Peter started in real estate in July of 2003 during the summer of his junior year at Webster University. One night he realized all his friends were renters, and if that was the case, then they might as well rent from him. So he went out and found a four-family that had, quite literally, been firebombed. A full-gut rehab later he started his investing career as an owner-occupant and has been in the biz ever since. Peter graduated with a degree in business and, diploma in hand, started a renovation and roofing company, later becoming a Realtor. 2009 was a big year: Peter was named one of the Business Journal’s 30 Under 30 for 2009. That same year he started Mogul Realty, his real estate brokerage, and then later opened his property management company.
These days Peter’s focus is on helping clients navigate the ever-multiplying complexities of real estate investing, from start to finish. From all his years working in this area, if you’re considering a property in South St. Louis, Peter has probably walked through it and run the numbers on it already. He brings the experience of managing over 300 rehabs and countless more deals to every transaction he’s an agent on.
Outside of real estate, Peter is an avid home brewer and is the current president of the St. Louis Brews. He also mentors at Boys Hope Girls Hope. He keeps bees and chickens at his home and he also enjoys cycling, rugby, fishing, and rock climbing when he can find the time. Peter has a knack for casually mentioning his time spent sailing, or mountaineering, or working on his pilot’s license, or his years in competitive archery, or… you get the idea.
Brian came to real estate after falling in love with his favorite E word, equity. Brian has a degree in advertising and marketing from Missouri State University and started out investing in real estate through rehabbing and flipping single family homes. During the reign of HGTV real estate investing shows his mom caught the REI bug, bought a flip, and then came down with a case of “unscrupulous contractoritis”. Brian became an agent to be the honest, reliable, go-to guy that his mom didn’t find when she started investing. A local native with a background in construction management and finance, Brian offers our clients detailed knowledge of the rehab process and the St. Louis market.
Brian joined Mogul Realty after seeing the potential multi-family properties have in the St. Louis region as the market shifted away from being saturated with SFH properties. With multi-family properties you can still swing a hammer to build-in his favorite E word, and this asset class provides a more long-term perspective for investors.
If you don’t catch Brian while he’s out chasing down your dream property, Brian is likely flying his flag as a sports guy or getting outside to go fishing or kayaking. He’s a big Cardinals fan and also loves hunkering down to watch Sunday football.
Mark is our property manager, and his path to Mogul started out through his background as a writer. Mark was a freelance writer before and came to Mogul to help out with marketing and office management. After taking over tenant and owner communications, Peter trained Mark and passed over the “PM” mantle once Mark became a licensed agent.
Mark grew up with an interest in real estate as his father’s side of the family ran one of the largest local real estate companies in the Metro-East over yonder in Illinois. Interest coalesced into action once he started his marketing position here and learned more and more about the industry. Mark brings and intense focus on satisfaction to his role, always trying to find a win-win for everyone in every situation, along with a devotion to informative, clear communication.
When he’s not helping someone find their new pad Mark is an avid rock climber, enjoys cycling, hiking, reading, film, and devouring tubs of hummus immediately after opening them.