About Us

Our Team

“Excellence is never an accident; it is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities”

Diamond Equity Investments, Inc. is a real estate investment company that focuses on profitable real estate investment opportunities while maintaining the highest level of Integrity. We do this for our own investments, for joint ventures where we invest with others, as well as by providing advice to clients on complex real estate transactions. Our Mission for the organization is to be committed in creating enjoyable real estate transactions through the efforts of the most dedicated professionals supported by innovative programs, tools and management. We work with our Partners to either Buy and Hold, or Fix and Flip every property that comes our way. We are also constantly looking to build new partnerships with other Real Estate Investors, Lenders, Contractors, and Realtors. Our drive is to develop enduring relationships with investors and homeowners, finding solutions amid the challenges and celebrating shared success, no matter what the economic climate.

Harmony and a positive attitude are critical to success. Without synergy and devoted teamwork our goals will remain unattainable. We at Diamond Equity Investments, Inc. highly appreciate talent and we continuously work to explore personal potential and to reward outstanding achievement. Our highly committed team is the company’s backbone and the catalyst of its success, creating and driving the trust in the DEI brand.

The Team

Aaron Lockhart, President and Founder

Has over 10 years of experience as a Real Estate investor and over 13 years’ experience as a Sales & Marketing Manager in multiple industries.

Aaron bought his first property at the young age of 21 and has since bought investment properties in several states across the U.S. He carries a diverse background spanning from direct selling to residential and commercial businesses, area development, credit repair, mortgages, and internet marketing.

Aaron is the architect behind the various systems we have in place to meet the needs our clients, including but not limited to, office operations, marketing, as well as, researching new strategies to stay competitive in the real estate industry.

Rochelle Lockhart, Lead Transaction Coordinator

Has over 15 years of experience in accounting and administration of which 4 years of it is dedicated to mastering the real estate industry. Her experiences range from Property Administration for Commercial Real Estate to Legal Administration for a small law firm. Rochelle also works with the team to plan, organize and direct activities concerned with maintenance, administration, and improvement of commercial, industrial, or residential properties. As well as accounting, bookkeeping, accounts payable/receivables and to formulate reports relating to scheduling, project progress and costs associated with repairs, renovations and maintenance.

But that’s not all, she also manages the other teams when it comes to tasks, performance, metrics that is always aligned to the mission and vision of DEI, Inc.

Alvaro Villalobos, Acquisitions Manager

Has over 5 years experience as an Entrepreneur and in Sales in the Home Services industry. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Alvaro continues to be a valuable asset to the team and has set new standards for having a passion for his clients. With his strong work ethic and high quality approach in service, he is one of the leading forces behind the success our our Sales Division.

Mike Peters, Acquisitions Manager

Born and raised in the real estate industry, his experience ranges from building decks in the backyard to going to work with his father putting steel beams in tall commercial buildings. Mike came to team with strong entrepreneurial spirit having built his own business and worked is several fields. His passion is helping people to find solutions that is the best for them in their current situation. He takes pride in being able to walk into a room and not seeing what it is but seeing what it can be. Whether we buy your house or not, Mike will make sure he provides a service that you will be pleased with.

Joshua Walls, Acquisitions Manager

Joshua epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and passion throughout the process. His attention to detail and dedication to ensure his clients needs are exceeded results in a smooth and seamless transaction. He takes pride in educating his clients on the market and providing them the very best solution for their immediate needs.

Joshua has earned his BA in Psychology from Trinity International University and MA in Organizational Leadership Training & Development from Lewis University.

Joshua is originally from Chicago, but currently resides in Evanston, IL and enjoys playing basketball, mentoring, traveling and spending time with his family.