Madison Real Estate Investors Association was founded in August of 2012 by Chris Hake. It is an association of like-minded individuals looking for ways to enhance their financial position through investment of time, money, or effort into real estate.

Madison REIA provides a vehicle for Networking, Education, and pursuit of a better Life by combining and amplifying the collective knowledge, resources, and experience of a wide pool of investors. Our primary focus is the ethical and professional development of our members.

Here are the folks at the helm...


Chris is the president, visionary and investor coach of the Master Investor Academy and  Madison Real Estate Investors Association (REIA). Chris has decades of real estate investing  experience and has seen (and smelled) more distressed properties than he cares to admit. He  now applies that knowledge in the mentoring and education of his Coaching students that are  actively engaged in rehabbing, wholesaling, and holding of properties all over South Central Wisconsin. 

Chris has been a Madisonian for over 45 years and investing in the Madison real estate market  for over 26 years. Since doing his first house hack in 1994, he has been involved with 100’s of  house flips, 100’s of rental, raised over 10 million dollars to fund those deals and had 1000’s of  students come through his local training and coaching programs. Chris has a PhD & Master’s Degree in the school of hard knocks.

Between speaking engagements and mentoring other investors, Chris oversees the daily  operations of his investing business, Madison Property Group, that rehabs, wholesales and  wholetails properties, and holds properties for his investment portfolio. 

Starting in the mid 90’s, Chris has created and owned over ten different real estate  partnerships, co-owned two real estate franchises, CEO of a nationwide technical recruiting  company, founder of nationwide and local coaching programs and founded the Madison REIA. 

Chris started his real estate sales (Realtor) career in 2001 and his first year sold over $8,000,000  in investment real estate. 

In 2003 Chris was co-owner of the first Keller Williams Realty office in Wisconsin. In 2004, he opened his second Keller Williams franchise. Chris also contributed to a mastermind group to  create one of the hottest real estate investment books on the market, The Millionaire Real  Estate Investor. 

Between 2005-2006 Chris’s real estate team was in the top 100 for Gross Commission Income out of 50,000+ agents in Keller Williams. Chris and his team sold over $100 Million Dollars of  real estate between 2003 - 2007. 

Between 2006-2010 Chris taught the Real Estate Investing course at Madison Area Technical  College, which saw 100’s of students come through his classes. 

In July 2012, Chris founded The Madison REIA. As of 2021 membership exceeds 300. 

On a personal note, Chris and his wife, Suzanna, have three children, Tyler, Tanner and Trelan.  He also has two dogs, Kona and Hemi. Chris loves classic muscle cars (Corvettes), all outdoor  sports, especially golf, and fishing. As a husband, father, businessman, and real estate investor,  Chris holds true to his core values and living his Life and Business Vision plan. 

His personal and business motto is, “People before profits.”

Shlomo Calvo- Shlomo is the Admin For Madison REIA. With over 15 years in Customer Service there is almost no situation that is new to him. He takes pride in helping the members as much as he can and always follow up with answers. Shlomo is also a Realtor and an Investor. He Loves working side by side to Chris and enjoys the learning opportunity that he gets by working with such an  accomplished investor and Coach as Chris. In his free time, Shlomo likes to spend time with his family and play with his pets.


The Madison REIA was founded on the three pillars of Networking, Education, and Life.  Here's what that means to us...


The Networking Pillar of the Madison REIA supports our association with investors, vendors, and trades. This is a contact sport, and without contacts there is no sport.  It's through relationships that we find what we need and do what we do.


The Education Pillar of the Madison REIA supports the training and education of our members. Through national real estate experts, classes, workshops, and mentoring, we help ensure the professional and ethical development of all who participate.


The Life Pillar of the Madison REIA supports and acknowledges that we do what we do for family and the enjoyment of life. Our endeavors and achievements are all focused on creating wealth to support that "big why".


People come from all walks of life to participate in Madison REIA: doctors, engineers, machinists, general contractors, I.T. professionals, auto mechanics, lawyers, lenders, secretaries, realtors. We're all looking to create financial wealth and independence through real estate.

If you're ready to take your HGTV dreams to the next level, plug our EVENTS into your calendar.


2nd Monday, Register 5:30pm, Start 6pm
Learn from our Local Insight Speaker and main Spotlight Speaker, and take time to network with 80+ members in attendance.

4th Monday, Register 5:30pm, Start 6pm
Local investors showcase a Case Study of their fix-and-flip or buy-and-hold project, followed by Q & A to learn more.

Every Thursday, 11:30pm-12:30pm
Bring a snack or lunch, and get to know other like-minded real estate investors. All new and experienced investors are welcome!


Our flagship training program covers the gamut of real estate investing, from rehabs to rentals. Online, always-available, and includes (8) live classroom sessions, recorded for students' convenience. Included are (2) full-day working property tours where you get a chance to participate and estimate costs.

An invitation-only, mentor-based program takes on rehabs, wholesales & buy-and-holds. With an earn-back incentive, your fee is 100% refundable just by doing what you're being trained to do. Your Madison REIA membership and discounts to events are included with Coaching.

www.MadisonREIA.com  (Madison Real Estate Investors Association) does not give legal, tax, economic, or investment advice. MadisonREIA disclaims all liability for the action or inaction taken or not taken as a result of communications from or to its members, officers, directors, employees and contractors. Each person should consult their own counsel, accountant and other advisors as to legal, tax, economic, investment, and related matters concerning Real Estate and other investments.   

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Madison Real Estate Investors Association

2809 Fish Hatchery Road, Ste 101
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 957-7342

Proud Member of National REIA

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