Ira L. Meltzer, Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Previously named Top Mortgage Professional by Top Agent Magazine and recognized as the top lending advisor by Coldwell Banker Mortgage for two consecutive years, Ira Meltzer sought to reinvent the home financing business when he founded One Million Dollar Plus in 2015.
Known as the “Lender to the Stars,” Ira L. Meltzer and his experienced team have funded more than $4 billion in luxury and ultra-luxury residential financing. With his years of experience and deep understanding of the complexities that exist within the financial portfolios of high-net-worth individuals and celebrities, Meltzer leverages preparation, strategy, and superior access to help clients protect and add to their wealth.
Ira is passionate about supporting his local community, having served on the Board of Directors for the Community Blood Bank, the Children’s Discovery Museum in Rancho Mirage, and the Ranch Recovery Center of Desert Hot Springs. Ira and his wife Tara continue to sponsor a number of local and national charities near and dear to them including the Betty Ford Center, Grant Fuhr Golf Tournament, ABC Recovery of Indio, Boo2Bullying, and more.
Leith D. Chandrasena, Chief Operating Officer
Leith Chandrasena joined the One Million Dollar Plus team in 2019 and previously served as Chief Marketing Officer before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, he directs the day-to-day business operations of One Million Dollar Plus, keeping clients on track from start to finish and working closely with and under the directive of CEO Ira Meltzer.
Leith’s passion for business administration and ultra-luxury real estate drives his ability to maintain an in-depth knowledge about every multi-million-dollar property in major U.S. markets, from Los Angeles to New York City.
In addition to his work with One Million Dollar Plus, Leith supports local and national charities, including serving on the Board of Directors for Boo2Bullying.
Teresa Freeman, Executive Vice President
Teresa Freeman joined the executive team of OneMillionDollarPlus in 2023 as our new Executive Vice President.
Teresa has worked in the financial industry since the early 2000s and has successfully led the top sales-producing teams for the last 8 years at Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and J.P. Morgan Chase.
Through her hard work and perseverance, Teresa rose from ground level to Vice President of these national banking institutions. Teresa is passionate and driven to provide excellent customer service to One Million Dollar Plus’s High Net Worth clients by delivering a unique concierge experience.
Teresa’s drive to succeed has allowed her to graduate with honors in 2023 with a BA in Business Leadership. This accomplishment has led her to enroll in the MBA program at the University of Arizona, and she will graduate in 2025. In her spare time, Teresa enjoys summer camping with her family and two pups, Bailey & Ollie.
Tara Meltzer, National Brand Ambassador
Tara joined One Million Dollar Plus in 2016 to facilitate business development with real estate and entertainment communities nationwide. She is also featured in the company’s marketing videos and promotional campaigns.
Prior to joining the team, Tara was selected as the “Hope” Beauty Queen for the Bob Hope Classic Golf tournament while growing up in the Coachella Valley. Tara moved to Los Angeles and continued her education and worked in the film industry. She also worked in London and attended multiple Cannes Film Festivals. After working in entertainment, she moved back to the Coachella Valley where she sold luxury real estate in La Quinta, California