Timeline

Include events for:
  • 68 Ventures
  • Thrive Title
  • Truland Homes
  • Bellator
2017
Mar

Drew Dolan leaves Maynard Cooper’s Birmingham office to come home to Fairhope and join 68 Ventures as the Chief Legal Officer.

68 Ventures
Feb

Brad Israel joins 68 Ventures as the Chief Operating and Chief Leadership Officer.

68 Ventures
Feb

Thrive Title gets under way providing title services throughout Baldwin County with the opening of its first office located in Spanish Fort.

Thrive Title
Jan

68V Development Services is originated to serve as the single family development arm for 68 Ventures. Will Lowery is named President.

68 Ventures
2016
Dec

Truland surpasses $200 million in closings since inception.

Truland Homes
Dec

Truland ends 2016 with 185 closings. After six years of operations they have compiled 640 closings.

Truland Homes
Dec

Bellator crosses the 150 active agent mark to finish 2016 with more than $478 million in sales volume.

Bellator
Dec

Bellator grows to 158 active sales agents in eight short years.

Bellator
Dec

68 Ventures crosses the 1,000 lot milestone by platting 161 lots in Vintage Creek in Pensacola, FL. 68V ended 2016 with 1,293 developed lots on their resume.

68 Ventures
Nov

Truland and Bellator host a fundraising BBQ to help offset local child’s medical costs.

Truland Homes
Oct

68 Ventures and its related companies cross over the 200 team member mark.

68 Ventures
Sep

Truland builds the BCHBA Showcase Home in Firethorne located in Fairhope, AL.

Truland Homes
Jul

Nathan Cox establishes 68 Ventures, LLC to purchase the assets of Battle Plan Capital and serve as the holding company for Bellator Real Estate, Truland Homes and various other development and investment enterprises.

68 Ventures
May

Truland moves into their new office and is joined by Bellator’s Corporate and Eastern Shore Divisions.

Truland Homes
Apr

Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament celebrates its sixth year with 252 players and raising over $60,000 for the local girls home Under His Wings. The tournament has raised over $300,000 for various charities and community endeavors since 2007.

68 Ventures
Apr

Truland closes it’s 500th home: Lot 68 Old Battles Village.

Truland Homes
Mar

Grant Rish moves from Tallahassee, FL to join the Battle Plan team to work in land acquisition.

68 Ventures
2015
Dec

Truland ends 2015 with 154 closings.

Truland Homes
Dec

Bellator finishes 2015 with 149 active sales agents and $373 million in sales volume.

Bellator
Dec

Bellator crosses the $1 billion mark for closed transaction volume.

Bellator
Dec

Bellator forms the Midtown Mobile branch.

Bellator
Sep

The Fallen Heroes Memorial is dedicated at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. The project took over eight years and $450,000 to go from conception to completion.

68 Ventures
Sep

Rayne Plantation is featured as the BCHBA Showcase Community.

68 Ventures
Sep

Bellator raised $26,000 for breast cancer research through ACS’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign.

Bellator
Jun

68V Investments closes on its first development project in Florida by acquiring 115 acres in Pensacola, FL to develop Vintage Creek for D.R. Horton.

68 Ventures
May

Truland moves into South Baldwin County building its first home in Stonegate Estates.

Truland Homes
Apr

Truland passes over $1 million in sales volume since inception by closing Lot 65 in Old Battles Village for $309,950.

Truland Homes
Apr

Fallen Heroes Memorial golf tournament raised $65,000 for Fallen Heroes Memorial.

68 Ventures
Mar

Truland closes its 250th home: Lot 9 French Settlement in Daphne, AL.

Truland Homes
Mar

Bellator opens its Fairhope branch.

Bellator
Jan

Coastal Real Estate & Development is spun off into Bellator and Frank Malone is named broker of the new Bellator Gulf Shores branch.

Bellator
2014
Dec

Truland ends their fourth year with 124 closings.

Truland Homes
Dec

Bellator finishes 2014 with almost $225 million in sales volume.

Bellator
Nov

Bellator donates $10,000 to local charities through “Listing Challenge for Charity” (Ronald McDonald House, Under His Wings, Baldwin County Sherriff’s Boys Ranch, Wilmer Hall).

Bellator
Oct

Bellator breaks the 100 mark for active sales agents and finishes the year with 115.

Bellator
Sep

Nathan puts together an investment group to purchase 1,382 acres in the Golden Triangle located between Spanish Fort and Loxley. Between this parcel and the other adjoining land purchased previously they now have 4,180 contiguous acres for development. This also brought his total of investment acreage acquired over the 5,000 acre mark.

68 Ventures
May

Truland adopts a Make-A-Wish child and sends he and his family to Disney World.

Truland Homes
Mar

Bellator hires Nancy Petitti to be the Eastern Shore Broker.

Bellator
Mar

Bellator opens a New Orange Beach office building.

Bellator
Feb

Battle Plan Capital and its related companies surpass 100 team members.

68 Ventures
2013
Dec

Truland ends their third year with 100 closings.

Truland Homes
Dec

Bellator ends 2013 with 78 active sales agents and over $180 million in sales volume.

Bellator
Sep

Truland is the BCHBA Showcase Home Builder for the second straight year; this time in Beau Chene in Daphne, AL.

Truland Homes
Sep

Will Lowery finishes his studies at the University of Alabama and joins Battle Plan Capital to embark on his career in real estate development.

68 Ventures
Jul

Nathan’s older brother, Allen Cox, Jr., combines his Ono Island Realty brokerage with Bellator. Allen was named President of the Coastal Division and immediately opened the Bellator Orange Beach office. Ono Realty had been in the Cox Family since their father founded it in the early 90’s.

Bellator
Jul

David Milstead is hired to head the newly formed Bellator Commercial branch.

Bellator
May

Bellator forms the Saraland branch.

Bellator
Apr

Truland closes its 100th home: Old Battles Village Lot 59.

Truland Homes
Mar

Truland builds its first home in Mobile County in the Woodlands of Saraland.

Truland Homes
Mar

Bellator forms the Orange Beach branch.

Bellator
Jan

Thomas Gross moves from Montgomery, AL to join Battle Plan Capital as CFO.

68 Ventures
Jan

Don Jones opens the Bellator West Mobile branch with 25 new agents.

Bellator
Jan

Coldwell Banker United is closed and Bellator hires 25 new agents.

Bellator
2012
Dec

Bellator finishes 2012 with a leap in sales volume to nearly $131 million and 35 active sales agents.

Bellator
Dec

Truland ends their second year with 63 closings.

Truland Homes
Dec

GCOF closes on 91 lots in ArborWalk in Foley, AL marking over 1,000 developed lots acquired by entities under Nathan’s management.

68 Ventures
Dec

Casey Patterson is hired at Bellator as Marketing Director.

Bellator
Sep

Truland builds its first BCHBA Showcase Home in the Estates of Tiawasee in Daphne, AL.

Truland Homes
Jul

Nathan partners with Bienville Capital Management out of New York to launch the $61 million private equity real estate fund deemed Gulf Coast Opportunities Fund (GCOF).

68 Ventures
Jul

Matt Lomax is hired as VP of Operations for Truland.

Truland Homes
Jun

Battle Plan Capital, LLC is formed to own and operate Bellator Real Estate and Development, LLC and Truland Homes, LLC.

68 Ventures
May

Tom Stokes moves from Atlanta, GA to assume the role as President of Truland.

Truland Homes
2011
Dec

Bellator finishes 2011 with more than $55 million in sales volume and 20 active sales agents.

Bellator
Dec

Truland ends their first year with 14 closings.

Truland Homes
Oct

Nathan acquires the land and breaks ground on his first D.R. Horton subdivision known as Grace Magnolias in Spanish Fort. The first phase was 37 lots and the entire community was 135 lots.

68 Ventures
May

Truland closes it’s first home: Lot 3 Landsdown in Daphne, AL.

Truland Homes
Mar

Bellator and ERA Platinum Properties merge. Troy Wilson assumes role as President of the 18 person organization.

Bellator
Jan

Truland Homes, Inc. is formed by founders Nathan Cox and Geoff Lane.

Truland Homes
2010
Dec

Bellator finishes 2010 with five active sales agents and more than $15 million in sales volume.

Bellator
Jan

Nathan puts together an investment group to lend money to home builders for spec houses due to the lack of credit in the market and ultimately embarking on the road to entering the home building industry.

68 Ventures
2009
Dec

Bellator finishes 2009 with two active sales agents and more than $11.5 million in sales volume.

Bellator
Dec

Nathan puts together his first investment group to acquire distressed developed lots in Baldwin County. BCL&L Acquisitions was a $2.5 million funded all cash by 10 investors.

Bellator
Jun

Nathan’s childhood friend, Charlie Dodson, obtains his real estate license and joins Bellator becoming the first of many team members to follow.

Bellator
2008
Dec

Bellator’s first year finishes with nearly $8 million in sales volume.

Bellator
Sep

Nathan breaks ground on his first development. Woodside Business Park was a 13 lot commercial development in Spanish Fort.

Bellator
Jan

Bellator Real Estate & Development, Inc. formed by Company Founder Nathan Cox.

Bellator
2007
Mar

First Annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament raises $18,000 with over 100 players participating.

68 Ventures
2005
Jan

Nathan returns home to Spanish Fort, AL to begin his real estate career after spending the last three years in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer. He puts his real estate license with his father’s company, Tidewater Real Estate, Inc. and spends 2007 listing and selling property while trying to learn the business.

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