The Real Estate Invest Her Show – Investing in real estate should not only focus on profit but purpose as well. In today’s episode, we talk with Rachel Street and Leka Devatha, investors, businesswomen, and contributing authors of, The Only Woman in the Room, where we talk about how to solve social issues through real estate.
Leka and Rachel have each successfully grown their real estate businesses and learned along the way that with the great opportunity also comes great responsibility. We discuss both small and large ways investors can incorporate social good into their practices, how to align themselves with others who run ethical businesses, and the value in giving.
We also talk about working with wholesalers and how to become the trusted person wholesalers call first with a good deal. Leka Devatha moved to the US from India 13 years ago leaving a successful career in fashion merchandising. After working for Nordstrom Corporate for a few years, she realized that what she was really after was creating a legacy. She quit her corporate job in 2014 and started Rehabit Homes, a company investing in Real Estate. After a string of successful flips, she obtained her broker’s license in 2017 and became one of the top-producing real estate agents in her office.
She has now flipped over 40 homes and has expanded her focus to include land development, acquiring long-term rentals, and building and running adult family homes.