Ramon Tookes is a real estate investor, coach, and developer with 20 years of experience in the industry.
A natural-born thinker and problem solver, Ramon’s analytical prowess has afforded him the opportunity to be involved in over 900 transactions ranging from buying and selling single family homes to the development of entire subdivisions to purchasing and selling commercial projects.
Ramon currently oversees the daily operations of The Tookes Group, a real estate consulting firm he founded in 2005. Specializing in investment consultation, The Tookes Group (TTG) offers subject matter expertise on all aspects of real estate investing including property location and value assessment, loan brokerage and project analysis. Ramon is also a principal and funds manager of The Gallagher Group, the general partner of The Gallagher Fund, a private equity fund focused on raising capital through accredited investors for real estate investment projects.
To satisfy his philanthropic passion by empowering others to utilize real estate as a viable wealth building vehicle, Ramon recently introduced the Flipology training program in 2015 with a signature 2-day boot camp complete with intense classroom training and a bus tour (field trip) allowing participants to walk through properties at various stages of the remodeling and/or repair process.
For as far back as he can remember, Ramon has been surrounded by entrepreneurs. He watched his grandfather build many successful businesses and his father amassed a respectable real estate portfolio. Ramon stayed close to the action and could often be found riding with his father to collect rent or working side by side with his uncles who had a lucrative contractor business. As a teenager, Ramon began his entrepreneurial career when he started his own lawn care service and car wash. Ramon inked his first real estate deal as a freshman in college and went on to finance his college career with the proceeds from his real estate investments.
Ramon earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and continued his formal education at Emory Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Although he started out wanting to become the next Johnnie Cochran, his passion for real estate was undeniable and seems to continue to grow daily. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Ramon is the proud father of five children and enjoys reading, sports, and travel.
Since being admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia, Riah Winston Greathouse has been counsel of record in over 1000+ criminal and civil matters throughout the state with a high rate of success. Riah earned his law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, where he graduated at the top of his law school class.
Riah has also served his community as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County, Georgia for several years, where he prosecuted cases ranging from drugs to violent felonies throughout the county. After leaving the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Riah joined a nationally recognized plaintiff’s firm, where he represented injured victims as well as estates on behalf of decedents in wrongful death actions, where he has recovered over $1 million for his clients.
Caitlin is a nine-time marathoner who has worked as a fitness director and has experience in medical research, health coaching, personal training, and nutritional counseling. She is the owner and founder of True Food and Wellness in Smyrna, GA providing nutritional services to all ages from infants to older adults. Some of her top areas of interest include digestive wellness, autoimmune conditions, and women’s health–specifically hormonal balance and preconception care. She has a Master’s degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College, as well as a Master’s degree in Exercise Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her undergraduate degree is in Biology from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Caitlin also has a passion for fitness and holds certifications with the American College of Sports Medicine: Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer, and Certified Personal Trainer.
Kevin Greiner, President and CEO of Gas South, has more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry, including prior management roles with Southern Company. He has served as Gas South’s CEO since its formation in 2006.
Under his leadership, Gas South has grown to serve more than 290,000 customers in the metro Atlanta area and added more than 150 jobs over its 10 years in business. Most recently he directed an expansion initiative to begin serving customers in Florida, in-sourced all customer care operations and renovated the corporate headquarters to house all employees in the same location.
Mr. Greiner is a strong advocate for community service both in his business and personal life. In the past 10 years, Gas South has donated more than $3,225,000 to local charities and causes focused on education, social services and arts. He serves on a number of boards and committees for local non-profits including, the United Way of Greater Atlanta, where he previously chaired the 2012-13 Workplace Campaign bringing in community investments valued at more than $77 million; the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Georgia’s leading education policy and advocacy organization where he serves as chairman; the Georgia Chamber Executive Committee and the Board of Governors; and the YMCA board.
Mr. Greiner holds a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s of science in natural resource policy from the University of Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.