THE VALUE WE BRING PARTNERS
We believe real estate investing transforms lives and neighborhoods. This is a true form of social entrepreneurship. We use housing as a vehicle to impact generations of people and communities.
Gain access to pre-vetted single family, multifamily, and commerical properties in areas ripe for improving the lives. Invest in pre-negotiated below market value property in multiple markets.
We have expertise in identifying and executing value add projects both residential and commercial. We operate portfolios in multiple markets and have the infrustracture to support our growth.
My name is John Delia.
A lot of people think that if you want to do good in the world, you need to sacrifice profits. Since the start of my real estate career in 2009, I’ve seen that the opposite is true – the stronger the profits, the more good we can accomplish. Housing JV is a business model and platform to share this approach at a larger scale, to help more investors profit while creating positive impact in the communities we serve.
My grandfather was Haitian. He moved to the U.S. in 1971 to escape the political turmoil there. He brought my father who was a boy at the time. A lot of Haitians ended up in Long Island, New York. In the early 1990’s, my father became a successful real estate developer building homes and developing properties on Long Island.
My Start in Real Estate
I moved to Columbus from New York and joined my father’s real estate business. One of the first things I did after arriving was to get my real estate license at age 18. I bought my first investment property at age 20. The lessons my father was teaching me about investing were key to that purchase.
That was a major turning point in my real estate career. Working alongside my father showed me the profound impact one committed person can have on society. I was able to participate first hand as my father created vibrant neighborhoods and economies out of nothing.
While my father was a natural genius in real estate, I set out to truly master the game to achieve something more. In 2011, I left my father’s business and enrolled myself in the City & Regional Planning program at OSU’s Knowlton School of Architecture.
At Knowlton, I learned how American cities were created, and what key influences shaped their lifecycle – from birth, through growth, and often through recession and depopulation. I learned how the built environment and design choices influences the direction of culture. And I dove deep into municipal finance and investing which play such a pivotal role in real estate and cites.
Then, in 2012, I joined my aunt and uncle on a trip to Haiti. The vast poverty was beyond shocking – it was heartbreaking to see people who look just like me living with much less. From that visit, I experienced a deep sense of gratitude that I was given so much by my grandfather, father, and family – didn’t know how great I had it. The trip inspired me to use my real estate skills not just to enrich myself, but to create real and positive change in the world.
I’m Richelle Delia, Ph.D.
My family is from Barbados. My father moved to the U.S. to become a petroleum engineer and later a math teacher. I share his interest in science and studied chemical engineering at Notre Dame. While in school, I started watching Home & Garden TV in between classes – that’s what sparked my interest in real estate.
My First Investment
I decided to continue on to grad school for a PhD in chemical engineering at University of Texas in Austin. At the same time, I decided to buy my first investment property to build my net worth while I studied.
Ph.D. students in my field typically receive a modest salary. That allowed me to purchase a two bedroom condo.
After three years in Austin, I spent a few months traveling abroad, then then completed my studies on location in Florida. A property management firm rented the condo for me while I was away.
Each time I received the monthly payment, I thought, “Here I am on vacation and studying, and earning money the whole time. This is amazing!” The thought of being able to earn a passive income while following my chosen career inspired me to learn even more about real estate.
Seeing Things Differently
When I started out in real estate, I was excited by the prospect of monthly passive income. But something shifted. It really hit home that these families had safe, high quality housing because of the work I’d done. There’s nothing more important than a person’s home and where they live. I realized if I hadn’t stepped in to buy, the parents and children I could now see playing in their yards might not have good homes to live in.