Wayne Courreges III, CPM®, Managing Principal
Based out of Austin, TX, Wayne leads the investment lifecycle and investor relations for CREI Partners as the Lead Sponsor and General Partner. For more than 13 years Wayne has worked with a Fortune 150 commercial real estate firm leading property management services of 4.5M+ square feet for both institutional and non-instructional clients over his career. Wayne has worked closely with dozens of real estate professionals executing building strategic plans of over $60M and assisted owners through their investment lifecycle. His background in commercial real estate, passion in leading teams, and desire to increase his investors and team’s wealth pushed him to start CREI Partners.
- Master of Business Administration, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
- Master of Arts in Economics, University of Oklahoma
- Bachelor of Business Administration, National University
- Certified Property Manager (CPM®)
Professional Affiliations and Accreditations
- Member, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
- Member, Real Estate Council of Austin
- Member, Rotary Club of Austin
- Cubmaster, Pack 786 in Spicewood, TX
- Lifetime Member of National Eagle Scout Association
- United States Marine Corps, Corporal (2003-2007)
Courtney Bhenderu, Director of Brand and Investor Relations
Based in Houston, Texas, Courtney Bhenderu is a self-driven leader with an unwavering passion to serve others. In her role as Director of Brand and Investor Relations, she draws on her distinctive background in the hospitality and commercial real estate industries to serve as primary investor liaison as well as manager of marketing strategies and investor relations. Courtney also brings her passion for creating memorable and inspiring corporate events to spearhead CREI Partners in-person and virtual investor events.
Coming from 10 years serving on teams managing assets along the skyline of Houston’s Central Business District and Galleria submarkets, Courtney has deep knowledge and experience in every aspect of high-end commercial property management—from building countless Fortune 500 tenant relationships to helping manage multi-million dollar high-rise renovations. She firmly believes in the foundational principles of good old-fashioned service, transparency and teamwork—values that mesh perfectly with the pillars of CREI.
In her free time, Courtney is actively involved with her two children’s schools. She enjoys travel, hosting parties, baking, and gardening with her family as well as pursuing personal wealth management and real estate investing. A lifelong Texan and graduate of Texas Tech University, she and her family love cheering on the Astros, Texans and Rockets.
- Bachelor of Science in Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management, Texas Tech University
Professional Affiliations and Accreditations
- Texas Real Estate Sales Agent License
- Member, Building Owner & Managers Association (BOMA)
We surround ourselves with the best in the industry who value the relationship as a reciprocal win-win for our firm and theirs. Our partners share the same values as CREI Partners and are focused on ensuring our strategic plan is executed to protect and maximize returns for our investor’s capital. Partners include brokers, property managers, attorneys, lenders, tax advisors, general contractors, and architects to name a few. Depending on the investment type, location, and strategy the team will be formed to best execute the strategic plan. The team is identified and introduced to our investors for each investment opportunity.
Advisory Board Member
James Kandasamy is the principal in Achieve Investment Group – a vertically-integrated real estate company, actively engaged in multifamily acquisition, asset management, property, and construction management.
A well-known multifamily operator, James has over 4 years of multifamily experience, and 6+ years of experience in real estate overall. In addition, through his work, James has built a reputation for creative marketing tactics to find motivated sellers and unlock hidden value in multifamily operations. James has routinely led passive investors to an average IRR of more than 20% in past deals.
As for his specific accomplishments, James has identified, underwritten and overseen the acquisition process of over $130M+,1300 units across 9 large multifamily investments. His company, which includes 30+ employees, was the winner of the Best Property of the Year award for San Antonio- Best Rehab. In addition, he hosts the “Achieve Wealth through Value-Add Real Estate Investing” podcast.
James is a bestselling author for his popular book Passive Investing in Commercial Real Estate: The Insider Secrets to Achieve Financial Independence.
Prior to real estate investing, James pursued a career in engineering – having earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and MBA from reputable Universities. For more information on James Kandasamy – visit www.AchieveInvestmentGroup.com.
CREI Partners values James on our Advisory Board to provide additional underwriting review and operations experience to our acquisitions.