Get to Know Brian Capp, Investment Analyst

Meet Brian Capp, Investment Analyst, and new HLC Team Member! 

Brian Capp joined Holt Lunsford Commercial in 2022 and serves as an Investment Analyst for Holt Lunsford Commercial Investments (HLCI). Brian is responsible for underwriting and evaluating potential investments, supporting the team in the execution of transactions, and using data analysis to monitor industry trends.

Before joining HLCI, Brian gained internship experience working in financial services at a banking firm BTIG and in finance in the gaming and entertainment industry at Bally’s Corporation.

Brian received his BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University and minors in Spanish and History. Brian was admitted to SMU as a member of the BBA Scholar and University Honors programs. Brian was born in New York and raised in Las Vegas with his younger sister.

What brought you to HLC?
The culture that is fostered at HLC is truly impressive. Each member of the team is focused on supporting one another, as well as the firm as a whole. Opportunities to learn are around every corner, and I was very excited to receive the chance to contribute to such an environment.

How do you hope to grow at HLC?
At HLC, I aspire to grow in my Faith, career, and personal life to be a significant and valued contributor to HLC, my community, and those close to me.

What about your role at HLC most excites or interests you?
The breadth of my role is what I find most interesting. I thoroughly enjoy learning and strive to be exposed to as many new lessons as possible. My part at HLC introduces me to new ideas and concepts daily, and that opportunity for knowledge is exciting.

 Which HLC value resonates the most with you and why?
We Put Others First – Golden Rule. You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat others. HLC emphasizes treating others with respect and doing the right thing, which I believe is critical to maintaining a standard of integrity and positive and close working relationships.

What three words would you use to describe the HLC culture?
Faith, Principle, and Character.

If you could tell one person “thank you” for helping me become the person you are today, who would it be and why?
If I could tell one person “thank you,” it would be my mom. She has always put my sister and me first, even at the expense of her interests. Her guidance and support have been essential in who I am today.

Who or what inspires you?
My dad has always inspired me. His work ethic and perspective stand out to me as things that I strive to replicate in my life, and I consistently use them as motivation and a standard to try and exceed. 

What are three interesting things about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?
I love driving and working on my 52-year-old Chevrolet Camaro; I play the drums; I have been snow skiing since I was a little kid.

How do you define success?
I define success as accomplishing the goals that a person sets for themselves. Everyone will have different milestones in life that are important to them, and true success is being able to say that you set out in pursuit of an accomplishment and reached the finish line. 

How do you like to spend your free time?
I enjoy my free time golfing, enjoying time with friends, and watching sports whenever I get the chance. 

What would your autobiography be called?
Quality over Quantity: Life Lessons from the Vegas Buffet

If you were the CEO of a company name one thing you would make mandatory in the office and one thing you would ban.
I would mandate that ESPN or some live sporting event always be televised in the break room. I would also ban any negativity that might exist at the end of the workday. Potentially by having a daily standing cornhole game or something of that sort right before team members go home, but no one should have any feelings of negativity upon getting home after a day of work.

Everyone has a good app idea. What’s yours?
An app that can use real-time satellite data to show you how to avoid traffic at a particular time. 

Where is the furthest you’ve traveled?
The furthest place I have traveled to is Croatia, on the eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea.

What would you invent if you could?
If I could, I would invent a water-powered engine.

What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference?
“He’s my favorite person to see, but it seems like he’s never home. It probably doesn’t help that one hour for him is seven for me.”

Favorite quote?
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill 

What can you teach me to do in five minutes?
In five minutes, I could teach you to play a basic rock and roll beat on the drums.

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Mint Chocolate Chip

What character would you be in a book, movie or TV show?
If I could pick a character, I would be Ferris Bueller. 

What superpower would you like to have?
I always thought that Superman shooting lasers from his eyes was pretty cool.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you?
A speaker loaded full of music, sunglasses, and a book detailing how to get off a desert island.

What’s your secret talent no one at work knows about?

What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
The most recent thing that I watched on TV was Seinfeld. Watching comedies on TV helps me unwind, and shows like Seinfeld or The Office are hilarious.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
The funniest thing that has happened to me recently was someone leaving a rubber duck on the door handle of my car. I am still not entirely sure what the purpose or the goal was, but it was funny, nonetheless.

What was the last gift you gave someone?
A bottle of tequila.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
I would be an eagle if I could be any animal in the world. The speed and mobility of being able to fly would be both exhilarating and liberating.

If you could steal credit for any great piece of art, song, film or book, which one would you claim?
I would definitely claim credit for a well-known classic rock song. I grew up in a family where artists like Def Leppard and REO Speedwagon played 24/7, so songs from that era will always be my favorites.

Which animal would make the best type of president if the animal kingdom ever rose up and took over?
I think that a wolf would make the best type of president. They can be large and intimidating but also are very loyal to those in their pack, which would be an excellent quality for a president.

If you could redesign the food pyramid without any dire health consequences, how would it look?
If I could redesign the food pyramid without any dire health consequences, I think that the entire pyramid would be carbs, red meat, and seafood.

If you had to choose, what would your last meal be? No limits.
I’d have to go with a traditional lasagna. You can’t beat a classic!

Welcome to HLC, Brian; we are glad you are here!