Our Team

Founders Julius and LaShawn Reed are retired Air Force veterans with a combined 31+ years of service. They are passionate about mentoring disadvantaged young adults with the clear goal of making them first-time homeowners.

Julius Reed, Founder & President at Real Estate 4 The Youth

Julius Reed, Founder & President

Julius leads Real Estate 4 The Youth as its Founder and President. Prior to founding the nonprofit’s educational platform aimed at rebuilding communities by teaching real estate and financial literacy, he served in the U.S. Military for 11 years, earning a Principles of Instructor Certification. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in Business from Grand Canyon University. Julius is very passionate about empowering youth to make the right choices and become successful.

LaShawn Reed, Co-founder

LaShawn Reed is the Co-Founder and Director of Real Estate 4 The Youth, previously serving in the U.S. Military for 20 years as a paralegal. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from American Military University and an Associate’s Degree in Information Management from the Community College of the Air Force. LaShawn has extensive leadership, business and management expertise. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her kids.

Taytanna Reed, Treasurer at Real Estate 4 The Youth

Tatyanna Reed, Treasurer

Tatyanna is a sophomore at Indiana University, majoring in Nursing with a minor in Business. With the dream of owning her own health establishment, she is focused on becoming successful and learning as much as she can during her lifetime by helping and caring for others. Tatyanna has years of experience in leadership and responsibility, while also showing commitment to the National Honor Society, Dean’s List, sports and simply being the best older sibling.