Raena is a dedicated business owner with interest in several different ventures throughout Arizona. From real estate investments to education, digital to third party company management, her experience is second to none. Her professional resume prepared her for the complex, exciting world of real estate and providing custom solutions for you. Raena’s deep desire to help people improve their lives and improve the environment in which they live, play, and learn is evident in her personal and professional background.
She decided to become a realtor and expand her services to the public when she struggled to find an agent capable of meeting her complex real estate needs. She needed an agent who would listen and be a partner in the process while meeting her very specific requirements both in the residential and commercial realms. She wanted an agent who would understand the objectives and motivation behind each purchase. Raena became the type of agent she needed. If you choose to work with her, you can expect an agent who respects you and your time, possesses the tools to define exactly what you are looking for, and understands the motivation behind the amenities you seek.
Prior to obtaining her real estate license, Raena studied business at the University of Phoenix. She founded a prominent early education center for children, from six weeks to five years old, which subsequently led to the founding of La Paloma Academy in 2002, a tuition-free charter school serving over 2000 students in Tucson. She now operates seven charter schools throughout Arizona and has received several awards for her outstanding leadership and performance. Her work with the schools required obtaining loans and grants, as well as securing bonds, financing, and working with numerous banks and private funders to ensure each campus’ annual funding needs were met. With her extensive financial experience in the education field, Raena transitioned into real estate seamlessly.
As an agent, she found an industry which allows her to apply her knowledge to new and exciting opportunities. Raena fulfills the needs of the market and various client types, working with first-time home buyers, those seeking fixer-uppers or income properties, sellers, and investors. Her attention to detail, commitment to securing the best possible deal, extensive knowledge of Tucson, and unique approach to meeting your needs provides the results you want.
In addition to her work as both businesswoman and real estate agent, Raena is a dedicated mother of high school aged twins. She believes strongly in giving back to the community by participating in and contributing to charities throughout the area, such as the Angel Charity for Children, Ronald McDonald House’s Pennies from the Heart, Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and Junior Achievement of Arizona. She also loves volunteering for community events, like Hope Fest and El Tour de Tucson, to name a few.
2013 Bronze Stevie Award for Women in Business Female Entrepreneur of the Year
2012 Women of Influence by Inside Tucson Business
2011 Phoenix Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award
2008 Tucson 40 Under 40 Mentor of the Year Award
2006 Tucson 40 Under 40 Award
7423 E Tanque Verde Rd
Tucson, AZ 85715