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Meet The REL Team


David Toupin

Chief Executive Officer &

David is a serial entrepreneur and real estate investor.


In only 6 years, he acquired over $100M in multifamily real estate assets and made a name for himself for being one of the leading experts in the analysis and acquisition of large multifamily assets at such a young age.


David created one of the most widely used multifamily analysis tools using Microsoft Excel, gaining thousands of downloads with zero marketing dollars.

David utilizes his analysis and financial skills to streamline the multifamily acquisitions process to ensure investment into safe assets with strong returns.

David has a background in investment banking and a degree in Finance from the University of Detroit Mercy.


Stephen Nagrant

Chief Marketing Officer &

Stephen is a marketing and business development expert with more than 15 years of experience creating strategies, developing campaigns, and implementing processes that have generated more than $340 million in B2B sales.


Prior to joining Real Estate Lab, Stephen ran a marketing firm after spending nearly a decade working in professional sports.


Stephen worked for Intersport to launch the Rocket Mortgage Classic (the award-winning PGA TOUR event in Detroit), the Detroit Red Wings to run the 2014 Winter Classic, close Joe Louis Arena and open Little Caesars Arena, and interned for the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Stephen earned a BA from Grand Valley State University and a MS from Western Michigan University.


Alex Rits

Sales Director &

Alex is a sales leader having closed 100+ members to the REL Community and establishing a pipeline to bring in thousands of software users.


Prior to joining REL, Alex was the Director of Operations for Obsidian Capital Co.


Alex brings 4 years of experience in acquisitions, asset management, and marketing processes for multifamily properties.


Alex also has 5 years experience in running a multiple location A-credit franchise business where he successfully brought the company from 1 to 5 locations before pursuing a career in multifamily real estate.


Alex earned a BA from Oakland University.


Danny Aguirre

Sales & Marketing

Danny is a former United States Air Force engineer, real estate investor, and experienced social media marketer.


Danny has been marketing and growing the brands of real estate companies for nearly 4 years.


Danny has helped companies develop their brands, scale their marketing, and develop their user database from multiple social media platforms.

Danny recently completed his active duty with the United States Air Force.

About Real Estate Lab

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Our Story

Real Estate Lab's founder, David Toupin, started investing in real estate at 19 years old, and successfully acquired more than $100M in multifamily real estate assets within 6 years.

David noticed how much time underwriting took away from his ability to find and close deals, so he created his own analysis tool using MS Excel.

The Excel template became one of the most widely used underwriting tools in the industry, gaining thousands of downloads off of his personal website with no real marketing.

Inspired by the success of that Excel template, David founded and personally funded Real Estate Lab in 2020, and along with co-founders Alex Rits and Stephen Nagrant, REL set out to develop the best acquisition and underwriting solutions in the industry.

Real Estate Lab began to build our Acquisitions Platform, while also developing other solutions such as our paid networking Community, Virtual Training Course, and other resources to provide customers with value regardless of where they are in their investing career.

Our Vision

To be consistently recognized as an elite real estate investing solutions company in the United States.


Our Mission

Real Estate Lab provides cutting-edge resources and solutions to real estate investors.


We achieve this mission through:

  1. Establishing a culture of excellence and innovation

  2. Striving to provide superior customer experiences at every opportunity

  3. Building a respected brand centered on thought leadership

  4. Providing value to all stakeholders

  5. Demonstrating leadership in the community

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