Meet Our Team
These are the amazing people delivering our services!
Learn what made us the company we are today,
and what our goals are for the future.
Getting Started in Wholesaling
Our Founder and CEO, Mark Thompson, started his real estate career with a national wholesale acquisition company focused on finding below-market deals around Cincinnati, OH for a local investor network.
Ohio's Largest Residential Investment Property Services Company
Within a year, Mark became GM and Broker of the Cincinnati office and expanded the operations (wholesaling/acquisitions, realty, hard money lending, and title services) from Cincinnati into Dayton, Columbus and Northern Kentucky. From ’04-’08 the company sold over 1,000 deals, funded over $50mm in hard money loans, and had up to 25 associates located throughout Ohio.
Born out of the Housing Bubble
The nation was dealing with the real estate bubble, credit default swaps, etc. Although business was going well in Cincinnati, the national company Mark’s brokerage was affiliated with was struggling with changes in other markets (mostly due to having multiple offices in Florida where values were plummeting). At the same time, Mark was looking for a more residual relationship with his investor clients. So, in 2008 Mark started EquityTeam as a niche, full-service provider of real estate investing services.
Shifting the Focus to Residential Property Mgmt
For years, EquityTeam tried to avoid getting involved in property management. We would refer clients to other local property managers (at least 5 different ones) and even helped one management company get started just so we didn’t have to deal with it. However, it soon became clear that these property managers weren’t performing to even minimally acceptable standards. We knew good management was critical to long-term real estate investing success. We decided “if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself” and focused on creating the owner-aligned property management company we wanted, and we felt the Cincinnati market needed.
A Cincinnati Market Leader
By 2015, EquityTeam became the highest-rated residential property management company in Cincinnati, and has maintained that reputation since.
Acquisition of Only Choice PM in Dayton, Ohio.
After years of managing a few properties in Dayton, we were fortunate to come across an opportunity to grow our portfolio, creating a foundation to build up our presence in Dayton.
Now, and in the Future...
These values, based on the acronym “property” are ingrained in everything we do.
People and relationships drive a good service business. Whether your’e a customer, vendor, or internal team member, we want to help you thrive.
Require Quality Over Quantity
We don’t care about being the biggest; we simply want to be the best at the services we provide by focusing on quality first.
We set REAL expectations, and then we work hard to exceed them.
We’re constantly refining our processes so we deliver with consistency.
We passionately believe in honesty, transparency, and in the “Golden Rule”… and we expect the same in return from those we work with.
Resourceful & Responsive
We’re focused on finding the best solutions to a problem, and delivering them quickly.
We’re committed to utilizing, and keeping up with industry-leading technologies.
We always want to consider the related ROI in everything we do.