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Online Trading Academy was founded in 1997 to help traders become more successful through discipline and rules-based strategies. In the years since, OTA has expanded to become the largest independent financial education school in the
In 2010, as many of our students began to diversify their investments, we established a real estate curriculum to help guide them. In 2014, we expanded OTA Real Estate to provide a complete training path from introduction through mastery.
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Diana Hill has launched countless real estate investing careers over her eight years as an OTA Real Estate instructor. Her philosophy is that real estate investing creates long term wealth and security, and that anyone can own real estate as an investment if they are willing to develop a plan and take the time and effort to see that plan through.
Recruited from the securities industry to work for the nation’s premier homebuilder, Zani has been involved in more than half a billion dollars of new home construction. He was appointed as the youngest Division President of a Fortune 100 company and served as EVP for Atlanta’s largest homeowner. Returning to the securities industry, he applied his knowledge of the financial markets to secure investment grade assets for REITs and high net worth investors.
Ron Fields began investing in real estate when he got out of the service in 1971, and never looked back. Over the years, he has built a comfortable lifestyle for himself and his wife, helped his children secure their financial stability and is now helping create a strong financial base for his two grandchildren. As an instructor for OTA Real Estate, he shares this wealth of experience through Fix & Flip and other real estate classes.
Joseph Russo has a multi-faceted background that makes him uniquely qualified as an OTA Real Estate instructor. He studied sociology in college, then worked in Italy for several years where his team was responsible for designing the holographic security image on the Euro banknote. His study of human nature and exposure to international commerce helped him understand the key factors driving real estate prices.
Joe Short made his first real estate investment in 1976, and has been hooked ever since. While employed as an electrical engineer in the 80's, he worked part time as a real estate entrepreneur and learned that finding real estate deals was the key to profit. He soon left the corporate world to pursue real estate investment and acquisition full-time.
Aaron started his Real Estate career selling land/home packages for double wide mobile homes. He graduated into new home sales and eventually into executive management for new construction projects. He has worked for the largest homebuilder in the U.S. as VP of Sales and Marketing and the second largest private homebuilder as National Sales Director.
Gary Tole has a successful career investing in and managing a wide variety of businesses and has been a real estate investor since 1996, with hundreds of deals under his belt. He has been a licensed Realtor since 2004 and leader of the “Tole Team” at Keller Williams in Dallas, TX since 2012 with the Certified Negotiation Expert designation.
Jason Tom served as a senior investment advisor with a leading commercial real estate firm for over 10+ years, specializing in sale and leasing of multifamily, retail and mixed-use property in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. As an OTA Real Estate instructor, he shares this valuable real-world experience with students following the multifamily and commercial tracks.
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