Elize & Majesty
Love & Business
For many couples, working together blends one too many aspects of their lives, creating difficulties that could otherwise be avoided. However, this power couple allows their differences to serve as their strongest attributes in business. While they continuously work to improve the dynamics of their business relationship, they learned they didn’t have to sacrifice themselves, but instead make room for one another to maximize their own skill sets. As Majesty displayed entrepreneurial qualities early in life, his strengths lie in concrete numbers and the operations of business; Elize, on the other hand, acquired traditional education with corporate experience, specializing in marketing and creativity. They mesh well as the couple completely trusts one another with their strengths, both inevitably bosses in their own right. Majesty described their partnership as a super hero team, where one of them flies and the other runs extremely fast. Elize explained that they are always growing, always learning, yet their mix of strengths make for a perfect recipe.
Investing, Wholesaling, and Entrepreneurship
Only 33 and 29 respectively, Majesty and Elize have witnessed impressive professional gains in a variety of industries. Majesty acquired a knowledge of investing and learned the ins and outs of Cryptocurrency. He created a successful exchange with international business, wrote a book, consulted others, and eventually made his exit.
Soon after, a real estate mentor who had already realized tremendous success, introduced Majesty to the real estate industry. “I want to go to where conditions are worse and make improvements because that environment has a huge impact on the people who live there. If we improve the condition of the area, people will elevate their mindsets and make better decisions that serve their best interests”, explained Majesty.
As early as high school, Elize studied psychology on a collegiate level, She considered journalism, but felt that industry didn’t work with her long-term goals. Upon further consideration, Elize figured she would combine principles from both psychology and journalism and study marketing, She has been working in marketing professionally ever since. Not only did she work with Edelman, the largest communications agency in the world, but she served in marketing roles for non-profits and government agencies alike. After moving to Atlanta, she decided to utilize her talents to build the real estate business with her husband Majesty.
Improving Distressed Areas Internationally
Following the models of the super successful, Majesty and Elize created multiple correlating companies all performing separate functions. Active members within organizations in their community, they have professional ties to the Urban League, Minority Business Development Agency and the Small Business Association. The couple has also created a hedge fund with the SEC to raise $100 million. Eventually, they plan to take the company public, building trust and rapport before putting it on the Stock Exchange.
With the first offering, Majesty and Elize plan to use the funds to purchase homes in distressed communities. They will redevelop the homes, bringing them up to standard. They will then offer job opportunities to the people living in these communities. This power couple takes pride in not only being able to change communities physically through redevelopment, but also the ability to offer opportunities for work experience, fair federal wages, and great treatment in the workspace.
In terms of growth and expansion, Majesty and Elize are planning beyond the first fund as they have goals to acquire more than 1,000 houses nationwide. They seek to purchase homes in large urban communities with predominantly black populations, such as Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. The couple plans to rent them out as affordable housing. “This whole process benefits the disadvantaged…we can be profitable while still helping as many people as possible. We believe everybody should play their part, help each other, and benefit from it,” explained Majesty. He admits that some of the issues in poorer communities stem from not owning enough land and property, as he believes real estate is a major key to any real change.
The Point of It All
Both Majesty and Elize admit that joining forces was a wise decision in life and in business. Speaking from a man’s perspective, Majesty noted that getting married and settling down is perceived as a surrender of power to most men, but he would like to relay a different message. “When you commit to the right person, it increases your power, your focus, and you can execute in a different way with no distractions”, he said. The right person serves as fuel to your fire, whereas life’s distractions cause one to lose fuel. He wishes young men would view marriage as a power move, as do most successful men, from CEOs to Presidents.
Elize spoke from a woman’s perspective, as she noted that a significant amount of women instead, aspire to be married. In her case, she was independent with a bachelorette lifestyle in which she owned everything she wanted and needed. However, she realized that there is plenty of value in joining with a man in marriage, combining your goals, resources, and knowledge, and rebuilding the community by defining what it means to be a Black family. “It’s not just about making money, but its about giving back and creating more families like yourself”, she reasoned. According to Elize, marriage without goals is simply “glorified dating”, and says both individuals need attainable goals in the real world, as well as goals that are bigger than themselves and their family. Majesty and Elize are living proof that being on a mission with your significant other makes life all the more fulfilling.
Watch as the couple documents their journey by following Instagram Page: Majesty_Elize