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2018

What's Working with Cam Marston » An Army Green Beret Very Successfully Transfers into the Private Sector Oct 2018 Link Brad Israel served multiple tours in the US Army in Afghanistan. As a Green Beret, he saw his share of conflict and has trained and led his share of teams. He transferred into the private sector, bringing his unique military training to a real estate company. Link

Builder Online » CHARLES SCHETTER NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF TRULAND HOMES Sep 2018 Link Truland Homes, a private home builder in Southeast Alabama and Northwest Florida, has named Charles Schetter president and CEO, effective October 1st. Link

GulfCoastNewsToday.com » Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center Breaks Ground Aug 2018 Link The CAC would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Mitchell Family and Stuart Contracting, Allen and Nathan Cox and the Cox Family Foundation, Jeff Hudson of HRG Design Build, Truland Homes, etc. Link

Birmingham Business Journal » Truland Homes placed on Inc. 5000 Aug 2018 Link Birmingham and Alabama are heavily represented on the latest edition of the Inc. 5000, which recognizes the fastest growing companies in the nation. Link

Gulf Coast Newspaper » Baldwin County Homebuilders, FORTIFIED Evaluators Honored Jul 2018 Link In recognition of the homebuilders who have voluntarily embraced FORTIFIED Home™ building standards for their valued customers, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is honoring the nine recipients of its third annual FORTIFIED Home Volume Awards. Link

Builder Magazine » IBHS Honors Alabama Builders Embracing Resilient Home Design Jul 2018 Link Of the nine winners, D.R. Horton, Truland Homes, Bethel Engineering, and Disaster Smart Consulting, have been awarded the Fortified Home Volume Award for all three consecutive years. The other five companies are all first-time award winners. Link

AL.com » Golf course community off Wedgewood Drive in Gulf Shores Jul 2018 Link Volume home builder D.R. Horton paid $1.389 million for 23 lots in Islandwood, a golf course community off Wedgewood Drive in Gulf Shores, according to Nathan Cox of 68 Ventures. Horton has been building in the subdivision for two years. The home prices start in the mid-$200s. Link

AL.com » Plans to develop Harmony Estates Jun 2018 Link Truland Homes paid $517,000 for 17 acres off S. Highway 97 in Cantonment, Fl., and plans to develop Harmony Estates, with 44 single-family homes in the mid-$300s., according to Nathan Cox, CEO of 68 Ventures. Grant Rish of 68 Ventures handled the transaction for Harmony Estates. Link

AL.com » New development in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida Jun 2018 Link Volume home builder D.R. Horton paid $2.95 million for 72 lots in Miller's Crossing, a new development in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, according to developer Nathan Cox of 68 Ventures. The property is between Destin and Panama City, Florida. Link

fox10TV.com » Census estimates show Baldwin County growing faster than the rest of state Mar 2018 Link “We’ve been growing for the last four or five years at about a twenty to thirty percent rate and already this year, we’re well on our way to record numbers in sales,” said Truland Homes Sales Manager, Dan Beasley. Link

AL.com » Home building keeps on trucking Feb 2018 Link Home builder D.R. Horton paid $3.67 million for 79 residential lots in Winged Foot, a new subdivision off Baldwin County 64 in Daphne, according to developers Geoff Lane of Katapult Properties and Nathan Cox of 68 Ventures. Link

AL.com » Luxury apartments to be built near OWA Feb 2018 Link Home builder D.R Horton paid $1.815 million for 29 single-family lots in the Vintage Creek community off Nine Mile Road in Pensacola, according to developer Nathan Cox of 68 Ventures. The 161-lot gated subdivision has homes in the $300s to $400s. Link

AL.com » Subdivisions and a new restaurant on the way Feb 2018 Link The subdivision will have thousands of homes spread over thousands of acres when built out, according to Cox. An athletic complex with tennis courts, a basketball court, putting green and whiffle ball field is in the works. The featured builders in Stonebridge are D.R. Horton and Truland Homes. Link

Pensacola News Journal » FDOT project to curb Navy Federal traffic splits Escambia County lawmakers Jan 2018 Link Grant Rish, 68 Ventures vice president of land acquisition, said in the fourth quarter of this year, it will likely start construction on the development, starting with new single-family and multi-family residential homes. Later, the company expects to add an office building and restaurants. Link

2017

University of West Florida Newsroom » UWF contributes to success of entrepreneurship conference, EntreCon Dec 2017 Link At the event, Ranelli introduced Brad Israel, a keynote speaker. Israel, chief operating officer of 68 ventures and chief leadership officer for its core companies, discussed the importance of a high performing team and explained how to create one. Link

AL.com » Italian eatery coming to Mobile Dec 2017 Link Volume home builder D.R. Horton paid $1.68 million for 48 townhome lots in Sentinel Point in Callaway, Fla., near Panama City, according to Nathan Cox, CEO of 68 Ventures. The townhomes will be priced in the mid-$100s.

68 Ventures paid $300,000 for 4 acres south of U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Link

AL.com » Foley bowling alley site sells; more townhomes in Baldwin Nov 2017 Link Volume home builder D.R. Horton paid $632,000 for 32 townhome lots in The Villas at St. Charles off Pollard Road in Daphne, according to developer Nathan Cox of 68 Ventures. Link

AL.com » Ridgeline Construction named Trade Partner of the Month by Truland Homes Nov 2017 Link Ridgeline Construction is proud to announce that we have been named Truland Homes Trade Partner of the Month. Truland Homes is a shining example of American excellence, forged out of the Great Recession to become one of the leaders in creating energy efficient, personalized homes in destination... Link

AL.com » Planet Fitness leases mega space in Foley Oct 2017 Link D.R. Horton paid $1.26 million for 24 lots in the 73-lot cottage section of Cypress Village on Canal Road east of The Wharf in Orange Beach, according to Nathan Cox of 68 Ventures. Link

AL.com » Good People, Airbus and Toyota-Mazda incentives in today's business headlines Oct 2017 Link A local investment group has received city approval to develop Gulf Stream, a 64-unit townhome community on 11 acres on the south side of Canal Road near Blalock Seafood in Orange Beach, according to Nathan Cox, CEO of 68 Ventures. Link

AL.com » New townhome project coming to Orange Beach Oct 2017 Link D.R. Horton will serve as the builder of the units, which will start in the low $200s for a 1,550-square-foot townhome. 68 Ventures paid $660,000 for the property. Link

Lagniappe » Under His Wings opens new home for girls Oct 2017 Link Robertsdale-based nonprofit Under His Wings has opened its new home for girls in Baldwin County, builder Truland Homes recently announced. Link

Pensacola News Journal » New houses, apartments, restaurants planned for 174 acres near Navy Federal Sep 2017 Link By early 2019, residential and commercial work could commence on 174 acres near West Nine Mile Road across from Navy Federal Credit Union's campus in Beulah.... Link

The Pulse » Development group acquires 174 acres in Pensacola Sep 2017 Link An Alabama-based development group has acquired 174 acres of property at Nine Mile Road and Interstate 10 near Navy Federal Credit Union’s Heritage Oaks campus in the Beulah area. Link

WKRG » Truland Homes Completes Under His Wings Home For Girls In Baldwin County Aug 2017 Link Truland Homes has announced the completion of the Under His Wings home for girls in Baldwin County. Link

» Brad Israel Speaks Supporting Homes For Our Troops Aug 2017 Link On Aug. 3, 68 Ventures and Truland Homes’ Chief Operating & Leadership Officer, Brad Israel, spoke at a charitable event supporting a veteran’s initiative called Homes For Our Troops.  As a veteran and Green Beret, Brad spoke alongside the Executive Director of Homes For Our Troops, Bill Ivey, the w Link

» Local Army Veteran Brad Israel recognized as 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar Graduate, receives congratulations from Presidents Bush and Clinton Jul 2017 Link The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program recently recognized local business leader and Army veteran, Brad Israel, as one of its distinguished graduates. Link

» Nathan Cox speaks at Veteran’s Court Graduation Jun 2017 Link In June, the Baldwin County Veterans Court congratulated their 5th graduating class and Truland Homes CEO Nathan Cox, a Marine Combat veteran, spoke of the program and it's benefits. The Baldwin County Veterans Court trains veterans like Nathan to work with veterans who have suffered from "Wounds of Link

Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce » Bellator Women Join Forces with Impact 100 May 2017 Link Bellator Real Estate & Development is honored to announce that several agents from its Eastern Shore office are the newest members of Impact 100, a women’s organization united to support the unmet needs of Baldwin County. Link

Builder Online » Truland on Builder Online's The Next 100 May 2017 Link Truland is moving up Builder Online's The Next 100—four spots from the previous year. Link

Professional Builder » 2017 Housing Giants Rankings May 2017 Link Truland Homes is moving on up! Professional Builder magazine has ranked us a housing Giant at #179, up from 193 last year. Receiving national recognition like this is a great testament to the entire team's efforts. Link

Business View Magazine » Bellator Builds on Faith, Effort and Gratitude Mar 2017 Link Since opening the west Mobile office in
2013, Bellator has opened new locations in
north Mobile and Midtown and is actively
recruiting new team members as it
continues to expand its client base. Link

Coastal Lifestyle Magazine » Truland Homes in Coastal Lifestyle Feb 2017 Link Coastal Lifestyle Magazine profiles Truland Homes Link

Bellator » 2016 Bellator Market Update Jan 2017 Link A market recap of 2016 from Bellator. Link

2016

68 Ventures » Transcendence Overview Video Released Oct 2016 Link A visual flyover and interior details of Transcendence, including commentary by its architect, Forrest Daniell. Link

Builder Online » 2016 Builder 100: The Next 100 List May 2016 Link "Here they are, the builders ranked 101 to 200. BUILDER welcomes 15 new companies to the ranks of America’s up-and-coming firms, the Next 100." Link

Professional Builder » 2016 Housing Giants May 2016 Link "Professional Builder’s annual Housing Giants list, ranked by revenue, includes 252 of the nation’s largest builders." Link

Professional Builder 40 Under 40 » Nathan Cox – Professional Builder 40 Under 40 Mar 2016 Link Nathan Cox, 68 Ventures CEO, is featured in Professional Builder's 40 Under 40. Link

Bellator » 2015 Bellator Market Update Jan 2016 Link A market recap of 2015 from Bellator. Link

2015

WKRG » Fallen Heroes Memorial Dedication Sep 2015 Link WKRG News 5 coverage of the Fallen Heroes Memorial Dedication. Link

4-Traders.com » Truland Homes Avid Award Jun 2015 Link "North America’s Best Builders Distinguished with 2015 Avid Awards for Highest Home Buyer Ratings" Link

Professional Builder » 2015 Housing Giants May 2015 Link "Professional Builder’s annual Housing Giants list, ranked by revenue, includes 277 of the country’s largest builders." Link

Builder Online » America's Up-And-Coming Builders: The Next 100 May 2015 Link Eighteen building firms move onto the Next 100 list for the first time. Link

Truland Homes » Rayne Plantation Showcase Party with Drone Video Feb 2015 Link Video flyover of one of Spanish Fort's newest neighborhoods. Link

Mobile Bay Mag » Brad Israel – 40 Under 40 Jan 2015 Link "This year’s young leaders have professional savvy, big hearts and lots to say - so listen up. Our future’s looking bright." Link

Bellator » 2014 Bellator Market Update Jan 2015 Link A market recap of 2014 from Bellator. Link

2014

AL.com » Grace and Ascension eyed for Orange Beach Nov 2014 Link Two new condo towers eyed in Orange Beach would be tallest on Alabama Gulf Coast. Link

AL.com » Baldwin County Home Builders Association's 25th Annual Parade of Homes Sep 2014 Link "Bellator Real Estate & Development features 17 custom-built homes, designed and constructed by Truland Homes, the showcase homebuilder in both 2012 and 2013." Link

AL.com » Large Subdivision Revived Aug 2014 Link "Large subdivision revived in Daphne's Belforest community" Link

Truland Homes Blog » Truland Homes Partners With Make-A-Wish Foundation Jun 2014 Link Truland Homes Partners With Make-A-Wish Foundation To Grant Local Boy’s Wish Link

Truland Homes Blog » Truland Homes Takes 1st Place at Dragon Boat Race Jun 2014 Link Truland Homes Takes 1st Place For Fundraising At 2014 FUSE Project Dragon Boat Race. Link

Professional Builder » 2014 Housing Giants May 2014 Link "Professional Builder’s annual Housing Giants list, ranked by revenue, includes 293 of the country’s largest builders." Link

Business Alabama » Nathan Cox – Business Alabama “Movers and Shapers” May 2014 Link Nathan Cox, CEO of 68 Ventures, the parent company of Bellator Real Estate & Development and Truland Homes, featured in Movers & Shapers, May 2014: Spotlight on Baldwin County Link

Bellator » 2013 Bellator Market Update Jan 2014 Link A market recap of 2013 from Bellator. Link

2013

Alabama Home Builder » Baldwin County Home Builders Association Stunner Dec 2013 Link Showcase stunner from Truland for Baldwin County Home Builders Association Link

Mobile Bay Mag » Troy Wilson – 2013 Class Of 40 Under Forty Dec 2013 Link "Get to know the talented, bright, young things who are shaping the Bay area." Link

Builder Online » Alabama’s Truland Homes Is Ready For Battle Nov 2013 Link Nathan Cox and Truland Homes profiled by Builder Online, noting "A vibrant local economy and access to land propel this builder’s growth." Link

AL.com » Baldwin Parade of Homes Sep 2013 Link Truland Homes built, for the second consecutive year, the Baldwin County Home Builders Association showcase home." Link

AL.com » Investors with local roots bet big on Gulf Coast land. Aug 2013 Link A group of investors with local roots bets big on Gulf Coast land. Link

Professional Builder » Professional Builder's 2013 Housing Giants May 2013 Link "Professional Builder's list of the top U.S. home builders sorted by 2012 residential construction revenue." Link

AL.com » Ground Broken on Fallen Heroes Memorial Apr 2013 Link 8 years in the making, ground broken on the Fallen Heroes Memorial. Link

Bellator » 2012 Bellator Market Update Jan 2013 Link A market recap of 2012 from Bellator. Link

2012

Mobile Bay Times » Real Estate Opportunities Abound Nov 2012 Link "Four Mobile natives got some investors together to buy distressed properties on their home turf and quickly raised $61 million." Link

Grant's Interest Rate Observer » Their Own Backyard – Grant's Interest Rate Observer Jun 2012 Link "The young, youngish and seasoned principals of Bienville Capital Management, New York and Mobile Ala., hold informed opinions on China, Europe, gold and the world’s monetary affairs…" Link

Mobile Bay Magazine » Nathan Cox – Boomerangers Jan 2012 Link Boomerangers: After lucrative careers in the big city, four fascinating young Bay-area professionals return to their roots to continue their successes. Link

Bellator » 2011 Bellator Market Update Jan 2012 Link A market recap of 2011 from Bellator. Link

2011

AL.com » Honoring the Fallen Jun 2011 Link "Former U.S. Marine raising money for Fallen Heroes Memorial at USS Alabama Battleship Park." Link

AL.com » Bellator & ERA Merge Mar 2011 Link "Bellator Real Estate brings ERA broker, agents on board" Link

Commercial Investment Real Estate » CCIM Buyer’s Are Back Mar 2011 Link "Commercial real estate investors are lum- bering out of the woods and back into the game." Link

Bellator » 2010 Bellator Market Update Jan 2011 Link A market recap of 2010 from Bellator. Link

2009

Mobile Bay Magazine » Nathan Cox – 2009 Forty Under 40 Dec 2009 Link Nathan Cox included in Mobile Bay's 2009 Class Of Forty Under 40. Link

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