Real estate investor


Kim Wendland
Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than in all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate. Andrew Carnegie – Scottish businessman and philanthropist
After a wonderful IT career, it was time to enjoy working in the physical world. Real Estate Investing has become a passion. It uses all my professional skills and grows new ones too. I just love it!


  • Top 5 Franchise IBM Ovation Awards signed by IBM CEOs Lou Gerstner and Sam Palmisano
  • PMI PMP 27702 ITIL GR750286572KW Certified TExas Contract Mgr CTCM08311612 IBM Project Executive
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business & Computer Science, Angelo State University
  • Professional Women of Williamson County, founding board member
  • Hill Country Bible Church Pflugerville Professional Women of Williamson County
  • Project Management
  • IT Professional for over twenty years
  • Ongoing progressive career advancement
  • Please refer to
  • Multiple conferences ranging from hundreds to thousands
  • Project Management, Management, Director and Business Owner
  • Local schools Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Local church

Career Timeline

  1. -
    Real Estate Investor, The second of three generations of real estate investors.

    Investing in commercial and residential multifamily real estate and homes. 

    NextGen Real Capital focuses on commercial multifamily real estate by investing in apartment buildings in emerging markets across the US.

    Turtle Cove Investments focuses on residential homes and multifamily properties like duplexes, triplexes and quadruplexes. 

    CMTRMT Investments project manage for my mother's single family portfolio of rental properties.

  2. -
    IT Director III, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  3. -
    IT Director II, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

    Assure DFPS caseworkers, investigators and staff are equipped with the technology they need to "protect the unprotected" by providing an effective, productive and reliable IT environment.

  4. -
    Project Manager, Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP)

    VIP is a global information technology solutions provider. Provided Project Management and eDiscovery services to the State of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)

  5. -
    Program Manager, Northrop Grumman

    Provided account management and project management services to Northrop Grumman's State of Texas customers, such as the Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA), Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).

  6. -
    Product Marketing Line of Business Planner, Dell Global Services

    Assure Dell's customers enjoyed an excellent customer experience by aligning the right Dell services with the right Dell computers for the right customer segment in the right geography.

  7. -
    Local Owner and Internet Consultant, TruePresence

    TruePresence allowed all types of businesses to harness the power of the Internet to Find, Get, and Keep their clients and customers in order to bring real dollars to their business. Services included: website design and development, search marketing (SEO, PPC, and Online Advertising), and Email Marketing.

    We didn't sell websites. We worked to understand our customer's business goals, then determine if the Internet could help them reach their goals. We then providee real data that showed you exactly how many people were looking for what they offered, and how much it would take to reach them.

    Then we helped our customers create an online presence that spoke to their best customers and helped them find.get.keep them, using the international power of the Internet.

  8. -
    Founding Board Member, Professional Women of Williamson County

    Founding board member for the Professional Women of Williamson County (PWOW) which is a network organization designed to provide an environment in which professional women will be educated, encouraged and empowered. 

  9. -
    Global Project Executive, IBM Global Business Services

    Global Executive Project Manager, Global Business Office (2003 to 2005)
    Created the global engagement process and strategy for global outsourcing engagements. Developed productive relationships across multi-disciplinary internal company divisions and external partners. Led global education program and developed curriculum expansion in support of sales and solution design divisions. Managed projects while creating improved processes and solutions to heighten efficiency and productivity.
    Specific Accomplishments:
    • Created multibillion-dollar solutions for outsourcing opportunities that resulted in billions of dollars in new outsourcing clients.
    • Directed development of Global Resourcing engagement solution for Indian, Hungarian, Argentinean, Canadian and South African operations.
    • Advanced solution design process for multinational clients as core team member creating Americas Solution Design Center.

    Senior Project Manager, Americas Delivery Engagement Services (2001 to 2003)
    Program Manager. Provided expert program management to develop the United States strategic engagement process and plan. Built and strengthened business relationships with global and domestic partners and customers. Managed high profile projects, as well as process and solution development. Devised training and education strategies to increase staff expertise, productivity, and capability. Served as key team member in development of Americas Solution Design Center.
    Specific Accomplishments:
    • Maximized productivity and service by completing 20+ projects successfully.
    • Successfully negotiated first agreement between 5 separate multi-disciplined solution centers across the United States.
    • Reduced costs by 23% through vital improvements to solution development process.

    Manager, Midwest Business Acquisition Services (2000 to 2001)
    Manager / Program Manager. Managed a department of experienced Project Managers and IT Professionals in Engagement Management, IT Architecting, Due Diligence, and Quality Assurance who lead projects to build solutions and proposals for new Strategic Outsourcing opportunities. Averaged 30 concurrent engagements valued at over $100 billion, managed an average of 18 employees.

    Manager/Advanced Project Manager, Transition Services (1998 to 2000)
    Manager / Program Manager. Managed a department of Project Managers and IT Professionals in Transition Management and Process Development who led projects to transition new opportunities into IBM. Averaged 45 concurrent transitions valued at over $50 billion, managed an average of 15 employees.

    Senior Information Technology Systems Management Specialist (1996 to 1998)
    IT Specialist / Project Manager: Led multiple IT implementation projects and led the organizational change to increase capacity for growth.

  10. Walked again after an airplane injury.

    In June 1998 my spine was injured on a return flight. Ultimately, the L5 disk ruptured and affected the nerves in both legs. After surgery, rehab and a fantastic physical trainer, I began to walk. This was probably the greatest personal challenge.

  11. -
    Director of MIS - Austin, Texas, Analysts International

    Managed the AiC Austin facility, successfully provided sales support and
    solution design for new client outsourcing opportunities in the Austin area including IBM. Managed a $15 million budget, 350 resources, and new application development contracts.

  12. -
    Bachelor in Business, Business, Computer Science, , Angelo State University


  • 1st
    Established eDiscovery service for Texas HHS
  • 5
    accomplished results in all five continents
  • 23%
    Cost reduction
  • 96%
    Customer retention
  • 1,235
    Percent y2y increase in sales

Questions & Answers

Favorite Leader
Martin Luther King Jr.
Favorite Movie

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Favorite Sport

Olympic Games, Tennis followed closely by American College Football

Favorite Music

That's really hard. I truly enjoy most all music. If I have to choose one....sorry....just can't.

Proudest Accomplishment

Twenty-five year marriage.

Experience Highlights

  • Real Estate Investor
    commercial and residential multifamily real estate (apartments and homes)
  • Director III in IT Operations
    Texas department of Health and human services
  • IT Operations Director II
    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Project Manager
    Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP)
  • Program Manager
    Northrop Grumman
  • Owner / Internet Consultant
  • Global Project Executive
    IBM Global Services

Education Highlights

  • Bachelor in Business, Business, Computer Science, Communications
    Angelo State University


  • Flower & Herb gardening, swimming, bicycling, music, friends and family