RE360 Founder and CEO Named 2021 Pittsburgh Vetrepreneur of the Year
PITTSBURGH—Navy veteran Joe Calloway, founder and CEO of RE360 real estate investment company, has been named the 2021 Pittsburgh Vetrepreneur® of the Year, a prestigious honor presented annually to one of the region’s outstanding veteran business owners.
Those chosen as Pittsburgh Vetrepreneur® of the Year exemplify the finest qualities of successful business leaders through sustained business growth and success, a demonstrated passion for cultivating veteran entrepreneurship, and a track record of generosity in giving back to the veteran and civilian community. The award is presented by veteran-owned VIQTORY and sponsored by Fort Pitt Capital Group.
“I love Joe’s story,” said Chris Hale, VIQTORY’s co-founder, chairman, and a Navy veteran. “Pittsburgh kid from Carrick High School. Joins the Navy. Learns how to sell as a Navy recruiter. Comes back to his hometown. Goes to Pitt on the GI Bill. Starts buying, renovating and renting real estate. Turns it into a great business where he owns and leases more than 300 properties and employs 40-plus people. Joe is a great representative of our city and the veteran business community. Congratulations Joe!”
The June issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, distributed free to transitioning service members, will feature Calloway’s inspirational story of success that started in the Navy. Calloway used his reenlistment bonus to buy his first property in 2004. Following his service, Calloway used the GI Bill to attend graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh and worked for a real estate development company. He began buying, restoring and renting homes across Western Pennsylvania, and in 2009 formed RE360. Calloway is credited with revitalizing the business district of his childhood neighborhood of Allentown. Today RE360 boasts a portfolio of more than 550 residential and commercial units on 300 properties.
“Fort Pitt Capital Group believes the entire community benefits when a veteran integrates the values they learned during their service to build a business,” said Theodore M. Bovard, Managing Director, Fort Pitt Capital Group. “Joe Calloway does just that as he restores properties using a team-driven approach through his company, RE360. We congratulate him as the 2021 Pittsburgh Vetrepreneur of the Year.”
Calloway has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 winner and was named a 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. RE360 has been recognized as one of INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the nation, and has made the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Fast 50 multiple times. Calloway has served on the board of directors for Vagabond Missions, a Catholic non-profit that provides ministry to inner city youths.
“My experience in the Navy was very formative to me as a leader, business person and entrepreneur,” Calloway said. “There is no other educational institute, job training program or experience that can come close to what the military has to offer for young men and women. Being the Pittsburgh Vetrepreneur of the Year is the highest honor I can receive as an entrepreneur, as it was the military that gave me the confidence, tools and education to be a successful entrepreneur.”
Founded on the belief that veterans are better off for their service, VIQTORY® is the leading marketing firm connecting the military community to civilian opportunity. Its hundreds of clients include Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and colleges that use VIQTORY®’s marketing products to promote their employment, education and entrepreneurship opportunities to the nation’s military community of veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members. VIQTORY® is a VA and NaVOBA certified service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001 by three Navy veterans. Its media brands include G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse®, and Military Friendly®. VIQTORY® offers digital and print advertising in its own media as well as managed programmatic advertising, which enables it to reach its audience on virtually any platform and any device, at the precise location and at the right time.
For details visit viqtory.com.