Let’s Fix Real Estate Together

Folio is a collective impact investing platform designed to help changemakers use technology to find, vet, and renovate distressed properties in underserved communities of color.

More than another tech platform – we’re on a mission to amplify impact investing for underserved communities.

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Folio is a start-up group of growth professionals, creatives, designers, engineers, real estate professionals and software developers.

We were never able to find the right educational course, hands-on program, or all-in-one software platform we needed for our business, so we’re building it — one expert at a time.
More than another tech platform – we’re on a mission to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Paul Wilmot has more than 18 years of experience in the Information Systems Technology industry. He has extensive experience in building, managing, and scaling software sales team and operations. He has held leadership positions at large blue-chip companies like Oracle, IBM, and HP (formerly Compaq Computers).

From 2010-2021, Paul gained hands-on entrepreneurial experience during his tenure with Axios Systems, an IT Service Management software company based in the United Kingdom. Paul led efforts in building and eventually launching an advocacy marketing platform using gamification techniques to drive customer engagement.

His experience spans the universe of business development strategy, account management, customer success, and IT Project Management. He is proud to be a U.S Army veteran.

An accomplished professional, Paul has a Masters degree in Information Systems from the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors degree in Public Affairs & Communications from George Mason University.

He holds several professional certifications and licenses including Project Management Professional (PMP), Accredited Mortgage Professional (in-progress), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), and Real Estate sales licenses in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.

In 2023, Paul saw an opportunity to leverage his software technology experience to bring efficiency to the inefficient distressed and affordable housing real estate market, inspiring him to assemble a talented team to build the Folio Impact Investing Platform.

Paul Wilmot

Founder @ Folio

Leonard

Aijana Leonard

Operations @ Folio

Ms. Leonard is a Project Leader and Six Sigma expert in capital project engineering at Lockheed Martin for over 7 years.

Aijana is a PhD Candidate at Old Dominion University and has an MBA in Project Management from Florida Institute of Technology.

Her passion is working and leading on Real Estate development projects that positively impact the community.

Rico

Ricco Davis

Growth @ Folio

Mr. Davis is a Digital Marketing expert in helping companies scale their audience and investor relationship strategies.

Ricco is a graduate of the Howard University School of Business. Mr. Davis currently leads Digital Marketing at Wyden.io, an institutional trading technology company based in Switzerland.

His passion is developing impactful Fintech campaigns to inspire people to increase their wealth with traditional and alternative assets.

Eric

Eric Peters

Finance @ Folio

Mr. Peters is a licensed CPA working for Cotton & Company, LLC in Old Town Alexandria. Cotton is an audit and accounting solutions firm specializing in IT audits, management consulting, fraud risk, financial reporting, litigation support, and forensic accounting,

Eric graduated from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD with a degree in Accounting.

His passion is real estate investing in the DMV area.

Preserving and Increasing the Affordable Housing Inventory

According to the National Association of Realtors, record-high prices and record-low inventory make it increasingly difficult to achieve homeownership, particularly for Black Americans and communities of color. A significant and persistent racial homeownership gap exists in America. 

Foreclosure Rates for All 50 States Still Rising

Despite a slight dip this month, foreclosure rates in the U.S. are continuing to rise annually. According to property data provider ATTOM , the number of housing units with foreclosure filings in April 2023 was 32,977, a nearly 8% increase from the previous year. 

The expiration of COVID-era government programs such as foreclosure moratoriums and loan forbearance has largely influenced this rise in numbers, which has left many homeowners without any recourse.

Collective Impact Investing to Address the Shortage of Affordable Housing

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