Meet the Staff

Spencer Caldwell: Founder
Spencer Caldwell grew up in a small Northern Arizona town called Snowflake. The town was founded and named after Spencer’s 3rd great grandpa. Spencer shadowed his father who ran the family pig farm. This family business grew to as many as 80,000 pigs. Spencer has memories of being as young as 5 years old while helping his father on the farm. When Spencer was 14, his father stopped raising pigs and started smoking them in a new business venture in Mesa, Arizona. After he graduated from Mountain View in Mesa, AZ with honors in sports Spencer accepted a 2 year mission calling for his Church that took him to the deep South living in Mississippi and Louisiana where he served and loved the southern people and still considers them family. After his mission Spencer continued working for his father in the BBQ Restaurant while attending Arizona State University. He studied Bio Chemistry and planned on going to Dental school. Meanwhile, real estate had sparked Spencer’s interest. He watched successful real estate mentors closely across the U.S., and found that real estate was in his constant thoughts. With plans to continue on to Dental school, Spencer decided to spend some time in real estate his 4th year of college. Spencer purchased 10 investment homes that 1st year and didn’t stop. He is Co-Founder of Gentry Real Estate Group and RentVest with business partner Jacob Ash. Spencer has continued his real estate career and has served 1000′s of buying parties in purchasing investment properties and first time homes across the Country. He has sold over a billion dollars in Real Estate holdings. Helping investors purchase over 15,000 homes at Auction in the recent years. Spencer’s strategy is to find homes that he would purchase himself and share the opportunity with his investor friends and clients. He is a true Real Estate professional with a desire to change the financial future for others. He loves his clients!! Spencer has been married 16 years to Alisa Wares and has four children. He spends all his spare time with Ethan (14), Ellee (11), Weston (9), Wyatt (4). His family is what brings him the most joy. Real estate has changed Spencer’s life and allows him to spend more time with his family. Well at least some of the weekends!

Phone: 480-283-4425

Jacob Ash: Founder
Jacob Ash was born and raised in Mesa Arizona, where he resided with his family until the age of nineteen. He then left to serve a 2 year mission for his church where he lived among and taught Christianity to the people of Ecuador in South America. There, Jacob learned to speak fluent Spanish, which he sees as a huge blessing for him in his real estate profession.

Upon returning home from Ecuador, he immediately began working for a real estate brokerage where he met his wife Stacy Kartchner. They were married in Hawaii in 2006 and now have three children. Elijah, who is 5 years old and little William who is 3 years old, and a new addition Lilia, who just turned 10 months. Jacob, having come from an entrepreneurial family, has always been fascinated with real estate and the excitement and freedom it offers. His father, Cecil Ash, along with his brothers, developed Viewpoint RV and Golf Resort and Jacob saw the hard work and rewards that came from being in business for yourself. He watched and learned as his father and his father’s brothers took what were just a few acres of raw land and developed that land to be one of the largest RV Parks in the country. Jacob remembers at the young age of 12, going with his father to real estate seminars and being mentored by many real estate professionals, one of which, and his favorite, his own father.

After he was married, he left, the real estate company he was working for, and started his own brokerage Gentry Real Estate Group, a real estate brokerage and Buy Low AZ, an auction bid service and together with his business partner and a very intelligent and hardworking staff have assisted hundreds of buyers attain financial goals and solid returns off of bank owned, short sale, and trustee sale purchases. Jacob has been practicing real estate for 12 years with a real estate license but has been learning and studying about it for much much longer, and at a young age has taken part in over 15,000 transactions selling billions in Real Estate. In Jacob’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, riding his bike and a good book. Jacob prides himself on always being 100% honest with his clients, being a hard worker, and always making himself available to his clients for whatever needs they may have. He strongly believes in the motto of” picking up your phone, when someone calls.” Jacob considers himself an avid real estate investor and mentor to those that are looking for solid returns regardless of the economy or situation

C. Andrew McLellan II: Designated Broker
Andrew McLellan was born in Mesa, Arizona and has truly seen the Valley grow into a major metropolitan area. With a father that was both an Electrical and a General Contractor, Andrew participated in many areas of construction while growing up. As an adult, Andrew turned to real estate as his chosen career path – winning awards for customer service and production. Andrew has been in the real estate industry for over twenty five years, spending the first six years in the property management field. He also spent five years working as a sales rep for valley home builders. Andrew’s experiences with his manager and broker mentors had a big impact on him and eventually led him to obtain his Real Estate Broker’s license in 2000. Andrew formed his own real estate company which he eventually sold and later took advantage of a great opportunity with Gentry Real Estate Group as their Designated and Managing Broker. He agrees with Gentry’s vision of what a real estate company should be and how the right organization could serve the needs of agents better than traditional companies. Andrew has a synergy-based philosophy in which we build lasting relationships with our agents and our clients. He truly believes that if someone thinks of themselves first, they will have no clients; but if they think of their clients first, then their own needs will be taken care of.

Phone: 602-315-8910

Rachel Bordenet: Office/Corporate Manager
Rachel has been Office Manager for Gentry Real Estate Group since 2012. She oversees the day to day operations of all three Gentry and RentVest locations and trains agents to use the online transaction management system. Her career started in Insurance sales at State Farm for 8 years in Illinois. Rachel moved to Arizona in 2012 with her husband to be closer to his family. As office manager at Gentry Rachel is fun, bubbly and she is dedicated to the success of the Gentry agents.