I am native to the Washington Metropolitan area, having grown up in Alexandria Virginia and attended Howard University in Washington DC. I lived in several cities/states–Cincinnati, Baltimore, Boston, Kansas City — before coming home to the DMV in 1986. Prior to real estate, I earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and spent 12 years managing consumer product brands at Procter & Gamble, the Sprint Corporation, and Black Entertainment Television.
The range of business skills acquired in these positions – especially the marketing, strategy and negotiating — have greatly accelerated my real estate career and provided tremendous benefits to clients. It was after I married and decided to start a family, that I recognized the changing trends in the city and increasing home values. So, with baby on hip, I began purchasing and renovating properties in undervalued areas of the city and discovered a passion for real estate investment and design which led me to launch a real estate business in 2001.