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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 loves to talk and guest on real estate related podcasts or events with a talkative, easy to interview style.
With experience speaking about getting started in real estate by learning to network and learning to analyze deals, thinking bigger, scaling quickly, a positive mindset with a down-to-earth attitude, Emma accepts with humor the imperfect balance of business success and personal life.
As the owner/operator of Highrise Group along with her husband of 25 years, Troy Powell, who have partnered on nearly 500 units since relocating to Salt Lake City 2018 after 20 years in Austin TX, as either general managers, capital raisers, or loan guarantors. They are parents of six homeschooled children ages 24 to 10.
They have extensive property and construction management experience. Emma specializes in small businesses with a BS in Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Management, and a certificate in Marketing Graphic Design. Emma's favorite part of investing, other than passive cash flow, is building teams to creatively getting transactions to the finish line.
Creative Capital Raising, I Mean Really Creative
Sam Wilson May 3, 2022
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#98 Achieving Your Goals Through Group Investing with Emma Powell
Lee Yoder May 3, 2022
Welcome Emma Powell to the podcast! Emma is the owner/operator of Highrise Group and is passionate about real estate being the best investment available. Along with her husband of 25 years, they now live in Salt Lake City UT after 20 years in Austin TX, and are parents of six homeschooled children ages 24 to 10. They have experience partnering in a variety of deals as a lender, deal sponsor, co-owner, syndicator, property manager, and Emma is a former real estate photographer. Today, she joins me to talk about her real estate investing journey and the lessons she has learned along the way. She also touches on passive investing, raising capital through her investing club, and the importance of networking and utilizing your local REIA. Emma has a story that so many of us can relate to. Don't miss it!
Welcome to the Real Estate (Un) Success podcast where our host, Cody Lewis talks to people from the real estate community, sharing real stories about their struggles, pains, and even losses during their own real estate journey. You’ll definitely want to listen to this installment a few times, and not on 1.5 speed.
Cody’s guest this time is Emma Powell, owner and operator of Highrise Group and she share quite a few golden nuggets on the importance of having several forms of liquidity.
How to Build a $300K/Year Commercial Real Estate Business
Alex Freeman April 3, 2022
Everyone needs a place to live which makes investing in commercial real estate like multi-family housing a recession -proof business. Emma Powell and her husband started HighRise Group Capital in 2018 and today she manages over 300 multi-family units.
Multifamily real estate is the investment option with the lowest risk and the highest returns. Today, we are joined by Emma Powell to learn great nuggets in getting started, scaling quickly, raising capital in a unique way, and accepting the imperfect balance of business success and personal life with humor.
#20 Balance Between Learning and Fear
Suzy Sevier and Michael Barnhart
July 12, 2021
It’s a great thing to learn from other people’s mistakes, but that doesn’t mean we have to stay in fear. Today’s guest, Emma Powell, talks about that in this episode. Emma 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 have extensive property management and construction management experience, as well as partnering in a variety of deals as a private lender, deal sponsor, co-owner, syndicator. Emma is also 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. As key credit partners and owners on several properties, Emma and her husband have experience building teams to creatively get transactions to the finish line.
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. Recently, she has 66 more units under contract in a new development high rise in a downtown Salt Lake opportunity zone.
Making the Leap to New Construction from Interior Rehabbing
Sterling Chapman March 17, 2021
Emma Powell is a former real estate photographer for ten years with a degree in entrepreneur and management. She started bringing in a decent income with her family through investing in their homes that led her into doing real estate business. As a stay-at-home mother of six, Emma joggled her time taking care of them and running her business. She started owning and building up multi-family properties and found partners to go bigger with commercial apartment buildings where she found her niche.
Emma Powell is the owner/operator of Highrise Group and passionate about real estate being the best investment available. Along with her husband, they have experience partnering in various deals as a lender, deal sponsor, co-owner, syndicator, property manager, and Emma is a former real estate photographer. Emma specializes in small business project management with a BS in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing Design.
Emma Powell, the owner of Highrise Group, naturally gravitated toward real estate after watching her childhood home be built from the ground up.
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. Recently, she has 66 more units under contract in a new development mid-rise in a downtown Salt Lake opportunity zone.
#743 Sustained Consistent Actions That Achieve Massive Results
Whitney Sewell November 2, 2020
Sometimes making a success out of real estate isn’t about closing large-scale deals. Instead, success can be made from the sum of marginal gains. Our guest today is Emma Powell, a supermom who doubles as a real estate superstar. By making small, everyday steps, Emma has accumulated 92 units in just two years, and she believes it is down to one simple recipe. In this episode, we look at her key ingredients and find out why they work so well. We kick things off by taking a look at her history in real estate, and how she broke into the industry.
#408 Full-Time Income on a Part-Time Schedule
Brandon Turner and David Greene October 15, 2020
Ever wonder how your family would manage if you or your spouse lost your job? Emma Powell faced that reality head-on. She knew she needed "full-time income" while continuing to spend time with her family... and she knew real estate investing would be the vehicle to get her there.
What questions should passive investors ask? Emma Powell shares her well-learned lessons from passive investing!
Some of Emma's recommendations and questions to ask include...
• Placing money with someone that's not so big they don't have time to talk with you and not so small they don't know what they're doing.
• Someone accessible who will take your calls.
• How things will be handled when things go sideways.
• How to use self directed IRA's to avoid tax consequences
• How will funds be returned?
• How long will funds be tied up?
• Can I change my mind and get my money back?
• Consider utilizing an attorney to complete a discovery on the operator.
• Hire a private investigator and have a background check.
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Often the biggest hurdle you have at the beginning is the belief that you can do something. For Emma Powell and her husband, the first step was remodeling their house on their own after her husband was laid off from his tech startup. Realizing how it could be a great moneymaker for them, Emma seriously dove into real estate investing. She is now a passionate real estate investor and the owner of Highrise Group. Today, she joins Monick Halm to talk about her real estate investing journey and the lessons she learned along the way. She also touches on passive investing, raising capital, and the importance of communication, accountability, and coming clean with your investors.
Emma Powell is a multifamily investor with 58 unit portfolio, 50-unit reposition in Idaho, 34 units under contract. She went from 0-92 units in only 18 months.
Emma Powell joins Tate and John along with Carl York for a rich discussion that touches on getting started in apartments, the power (and downside) of mindset, finding funds right under your nose in the form of HELOC's, and much more.