Take five

CUW alum Sophie Zang made the news this week for flipping a Whitefish Bay Tudor and listing it for $1.1 million. She is 25 years old.

Already when she was a student at Concordia Sophie Zang was demonstrating a tremendous work ethic and capacity for capitalizing on a side hustle.

While in enrolled in CUW’s interior architecture and design program (a collaborative program with MIAD), Zang maintained a profitable lifestyle blog that, as of 2018, was accruing upwards of 130,000 views per month. Zang was able to turn those page views into profit. In 2018, as a junior, she was earning between $1,000 and $3,000 a month off the site alone.

So it’s no surprise to learn that Zang is at it again, this time with an even bigger ROI.

In the Media

The Milwaukee Business Journal featured Zang in a Sept. 5 article, titled “See Whitefish Bay house listed for $1.1M that a 25-year-old influencer restored.”

According to the article, Zang purchased the house, her first, at age 23 for $340,000, and then started to put her CUW degree to work. This week, the 1920s Tudor is set to close after being listed for $1.14 million.

Click here or on the image below to view the Biz Journal story.

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— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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