About Realstir

Founded in San Diego in 2014, Realstir is your one-stop real estate marketplace. Search for a new home, connect with local real estate professionals, and get the scoop with real-time local news from experts and community members — all in one place.


With first-to-market features like Try Before You Buy®, the Realstir marketplace is changing the landscape of the real estate industry.


Here at Realstir, you don't have to be afraid of asking a question about a home or the market in fear of receiving unwanted follow-up calls and texts. We make it simple and convenient for you to access ALL real estate information in one place. Some refer to us as the Swiss Army Knife of real estate. Instead of displaying a few pretty pictures and expecting you to figure out the rest, we give you the whole story: not only about the listing but about the community, offering news from local real estate professionals in real-time. In a nutshell, we educate you on the local community via refined searches and opportunities to speak to specialists anonymously. Whether you are ready to buy/sell a home today or just want to ask a few questions, your privacy is key to us.


Want to read about Realstir in the news? Visit our Press page


Have a question? The fastest way to reach our Media Relations team is to email marina@realstir.com or call (949) 648-2498

Core Team

Walid Romaya

CEO and Founder

Walid is Realstir's chief visionary with a 25 year career in the real estate industry. As a licensed real estate broker, general engineering contractor and building contractor, Walid has built and sold numerous residential real estate communities in California. Through his experience as a developer, Walid was intimately involved in the challenges faced by consumers and real estate professionals to connect with each other. Walid is a big tech advocate and an early adopter of numerous real estate technologies. He is active in many social media circles, and is constantly knowledgeable of online and mobile trends.

Daniel Najor

Chief Evangelist and Co-founder

Daniel is a serial entrepreneur with a 30 year career managing growth companies in real estate, technology, food services and investment banking. Daniel's technology background is diverse. He was the founder of the second online gaming casino in the 1990's and was the co-founder of Tierra Telecom, an early pioneer of VoIP systems. Daniel's other recent technology ventures include www.lumenco.com, www.playbutton.com, and www.mobivity.com which he co-founded in 2006. Daniel is a licensed real estate agent and has been active as a developer and investor in many Realstir real estate projects. He is intimately familiar with the real estate industry and the macro and micro market policy and finance aspects affecting the markets. As a seasoned executive, Daniel brings strong operational history and oversight to the Realstir team.

Haytham Allos

CTO

Haytham Allos is a visionary and experienced executive with over 20 years of experience. As a respected technology and business leader, Haytham is highly regarded as a key resource, critical thinker and out-of-the-box problem solver by senior executive customers including Denso Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, General Motors Corporation and various government agencies. Working closely with customers, he led many strategic transformations of technology and business management while keeping a financial management mindset. Haytham is known for his ability to create and articulate corporate vision while working closely with cross-functional teams to embrace it. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of California San Diego (UCSD), Rady School of Management.

Troy Diano

VP

With a solid background as an IT Systems Professional in a vast array of industries including web and mobile technology, information security, automotive and film, Troy brings a mix of well-rounded technical and managerial expertise to the table. Having successfully managed multiple teams and personalities from various industries, it is clear that he has both the technical skills and the soft skills to direct a project from conception to deployment and beyond. As a key strategist throughout his 15 years of experience, Troy has designed, developed and spearheaded the implementation of different technologies to streamline internal processes and improve product usability, stability and user satisfaction. His knack for seeing the big picture from all perspectives make him highly adept at identifying business and user requirements and translating them into functional requirements that incorporate the latest technology for a solution that is intuitive for everyone.

Marina Tringali

Marketing

Over 15 years of world class experience in business development, product marketing and management with cradle-to-grave responsibilities business solutions. She has proven track record of managing successful flagship product lifecycles, channel, partner and territory development, market launches, platform and business strategy, business and customer need analysis, product and technology road mapping, brand positioning pre and post-launch product management. She brings onboard extensive experience in communicating industry and competitive insights, business trends and forecasts to cross-functional teams, to develop and deploy quick-to-market, customer-focused solutions.

Board Members

Albert Hugo-Martinez

Board Director

Mr. Hugo-Martinez brings over 45 years of management experience in the electronics industry to his position as board director for realstir. He currently holds positions as a board member of iBoss Cybersecurity, NetClearance Systems, a Beacon company, and mobileworks.com, creators of a platform that enables work anywhere, at any time. He has also served as chairman of Reaction Design, an alternative fuel simulation company, sold to ANSYS, and he was chairman of RAMTRON a volatile memory company that was sold to Cypress semiconductor. Prior to that, he served as CEO of AMCC, a mixed signal telecommunications semiconductor company, and was CEO of GGTI, an ISDN / ADSL company, with 8000 employees in China, 3,000 in the Philippines and 2,000 in the United States. Mr. Hugo-Martinez was instrumental in GGTI being acquired by Pulse Electronics. He has previously served on the boards of MCHP, for 24 years, ONNN semiconductor and AMKOR a manufacturing company. He began his career as a technician at Motorola, rising to the position of Director of Linear products, before his departure. He continued his ascent to become COO of Burr Brown Research, an analog semiconductor company, where he negotiated and opened plants in Livingston, Scotland and Atsugi, Japan. Mr. Hugo-Martinez holds an MSEE from the University of Arizona and a Motorola-sponsored, two-year executive management program MBA.

Harley Rouda Jr.

Board Director

Harley was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Following graduation from college he attended law school where he graduated in 2.5 years rather than the standard 3 years, finishing in the top 10% nationally on the Bar exam. After graduation, Harley continued working for Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur where he had worked as a law clerk during law school. He specialized in business matters with a focus on securities work, business formations, and intellectual property. Harley then left the practice of law and orchestrated the acquisition/roll-up of 14 companies under the name of Real Living, creating the country’s 4th largest residential real estate firm with over $150M in revenues, while simultaneously getting his MBA from The Ohio State University. From there, with an eye on national growth, Real Living continued its impressive expansion with a focus on franchising resulting in operations being established in 16 states. Then in late 2009, Harley merged the Real Living franchise subsidiary into the GMAC Real Estate network and took over the leadership of the combined entity, expanding into 45 states. Finally, in late 2012 Real Living was sold to a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Today, Harley is an active investor and entrepreneur, and serves on several boards. Harley is married to the award winning author, Kaira Sturdivant Rouda [In the Mirror; All The Difference; Here, Home, Hope; and many more] and they reside in Laguna Beach. They are blessed to have four wonderful kids who constantly amaze them, who are each accomplished in their own ways, and have made their family journey the best of times.