Specialized Expertise

Nimble, independent and conservative. We know how to connect the dots.

Aviation

AVIATION

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Technology

TECHNOLOGY

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Hospitality

HOSPITALITY

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Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

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We have the resources to address a middle market ignored by traditional institutional investors. Our diligent and conservative selection process, combined with our ability to follow investments in-house from the conceptual stage through financing and closing, provides us with a unique competitive advantage.

Do you have a business that needs both capital and expertise? Please contact us.

AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT & CHARTER

Wing Aviation offers you the benefits of private travel while reducing the overall costs of operating your aircraft by leveraging your aircraft’s downtime for revenue generation opportunity.

AIRCRAFT FINANCING

We now offer financing for new or used aircraft with all in-house credit and asset based financing solutions. Low interest rates, quick closing and loans from $5M to $65M combined with our expertise in aircraft brokerage we have a turn-key solution that nobody else can match.

FIXED BASE OPERATIONS

Whether you fly a single engine piston, corporate jet, military aircraft or even a helicopter, you can count on our world-class flight support with a determined focus on customer service and safety. Our Galaxy FBO offers premium flight support services that include fuelling, hangar space and ground handling.

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Wing Aviation

One of the largest and most exclusive charter fleets in the Central U.S.
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Galaxy FBO

Galaxy FBO

World Class amenities. A benchmark for corporate and general aviation.
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Paradigm Helicopters

Expect only the safest and most advanced Helicopter travel options.
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Our Expertise in the Aviation Sector

Black Forest CRE handles a wide range of development projects.

With our hands-on approach, we handle a wide range of real estate development projects, including Retail, Office Space and Aviation related constructions.

Our Expertise in the Technology Sector

Nimble, independent and conservative. We know how to connect the dots.

Aviation

AVIATION

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Technology

TECHNOLOGY

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Hospitality

HOSPITALITY

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We have the resources to address a middle market ignored by traditional institutional investors. Our diligent and conservative selection process, combined with our ability to follow investments in-house from the conceptual stage through financing and closing, provides us with a unique competitive advantage.

Do you have a business that needs both capital and expertise? Please contact us.

DR. DIRK LAUKIEN

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

Dr. Laukien is the founder of Black Forest Ventures. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Tufts University and a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. Dr. Laukien guides Black Forest Ventures’ principle investment strategy.

Jonathan Hitchcock

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Hitchcock holds the position of Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for overseeing the financial and operational aspects of Black Forest Ventures’ various holdings and operating businesses. Mr. Hitchcock held senior financial and operational management roles at both a publicly-traded and privately-held multi-national companies, has Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a MBA degree in Management from Bentley University.

HAYDAR KUSTU

Director of Business Development & Marketing

Mr. Kustu holds the position of Director of Business Development & Marketing as well as a B.S. degree in Marketing from University of Hartford. Mr. Kustu specializes in strategic marketing, public relations, branding and operational management for public, private and non-profit organizations.

SENIOR ADVISORS

Bernhard Wangler

Senior Advisor

Drew Peck

Senior Advisor

REAL ESTATE

SEAN QUINN

Senior Vice President

TECHNOLOGY

Scott Japczynski

Vice President

HOSPITALITY

Joe Brassard

President, Hubbell & Hudson Management, LLC.

AVIATION

Brian Chapman

CEO, Wing Aviation Charter Services, LLC.

Jeremy Gee

COO, Wing Aviation Charter Services, LLC.

Wing Aviation
Wing Aviation manages one of the largest and most exclusive fleets under charter certificate in the central United States, offering unmatched amenities and a proven safety record.
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Galaxy FBO
With its state-of-the-art facility in the Lone Star Executive Airport – a gateway to The Woodlands and North Houston, Galaxy FBO is a benchmark in the industry for general and corporate aviation, featuring world-class amenities including an arrival/departure canopy large enough to accommodate even the largest corporate jet.
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Paradigm Helicopters
Houston-based VIP Helicopter Management and Charter services.
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Black Walnut Cafe
A fast-casual concept with 16 locations throughout Texas and Georgia, offering traditional American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Hubbell & Hudson
Chef Driven concept with two locations in The Woodlands, Texas, focusing on seasonal ingredients to offer a high-end dining experience.
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Hotel Investments
DoubleTree Dallas, Texas | Hampton Inn & Suites Boerne, Texas | Courtyard Naples, Florida
Quantum Analytics
Value-added distributor of scientific R&D instrumentation for Clinical, Petrochemical, Environmental, Automotive & other industrial markets.
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Sentronics Metrology
Spectral Coherence Interferometry based analytical solutions for quality control of semiconductor wafer chips.
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Doty Scientific
Doty Scientific, Inc. was founded by Dr. F. David Doty (president and chief engineering scientist) in May 1982, in Columbia, South Carolina, for the primary purpose of designing and manufacturing scientific instrumentation.
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Bold View Capital
Bold View Capital provides asset financing and leasing programs to businesses ranging from fast-moving start-ups to established companies.
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ASI Standards
Dr. Sardisco started Analytical Services Inc. back in 1993. With a small, but skilled team, they began developing ASI’s first standards out of a small laboratory in Spring, Texas.
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