Judge Ronald J.H. O'Leary


Judge Ronald J.H. O’Leary was appointed to Cleveland Housing Court by Ohio Governor John Kasich in March 2017 to fill the seat of Judge Raymond Pianka who passed away in January 2017. Judge O’Leary attended Miami University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs and a master’s degree in Political Science. He then moved to Cleveland to attend law school at Case Western Reserve University and started his legal career at the City of Cleveland’s Prosecutor’s Office in 1998.



From 1999 to 2005, Judge O'Leary was the Chief Assistant Director of Law for Code Enforcement in the Cleveland Law Department. The Code-Enforcement attorneys brought criminal and civil cases on Cleveland's behalf in Housing Court. In 2006, Mayor Frank Jackson appointed Judge O'Leary to be the Assistant Director of the Cleveland Department of Building and Housing. In 2014, Mayor Jackson appointed Judge O'Leary as Director of the Building and Housing Department. He held that position until his appointment to Housing Court. 



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Build your real estate investing career and Become and Ohio Professional Housing Provider (O.P.H.P)

The OPHP designation is a statewide, education-based certification program designed to recognize the high level of knowledge and professionalism achieved by the designation holder. It is sponsored and overseen by the Ohio Real Estate Investor’s Association (OREIA). 

Earning the designation will make the holder a valuable community resource and greatly increase his or her ability to reach goals in real estate investment.


The course of study consists of 42 hours of core courses and 18 hours of elective topics for a total of 60 hours of formal education. The core topics:

Appraisal, Contract Law, Ethics, Fair Housing Law, Finance, Inspections, Insurance, Land-Tenant Law, Management, Marketing, Negotiation, Purchasing, Rehab, Regulations, Tax Law 

The remaining 18 hours may include further education in any or all of the above topics as selected by the OPHP candidate.


For detail on the core courses click on the OPHP tab on this web site.

By addressing the core courses you will also learn the techniques and skills necessary to succeed in the real estate business including:

How to set up your business * Getting started with no money * How to find, acquire, and rent properties * How to buy-fix-sell properties for big profit * How to acquire foreclosure properties * Ethical issues and how to cope with risk * How to successfully negotiate any deal * And much, much more

Mike Dennis is the featured instructor for the OPHP course. Dennis is widely regarded as one of the industry’s premier instructors. He became Ohio’s youngest real estate professor ever at the age of 23 and has taught collegiate real estate courses at Bowling Green State University, Lorain County Community College and Cuyahoga Community College.

Dennis also has worked as a real estate television and radio talk show host and as a trainer for several Ohio real estate clubs. 

He is the founder and CEO of the popular and growing internet platform, the on line real estate investor friendly market place for home improvement and construction services. 

Dennis is a 30 year real estate investor, trainer and consultant. He earned his MBA from the University of Toledo.

Mike encourages your questions and interaction so upon completion you will have the background and information you need to be a successful real estate investor.


Classes Schedule:

March 18
March 25
April 1
April 8
April 15
April 22
April 29

 Classes Held At:

Indiana Wesleyan University, 4100 Rockside Rd. Seven Hills OH 44131


Greater Cleveland REIA members: $147 for one member; $197 for two members

Non-members: $297 for one members (This includes a one year GCREIA membership)
$497 for two members (This includes a one year GCREIA membership for each)


Mike Dennis

440 865 2100

Gary Newman
440 214 0730

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