About Us - Green Elephant Development

About Green Elephant Development

Green Elephant Development is the area’s leading rehab solutions company. We successfully work with homeowners, buyers, sellers, real estate agents, and real estate investors, buying, selling and rehabbing all types of residential real estate. We work to find the right property or solution for you, whether you have a house to sell, are looking to buy your next investment property, or are looking for your family’s “forever home.” We can share our knowledge so that you can make the best decisions for your situation and we are dedicated to make everyone's experience a smooth and successful process. With a wealth of experience under our belts (buying and selling homes), our team and network of real estate experts have handled some of the most complicated real estate transactions on the market today. Whether you're looking to sell your existing home or investment property or are looking to buy your forever home or a new investment, our goal is to find a solution that works for both of us. We approach every transaction with the utmost professionalism and care. We embrace technology because it can streamline and automate our real estate transactions. We use a state-of-the-art business management system, keeping our business extremely organized and efficient so that we're able to spend less time shuffling paperwork and more time finding solutions that work for both of us.

Cody Sperber

Cody Sperber aka the “Clever Investor” is an American Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist, and Real Estate Mentor. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran turned Real Estate Investor, and the Founder/CEO of Clever Investor, a Real Estate Education Company Arizona. Sperber joined the U.S. Navy in 1998. Sperber completed his service as an E-5, Petty Officer 2nd Class and served as a Navy Quarter Master until 2002.

During his service he was awarded: Sea Service Deployment Ribbon Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Good Conduct Medal National Defense Service Medal Received a plank of USS Higgins

From 2002-2006, Sperber attended Arizona State University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance with an emphasis in Accounting. Sperber had a short career as an accountant before becoming a Real Estate Investor. Cody Sperber founded Clever Investor, LLC on July 26, 2010. INC. 5000 named Clever Investor the #648 fastest growing company (2015) INC. 5000 named Clever Investor the #685th fastest growing company (2016) Additional INC. 2016 Honors: #15 Top Education Companies #17 Top Phoenix Companies #18 Top AZ Companies AZcentral.com named Clever Investor a Top Company To Work For In Arizona (2017) BEST CEOs by Comparably (2017)

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Bryant Aplass

Bryant Aplass officially took on the role of CEO at Green Elephant Development in 2018. The company is now moving forward to achieve its goal of becoming one of the housing industry leaders in green innovation by the time it celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2023. 

His major business career before he took on the leadership of the forward thinking Green Development company that also gives back a % of its proceeds to Elephant Conservation is as follows:

From 2004, he was Founder and President of Explosion Sportswear Corp that he created while he was attending college and later sold in 2017. Clients included NFL,NBA,MLB,NHL,MLS,Team USA Olympics and many fortune 100 companies. In 2014, he started Interactive Apparel a augmented reality company focusing on engaging interactive marketing campaigns for businesses using products that trigger AR experiences. Mr. Aplass bought his first piece of real estate over 15 years ago and has since done over 150 real estate transactions ranging from single family, multi family and commercial buildings. Mr. Aplass founded Explosion Sportswear, upon graduation from Washington State University where he double majored in Business Management & Human resources.  Mr. Aplass enjoys hobbies like playing soccer, reading business and real estate books, all while enjoying quality time traveling the world with his wife and daughter.

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Garrett Schmidt

Garrett Schmidt brings over 20 years of leadership and management experience to all of Green Elephant Project Management’s endeavors. A native of Morgan Hill, CA, Garrett went to college in San Luis Obispo, CA before transferring to Rochester, NY to play collegiate soccer at Rochester Institute of Technology where he earned his degree in print management. Upon graduating from RIT he began his managerial experience when he opened his first restaurant with his father. Garrett moved to Arizona in 2001 and honed his management and leadership skills and developed strong attention to detail by building three successful Buffalo Wild Wings franchises throughout the Valley.

In 2016 Garrett began working in construction and real estate investment. He and his business partners formed Green Elephant Development in 2018 where he has worked on and managed home renovation projects on over 35 homes ranging from light cosmetic remodels to rebuilds and additions. Garrett’s extensive management and leadership experience has been paramount as the company has expanded rapidly over the past two years. In his role as Green Elephant’s General Contractor, Garrett’s attention to detail ensures that renovation projects are completed correctly the first time.

After living in Gilbert for 13 years Garrett moved to the Central Phoenix area in 2014 with his lovely wife Kristin where they currently reside with their two young sons. When Garrett isn’t on a job site or spending time with his family he enjoys running and playing soccer.

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