Don’s experience in deal analysis, financing and deal structuring is a great complement to Scott’s expertise in real estate. Don and Scott teamed up in 2007 when Don was in the real estate lending business with BMC Capital. Don has a background that is uniquely suited to this business. He received a Master’s Degree in Tax Accounting from the University of North Texas and started his career at Ernst & Young. He then made his way to becoming a CFO/COO with different companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 2002, Don left the corporate world to purchase a loan brokerage business. He was successful in that business before teaming up with Scott in 2007. Don and Scott were childhood friends and to quote Scott, “I could not have found a better partner than Don Manning. He has been a very close friend of mine since we were seven years old. His integrity is without question and he has an awesome financial mind.” Don’s varied background of tax, accounting, finance, operations, and business ownership has given him a wealth of experience to draw from when evaluating and structuring deals. Scott and Don work hand in hand throughout every aspect of the deal — from the initial interest phase to a thorough evaluation to closing, and then taking care of the property in ownership stage. Married to wife Suzanne for 20 years; Don has been busy with their seven children Mollie, Madeline, Macy, McKenzie, Michael, Maddox, and McCade. Don has faithfully attended Valley Creek Church for 19 years and is currently an elder of that church. As you might expect, he enjoys his family, coaching A LOT of kids’ sports teams, and living an active lifestyle.