Bellator's leadership team works to coordinate the efforts of our agents and seven branch offices to best serve your real estate needs.

Nathan Cox

Nathan Cox

Founder and CEO
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Nathan Cox

Founder and CEO

 

Nathan Cox  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.

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Troy Wilson

Troy Wilson

President
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Troy Wilson

President
A native of Mobile and graduate of the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell College of Business, Troy serves as Bellator’s president with more than 22 years of real estate experience. Troy and Nathan Cox partnered in Bellator Real Estate & Development in 2011.
 
Troy’s real estate career began in 1997 handling new construction sales at Mitchell Homes, where he became the regional manager and qualifying broker for its single-family division at age 24. Starting in his fourth year at Mitchell, Troy managed the sales and construction starts of over 900 residential homes. He also performed land selection with site acquisition for nine new subdivisions developments while working at Mitchell. In 2005, Troy co-founded land development company Royale Development and property management company Baleu Realty Management. In 2007, he also started and co-owned a residential home building company called St. Joe Custom Homes in Mobile. The following year, Troy founded ERA Platinum Properties, which would merge with Bellator in 2011. During his time with the ERA Franchise Systems, he was recognized as #40 in Lore Magazine’s Top 200 Real Estate Professionals of the Year. In 2013, Troy was recognized as one of Mobile Bay Magazine’s 40 under 40.
 
An active member of the community, Troy served as the 2018 president of the Baldwin County Association of REALTORS®. He has served on the association’s Board of Directors since 2015, as well as on the finance committee and as chair of the executive committee. In 2015, Troy participated in the inaugural Real Men Wear Pink campaign for the American Cancer Society, raising $135,321 to fight cancer in South Alabama and was honored to be a member of the top team in the country for total funds raised. Troy is proud to be married to his beautiful wife Kristin since 1995 and is the proud father of his two daughters MacKenzie and Addeline, who are attending college. When away from the office, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, boating, hunting and fishing, as well as competing in endurance triathlon events. He completed his first full Ironman 140.6 in September 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Geoff Stacey, CRB

Geoff Stacey, CRB

Executive VP - COO | Partner
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Geoff Stacey, CRB

Executive VP - COO | Partner

Geoff Stacey serves as the Executive VP/COO for Bellator Real Estate & Development. He joined the Bellator team in March 2011 during the merger with ERA Platinum Properties, where he held a similar position. His primary responsibility is to optimize the business unit’s profitability by evaluating and improving operational processes, procedures and efficiencies and to develop strategies and implementation plans to improve & standardize all aspects of the operation.

Geoff has worked in the real estate industry since 2003 as a sales agent/manager, broker associate, property manager and company operations director. Geoff began his career in real estate after 11 years of experience working with Stacey & Associates Market Research, where he served as a business consultant and project leader on over 30 economic development and real estate feasibility projects across the Southeast.

Geoff’s expertise is in strategic planning, implementation of operational systems and management of accounting/budgeting processes.

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Geoff has spent the majority of his life living on the Gulf Coast. After graduating from the University of Alabama in 1993, he moved back to the area to begin his career. He currently resides in Daphne with his wife, Meghan, and his three boys, Braxton, Lochlan and Kelan.

Geoff is a past President of the University of Alabama Alumni Association – Mobile Chapter, a donor to the UA School of Arts & Sciences and has served as a campaign committee member for several local elected officials. During his free time, Geoff enjoys watching his boys play soccer, cooking, reading and spending time with his wife and kids. Geoff and his family are members of Christ the King Catholic Church and are active volunteers at Christ the King Catholic School and Bayside Academy.

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Charlie Dodson

Charlie Dodson

Partner / Associate Broker
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Charlie Dodson

Partner / Associate Broker

Charlie was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, where he graduated from UMS-Wright Preparatory School in 2000. He later graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in managerial economics. Following graduation, Charlie was hired by RBC Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina, to work in their builder finance department. Two years later, he earned his property and casualty insurance license and began working for Molton, Allen and Williams Insurance Company in Birmingham, Alabama, and later
Pensacola, Florida.

In 2008, Charlie obtained his real estate license and joined Nathan Cox and Bellator Real Estate & Development Inc., focusing on residential new construction and custom-built homes in Baldwin County. He earned his broker’s license in August of 2011 and is currently the broker for Bellator’s Spanish Fort Office. Charlie was recently named Bellator’s Vice President of New Construction Sales, and he is a top producer as the leader of The Dodson Team.

Charlie married Natalie Franklin of Mobile in August 2008, and they were blessed with daughter Sally on Nov. 11, 2011 and Ann Charles on Dec. 9, 2014. The Dodson’s are members of Ashland Place United Methodist Church in Mobile. Charlie, when not at work, enjoys playing golf and spending time with his girls.
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Home Office Staff

Amanda Allen

Amanda Allen

Operations Manager
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Amanda Allen

Operations Manager

Amanda Allen was promoted to the position of Operations Manager earlier this summer.  Amanda joined Bellator in 2013, starting as a Director of First Impressions, then as an Executive Assistant and now transitioning into her new role.

As Operations Manager, Amanda is the conduit for all communication and data flow between the branch office’s administrative staff and the corporate home office.  Her most vital role is to finalize all transactions within the Lone Wolf system and to assure that agents are paid at the proper tier, in the most-timely manner.  Amanda will oversee the work and productivity of all branch level administrative employees (as it relates to the flow of data and information from the branch offices to the home office) while assuring that they have the proper tools/equipment, training/information and support resources needed to remain productive and efficient. 

Prior to joining Bellator, Amanda career allowed her multiple opportunities in customer service and administrative positions.  Amanda and her husband David have a son, David Samuel, and a daughter, Tristan.  The Allen’s enjoy spending time together as a family, especially traveling, and supporting their children in dance and ROTC.  Amanda was also the recipient of Bellator’s highly regarded Dana Carter Award in 2016.

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David Horn

David Horn

Relocation Director / Eastern Shore Manager
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David Horn

Relocation Director / Eastern Shore Manager

David is the eastern shore agent manager and relocation director for Bellator Real Estate & Development. David brings over 18 years of experience in financial services, mortgage lending and sales management to the company. Most recently, he was an award-winning real estate consultant with Bellator for more than five years, prior to starting the Relocation Department and then taking over broker duties for more than 45 agents at the company’s Eastern Shore Branch.

As a 12-year real estate veteran of the Mobile and Eastern Shore markets, David brings a unique perspective to his role of manager and mentor. He knows REALTORS® navigate people through what is often the most significant transition of their lives; and he takes this responsibility seriously. In his agent manager role, David is focused on taking care of his team by sharing his expertise, advice and guidance on all transactions. In addition to his broker duties, David also teaches/leads weekly sales training sessions, monthly agent business meetings and develops regular educational opportunities for the agents. He is deeply committed to developing and maintaining an encouraging, cooperative, supportive and welcoming work environment at the Eastern Shore Office.

As the relocation director, David strives to give every referral client the same personal service centered on honesty, accuracy, personal attention, attention to detail and consistent communication. In this role, David works to ensure all Bellator relocation clients are given the same level of service by providing customized personable service to corporate clients and relocation management companies transferees, assessing their needs and pairing them with the right REALTOR® to assist their transition to our area and ensure Bellator gives them consistent and quality service. The Relocation Department works to generate and manage business opportunities for Bellator and its REALTORS®, including corporate relocation, affinity programs, broker-to-broker network and internal referrals. In addition, the Relocation Department manages Bellator’s relationship with and implementation of its affiliation with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®; Luxury Portfolio International®; and Military on the Move® programs as well as Worldwide ERC®.

David is a member of the Mobile Area Association of Realtors®, Baldwin County Association of Realtors®, Alabama Real Estate Commission® and the National Association of Realtors®. He graduated from the University of South Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in communications. A lifelong resident of coastal Alabama, he enjoys spending time with his family and doing community service work.

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Kari Parker

Kari Parker

Senior Executive Administrator / Lead Manager
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Kari Parker

Senior Executive Administrator / Lead Manager

Kari Parker joined Bellator in the spring of 2018 as Bellator’s Senior Executive Administrator. Kari’s primary focus is project management and follow-through on all company initiatives. She is a trusted member of Bellator’s leadership in addition to managing the company’s eTeam.  

A native of Wyoming, Kari attended Mountain West College and the University of Wyoming. Prior to joining the Bellator Team, Kari gained a wealth of experience over the last two decades in real estate, title, home building and administration. This knowledge, along with a proactive attitude and acute sense of urgency, helps to ensure the smooth operation of the Bellator initiatives. Kari enjoys being a part of such an amazing group of people and is thrilled to be able to apply her unique set of skills to helping Bellator grow. 

Kari and her husband, Tony, make their home in Pensacola, Florida. Together they have three grown children, a son-in law and two young, active grandchildren, who are their pride and joy. The Parkers are active members of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Away from work, Kari enjoys working in the yard, home improvement projects, travel, fishing and crafts.

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Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips

Agent Marketing Director
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Anna Phillips

Agent Marketing Director

Anna Phillips is a marketing professional with Bellator Real Estate & Development joining the team in July 2017. Anna’s expertise lies in social media marketing, branding, event planning and graphic design.  As the companies lead marketing trainer, Anna is one of the first people that every new agent meets when joining Bellator as part of their onboarding process and she is well versed on company provided property and personal marketing tools for agents. With a heart for people and an eye for detail, Anna brings organizational excellence to the Marketing Department team.

Anna earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Business and Worship Leadership from the University of Mobile in 2014 and has worked in the special events industry as a social media and branding manager before joining the team at Bellator.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys serving at City Hope Church as a global worship leader and social media team leader. She enjoys spending time with friends, family, and especially her three nieces, Carleigh, Addie, and Katie.

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Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Branding & Communication Director
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Sarah Taylor

Branding & Communication Director

Sarah Taylor serves as Bellator Real Estate & Development's Branding & Communication Director after previously working in both the marketing and media industries. In her position with Bellator, Sarah helps handle the company’s graphic design, community relations and marketing. She combines her media experience with her marketing experience to help guide Bellator and its agents in their efforts to provide value to each client the company serves.

Sarah graduated from The University of Alabama with a communications degree and has worked for newspapers and magazines throughout Alabama and Mississippi. She previously worked in legal marketing before making her way to the Gulf Coast.

When not working, Sarah and her husband spend most their time playing refereeing their two dogs, Travis and Sophie. They also enjoy spending time with their church community group and taking full advantage of the ability to take day trips to the beach.

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Adriane Farnell

Adriane Farnell

Accounting Manager
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Adriane Farnell

Accounting Manager
Adriane Farnell joined Bellator Real Estate & Development as our Accounting Manager in April 2019. She processes the account receivables and payables, reconciles multiple bank accounts, issues 1099s, enters and produces agent invoicing reports and performs the yearly workers compensation audit. She is also responsible for managing payroll and handles the internal controls of the accounting department.
 
A University of South Alabama graduate with degrees in education, history and anthropology/archeology, she has previously held several accounting and management positions, along with an operations management position working alongside a leading real estate investor in Mobile. 
 
Adriane's self-professed biggest accomplishment is being a mother. She strives to be the house her daughter's friends call their second home. When she's not working, Adriane enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports and coaching. 
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