Brian Whitten has been an active real estate investor for over 19 years.
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.
This year, Brian was able to successfully launch his 2nd fund, the Academy Fund, which he co-manages along with Bill Militello and Scott Mackes.
Brian is a seasoned investor with over $100,000,000 in real estate transactions and has a great reputation and presence in Austin, Texas. He has capitalized on several unique opportunities with his extensive knowledge of real estate law and creativity.
Commander Whitten stays active in the Naval Reserves and combines his love of flying with a desire to work harder and smarter to make his new endeavor successful for himself and his investors.
Brian lives with his wife and two boys in Austin. They love spending time on the lake, smoking BBQ, and cheering on their Longhorn football team.