IRES is a compassionate, results-driven real estate company that focuses on the success and goals of the families we serve.At IRES, we build the legacies of our agents, our partners, and our community. We believe the greatest investment we can make is in our community, which is why we provide resources and trainings on home ownership and beyond. Learn more about IRES Legacy and how we provide our team with the tools they need to succeed.
Meet the team behind the mission.
Brandy is the Broker and Owner of Innovative Real Estate Strategies. Her vision to open a company where she could actually help people in need is what started it all. She was a pioneer in short sale training and procedure here in Las Vegas. Around 2005, there was no formal training nor were there many brokers who would even allow agents to negotiate short sales in their offices. So she started to write manuals, negotiation scripts, and course materials to assist other agents in the short sale arena. As a result, Brandy was asked to serve as an advisor for several banks when they were implementing their short sale platforms. She has trained over 8,000 agents, loss mitigation negotiators, and business affiliates on short sale procedures, REO best practices, and BPO’s.Brandy and her team have negotiated and closed over 450 short sales in Nevada with over $75 million in mortgage debt forgiveness. Taking care of the homeowner and doing everything possible to negotiate with the bank to waive all deficiencies is paramount. In addition, she implemented a recovery plan to support homeowners in rebuilding their financial future once the short sale transaction is closed. Due to Brandy’s leadership and inspiration, IRES has become forward thinking, compassionate and, most of all, accountable to helping homeowners across the valley in their desperate time of need.
Her book of business consists of short sales, REOs, property management, and a strong investor portfolio. She still teaches classes and recently opened a new training facility to serve and educate homeowners.
Brandy can be reached at brandy(at)iresvegas(dotted)com
Meet Our Agents
Terri White ElkOperations Manager/BWE Whisperer/Realtor®
Terri graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Upon graduation she nurtured her client care dexterity for five years as a client services supervisor for a top trade show contractor.In 2003, she became a licensed REALTOR® and enjoyed the success of the Las Vegas real estate boom. Two years later she partnered with a Las Vegas land developer as a managing member. She raised seed capital for real estate projects in Las Vegas, Arizona, and California, with project value totaling over $64 million. Terri has been with the IRES family since 2009.
Terri also plays the drums, prefers to play electric guitar over acoustic, and loves classic rock.
Terri can be reached at info(at)iresvegas(dotted)com
Adrea NairneCompliance Manager/Broker Associate/Realtor®
Adrea got her start in Nevada real estate over 20 years ago developing housing programs for people with disabilities and stabilizing expenses for low-to-moderate income families. Using Federal and State funding, she co-founded a non-profit providing down payment assistance and working closely with the housing division, specialized loan programs and several government agencies.To open up opportunities, she co-authored a guide for Realtors in 2002 that lead to GLVAR receiving the HUD Best Practice Award. Adrea also wrote and taught classes for CE credits teaching Realtors how to navigate the assistance maze and created housing events such as “House Party in the Park.”
Adrea reviews every file during the transaction process as part of her commitment to the highest level of professional representation. She loves working as Compliance Manager because the team collaborates daily and celebrates all the agents’ success. She believes she has found her “forever home.”
Before moving to Nevada in 1994, Adrea owned a beauty industry manufacturing firm in California that was hit hard in the earthquake. Las Vegas was a chance to take on challenges in a new and growing city.
She loves fostering dogs and even keeps dog cookies in her desk just in case someone comes in with a four-legged friend. Since 2012, Adrea has also been writing a monthly column for The Vegas Voice.
Adrea can be reached at Adrea(at)iresvegas(dotted)com
Office: 702-478-2242 Ext. 1423
Charlene MancinoOffice Manager/ Licensed Agent
Prior to joining IRES, Charlene Mancino worked in the real estate industry for the past 13 years. She started in Ohio as a marketing coordinator and executive assistant to the Broker for one of the largest real estate companies in town. Upon moving to Las Vegas she worked as a transaction coordinator for one of the valley’s Top REO agents and was there for 5 years.As Office Manager at IRES, Charlene has spent the past year assisting with multiple departments in streamlining and implementing office policies and procedures to assist our staff and agents. She will always ensure that the agents are informed and assisted in the operations of the office and the office is running smoothly.
Charlene is passionate about her family and friends and spends almost every weekend with her son at the baseball field.
She loves being part of the IRES family because that means she gets to work with agents and support staff that treat their clients like family. The families they serve are not just a number; everyone here truly cares that each family has the best possible experience.
Charlene can be reached at Charlene(at)iresvegas(dotted)com.
Office:702-832-3282 Ext 2358
Prior to joining the IRES team, Christi worked in mortgage lending for 18 years in positions from Loan Officer to Operations Manager for several divisions across the United States before she went on to pursue her passion in Real Estate in 2004.As a licensed Realtor, Christi’s primary objective is to negotiate the best outcome for her buyers and sellers. With her background in mortgage lending, she is dedicated to educating her clients on the real estate process and keeping them informed every step of the way to ensure the transactions close as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Christi is passionate about singing, her family and her “fur babies” otherwise known as dogs.
She loves being part of the IRES family because it makes her fortunate enough to do what she loves with a fabulous team of people who motivate and inspire her daily!
Christi can be reached at Christi@IRESVegas.com.
Prior to joining the IRES team, Daphne worked in medical, pharmaceutical, and dental sales. She has also been a member of Les Femmes Douze, a community service organization providing a structured calendar of activities and scholarships, for more than 20 years.As an IRES agent, she feels blessed to be able to introduce her clients to their dream homes. She takes her role very seriously and has been a member of the Top Performers Club several years in a row.
She loves IRES because it has a family atmosphere. Everyone truly cares about one another, and they also take care of the community.
Daphne can be reached at LVDaphne1(at)gmail(dotted)com
Prior to joining the IRES team, Dorinda worked as a personal trainer, nutritionist, and boot camp instructor for 20 years. She was born in Las Vegas, loves calling it her home, and is now proud to serve the great Las Vegas community.
As a Realtor at IRES, Dorinda, has spent several years wanting to get into real estate to help people find their dream homes in Las Vegas. As a true native she knows who to call for every detail when it comes to buying and selling your home. She loves working at IRES because she feels blessed to work with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. From day one, they made her feel like she was part of the family. It is such a wonderful environment to work in, and she loves that she gets to be a part of this brokerage.
Dorinda can be reached at DorindaDeals(at)gmail(dotted)com
Jack worked as a Broker Salesperson at Signature Real Estate Group where he advocated for buyers and sellers and investors of real estate. He has been successfully participated in the Real Estate field for over 5 years and looks forward to concentrating on helping out of state buyers find their perfect home in 55+ active living communities.
The support and training that Innovative Real Estate Strategies will fit perfectly with this focused goal of Jack’s.
Jack can be reached at bjackthiel(at)hotmail(dotted)com
Jaclyn WilliamsBroker-Salesperson │ Short Sale Negotiator
Jaclyn graduated from University of Hawaii with a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education which she utilized as a middle school teacher. She made Las Vegas her new home in 2005, also made real estate her new career in 2005. In 2009, Jaclyn became licensed as a Broker/Salesperson.
She has extensive experience in REO and short sale transactions. Jaclyn spent her beginnings in real estate as a Listing Specialist, then transitioned to a Transaction Coordinator for a top REO team, closing over 1000 files. As the market changed, she shifted with the flow and has flourished in the short sale arena. Since 2012 she has been working for Innovative Real Estate Strategies as our Short Sale Negotiator.
Jaclyn has helped hundreds of homeowners in hardship get out from under the weight of their mortgages. She truly enjoys helping people and being in short sale allows her to do just that!
Jaclyn can be reached at jaclyn(at)iresvegas(dotted)com
Office : 702-478-2243
Jason M WaldenRealtor®
Prior to joining IRES Jason enjoyed a very successful aviation career, being Director of Operations of a worldwide charter airline and qualified as a Captain on Boeing aircraft. Before becoming a Realtor Jason had been a repeat client of Brandy’s.As a Realtor at IRES Jason has spent the last 4 years helping his clients achieve their Real Estate goals. He goes above and beyond to ensure transactions are quick, compliant and meet the multiple needs of his clients.
Outside of the office Jason still enjoys aviation, as well as participating in Martial Arts and Target Archery with his son.
He appreciates being a member of the IRES family because he enjoys working with like-minded, community-oriented people… and there is never a dull moment around the office.
Jason can be reached at JasonMWalden(at)outlook(dotted)com
Jan O’BrienBusiness Coach/Realtor®
Jan O’Brien joined Innovative Real Estate Strategies in January 2018 as a business coach, trainer and to add her expertise to the brokerage support team. She is also the team leader of the Vegas Veterans Home Team at IRES, a team of veterans, first responders and military family members specializing in serving veterans and active duty military with their real estate needs in the Las Vegas area.
Jan has over 26 years of leadership, real estate brokerage, real estate training, business and coaching experience. She is passionate about coaching and training to empower others to discover and live their true potential and purpose. Jan has coached and trained 1000’s of real estate professionals through her career and is the author of numerous real estate training courses.
Jan is a graduate of the University of Georgia and proudly served as a Captain & UH-60 Blackhawk pilot in the U.S. Army from 1984-92. She is the co-founder of WBNL Coaching, a company that provides online training and 1-1 coaching for agents, teams and brokers including their signature Real Estate Team Builder program. Jan and her business partner, Matt Emerson, host the weekly Wandering But Not Lost Podcast, where Real Estate & Reality meet.
Jan can be reached at jan(at)iresvegas(dotted)com
Prior to joining IRES, Jay Schupp worked at a corporate Fortune 1000 company, in the law business representing the needs of individuals in workers compensation cases injured during work, and in real estate.At IRES, Jay is drawing upon his 15 years of experience helping families with real estate and residential financing to help with the purchase of the homes of their dreams, whether that be for primary residence, vacation, or investment property needs. He will always ensure that they close every transaction as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Jay is passionate about family, youth ministry, and sports, and he has enjoyed coaching and mentoring throughout his life.
He loves being part of the IRES family and working every day with people who share a passion for providing home ownership solutions.
Jay can be reached at Jay(dotted)Schupp(at)gmail(dotted)com
Prior to joining IRES, John Casey worked with several attorneys to help facilitate the successful processing and closing of over 60 short sales. He received his license in 2004, before the boom hit, and has successfully pushed through each change in the market since then.
John is skilled in the martial art of Muay Thai and is fluent in speaking spanish.
John can be reached at JohnCaseylv(at)gmail(dotted)com
I am a proud native of Las Vegas. I graduated from Sierra Vista high school located in the southwest area of Las Vegas. I have a passion for supporting local sports teams, charities, and events. My wife and I have become avid Golden Knights fans and help defend the fortress regularly. Learning about different cultures is a hobby of mine. My wife and I speak Portuguese fluently and regularly go back to visit her family still in Brazil.
I began in the real estate industry as my broker’s assistant helping him close 40+ transactions each month. Once licensed, I began a more hands-on role buying high volume residential investment properties. I made the switch to traditional real estate in 2015 in hopes to serve the community where I was born and raised. I have made countless friends through this profession by offering honest and straight-forward service to all individuals I serve. GO KNIGHTS GO – Vegas Strong!
Jordan can be reached at Jordan(at)iresvegas(dotted)com
Karina SilvaShort Sale/Escrow Manager/Realtor®
Karina comes to IRES with 13 years of real estate experience.
As the Short Sale and Escrow Manager at IRES, she has spent the last eleven years as Brandy’s right hand when it comes to managing both the short sale and escrow departments.
She is a licensed realtor and an avid pianist. Having moved to the U.S. from Brazil when she was 14 years old, she is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Karina can be reached at Karina(at)iresvegas(dotted)com.
Lorraine HaynesProperty Manager/ Realtor®
Prior to joining IRES, Lorraine Haynes was a Licensed Realtor for 20 years, a Licensed Property Manager for over 6 years, and in the real estate business for over 20 years. She has experience working as an office manager, a new agent manager, a transaction coordinator, a broker assistant, and a BPO specialist for several agents here in Las Vegas. She also owned a property preservation company specializing in rekeys, lock-outs, trash outs, bank inspections, restorations, and cash for keys.
As a Property Manager at IRES, Lorraine has spent the past 6 years helping build the property management department and portfolio of IRES, as well as helping investors increase property portfolios. She handles everything from acquisition to rehab to occupancy, knowing that less stress for our investors means happy clients. Lorraine also helps clients who are searching for a rental home so they can prepare for future home ownership.
She loves being part of the IRES family because she loves who she works with (people who make her laugh so hard she can’t breathe!). When coming to work is like being with family, you know you are at the right place!
When Lorraine is not working she enjoys spending time with her 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Lorraine loves to listen to old school music and can hold a tune if need be!
Lorraine can be reached at Lorraine(at)iresvegas(dotted)com.
Prior to joining IRES, Megan Foley worked as a broker on the New York Stock Exchange. Megan then came to Las Vegas to earn her degree in finance and marketing from UNLV. She spent eight years in the mortgage industry before the market crashed. Megan then transitioned into insurance, selling both personal and commercial policies. Eventually, a former colleague convinced her to to turn her longtime interest in real estate into a full-time career, and in 2016 the M. Foley Group was born.
When Megan’s not finding people their dream homes, she’s spending time with her seven-year-old son, Kellan, her fiancé, who also happens to be her long-time best friend, and her one-year-old Weimaraner pup, Sky. She’s also a very active supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas and The Shade Tree’s domestic violence programs.
Megan loves being part of the IRES family because it allows her to exercise her passion for making people happy. She enjoys helping people improve their lives by finding them, and their families, a wonderful place to call home.
Megan can be reached at Megan(at)mfoleygrouplv(dotted)com
Michell M WolfRealtor®
Michell Is new to the IRES team. She comes to us with a decade of experience in sales and marketing. Michell has called Las Vegas her home for 15 years, and she looks forward to helping families and investors buy and sell homes in the area.
As an animal advocate, she also loves to help rescue pets find their forever homes.
Michell can be reached at Mm(at)wolfrealtylv(dotted)com
Prior to joining IRES, Michael Kahn was the co-owner of Team K2 Remax Excellence 2004-2007. From 2007-2013 he worked with REO, shortsales, and Property Management at First Realty Group. As a full time realtor for 13+ years he has experience in residential listings and sales as well commercial sales, listing, and leasing.
As a realtor at IRES, Michael has spent the past 3 years working in all aspects of real estate. He works tirelessly helping potential buyers with credit issues and educates them on the process of buying a home. He also works with renters to transition into home ownership. While he specializes in all aspects of real estate, he is also a licensed property manager and works extensively with investors on managing flips and rental holds.
Michael is passionate about his family and giving back to the community. He has spent several years volunteering as a baseball and flag football coach to children from age 3-12 years of age. He also is an amateur chef and loves to treat friends and family to food from all over the world.
He loves being part of the IRES family because that means working with passionate, hard-charging people who care about their clients. He also enjoys working alongside professionals who go to work each day to make a difference and being in an environment that promotes family and giving back to the community.
Michael can be reached at MikeKahn(at)outlook(dotted)com.
Mike is a real estate professional with Innovative Real Estate Strategies, where he focuses on residential, luxury, commercial, and relocation services. He is versed in investment acquisition and obtains a high ROI for his clients. He has been an active real estate investor and agent since 2007.
He has a proven track record in successfully negotiating commercial and residential real estate transactions. Mike offers experience, integrity, and results. He is a licensed Nevada Real Estate Sales Professional and an active member of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.
An industry leader, Mike consistently participates in a high volume of transactions per year. With a wide variety of accomplishments, Mike makes sure each client receives 110% of his expertise, undivided attention and, above all, customer service. He boasts a high-profile clientele as well. He is dedicated to the long-term success of his clients.
Mike enjoys fitness activities, sports, traveling, and spending time with his family. Mike also volunteers as an American Youth Soccer Organization coach and for many organizations throughout Las Vegas, Catholic Charities and Miracle League being a few of his favorites.
Mike can be reached at MikeSloane(at)iresvegas(dotted)com.
Mike has had his mortgage license since 1995. He has been a licensed Realtor for over 10 years. As a Realtor, Mike has experience on the both sides of the transaction and can navigate his clients through difficult real estate transaction and lending issues. He always ensures that every transaction closes as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Mike is passionate about family and his children. He is the father of five beautiful kids, two of which are special needs. As a result, he is very active in Autism and Cerebral Palsy foundations and charities.
He loves being part of the IRES family because this office walks the talk. As a group we work hard, smart and choose to do the right thing. Plus, they are super funny people and it’s an great working atmosphere to thrive inMike can be reached at Cell: 702-217-7430
Prior to joining IRES, Olga Ginez was retired for 10 years and traveled in her RV with her dogs, Elsa May and Joe Low. Prior to retirement, she was the Insurance Licensing Administrator for M Benefit Solutions and M Financial for 20 years. She applied for and maintained licenses, corporate filings, carrier appointments, continuing education for 30+ agents and 8 companies at any given time, interacting with the Corporations Divisions, Insurance Departments, Securities Divisions, and insurance carriers in all 50 states, in addition to writing compliance and training manuals. She is most proud of having become an expert in her field, creating, organizing, and maintaining a database of over 100,000 lines of information.
As an agent at IRES, Olga Ginez has spent the past year learning about the business of real estate and the culture of IRES and helping her clients. She specializes in the 55+ community and helps them get into the homes of their dreams. Her attention to detail will ensure that every transaction will close as quickly, efficiently, and flawlessly as possible.
Olga is passionate about whales, in particular humpbacks and greys. She has traveled to Laguna San Ignacio, Mexico, three times to spend time in the lagoon with the greys and spent an entire summer in Telegraph Cove, British Columbia, where she went on 44 whale-watching trips and quickly learned to identify individual humpbacks by their flukes. She also spent 8 winter breaks volunteering for Whale Watching Spoken Here on the Oregon Coast to help visitors spot whales out in ocean by their blow.
She loves being part of the IRES family because that means she gets the opportunity to work with an awesome team and leader where all the members truly support one another. She loves that we are all swimming in the same direction, to do our best for ourselves, for our clients whom we serve, and for IRES.
Olga can be reached at olga(dotted)ginez01(at)gmail(dotted)com.
Prior to joining IRES, Russell Arnold worked as the Director of Finance for AutoNation, a Fortune 500 company. He later made the transition to real estate and has since become a top producer. He is currently ranked in the top 1% of realtors in Nevada.
Russ also sold real estate in Dubai for two years and was a participant in CityScape Abu-Dhabi and Dubai.
Russ can be reached at info(at)russellarnold(dotted)com.
Prior to joining IRES, Sue Thiel obtained her Nevada Broker salesperson license in 2012, starting out by purchasing properties at trustee sale and auctions and rehabbing or wholesaling the properties to investors or home buyers. She is the owner, along with her husband, Jack, of a real estate redevelopment company that currently rehabs homes in the Las Vegas Valley and in Wisconsin. Sue is also involved in the rehab and real estate investment community, belonging to several investment groups in the Las Vegas Valley. Sue’s real estate certifications include New Home Sales Specialist, GREEN, SRS (Seller Representative Specialist), and TSAI (Trustee Sales Agent and Investor Certified). Sue completed the 2015 Leadership training series with the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors in February 2015 and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Carroll University.
As a Realtor at IRES, Sue has focused on two areas of real estate. First, she’s dedicated her time to real estate investments and working with investors. Second, she’s spent time helping women get involved in the home buying and selling process, helping with real estate issues specific to the transitional years of divorce or death of a spouse.
Sue loves being part of the IRES family because the company has so many professional, hard working, and team-oriented individuals who really care about the people they serve, whether it be other real estate agents, the client who is needing real estate services, or members of the community.
Sue is passionate about travel and was also a travel consultant for many years. Sue is currently certified in Reiki energy healing and is learning alternative medicine and healing treatments so she can help others.
Sue can be reached at sellingnvhomes(at)gmail(dotted)com.
Thadus “Ray” Roberts Jr.Realtor®
Please let me introduce myself, I am Ray Roberts Jr. a full time licensed professional Realtor. I am from Los Angeles, CA. I moved to Las Vegas 2005 in search of a better opportunity in life. I have been married to my amazing wife Jasmine Roberts for 10 years, along side with 3 wonderful kids, Ray III, Logan, and Blair Roberts.
I started my career off in construction as a concrete labor. Eventually working my way up to a concrete foreman. Shortly after, I started my own concrete company. As we all know the economy took a nose dive in 2010. So my career had to change which lead me to barber school early 2010. Now I’m a successful Master Barber with my very own private studio barbershop in Summerlin. Staying in the same mode, I decided to go into Real Estate which I throughly enjoy. Real Estate is truly my passion.
As a Realtor specializing in residential and commercial properties. I have always brought abundant energy, creativity, dedication and personal knowledge to my work. You can be assured that I will stay on top of all the details of a deal, to provide a smooth and easy going transaction.
Ray can be reached at Ray@MFoleyGroupLV.com.
Prior to joining IRES, Veronica Suarez worked as a Realtor in two well-known brokerages in Las Vegas. Before that, Veronica worked for different international pharmaceutical companies in the marketing and sales field in South America. She achieved multiple awards over the course of a decade. Veronica has a business background and holds an MBA.
As a Realtor at IRES, Veronica has spent the past three years helping hundreds of families achieve the American Dream by selling their properties at a higher net value than expected. She excels at listening to the needs of her clients and works on representing their best interests with integrity, accuracy, and diligence. Veronica speaks English, Spanish, German, and French.
She loves being part of the IRES family because of the unique coaching and support in all areas.
Veronica can be reached at homesinvegasnow(at)gmail(dotted)com.
Viviana was born and raised in Chile. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and started working for Chile’s Secretary of Labor, Social Security division as an inspector and translator. After she moved to the US she ran her family owned business with her husband.
As a realtor Realtor at IRES, she loves working with first time home buyers. She loves the feeling and excitement of the process and is able to be a solid agent for them to rely on. She has had extensive experience as a real estate investor and is able to share her first-hand knowledge with her international clients looking to invest in Las Vegas real estate.
Viviana loves being a part of the IRES family. She loves the good energy office and appreciates how well the company is formed, organized and run. She says the office has the feeling of family and she is proud to be involved.Viviana can be reached at ViviMehner(at)gmail(dotted)com .
Yvonne has been a part of the IRES family since it began and now is the Managing Broker for the Non-MLS branch of the company.
Her experience as Owner and Broker of Las Vegas Valley Realty and Painted Desert Realty brought her recognition as consistently in the top 10% of producing agents citywide. As our former Compliance Officer, Yvonne is always available to assist us and can be reached through our main office.
Yvonne can be reached at Yvonne(at)iresvegas(dotted)com.
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