Denise Hamilton

Speaker, Community Activist, and Entrepreneur.

Denise Hamilton embodies authenticity and embraces a limitless approach to life. Whether she’s sharing insights on real estate investing, delivering motivational speeches about embracing life without limits, or engaging in personal conversations, she never fails to leave a lasting impression. Denise is known for her relaxed demeanor, genuine authenticity, and candid nature.

Denise’s Professional Journey

Denise embodies the philosophy of living life to the fullest, without boundaries or constraints.
Currently, Denise thrives as a dynamic broker associate at Coldwell, Baker Apex, where she navigates the exhilarating world of real estate with finesse. However, her remarkable three-decade journey is a tapestry woven with endless adventures and triumphs.
Armed with a degree in business administration from Texas Women’s University and a prestigious completion of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, Denise is a force to be reckoned with. Her career began in property management, but she quickly ascended to lead multiple prosperous ventures. Among these is Denise Hamilton Realtors, where she holds licenses as a real estate broker in both Texas and West Virginia. As the owner of B&D Imperium PLLC, a construction company in Texas, Denise leverages her expertise and certifications to forge partnerships with small businesses and secure lucrative contracts. Moreover, she is a partner in Marauder Marketing, a cutting-edge firm dedicated to fostering community engagement and championing the growth of small businesses.

Denise’s journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for empowering others to reach new heights.

Denise is the founder and president of DHR Home Services Inc, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to building and improving access to quality affordable housing and supportive resources.

Her professional credentials encompass a range of esteemed business certifications.

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • TREC-Certified Real Estate Instructor (Texas Real Estate Commission)

Denise has built a reputation as a highly-regarded speaker, sharing her extensive business and life experiences at a variety of investment seminars. She notably presented at Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad seminars in 2003 and 2004, and has been featured on the Changing World Views radio talk show. Additionally, she has contributed her insights as a prominent speaker on KRLD radio’s Real Estate Investment hour. Denise is dedicated to adding value to others, a commitment that is reflected in her company slogan, “Helping People Live Their Dream.”

Throughout her 30-year tenure in real estate, Denise has advised numerous investors, demonstrating how to achieve both profitability and social responsibility in the complex fields of real estate and property management.



Community Engagement

Denise’s foray into community activism traces back to her high school days. Reflecting on her early experiences, she fondly recalls, “I attended St. Luke’s Community United Methodist Church, where the emphasis was always on the word ‘Community.’ Pastor Zan Wesley Holmes Jr
instilled in us the value of active participation in our community.

In 2014, she campaigned for the position of Justice of the Peace, and in 2016, she ran for State Representative in District 89, despite not securing victory. A trailblazer in her own right, she made history as one of the first African-Americans to run on the Democratic ticket in Collin County.

In 2014, as the City of Plano came under fire for implementing a progressive Equal Rights Ordinance (ERO), she stepped up to spearhead a robust defense of the ordinance. Bringing together activists and advocates from Plano and beyond, she led a successful campaign in support of the ERO. Her proactive stance was highlighted in the Dallas Morning News, and her staunch advocacy against discrimination was lauded by Texas Wins. Denise’s dedication to this important cause remains steadfast, demonstrated by her ongoing leadership of the influential Facebook group, People In Support of Equal Rights.

Passion For Service

In her capacity as co-founder and president of the Collin County Diversity Council (CCDC), Denise has actively advanced cultural diversity and inclusion through her participation in various events, including:

  • Plano Juneteenth Planning Committee.
  • – Serving as the Mistress of Ceremonies at the Collin County Association of Realtors’ Passport 2019 Diversity and Inclusion event.
  • – Acting as the Mistress of Ceremonies at the Collin County League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) event.
  • -Board Member of Life Community Enrichment. 
  • – Hosting the Martin Luther King 2015 Plano Community Forum event as the Mistress of Ceremonies.
  • – Presenting as a featured speaker at numerous Multicultural Outreach Roundtable (MCOR) events.

Her many volunteer services and appreciation awards include:

  • Plano Community Forum Civic Award
  • Women Organizing Women (WoW) Leadership Award
  • Women In Power International Ministers Cultural Diversity Award
  • Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) Instructor Appreciation Award
  • Evolution Charter School Speaker Appreciation
  • Dallas Court Appoint Child Advocate (CASA)
  • Mentor for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program
  • East Plano Islamic Center (EPIC) Service Award
  • Life Community Enrichment
  • SOCH the News of Dallas Online Community Service Award

During the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster in Texas and Louisiana, Denise gained recognition on NBC News for her efforts in aiding the relocation of Hurricane Katrina survivors. Denise persists in her mission to assist individuals in defining their boundless life purposes, offering a pragmatic roadmap for personal success derived from her own life experiences. A quote by Les Brown that resonates with her is, “Life Has No Limits, Except For The Ones We Make.”

Denise, a native Texan, has three children and two grandchildren. To find solace and relaxation, she often spends time with her horse, Casper, finding it to be a source of therapy. Denise’s dedication and passion are evident as she embraces her 2024 mantra of “elevation to the next level.” She aspires to motivate others to reach their own next level in life, regardless of what form that may take.

Denise firmly believes in living life without limits. While many speakers inspire and others provide perspective, only a select few have the ability to truly challenge our thinking and approach to life. Denise is among those few.