“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”
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.