One can easily spot a great company from a fleeting venture by merely looking at its vision. For Sterling Park Properties, treading the real estate industry is more than just a pursuit for profit. As expressed by its founder and CEO Emmanuel A. Baptiste, the company is “really on the quest to change lives.”
Sterling Park Properties is a rising force in the industry, imploring strategic acquisitions and comprehensive research on the market to provide their clients with nothing but the best properties. The company is known for developing high-end, mixed-use, turnkey rentals, and luxury properties across the United States.
Sterling Park Properties took its reputation to greater heights upon raising enough capital to acquire a brownstone property in Harlem, New York, its first million-dollar deal. The said acquisition paved the way for many more opportunities for the company to purchase properties across Staten Island, Brooklyn, New York, Georgia, Detroit, and other prime locations. Currently based in Atlanta, the company is quickly rising to the top-tier real estate investment firm nationwide.
Dealing with commercial and residential properties allows Sterling Park Properties to cater to diverse clients from all walks of life. Its development and construction services are deemed unparalleled and have received praise from the company’s distinct clientele. Furthermore, the company is dedicated to developing “environmentally sensitive urban communities,” proving that quality real estate projects can protect nature simultaneously.
Sterling Park Properties benefits from a network of competitive people. Contrary to its prominence today, the company shares a humble beginning with its CEO’s experience-filled history. Emmanuel is an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago who moved to the United States at the age of 15. He juggled attending school in Brooklyn and working part-time jobs at the airport to help his single dad pay the bills.
Among the opportunities he had was to work as a taxi dispatcher at JFK, where he learned that people could have different work ethics and attitudes in working. One can work less, and the other can do more but still get paid the same. Emmanuel was discouraged by the kind of system he witnessed, and so he searched for a different venture where he would get what he deserved. He encountered a taxi driver who opened his eyes to vast opportunities in the car service industry.
Emmanuel acquired his license, worked day in and day out, and before he knew it, his skills were sought-after as a reliable driver from the airport to anywhere in the New York Tri-state area. Emmanuel increased his network after meeting with all kinds of people, from tourists to business people. He soon created his own luxury service business to provide the public with a more luxurious option that depended on ride-sharing apps.
Still, Emmanuel witnessed how the economy can change with the constant mushrooming of competition in the car service industry. And so, he went on to explore other business ventures. Hence, building Sterling Park Properties after purchasing nine properties in Detroit from a tax auction, he ended up in the real estate industry. The CEO is using firsthand knowledge he got from other industry leaders, including planning, building, contracting, and leveraging his assets to make sound decisions.
Asked why he chose to become an entrepreneur, Emmanuel said that Sterling Park Properties was founded to create and leave a legacy. “The only way I can live the life on my terms is by being my own boss,” said the CEO. “Working hard for someone else is cool, but there’s an internal desire to create something that can last longer than me,” he added.
Additionally, Emmanuel is the co-founder of Worldwide Psychos, a nonprofit organization that aims to “establish human and capital resources to countries that face disasters and also inspire others to do good whenever the opportunities arise.”