Name: Kevin Calhoun
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Company: The Calhoun Group Realty, LLC
Founder of Second Line Investments, LLC
Fundraising Goal: $5,000
Why I am a Pink Tie Guy
I am honored to be a Pink Tie Guy because I know firsthand how important the Susan G. Komen organization is to those individuals and families that heroically fight cancer on a daily basis. When my wife, Dawn Calhoun, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, it was the Komen organization that we turned to first for emotional support, information and inspiration. I will never forget the strength and perseverance I saw on the faces of the “Survivors” gathered at the first Race for the Cure we attended after Dawn’s diagnosis. You cannot put into words what it means to have an organization that is there for you to help pick up the pieces and move forward after your life has been rocked to the core.
Over the years, Dawn and I were privileged to participate in Laugh for the Cure and other events supporting breast cancer. Each year the events took on more and more meaning as close friends and family members joined the “Survivor” ranks with one diagnosis after another. So, I’m a Pink Tie Guy because the people I love most (wife, mother-in-law, best friends and extended family) have had to face the battle of a breast cancer diagnosis and I want to do my small part to help prevent my daughters and millions of great women out there from having to battle this disease. And, for those that do, I know that the Susan G. Komen organization will be right there when they need them. Dawn Calhoun battled breast cancer as a true champion from 2004 until early 2020. Now it’s time for me to pick up her baton and continue the fight for a Cure.
Kevin Calhoun is a second generation Real Estate Developer with experience in development and construction of real estate projects in North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Mexico, Poland and China. As Chief Operating Officer of The Calhoun Group Realty, he is responsible for business development, asset acquisition, financial structuring and asset optimation.
Kevin also is the founder of Second Line Investments, LLC a commercial Real Estate investment firm, focused on branded Hospitality and multi-family assets. Second Line brings investment capital and asset management expertise to strategic projects in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region.
Kevin graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has attended Executive Programs at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University) and University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Quality Engineer and Auditor with American Society for Quality.