40 Under 40 – Elias Weiner, president and founder, The BoaVida Group
Elias Weiner began selling mobile homes in 2000, while still a full-time student. One year later, he cofounded Woodcrest Homes, a manufactured-home dealership that specializes in the sale of new and pre-owned mobile homes.
Today he owns several manufactured-housing companies including The BoaVida Group, McDougall Weiner Investments, Cascade Corporate Management and Good Life Communities. Weiner’s companies combined own and operate 80 mobile home and recreational vehicle parks in California, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. His properties have an asset value of more than $300 million.