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Individual Advisors

The BWI Meetup Advisory Board is a carefully selected group of successful real estate investors and professionals serving the real estate industry.  The purpose of the Advisory Board is to help “steer” the BWI Meetup, to provide fresh ideas, and share their decades of experience to help members jumpstart and grow their REI business.

Bill Ames – Founder/Sponsor

Bill - Advisory Board

Real estate acquisition, investment and renovation expert, Bill Ames is owner and CEO of The Team Edge. Bill is a Baltimore native and has lived in Maryland all his life. Over many years of investment experience, he has developed an eye for finding solutions to complicated real estate situations along with a passion for the real estate business and all involved.

As a real estate professional with decades of experience, Bill is dedicated to providing all customers the best possible service to meet their needs. In addition to TTE Properties, Bill has been instrumental in the Baltimore Washington Investors Meetup, a networking group that supports individuals and small business owners in navigating the real estate market in Maryland — as well as introducing strategies about investing in real estate throughout the Washington, D.C., and Maryland areas.

Andre Johnson

Andre is a real estate investor, business consultant, and the owner of several businesses. Since 2000, Andre and his companies have experience with well over 500 real estate and private placement transactions nationwide.  Andre currently deal partners with investors to Find, Fund, Fix & Flip residential and commercial properties.

As a coach, consultant, and leader of DMV’s only Deals Meetup, Andre has helped a countless number of real estate investors to achieve their cash flow and wealth building goals. Andre has grown the Deals Meetup as a marketplace for DMV investors to Find Deals, Pitch Deals, Network, Partner, and Invest.  Andre also leads the invitation-only Deal Mastery Mastermind that helps the most ambitious DMV investors achieve their goals thru collaborative think tank and sharing of best practices.

Andre has a Bachelors of Science and Engineering in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelors of Science from the University of Maryland – Baltimore County.  Andre also has a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Management of Technology from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.  To find out more about Andre’s business and services visit http://www.dealmastery.com/


Tyrus Shivers

Tyrus is the owner of AMS Property Renovations LLC (AMS), a premier Maryland based property Management Company. Since 2014 Tyrus continues to manage over one hundred properties throughout the Baltimore area including the surrounding counties. With a passion for systems and processes, AMS seeks to provide the best customer experience to both rental property owners and tenants. Honesty and Integrity are core foundations of the entire AMS team. Tyrus also provides consultation services to landlords who choose to self manage. AMS Property Renovations provides quality full service property management services as well as renovation services.

Tyrus was born and raised in Alabama and moved to Maryland via service in the Air Force. He holds a BA in Legal Studies, MS in Cybersecurity, and a MBA. His attention to detail and structured processes fuels AMS as a whole to utilize the best practices in the Real Estate Industry. Tyrus is also a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Realty Centre in Columbia. To find out more about Tyrus’s business and services visit www.agentshivers.realtor

Ned Carey

Ned Carey - Advisory Board

Ned Carey is a lifelong entrepreneur.Previously he owned an independent sales organization for the bicycle industry before turning to real estate.Ned Carey has been investing in real estate for over 12 years, the last 9 has been full time and his sole source of income.

His varied experience includes; Fix and flips, rentals, lease options, notes and mortgages, ground rents, auctions, wholesaling, short sales and tax liens.  This wide range of experience makes him a sought after speaker, coach, and partner.

Mr. Carey’s specialty is tax sale investing which he uses to acquire properties to wholesale and to build his rental portfolio.  In 2011 he started a new company with a partner with an initial investment of only $500 each. Today they do over $1,000,000 in business annually.


Terry Royce

Terry Royce - Advisory Board

Terry has been active in the real estate market since 2007 and left his Terry Royce”stable” job in 2010 to pursue real estate full time.  He’s wholesaled over 200 deals in the Baltimore area, has multiple rental properties, completed Baltimore City and Baltimore County renovations, as well as mentored numerous aspiring real estate investors.

Terry continues to grow his businesses and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others who are interested in real estate on his blog.  He loves that his businesses afford him the time and means to spend more quality time with his young, growing family.  He’s closed many deals while traveling the world and doesn’t see that slowing down anytime soon.
His 2016 business goals include starting a PodCast for aspiring investors, and Terry looks forward to interviewing many people that he’s met and worked with via the BWI Meetup. Free investing tips and PodCast information can be found on his blog: findfundandflipdeals.com


J Scott

J Scott - Advisory Board

J Scott (he goes by “J”) has been investing in real estate since 2008.  In that time, he and his wife Carol have been involved in many aspects of investing, including rehabbing/flipping over 150 properties, developing new construction, owning rentals, purchasing tax liens, note investing and lending.  He is originally from Baltimore, MD, but has invested in several areas around the of the United States.  Prior to jumping into real estate, J and Carol resided in Silicon Valley (California), where they spent many years in management at several Fortune 500 companies.

J has written two books, including the best-selling The Book on Flipping Houses: How to Buy, Rehab & Resell Residential Properties, which has been at the top of the Amazon Real Estate category for much of the past two years.  He also runs the website 123Flip.com, where he chronicles many of his real estate projects in gory detail.