“The Equalizer” Star Queen Latifah is one of the biggest stars of our time with one of the most watched shows on TV and it’s still very refreshing to see celebrities who are on a huge scale like herself want to get into jobs like real estate!!
Via ShondaLand, Born in Newark and raised in East Orange, she’s maintained offices in Jersey City and made a point of investing in and supporting local businesses. As co-president of her real estate development firm BlueSugar Corporation (alongside builders Life Assets Development and GonSosa Development), Latifah just broke ground on RISE Living, a three-story building in Newark that will include 16 affordable-housing units for tenants who bring in less than 80 percent of the city’s median income.
She states that she has friends who are bigger on real estate than she is but it is something that she would love to do.
An occupied block in the neighborhood made her want to get into it.
She shared: “I was like, I need to build something here,”
“Real estate has always been something I loved. Real estate and design, and I have friends who do this on a way bigger scale than me,” she says. “I’m a Jersey girl for sure, but I’ve also lived in California forever and ran in these streets of New York, where I am now. But I always come home.”
While The Equalizer is on break, Queen could for sure build a real estate empire! We’re here for that type of content.