ABout us


Lift Equity focuses on investing in value-add cash flowing multifamily properties.
We provide real estate education to help physicians and busy professionals generate passive income streams and build wealth through real estate investing


Our goal is to help investors and busy professionals earn passive income through multifamily investing.
We provide education to those busy professionals to help build their wealth.

Our Team

Lydia Essary MD
Co-founder and CEO

Dr. Lydia Essary has been investing in multifamily apartments since 2012 and in multifamily syndications since 2019.   In recent years, she and her husband have added more than 4,300 units to their portfolio.

She is an active member of the Sumrok Apartment Mastery Personal Mentoring program and oversees acquisitions, capital raising and investors relations at Lift Equity.

As a physician dermatopathologist, Lydia’s focus is to provide accurate diagnosis at the microscope for the care of her patients. As an investor, she is committed to raise awareness of the tremendous tax advantages of apartment investing and to help her colleagues and any investor generate passive income streams.

Dr. Essary is a board-certified dermatopathologist, a graduate of renowned schools for post-graduate training including Vanderbilt University, Washington University-St. Louis and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. She also holds a master’s in healthcare management from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has trained many physicians and medical students during her tenure as Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical School



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Brad Sumrok
Strategic Advisor

Brad Sumrok is a highly successful and experienced apartment investor, having owned 51 apartment buildings totaling more than $1 billion in value. Of those buildings, 21 went through the full cycle of acquisition, renovation, and sale, generating significant profits for his investors.
In addition to his own success as an apartment investor, Brad has also helped over 500 students increase their net worth by over $1,000,000 and quit their jobs through his education and training programs. He is the founder of the Sumrok Apartment Investing Mastery Mentoring Program, which provides in-depth training and resources for those looking to get into the apartment investing space. With his wealth of knowledge and experience, Brad is a valuable resource for anyone looking to succeed in the world of multifamily investing.

H. Frank Essary MBA
Founder, President

H. Frank Essary is the founder and president of Lift Equity who oversees all aspects of the business operations including property acquisitions, asset management, and accounting.

Frank is a lifelong real estate professional and has owned single-family homes and duplexes in Southern Illinois along with being a successful landman. He relocated to Texas where he was introduced to multifamily investing in 2012 and has since solo-owned and asset-managed a 118-unit property in Texas which he later sold with high capital gains. He later joined the Sumrok Apartment Mastery Personal Mentoring Program in 2019 and is evaluating properties for syndication or joint venturing.

Aaron E. Essary
Director of Acquisitions & Asset Management (Acquisition Team)

Lift Equity welcomed Aaron Essary who joined the team in 2022. Aaron oversees all the deal sourcing, negotiation, acquisition, and portfolio management. Aaron owns his own real estate company and brings contract negotiation and serves as lender liasion. In terms of financing, Aaron has extensive experience in budgeting and expense control. Aaron has served as Accounting Manager in the private sector for the last six years. 

Aaron earned his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas. He is an innate investor and has been investing in real estate since 2015. 

Dianne C. Essary
Marketing Manager & Assistant Underwriter

Dianne is responsible for developing marketing strategies, generating new business leads, and analyzing trends. Dianne has earned her BBA in Management from the University of Texas at Arlington. In addition, Dianne has experience conducting analysis and pro forma creation on multifamily real estate investments.