Lane Been Founder of Pilot Properties039 Dwayne Paro welcomes Lane Beene to today’s podcast. Lane is a proud Ft. Worth native and product of a middle-class family. After graduating from high school in 1987, he attended the US Air Force Academy to pursue his dream of military aviation. From 1991 until 2001, he served as a pilot in the active duty Air Force at world-wide locations. In 2001, he returned to Ft Worth and joined the Air Force Reserves.

He began investing in real estate in 2002 and bought many single-family homes. In 2010, he expanded his investment strategy to include multi-family property. For the next 4 years, he has pursued investments, built a real estate team, and learned the multi-family industry. In 2014, he purchased his first apartment complex and currently partners in 6 apartment complexes.

Serving our Great Nation (3:10)

Lane attended the Air Force academy.  He has flown the F-16 since 1996 and is now an instructor pilot in the reserves in the Air Force reserve.  He had a passion to be a pilot from a very young age.

Transitioning to Entrepreneurship (5:05)

When he was considering separating from active duty he wanted to do something that similar, commercial aviation.  That didn’t work well because it was around the events of 9/11 so the industry changed significantly.  He had an interest in home improvement so he thought he would try his hand with single family real estate investing.

The way he was trained in the military allowed him to carry that over to his passion outside of the military.

“Be prepared for missions…”

“I looked for resources to help me educate and help me be prepared.”

Lane admits to making many mistakes along the way but none of them were lethal so he was able to keep moving forward.

“Is there is no perfect business plan.”

You need to just go out and do what you can and get good counsel.  Taking action and executing is key.  Take as much as you can afford and hire a great coach or get wise counsel so you can benefit from it.

How to Contact Lane (29:35)


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