Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Marqueze Williams
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not to your own understandings. With all of your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6
As the oldest of 8 kids, Marqueze embarked on life beginning in his hometown Memphis, TN. Life was problematic in the beginning with his father being killed while he was only 6 months old; But God had a master plan for his life.
Here we have a man with many gifts and talents. Marqueze has always had an entrepreneur mind. At the age of 9 he was collecting cans and bottle tops around his neighborhood cashing them in for revenue. This was his 1ST business enterprise. Due to his Mother not being able to afford 6 haircuts weekly, Marqueze picked up a pair of clippers and trained on his brothers’ hair. This gift fetched a small fortune to which many now know as a master barber. Also during his days in Memphis, TN. Marqueze became accomplished with playing piano and drums for his home church. After graduating high school as an influential scholar he later progressed to Nashville, TN, to matriculate at Tennessee State University. There he graduated with double majoring in Biology Pre-Med and Business.
During graduate school, Marqueze along with business associates franchised Kijiji Coffee House around Middle TN. There he shepherded a successful business operation for 5 years. After the trade of his coffee shops Marqueze based his focus on Real Estate. He is the forefather and CEO of Baymar Realty & investments where their focus is serving Metropolitan Nashville and surrounding counties. Presently being a Broker and real estate professional, Marqueze has earned several of high-ranking awards, certifications and designations, which helped advance his career. From 2011-2014 he was classified as a one top Real Estate Professional in the United States of America. He currently levers multi-million dollar government contracts for Urban Housing Development & other service providers. Marqueze has sold over 1000 homes, which is a major accomplishment being that most agents sell 10 homes a year. Marqueze unite his understanding, eagerness, and hard work to exceed his client’s needs. He provides professional service & attention to all elements. Mr. Williams has always been an investor, a risk taker and never afraid to fail. His strategy has been pray, listen, obey, and act.
In 2010 Marqueze along with his business partner created Music City Party Bus. This very lucrative business has set the standard for entertainment vehicles in Middle, TN. They currently have several buses in rotation serving the Middle, TN area. MCPB has serviced some of Middle, TN. elite persons allowing them to experience progressive entertainment on another level. This same year Marqueze partnered up with mastermind business colleague Bill Lee McKleskey with assisting him with Soul Lounge. This was a effective business, which brought premier entertainment to all areas around the United States. The Soul Lounge Franchise operated in over 20 states with a successful business model.
In 2013 Bill had an amazing idea, which changed the way we looked at telecommunications. He pitched the idea to Marqueze as an investor and he was 100% on board.
Problem: Cable and Phone providers taking FOREVER while business customers search for telecom service, order, and get issues handled for Internet, phone and TV service.
Solution: Saving clients’ time and money by enabling them to shop (between multiple carriers), order and get tech support with one company in one call. Problem solved, Mitech Partners LLC was founded. Mitech is a national provider of commercial and residential telecommunications services. Marqueze proudly serves as an active investor with ownership along with being a Board Member for Mitech.
Marqueze’s is a certified as a MBE/DBE with the Governor’s Office of Diversity. In 2012 Marqueze was a recipient of the top businessman award in the same room as President Bill Clinton. In 2015 he was a Nashville Black 40 Under 40 award recipient and in 2017 he was 1 of the recipients for the top entrepreneur of the year with the Power Move Awards.
With all of the excitement in his life he had a major twist. He accepted his calling to preach the gospel to God’s people. Now Marqueze is currently pursuing his M.Div/PhD in Divinity and Christian Studies with the desire to one day Pastor his own congregation. Marqueze and his family currently participate in assisting the homeless community with their efforts with Baymar Cares. BC is a mobile ministry assisting the homeless community with overall rehabilitation. They, being Mr. & Mrs. Williams have influences all over the Unities States and they use their links to help these persons with everything from food to metal rehabilitation. This total person makeover helps the individual get back acclimated into society once again.
Marqueze is happily married to the love of his life. After meeting his soul mate at church when they were 11 years of age, he informed her that she would be his wife. This prophecy came true and now he raves about spending quality time with his lovely wife Kirsten and kids Marqueze II & Baylor. He is also a long time member of the greatest fraternity on earth Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.
“I believe in treating people fair. I have stuck with that mantra since day 1. I know the way you treat people will reflect your productivity & success. Amazing things do happen to amazing people, and I am an amazing person! Now let’s put our minds together and create greatness for us all!” Marqueze