Irania Stephens was born in the Dominican Republic and has a background in construction, project management, and business entrepreneur skills which serve as a great asset in the Real Estate industry.
After graduating Pratt Institute with a Bachelor's degree in archecture, Irania joined IBM Corporations Real Estate and Construction Division. She worked with IBM for seventeen years in which she held various positions in construction, real estate, contract negotiation, sales and project management.
In 1992, Irania had the opportunity to purchase a fabric store. She negotiated the purchase of the building from the City of New York, developed business plans for financial institutions, and spearheaded the building renovation. She developed the business fron $200,000/year to a $750,000/year business. During these years, irania refined her sales, management, and people skills.