BVI Connections

Britnie Turner is a serial entrepreneur, real estate investor, and philanthropist from Nashville, Tennessee, United States. She is founder and CEO of Aerial Development Group, a Tennessee-based residential and commercial development company that works on a social enterprise business model. Aerial is labelled by Forbes and Fortune, as the 6th fastest growing women-owned company.

On her second trip to the BVI, Debbie Bell (the BVI manager) met with Britnie to brainstorm working together. It was here where the idea of a “post-Irma empty pool party” was born. The objective was to get our entrepreneurs thinking differently in the current climate.

Britnie kindly invited us to an exclusive island to have the “think differently” session! For most of the entrepreneurs, this was their first chance to get off the island post Hurricanes!

Britnie shared her wonderful life story with the group of entrepreneurs, providing great inspiration for a woman of only 29 years young – she has grasped opportunities and overcome terrible hurdles to get to where she is today. Britnie completed a mini reverse shark tank exercise with all of the entrepreneurs.


10 of our BVI entrepreneurs pitched their business, and openly discussed with the group what they were thankful to Hurricane Irma for. Britnie group-coached each of the entrepreneurs to understand “why” they got into business in the first place. Persistently questioning why is that the entrepreneurs care so much about people and the planet. The BVI family became much closer that day.


The BVI family loved working with Britnie, and look forward to re-grouping again when she is back to the BVI. Thank you Britnie.