About UsWho We Are

ABOUT USOur Values

Integrity, Accountability, Collaboration, Servant Leadership, Results Driven.

We believe that these values are the keys to the growth and continued success of our firm. We are a people company that sees investing in its people as the way to ensure long term sustainability and success. It is our people and their core values that will continue to grow the wealth of our clients. We are constantly looking for like-minded, self-motivated people that embody all of our values.

OUR MISSIONAt EIS, our purpose is to provide our clients with supreme advice on creating, managing and preserving their real estate wealth.

Who We Are

Equity Investment Services is a full-service commercial real estate investment advisory company that was founded in 2009 during one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. History. Frustrated by the lack of options and level of service aimed at private clients/investors, EIS decided to open its doors.

What We Do

Our value driven approach is centered around people. We believe in training, recruiting and growing top notch talent in a collaborative environment to ensure our clients are making the soundest decisions when it comes to their real estate investments. We do this through our value driven platform which includes, Investment Sales, Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Property Management and Insurance Services.

Our Leadership Team

Chris Savino, President

For almost 15 years my passion has been helping others create, manage and preserve their real estate wealth. As President of Equity Investment Services (EIS), an Orlando based full service commercial real estate investment advisory company, it is my mission to help clients maximize value through the acquisition, stabilization, and exit of their investment properties. We achieve these goals through a few distinct service lines; leasing, management, investment sales and insurance. Overseeing the day to day operations of the company, I am honored with the task of empowering, motivating and coaching the EIS team members. I’m always looking to help others grow beyond what they believed was possible.

I have a wide-ranging background in commercial real estate including investment sales, leasing, property management, development, loan workouts and court appointed receiverships.
Running three different real estate related companies keeps me busy. I am proud that all our businesses are increasing the value that we provide our clients.

I am actively involved with several charitable organizations in Central Florida and encourage team members to give back. EIS donates 1% of its annual profit to charity.
I am a Christian, a husband and a proud father of three.

Leah Kovachev, Principal, Chief Operating Officer

Leah Kovachev is the Chief Operating Officer at EIS. She is responsible for overseeing and improving the procedures, plans, and operations of the company. She provides leadership and strategic implementation of the company’s vision by working closely with all departments within EIS. Leah’s main goal is designing and implementing business operations that promote EIS’s mission and culture. 

Leah graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and has been an integral part of EIS since 2011.

Nick Barbato, Principal, Executive Vice President, Director of Sales and Leasing

Nick specializes in landlord representation, developer representation, site acquisitions, and tenant representation. He is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of more than 4,000,000 square feet of commercial property in central Florida. Graduating from the University of Central Florida with a double-major in Finance and Real Estate has helped Nick quickly adapt to the intricacies of commercial real estate. Other specialties include distressed assets, assemblages, dispositions, pre-construction leasing, and through his career has transacted more than $250,000,000 in commercial real estate value.

Prior to joining the EIS team, Nick founded the company Southern Commercial Partners, an independent commercial real estate brokerage where his primary focus was centered around site acquisitions and landlord representation. Nick is licensed as a Broker Associate with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, NAIOP, and has served on the Board of Retail Live. Nick is the recipient of the CoStar Power Broker for Retail Leasing in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, in addition to multiple quarterly Power Broker awards.

Kevin B. Logue, CPM, Vice President, Director of Property Management

Kevin leads an experienced team of property management professionals directing all operational aspects of the company’s property management portfolio of over 1,000,000 square feet of retail shopping center properties in central Florida. He has over 20 years of experience in property management including retail, office, and residential properties, as well as commercial condominiums. Kevin started his management career with Church Street Station, a landmark retail and entertainment complex in downtown Orlando.

Prior to joining Equity Investment Services, Kevin managed a portfolio of over 827,000 square feet of retail shopping center properties with Crossman & Company and was previously a property manager with Quest Company of Central Florida. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida, and he is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM.)

Since joining the IREM Central Florida Chapter in 2011 Kevin has been an active member of the chapter executive council serving on the Membership, Website, and Legislative committees. He is a former chapter Secretary/Treasurer, the current President-Elect and will be the 2022 Chapter President. Kevin also currently serves on the IREM National Legislative and Public Policy committee and has for the past 4 years. Kevin was recently appointed as the Vice-Chair of the 2022 IREM National Legislative and Public Policy committee.

Juan Jimenez, MSRE, CCIM, Vice President, Director of Sales

Juan Jimenez is a Vice President at Equity Investment Services. Mr. Jimenez with his experience, work ethic and unique knowledge of the market effectively advises and serves his clients through their specific real estate needs. Mr. Jimenez is active in a broad range of activities including lease negotiations, sales transactions and financial analysis of investment properties. Additionally, Mr. Jimenez identifies strategic opportunities for his clients.

Prior to joining Equity Investment Services, Mr. Jimenez worked for over five years at NAI Realvest where he gained significant knowledge and experience early in his career. Mr. Jimenez was involved in 68 commercial real estate transactions totaling $57 million, quickly establishing his proficiency in the commercial real estate industry.

Previously, Mr. Jimenez worked for over three years with Orange County Government. In that role, he performed a variety of tasks that acquainted him with governmental procedures. Eventually Mr. Jimenez joined a consulting firm based in Orlando that provides governmental relations and business development services for large companies and small businesses. Mr. Jimenez co-founded a real estate investment company while in college and sold his first property when he was 20 years old. Mr. Jimenez is an active real estate investor.