Real Estate Investor, Author, Speaker and Educator
Lou Brown is a Real Estate Investor, Author, Speaker and Educator with students in all fifty states, across Canada and ten foreign countries have long regarded the training, systems and forms created by Lou Brown at the best in the industry. Quoted as an expert by many publications and authors, “Lou” draws from a wide and varied background as a real estate investor having been buying property since 1977.
He’s invested in Single-family homes, apartments, hotels, developed subdivisions and built and renovated homes and apartments. Each of these experiences has given him a proving ground for the most cutting-edge concepts in the real estate investment industry today. He’s widely known as a creative financing genius with his deal structuring concepts.
Lou Brown’s passion for Real Estate began as a teenager. His mother had a friend from work (who he affectionately called Aunt Mabel). Mabel and her husband “Uncle George” lived in a duplex and were able to buy it. They rented out the other side and were able to live for free. The next year, they bought another duplex on the same street. Then they bought another and another. Pretty soon, they moved out of that duplex into a nice, big house on a corner lot with a large yard and a Cadillac in the driveway.
Lou saw that the secret to their great lifestyle came from accumulating property. In fact, it was Mabel who showed him how to buy his first home in 1976 when he was barely scraping by in a dead-end job. Once Lou learned how to buy property without needing to borrow money from a bank, he was unstoppable. Today, countless investors in all fifty states, across Canada and fifteen foreign countries as far away as Australia and New Zealand, regard the training, systems and forms created by Louis Brown as the best in the industry.
What started as a desperate attempt to drag himself and his single mom out of poverty, has turned into one of the most incredible success stories in real estate. “Lou” draws from a wide and varied background as a real estate investor and for decades continues to be quoted as an expert by many publications and authors. He’s invested in single-family homes, apartments, hotels, and notes. Lou has developed subdivisions and built and renovated homes and apartments. Each of these experiences has given him a proving ground for learning and teaching the most cutting-edge concepts in real estate today.
Lou may not have had any great financial role models as a child, but he’s sure made up for it as an adult. He is widely known as a creative financing genius for his deal structuring concepts. Being a teacher at heart, he’s enjoyed sharing his discoveries with others through his Street Smart®️Investor training since 1987. His heart for people who long to be homeowners, but don’t have the resources to do it the traditional way, prompted him to found the brand known as Certified Affordable Housing Provider®️ and he has inspired entrepreneurs to join his ‘Doing Good While Doing Well™️’ movement which has grown to over 500 CAHP offices nationwide.
One of the things that sets Lou apart from others in the real estate education business is his heart for helping not only the people who turn to him for guidance, but anyone involved in the business of real estate. He has served the industry in many volunteer positions such as past President and designated lifetime member of the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association (GaREIA). He is also the founding President of the National Real Estate Investors Association (NaREIA), which serves as the umbrella association of local investor groups.
Contrary to popular belief, Lou’s trademark phrase; “Yeah Baby” was not stolen from a popular movie from the nineties. He is excited about his life and about helping others to change theirs. Husband, Father, Author, Lecturer, Inventor, Investor, Builder, Designer, and Real Estate Expert. are all descriptions of this exciting trainer, he is truly an influencer and inspiration to everyone he meets.