JENNIFER BARNER - FOUNDER OF LIGHTHOUSE VENTURES
Jennifer Barner is the founder of Lighthouse Ventures; a private equity real estate investment firm.
She is a real estate investment specialist and entrepreneur with a real estate background including rehabbing, wholesaling, lease options and buy-and-hold rental properties.
Prior to becoming a full time real estate investor, Jennifer worked in sales at both IBM and Microsoft, managing software implementations. She has also helped to launch several lifestyle and health companies. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Washburn.
HER START TO REAL ESTATE
Jennifer started her real estate career in November 2015, studying under the 'Rich Dad Program.' She did 11 transactions in the first year of which she leveraged her IRA to purchase five properties. Over the last several years, she has become an LP in a 130-unit MF property in San Antonio which was held for two and a half years. She is currently invested in another MF property as an LP in a 403-unit property in Shreveport. Jennifer became the GP of her own 72 Unit in Northwest Arkansas in the December of 2020.
Jennifer has rehabbed 38+ SFR and has over 19 doors consisting of fourplexes, duplexes and SFR in the Kansas City area. She effectively practiced the BRRR strategy on one portfolio with eleven doors, valued at $1.12M with no money in, giving Lighthouse Ventures infinite returns. Her goal is to add 1000 doors to their portfolio within the next 2-3 years.
WHERE JENNIFER IS AT NOW
She lives in the Kansas City area with her husband and is mom to four children. As a real estate investor, her multi family portfolio consists of 590 doors. Over the last three years, she has rehabbed over 19 homes of which 16 were completed in 2019.
Jennifer has successfully leveraged her IRA to purchase many of their single family properties which have netted returns of 9-26%. Her passion is to help others learn how to do the same.