Board of directors

Meet Our Executive Team

Our board of directors collectively carry over 50 years of experience in the real estate investing and management industries. We share a passion to help others achieve financial wealth through real estate investing. We believe housing is a human right. Since our conception, we have acquired, managed, and/or developed more than $14 million in assets. Our target market includes affordable housing projects, land banking and market-rate housing.

Detra & Gregg Harris

Founder, Principal, Detra L. Harris, is a Bay Area native, locally born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She is a multi-business owner, a Realtor, a real estate investor, landlord, property manager, and a mentor that carries over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. Her management portfolio includes over 15,000 units of conventional and affordable housing communities collectively, 28 Million in asset management. She holds a HUD Certified Occupancy Specialist Certification (COS), Certified Multifamily Specialist (CMS), Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) as well as a Certified Tax Credit Specialist (TCS).   Member @ Large, Gregg Harris worked over 30 years in the airline and service industries, Director of Housing for Seniors and Multi-business owner. Gregg also serves and the Maintenance Director for all regions.

Tamala Barnes

President, Tamala Barnes is a homeowner and real estate investor who lives in Oakland, CA. She is the Principal of Blueprint Ventures and joined Strive Wealth Builders in 2016. Her dedication to Strive as a board member and advocate has allowed our team to move forward with community projects in alignment with our mission and goals. Tamala continues to seek affordable housing projects that meet our real estate acquisition criteria and works to building community relationships with those in alignment with our goals.

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Our  Model

Our model is to acquire multifamily housing communities and provide a safe, decent, and affordable housing community for our residents.

Curtiss Sykes

Secretary, Curtiss Sykes is a business owner and real estate investor with several years of experience managing client relationships and business transactions. Curtiss joined Strive Wealth Builders in 2017. He is commitment and diligence to his personal wealth building experience which has inspired many Strive members to succeed and prosper as they move forward with their growth and life experiences.

Scott Isacksen

Member @ Large, Scott Isacksen is a real estate investor who owns several apartment buildings and has spent over 10 years in maintaining multifamily communities. Scott joined Strive Wealth Builders in 2017.

His experience has brought a perspective of long-term maintenance of a property and problem solving that comes from years of experience. Scott currently is overseeing a portfolio of rental properties totaling more than 620 units ranging from duplexes to low rise buildings.

our management team

Professional, Reliable & Experienced

Our team is our family. We work together on all projects to ensure our tenants and customers are satisfied and provided with excellent services. In addition to our Executive Management Team, we acknowledge our back office workers; Gregg Harris, Regional Maintenance Supervisor (All States), Cynt Palumar, Administrative Assistant (All States), Kristen Green, A/P & A/R Clerk (All States) Courtney Jones (Ohio Property Manager), Kim Anderson (Minnesota Property Manager), Carl Gamble (Ohio Property Manager),Ryan Welch (Cincinnati Property Manager)  and Ryland MacDonald (Texas Property Manager).

Eleanor Hall, Project Manager

Eleanor Hall brings 10+ years of complex program and project management experience to the development of 15010 Broadway Terrace. During her career she has initiated and lead both non-profit and for-profit ventures, forming strategic partnerships and securing $2M in investor financing while guiding complex projects towards positive outcomes. A skilled project manager and relationship-builder, Eleanor has spent much of her professional career operating within networks of professionals to achieve positive results. She has a deep appreciation for the beauty of the Oakland hills, and currently resides in Montclair.

Mark Benevento II, Acquisitions Manager

Mark Benevento II has worked in the Real Estate acquisitions industry for the past 4 years, with a focus on commercial real estate acquisitions, pro forma and market analysis. He holds a Pennsylvania Real Estate License and received his BA from Villanova University in Villanova, PA.  He has also acquired a certification for Bloomberg Market Concepts. In addition, he owns and manages 14 residential units in the Philadelphia markets.  

John Perdido, Senior Property Manager

John Perdido has extensive experience in property management and contract administration. His expertise serves multifamily and affordable housing communities. John has worked for top management companies in the Bay Area for the past 10 years. He is HUD, Tax Credit certified and a senior housng specialist.

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828 San Pablo Avenue, Suite 106C, Albany, CA 94706



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After Hour Maintenance Hot Line
(408) 827-3415 Press #0

Detra L. Harris, Managing Director

Gregg D. Harris, Maintenance Supervisor

Mark Benevento II - Acquisitions Manager mark@striverealestate.net

John Perdido - Senior Property Manager

Courtney Jones  - Ohio Property Manager
Ryan Welch - Cincinnati Property Manager

Kim Anderson, Minnesota Property Manager