Born in Los Angeles, Danisha Danielle Hoston was raised by a single father and a mother who was in and out of her life. She graduated high school early and began her studies at UCLA at the age of 16, graduating with a BA degree in Mass Communications with a specialization in Business Administration.
Her life dramatically changed when she became pregnant in her early twenties. Tragedy struck when the father of her child was diagnosed with cancer and died ten weeks after her daughter’s birth. Two months later, she was laid off from her job. Young, heartbroken and financially destitute, she began a journey as a single mother that changed the course of her life.
Shortly after she was laid off in 2001, Danisha started her commercial real estate brokerage career at Marcus &Millichap. With the odds stacked against her as a single mother, Danisha worked 60-80 hour weeks (often with her daughter in tow) to establish herself in the industry. After not making any money for over 7 months, her hard work paid off. She earned $212,000 in commissions in 5 months and was awarded Rookie of the Year for the #1 commercial real estate office in the company. The following year, she mentored the office’s next Rookie of the Year. By 2004, Danisha was one of a small handful of women nationwide who were awarded National Achievement Awards in brokerage.
In 2003, Danisha started investing. She bought her first home and her first investment property in the same month. It would be the first of multiple partnerships and individual purchases that contributed to the $6.5+ million portfolio that she owns today.
In 2006, Danisha branched out and took her team to Re/Max Commercial and, through a challenging real estate market, her company continued to flourish. Today, her team is widely respected in the Los Angeles real estate market and continues to win awards at Keller Williams Commercial. The agents that she has mentored are some of the most successful agents in Los Angeles.
DANISHA ON TV
Danisha began blogging (read here) for Momlogic.com that provided financial advice to women and mothers using the business acumen she learned during the course of her career.Danisha’s writing and social media posts initiated invitations from several major television shows such as The Ricki Lake Show and The Talk among others.
In 2013, Danisha was contacted to audition as a host for a new digital show through the Oprah Winfrey Network on Oprah.com. She was honored to be asked to host and has had the pleasure of interviewing many celebrities, Oprah magazine experts, and SuperSoul Sunday guests with the purpose of providing the Oprah.com audience tips for living your best life on#OWNSHOW (watch here) for four consecutive seasons.
Danisha also appeared as a real estate expert on FOX TV’s primetime television show “Home Free” in 2015. She was charged with evaluating the real estate value of the contestants’ home improvement projects and cooperated in determining the weekly winner of completely remodeled home.
In 2015, Danisha married George Wrighster, III and together they raise their blended family in the Los Angeles area. Now, Danisha Danielle Wrighster, she shares her journey from single mother on WIC to the owner of a multi-million dollar commercial real estate business and real estate portfolio. Danisha shares her story as well as her life and financial lessons because she believes that, with a commitment to change and sound advice, we are all capable of creating an abundant life regardless of our beginnings. She knows from personal experience and by mentoring agents from all backgrounds that where you start has nothing to do with where you finish.
Danisha largely credits her real estate success to her own mentor, Jonathan Weiss. She also knows that her commitment to creating a better life for herself and her daughter was instrumental in making the changes necessary. She honestly and openly shares the tools, mistakes, lessons, and experiences that changed her life and re-created her financially through television, social media, and speaking appearances.