Metro Real Estate Investors Association

MREIA is New Jersey's oldest and largest real estate investors group. Our mission is to aid, train, motivate and to share information relating to real estate investing. We are dedicated to helping both beginning AND experienced investors. We serve the New Jersey-New York metropolitan area.


Old newsletters of MREIA have been traced back to 1985, when the organization was known as the Northern New Jersey Real Estate Investors Club, Inc. (N.N.J.R.E.I.C., Inc.) Meetings were held at the Coachman Inn, Cranford NJ. The organization began in 1982 and no records could be found as to whether things were formally organized or merely a group of investors getting together. However, in 1985, membership increased from twenty to over five hundred!

In September, 1985, the “New Jersey Real Estate Informer” was born. Prior to said date, a double-sided monthly letter was apparently written by Gary Knight, who also served as President in 1985.

The first President was John Brinkman, from 1982-1984.

In addition to general meetings, workshops were offered monthly by local experts on specific topics to small groups of members.

MREIA Past Presidents List
Northern New Jersey Real Estate Investors Club, Inc. (N.N.J.R.E.I.C, Inc.)

Founded by Dr. Albert Lowry

1982-1984 John Brinkman
1985 Gary Knight
Oct 1985-Sep 1986 Raymond Hintenach, Sr.
Oct 1986-Sep 1987 Jeff Megaree
Oct 1987-Nov 1988 Shawn Fitzgerald
Dec 1988-Sep 1990 Ray Ebert
Oct 1990-Sep 1992 Frank Barillari
Oct 1992-Sep 1995 Dave Corsi
Oct 1995-Sep 2001 Nicholas Zampetti
Oct 2001-Sep 2005 Frank Barillari
Sep 2005-Current Dan Schwartz

Founded by Robert Allen

1985 Tim Heck
1986-1988 Dennis Gaynor
Both clubs merged during October 1988 to form the Metropolitan Real Estate and Investors Association, Inc. The name of the newsletter was also changed from the New Jersey Real Estate Informer to the New Jersey Investors’ Informer.


Our General Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at the APA Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, Woodbridge, New Jersey, off Exit 131 of the Garden State Parkway. At 6:30 pm we offer pre-meeting discussion groups for beginning and seasoned investors. At 7:15 pm time is allotted for announcements, members with deals and other real estate related matters. The General Meeting begins at 7:30 pm with the featured speaker(s) introduced.


If you have never attended a general meeting, you are cordially invited to attend ONE TIME ONLY, as a guest of MREIA.
Should you attend a future meeting, you will be required to pay a $15 Visitor Fee.

Our meetings offer solid, practical real estate education, presented by local speakers with great expertise about New Jersey!

The annual fee is only $150 and you will then be able to gain access to the Members ONLY area of our website.
The archives of our newsletters contain almost 3,000 articles pertaining to anything real estate related.


Nick Zampetti, Secretary: (201) 343-8629

1329 Orange Ave.
Union, NJ 07083