“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Help People of Color Build Wealth

Like many Americans, you have big dreams. You want to be financially independent. You want to build a secure future for you and your family. But as a person of color, sometimes there are more roadblocks than opportunities when it comes to building wealth.

So, like many of us, you stick to what’s easy; pouring money into employer-sponsored funds managed by people you don’t know, all for a shot at achieving financial freedom decades from now. The truth is you don’t need a traditional retirement plan; you need to be able to build wealth and enjoy it now.

At Noirvest, we believe investors shouldn’t have to wait a lifetime to see significant returns. Instead, we believe all people should have access to reliable investments that build wealth consistently. That’s why, as a black-owned firm, we’re helping to reinvent the way people of color invest by creating opportunities in multifamily real estate.

noirvest values

What We Believe

We are serious about improving the lives of our investment partners, but none of that is possible without a solid foundation. These are the pillars on which we stand.


We believe all people deserve equal access to real estate investing regardless of ethnic background or socio-economic status.


We believe our partners deserve honest, open communication with our team.


We believe in the importance of integrity and ethics, in business and investing. We work hard to solve problems so our partners don’t have to.


We offer our passion and perseverance for achieving long-term, meaningful goals to help you achieve yours.
meet the founder

Hi, I’m Nicole Pendergrass

When I first got started in real estate, I didn’t have a whole lot of money, experience, or credit. But I had to start somewhere. I learned that even though I didn’t have access to tons of resources, I was still able to make things happen.

What I lacked in resources, I made up for in grit, passion, perseverance, and sound decision-making. I started small – learning everything I could about how to invest the money I did have. As I stayed the course, things started to happen. Now, after nearly a decade of investing in real estate, it’s time for me to share my knowledge and experience to help people like me – black and brown professionals with a vision to build generational wealth. 

The system wasn’t designed to help people of color. But it’s time for change. Together, we can create better investing opportunities for our neighbors and friends, offer safer, more affordable housing communities, and build financial legacies that last generations.

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Personal:  I’m happily married with 2 daughters. We live in New York City, where I’m a coordinator at a prestigious healthcare facility. I’ve spent my career managing high volume operations, while remaining a reliable point-person for patients, families and clinicians. When I’m not working I enjoy jogging, traveling, and the creative arts.

Investing: I began consuming real estate investment education in 2010. Two years later I formed an investment group and in 2013 I was a founding member and Acquisitions Chair of a group purchasing single family rehab-rentals in Detroit, Michigan. In 2015, I purchased my first residential multifamily property and fell in love with the life-changing possibilities. Presently, I am invested in 105 units, an active member of multiple networking groups and working to open doors to investors of color within multifamily real estate.

Education:  I have a Bachelors degree in Biology & Society from Cornell University (2005) and a Masters degree in Healthcare Interior Design from The NY School of Interior Design (2017).  On the real estate side, I’ve participated in numerous education platforms, boot camps and courses. I am currently a member of the Wheelbarrow Profits Academy and a MIH Mastermind Mentee.



Meet Our Advisory Team

Hadar Orkibi

Hadar Orkibi


Full-time investor with a portfolio of multifamily and NNN lease properties in both the US and New Zealand. 

Expert in investment underwriting and in asset and project management.

Marco Barbaro

Marco Barbaro


Active investor with Jake and Gino & MIH Mastermind with 2,000 units owned. 

Accountability Coach & Student Success Specialist. Entrepreneur at Marcobarbaro.com