Little owners is on a mission to educate youth on entrepreneurship and financial literacy through its company and nonprofit

CHICAGO, IL, May 23, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Pongee Barnes, Born and raised on the south-side of Chicago, a political-science graduate of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. Barnes embarked on her real estate career as a college student in 2005 at the age of 20, buying her first condo in Chicago. After buying 2 condominiums during the most recent tumultuous real estate market collapse, She was able to endure and purchase flips and rentals.

As of late, She has done both rentals and flipping, her current portfolio consists of properties with a mix of multi-family, commercial and single family. Barnes competitive edge is building a real estate portfolio by buying undervalued distress properties in urban areas. She is passionate about real estate, but most importantly inspiring millennials to invest in real estate.

This passion birthed her first book “Real Estate & Chill ” which was released in February 2018. Barnes’s zeal for educating millennials on real estate investing led her to teach in Andre Hatchett’s “Black Real Estate School” and she was featured in Crain’s Chicago Business Newspaper. Barnes was also featured on Dr. Boyce Watkins Intellectual Chocolate YouTube Channel as well a radio interview with 1690 AM in Chicago and recently published an article for XoNecole and featured in Medium.

Barnes has added the title author to her two sons Benjamin 9, and Franklin 6. Together, they have created a series of children’s books, Little Owners, focusing on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and community leadership. “Ben the Banker” and “Franklin the Franchise Owner” released December 2019 and “Riley the Real Estate Investor” and “Robert the Real Estate Investor” released January 2020. Barnes enjoys raising her two sons in Chicago with her husband, who is also her business partner.

For more information or bookings, contact by email at [email protected] or by phone at 847-707-9496.


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