and with her team members in Dallas and Austin, Texas through her involvement as a founding member of Southwind Real Estate partners.
Katy brings a facilitated networking approach to INC, based on her background in education, experience in community mobilization, and adult brain-based learning. She holds a Masters degree in Medical Sociology and a Bachelors of Science in Education. Prior to her investment career, Katy served as consultant to the Colorado Department of Education, Health Education Curriculum Coordinator for Boulder Valley School District, Boulder County AIDS Project’s Education Director, University of Colorado’s Sexual Health Program Coordinator, and Medical Sociology Instructor at C.U.
Manfred is a native German, and has been a CO, US and global investor, adviser and mentor for 25+ years. He started, raised capital, and grew and sold for profit a number of global companies. Manfred is a real estate broker, investor and JV partner in numerous commercial and residential real estate investments and has access to private lenders.
Manfred has authored numerous international real estate articles, and has lectured and given investment seminars at conventions, private functions and universities in the US and 68 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia. He has been interviewed and quoted by international newspapers, magazines, real estate TV and radio shows. Published articles include those written for CCIM, NAR and other real estate magazines. Manfred helped introduce RE/MAX to Germany and served as regional owner and director. He was an advisor to Cendant (now Realogy). He also was an owner of the franchise brands, Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and ERA and served as a consultant for Brookfield Real Estate Services and Royal LePage, Canada. Additionally, he has invested in real estate and franchises in eastern Europe and franchised RE/MAX and Coldwell Banker in India as well as several Nextage and EXP Realty Franchises in the USA.
In 2005, Lorena formed the Women Investment Group (WIG) to address women’s specific need to be financially independent and not to rely on a man, family, company or government to take care of them. Having gone through divorce and then becoming a widow, Lorena understood what it meant to suddenly be faced with decisions about where to live and how to manage finances. While investing in real estate, Lorena found the financial security to start creating dreams and goals. This intense desire to help women prompted Lorena to start WIG…a network of support that includes workshops, classes, presentations and networking gatherings. Prominent and genuine, she is an authority in her field. She leads others with a steady yet gentle approach. People consider her the “rock” of any group and follow her because of her dependability. She inspires others by creating bigger goals and forming stronger opinions. She is respected for her long-standing industry experience and her firm leadership.