ABOUT US

ABOUT US

About Great Dane Capital

Great Dane Capital is a privately held investment company that focuses on the acquisition and management of value-add multifamily properties. We specialize in repositioning well located assets in emerging markets to protect investor capital and provide high yield returns.

Our core mission of protecting our investment partners’ capital begins with our sole focus on multifamily properties. The firm’s strategy focuses on improving Class B & C apartment communities in secondary and tertiary markets nationwide. Historically, multifamily has been the least volatile real estate asset class during downturns while still offering strong upside potential during upturns. Within multifamily, Class B & C provides one of the most attractive investment opportunities due to the imbalance between the strong and growing demand and limited new supply of these units.

Our Managing Partners

Lenny Bendo

Co-Founder & Managing Partner with Great Dane Capital, headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

Lenny has worked for more than two decades in the consumer packaged goods industry for three Fortune 200 companies. He spent his first 10 years with The Pillsbury (now part of General Mills) in various sales, management & category development roles. From there, he was recruited by Johnson & Johnson to lead the category management initiative for their Acuvue contact lens brand at Walmart, Costco, and other mega-retailers. He closed his corporate career with another 10 years  at the HJ Heinz Company (now KraftHeinz) in HQ sales management, international business development for the emerging markets, global systems implementation, and most recently serving as their global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.

He has made the shift into the multi-family real estate space and are working investment deals throughout key markets nationwide. Utilizing a vast network of professionals, he and his GDC managing partner are experiencing the exciting realm of CRE investing.

In his spare time, he serves on the Board of Directors for the award-winning History Center in Orlando, Florida (after chairing as Board President for 3 terms); serves on the Board of Directors for one of the largest fraternities in North America, Lambda Chi Alpha; and volunteers in senior leadership with the American Legion Boys State premier youth leadership programs (Florida, California, Arkansas & Boys Nation).

Chad Brinkerhuff

Co-Founder & Managing Partner with Great Dane Capital, headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

Chad has a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Michigan State University, and continued at the University of Hawaii pursuing his masters in Horticulture, specializing in Micro-Propogation.

He served as the Curator of the Orchid Collection for the world-reknowned Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL; Show Chairman for the Central Florida Orchid Society; and Social Media Admin for the American Orchid Society.

He has encompassed an incredibly broad range of experience in multiple fields, matching his many interests and vast knowledge. His experience includes small business revival (Porters Orchids, XS Fitness, Tants Plants); property management (3 terms as President of the Board of Directors for the Silverwoods HOA in Windermere, FL); multiple positions within the fitness industry (NASM-certified Personal Trainer, Gracor Fitness; Front Desk Supervisor & Expansion Trainer, 24hr Fitness Oahu; and Recreations Supervisor, Wyndham Orlando); and his own entrepreneurship in dog training, with a specialty in behavioral correction and large breeds (especially Great Danes).

Our Managing Partners

Lenny Bendo

Co-Founder & Managing Partner with Great Dane Capital, headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

Lenny has worked for more than two decades in the consumer packaged goods industry for three Fortune 200 companies. He spent his first 10 years with The Pillsbury (now part of General Mills) in various sales, management & category development roles. From there, he was recruited by Johnson & Johnson to lead the category management initiative for their Acuvue contact lens brand at Walmart, Costco, and other mega-retailers. He closed his corporate career with another 10 years  at the HJ Heinz Company (now KraftHeinz) in HQ sales management, international business development for the emerging markets, global systems implementation, and most recently serving as their global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.

He has made the shift into the multi-family real estate space and are working investment deals throughout key markets nationwide. Utilizing a vast network of professionals, he and his GDC managing partner are experiencing the exciting realm of CRE investing.

In his spare time, he serves on the Board of Directors for the award-winning History Center in Orlando, Florida (after chairing as Board President for 3 terms); serves on the Board of Directors for one of the largest fraternities in North America, Lambda Chi Alpha; and volunteers in senior leadership with the American Legion Boys State premier youth leadership programs (Florida, California, Arkansas & Boys Nation).

Chad Brinkerhuff

Co-Founder & Managing Partner with Great Dane Capital, headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

Chad has a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Michigan State University, and continued at the University of Hawaii pursuing his masters in Horticulture, specializing in Micro-Propogation.

He served as the Curator of the Orchid Collection for the world-reknowned Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL; Show Chairman for the Central Florida Orchid Society; and Social Media Admin for the American Orchid Society.

He has encompassed an incredibly broad range of experience in multiple fields, matching his many interests and vast knowledge. His experience includes small business revival (Porters Orchids, XS Fitness, Tants Plants); property management (3 terms as President of the Board of Directors for the Silverwoods HOA in Windermere, FL); multiple positions within the fitness industry (NASM-certified Personal Trainer, Gracor Fitness; Front Desk Supervisor & Expansion Trainer, 24hr Fitness Oahu; and Recreations Supervisor, Wyndham Orlando); and his own entrepreneurship in dog training, with a specialty in behavioral correction and large breeds (especially Great Danes).

Why Our Investors Love Us

A Proven Track Record

Our network of operators and investors has done over $200 M.

Focused On Adding Value

We invest in properties where we can add value and increase net operating income.

100% Transparency

We make sure our partners always know how their investments are performing.

Our Advisory Board

Tyler Deveraux

Advisor

Tyler has been investing in real estate for over 14 years. Today, Tyler controls over 2,500 apartment units throughout five states, nearing $300MM. He sponsors and is a managing operator in new opportunities brought to market.

Todd Milar

Advisor

With 15 years of Real Estate experience, Todd is a Co-Founder and COO of Multifamily Mindset. This company provides essential education and support for entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to acquire their properties. Todd is a partner in over 2,000 apartment units with over $200 million in assets under management.

Learn How To Become An Investor With Us

We welcome inquiries from investors seeking multifamily investment opportunities.

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Contact Information

Location:

Orlando, Florida 32819

Email:

Lenny@GreatDaneCapital.com

Chad@GreatDaneCapital.com

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© 2022 Great Dane Capital. All Rights Reserved.