10X Vets Member Spotlight
Member: Brain Whitten, USNA ’96
Company: CEO, Hornet Capital
Brian Whitten has been an active real estate investor for over 19 years with over $100,000,000 in real estate transactions and has a great reputation and presence in Austin, Texas. A graduate from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Brian traveled the world as a fighter pilot. During this time, Brian acquired rental properties across the United States. When he was not launching his F-18 Super Hornet off the front of an aircraft carrier protecting our country, he was pursuing his other passion – real estate. In 2008, he became a licensed Realtor® and quickly realized the true potential of investing in the housing market while he was representing clients.
Starting in 2009, he partnered with other investors to find fix-and-flip properties. He assembled a crew, tackled the projects one-by-one, and turned a profit for both him and his investors, all during his off-duty time from the Navy. In 2012, Brian stepped back from active duty to pursue real estate. He moved to Austin and began to network with local investors. A year later, he formed Tally Two Investment Group. His company provided above-market returns for his investors while flipping properties, providing hard money loans, and partnering with other real estate investors. In 2018, in order to accommodate rising investor interest, Brian formed his first fund, Hornet Capital, which currently holds about $25M in real estate assets.
Welcome, New Members!
Introducing new 10X Vets Members who joined in April:
Pat Cronin, Vanta Leagues
Trevor Shirk, Terrayan
Josh Park, Blueway
May 19th: Real Estate Development Circle
This meeting is for 10X Vets members in the real estate development and construction industry who want to grow their network, increase their knowledge and win more work.
May 20th: Community Meeting
All hands on deck! All members meet monthly for cross industry networking and knowledge sharing.
June 3rd: B2B Circle
Grow your businesses through trusted group referrals in this group of business owners and high-caliber sales reps whose clients are companies with 10-250 employees.
June 4th: Digital Marketing Circle
The DMC is for 10X Vets members who want to increase website traffic, improve website performance and generate more leads. Learn the best strategies from experts you can trust.
June 8th: Mindfulness Circle
The Mindfulness Circle is for 10X Vets members who want to optimize their performance by becoming fully present in their work and in their life. Increase your creativity, reduce your stress level, increase your attention span, and lower your anxiety alongside members who are interested in 10Xing their business and life through mindfulness.
June 10th: Capital Circle
Increase your knowledge, network and net-worth in this unique group for entrepreneurs, real estate investors, investment fund managers and start-ups who raise capital as part of their business model.
10X Vets is for military veterans who want to grow their businesses to a new level.
As fellow military veterans and entrepreneurs, we know you have the inner qualities it takes to succeed as a business owner, but we also know how difficult it can be to become one. This is why we built 10X Vets for you—so you can grow your business while working alongside fellow military veterans who share common attributes of intelligence, integrity and grit.
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