Homecoming with The Downing Brothers

The Downing Brothers

Homecoming with The Downing Brothers is a Real Estate/Financial Literacy Podcast. Celebrities and Industry professionals discuss their Real Estate, Entrepreneurial and Financial Literacy journeys as well as how they would like to improve the conditions of their home towns through charitable organizations.

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Amanda Stapleton is a Realtor from Chicago that specializes in Selling Residential and Commercial property. In just the past few years Amanda has become a top producing Realtor in the Windy City. Listen as she recounts how she built her business under the age of 30. This is Homecoming with The Downing Brothers podcast EP #51. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Jun 8

28 min 18 sec

Kristyn Patterson is a Real Estate Investor that currently does renovations in Chicago, Detroit, and New Orleans. Though she primarily flips her properties, she also holds some of her houses and is an Airbnb Host. As we celebrate our 50th episode check out this fun and interesting conversation on Homecoming with The Downing Brothers podcast. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

May 30

35 min 49 sec

CJ Rose started off his adult life in pursuit of Professional Football playing in the CFL and Arena league football. After that he made a huge shift in his life when he went into mortgage lending with Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest mortgage lenders in the United States. CJ said, "The longer I've been here, the more I realize that I'm apart of something bigger than myself. The industry needs change and I'm happy to be apart of it." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

May 23

39 min 53 sec

Sherman "Dilla" Thomas is a Chicago Historian that has made entertaining and enlightening videos on social media to showcase the 77 neighborhoods of Chicago and how they came to be. This episode we talk about what he found about our grandparents journey during the Great Migration to Chicago from Mississippi and what it was like to accomplish the American Dream for them and hundreds of thousands of other African-American that came north in the first half of the 20th century. #chicagohistory #dilla #thedowningbrothers #guaranteedrate --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

May 16

47 min 6 sec

Philip Beckham III is a Real Estate Investor and Entrepreneur from Chicago. Phil talks about his experience growing up in a family that has run a Bus Company among other endeavors for 3 generations. Now Phil is a developer that builds affordable housing in the commercial space with three 100 unit buildings as his newest project in Bronzeville on the South Side. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

May 11

34 min 3 sec

Home Buying Made Easy w/ Jarrod Greer EP#46 Jarrod Greer, VP of Mortgage Lending/Renovation Specialist, discusses his role in making Home Ownership more accessible across diverse communities. He brought to @guaranteedrate attention that there was need to open a Guaranteed Rate office in historic Bronzeville, a predominantly Black Neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. He went on to become branch manager and make history! #homeownership #realestateinvestment #diversityequityinclusion #thedowningbrothers --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

May 2

40 min 36 sec

“Be the change you want to see.” Nykea Pippion ignited change by becoming a realtor after a bad homebuying experience. Following her groundbreaking role as the first female African American treasurer of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, Nykea was elected its first female African American president in 137 years. Nykea is a proud Chicagoan, regional expert, and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Apr 27

30 min 25 sec

Homecoming with The Downing Brothers EP #44 Jemal King is a dutiful husband, a father of three beautiful children, a retired police officer and a multi millionaire. He is know as "9 to 5 Millionaire" due to amassing his wealth through real estate while being a full time officer for the Chicago PD. In this episode he dives into first real estate transactions  and explains why he believes "The first step to building wealth is believing it's possible."  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Apr 18

43 min 8 sec

EP #42 Ashley Johnson is an Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor that teaches others how she went from $0 to $100K in 2020 during a Pandemic! If you want to know how to go from living on your mother's couch with 2 kids to "Flippin Pallets", buying 4 houses and selling hundreds of eCourses, listen to Ashley's Homecoming story now! Like, Comment and Subscribe! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Dec 2020

30 min 10 sec

EP #42 Mark Jones is a Realtor and Real Estate Investor in Los Angeles with a remarkable story that seems like it's ripped right out of the script of FX's Snowfall. Mark, a native of LA, made his way to Howard University all before starting @Livinrentfree. To learn more about this made for TV real estate journey listen to and watch Homecoming with The Downing Brothers EP #42. Like, Comment, and Subscribe!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Dec 2020

30 min 14 sec

EP #41 The Gray Sisters, Danyalle and Dionna, co-founders of Womanish Experience are marketing managers, podcasters and entrepreneurs. They created WOMANISH to be more than an exhibit, it’s a movement that celebrates Womxn's perspectives with 5 floors of 16 exploratory installations on Downtown Chicago's Historic State Street. A culturally-inclusive safe space that provokes imagination, conversation, and change around breaking single-definition stereotypes. The Gray Sisters explain how they were able to finance and execute their vision. Listen to their Homecoming story now! Now available on all podcast platforms and YouTube! #womanish --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Dec 2020

29 min 21 sec

Homecoming with The Downing Brothers EP #40 O’Neil Parker is a real estate investor that began his journey building his first house at 21, wholesaling homes to build additional capital, bought more property and now has started several business from credit repair to repairing roofs. O’Neil has a Homecoming story that will get you inspired to start your journey too! Now available on all podcast platforms and YouTube! #wholesale #startyoung #credit #roofs --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Nov 2020

32 min 21 sec

Tiffany Ryland brings extensive experience in managing people and business operations to the ARVO Realty Advisors team in Houston, TX. She is responsible for innovative and creative commercial real estate solutions for clients in the small business and corporate sectors. Tiffany, a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, is very passionate about creating awareness and access to commercial real estate for African Americans and Black women in particular. If you have no clue what type of multi million dollar transactions are happening in commercial real estate or how to get your start in this lucrative field, find a quiet time and place to listen to Tiffany’s Homecoming Story! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Nov 2020

28 min 10 sec

Alan Maynie is an Asset Manager for Avenue Community Development Corporation, Houston’s largest Not-For Profit development company. Alan is responsible for Avenue’s Multi-family real estate portfolio. He acts as a representative of the owner for each property, and is directly responsible for ensuring that the long-term financial and physical health of the properties meet Avenue’s objectives. In this episode Alan drops numerous gems on how you can create your own portfolio of real estate using the same strategies as Avenue. You’ll be rewinding and taking notes in this episode for sure so get your notepad ready! Alan’s previous experience includes providing lending and technical assistance at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, asset management at Houston and Chicago Housing Authorities; various finance positions at US Bank and Chase and a contract consultant for a number of nonprofits and foundations. Alan has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Southern University and a M.B.A in Real Estate and Finance from Roosevelt University. Listen in as he tells us his Homecoming story. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/homecomingwiththedowningbrothers/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Nov 2020

25 min 41 sec

J’Vonne Lowe is a smart, efficient, hard working Realtor in Houston, Texas. Houston is one of the fastest growing cities in America, bringing a major wave of people looking to lease apartments and buy homes. J’Vonne and her team service this growing need, turning renters into buyers. J’Vonne takes us through the process of becoming a Realtor, how Realtors earn money leasing, representing home buyers and sellers. That’s right she gives the specifics on how to get to the bag as a Realtor! If you are looking for a new career as a Realtor, you’ll find out how in this episode. Let J’Vonne Lowe inspire you with her Homecoming story! THANKS FOR LISTENING! Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Nov 2020

27 min 53 sec

Christopher Senegal is the personification of "Buy Back the Block" A Real Estate Developer in Houston Texas, Chris owns a city block in the 5th Ward of Houston and leads the “Buy the Block“ Crowd Fund that now owns 14 Single Family homes and 2 commercial buildings. Chris updates us on his personal portfolio development and explains how his crowdfund impacts the community and investors (we are investors in his crowd fund). Chris is also our 1st Homecoming Alumni to come back to the show. If you haven't seen him before, check out Episode #2. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Nov 2020

30 min 14 sec

Gregory "Platinum" Williams is true Homecoming story we want to tell. Like us he has roots in the Bahamas 🇧🇸. Like us, he resides in Chicago. Platinum is the owner of Iridium Clothing Store that sells Urban wear and original designs curated by Platinum and his wife. Also a Cancer survivor, he has a new lease on life and is doing alot to help others through Sneaker giveaways and Charitable work. Learn all of this and more during Episode #35 of Homecoming with the Downing Brothers podcast! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Apr 2020

37 min 7 sec

Real Estate and Chill w/ Pongee Barnes EP #34. Pongee "P.E." Barnes is the author of a children's book series committed to educating and exposing children to entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Teaching children about delayed gratification, leadership skills, group economics are the themes of her books. With titles like Valerie the Vendor, Riley the Real Estate Investor and Franklin the Franchise owner just to name a few. Pongee is also a Real Estate investor that , along side her husband, has bought and sold investment properties since she was in college. In Episode #34 of Homecoming with the Downing Brothers podcast Pongee shares why she wrote Financial Literacy books for children, how her own children motivate her, and why she got into Real Estate while still in college. Check it out today on Spotify, Anchor.FM, Applepodcast and anywhere you stream. Executive Producer @troyopryor Director of Photography @artbyfenton Producer @marshaunrob Audio Engineer @audiodesigner #childrensbooks #chicago #equity #dream #plan #execute #realestateinspiration #realestate #realchicagomoments #justdoit #naturalcrownproperties #lifeinspiration #entrepreneur #familybusiness #generationalwealth #doubledownbrothers #hgtv @thedowningbrothers #spotify #anchorfmpodcast #applepodcast #podcastersofinstagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Apr 2020

29 min 14 sec

The neGOATiant Chrishon Lampley EP #33. A négociant is a wine merchant or wholesaler. Chrishon is a highly skilled négociant and will tell us all about how she got on this path to owning her own Wine Company. Chrishon is a boss on several levels and talks about her journey with us as we eyeball all these wines we've grown to love over the years. Love Cork Screw has 6 amazing varieties including "Touch The Sky", Niaagra American White Table Wine, "Good Times, Good Friends" Pino Grigio, "Head Over Heels" Sweet Riesling, "Hard Knock Life" Concord American Red Table Wine, "We're Moving On Up" Cabernet Sauvignon. On Spotify, Anchor.FM, Applepodcast and anywhere you stream. Executive Producer @troyopryor Director of Photography @artbyfenton Producer @marshaunrob Audio Engineer @audiodesigner #restauranteur #chicago #equity #dream #plan #execute #realestateinspiration #realestate #realchicagomoments #justdoit #naturalcrownproperties #lifeinspiration #entrepreneur #familybusiness #generationalwealth #doubledownbrothers #hgtv @thedowningbrothers #spotify #anchorfmpodcast #applepodcast #podcastersofinstagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Apr 2020

30 min 18 sec

Quentin Love is the Owner of Turkey Chop and Co-Owner of Bikettle a fitness center with locations on both the South and West Side of Chicago. On episode #32 Quentin shares with us his philosophy on becoming a serial Entrepreneur. Along the way Quentin has his hands in Fitness and Diet along with charitable efforts throughout the year. He motivated us to try out his high tempo cycling class--its challenging and worthwhile!! Www.turkeychop.com www.bikettle.com #restauranteur #chicago #fitness #dream #plan #execute #realestateinspiration #realestate #realchicagomoments #justdoit #naturalcrownproperties #lifeinspiration #entrepreneur #bikettle #generationalwealth #doubledownbrothers #hgtv @thedowningbrothers #spotify #anchorfmpodcast #applepodcast #podcastersofinstagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Apr 2020

35 min 21 sec

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Executive Chef Brian Jupiter has always believed that Southern comfort food is a true art form. Pulling inspiration from closely held family secrets and recipes, Jupiter spent his childhood alongside his grandmother in her kitchen. After beginning his professional career at the age of 16 in the kitchen of New Orleans’ famed Aurora Steakhouse, Jupiter eventually moved to Miami, Florida to pursue degrees in Culinary Arts and Food & Beverage Management. After graduating from Johnson and Wales University in Miami with degrees in Culinary Arts and Food and Beverage Management, he became integral part of the opening team for The Shore Club Hotel and Resort, which included Sirena and Nobu restaurants. In 2003, Jupiter made the move to Chicago to fill the role as Chef de Cuisine, and eventually Executive Chef, at Narcisse Champagne and Caviar Salon. He later became an integral part of the menu development for the opening of Frontier in 2010 and Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods in 2018, as Executive Chef/Partner of Pioneer Tavern Group. In the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic Jupiter continues to keep the doors of his restaurants open providing the best meals to the people of Chicago! Order for pick up or delivery now at https://www.inamaetavern.com and https://www.thefrontierchicago.com THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks for tuning into us on Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Mar 2020

49 min 7 sec

We will continue to bring you Homecoming stories as we “stay clean and quarantine!” We present you with “Fashion, Business and CONFIDENCE with Robin H.” Episode #30 CEO and Creative Director of MODEL ATELIER and CONFIDENCE Apparel, Robin Harris, is putting her stamp on the fashion world. A former fashion model represented by Ford Models, Robin has traveled the world donning luxury clothing that fit her tall frame on the runway, but as soon as she stepped off the runway the same fit and design she became accustomed to was not available in the department stores. She realized that luxury brands didn't produce apparel for the tall female consumer. With an MBA in International Business, Robin decided to create a business that filled the void and MODEL ATELIER was born. MODEL ATELIER's focus on designing classic and elegant pieces for elongated frames relieved the frustrations that tall women have when it comes to finding stylish clothes that are the perfect fit and length. After creating Model Atelier, Robin still felt a need to do something that could have an impact on youth in areas like, North Lawndale, the inner-city Chicago area she was born. As a result Robin created CONFIDENCE Apparel, a young contemporary apparel brand whose mission is to empower young women and men of all shapes and sizes to love themselves as they are and believe they are capable of achieving greatness. A percentage of proceeds from every sale goes toward furthering the education of youth in underserved communities who want to pursue education in science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship or math (STEEM) related fields. Equipped with industry knowledge and an innovative approach toward business, Robin's accomplishments include making Model Atelier the first official fashion boutique of the WNBA's Chicago Sky and being listed as a 2019 member of Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40. "I WANT TALL WOMEN TO FEEL CONFIDENT, POWERFUL AND SEXY WHEN THEY WEAR MY GARMENTS." #fashion #confidence #thedowningbrothers #modelatelier THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks for tuning into us on Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Mar 2020

31 min 45 sec

Happy Women’s History Month! This month, and every month, we are proud to celebrate women in real estate and development who help make homeownership more affordable and accessible in our communities.⁠ ⁠ March is Women's Month and we are proud to spotlight Sarah Ware! With over 20 years of real estate experience, Sarah uniquely understands the challenges that communities on Chicago’s South and West sides face when it comes to housing. ⁠ ⁠ Ware has earned accolades such as the Chicago Association of Realtors’ 2015 President’s Award, presented to her by Hugh Rider, and CAR’s 2016 Realtor Achievement Award. ⁠ THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks for tuning into us on Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Mar 2020

40 min 48 sec

Resa B. Luster is a Brand Manager at Large, at Luster Products, Inc. This Columbia College Chicago alumnus goal is to grow and expand the Luster Products business both domestically and internationally. In 2016, she launched the Pink Kids collection and is currently leading the direction of Luster’s newest Pink Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Collection. Resa is a third generation Luster and the granddaughter of Luster’s founder Fred Luster, Sr. She believes there is no role too small or too large in her family-owned business, taking on any task that presents itself, completing them with integrity and enthusiasm. Homecoming with the Downing Brothers podcast Episode #28. Executive Producer @troyopryor Director of Photography @artbyfenton Producer @marshaunrob Audio Engineer @audiodesigner Clothing @becreativeworld #dream #plan #execute #realestateinspiration #realestate #realchicagomoments #justdoit #naturalcrownproperties #lifeinspiration #entrepreneur #familybusiness #generationalwealth #doubledownbrothers #hgtv @thedowningbrothers #spotify #anchorfmpodcast #applepodcast #podcastersofinstagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Mar 2020

34 min 22 sec

When we think of Brinks we usually think of the Brinks Truck or Home Security. Those are definitely cornerstones of Brinks, but Stacey Chauncey and Dawud Seifullah explain that when doing a home renovation, Smart Home Automation is the future of rehabbing homes. In fact, the future is now. Homecoming with the Downing Brothers podcast Episode #27 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Mar 2020

46 min 14 sec

Ro$$ Mac is an Ivy League graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business that returned to his native Chicago to be a financial advisor after stints in Philadelphia and New York City. Upon his return to Chicago Ross began his music career as a rapper that educates people on how to "Get to the Bag" in his music with the Album Maconomics 101 and his show that now appears weekly on Revolt TV also titled Maconomics. This is his Homecoming Story. Episode #26 now available on Applepodcast Spotify Anchor.FM Googleplay and YouTube #WallstreetRap #Maconomics #vision #dream #plan #execute #realestateinspiration #realestate #justdoit #naturalcrownproperties #lifeinspiration #entrepreneur #doubledownbrothers #hgtv @thedowningbrothers #spotify #anchorfmpodcast #applepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Feb 2020

38 min 11 sec

EP #25 Community Banking at United Fidelity Bank with Herrin Malone. Herrin Malone is a native of the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Herrin is now the President of United Fidelity Bank, a community bank that specializes in giving personal customer service that helps the communities they serve reach the goals of home ownership and securing savings. Have you ever driven past a community bank and thought to yourself “Why should I bank there?” Herrin Malone gives several good reasons why you should! Listen to Herrin Malone’s Homecoming story now! Currently Streaming on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Pocketcast, Google Podcast and YouTube! Please subscribe and share! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Feb 2020

51 min 38 sec

EP #24 Tim and Kimberly Lewis are the co-founders of CurlMix, a clean beauty brand for curly hair. They were featured on Season 10 of Shark Tank, a critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy Award-winning reality show. With a bachelor’s degree in Logistics & Marketing from the University of Illinois and a relentless drive, Kim has bootstrapped CurlMix to over a million in sales in just 12 months. Shortly after Shark Tank, Kim also raised a seed investment of $1.2M from the CEO of LinkedIn and other partners and grew CurlMix to over $5.5 Million in sales in a calendar year. Recently Kim was featured on Forbes 30 Under List and gave birth to her second baby boy in 2 years. Kim and Tim now operate a manufacturing facility in Chicago and maintain a full- time staff of 20+ employees, employing minorities, working moms, and women while enjoying her growing family. This is their Homecoming story. Episode #24 is now streaming on Applepodcast, Spotify, Anchor.FM, Pocketcast and anywhere you stream podcast. #vision #dream #plan #execute #realestateinspiration #realestate #justdoit #naturalcrownproperties #lifeinspiration #entrepreneur #doubledownbrothers #hgtv @thedowningbrothers #spotify #anchorfmpodcast #applepodcast #googleplay --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Feb 2020

55 min 26 sec

EP #23 Bonita Harrison is Cook County Land Bank Authority's Developer of The Year 2018 and Project of the Year 2019. A Chicago native we met through the Cook County Land Bank, 20 years ago she was a teenage mother. Fast forward to today, Bonita renovates and sells on average 10 properties a year through her company KBM Realty. Listen as she shares how she got into Real Estate after 1st living and teaching Mathematics in Ghana for a year. Bonita is truly an inspiration to anyone who wants to flip homes for a living. This is Her Homecoming Story. Episode #23 #vision #dream #plan #execute #realestateinspiration #realestate #justdoit #naturalcrownproperties #lifeinspiration #entrepreneur #doubledownbrothers #hgtv @thedowningbrothers #spotify #anchorfmpodcast #applepodcast #googleplay --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Feb 2020

48 min 31 sec

EP #22 Brittany Middlebrooks is former Miss Illinois USA 2014. She sits down with us to share her experiences with Beauty Pageantry and how she turned her career into a Beauty Consultanting business. Now a Realtor she shares why she got into Real Estate. Remember its Brittany Middlebrooks with a "S"-- put some respect on her name!! 😀💃🏾🏚🏠🏘💯 #vision #dream #plan #execute #realestateinspiration #realestate #justdoit #naturalcrownproperties #lifeinspiration #entrepreneur #doubledownbrothers #hgtv @thedowningbrothers #spotify #anchorfmpodcast #applepodcast #googleplay #MissUSA #beauty #pageants --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Jan 2020

33 min 16 sec

Episode #21 Cesar Pina (Flipping_NJ) is the epitome of "I can show you better than I can tell you." Flipping NJ flips 35 houses and multi family residential properties per year on average, owns a Property Management company in addition to his thriving Renovation Company. On top of all that, Cesar travels the country to host Real Estate Seminars. On one of his stops across the country he stopped at our Studio to tell us about his journey from the Federal Penitentiary to 14 years later owning 800 apartment units and currently building 3 commercial apartment buildings total an additional 150 units. When we say "WE can show you the way🎶"--Cesar "Flipping NJ" Pina is included in that WE. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Jan 2020

45 min 15 sec

Episode #20 Keithan @khed_ and Quiante Hedrick @majorquialert , are the married couple behind the tech start up @Instaspeakersapp , the Uber of Translators. Instaspeakers is an app you can download and use on your smartphone to bring a live translator into any conversation you are having anywhere in the world from Cuba to Ghana. Very quickly we found that the Hedricks have a mutual connection to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as ties to the Bahamas🇧🇸. Keithan and Qui detail what it takes to start a tech company, from the financials to the tech itself. Check out the Homecoming with the Downing Brothers podcast Interview on Spotify, Anchor.FM or Applepodcast along with the video on our YouTube channel The Downing Brothers. @travelnoire #travelandleisure #blacktravel #translation #travelblogger #interpreter #afrotech #blacktwitter #spanish #mandarin #french #chinese #japanese #english #technology #startup #spotify #anchorfmpodcast #applepodcast #dream #plan #execute #twins --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Dec 2019

29 min 17 sec

Buy Big!!! In Episode #19, Alisha Harris is a Realtor in Chicago specializing in Commercial Real Estate. Alisha shares with us about her experiences with 5+ unit Residential buildings, selling Laundromats and gives us the numbers on what kind of buildings you can buy at the commercial level in Real Estate. Let's hear her Homecoming story. Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. #vision #dream #plan #execute #transformative #developers #realestateinspiration #realestate #justdoit #naturalcrownproperties #lifeinspiration #entrepreneur #team #partnership #systems #chicago #doubledownbrothers #twins #themarathoncontinues #guaranteedrate THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks for tuning into us on Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Dec 2019

25 min 3 sec

Property Management 101: Knowing When You Need It! Homecoming with The Downing Brothers Episode #18 Mikia Dameron is a Chicago native that owns and operates New Heights Property Management. She gives the ins and outs of property management, how to add value to your rental property and why people don’t have to give up on their property investment. Have you ever wondered why hiring a professional company is in the best interest of protecting your investment? The common roles and responsibilities of hiring any Property Management company are.....Listen to Mikia Dameron’s Homecoming story!!!! Email Mikia at mdameron@newheightsmgmt.com Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks for tuning into us on Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Nov 2019

29 min 29 sec

Meet Erik “Rico” Nance. Homecoming with The Downing Brothers Episode #17 Rico is the founder and owner of LiteHouse Whole Food Grill, Mikkey’s Retro Grill, The Soul Shack and Can’t believe It’s Not Meat. His multi million dollar restaurant portfolio has expanded to 10 locations across Chicago including a recently opened Mikkey’s Grill in Atlanta. Rico is also a minister who chooses to minister to God’s people in more of a non-traditional way. “My best advice for a young person who wants to start a business is to find a need, create a purpose, institute a guideline and get started.” You can find Rico at @riconance on Instagram and http://litehousewholefoodgrill.com/ Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. #vision #dream #plan #execute #transformative #developers #realestateinspiration #realestate #justdoit #naturalcrownproperties #lifeinspiration #entrepreneur #team #partnership #systems #chicago #doubledownbrothers #twins #themarathoncontinues #guaranteedrate THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks for tuning into us on Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Nov 2019

25 min 41 sec

Meet Oregon’s 1st Black Woman Cannabis Dispensary Owner Homecoming with The Downing Brothers Episode #16 Portia Mittons is the first black woman to become a cannabis dispensary owner in Oregon. Listen to her Homecoming story of blazing her own “Oregon Trail” into an unknown land and industry far from her beginnings in Kankakee, IL. A true Entreprenuer and advocate for creating a space for women and minorities in what has become a Multi Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry that is projected to grow in the coming years. You can find Portia at https://legittrappin.bigcartel.com/product/blue-legit-trappin-t-shirt and @portiamittons on Instagram Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks for tuning into us on Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Nov 2019

41 min 48 sec

Homecoming with The Downing Brothers Episode #15 Rachel Ruffin is Realtor Broker in Chicago. She guides 1st time Homeowner’s to seasoned real estate investors to the properties that serve their needs. Listen to her Homecoming story of leaving her 9-5 to become a successful full time independent realtor broker. Rachel’s story will educate and inspire you to go out and realize your own Real Estate and Business dreams! You can find Rachel at https://www.rachelruffinrealty.com/ and @rachelruffinrealty on Instagram. Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks for tuning into us on Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Oct 2019

36 min 35 sec

Homecoming with The Downing Brothers Episode #14 Mobile Home Elite Investors is a resource created by Byron Sellers & Sharnice Williams that teaches individuals how to start investing with mobile homes. They provide step by step advice for buying and selling mobile homes. Listen to their Homecoming story of helping people buy, renovate and sell mobile homes for less than $5K on Apple Podcast, Spotify and most other podcast platforms. You can get in contact with Mobile Home Elite Investors at https://mobile-home-elite-investors-institute.teachable.com/p/how-to-complete-a-mobile-home-deal1 Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks for tuning into us on Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Oct 2019

28 min 14 sec

Homecoming with The Downing Brothers Episode #13 Jarrod Greer is Chicago native with 25+ years of home mortgage lending experience. He is currently a branch/district manager with Guaranteed Rate. One of our first and biggest supporters, Jarrod convinced the good people at Guaranteed Rate to support our Real Estate, Business and Financial Literacy efforts as an official sponsor. Listen to his Homecoming story of helping thousands become home owners and real estate investors on Apple Podcast, Spotify and most other podcast platforms. Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. THANKS FOR LISTENING! Thanks for tuning into us on Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Also, If you have any comments or questions about today’s episode, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review of Homecoming with The Downing Brothers. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! Furthermore, they do matter in the rankings of the show, and we do read each and every one of them. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Oct 2019

22 min 27 sec

Homecoming with The Downing Brothers Episode #12 Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings are the host of Earn Your Leisure podcast, they have been lifetime friends for over 25 years. Rashad is a financial advisor and Troy is an elementary school teacher. Their popular Financial Literacy podcast has skyrocketed to the top of the Apple Podcast business category charts in 2019. We caught up with the duo as their networking tour landed in Chicago. We are the first to ever interview them on a podcast! Listen to their Homecoming to Rashad and Troy’s Homecoming story on Apple Podcast, Spotify and most podcast platforms. Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Oct 2019

32 min 5 sec

Episode #11 Lamar Butler is a Partner and wealth management strategist with the Midwest Legacy Group. Enjoying over a decade of experience in several areas of the financial industry, Lamar works with clients and the community to be better educated, organized and prepared for the financial considerations we will all ultimately face. Listen to Lamar’s Homecoming story on Apple Podcast, Spotify and most podcast platforms. Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Sep 2019

31 min 21 sec

Episode #10 Malcolm Adams is owner of The Purposeful Economist. He describes himself as disciplined, focused and Schumpetarian yet altruistic. Yes everyone pull out your dictionaries and notepads because you will learn about good business practices, real estate opportunities, how to scale your business and land government contracts through his philosophic lens. Here’s a few of Malcolm’s quotes: "Sell less; do more." "Greater service = Greater Prosperity." "Always be learning and focus on your availability; not just your own ability." Listen to Malcolm’s Homecoming story on Apple Podcast, Spotify and most podcast platforms. Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Sep 2019

34 min 29 sec

Episode #9 Rashauna Scott is a millennial thought leader who strategically uses her influence to raise awareness about wealth building through group investing and investing in real estate. As a licensed real estate agent, Rashauna is recognized on social media as #TheInvestorsRealtor. Listen to her Homecoming story from her first real estate investment to guiding others through the process. Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Sep 2019

27 min 28 sec

Episode #8 Trez Pugh, owner of Sip and Savor Coffee House. We get the specifics of his first real estate deals, how he expanded Sip and Savor Coffee House to 3 locations and the philosophy that is at the center of his business success. Real Estate, Business and Financial Literacy are covered to the fullest as we listen to Trez Pugh’s Homecoming story! Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Sep 2019

24 min 33 sec

Episode #7 Tyrone Allen, grandson of former sharecroppers, serial entrepreneur and Indianapolis native. He has a goal to help 10,000 people with their mental health and substance abuse issues by 2023. Listen in as Tyrone explains his real estate development and business expansion plans. Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Sep 2019

22 min 2 sec

Episode #6 Kelley Kali is an award winning film director, producer and writer. We interview Kelley as she recently returned from the Cannes Film Festival (France) with an award for Best Short Film. College students and the parents students pay special attention to this episode. Listen as she tells us a great story about the condo she and her family bought while in undergrad at Howard University in Washington D.C. that is still earning her cash flow today! Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Aug 2019

39 min

Episode #5 Al Prudeaux is the owner of PEERPOINT Capital (Chicago). A Chicago native, Al owns a mortgage brokerage that helps people get financing to buy homes, renovate property and refinance existing home loans. He tells an entertaining story about his first real estate deal and the work he does in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago where he grew up. Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Aug 2019

25 min 40 sec

Episode #4 Rob Rose is the Executive Director of the Cook County Land Bank Authority (Chicago). A Dallas native, Rob explains his role in leading an organization that is turning blighted properties into neighborhood gems that bring families in the Chicago area a chance to build generational wealth. Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com for more information on the Downing Brothers and merchandise. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Aug 2019

22 min 38 sec

Episode #0! The genesis, the start, the beginning! Anthony and Anton talk about who they are, where they come from, what you can expect from the podcast and a general breaking of the ice! Welcome to Homecoming with The Downing Brothers! Thank you for joining us as we educate, entertain and encourage everyone to Dream, Plan, Execute!!! Please visit www.thedowningbrothers.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Aug 2019

8 min 19 sec

On Episode #3 of Homecoming with the Downing Brothers our Guest is Kris D Lofton who plays Kisan Teague on HBO's Ballers. We discuss his upbringing in Chicago, his #Dream #Plan #Execute moment, and the Pop Culture segment. www.thedowningbrothers.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/anthony-downing/support

Aug 2019

18 min 30 sec