Nathan is the founder and CEO of 68 Ventures, the holding company for numerous operating and development companies focused around the real estate industry along the Gulf Coast.
His business career launched in 2008 when he founded Bellator Real Estate & Development, now the largest brokerage firm on the Gulf Coast five years running with an average annual transaction volume over $500 million. Nathan started Truland Homes in 2011, which has closed over 1,500 homes, and become the largest privately held home builder in the area. To facilitate the growth of these businesses, he created Terracore Development Services, which has delivered just over 4,000 single family lots to date and is the largest supplier for D.R. Horton’s Northern Gulf Coast Division. Additional business lines supporting the vertical integration vision under the 68V umbrella include title, mortgage, insurance, property management, commercial construction, and a strategic investments division among others.
As CEO, he serves as the leader, visionary, and culture driver for the respective companies.
Nathan graduated from the University of Alabama summa cum laude in investment finance and economics, then earning his MBA from the University of South Alabama. He played football at the University of Alabama while earning Academic All SEC Honors and was recognized with the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award his senior year as the university’ s most outstanding student athlete.
Upon graduation, Nathan became a Rifle Platoon Commander with 3rd Bn 6th Marines and during his deployment in Iraq was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with combat “V” for Valor as a 1st Lieutenant in recognition of his actions while in combat.
Nathan is passionate about spending time with his three children, traveling, leading charitable endeavors, exercising, tackling challenges, any form of competition and studying successful people. He strives to live out his personal purpose statement, “To see all I can do with all that I have been given by always going for it, never forgetting who I am in the process and helping everyone I can along my journey to live out a story worth telling. On judgement day my life will have been deemed a success because I will be able to say, ‘I have nothing left. I used everything you gave me.’”
He is an active member of the Southern 7 Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization and highly engaged in his work with the Cox Family Foundation.