Who We Are

Who We Are

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJason Shapiro has worked as an entrepreneur in the residential real estate investment and brokerage industry for over 10 years. Specifically, Jason currently provides numerous real estate services to hedge funds, single family to rent operators, fix and flip investors, banks, financial institutions, mortgage servicers and lenders nationwide. Jason is the founder of Rising Realty, a real estate brokerage company headquartered in Chicago, IL with additional offices in FL, NY, CA and WA. Since 2007, Jason has sold over 3500 REO and distressed properties throughout the country. From 2012-2014, Jason worked as the National Director of Acquisitions for Invitation Homes (Blackstone Group) as well as Regional President of the Illinois region, overseeing the acquisition of over 45,000 single family homes in 14 markets in the U.S. Prior to his involvement in the investment and brokerage business, Jason specialized in residential foreclosure law in IL and FL with expertise in title, bankruptcy, and evictions. Jason has been a licensed attorney in IL and FL since 2004. Jason is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in IL, CA and FL and is annually recognized as a top producer in the mortgage default industry. Jason Shapiro is the current CEO and co-founder of CJ National Title, LLC located in Tampa, FL which provides title services to the real estate industry.

Corey DonahueCorey Donahue and his three children have made the Tampa Bay area, not only a place of business, but the place they call home and are an active part of its growing community. As a real estate entrepreneur, Mr. Donahue has built his business and career by utilizing his strong relationship and leadership skills. In 2003, Mr. Donahue entered the real estate investing market full time after the sale of the information technology services company he started and built to over 200 small business clients. In 2005, he began working as the leader of the Brandon Real Estate Investors Association and built the group to over 60 participants on a weekly basis, the largest weekly group in the Tampa Bay area. Through the leadership of this group, Mr. Donahue became a sought after speaker and equity partner throughout the Tampa Bay area and became recognized as a definitive leader in the local marketplace. As a result, private capital became his primary means for acquiring real estate assets and his organization grew from a single owner/operator operation to 19 agents, office staff, construction supervisors and property managers by 2007. From 2007 to the present, he has purchased, rehabilitated and rented or sold over 700 single family or small multi-family assets. Since July 2012, Mr. Donahue has been employed as the Regional President of Central Florida by Invitation Homes, where his responsibilities included managing a platform of single family home acquisition, hiring and training of staff for acquisition, construction, portfolio management, and maintenance of over 5000 single family assets in Central Florida.

Erin NeSmithErin NeSmith graduated from the University of South Florida in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communication. Over the last two years she emerged as a key leader within the Central Florida Market for Invitation Homes. As the Office Manager, overseeing two offices, she played an integral part in the development of policies and procedures, overseeing day to day operations and coordinating schedules, office maintenance, events and meetings. She was also heavily involved in the HR functions of the office including employee relations, payroll and time and attendance. Mrs. NeSmith led the company nationwide in developing a fun and energetic office culture. She was consulted on multiple occasions by executive management to contribute ideas for cultivating a healthy office atmosphere, team building activities and philanthropic and social event input. Prior to her successes with Invitation Homes, Mrs. NeSmith taught and held positions of leadership within the public school system. Mrs. NeSmith has joined the Stones River Capital team to oversee the day to day operations of this company as well as it’s affiliated companies, including CJ National Title. She is currently working on a Professional Coaching Certification with a focus on Executive and Corporate coaching. Her values align with the goals and values of Stones River and CJ National, which gives her the privilege of looking forward to doing her job with excellence daily. When not working into the early hours of the morning, Mrs. NeSmith enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, reading professional development books, clowning (no, really), singing and songwriting and participating in karaoke nights with friends.


Bill PoirierBill Poirier
is a born and raised Floridian, residing in the Tampa Bay area since birth. Bill has fifteen years of experience in title work. Like most, he started at the ground level and worked very hard to become the title professional he is today. Bill started working in the title industry with a small start-up title company in Zephyrhills. Bill then went on to hold multiple high level management positions with various title companies in the Tampa Bay area. Among Bill’s accomplishments, he has successfully turned around several REO companies and led them to excel in the industry. Working for companies such as New House Title and Stewart Title Company, he has shown that his management style and production level are first class. His dedication to customer service has seen him rank among the best in the state with companies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Bill was also awarded the 2013 Top Producing Agent award from Westcor Land Title for his work with Home Loan Alliance Title in Tampa. Bill is a licensed Title Agent and a licensed notary as well. Bill’s background has more than prepared him for his role of Closing Manager at CJ National. Bill plans to lead CJ National Title to become a standard of excellence and integrity in the industry while keeping customer service and satisfaction a number one priority. Bill is a true family man and enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a title professional and their four children doing many family activities that they enjoy.

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