Owner | power properties
Braden Power has spent over 20 years creating living spaces ranging from the practical to the practically surreal. From his very first job at age 12 delivering papers, Braden’s unique blend of creativity, business savvy, and desire to do good was evident. A series of after-school jobs during his time at prestigious Dallas schools Cistercian and Jesuit Prep strengthened his drive and ambition, which lead to receiving no less than 5 scholarships - the Herman Lay Entrepreneur scholarship, YMCA Scholarship, BF Foundation Scholarship, and scholarships from both SMU and USC - to attend Southern Methodist University for his Business Degree. In his fourth year, Braden seized an opportunity to create something big: he purchased a $180,000 property for a mere $23,500 in a foreclosure sale, took on all renovations himself, then leased the property to fellow University students before refinancing the home. He used the proceeds to buy another property, and thus Power Properties was born.
He spent the next 4 years purchasing and rebuilding properties in run-down East Dallas, breathing new life into both the properties and the communities, and building a company that was not only successful but also embodied his personal manifesto of making a positive impact on society. Another big opportunity presented itself in 1995, when Braden acquired his largest property yet - and a new partner. A judge offered Braden the chance to make something of 45-unit structure on Gaston Avenue; a unit so dilapidated it had been slated for destruction. The size and scope of this exciting opportunity encouraged Braden to join forces with his brother, with whom he remains partners to this day.
From Casa Bellamini, a luxe high-end home with soaring ceilings and a Natatorium, to the stunning Greenhouse nestled in a lush, private garden oasis, Braden is redefining the concept of a ‘living space’ and how people interact with their environment.