INVEST IN PEOPLE LIKE YOU

INTELLIGENCE. INTEGRITY. GRIT.

OUR VISION

The vision of the Academy Fund is to build the preeminent capital formation network. Beginning with Service Academy graduates and subsequently adding all military veterans, the Academy Fund will rival the business influence of Ivy League alumni and even Wall Street.

The community of Service Academy graduates and their collective wealth is measured in the hundreds of billions, yet graduates transitioning to become entrepreneurs as well as budding fund managers find connecting to capital difficult. 

In our experience, there is a single reason an investor writes a check: investors buy based on trusted relationships. Investors either trust the person leading the company or they trust the advisor presenting the deal. We refer to this as “trust capital.” 

The Academy Fund leverages relationships among Investors, Advisors and Operators to facilitate the valuable “trust capital.”

 

The goal of the Academy Fund is to provide necessary funding to businesses and real estate developers, allowing them to concentrate on execution of their business while we focus on due diligence and raising capital. 

 

As Service Academy graduates, we fought valiantly against our Nation’s foes and even competed amongst ourselves for decades, but the time has come to band together as a cohesive business community. We are people of intelligence, integrity and grit who choose to no longer compete with one another but rather form an ecosystem where we all succeed together. 

 

Imagine the impact we will have in the individual businesses and the broader influence they will have in their local economies through job creation and continuous innovation.  Service Academy graduates will influence the business world with INTELLIGENCE, INTEGRITY, and GRIT like never before.  We invite you to join the community. 

WELCOME TO THE ACADEMY FUND

WHAT DO WE INVEST IN?

The fund lends money and acts as the bank in a real estate transaction, secured by a 1st lien position.

WHAT DO WE INVEST IN?

The fund lends money and acts as the bank in a real estate transaction, secured by a 1st lien position.

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WELCOME TO THE ACADEMY FUND

WHAT DO WE INVEST IN?

The fund lends money and acts as the bank in a real estate transaction, secured by a 1st lien position.

WHAT DO WE INVEST IN?

The fund lends money and acts as the bank in a real estate transaction, secured by a 1st lien position.

WHO CAN INVEST?

Only Accredited Investors

 
WHAT IS THE ACADEMY FUND?

The Academy Fund is the first private real estate fund that invests into properties led by Service Academy real estate operators and developers.

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WHY REAL ESTATE?

The first Academy Fund will be a focused on real estate. Private real estate is an income-producing investment where wealthy investors grow and store their wealth.  People always need a place to live and work, and many individuals and companies choose to rent. Most millionaires achieved their millionaire status as a result of investing in real estate.

WHY THE ACADEMY FUND?

The Academy Fund provides diligence, diversification and access to the best Service Academy operators and developers and their deals.  We believe that intelligence, integrity and grit are competitive advantages and key inputs to building wealth.

Here is what we know about Service Academy Graduates:

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 Service Academy graduates are starting and leading amazing companies

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Service Academy graduates transitioning to become entrepreneurs and budding investment fund managers find raising capital difficult.

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There is only one reason why an investor writes a check: trust. The speed of trust allows us to outmaneuver our competition in the marketplace.

The Academy Fund provides capital to the underlying business and real estate operators, allowing them to concentrate on execution while the Academy Fund focuses on diligence and raising capital. 

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INVEST!

The first Academy Fund will be a focused on real estate. Private real estate is an income-producing investment where wealthy investors grow and store their wealth.  People always need a place to live and work, and many individuals and companies choose to rent. Most millionaires achieved their millionaire status as a result of investing in real estate.

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GET INVOLVED

Help us, help others.  You can build the Service Academy business community by connecting us to Real Estate Operators and Investment Advisors who are Service Academy graduates.  Click below to learn about the different ways to get involved.

 
 
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William Militello
USNA '92

Founded Militello Capital in 2011 and they have purchased over $475 million in real estate, while raising more than $68 million from over 400 investors. As of this date, 11 investments are currently still performing, representing over 1.4 million square feet of commercial, mixed- use and multi-family properties in Florida, Georgia, California and Virginia.

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Brian Whitten
USNA '02

Founded Hornet Capital in 2017 and has originated over $20 million in real estate backed loans in Austin, Texas. Hornet originates, underwrites and funds secured and unsecured real estate purpose loans and has achieved annualized returns totaling 10.05% and 10.00% in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

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Scott Mackes
USNA '01

Founder and CEO of the Service Academy Business Mastermind (SABM) Group, a worldwide community of military veterans and Service Academy graduates who share resources, information, insight and professional guidance to advance ideas and business and investment opportunities through its trusted network.

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Lewis Baker
USMA '91

Lew Baker (USMA '91) has over 25 years in wealth management. A former VP at Morgan Stanley and currently the principal of Rock Creek Wealth Planners and Advisors, LLC an independent SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm, Lew joins the Academy Fund as Director of National Accounts. In this role he is building relationships nationwide with investors who are looking to participate in this niche opportunity to support and prosper along side military service connected leaders creating wealth.

MEET THE TEAM