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Team Elevate

Collectively, Team Elevate comprises all facets of the real estate investing process. Formed through our own personal experiences, professional networks, and reputation in our fields, we built this team to deliver incredible knowledge, access, and value to our clients. There are many phases throughout the lifetime of a real estate investment, and we work collaboratively to deliver guidance at each step to make the process as smooth as possible. Our unique approach allows us to tailor our services to the needs of each client, allowing us to focus exclusively on achieving your success.

Together Everyone Achieves More
Jeff Kuchinsky | Elevate Real Estate Consulting

Jeff Kuchinsky

Founder, CFP®

Jeff is the founder of Elevate and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional who received his MBA with distinction from New York University. Jeff spent more than 15 years in New York City, gaining extensive corporate financial planning experience working with hedge funds, banks, and legal industry executives. Jeff leveraged his corporate experience to bring financial planning from Wall Street to Main Street. He runs a wealth management firm in Orlando, helping individuals, families and small business owners.

Over the years, Jeff has acquired an extensive real estate investment portfolio and takes advantage of the many benefits that real estate investing offers. Real estate provides diversification, numerous tax advantages, an inflation hedge, passive income, appreciation and estate planning strategies. Jeff founded Elevate Real Estate Consulting to share his experiences, spread the knowledge he acquired, and help investors avoid costly mistakes. 

To bring his real estate investment consulting idea to life, Jeff combined his passion of financial advising with the network of experienced professionals he developed over the years. The result is a real estate investing solution that pairs clients with an experienced, collaborative team of professionals ready to assist in all aspects of real estate investing. Through Elevate, Jeff can share his learned experiences and trusted network with anyone wanting to take advantage of the numerous benefits of real estate investing.

For more information on Jeff or his wealth management practice please visit his website:

Jeffrey Kuchinsky, an associated person of L.M. Kohn & Company (LMK) that provides general client advice, sells securities products under the name of JMK Wealth Advisors, LLC (JMKWA), a financial planning company and a branch office of LMK. Clients of LMK may be referred to as JMKWA and vice versa. However, no referral fees of any kind will be paid by either party for said referrals. Jeffrey is also the owner of Elevate Real Estate Consulting, LLC, a subsidiary of Sky High Investments, LLC, a diversified limited liability company. LMK is not associated with Sky High Investments, LLC, and no referral fees of any kind will be paid by either party. Clients of LMK and JMKWA are not obliged to do business with Sky High Investments, LLC, and its holding companies for any products or services.

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John E. Russi

CPA – Certified Public Accountant

John is a Certified Public Accountant and the principal of John E. Russi, CPA, PA located in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando for over 25 years. John’s firm has extensive experience in providing accounting, bookkeeping and tax planning & preparation for individuals, corporations, LLCs, partnerships, trusts and estates. Mr. Russi is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport and a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

John’s clients include real estate firms and agents, real estate investors, developers, contractors, hotels, franchisors, professional athletes, leasing companies, retail establishments, various professional practices, and consultants. John’s firm also specializes in providing tax and accounting services to foreign corporations and individuals. 

Prior to forming his firm, John held numerous corporate positions, including Vice President of Finance for an international construction company and Controller for Citizens Utilities Company (now known as Frontier Communications Company). Mr. Russi is active in the community, having served on the board of the Dr. Phillips YMCA, Dr. Phillips Little League, and as past president and founder of the Bay Hill Rotary. Mr. Russi also held Adjunct Professor positions at both Western Connecticut and Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.    

To learn more about John or his firm, please visit his website:

Paul Cipparone | Elevate Real Estate Consulting

Paul Cipparone

Estate Planning Attorney

Paul is the co-founder of Cipparone & Cipparone, P.A., which began serving clients in January 2013. Paul concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, and real estate – both commercial and residential. Paul works with clients to tailor an estate plan suited to accomplish their objectives.

Paul’s experience in estate planning includes, but is not limited to, preparation and administration of revocable and irrevocable trusts, counseling families through probate, advising on homestead, family limited partnerships, life insurance trusts, and sales of business interests to trusts. Paul also represents clients in all facets related to the purchase, sale, or ownership of commercial real estate.

Paul graduated from the University of Central Florida Rosen School of Hospitality Management with a degree in Restaurant and Food Service Management. He went on to law school at the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he graduated with honors and was regularly on the dean’s list.

Since 2013, Paul has been named a Rising Star in estate planning and probate for Florida Super Lawyers, a nomination that less than 5% of lawyers in the state are selected for by their peers for excellence in their profession.

For more information about Ryan or his firm, please visit:

Ryan Cipparone | Elevate Real Estate Consulting

Ryan Cipparone

Corporate Attorney

Ryan is the co-founder of Cipparone & Cipparone, P.A., which opened its doors in January 2013. Ryan concentrates his practice in the areas of contract and employment disputes, business and partnership disputes, franchisor and franchisee disputes and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. Ryan’s practice also entails business transactions, including, mergers and acquisitions as well as asset sales. Additionally, Ryan is regularly engaged by companies as outside general counsel to offer legal and strategic business advice.

Ryan graduated from Florida State University with a double major in Entrepreneurship and Business Management. Following Florida State, he received his Juris Doctor from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas College of Law and received book awards recognizing him as the highest-ranked student in Franchise Law as well as Motions and Depositions.​​​​

For the last 5 years, Ryan has been named a Rising Star for Florida Super Lawyers, a nomination that less than 5% of lawyers in the state are selected for by their peers for excellence in their profession.

For more information about Ryan or his firm, please visit:

Trustworthy. Experienced. Accessible. Motivated.
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Ryan Scotson

Owner, Icon Realty Associates and Icon Property Management

Ryan has been a real estate professional for over 20 years, providing real estate solutions and guidance to his clients across Central Florida and surrounding areas. Ryan is a realtor who specializes in buying and selling both retail and commercial real estate, negotiation strategy, short sales, REOs and property management. 

Ryan graduated from Valencia College with an associate degree in business. He then dual-enrolled at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and the UCF Rosen School for Hospitality Management while starting his own real estate company. With only two semesters left to graduate, Ryan’s entrepreneurial instincts kicked in and he left school to meet the demand of his thriving real estate and property management business.

Ryan and his team have closed hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions and he manages a few hundred properties, both short and long-term. Ryan’s team of dedicated real estate professionals assist their clients through the entire process while helping clients reach their goals. 

To learn more about Ryan or his firms, please visit his websites: and

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Kristin Kuchinsky

SVP, Client Communication Liaison

Kristin serves as the Senior Vice President of Client Operations at Elevate, overseeing all operational aspects of client services and ensuring an exceptional client experience throughout the investment process. In her career, she has demonstrated an ability to understand clients’ unique needs and deliver comprehensive solutions to ensure success. Kristin received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Villanova University, establishing a solid foundation of knowledge in business strategy, consumer behavior, and brand development.

Prior to joining Elevate, Kristin developed her skills in the healthcare sector as a Senior Director at a major healthcare marketing agency. In this position, she collaborated closely with a wide range of pharmaceutical companies, managing their diverse projects from inception to completion. Her primary responsibilities included setting timelines, coordinating team efforts, overseeing quality control, and delivering high-end custom products on time and on budget. She brings extensive experience in project management, business communication, and real estate investing. She shares Elevate’s vision for making real estate investing easier and more accessible for everyone and is now pursuing her Florida real estate license.

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Vince Gaudio

VP of Mortgage Lending

Vince Gaudio serves as Vice President of Mortgage Lending with The Apex Group at Guaranteed Rate, one of the country’s leading mortgage brokerage firms. The Apex Group represents a team of experienced and trustworthy professionals, skilled in assisting a diverse group of real estate buyers. Vince has experience helping investors, first-time home buyers, and clients looking to upgrade into bigger homes or diversify their holdings. Vince’s team is renowned for their extensive knowledge of Investment Loans, Debt-Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) loans, and many other types of non-Qualified Mortgage (non-QM) products.

Vince graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Business Administration and Finance. This comprehensive education provided Vince with an excellent foundation in critical financial principles and business strategies. After graduation, Vince began his career in outside sales, where he honed his communication and negotiation skills, enabling him to better serve clients and build lasting relationships.

Three years ago, Vince made a strategic transition into the mortgage industry. He believes strongly in the importance of understanding each client’s unique financial situation, goals, and objectives. Combining his robust sales and financial background with his commitment to providing unparalleled customer service, Vince and his team are excited to help Elevate’s clients get closer to achieving their investment goals.

For more information about Vince and The Apex Group, please visit his website: