Steve Taplin

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Steven Hugh Taplin was born February 19, 1975 in Skokie, IL.

Career

IBM

Shortly after completing his undergraduate degree in 1997, Taplin was hired by IBM. In 2003, Taplin left IBM to pursue his entrepreneurial ventures.[1]

In 2003 Taplin started numerous real estate related firms,[2] including real estate investment companies, real estate brokerages, and mortgage companies. From 2003 to 2007 Taplin’s businesses grew exponentially, eventually employing over 100 people who created and managed real estate investments, niche brokerages,[3] and mortgage companies that financed, acquired, renovated, and maintained residential and commercial properties across 13 states. Taplin also franchised one of his real estate investment companies then sold it in 2006 before the housing market crashed. to the success of Taplin’s real estate ventures was the debt and equity capital raised through various private equity and venture capital partnerships. Via activities like networking, hosting a daily radio show and teaching seminars, Taplin managed to build solid relationships with a network of accredited investors. Within 3 years Taplin’s companies had realized over 4M in profit including over $100M in gross sales.[4]

Real Estate Investment Trust

In 2009 as the real estate market began a slow but steady rebound Taplin set up multiple real estate related companies. One of them, a private REIT, to which Taplin operated as CEO and founder.[5] Taplin, along with the help of a software development team, designed and built a proprietary software system appropriately named “EASI” that automated many of the tasks associated with acquisition, development, management and lending in the real estate sector. Taplin’s real estate companies expanded globally, forging relationships with Australian financial advisors, accountants, and law firms.

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