As a single mother who refused to be defined by her limitations, Catalina Restrepo is a self-made real estate investor who defied the odds to build a multimillion-dollar portfolio of international properties and a team of top-performing agents in South Florida.
After losing her father to cancer, Catalina immigrated to the United States from Medellin, Colombia where she faced financial hardships while caring for her son who was diagnosed with Autism. While seeking treatment for her son, she lost her home to foreclosure and walked miles to work each day because she didn’t own a car. She gained experience in hospitality and property management before eventually discovering her passion for real estate. Within years, she became a top-producing real estate agent in the state of Florida and created multiple revenue streams by investing in multi-family properties.
Her success in real estate is so exponential that she built a 40-person team of agents in 60 days. With integrity as her core guiding principle, Catalina grew her enterprise without taking commissions from her agents–a policy almost unheard of in the real estate industry. Through empowering her agents to earn a higher percentage of sales and sharing her expertise, she helps her team build flourishing careers and create their own financial prosperity.
As a mother to a son with special needs, Catalina understands life is about more than work. She believes that families need to work smarter, not harder, to provide for their children and spend more quality time together. Her mission is to help others build wealth and create additional income streams through multifamily investment. She wants everyone to achieve financial freedom and peace of mind by making their money work for them. She does this by sharing real estate investment strategies through her signature program “House Hacking Like An Investor.”
Catalina’s desire to give back goes beyond real estate. As the founder of “Unboxed Motherhood,” she provides a supportive community for parents, family members and friends of special needs children so they no longer feel alone in their journey and struggles. She was a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors Association and Equal Housing Opportunity board in Miami, Florida