Nathan Cox is the founder and chairman of 68 Ventures (68V), a development and investment company headquartered in Daphne, Ala. that is defined by its culture and fueled by a team of purpose driven high performers. It has a strong track record, resulting in it becoming one of the largest developers within the region, deploying well over a billion dollars in capital across multiple asset classes, and the successful creation, acquisition, and exit of numerous operating companies.
His business career launched in 2008 when he founded Bellator Real Estate & Development, now the largest brokerage firm on the Alabama Gulf Coast for the last seven years. Nathan started Truland Homes in 2011, which closed more than 3,400 homes on its way to being acquired by D.R. Horton in 2023. 68V has also developed over 8,700 single family lots to date and is the largest supplier for D.R. Horton’s Gulf Coast region. The 68V portfolio is comprised of 9 operating companies and over 100 investment entities.
As Chairman, Cox serves as the leader, visionary, and culture driver for the organization.
Cox graduated from The University of Alabama summa cum laude in investment finance and economics, then earning a master’s in business administration from the University of South Alabama. He played football at The University of Alabama while earning Academic All SEC Honors, was recognized with the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award his senior year as the university’ s most outstanding student athlete, and was later presented with the Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies Alumni Leadership Award.
Upon graduation, Cox 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.
Cox is passionate about spending time with his family. He is an avid traveler, but there is nowhere he’d rather be most days than his home in Daphne looking out over Mobile Bay. He also enjoys exercising, leading charitable endeavors alongside his father, staying active in the Young Presidents’ Organization, studying successful people, and seeking out challenges of any kind.