CLE Turnkey was launched in 2009 as a socially conscious real estate investment company. Founder Tim Bratz was drawn to real estate because he saw the long term benefits of a solid investment.
Tim began his career in the competitive New York City real estate market working as a broker leasing ground floor retail units. Here, he saw the true potential of real estate to transform lives. Although Tim was limited in means, he spent his time reading, attending workshops, and networking with accomplished entrepreneurs learning that being resourceful was the ultimate path to becoming successful.
With this knowledge, Tim embarked on building his real estate company in Charleston, South Carolina, where he had relocated in search of a better quality of life. Arriving in 2008, after the real estate bubble burst, Tim quickly adapted and using a credit card, increased his limit and then wrote himself a balance transfer check to acquire the cheapest property he could find. Armed with his personal investment and plenty of sweat equity, Tim transformed a rundown duplex and turned a profit on his first deal. He then took those proceeds and reinvested them, while seeking private capital to expand his growing company. Today, Tim still uses this formula for success, which all starts with being resourceful and having the right mindset.
Tim purchases first investment property.
Tim purchases his first rental property to build long-term passive income.
Struggling and with no significant cash flow, Tim turns around the fledgling company.
CLE Turnkey hires their first employee and begins to grow.
The company reaches a milestone by adding 100 units to their rental portfolio.
Partners with Keller Williams to open a Property Management division.
KW manages 600+ units, CLE Turnkey flips 100+ properties and owns 500+ rental units.
CLE Turnkey’s goal is to acquire 1,200 apartment units and enter the vacation rental space.
Our team brings a positive and resourceful attitude to every interaction we have with you. As experienced professionals, we are available to assist with your real estate needs from beginning to end.
Tim Bratz, CEO
Tim is the visionary who focuses on serving customers while working closely to grow and strengthen relationships with private investors. He has built his company on integrity and works hard to ensure every customer who completes a transaction is fully satisfied.
Working in real estate, Tim has learned how to create a passive income that allows him to live the lifestyle of his choice. His goal is to educate and empower others to become financially free through their own investments.
Matt Carlin, Chief Operating Officer
Matt manages daily operations and keeps everything running smoothly. He oversees and mentors all staff members and ensures each team member has the resources to thrive at their role.
Matt’s favorite part of working in real estate and for CLE Turnkey is the power to create his own success and the opportunity to help clients craft the lifestyle they desire through investing.
Matt Suhay, Director of Project Management
Matt is responsible for all phases of property improvements. Matt works closely with vendors and suppliers to guarantee all renovations are completed with the highest quality.
Seeing the potential in a distressed property, putting a plan together to fix it up, and seeing it turn into a successful turnkey investment is what Matt enjoys most about working in real estate.
Nick Burton, Director of Acquisitions
Nick is in charge of locating investment opportunities. He finds and negotiates properties and maintains communications with sellers throughout the entire process.
Nick enjoys the diversity of projects working in real estate and for CLE Turnkey. He appreciates being part of a team that can quickly seize an opportunity and turn it into someone else’s dream.
Marty Zietlow, Director of Marketing
Marty handles marketing, including coordinating deals, brand building, and growing a list of private investors. He works to attract new buyers and lenders and follows deals from start to close.
Being part of such a talented team and assisting clients in growing their own investments is what Marty enjoys most about working at CLE Turnkey. For him, there’s nothing more fulfilling than supporting clients’ success.