Jane Garvey is an active investor & educator focusing on real estate. She is also a rental property owner, author, group leader and Legislative Advocate.
Jane has a reputation for providing simple solutions for complex problems. She has been investing since 1979 and has experience and knowledge in many aspects of the business including rentals, rehabbing, financial analysis, foreclosures, deal structuring, and much more. Jane Garvey has a background in industrial engineering and management sciences with degrees from Cornell University and Northwestern University. She started investing in real estate in 1979, while teaching in the business school at Loyola University of Chicago. In the spring of 1984, Jane gave up her teaching position to pursue investing on a full time basis. She specializes in rehabs and rentals and solving real estate problems.
In 1983 Jane co-founded the Chicago Creative Investors Association , where she currently provides education, motivation and networking opportunity reaching over 4000 real estate investors area wide. Jane was instrumental in founding the National Real Estate Investors Association and served in various capacities on its Board of Directors.
Jane was the founding President of the Illinois Rental Property Owners Association and is still active on IRPOA's board and its Political Action Committee. She has taught real estate investing courses and written extensively on many aspects of the business.
Among the books and courses Jane has written and taught are On Time & On Budget, Finders Keepers, Go For the Gold, Choosing A Path, Sign Right Here, Moving On, So…You Want to Go Full Time, Take a Millionaire to Lunch, Tenants From Outer Space, Real Estate #’s Game, Top Secrets of the CIA, Low Down on Low Down, What Now 2007, What Now 2009, What Now for 2010, The Instant Equity Purchase, numerous 3 day Rehab Workshops, 120 issues of the 8 page monthly newsletter Creative Investment Advisor, and Paper Money. Jane has been a regular contributor to the Real Estate Journal published by National REIA.
Jane's opinion has often been sought after by the country’s most prominent publications and she has been quoted or published in the Wall Street Journal, CNN/Money, Money Magazine, Smart Money, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Mr. Landlord, Financial Freedom Report and others on many aspects of the real estate business. She has been interviewed on numerous radio shows and quoted in many books and newsletters.