2022 HW Tech Trendsetter: Doug Brien


As the founder and CEO of Mynd, Doug Brien aims to make real estate investing accessible to anyone interested in building long-term, generational wealth. After 12 years in the NFL, Brien turned to real estate for his next chapter. Brien took everything he’d learned as an individual real estate investor, and in 2008, he co-founded Waypoint Homes. It was the first company in the U.S. to purchase and own thousands of single-family rentals. Brien and his co-founder’s embrace of cloud and mobile computing would allow them to organize a large portfolio of homes and manage them efficiently. Brien eventually grew Waypoint Homes to over $3 billion in assets and 300+ employees. He guided the organization through a merger with the company Starwood Properties, and eventually Invitation Homes.

Today, Brien and his team use technology and data science to democratize the single-family rental industry. Under Brien’s leadership, Mynd has grown to manage over 11,000 units in over 25 markets, serving the $3.4 trillion dollar single-family rental and build-for-rent sectors.


Doug Brien


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