Real Estate Investor and an Architect

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What's up BP, I'm a new member and this my first official post.

I have one simple question. What are some strategies and ideas about how a real estate investor and an interior architect work together? Would working together be an idea that could help make better investments and decisions?

Short story: I'm researching and training for real estate investing and my wife holds a master of architecture degree from USC. We were thinking about working together.

What do you guys think?

Thanks for your time and replies,


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That's an awesome combo! There's a strategy called BRRR (buy, rehab, rent, refinance) that is mentioned pretty often on this site and it'd be a good way to utilize both skill sets and get into rental properties with low money down. It's kind of like a flip but instead of selling you just refinance to get your down payment back and then keep it as a rental.

I would say too that since your wife is an architect you should look into bigger opportunities like land development or serious flips. I have zero knowledge in those areas but figured with an architect that would be one way to shoot for the stars

Good luck!


I like your model because I do it myself!  I am an architect that also invests and love to build my own work from the ground up.  I am in LA about twice a year and would love to get together next time I'm in town to pick your brain on your strategy.

I am also an architect in the Utah area and am interested in doing the same. I have bought and sold a couple of my own personal residences and I have one good cash flowing duplex right now. I'm really trying to figure out the path that I need to take to start doing my own developing and major flips. Right now my plan is to pick up several more BRRRR multi-families and hold onto them for long term cash flow. Once I get some more capital and cash flow I plan to take it to the next level and start some flipping.

I also work for a very large real estate developer and I'm hoping to develop my own skills from them and investing them into my own portfolio. 

I am a home designer and have often wondered what would be the best way to leverage those skills into real estate investing. I am far more connected with new construction than rehab but I will look into BRRRR. Thanks for starting this string.

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