About Strather Academy

Strather Academy, an affiliate of Strather Associates was created in 2006 at Wayne County Community College by Herb Strather to teach Detroiters real estate acquisition skills. The first 1,000 students were taught free at WCCCD. The firm then moved on to Marygrove College where Mr. Strather taught for two years. Finally Strather Academy became a stand-alone institution. However Mr. Strather occasionally  lectures at Harvard University Divinity School teaching “Faith and Finance” and Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

The academy's philosophy is to teach by doing. Mr. Strather believes the best approach is “hands on.” When a student becomes involved in a project, they learn through experience rather than just theory. And certainly, learning under an experienced coach is much better than attempting to learn by trial and error.

In recent years, Strather Academy students have formed three successful joint ventures Apollo I, Apollo II, and Apollo III.


Our Mission

To train the next generation of Detroit real estate entrepreneurs who will rebuild and re-establish Detroit as a world class metropolis.

Our students are taught to be  entrepreneurial, set goals, create balance sheets, find good deals, underwrite, and close deals. This strategy is proven to yield success for real estate investors.

-Herbert Strather, Founder/CEO

We invite the following to join Strather Academy and its mission to bring empowerment and education to our communities!

Only Individuals and organizations with a burning desire to help redevelop Detroit – no others need to apply

  • Individuals
  • CDCs
  • City Planners
  • Other Developers
  • Churches
  • Lenders
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Interns

NOTE:  If you are interested in being considered for an Internship, please email us at herbstrather@gmail.com the following information:

*  Cover Letter (Be sure to summarize why you should be considered for an Internship here at Strather Academy.)

*  Resume

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