Rod's Bio

Rod Khleif


Putting smiles on the faces of children is one of my passions. In November of 2001 I began feeding needy families for the holidays with a huge holiday meal in a gift basket. The annual Basket Brigade was born.  Since then, with the help of volunteers and donors I have led charitable initiatives benefiting over 40,000 Sarasota and Manatee County children and families in need. My Foundation’s annual charitable initiatives include: The Holiday Basket Brigade which provides thousands of holiday gift baskets filled with food and Christmas toys to community children and families in need. The Back-to-School Backpack Brigade which provides thousands of new backpacks filled with school supplies to community school children in need and the Teddy Bear Brigade which provides thousands of teddy bears for community police department patrol cars to be given out by police officers to comfort children in distress.

As a community philanthropist, Rod’s work has benefited more than 40,000 underprivileged children and families. Rod Khleif is a passionate real estate investor who has personally owned and managed over 2000 apartments and homes. As an accomplished entrepreneur, Rod has built several successful multi-million dollar businesses. But ask Rod what he is most proud of, and he will tell you about his work as a community philanthropist, over the past 14 years Rod’s work has benefitted more than 30,000 underprivileged community children.

Khleif has combined his passion for real estate investing with his personal philosophy of goal setting, envisioning, and manifesting success to become one of America’s top real estate investment professionals. Khleif uses his expertise to guide the firm in identifying and acquiring undervalued apartment complexes and mobile home parks. Khleif specializes in implementing efficient management and communication to ensure profitability. By efficiently managing real estate holdings, rents are paid on time. Renovations are made quickly and in a cost-effective manner. This attracts stable tenants who are interested in affordable housing. Khleif believes that efficient management that communicates an aggressive rent collection policy is vital to turning around an unprofitable apartment or mobile home community.