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Emma has been featured on Business Insider and The Bigger Pockets Podcast, as well as many other programs and stages. She enjoys guesting on real estate related podcasts and Meetups with a talkative, easy to interview style.

Emma has experience speaking about getting started in real estate by learning to network and learning to analyze deals, thinking bigger and scaling quickly, a positive mindset with a down-to-earth attitude, and accepting with humor the imperfect balance of business success and personal life.


Emma Powell is the owner/operator of Highrise Group along with her husband of 23 years, Troy Powell, acquiring 92 units in their first 18 months. They currently live in Salt Lake City UT after 20 years in Austin TX, and are parents of six homeschooled children ages 22 to 8. She owns 2 warehouses to redevelop into 161 high-rise units in a downtown Salt Lake City Opportunity Zone.

They have extensive property management and construction management experience, as well as partnering in a variety of deals as private lender, deal sponsor, co-owner, syndicator, and Emma is a former real estate photographer. Emma specializes in small business project management with a BS in Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Management with a certificate in Marketing Graphic Design. Troy is the IT guy keeping the operations running smoothly with his background in data science tech startups. As Key Credit Partners and owners on several properties, they have experience building teams to creatively get transactions to the finish line.

Previous interviews

Panel Speaker: Creative Financing
IMN Miami FL July 20, 2021

Adventurous Real Estate Investors

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Suzy Sevier and Michael Barnhart June 2021

Level Up REI

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Lisa Hylton June 2021

House FIRE

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Alan Corey June 2021

Building Dreams Through Passive Multifamily Real Estate
Chris Overlay May 4, 2021

How To Buy 34 Units Through Covid Creative
Annette Talie April 9, 2021

Add Value to the World by Investing in It
Barri Griffiths March 31, 2021

Highrise Group
Bob Clark March 18, 2021

Making the Leap to New Construction from Interior Rehabbing
Sterling Chapman March 17, 2021

Getting Fired From Kmart: Blessing in Disguise
Yonah Weiss March 15, 2021

Managing Risk and Networks
Dan Lewkowicz March 8, 2021

Diversity, Multifamily, and More...
Jonathan Mickles March 1, 2021

Managing a Large Portfolio
Dan Lesniak December 8, 2020

Building a King-Size Real Estate Portfolio
Christopher Competiello November 25, 2020

Fortune Building and Homeschooling
Pilialoha Yarusi November 16, 2020

Learning by Doing
Suzy Sevier
November 9, 2020

Sustained Consistent Actions That Achieve Massive Results
Whitney Sewell November 2, 2020

Full-Time Income on a Part-Time Schedule
Brandon Turner and David Greene October 15, 2020

Real Estate Investing Lessons
Monick Halm June 17, 2020

How to go From 0 to 92 Units in 18 Months
Martynas Fedotovas May 2020

The Power of Mindset, HELOC's and Husbands that Rock!
Tate Siemer February 27, 2020