About Us

 
Co-Founder

Frank Rolfe

Frank Rolfe has been a commercial real estate investor for over 30 years, having owned and operated billboards, mobile home parks, RV parks, self-storage, apartments, retail, duplex, office, and commercial properties during that time. But he is best known for two achievements. His first big success was in the billboard industry, in which he built from scratch the largest privately-owned billboard company in Dallas/Ft. Worth, as well as a second company in Los Angeles, California. He then sold these assets to a public company in 1996 for $5.8 million. His second achievement began shortly thereafter, when he started buying mobile home parks. He is now the 8th largest owner of mobile home parks in the U.S., along with his partner Dave Reynolds, and owns over 200 mobile home parks in 25 states, worth over $500,000,000.

Frank holds an A. B. in Economics from Stanford University, and is a well-known speaker and writer on the commercial real estate industry.

Co-Founder

Dave Reynolds

Dave Reynolds has spent almost 30 years as an investor in all forms of commercial real estate. In addition to being the 5th largest owner of mobile home parks in the U.S. – with over $500,000,000 of mobile home parks in 25 states -- Dave also is the owner of some of the largest real estate websites in America, with over 60,000 page views per day. His website www.Mobilehomeparkstore.com is larger than Loopnet.com in that niche. He has done some important RV park developments in the Southwest, and has also owned self-storage, apartment, retail, and industrial properties.

Dave holds a B.S. in Accounting from Mesa State University and is C.P.A. He is also a well-respected speaker and writer on the commercial real estate industry.

Why choose CREU.

CREU is the only site where you receive 100% facts and the whole truth about owning commercial real estate – both the good and bad aspects. Our opinion is that it’s as important to know the landmines to avoid as it is the targets to pursue. We try to use our careers in commercial real estate to educate you on all of the mistakes we’ve made along the way, as well as all the successes and how we attained them. We’ll show you the correct way to identify, evaluate, negotiate, perform due diligence on, renegotiate, finance and operate all forms of commercial real estate – and how to do it profitably. CREU began as a hobby, and it has grown organically through thousands of happy clients that appreciate the honesty and integrity of what we write. We are commercial real estate investors that love to teach about what we do.

Our Mission.

Our mission at CREU is to provide you with the straight truth about commercial real estate – both good and bad. We hate websites that make real estate seem easy and always profitable – a “get rich quick scheme”. The truth is that there is a ton of money to be made in real estate, but only if you know what you’re doing and can spot an opportunity from a problem. America’s first millionaire, John Jacob Astor, made his fortune in real estate in the early 1800s, by being a shrewd negotiator armed with a full understanding of how real estate works and a belief in the future of Manhattan. Being a successful real estate investor is not about luck; it’s about skill. With skill and effort, you make your own luck. And we can show you how.

What we Do.

CREU shows you everything you need to know to distill your desire for investing in commercial real estate into action steps and a road map to success. We show you how to choose your territory, how to select your niche, how to properly identify, evaluate, negotiate, perform due diligence on, renegotiate, finance, and operate a property, and how to sell at a profit. And everything we do is written by successful real estate investors who can show you the reality and not just the theory. So read our articles, get familiar with the website, look at the various niches, and enjoy the best content on the internet for commercial real estate, written by real experts.

What Our Students Say?

Far exceeded my expectations! Thank you for a great package and fast delivery!

G. North

I have read the first 10 pages and am already very pleased at the content and what I've learned. The 10/20 rule is a great idea and I can see very clearly how this made you money. The profits are actually made in the due diligence. As Robert Kiyosaki also said in his "Rich Dad" series, your profits are made when you buy, not when you sell. Nice work! Thanks again and God bless.

Andrew

Many useful experiences to draw from. I recommended to everyone

Jass