One 20-unit mixed-use development is slated for completion in 2023. The company builds affordable units in east and north Nashville and also plays in the luxury market. But he’s really intent on making a splash in the affordable arena, driven by the fact that many close family members and friends are priced out of the local market. “Homes for less than $300,000 are few and far between,” he said.
Brandon was drawn to real estate by the possibility of building wealth and establishing passive cash flow. He wanted to chart his own path because he didn’t see many minorities in the industry. Currently, Brandon is the principal owner of Braden Development where he oversees the daily operations and business acquisitions. Braden development also owns commercial properties in the Nashville area with the focus of development in strip malls, mixed use development, and gas stations. Prior to starting his development firm, Brandon managed large project initiatives and business development in the managed care sector.
Brandon started off renovating homes and then ventured into new construction. His goal is to grow his capacity and the types of projects that he is able to do. As an example, he would like move to projects that involve 40 to 50 units at once and get help navigating a zoning and planning system that moves too slowly, hindering progress.