Meet Dee Brown
Entrepreneur | Producer | Talk Show Host | Author | Philanthropist
Dee Brown is an entrepreneur, producer, writer, author, talk show host, and philanthropist. He is the Founder & CEO of The P3 Group, Inc., the nation‘s largest African American owned, public-private partnership real estate development firm. Dee is also the Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the nonprofit Brown Foundation Community Development Corporation. Dee is also the President & CEO of the television production company Dee Brown, Inc. as well as the streaming channel, Self Made TV, which launches June 2, 2022. Dee Brown is the founder of Self Made Dee Brown CEO luxury custom clothing which launched in December of 2021; and Self Made Dee Brown CEO Sipping Tequila which makes its debut In the fall of 2022. Dee Brown is also the CEO of P3 Group Charters, Inc. which is a yacht charter company located in Fort Lauderdale, FL that own and operates, Self Made, his 100 ft. luxury yacht. Dee Brown is a contributing writer for Forbes.com, Entreprenuer.com, Metro Magazine, and Peoria Magazine.
Dee is also the host of the internationally ranked podcast The Sky’s the Limit: Beyond the Deal which was launched in collaboration with Forbes Books and is now produced by Self Made TV. Dee is also the host of the WTVP PBS television talk shows Self Made with Dee Brown CEO; and #HBCYou with Dee Brown CEO.
Dee Brown has a 30 year record of real estate sales, development, management, and success overseeing all phases of multi-million dollar construction, infrastructure, water/sewer, and environmental projects for government and private-sector clients. His experience includes managing personnel of up to 200 people in highway/bridge improvements, asbestos abatement, real estate sales and development, solar installations, and a variety of other projects. Dee is backed by strong credentials and a proven history of on-time, on-budget, and high-quality project completions. Dee Brown holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis; an MBA from Bethel University; an affiliate broker; a LEED Green Associate; a Graduate Realtor Institute; PACP, MACP, and LACP certified; and member of Memphis Area Association of Realtors Multi Million Dollar Sales Club.
Dee is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Life Member of the NAACP, a Member of the National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences, a member of Entrepreneur Leadership Network, the Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the Brown Foundation Community Development Corporation, and serves on the board of directors for the U.S. Minority Contractor’s Association Arkansas & Tennessee region.
Dee has been the recipient of many local, state and national honors. In 1999, Mr. Brown was named the Entrepreneur of the year for the state of Tennessee by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In 2015, his construction firm, Concrete Constructors, Inc., was named the 7th fastest growing inner city company in the country by ICIC and Fortune Magazine. In 2019, The P3 Group Inc. was named as a Mississippi business success story by the Mississippi Development Authority, and Mr. Brown was selected as a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council (2020); and was selected as a member of Forbes Business Council (2021-2023). Dee Brown was awarded the Congressional Black Caucus Presidential Corporate Philanthropy Award by the National Bar Association (2021), was appointed the National Advisor on Public-Private Partnerships and Urban Redevelopment for the President of the National Bar Association (2021-2022), and is the recipient of the Joseph Biden’s President Lifetime Achievement Award (2023).
He was a featured guest on numerous international podcasts including Real Estate for Breakfast (2019); ForbesBooks Radio podcast the Joe Pardavila show (2021); and The Real Estate Syndication Show with Whitney Sewell (2021). He has also been an expert speaker on the subject of P3’s for a variety of organizations including Prairie View A&M University’s Business of the University Conference (2018); the Delta Grassroots Caucus (2019); Clark Hill Law Firm‘s Real Estate Division (2019); Arkansas Black Mayors Association (2020); and Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce Small Business Week just to name a few.
Mr. Brown holds the honor of being the first minority Department of Defense contractor to hold a federal contract with the US Navy Nuclear Power Command at Goose Creek, SC (2013). On this project, he trained his crane operators and riggers to operate a 500,000 pound Manitowoc crane on a floating derrick (a barge). Upon successfully training employees at a shipyard in Goose Creek, tugboats were used to transport the barge and crane into the nuclear facility where they assisted US Navy riggers in changing 60,000 pound sea anchors on nuclear submarines. Upon the completion of this project, the US Navy gave a performance rating of ‘very good’. He has completed hundreds of projects just as complicated and rewarding for more than 2 dozen federal, state, and municipal agencies in 8 states over the past decade. Mr. Brown is also the first developer to deliver a capital project under a public private partnership in the state of Arkansas. Under Mr. Brown’s leadership The P3 Group has grown into the largest minority real estate development company that focuses exclusively on public-private partnerships.
Dee Brown Is A Member Of FORBES Business Council
“We are honored to welcome Dee Brown into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Real Estate Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
“Dee Brown was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience.” Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.