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Two developers create potential model for rebuilding Detroit neighborhoods

When we talk about investment in Detroit, the likes of Dan Gilbert or Christopher Ilitch come to mind. Certainly Gilbert has led the way in buying downtown buildings, reshaping the look of downtown Detroit.   But today, we're going to look at investment in Detroit's neighborhoods.  Andrew Colom and David Alade both gave up jobs to move to Detroit and launch an investment company called Century Partners.   Their idea was to invest in Detroit's neighborhoods, and to close the wealth disparity gap by helping people invest in the rehabilitation of their neighborhoods.   Colom and Alade joined us today to talk about why they came to Detroit and what they hope to accomplish through Century Partners.

When we talk about investment in Detroit, the likes of Dan Gilbert or Christopher Ilitch come to mind. Certainly Gilbert has led the way in buying downtown buildings, reshaping the look of downtown Detroit. 

But today, we're going to look at investment in Detroit's neighborhoods.

Andrew Colom and David Alade both gave up jobs to move to Detroit and launch an investment company called Century Partners. 

Their idea was to invest in Detroit's neighborhoods, and to close the wealth disparity gap by helping people invest in the rehabilitation of their neighborhoods. 

Colom and Alade joined us today to talk about why they came to Detroit and what they hope to accomplish through Century Partners.

Meet Two Men Who Are Helping Rebuild Detroit, One House At A Time

Andrew Colom, 33, and David Alade, 29, ditched jobs in real estate and banking to start Century Partners, a development firm aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods in the Motor City. 

Andrew Colom, 33, and David Alade, 29, ditched jobs in real estate and banking to start Century Partners, a development firm aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods in the Motor City.