Episode 70: Find The Path - HerStories In Housing 003 (featuring Leigh Austin)
Updated: Sep 4, 2019
How a mother of triplet boys found her way into the land banking business.
Welcome to the third installation of the HerStories In Housing Collaboration - featuring Leigh Austin, co-founder and Principal of Arroyo Capital. In each episode of HerStories we dive into the opportunities available to women within the housing industry.
I loved speaking with Leigh. You'll find her to be a passionate and dynamic storyteller, with a great sense of humor and an improbably humbleness for some as accomplished as she is.
If you're not a finance person, the first ten minutes may jumble your brain. But, after we got past talk of balance sheets, cash positions and debt to equity ratios, Leigh shared fantastic insights into how capital raising supports our housing industry. She also shared some personal anecdotes about what it's like to be a business professional and mother of triplet boys, times where she had to learn the hard way by paying the "dummy tax" and her mantra of take a deep breath, swallow hard and charge ahead.