Rise Investment is a firm with deep roots in real estate and finance, but what sets us apart is our utmost dedication to customer service and human interaction. We realize divesting or investing in real estate is a stressful and oftentimes a confusing event. Our unique approach helps minimize the stress related to buying or selling residential and commercial real estate.


Gabe Ostrovsky

Gabe Ostrovsky

Co-Founder / Operations

Gabe is a co-founder at Rise. A truly committed real estate entrepreneur and licensed agent since 2009, Gabe has consistently diversified his business to transition from providing service for traditional real estate clients to institutional investors, and now all investors. When he’s not traveling to a Spanish-speaking countries, you can find him on an energetic hike.

Chris Hanson

chris hanson

Co-Founder / Finance

Chris is a co-founder at Rise. He is a serial entrepreneur with ongoing success in real estate and banking. He doesn’t just set goals, he actively follows them through to realization. Chris is also a private pilot and an avid race car driver.

Soroosh Ghafaripanah

Soroosh Ghafaripanah

Partner / Operations

A partner at Rise, Soroosh serves as Director of Operations. Having managed operations at startups and privately-held companies, Soroosh brings plenty of experience and insight. In his spare time he likes fighting ninjas on foreign lands.

Mario Simrod

Partner / Sales & Acquisitions

 A partner at Rise, Mario is the Director of Sales and Acquisitions.  When he is not in the gym he is taking time finding the best and making them better.  He has previously led commercial sales teams for Fortune 500 companies all across the country.

Greg Frassetti

greg frassetti


Greg directs our transactions, with a focus on both Phoenix & Dallas markets. Prior to joining Rise, he handled operations for a small startup company. He’s an accomplished musician, an avid gamer, and loves baseball & basketball.

Mike Stanton

mike stanton

Sales & Acquisitions

Mike is an Acquisition Manager at Rise. Following his academic achievements, Mike has collected several real estate accolades. He is a member of both the National Association of Realtors and West Maricopa Association of Realtors. In addition to being a family man, he enjoys volunteering for projects he is passionate about.

Crystal Ernst

Crystal Ernst


Crystal is the underwriter for all acquisitions at Rise. She has underwritten investment acquisitions for multiple local and private equity groups. Prior to that she was the Regional Contract Manager for the nation’s largest condo conversion company. Outside of work she enjoys volunteering with underprivileged children and travelling with her husband and rescued puppy.

Frankie Cagle

Frankie Cagle


Frankie is another talented Rise Investment Outbound Sales Rep who is in his second year at ASU. He brings youth and exuberance to our real estate team and is constantly introducing novel concepts to pursue at the firm. He loves sports and is a baseball stats fanatic.

Viktor Miljesic

Viktor Miljesic

Sales & Acquisitions

Viktor is an Acquisition Manager at Rise.  From Eastern Europe, he is an automotive enthusiast and enjoys exploring the wilderness.

Ryan Ives


My name is Ryan, I’m a student at Arizona State pursing a bachelor of science in Human Communication. I’m from San Antonio, Texas and in my free time I enjoy playing golf, watching sports, and traveling.

Aniq Imam


Aniq is a recent graduate from ASU with a Bachelors in Industrial Psychology.  He loves the resale sneaker game and also owns an urban clothing brand.

Montarius Howell


My name is Montarius Howell and I am a construction management major at ASU who plans to go into real estate construction and development in the future. I’m from Illinois and I enjoy working out, taking trips and helping others .

Khalid Mahmood

Web development

Working as wordpress developer & web programmer from past 8 years. Languages which I’m expert are PHP, HTML, CSS, bootstrap, Mysql, JS, jQuery and Angular Js. I love to play with my daughter and visit mountain areas along with my family.

Krishna Shekhar


My Name is Krishna, A Computer Applications Graduate & Search Engine Optimization Specialist, having experience in Internet Marketing for more than 7 years. Apart from work, I love travelling different parts of the world with family & am crazy for Adventure Sports.

Slav Ben Ari

Software Development

Software developer, Podio authorized partner and automation freak. Everything that can be automated will be.