Weekend Interview: Actor/Developer Malik Yoba On Making CRE Work For The Many, Not The Few

This series goes deep with some of the most compelling figures in commercial real estate: the deal-makers, the game-changers, the city-shapers and the larger-than-life personalities who keep CRE interesting. Born and raised between the South Bronx and Harlem, Malik Yoba is best known for his acting career, starting with his breakout role in the 1993 cult classic Cool Runnings and parts in the TV shows Empire, New York Undercover and Arrested Development. But Yoba has been actively involved in real estate development since 2017, when he launched Yoba Development.

Malik Yoba: from ‘NY Undercover’ to NY real estate developer

Malik Yoba already beat the odds once: landing a starring role in the cult classic movie “Cool Runnings” without an agent or even a head shot. And now the actor who went on to star in the groundbreaking television series “New York Undercover” wants to break into an industry that may be even tougher than Hollywood: New York City real estate development.

Malik Yoba, actor now real estate developer, screens documentary at Miles College—details here [Photos + Video]

On Friday, June 10, Malik Yoba screened his documentary project, The Real Estate Mixtape at the NAREB Region VI Regional Conference at Miles College. The project explores real estate development and how partnerships can help make diversity in real estate a reality. Read on to learn more about Yoba’s documentary and the conference.  The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)  is an organization that was founded to provide equal opportunity and civil rights advocacy to African-Americans in real estate as consumers and employers

Veteran actor brings mixtape to Birmingham to teach and inspire

As Featured on WBRC. “The reason why I do what I do is because the first real estate we own is in our minds,” says Malik Yoba. “This space between your ears is the first place that you own, that you can invest in.” While the lines are powerful, they’re not from a movie script. The veteran actor known for films and TV shows from Cool Runnings and New York Undercover is trying to draw young people of color into the real estate industry. While people were watching his acting career, Yoba was investing in real estate in his 20′s and learning from those he says gave him a seat at the table.

UPDATE Mott Haven: Actor, Malik Yoba, Discusses Real Estate Documentary Series with Students

The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters welcomed actor, Malik Yoba, to their school on March 28 to present his documentary film series, “The Real Estate Mix Tape Vol. 1,” which also features Majora Carter, real estate developer and founder of Hunts Point’s Boogie Down Grind Café. Though Yoba is not a former student of the school, we were informed, “he was born in the old Lincoln Hospital down the road.”

Born in New Haven, Millionaire Mindset Brotherhood aims to end ‘poverty curse’

As Featured on NEW HAVEN – A movement that could change the financial trajectory of thousands of men recently was born in the Elm City, in a most organic and impromptu fashion. During a workshop with actor Malik Yoba and local real estate mogul Roberta Hoskie last month, the Millionaire Mindset Brotherhood was formed. It’s the […]

Actor Malik Yoba embraces his latest role — as real life Baltimore developer

Actor Malik Yoba came to Baltimore last week to check on what he called a role of a lifetime. Standing at a once forgotten, rough-and-tumble corner in West Baltimore, the star of “New York Undercover,” “Empire,” “Designated Survivor” and several films looked up to inspect a pair of apartment buildings at the $800 million Center/West development. As an investor in the project with developers and Ian Arias, Yoba is branching out his successful career from the stage to the street.