February 17, 2022

Ulupreneur Khalief Brown is a lifelong creator with a drive to help people visualize and realize their dream living spaces. After personally managing over 100 renovation projects,  Khalief observed a family member’s home renovation turn into a nightmare; seeing it spurred him to learn how to expertly navigate the process.

As a licensed real estate agent since 2013 and co-owner of a boutique real estate brokerage in Southern California, Khalief is now Co-Founder and CEO of Renno, a home design and renovation platform that streamlines the renovation journey for homeowners and contractors. His mission is to make the entire property renovation process less expensive and more accessible.

We think Khalief has an interesting vision on how to bring the dream of home renovation into reality in a more affordable way, one that allows people from a wide range of backgrounds to make improvements on their home. He’s a focused entrepreneur with a strong vision and the ability to make the right choices to better position his business.

BIO

Khalief Brown is the CEO and Co-Founder of Renno, a home design platform that streamlines the renovation process for homeowners and contractors. Khalief recalls falling in love with real estate around the age of nine, collecting the free apartment guide magazines from a newspaper stand in front of his church and recreating the floor plans found inside. Khalief has been working in the real estate industry for 10 years, primarily as a real estate agent, but he has also worked with home builders, real estate investment firms, and proptech companies like Opendoor. In 2019, after seeing a family member go through a home renovation nightmare, Khalief and his co-founder Ryan decided to start Renno. Khalief became obsessed with solving the painful renovation experience for homeowners and contractors; for a while, he and his co-founder were simply project managers for a series of home remodels. In 2021, Renno launched their website with an intuitive design planner, enabling homeowners to design their space and coordinate most of their renovation entirely online. Today, Khalief lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and two sons.

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About the Author: Rusty Dornin

Rusty Dornin is the director of marketing and communications for Ulu Ventures. An award-winning radio and television journalist, she was a CNN correspondent for nearly 18 years covering domestic and world news ranging from war to natural disasters and tales of crime and politics