Lake Erie Landlord Association "A landlord resource for more than 30 years"

General Meetings

See the LELA Event Calendar below for all events

Lake Erie Landlord Association


The Lake Erie Landlord Association, LELA, (founded in 1988), is a non-profit, educational organization providing a means for exchanging land-lording and real estate information. We strive to educate, inform, exchange ideas and improve the status, as well as the financial well being of all housing providers. Our members are known locally as landlords that work to improve the condition of housing for everyone.

The monthly meeting programs consist of prominent speakers in areas of general interest to landlords, property managers and real estate investors. We also provide a platform for open forums to discuss issues our members are facing in the field, and tons of networking opportunities. Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. We meet at Miraldi Hall @ Heritage Presbyterian Church, 515 Leavitt Rd Amherst, OH 44001.  

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LELA University


If you are someone who has a strong interest to improve the quality of your life, we have the class for you. Our 7 week (28 hour) collegiate level training if specifically designed to match your natural strength to the appropriate technique that best serves you. By playing to your strength your real estate investing career will flourish and your world will change. Whether you are and seasoned veteran in investing looking to sharpen your skills or just someone who is changing careers who desires more out of life, this course is for you. Each class will include a great meal and a very powerful and entertaining lecture by our featured instructor… READ MORE HERE

LELA Vendor Spotlight


Chicago Title
Kathe Pittman
(440) 933-2936

Chicago Title offers a wide variety of services for customers from Real Estate Investors, to Builders, to Lenders.  People are our greatest assets, from our employees to our customers, we hold the relationships we build with one another, within our community, country and world, in the highest esteem.

Kathe Pittman is just one of the remarkable members of our team of professionals behind the industry’s best-in-class title solutions. Kathe has over 30 years of experience in title and escrow, a foundation that has given her a wonderful perspective on customer service and the importance of follow up and team work. Kathe’s knowledge and experience have positioned her to be a champion for her customers.

“If you want to build a successful long-term enterprise, you don’t close a sale, you open a relationship.”

Kathe believes her success is directly related to the success of her customers. Their success stories are a direct reflection of how effective she is in creating a positive experience and outcome for all involved parties, in each and every transaction.

Rental Property Calculator


Looking to run some numbers on your property? Try this Rental Property Calculator out. Clicking on image will open calculator in another browser tab.

2018 Property Reappraisal Presentation


LELA Members can now access an important 2018 Property Reappraisal presentation from a recent LELA meeting. Just click on the image below to access it from the Member Form Page.

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LELA Event Calendar

LELA General Meeting – John Rakityan, Navigate Power – August 2019 @ Miraldi Hall / Heritage Presbyterian Church
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meeting Details:

Join us with John Rakityan from Navigate Power.  He will be discussing how to save money on water bills and other utility bills.  He will also be speaking about alternative energies such as solar.  

LELA Workshop – AIRBNB August 2019 @ LELA Office in Lorain
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Andrew Ziebro on Air BnB’s

Learn why Andrew Ziebro says Air Bnb is the best type of REI to be in!


LELA Donuts & Discussion Understanding Escrow with Kathe Pittman, Chicago Title – August 2019 @ LELA Office in Lorain
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Meeting Details:

Join Kathe Pittman with Chicago Title as she helps us understand Escrow & Settlement Statements!!

LELA General Meeting – BUY, SWAP, SELL!! – September 2019 @ Miraldi Hall / Heritage Presbyterian Church
Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Meeting Details:

We have approximately 50 spaces available to sell your left-over, mismatched, or unused materials. Free, but spaces will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do have a small amount of tables that can be rented for $10 if you don’t have one of your own.

Set-up: 5:00-5:30. Selling: 5:30-8:30. Tear down: 8:30-9:00.

Don’t have items to sell? Come and buy items you’ve been looking for, but didn’t want to pay full price! Bring your real estate friends and family along! You will even be able to grab a bite to eat while you’re here!

LELA Workshop – Member 1031 exchanges – September 2019 @ LELA Office in Lorain
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Member 1031 exchanges

Association board members Rod Marques and Rick Judge will discuss how and why they used 1031 exchanges and how this method for real estate investing could help you!


LELA General Meeting – Greg Smith IPX 1031 – October 2019 @ Miraldi Hall / Heritage Presbyterian Church
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meeting Details:

1031 Exchanges with IPX 1031

Learn all you can about 1031 exchanges, they can be a valuable tool to use!

Landlord News

Due Diligence For Buying REI Houses

Due Diligence For Buying REI Houses by Andrew Syrios Due diligence is an extremely tedious, unpleasant and boring thing to do. It is also absolutely essential for any real estate investor. Proper due diligence is absolutely vital to avoid making costly mistakes. I,...

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