After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science, Kaleigh Sullivan found herself in a challenging situation. Like many young adults, she had a hefty student loan debt, an entry level job and a degree that she struggled to utilize. Fortunately, her luck changed with what she describes as “an accidental house-hack” that helped open her eyes to the power of real estate investing. Buying this first house led to the purchase of additional properties and to her career in real estate.
Kaleigh became an official real estate investor in 2016 and began focusing on both short and long-term rental properties as well as flipping houses. Her responsibilities as an investor include finding the houses, analyzing the deals, securing financing, interior design, managing contractors and sub-contractors, property and project management, hosting Airbnb’s, administrative work and the buying and selling process.
As Kaleigh’s love and knowledge for real estate grew, she wanted to find a way to share her experiences and inspire others. This led to her social media presence where she posts renovations of both hers and those she admires along with tips, statistics and facts about real estate. After she began to receive a lot of questions pertaining to the facets of real estate, Kaleigh decided to start a consulting business so that she could better answer these questions for the public.
KD Development was established in 2019, and Kaleigh serves as the founder and chief executive officer. It is a real estate-based company that specializes in design consulting, real estate investing coaching, home selling resolutions, and social media growth and influencing. Kaleigh explains that the company’s motto is “from house to home” because whether it is from flipping a property or from redesigning a client’s current residence, they strive to make each home unique.
According to Kaleigh, clients who choose KD Development can expect to receive exceptional service, valuable information, and an increase in the property value of their homes. Kaleigh also takes pride in incorporating “a touch of personality” and “purposeful design” into every project in order to meet the specific needs of each individual client. This is how she guarantees that each house will become a home.
Real Estate Investor and Consultant