The REIWire Team

Bryan Ellis is an experienced real estate investor, a writer, radio/podcast host and expert in self-directed IRA's and 401(k)'s.  He's host of Self Directed Investor Talk, America's #1 podcast and for affluent self-directed investors and CEO of the Self-Directed Investor Society, America's leading private association for affluent self-directed investors.  You can find a vast amount of his writing on such highly respected publications as,,, and Forbes.  His knowledge of the law surrounding self-directed IRA's is so strong that, despite his not being an attorney himself, he teaches legal education courses to licensed attorneys through the University of California's continuing education program for attorneys.  Bryan lives in metro Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and business partner Carole Ellis and have 4 children ranging in age from 3 to 20 (yes, you read that correctly).  You can reach Bryan via email at

Rickson (Rick) Penske ( — Rick is a commercial real estate expert with few equals. He focuses on industrial property and raw land and is the mastermind behind several very successful and very unusual transactions. He also has a gift for communication and his contributions to (and previously at The Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter) are quite popular. Rick lives in Miami, Florida with his wife and 3 children.

Dinali Pataki ( — Mr. Pataki is an expert in the intersection of the real estate business with the internet. He spends his time focused on exposing new methods of using the power of the internet to make the business of real estate more efficient and reliable. Pataki’s opinions regularly influence thought leaders in the real estate industry. He lives part time in Los Angeles, California and part time in Savannah, Georgia.

Richard (Rich) Stansfield ( — Mr. Stansfield is a Harvard-educated real estate investor that focuses on serving real estate agents, brokers, appraisers and other traditional real estate professionals. When we need hard data to support or refute our research, Stansfield is the guy we call on. Rich is based in San Antonio, Texas

Renaldo d’Anconia ( — Mr. d’Anconio is a real estate investor specializing in multi-family property with a focus on apartment complexes with 75-200 units. He lives in Boise, Idaho.