Salute Colorado

Mentorship program for Transitioning Veterans

Salute Colorado supports veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces through mentorship, networking and funding as they pave civilian career paths in real estate or technology fields. By helping U.S. veterans navigate the business world in pursuit of post-service careers, our aim is to see these leaders in service emerge as leaders in business and community.

Real Estate or Technology
We are particularly qualified to support veterans interested in careers in real estate or technology, as our organization has strong ties to these fields and we have access to a professional network and resources to support you.

When we say real estate, most people think of the more obvious – residential or commercial sales – but we’re open to supporting a wide-range of careers related to the real estate field. In addition to the obvious, that could be finance, law, construction, mortgage, title, property management…the list goes on.

In terms of technology, we mean technology-related entrepreneurship, but we can help those with an interest in programming, as well. Technology is obviously a wide field, let’s talk about your interests, and we’ll let you know if we think we can work with you.

Owner Profile

Lane Hornug

Lane served in the United States Marine Corps as a Cobra attack helicopter pilot and is a Gulf War veteran. Following his military stint, most of Lane’s professional career has centered around the convergence of real estate and technology. In the late-90’s, he was an executive at ZipRealty, in the Bay Area, helping the brokerage leverage the Internet to grow from a handful of agents to a publicly traded company with thousands of agents. Returning to Colorado in 2002, Lane secured his real estate license, joined RE/MAX Alliance and launched the website COhomefinder.com, which quickly became one of the most popular real estate websites in the state, fueling the growth of Lane’s real estate practice.  In 2010, Lane founded 8z Real Estate and has served as its CEO since. 8z was recently named a Better Homes and Gardens “Next Gen Brokerage” for being an innovative industry leader. Lane completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, with a degree in Industrial Engineering, and later went on to obtain his MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.