Blue Sky Homes is a full-service real-estate investment firm owned and operated by Nick & Adralyn Blue. We offer fully renovated stylish move-in-ready homes to buyers, assistance for home owners in the sale of their property and real-estate investment programs for both passive and active investors. Because we believe the strength of a society lies within sharing, 5% of our profits are directed toward helping people in need within our community.
Who we are…
Nick planted the seed for what would later become Blue Sky Homes with the acquisition of his first investment property in 2009 when the masses were running from the sector and it was common knowledge that housing was a ‘terrible’ investment. Since then, his team has expanded and Blue Sky has bought and sold 200+ houses and over $60 million in real estate.
Prior to founding Blue Sky and acquiring his real estate license, Nick worked as a financial advisor. He specialized in equity management by helping his clients understand and execute creative investment opportunities utilizing real estate to achieve their financial goals. In addition, he held his Series 7 and 66 licenses to assist with more traditional investing strategies in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
Originally from Marin County in Northern California, Nick came to Arizona in pursuit of a chance to play Major League Baseball with an invitation by the San Diego Padres to attend spring training. While a shoulder injury brought that dream to a halt, the time spent rehabbing in Arizona gave him his first glimpse of the vibrant real-estate market in the Phoenix area. Before that, Nick attended Wake Forest University on a baseball scholarship, graduating with a degree in communications. As a switch-hitting second baseman he helped lead the Demon Deacons to the ACC Championship in 2001. The following year, while garnering All-ACC honors, Nick contributed to Wake’s best season in school history, including a #2 national ranking.
Nick credits Blue Sky’s success with his ability to recognize his own weaknesses and recruit the best designer and business partner in the land to head Field Operations…his wife, Adralyn (see below). The Blue Sky team has expanded further with the birth of their daughter Gabriella in July 2013.
When not chasing deals, Nick enjoys being active, spending time with his wonderful family, and traveling to distant lands.
Adralyn breathes life into our houses, leaving behind the feel of home. Uniquely creating each project, she oversees a changeover process that takes ‘just another house on the block’ to a status of ‘highly sought-after commodity’. Along with design aesthetics, she monitors all budgeting and renovation timelines, interfacing with the Project Manager to ensure the end result fits the upfront vision.
Adralyn has been with the Blue Sky team since 2011 – a period during which she has overseen 200+ projects. She brings ‘the magic’ to the operation with her sense of style & design. Adralyn creates move-in ready homes with renovation budgets ranging from $30,000 for simple facelifts to $500,000 for complicated remodels, additions, and new builds. She transforms the original house into a home that truly ‘wows’ her shoppers. Adralyn’s goal is to hook her buyers with enough signature touches that they can’t help but talk about “the home with the unbelievable kitchen or amazing master suite”.
Adralyn has a Bachelor’s in Communications from Wake Forest University, where she ran track & cross country on a full scholarship, and where she met her husband, Nicolas. Prior to joining Blue Sky, she taught in Phoenix’s Roosevelt School District with Teach for America, coordinated events as a District Aide for U.S. Congressman, Harry Mitchell, and ran political campaigns on the local and national level. In the summer of 2013, Adralyn & Nick became parents with the birth of their baby girl.
Emily joined the Blue Sky Homes team in September of 2012. Her work in design and field operations ranges from designing and planning upgrades to managing budgets and timelines. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Arizona State University and a certificate in Interior Design from the American Institute of Interior Design. Emily’s favorite aspect of her role is creating a finished product that people would be proud to call home.
Prior to joining the Blue Sky Homes team, Emily worked in various lines of business within the banking industry. She gained significant knowledge of mortgage and lending, and loves that she can apply that to her current role. In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking Arizona’s beautiful trails, reading, and spending time with her family.
Luis Perez is a licensed General Contractor who executes the design decisions made by the Field Director and Project Manager. He brings a wealth of hands-on construction knowledge to the Blue Sky team from his 10+ years of project management, framing and subcontractor coordination. His resourcefulness, work ethic, personal integrity and commitment to top-notch quality make him an essential part of Blue Sky’s success.
Luis lives in Phoenix with his wife, three young children, and is widely known as the top carne-asada cook North of the Border!
ACQUISITION & SALES MANAGER
Jamie has been with Blue Sky Homes since the beginning of 2013. As a licensed Realtor, Jamie helps identify and acquire property in the Arizona marketplace. He specializes in identifying distressed properties with value add opportunities. While residential real estate is his primary focus, he also helps acquire multi-family, assisted living/memory care, commercial, and land deals.
Not only does Jamie help acquire real estate for Blue Sky Homes, he also sells our portfolio of real estate to a wide pool of buyers. In this new age of homebuyers, Jamie specializes in targeting the right buyer and developing a customized marketing plan to get them into a Blue Sky Home.
PROJECT & DESIGN COORDINATOR
After 250+ applications, countless calls, interviews and close considerations Amy is the cream that rose to the top! Amy is joining us with a background in Kitchen & Bath Design and Project Management. Prior to BSH she worked for the largest Design-Build firm in Chicago – She still leads their team in 2016 sales and production despite relocating to Arizona! Our hope is Amy will be the free agent we need to spearhead our projects and take our project & design coordination to the next level. Verdict is still out on whether or not she is a Cubs fan.
EXECUTIVE & DESIGN ASSISTANT
Jaci comes on board with the organizational and professional experience we need to keep on track in the many facets of business we encounter daily as we continue to grow. Her previous experience as Project Manager for Kahala Brands provided her with the right mix of high-level corporate experience assisting, coordinating and executing various projects as well as the proven ability to maintain a fun and positive attitude in any situation. Jaci graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a B.A. in Hospitality Management and enjoys the outdoors, especially running and snowboarding. Jaci will assist both the Executive and Field branches of BSH with various tasks, marketing, social media, design duties, and will likely fill-in to run the Urban Blue $10k Reno projects when necessary.
CAPITAL PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT
Born and raised in southeast Michigan, Scott came to Arizona in 2012 after graduating from Hillsdale College. After several years working in education and in sales at a tech startup, Scott was ready for a new direction. He had become fascinated by the way the built environment shapes the way human beings live, and thus set his sights on becoming a real estate developer. After meeting Nick by chance in mid-2015, Scott joined the Blue Sky team in December 2015, eager to dive in.
In his role as Capital Procurement Assistant, and as an AZ Realtor, Scott interfaces with investors, answers questions related to Blue Sky’s Guaranteed and Secured 10% Return program and schedules calls and meetings for investors to speak directly with Nick Blue. Scott enjoys the sunny Arizona weather, the beauty of central Phoenix, and sharing it all with his wonderful wife, Jane.