Our mission is to inspire our customers to BELIEVE MORE, equip them to INVEST STRATEGICALLY, and empower them to LIVE FREE.
WHO IS ENTRUST
Originally named 1242 Property Solutions in 2016 by Founder Ben DuBose, the aim of Entrust Investments is to transform communities through real estate investment. Our mission statement may seem odd for a real estate investment company, but it is our deep sense of purpose and stewardship that motivates us. Our primary customers are property sellers and retail or investor buyers, and each has drastically different needs and goals. We strive to inspire each customer to believe for more than their current circumstances seem; encourage them to invest their money, time, and thoughts strategically; and empower them to achieve freedom from mental and financial constraints.
WHAT WE DO
FIND GREAT DEALS
We find and buy value-add real estate. We determine highest and best strategy, add what we can to our own pipeline and sell the rest.
IMPROVE & ADD VALUE
We renovate homes, build new homes, entitle and develop raw land, and add rental units to our current holdings and those of our clients.
EDUCATE AND EMPOWER
We coach and consult others in real estate investing
MEET THE TEAM
Ben moved to Nashville in 2010 where he served as the Assistant Director of Caleb Company through 2013. In 2014 he accepted a position as the study abroad program coordinator for Lipscomb University and enrolled in their MBA program. After graduation, he founded 1242 Property Solutions (now Entrust Investments), and in four years, he and his team have sold over 130 investment and retail properties at more than $20.8M in volume.
Hobbies: Spending time with Emily and their two girls; anything outdoors; traveling; mentoring; listening to books on Audible
Current City: Nashville, TN
Favorite Quote: "Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better.”– Jim Rohn
Title: Listing Specialist, REALTOR® with Accelerate Realty While not an employee of Entrust Investments, LLC, Emily is a vital part of our team as a 3rd-party consultant and listing agent on the properties we sell.
Emily received her Masters in Accounting from Lipscomb University in 2015, and worked as an auditor for KPMG until the Spring of 2017 when she joined Ben to help with project management. Since then, she left Entrust formally and got her Real Estate License to sell their newly renovated & built homes. She and Ben have two young daughters and triplet boys, which she also raises full-time. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Hobbies: Gardening, cooking, reading, & traveling
Current City: Nashville, TN
Favorite Quote: "Today's movement forward is simple: follow joy" - Christianna Maas
Title: Operations Manager
Kasey joined Entrust in 2017 as a consultant and transitioned to a part-time role as Operations Manager in 2018. He and his wife Ashley own investment properties in Little Rock, Arkansas and Nashville, Tennessee.
Kasey is also an active duty C-130 pilot and Foreign Area Officer in the United States Air Force with 12 years of service.
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, and outdoor activities with Ashley and their two daughters.
Current City: Pacific Grove, CA
Favorite Quote: "It's not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles... The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood..." - Theodore Roosevelt (read the whole quote here)
Title: Project & Property Manager
Kellen was born in Brazil, and has also lived in Hawaii and Boston before settling in Franklin, TN. Her experience includes international non-profit work, filming a documentary in 2013, founding businesses in the service and retail industries, and four years in restaurant management. She joined Entrust Investments in 2019, and manages our construction projects and rental properties.
Hobbies: Travel with her husband Micah, she loves to create, outdoors activities, fitness, sports, and time with community.
Current City: Franklin, TN
Favorite Quote: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” - Mae West
Title: Executive Assistant
Jeff grew up in Jackson, TN and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he played and coached Football. After commissioning as a Supply Corps Officer, he transferred into the Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer community and finished his active service in F-14 Fighter Squadrons. Jeff entered the Employee Benefits Insurance Industry in 2001, as a Wholesale Account Executive and Sales Manager for Group Life, Disability, Dental and Health companies. He also represented Independent Insurance Agents as a Registered Lobbyist for a national non-profit organization at both the State and Federal Legislative Level. Jeff currently serves at the Deputy Logistics Officer (G4) as a Major in the Tennessee State Guard.
Hobbies: Traveling with Jennifer and spending time with their six children, cheering on Navy Football, riding his Indian Motorcycle as a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.
Current City: Thompson Station, TN
Favorite Quote: “Every time a football player goes to ply his trade, he’s got to play from the ground up — from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play." - Vince Lombardi (read the whole quote here)
Ashley grew up between Wisconsin and Minnesota, spending most of her professional career in the service industry and dental hygiene prior to her interests in real estate. Ashley branched out from her dental field by joining the Army Reserves, eventually moving to California and working in the construction industry. Her husband, Ryan, is stationed at Fort Campbell, which brought her to Tennessee in 2020 allowing her to pursue her dreams here with us at Entrust Investments as an acquisitionist.
Hobbies: : Fitness, running, traveling, and family time.
Current City: Clarksville, TN
Favorite Quote: "You have brains in your head You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." - Dr. Suess
Title: Lead Generation Manager
An economist by education, Predrag worked for several years in banking while also doing contract work for Entrust Investments. In 2019 he made the leap to full-time employment as our Lead Generation Manager. He is passionate about this work and has a knack for uncovering great real estate deals.
Hobbies: : Swimming, studying history, and outdoor activities with his wife and two sons.
Current City: Žabalj, Serbia
Favorite Quote: "It is never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot
REY MARK SONABA
Title: Marketing Specialist /Cold Caller
Rey Mark has nine fruitful years of experience in appointment setting and customer service. He was immersed in different campaigns related to the healthcare industry, logistics, banking, charity programs, and real estate mainly which made him a rockstar virtual assistant today. He became a part of Entrust Investments earlier in 2021 and produces quality leads for the Lead Acquisitions Manager. Rey Mark also serves as a volunteer church custodian and worshiper leader for five years.
Hobbies: : Listening to music, singing, watching documentaries and sci-fi movies, and swimming
Current City: Pampanga, Philippines
Favorite Quote: “It’s said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others’ mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others’ successes.” - John Maxwell