Nickell Robey-Coleman is an NFL player first, but football isn’t the only thing he’s interested in. After going back to school and earning his degree from USC, Robey-Coleman is exploring other avenues of income and business.
His degree is in policy, planning, and development with a focus on real estate development. Even before graduating this month, Robey-Coleman got into the real estate industry with the help of his college advisors and professors.
The Rams cornerback owns eight properties spread throughout the country in Arizona, Colorado and Missouri. He’s a part-owner of those properties, but he says they’re “great locations.”
He talks about graduating from USC in the latest episode of “Behind the Grind” and went more in-depth about real estate with Myles Simmons of the team’s official site. The way he picked real estate development is quite interesting, but it definitely makes sense.
“Yes, my degree is in policy, planning, and development, and inside of that is real estate development. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do,” he said. “I signed up for it from Day 1 when I enrolled at USC. So what I did was, before I picked my degree field, I looked up the top 25 Billionaires. And at that time — in 2010, 2011 — the top 25 billionaires had their hands in real estate development. They didn’t all get their degree in it, but that’s what they were doing. So I was like, ‘Well I’m going for real estate development.’”