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Meet The Off-Market Deal Machine Partnership Group Members

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Christine Alloca

Christine Allocca is an Associate Broker at Compass Real Estate.  She has over 10 years of real estate sales and development experience. In 2021, she helped 30 clients buy or sell their primary home, and works as a consultant for local investors.  Hailing from a local real estate family, her experience through the family trade includes residential sales and flips.  She will soon build her own portfolio of BRRR properties and participate in syndications.  When not helping people gain financial freedom, you can find her posing in Savasana at a local yoga studio, meditating, cozying up with a great mystery novel, or biking the W&OD trail on her new Trek hybrid bike.


Annchen Knodt

Annchen Knodt has a background in math and computer science and has worked for over a decade as a data scientist in a neuroscience lab at Duke University.  She was excited to discover a few years ago that she can put her analytical skills to work in real estate investing and is passionate about the pursuit of financial freedom.  So far she has partnered with her parents on three single family rentals in North Carolina and Texas, and is currently working with them on acquiring small multifamily rentals between Houston and Austin.  Her primary focus is cashflow, and her goal is to scale to a small multifamily rental portfolio and acquire some short term rentals as well.  She has been incredibly energized and inspired by the amazing people she has met in the real estate investing community, and looks forward to making more connections while working alongside others on the same path.  Annchen spends much of her free time helping to raise and train future service dogs, and she also loves to travel.

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Alissa Kronovet

Alissa Kronovet is a real estate investor, property manager, and realtor in training. She owns and manages several multifamily buildings and high-end short term rentals. She has in-depth experience managing home renovations, remodels and building additions. Alissa enjoys nerding out over investment analyses, exploring and implementing new technologies to effectively manage short term rentals, and networking with seasoned investors. She holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley. Alissa recently moved from Oakland, California to the Hudson Valley, New York with her husband (a residential construction manager) and two children. This year, her goals are to expand her portfolio, continue building her short-term rental management business, and start working as a real estate salesperson.


Tia Lewis

Tia Lewis is a Realtor licensed in DC, Md, and Va who has a love for all things Real Estate. She loves  to educate and help others obtain what they believe is the impossible. Though she has helped many others achieve investment properties and flips she is now in the process of obtaining her own investment properties and flips and wholesaling. Outside the world of Real Estate Tia is a cancer survivor, A God fearing woman of God who mentors and pays for other s and helps to empower women.  She is also an Scientist who loves her family and friends and will give you the shirt off of her back.

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Melissa Martin

Melissa Martin is new to Real Estate investing. She is an Accountant by day and mother of 3 wonderful children. Melissa graduated from the University of Houston Clear Lake and is currently in the process of becoming a Texas Real Estate Agent. She has over 16 years experience with public and private companies as an Accountant. She is eager to work with other successful women and learn about the multitude of real estate investing strategies. 

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Katherine Porlles

Katherine Porlles is a proud mommy of 4 girls under the age of 6! She holds a B.S from George Mason University in Finance and Marketing. She has been investing since 2013 and currently owns 11 rentals in MD and PA, a combination of section 8 rentals, vacation rentals and long term rentals. She and her husband also own a home improvement company, DK Home Services. She currently works as a pricing analyst at American Systems and as a Realtor part-time.

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Alexandria Salgado

Alex has years of experience in the banking industry, specifically in the Anti Money Laundering/Know Your Customer space. She currently oversees the KYC Quality Control team for a multinational bank. New to real estate investing, she closed on her first property at the end of August. The property is a short term rental in the Great Smoky Mountains which will be self managed from out of state. In addition to scaling her short term rental business she is interested in learning about Multifamily. She recently relocated to Miami from the Bronx, NY. In her free time she enjoys working out, cooking and going to the beach. She is a proud dog mom of two toy poodles named Bentley and Bronx.

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Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson is an experienced entrepreneur and teacher.  After earning a bachelors of business at Baylor University, Amy pursued and developed multiple family businesses over the last twenty years ranging from pest control to tutoring children.  Amy currently is the proud owner of Transaction Prescription where she serves realtors by tackling their time-consuming paperwork.  She also continues to pursue her interest in real estate investing which includes house flipping and multi-family investments. Amy previously participated in one of the first PowerHouse  Group flips in Salisbury, MD. In her free time, Amy continues with her passion of assisting and helping to place children in foster and adoptive homes in the state of Texas.  Amy spends her free time with her family of five sons and two daughters.  She loves to travel and attend soccer games.


Priya Vaidya

Priya is new to real estate investing. By day she is a Physician Assistant working as a hospitalist at a community hospital in Maryland. She resides in D.C. with her husband and two children. She is eager to start REI so she canto diversify her income streams. She is motivated to create a better work-life balance. Initially, she envisions using wholesale deals to fund down payments for rental properties. She is also interested in joint ventures if opportunity arises. She ready to build an empire and is eager to see where this adventure leads.

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Marielle Walter

Marielle Walter is a real estate investor, coach and consultant based in Washington, DC, where she began he real estate investing journey with single family buy and holds. She then transitioned into house flipping with a focus on Maryland markets. Marielle is committed to building a community of women empowered by real estate investing, and founded a group for women across the country who are launching their journey in real estate investing. Marielle is now diversifying her investing strategy to focus on building a multifamily property portfolio. Marielle has a Master's Degree in Environmental Policy, and is the mother of an energetic four year old daughter. She is also a travel addict and wine aficionado.

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