Meet the Staff

 

At the age of 19, Spencer Caldwell accepted a 2-year mission calling for his church, serving the people of Mississippi and Louisiana. During this journey, he learned that he loved working with people.  After completing his mission, Spencer was on his way to a career in dentistry when his attention was diverted to the immediate opportunities and limitless potential of real estate in his home state of Arizona.

He took a break from dental school during his fourth year at Arizona State University to observe successful real estate mentors across the U.S., and never looked back. Within a year, Spencer purchased 10 investment homes and launched a profitable career, buying and selling investment properties at auction. He’d found his passion.

In 2007, Spencer and his business partner Jacob Ash founded Gentry Real Estate Group and Gentry BuyLowAZ, a trustee auction bidding service, both headquartered in Mesa. Helping thousands of real estate investors and first-time homebuyers purchase investment properties, the pair sold more than $1 billion in real estate holdings.

Not bad for a kid from Snowflake, Arizona—named after Spencer’s third great-grandpa—where he grew up on his family’s pig farm.

Spencer’s passion for real estate is at the heart of his success. Today, Gentry Real Estate Group and its BuyLowAZteam subsidiary offers Trustee auction bidding services, and specialize in new and residential home sales, house fixing and flipping opportunities, resales, land and lots, investors, and relocations.

Spencer and his wife Alisa Wares have four children—Ethan (14), Ellee  (11), Weston (8), and Wyatt (4). His real estate career allows Spencer the flexibility to spend time with his family—at least some weekends!

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Mesa native Jacob Ash has had a passion for real estate since as far back as he can remember. At the young age of 12, Jacob recalls accompanying his father, Cecil Ash, to real estate seminars, and being mentored by an abundance of real estate professionals, including his favorite—his dad.

Jacob left Mesa at age 19 to serve a 2-year mission for his church, living among the people of Ecuador in South America and teaching Christianity. It was during his journey in Ecuador that Jacob learned to speak fluent Spanish, which he considers a tremendous blessing in his real estate career.

Upon returning from Ecuador, Jacob immediately began working for a real estate brokerage in Mesa, where he met his future wife, Stacy Kartcher. Having come from an entrepreneurial family, Jacob developed an early fascination with real estate. His father and his brothers developed Viewpoint RV and Golf Resort in Mesa, and Jacob witnessed first-hand the rewards that hard work and entrepreneurship offered.

He watched and learned as they started with just a few acres of raw land and developed it into one of the largest RV Parks in the U.S. The experience set in motion Jacob’s enthusiastic entry to the real estate profession.

In 2007, Jacob, a licensed real estate broker, and his business partner Spencer Caldwell launched Gentry Real Estate Group, a real estate brokerage firm, and Gentry BuyLowAZ, a trustee auction bid service, both headquartered in Mesa and serving all of Maricopa County. Together, they helped thousands of real estate investors and first-time homebuyers purchase investment properties, achieve solid returns, and meet their financial goals from bank-owned, short sale, and trustee sale purchases. To date, the partners have sold more than $1 billion in real estate holdings.

Jacob adheres to a traditional philosophy of honesty, hard work, and always being available to his clients. He holds fast to the principle of “picking up the phone when someone calls.” Jacob has earned a reputation for being an avid real estate investor and mentor to those who are looking for solid returns regardless of the economy or situation.

In 2006, Jacob and Stacy married in Hawaii. They have four children; Elijah (9), Liam (7), and Lili (5), and Ezra (7 months). In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, riding his bicycle, and reading a good book.

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Andrew McLellan

Andrew has spent a lifetime watching the Valley grow into the major metropolitan area it is today. Growing up, he accompanied his father, an electrical and general contractor, on job sites and participated in many areas of construction. As an adult, he gravitated to real estate as his chosen career path, winning awards for customer service and production. He spent the first six years in property management, and five years working as a sales rep for Valley home builders.

His expertise includes file auditing, recruiting, training, education, and development of real estate agents.

Andrew’s experiences with manager and broker mentors had an impact, which he credits for his decision to pursue a real estate broker’s license in 2000. He formed a real estate company which he later sold, taking advantage of a great opportunity to join Gentry Real Estate Group as the company’s Designated and Managing Broker.

Andrew shares Gentry’s vision of what a real estate company should be, and provides valuable insight on how the company can serve the needs of agents better than traditional organizations. He maintains that professionals who think of themselves first will have no clients; while those who put their clients first will find that their own needs will be met.

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Rachel Bordenet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel has served Gentry Real Estate Group as office manager since 2012. Her responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of all three Gentry locations and providing online transaction management system training to agents.

She began her career in insurance sales at Ed Russell’s State Farm in Marion, Illinois, where she worked for eight years. In 2012, Rachel moved to Arizona with her husband Christopher to be closer to his family. When the hard-working couple has free time together, they enjoy riding the Razor and exploring the beautiful Arizona desert landscape.

Rachel is a dynamic presence in her role as office manager at Gentry Real Estate Group. Her dedication to the success of Gentry Real Estate agents, combined with her fun, bubbly nature, make Rachel a valued member of our team.

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