Tiffany Walden

Real Estate Investor

Brevard County is where Tiffany Walden grew up. Her mother left her father to raise her and her brother when she was just a child. Since her father was so busy, she was often left unsupervised. This caused her to be taken advantage of multiple times throughout her childhood. She decided to escape these bad situations and attempted to run away when she was about 12 or 13 years old. When she was caught, her father shipped her off to a facility in Orlando, Florida. She spent in that facility, and during those three years she was kept in a windowless warehouse and subjected to various verbal, emotional, and physical abuse.

Tiffany never attended school or took part in any other form of academics.

Tiffany became ill due to Crohn’s disease at the age of 15 and was pulled from the facility. At this point, she was old enough to start high school.

In 2004, Tiffany and her son moved to Eagle Mountain, Utah, for a fresh start. She started a job as a waitress supporting herself and her son. It was hard work, but through motivation to be a good mom and her father’s legacy inspiring her to push on, she began establishing herself in the Mountain West.

In 2008, Tiffany’s father, John Walden, brought her into his business to manage 50 former spec homes he had to rent out due to the recession. Tiffany began teaching herself the ropes of real estate, and in 2012 she set up her first LLC and began handling property development finance and bookkeeping.

Also during that time, she continued learning as much as she could about real estate, quizzing herself on things like easements, sewer pipes, and anything her dad was already an expert on. Noticing her hard work and commitment to the business, her father started to include her in meetings and introduced her to local government officials, state legislators, and other developers.

Back in 2017, her father (John Walden) passed away from pancreatic cancer. In the hospital, he formally designated Tiffany to replace him in his company. On top of the hardship of losing her father, she now had responsibilities for continued land development, she was also left responsible for seven lawsuits, and given much responsibility for the City of Eagle Mountain.

Since then, she has found great success. Some of those milestones include organizing a deal with Facebook for the purchase and sale of 1,000 acres, building around eighty homes a year, has continued to organize the development and design of all the necessary infrastructure, roads, stores, utilities, parks, etc. to ensure a functional city that residents can enjoy and be proud to live in. Tiffany Walden has also been able to see the success of quadrupling her financial inheritance as well as helping to provide employment to roughly 250 people through various entities.

Tiffany’s also committed herself to volunteering as much as she could to the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. She really enjoys helping women and children who are similar to her, who have been subjected to various forms of violence and abuse, and hopefully offers the support and inspiration they need to get themselves out of tough situations.

Where did the idea for your career come from?

My father.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

Dropping kid off at school, going straight to office, making magic happen, end day with son and dinner.

How do you bring ideas to life?

I’m a visionary and ideas are very easy for me. Because I’m a hard worker and dedicated it’s easy for me to make them happen.

What’s one trend that excites you?

Being able to work on the go and be able to travel and still manage my businesses.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

Laser focused.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Don’t take yourself too seriously, enjoy the little moments, you’re not going to be young forever.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

Always say what’s on your mind and always stick up for yourself no matter what.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

Trust in good people.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

Realizing I can’t do it alone. I’m very determined and dedicated and realizing I need others to help me grow has been an enlightening experience.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

The real estate market is out of my control. Tap out when needed, save money, pay bills, com back when it’s hot.

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

Childcare because I need time to myself.

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?

Quickbooks makes it so easy to control your finances.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

48 Laws of Power – It’s got good knowledge any business owner should know.

What is your favorite quote?

Creating multiple streams of income is the secret to wealth.