A&E Invest Group acquires, owns and manages multifamily apartments in the South Bay area. Our philosophy is built on seizing opportunity where others see risk and failure. We reposition underperforming assets and enhance the lives of our residents to elevate the overall multifamily community. Our organization’s strategy is to utilize income produced capital to fix deferred maintenance and bring rehabbed properties up to style and modernization. Our team improves management and collections by negotiating better vendor contracts and working with local city officials to enhance the community for our residents.  



Andy Messiah


​After immigrating to the United States in 1977 from Cairo Egypt, Andy had the American dream of starting a new life with freedom. Andy came to California, earned his general contracting license, saved enough money and began to develop and invest in real estate. From buying and developing his first purchased lot in 1986 to now acquiring more than $30 million in assets.  Andy's real estate investing expertise in the South Bay Market is top notch and serves as a credible source to assist with your investing endeavors. Andy has experience in new construction, asset rehabilitation, property valuation and acquisitions.  


During Andy's free time, he enjoys playing with his Siberian Husky named Rocky and playing golf with his friends.


Ellie Messiah

Chief Financial Officer  

Ellie came to the United States in 1989 and earned her EA license. After gaining valuable experience at an accounting firm, she decided to open her own full service accounting and tax practice while helping Andy with all of his accounting needs for real estate.  She has 25 years of accounting and real estate experience and has successfully tackled any IRS audit that came her way. Her extensive knowledge on real estate taxation and financial accounting is a pivotal skill set that is admired at A&E Invest Group. Ellie has real estate tax & accounting experience for funds, owners, operators, developers, and trusts. 


In Ellie's free time, she likes to cook mediterranean cuisines and watch Egyptian soap operas.


Rick Pranada

Vice President of Investments - Broker

Rick immigrated to the United States from Indonesia in 1977. He started his career at a construction company and acted as their accounting manager in their property management division. A few years later, Rick joined a real estate acquisitions firm and opened his own brokerage where he helped acquire and manage mixed multi-unit properties in excess of $200 million. He is a licensed broker in the state of California and has extensive knowledge in the South Bay real estate market. Rick’s valuable experience at leveraging, human resources, and repositioning undervalued assets is his X-factor at A&E Invest Group. 


In Rick’s spare time, he is an avid muscle car collector and his collection includes cars built in the late sixties and early seventies. He also likes to build computers, explore new technologies, and is an avid member of the community by being a Cubmaster for his local club scout.


Anthony Messiah

Director of Operations

Anthony graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2013 with a degree in Accountancy, a "cum laude" designation, and an award for being the top 3 of his graduating class. Immediately after graduation, Anthony was recruited by a multi-national CPA firm where he helped manage and prepare real estate partnership tax returns for billion dollar organizations. In 2018, Anthony joined A&E Invest Group and is involved in the asset management, financial reporting, organizational marketing, and project management of the organization. Anthony has nearly than 10 years of experience in a multitude of different functions in business and is currently earning his MBA at USC's Marshall School of Business.  Anthony is a licensed Realtor in the state of California and is certified in real estate financial modeling.



Anthony's hobbies include videography, photography, snowboarding, web development, health & fitness, and reading non-fiction novels.


David Messiah


David Messiah was born and raised in the South Bay of Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of California, Riverside with both a biology and business degree. Whether your property is in Santa Monica or Mar Vista, David has in-depth knowledge of the westside apartment market, making him an extremely intelligent, detail oriented, and focused real estate agent.


David has been involved in real estate since graduating from UC Riverside. After graduation, David was personally involved in several multi-family acquisitions. Coming from a real estate family, David has always had a deep understanding for analyzing income properties. Prior to joining Shield, David worked as a Technical Sales Consultant at Danaher Corporation, a Fortune 500 conglomerate that operates in the life sciences segment, as well as a Property Manager for an investment firm in the South Bay. From accomplishing financial objectives, studying market trends and delivering excellent customer service, David learned that real estate was ultimately his passion. He enjoys analyzing real estate investment deals and helping his clients achieve their goals.


With David’s diverse knowledge base and personal hands-on transactional experience, David is a highly competent and knowledgeable real estate agent. With David’s focus on Westside Multi-Family properties, he is extremely in touch with both micro and macro trends and is your go-to westside agent.


Rebecca Messiah

Administrative Assistant

Rebecca has been a part of A&E Invest Group since birth.  On the weekends and in her free time, Rebecca helps with tenant placement, construction, and performing administrative tasks such as filing, answering phone calls, and filtering through emails. Rebecca earned her GED and left high school during her Junior year and is now attending a community college to pursue a neuroscience degree.

In Rebecca's free time she is part of a ballet team and is an active member of her church's youth meetings.


Mauricio Santos

Maintenance Manager  


Mauricio immigrated from El Salvador in 2011 and started working for A&E Invest Group in the summer of 2012. With over 20 years of construction experience, Mauricio has proven himself to be a value added member to our team helping us build and maintain our properties. From plumbing, electrical, painting, drywall, and craftsmanship, there is no issue Mauricio cannot handle. 

Mauricio has 2 lovely daughters who are attending the University of California, Davis and California State University, Northridge and both are studying to become doctors. In Mauricio's spare time he likes to listen to spanish music and watch the LA Galaxy play soccer.

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Martin Mata

Maintenance Lead  


​Martin is our general maintenance technician. He handles all of the tenant maintenance issues on a day-to-day basis. All of our tenants at A&E Invest Group love Martin for his friendly and courteous personality. Martin immigrated to the United States in 1995 from Michuacon, Mexico and is the 5th child of 13 brothers and sisters. He has four beautiful children and a shitzu named Sol.  


In Martin's free time, he attends church with his wife and children and loves to watch his favorite team, Monarcas Morelia play soccer.

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Cain Mata




Cain is Martin's younger brother. Cain has over 5 years of prior maintenance experience. Cain is knowledgeable in electrical, plumbing, painting, drywall and general maintenance. He is exceptional at his job and has proven to handle any maintenance issue he comes across. 


In Cain's free time, he likes to order Post Mates and watch Netlfix with his wife and 3 children. 

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Victor Baez


Victor recently joined our team in September of 2019.  He has developed a name for himself throughout the South Bay as Mr. Exterminator. He is a hard worker and a value-added member to our team.