Our Story

Team

Jake Stenziano

Principal - Operations

Jake Stenziano, MBA spent 10 years performing various roles in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry before actively pursuing multifamily investments in 2010. Since then he has  acquired nearly 1200 multifamily units with his partners. Jake also enjoys running the day-to-day operations of Rand Property Management LLC. Jake has worked with brokers, sellers, title insurers, appraisers, engineers, architects, property management software companies, attorneys, lenders, equity partners, insurance companies, leasing and property management teams; negotiated terms for new leases, renewals, and RUBS; ensured compliance and tenant billing; and hired employees in property management. He also has extensive experience with and acquisition analysis and due diligence. He is also the host of the number one multifamily podcast on iTunes and has a best selling book on multifamily investing. Jake and his family reside in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Gino Barbaro

Principal - Business Development

Gino Barbaro owned and operated a restaurant for over twenty years before transitioning full-time into MultiFamily real estate. He’s been investing in real estate for over 15 years and grown his multifamily portfolio to nearly 1200 units with his partners. His passion lies in running the client relations for Rand Partners, along with underwriting deals and exploring new opportunities in the national market. He has also created a real estate education company called Jake & Gino, written two best-selling books, one in real estate and one in cooking, co-hosts the number one multifamily podcast on iTunes, and empowers individuals to take control of their lives through his coaching business. Gino is a graduate of Fairfield University and IPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching). He currently lives in Florida with his wife and six children.

Mike Gelchie

Principal - CFO

Michael is currently the COO of Louis Dreyfus Company and Principal in Rand Partners. Michael has 26 years of commodity trading experience, successfully holding past senior management positions for 18 years in Louis Dreyfus, where he managed global sugar risk and its U.S. based cash activities. He spent two years from 2008 to 2010 in Louis Dreyfus Investment Group, where he managed all soft commodities futures trading. He previously worked at Sierentz North America, from 2010 to 2016, where he managed all agricultural futures trading. Michael has been a real estate investor since 2009, successfully owning, leasing and operating two multi-million dollar properties, prior to creating Rand Partners and investing in multifamily since 2012. Michael is the current CFO of Rand Partners and is responsible for acquisition analysis, all financial reporting, tax returns, and internal controls. Michael graduated from Pace University in 1990, with a BBA in Accounting Information Systems. He and his family reside in New Canaan, CT

Dylan Marma

Principal - Acquisitions

Beginning his real estate investing career in 2015, Dylan quickly rose to a leadership role in a residential and commercial Real Estate investment company in San Diego. There he began investing residential Real Estate, learning how to evaluate markets and manage properties remotely. In early 2018, Dylan joined the team with Rand Partners to expand into additional markets throughout the SouthEast, as well as to build out the systems to open up the doors for outside investors to partner through syndication. Dylan spends a lot of his time analyzing & underwriting new opportunities out of the home office in Knoxville, TN. He also works closely with brokers in our target markets and plays a role as front line contact with investors upon introduction and throughout holding period for asset management communications.

Mike Taravella

Asset Manager

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Mike Taravella, CPA, graduated from Michigan State University in 2014 with a Masters of Science in Accounting. He has worked 5 years professionally in accounting. He started at Ernst & Young in public accounting and then transitioned into Detroit’s startup community at Rock Ventures. 

He began his real estate investing career in 2016 by owning and self-managing investments in Michigan. He also took an interest in real estate development before joining Rand Partners in 2019.  Mike is currently an associate that is responsible for underwriting deals, investor relations, and asset management.