About Strongside

Who we are:

Strongside Financial Group is an Opportunity Zone advisory firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The firm was formed in 2018 by Brent Dau and Doug Prickett who combined their extensive backgrounds in investment management and commercial real estate to find and fund institutional quality investments that promote the common good.

Strongside Financial Group

Strongside offers guidance across the entire investment cycle, from strategic planning, due diligence, and regulation management to asset management and exit planning. 

Our Discipline Guides our Investments

SFG focuses on middle market real estate and business investments nationwide. While seeking these investments, Strongside seeks to apply one or more of these strategies to any opportunity they bring to their clients.

Anchor Institution

Using a proprietary ranking system, SFG seeks QOZ’s with strong Anchor Institutions that provide stability and engagement with their surrounding community.

Community Supported

The community actively encourages investment into their selected Opportunity Zones.

Local Partner

SFG seeks Best-In-Class Operating and Development Partners with robust local involvement.

Path of Growth

SFG seeks locations of real estate and businesses where surrounding growth can propel a quality exit.

Team Players

Brent dau


25 years of experience in value investing in equity and debt markets. Corporate finance experience at American Airlines and BASF. ​

Doug Prickett


30 years of experience in investment real estate strategy, research, and execution. Former VP at Archon Group (Goldman Sachs) and Lionstone. ​

Thomas j. Donovan Sr.

Director and Capital Advisor

30 years of experience in alternative investments, capital raising, commercial and investment banking, and real estate finance. Former VP at First Boston/Credit Suisse.​