South Jersey Real Estate Investors Association

SJREIA 2024 Board Elections CANDIDATES 


Begins at 9 am on 11/20 (Monday) and ends 11/21(Tuesday) at noon.

11/21 (Tuesday) at the November Cherry Hill Main Meeting from
6:15 to 7:15 pm

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES BELOWPlease take a few minutes to show your support of our candidates and VOTE in November - thanks!

(Current Secretary) Mark Vandzura

Mark joined SJREIA's board of directors in 2020.  In 2022 he joined the Executive Board as Secretary and he is in this position currently.

Bio - Mark Vandzura is a South Jersey based investor centered on cash flow investments. Investing for over a decade, he has developed an extensive portfolio of residential real estate utilizing leverage and arbitrage with a goal of passive residual income and financial freedom. His passion for networking has led him to continue to learn from and share his expertise with like-minded, passionate individuals. Mark is the lead of two SJREIA Subgroups - Networking (Zoom) and Gloucester County (in-person). In addition, Mark is the Volunteer Committee Chairperson.

(Current Board Member) Ron Odom

I am a very detail oriented person with great follow up methods. I think my skill set is exactly what is needed to fulfill the position of Secretary of Board of Directors of SJREIA.

  • Bio - Since 1996, Ron Odom has invested in real estate.  A diversified businessman, Ron has hands-on expertise and is a recognized authority in the areas of remodeling, buying, selling, leasing and management of single-family homes.
    In 2009, Ron was awarded The Landlord of the Year plaque by The Camden City Housing Authority for providing outstanding residential properties to Section 8 participants throughout Camden County.
  • Ron also has extensive knowledge in the use of and trusts as a means of asset protection.
  • Ron is also engaged in real estate education. From the bottom up, Ron regularly consults with clients on real estate opportunities. His business experience has proven invaluable to both novice and experienced investors alike.
  • In 2009, Ron authored the wildly successful ‘Killer Profits Wholesaling Real Estate’, an e-book that tells it like it is in a down to earth format. His book provides step-by-step instructions to successfully wholesaling real estate in an ever-changing real estate market.
  • Ron is a long time SJREIA member and currently a board member since 2022


Candidate Michael Bonadies
(Current Director) 

Mike has been a board member since 2021. He worked as the membership benefit committee chair and worked on putting together the legislation committee.

Bio - Mike Bonadies is a landlord and property manager. He currently owns 50 rental units in Camden, Gloucester, Cape May and Cumberland counties. He Co-Owns a property management company, TerraVestra Property Management, that specializes in managing rental properties specifically in the South Jersey area and Side By Side MRO which specializes in pre-1940 construction. Mike is also a farmer and owns a livestock farm in Vineland.

Candidate Michael J. Lerman
(Current Director) 

I was born and raised in NJ, and have lived here all my life. I have been a business affiliate of SJREIA for several years and have served on the board for 2 years.

Bio - My professional background is in Operations. I was the COO for Truefoods running over 500 restaurants nationwide. I have owned and operated a variety of businesses in addition to real estate. My experience also includes running real estate networking meetings. I have a large network of real estate colleagues and entrepreneurs that I connect with. Also, I have been the board president and VP of several different Condo Associations across NJ.

I have been buying and flipping real estate for over 20 years.  Currently, I own over 400 apartments and I self manage them all. I purchase about 5-7 properties a year. In addition, I have my real estate license which I utilize for investment purposes only.  

I have a wealth of knowledge to share. I really enjoy helping new investors in the real estate world. I have mentored many new investors over the years. I live locally in Cherry Hill. I am self employed and have a flexible schedule.

Candidate Rocco Esposito

I want to be a member of the SJREIA board because I care about its long-term direction and viability. I have made hundreds of friends during my time as a member, and I believe that this is a well-run group that makes a difference for landlords. I have sincerely enjoyed opening and running several subgroups for SJREIA and want to contribute to its growth and success.

Bio -

  • I own investment properties in Nutley and in Hackettstown.
  • Presently I am the owner and operator of Esposito Insurance Group, where I manage a team of 10 staff members. I have been running this company for over 20 years.
  • Prior to working in insurance, I was the Chief Technology Officer at HunterDouglas where I managed a staff of 60, and before that I was the Information Technology Director at Maidenform where I managed a team of 10.
  • I also have experience as a Mathematics, Business and Science instructor at Rutgers University and Upsala College.
  • My insurance agency and I have been members of SJREIA since January of 2015. Since then, I have initiated and run 4 subgroups: Central, Landlording and Rider University presently, and the West Jersey subgroup in Hackettstown from 2016-2017.

Candidate Marcus Williams

Bio: Marcus is a full-time real estate investor and general contractor. He has done several fix and flips, creative financing deals and several BRRRR's. He has worked with hard money, conventional and raised over 2M in private capital. He also has several rental properties that he owns and self manages. In addition to his full time investing, Marcus is a member of various real estate investing communities and has been helping new investors over the last two years. He has a wealth of knowledge analyzing deals and building relationships. 

Marcus is currently co-hosting SJREIA subgroup meeting Dinner N Deals with Joe Martella

Candidate Joe Martella

I am interested in joining the board to help continue the successful path SJREIA.

My name is Joseph Martella, I have been a SJREIA member since 2018. I have and currently invest in NJ tax liens and have several rentals that I own and personally manage and also have done some private lending.

In addition to being the legislative coordinator for SJREIA, I co-host SJREIA subgroup meeting Dinner N Deals with Marcus Williams(Gates).

Elections Committee
Rhonda Lake, Chairwoman

Donna Topham

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