Derek J. Avery, Sr. is the Founder and President of COIR Holdings, LLC. He is an experienced real estate professional and alumnus of Baylor University.  He has been involved in selling, building, developing, and consulting real estate for over 12 years. Derek sold real estate in Houston, TX from 2006-2014.  He was a board member of Southeast Houston Community Development Corporation from 2009-2012 where 125 homes were built including a community learning center. Over the last 6 years, Derek has saved property owners over a billion dollars in property tax valuation as a property tax consultant.

Derek grew up in transitional and underserved neighborhoods in Houston, TX, which instilled in him the passion for those areas. Derek is currently building zero-net capable homes and commercial spaces in the southern region of Dallas. He is the creator of the Joy Building System, and he advocates for revitalization without gentrification. His life is devoted to spreading the love of Jesus Christ through his life as an example, his professional work, community action, and service to those in need.  He is currently a board member and Ambassador of NTARUPT (North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens). He is happily married to his college sweetheart Bianca Avery, and they have three children: Derek Jr., Madison, and Bryce.