About Us

EDIFIS is a performance-driven real estate firm, dedicated to cultivating long-term relationships with our property owners, tenants and vendors. By engaging a distinct and intensive owner/operator perspective in identifying investment opportunities and executing management and leasing strategies, EDIFIS serves as a trusted advisor, improving the quality of each asset in our portfolio, and generating consistent returns.

Our Company

EDIFIS is a private, fully integrated Texas real estate investment firm specializing in quality income-producing assets and development opportunities. Our focus is on existing and undeveloped assets in the retail, industrial, office and multi-family sectors. We target institutional-grade properties with favorable supply/demand fundamentals. EDIFIS relationships, diligence and execution provide investors access to exceptional real estate investment opportunities.

EDIFIS acquires and manages existing cash-generating properties for our partners and clients. We also identify tenants, from major chains to individual businesses, seeking to enter new markets or expand operations in the nation’s number-one growth area  -Texas-  then acquire, develop, manage, lease or sell prime tracts that match their specific criteria.

 

Our Philosophy

In today’s economy, portfolio diversification is the key to investment success. Stocks, bonds, traditional market-driven investments, even cash, can lose value in the blink of an eye. However, commercial real estate investments provide a strong hedge against these market volatilities. Relatively few investors have the opportunity, access and market knowledge to identify, purchase and professionally manage real estate assets. That’s where we excel.

How?

We provide opportunities for individuals, trusts, family offices and institutions, to grow and preserve capital through diversification into tangible, high-yield real estate assets. We are not brokers, architects or builders; we are investors, developers and asset managers. EDIFIS managing partners commit our own funds alongside our partners in every investment.

Our Team

Josh Aruh

Josh Aruh

josh@edifisgroup.com  •  832.241.5773

Josh Aruh’s 22-year real estate career includes residential subdivisions, multi-tenant shopping centers, automobile dealerships, office, restaurant and luxury resorts properties totaling over $600 million in transaction volume. His experience has led to many successful projects and investments combining acquisition, development/redevelopment, asset management, and construction services, including land or project acquisition, planning, construction and financing expertise. He currently oversees and manages the operations of the portfolio, seeks new opportunities in untapped markets and enjoys tracking the global real estate trends.

Mr. Aruh earned a degree in Finance from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business in Austin. He began his career as an investment banker with Salomon Smith Barney but found his passion early on in real estate.

Josh is active in a number of professional and charitable organizations. He is has received the Certified Development Professional (CDP) and Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) designation from the International Council Shopping Centers. Josh is a Board Trustee of the Emery/Weiner School, Board Member Commercial Real Estate Society, and ULI. Josh is married and has two children.

Leah Valentino

Leah Valentino

leah@edifisgroup.com  •  832.241.5827

Leah joined Edifis Group in 2013, after a 20 year career in real estate development and property management in Southern California. With a passion for profit maximization and tenant relations, Leah is focused on creating processes and efficiencies in property management, as well as marketing and new business development.

Leah has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She holds a real estate broker’s license in California and is currently pursuing a Texas license. She is a member of IREM and ICSC. She lives in her home town of Deer Park, and enjoys spending time with family and two rescue dogs.

Chris Short

Chris Short

chris@edifisgroup.com  •  832.241.5544

Chris is a native Houstonian and graduate of The Kinkaid School. He earned a BS in Economics from the University of Florida. Chris joined Edifis Group in 2015 after two years with the City of Houston Real Estate Branch. Since arriving at Edifis Group, Chris has been involved with the financial analysis and project management of new ground-up developments as well as the redevelopment of existing shopping centers, and he excels at project and tenant coordination. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in the State of Texas and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  Chris enjoys hunting, fishing, sailing, and spending time with friends and family.

Tarralyn Meyer

Tarralyn Meyer

tarralyn@edifisgroup.com  •  832.241.5972

Tarralyn brings over 5 years of property management administration and accounting experience to the team. Her attention to accounting detail and customer service focus on tenant relations aids in servicing our clients, tenants and vendors. Tarralyn takes pride in her work and is eager to learn. Her can-do attitude and computer hardware proficiencies also allow her to keep the office running smoothly, acting as liaison with our IT services, software vendors and maintaining office equipment and supplies.

Tarralyn recently earned a BS in Accounting from Liberty University. She currently resides in the Humble/Kingwood/Atascocita area where she plans to be for many years to come. Her interests and hobbies include camping, kayaking, and fishing. She is the mother of five daughters.