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Get To Know Our Homebuying Crew Below.

Who Are We?

Helios Buys NJ is New Jersey’s Premier Home Buying Company. We are a Military Veteran Owned Company and we started this business with a vision to serve our communities.

We look to buy properties in areas where we can help place military veterans and everyday people who are in need of housing. Not only do we renovate and sell these houses to the veteran community and everyday people, but we also have a portfolio of rental properties which help reduce homelessness for Seniors and Veterans.

Get To Know Our Passion.

Our passion is helping people and the way we do this is by providing housing to those that need it most. When we buy your house we are going to make sure that we are serving those in need. Our Core Values are taken from our passion of helping Seniors & Military Veterans, as well as the lasting impact that the US Marine Corps had on our founder.

Starting with INTEGRITY, our first core value, we aim to always be held with the highest of standards and honesty. We are Customer Focused!!! Our second core value is EXECUTION, and this stems from the fact that we are mission oriented and will see that our agreements are executed as we promised!!! Our Third Core Value is INNOVATION, and it is how we differentiate ourselves by making sure that we have simplified processes which will make your lives easier. The old ways of selling your house with a realtor is expensive, slow, and filled with errors that can derail a transaction. This Stops with Us. Our Promise to You is that we will treat you like we would our family.

Meet the homebuying crew!

Edwin Diaz


Edwin is a US Marine Corps veteran who served in Operation Enduring Freedom. After the military, he started a career on Wall st. which began on the trading floor of the NY Stock Exchange. While building his 17-year career, Edwin has managed large teams and headed several departments for some of the biggest Investment Banks in the world.

His passion to help others, especially military veterans & seniors, was the driving force for him investing in Real Estate and starting the HELIOS brand. Since then, and 7 years later, Edwin has been developing residential real estate, helping seniors and veterans with housing, as well as managing a portfolio of rentals that allows us to serve these communities. Edwin spends most of his off time with the 2 loves of his life, his wife Priscilla and their baby Thiago Lorenzo. When time allows, Edwin loves working out, traveling, gardening, and flying planes.

Rafael ‘Rafie’ Rivera


Rafie’s love for serving others was developed during his 16-year career working in the Hotel & Hospitality industry. While working for some of the most recognized Hotel Brands (Starwood Hotels such as W Hotel brand),

Rafie began a love for serving others and the value of customer service. With a passion for helping underserved communities, Rafie began investing in multifamily properties in low income neighborhoods and has helped 100’s of people avoid homelessness. On his time off, Rafie loves photography, riding his bike, traveling, and dedicating time to his beautiful wife Mery and his daughter Myah.

Rafael ‘Ralf’ Cepeda

Acquisitions Specialist

RC previously worked in the metal restoration business for 17 years before beginning his career as an Acquisition Specialist within Helios Buys NJ.

RC has a passion for helping his family and others in need. He loves counseling and guiding younger people and sees himself as a public speaker in the future helping others overcome their challenges.

Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Pizarro

Project Manager

Jeff has spent the last decade working within the construction industry in New York City. Working for some of the largest construction projects in the country such as Hudson Yards. Amongst some of the roles he’s played in the industry, Jeff has managed cranes, is a certified OSHA safety Instructor, and has many certifications in the construction field. Jeff is responsible for all field operations within Helios and oversees construction projects.

Jeff is also a father and loves spending most of his time showing his son how to ride bikes. Aside from this, Jeff is also very passionate with helping low income neighborhoods and has organized various community drives in his old Bronx neighborhood.