REAL ESTATE

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM

INGREDIENTS FOR INVESTOR RETURNS

Founded in 2008, Smartland® is a fully integrated value-add real estate private equity firm with an experienced forward-thinking team. Our process-oriented focus and strategic mindset lead to high investor returns. Smartland® is an ecosystem-based organization focused on multifamily and light industrial opportunities in Northeast Ohio with potential expansion into the broader Midwest region. We capitalize on other’s mediocracy and seek to add value to not only our properties but the surrounding community as well.

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$70M Current AUM & $90M Exited AUM
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Avg Investor Annual Return
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Repositioned Assets

OUR STORY

We are among the Midwest’s largest real estate fund managers. We are focused and specialize in impacting and transforming urban communities of multi-family and excel in adding value where heavy-lifting is required.
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EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF

STRONG TRACK RECORD

Our strong track record speaks to our entrepreneurial thought process and talent.
ARCHITECTURE DESIGN

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN

Smartland® manages new project design from top to bottom:

We strive to bring you the best services you will ever experience investing in real estate. Our all-under-one-roof model has led to longer tenant occupancy and better returns for investors. Our entire team is familiar with your Smartland® assets since  acquisition through repositioning and management.

MARKETING

Here’s why an in-house marketing team is beneficial to an investor:

Smartland’s Marketing team can do it all in-house. Digital marketing, tenant nurturing, website and content creation. We post the properties and units for rent and run all of our own social media.
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FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Smartland’s Property Managers spring into action during the construction process and continue once the property is repositioned.

Vacancies are costly. Tenants come first; they are the foundation of any investment property. Therefore, Smartland® culture and thought revolve around minimizing vacancies and maximizing revenues. Here’s how Smartland’s property managers do it:

INVESTOR RELATIONS

Your dedicated Smartland® Investor Relations Specialist achieves the following for you:

At Smartland®, we take all of our relationships seriously. So we partner you with a dedicated Investor Relations Director who understands your unique investment goals and criteria. Our unparalleled service cultivates long-term, trusting relationships. All our services are in-house and under one roof. Your Investor Relations Director coordinates this powerful team synergy for you. This provides efficiency, communication, accuracy, cost savings, and a higher quality experience for you and all stakeholders.

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CONSTRUCTION

Smartland’s construction team delivers measurable results and helps you achieve your goals by:

  • Understanding your investment goals for the property
  • Providing detailed cost estimates
  • Recognizing that construction timelines impact capital velocity
  • Managing construction and quality with a view to tenant and investor priorities
  • Mitigating risk by being proactive and deploying robust Smartland resources
  • Saving money by controlling trades, personnel, product standardization, and carrying costs
  • Understanding how construction fits into the proven Smartland® repositioning system

2008-2030

COMPANY TIMELINE

Smartland’s goal is to acquire a large portfolio of multifamily and SFR assets in the Midwest using our funds.

Company Timeline

2008

CRG & CPMG Established

Cleveland Restoration Group (CRG) and CPMG, a property management company, are established separately.

2009

Roll out asset management product for banks

CRG establishes a synergistic relationship with CPMG by re-utilizing and expanding the REO servicing department into a comprehensive Preservation/Management Company.

2010

25th Employee Hired, Managing Over 500 Properties

CRG identifies their first government relationship and partners with local municipalities to revitalize neighborhoods using federal stimulus funding.

2011

Expanded into residential construction

To achieve higher efficiency and the proper synergy during the renovation process, CRG establishes residential construction services, offering high-end products at competitive prices.

2012

Rolled out first investment product for professionals

Established as a consortium of CRG and CPMG, Smartland offers clients a comprehensive set of real estate investment and management services from a single company.

2013

30th Employee and over 700 Properties Managed

Smartland’s portfolio expands to 700 residential units due to new opportunities offered as market presence and product demand increase exponentially in the Northeast Ohio area.

2014

Exited $90M AUM portfolio to Keller Williams executives

The company’s largest single-year development to date, Smartland added an additional 300 residential units to its investment portfolio, expanded its team of in-house professionals, and integrated software proficiencies that connect team members with investors and tenants.

2015

Expanded into Multi-Family

Continuing its exponential growth, Smartland is expanding acquisition efforts of multi-family buildings and offering management services to apartment operators throughout Northeast Ohio.

2016

Launched digital equity platform for investors

Launched one of the first internet real estate crowdfunding platforms, Smartland. Using new regulations, Smartland successfully raised over $5,000,000 in its first year. In addition, we also raised the first syndication of a real estate fund in cryptocurrency (Bitcoins). Great pivotal year for Smartland!

Cleveland hit the national spotlight with our 1st NBA Championship in 50 years, hosted the Republican National Convention and hosted the MLB World Series.

2017

Acquired Chicago based financial company PeerRealty.com

We acquired a Chicago based crowdfunding platform to further expand our footprint in the midwest. This platform has raised close to $100M by crowdfunding and syndication. Also, acquired Body Block Apartments, a Cleveland, OH staple for over 100 years.

2018

Launched three multi-family value add PPOs

Partnered with Investor Management Services (IMS) in order to further expand and simplify communication and reporting with high net-worth investors, family offices and small institutional investors. Successfully closed the first deal using IMS platform for $4.6M. In Q4, we are excitingly launching the following three funds: Single Family Residential Fund, Multifamily Value-Add Fund, and an Opportunity Zone Fund.

2019

Establish a Growth Equity Fund. Reach 2,000 Units.

To accelerate deployment of the multi-family fund, Smartland will contribute $8 million dollars portfolio as our equity contribution. Similarly, Smartland will invest an SFR portfolio into the SFR fund. Smartlands goal is to acquire a large portfolio of multifamily and SFR assets in the Midwest using our funds.

2020

Increase Midwest Reach and beyond, Reach 3,500 Units

Expand into Core Multi-Family space. Also, expansion into high growth, large metropolitan markets, including coasts.

2025

Reach 20,000 Doors under Management

Raising our Industrial Fund I to acquire and build industrial buildings which will soon be become an absolute must for the new Robotics revolution

2030

Close Fund to construct our first building in Manhattan

Multiple Parallel Funds to increase exposure in Industrial, Education, Medical

2008
CRG & CPMG Established
2009
Bank asset management
2010
Over 500 Properties!
2011
Services Expanded
2012
Smartland formed
2013
700 Properties
2014
$90M AUM Exit
2015
Multi-Family Expansion
2016
Digital Equity Platform
2017
Body Block Arcade
2018
Expanded to 650 Units
2019
Announce 100M Value-Add Fund
2020
Reach 3,500 Units
2025
Reach 20,000 Doors
2030
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INVESTOR

TESTIMONIALS

Chris W.

From an investment perspective all of the numbers and research I had done indicated that there was substantial growth opportunity...

    Tony C.

    The communication I had with Smartland from start to finish was great. Tom always gave helpful responses. The process was very very easy...

      Brady Q.

      Because of the way Smartland does their properties I know what I am going to get, and I already have one that I am comfortable with...

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        OUR MANAGEMENT

        Vadim Kleyner

        CEO

        Vadim Kleyner

        Vadim focuses on the company’s investment strategies to help transform Smartland into a national real estate investment powerhouse. Prior to founding Smartland, Vadim served as VP at Cleveland Restoration Group, where he managed and developed strategic real estate investment models. These unique models created so much success that the business expanded throughout the nation. Vadim enjoys flying, making wine and engineering things including but not limited to a custom Harley Davidson motorcycles. Enjoys and insists on work/life balance with his wife of 25 years and 3 children.

        Email:info@smartland.com

        Phone:888-645-6483

        Private equity real estate in Cleveland - Irina Kleyner, Smartland

        Real Estate Acquisitions/Broker

        Irina Kleyner

        As the Real Estate Broker, Irina uses her intricate knowledge of the buying and selling process in overseeing all of the real estate transactions. As a liaison between real estate agents, clients, escrow companies, and mortgage brokers, Irina closely monitors each stage of the deal from contract signing through closing to efficiently manage the home sale or purchase transaction. She holds an Bachelor Degree in Physics Science from Gomel State University.She is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors. She currently lives in Gates Mills with her husband and 3 kids.In free time you will find her and her husband on soccer fields and theaters watching kids.Irina loves to travel,shopping and spending time in the sun.

        Email:info@smartland.com

        Phone:888-645-6483

        Private Equity, Cleveland, Ohio - Steven Gesis, Smartland

        EVP – COO

        Steven Gesis

        Steven is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of all teams within Smartland. As EVP Steven is the catalyst for all department directors to ensure the Smartland vision and Smartland standards are being implemented and adhered to. Prior to joining Smartland, Steven was an Operations Administrator at Cleveland Clinic, where he was the instrumental in the implementation of new strategies and efficiencies. Steven holds an MBA from CSU Monte Ahuja School of Business as well as a Bachelors from The Ohio State University. Steven and his wife are both blessed and very busy with 3 children under 4 years old.

        Email:info@smartland.com

        Phone:888-645-6483

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