LEAN estates


Our LEAN team

LEAN team

Our Team

We at LEAN estates know that transparency builds trust and therefore, transparency is critical to our business and investors. Our team is composed of highly motivated, detailed orientated and ambitious individuals ready to close and backed by expert mentors with over 133 years of REI experience. 

Privately owned, the firm is not burdened by bureaucracy and can act quickly to take advantage of investment opportunities and changing fundamentals. Furthermore, our team maintains hands-on involvement in every investment.

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director of INVESTMENTS & Investor relations 

Marco Zacarias

Marco Zacarias is a detail orientated and an ambitious leader with a relentless desire to deliver results. With a successful background in various engineering roles ranging from Aeronautical Engineer to a Manufacturing Engineer, he has lead LEAN estates in a strategic and calculated direction. 

Marco has had the privilege of working and gaining valuable knowledge from some of the most respected and fruitful companies ranked among the Fortune 500 list. Some of which include; Raytheon, GE, Johnson Controls, and Centene. From these and more, he has acquired a unique set of engineering design, analytics, and implementation skills. Skills used to develop products and establish assembly lines with a focus on continuous improvements and automation. In the combination of these and other various engineering tools and LEAN methodologies, Marco has driven LEAN estates to where it stands today. Marco has earned two LEAN Six Sigma certifications, Green Belt and Yellow Belt. 

At LEAN estates, Marco serves as Director of Investments and Investor Relations. In this capacity, he oversees the investment process in property acquisition in Ohio, Indiana, Texas and Arizona. While simultaneously performing qualitative and quantitative research, development of investment processes, standard procedures and managing portfolio risk. In the Investor Relations role, Marco works directly with investors to understand their risk profile and long term goals. This includes following-up on existing agreements, documentation, payment schedule and provides feedback on new relationships to meet business objectives. 


Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, 2013

Associates of Science, Liberal Arts, & General Studies, 2009

Activities & Affiliations

• Income Properties Portfolio
• Delta Capital
• Central Coast Multifamily Investors & Owners
• Real Estate Investors Wealth Academy
• Santa Maria Real Estate Investors Club
• Central Coast Real Estate Investors Club



acquisition Manager, investment analyst & CPA 

Jing He

Jing He is passionate and detail oriented with a solid analytical talent to critically scrutinizing investment opportunities. Her journey in the real estate industry started in 2011 by having been involved in the acquisition and management of profitable residential properties. As a CPA and with an extensive experience working in the financial sector, Jing has proven to become extremely efficient and effective in financial planning and analysis. She specializes in analyzing and planning for the future by wearing multiple hats and identifying various improvement strategies.

At LEAN estates, Jing serves as Acquisition Manager, Investment Analyst and CPA. She forecasts current industry trends based on actual and projected figures to identify markets with a superior combination of low purchase price and rental growth. By doing so, Jing can guarantee that properties invested in generate substantial cash flow while at the same time lead to capital appreciation.


Master of Science of Accountancy, 2009


Activities & Affiliations

• Income Properties Portfolio
• Asian Real Estate Association of America
• Business Networking International
• North San Diego Real Estate Investors



INvestment real estate advisor, investment analyst & realtor 

Jose Guevarra

Jose Guevarra is dedicated to building financial freedom for his family, partners, and everyone that believes in his vision.  He is convinced that success is purely a function of one’s mindset.  He developed a passion for real estate investing while paving the way to generational wealth.  Jose believes in providing a full-service experience with transparency for his clients.

At LEAN estates, Jose serves as an Investment Real Estate Advisor, Investment Analyst, and Realtor. In the capacity of an Investment Real Estate Advisor, Jose evaluates properties and summarizes strategies aimed to converge on the right solution to each of our client's unique circumstances. While simultaneously tasked with researching, collecting and analyzing information intended to support investment managers to make educated and profitable decisions on behalf of customers. In addition, Jose holds an active California Real Estate License and acts as the subject matter expert in the underwriting process and underwriting risk management. 


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science, 2002

Activities & Affiliations

• Delta Capital
• Commercial Land Development
• Multifamily Investment & Financing Consultant


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Tiffany Levison

Tiffany Levison is a committed professional with a diverse experience in a variety of fields ranging from Medical to Information Technology. Tiffany is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology with a concentration on Advanced Programming, in which she will now bring her unique set of skills to the LEAN team. 

At LEAN estates, Tiffany serves as an IT and Investment Analyst. As an IT Analyst she assists in the design, development, documentation, implementation and maintenance of an initial database-based application. This application is aimed to automate and display the progress of the acquisition process of leads and present such results to end users and clients. In addition, she is also responsible for the automation of leads and marketing. In the roll of Investment Analyst, Tiffany assists the senior LEAN team members in market and investment research while validating data generated from data packages. Tiffany also manages multiple IT projects including the continuous improvement of the company network/database and workflow. 


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, 2018

Activities & Affiliations

• Women TechMakers
• Income Properties Portfolio
• Real Estate Investors Wealth Academy


LEAN estates Ryan Carlson

senior deal sourcing advisor

Ryan Carlson

Ryan Carlson is the Equity, Debt, and Structured Finance Coordinator for Team Nelson at Cushman & Wakefield, focusing on funding properties. Previously, he was a part of the Equity, Debt & Structured Finance team that focused on New York City’s middle market.

Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Ryan worked on the North American Institutional Sales team within the Client & Partner Group at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. At KKR, he covered relationships with US institutional clients such as Pension Plans, Corporate Plans, Foundations & Endowments in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions as well as Insurance Co.’s.



Master of Science in Real Estate Finance & Investments, 2017

Bachelor's of Science & Arts in Business Administration, Finance & Entrepreneurship, 2010

Activities & Affiliations

• Income Properties Portfolio
• Cushman & Wakefield
• Urban Land Institute


LEAN estates Robert Damigella

senior Debt & equity STRUCTURED financier advisor 

Robert Damigella

An expert in real estate and mortgages forged over the last decade working with mortgage loan origination, distressed mortgage debt workouts, REO foreclosure liquidations, acquisition and liquidation of hundreds of commercial and residential whole loan mortgages throughout 30+ states in the nation.  

Launched an unconventional short-term middle market lending platform focused on multiple aspects of commercial real estate financing—complex capital and hard-to-finance transactions, as well as real estate workouts—and engineering highly customized funding solutions. 

Robert has been a member of an equity raise team which successfully raised $750 Million for the IPO of Rockefeller Center Properties (RCPI-NASDAQ). Raised various investment funds along with the capitalization of a wide variety of property types valued more than $1 Billion.



Kellogg School of Management
Master of Business Adminestration in Finance, 2010

Bachelor's of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, 1983

Activities & Affiliations

• Income Properties Portfolio
• Goedecke & Co.