Meet the Captains

Peter Fortunato

Peter is a libertarian and a capitalist. He believes that transactions which you can be proud of result from carefully conceived goals and plans followed by purposeful actions and scrupulous documentation. Upon graduating from high school in 1965, Peter went right into the real estate business. His motivation was his desire to be self-employed. Pete says “Everyone who knew me believed that I was unemployable. They were right. I still am!” Peter was excited about being free to build his business and his future. He attended seminars and read at every opportunity. He sought out and learned from many mentors and benefited from the example and counsel of his father who encouraged him and supported him from the beginning. Pete finished college with a clientele and an investment portfolio. By 1975 his investment income had eliminated his need for fees from clients to fund his lifestyle.
Peter continues to teach and to attend real estate and investment seminars and meetings regularly. He is respected for his clear and patient explanations of investment concepts and transactions.
He has been building, structuring, manipulating and managing investment transactions and portfolios for more than 45 years. Pete currently lives in Tampa, Florida.

 

 

Dyches Boddiford

Dyches Boddiford grew up on a farm in rural South Georgia, 10 miles from the small town of Sylvania.Though he was not too interested in farming, he took every chance to learn about construction, wiring and plumbing. He had an interest in science from an early age that was recognized and encouraged by several teachers. After graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1973 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics and a Masters in Information & Computer Science, Dyches spent some time in Corporate America before buying his first investment property in 1980. By 1991, he began working full time in his real estate investments and in 1992 earned more than he had working for his old employer.
A past president of the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association (GaREIA), Dyches has been a national speaker on the topic of real estate investments and entity strategies for over 20 years. Dyches has remained a full-time real estate investor, and he feels that only by being active in real estate investing can he bring real world experience to his classes and materials.

 

 

Bill Cook
In real estate since 1996, and a master at creative deal-structuring, Bill Cook is a full-time real estate investor, speaker and author. He specializes in single-family homes, Lonnie Deals and mobile home parks. Bill believes that real estate investing, especially the act of buying and holding rental property, is the surest way to financial independence and wealth. Bill’s successful door-knocking techniques and deal-structuring strategies have helped him find money-making opportunities in this crazy real estate market. Bill and his wife, Kim also founded North Georgia Real Estate Investors Association in 2002 and host monthly meetings and seminars to discuss the best deal-structuring and financing techniques.

 

 

 

Kim Cook

In real estate since 1996, Kim Cook is a full-time real estate investor, speaker and author who specializes in Short Sales and buying properties at the foreclosure auction. Kim’s abilities at coordinating short sale transactions and her knowledge of how to find killer deals “on the steps” has kept her surviving and thriving in this market. Kim and her husband, Bill founded North Georgia Real Estate Investors Association in 2002 and host monthly meetings and seminars to discuss the best deal-structuring and financing techniques. Bill and Kim firmly believe that if investors help each other, each can achieve record levels of success.

 

 

 

Dorsie Boddiford

Dorsie Boddiford is a full-time real estate investor in the Atlanta area. Upon graduating from Georgia Tech in 2011 with a degree in Building Construction, she took the risk to become a full-time, real estate investing entrepreneur. She has built a business out of flipping houses while striving towards financial freedom with investments. She has renovated and flipped a wide variety of homes, from a 1890s cottage in a historic neighborhood to a 5 acre horse farm. Her deals include purchases at foreclosure auctions and tax deed sales, negotiations for owner-financing, deals through door knocking and mail outs, as well as deals with other investors through wrap mortgages, hard money loans, options, wholesale deals, and equity participation. Dorsie’s investments also include a focus on wealth building through retirement accounts as expressed in her book The Solo 401 k: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Powerful Pension Plan” that she co-wrote with her father, Dyches Boddiford. She has also recently released a home study course on wrap lending called “Wrapping for Profits.”
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