Annie Meulen was born and raised in the outskirts of Boston to a Dutch Dad and a Filipino Mom. She graduated from U.C. Irvine with a degree in Psychology and minor in Political Science. Upon graduating during a tough economy and lackluster expensive housing, her mom, a financial advisor, suggested that she and her sister to invest in a multi-unit to help offset living costs.
In 2007, at 20 years old, an Echo Park Triplex that had seen better days was her first investment. Nine years, three properties and over a dozen units later, the patina of years of experience has honed her vast skillset.
Annie has overseen dozens of renovations of Eastside bungalows, Pasadena Spanish charmers and historic buildings and has worked with novice to seasoned individuals, small real estate startups, and developers. Her attention to detail, design, and financial fundamentals is reflected in her business. She takes each clients’ needs to heart and constructs individualized plans to achieve unique real estate goals.
Annie is an experienced world traveler with a particular fondness for sweets, gardening, and collecting outdoor trinkets - her favorite piece a Manneken Pis fountain she brought back from Belgium in a backpack. She understands the quality in thoughtful design, budgeting, creativity, and architecture and this is reflected in her own home, a 1930 Hillside Spanish five-unit she restored in 2014. She lives what she preaches up in the Echo Park hills with her pitty pup, Oona, and her cat, Captain Hobbes.