Audra D. Carson is a lifelong Detroiter who is committed to the vitality of the city and its residents. Known as the “Tire Nerd,” she is a leader who provides solutions to the issue of post-consumer tire waste/tire blight that plagues communities across the country. Through her company Izzie, LLC, and at the heart of all her initiatives, is the improvement of the community aesthetic. This led to the creation of the Strategic Beautification Initiative.
Izzie, LLC’s corporate culture is to leave people, places and things better than they found them, and the company’s Strategic Beautification Program addresses the pervasive litter and blight that plagues our region. Planet earth is the ultimate place to leave better. The professional service that Izzie provides positively impacts our environment. As champions for Eco-justice & Sustainability, Izzie, LLC ensures that communities that are traditionally left out are provided opportunities to shine.
Get to know Audra and Izzie, LLC through this video.
Detroit D.R.E.A.M. Investment Solutions, LLC, led by Deba Harper, is a full-service firm that Develops Real Estate and Asset Management. The team acquires residential real estate assets in blighted communities and renovates them to their highest productive use. They buy properties in bulk on the same block to have enough share of the market to impact market value with a robust rental portfolio with strong annual cash flow, or to fix and flip assets for maximum equity yields.
Detroit DREAM IS’ community projects also have social purpose. They train and hire underemployed people of the community in various skilled trades associated with construction and real estate to grow with the community in stabilized housing.
Deba and her partner are featured in the book Conversations with the Team that Creates the Dream: The Top Female Professionals Who Can Help You Get Wealthy in Real Estate by Monick Paul Halm.
See Detroit DREAM IS’ highlight reel here, and then join them for their Investor Network Mixer with radio personality and Detroit DREAM IS partner Angela Yee at Trust in Detroit’s Financial District Friday, November 9, 5 PM – 7 PM. Get tickets here.