About FortuneBuilders

Inspire, Educate, Lead

FortuneBuilders is the premier real estate education company in the country. Founded by nationally recognized real estate investors, we have developed the systems, tools, educational platform and coaching program to accelerate new and existing real estate investor businesses.

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FortuneBuilders was the result of a convergence of three passions; Real Estate, Entrepreneurship and Teaching. As successful investors we discovered the freedom and lifestyle these passions afforded us. FortuneBuilders is our vehicle to share, teach and inspire investors everywhere. In 2004, Than Merrill, Konrad Sopielnikow, Paul Esajian and JD Esajian started CT Homes, a real estate investment business. The systems and processes they created to scale quickly, maximize profits and reduce risk lead to their rapid success. These systems became the foundation for the FortuneBuilders educational platform and coaching program.

FortuneBuilders offers the most advanced and comprehensive investing education. Our flagship program, Mastery Coaching, is a one-on-one coaching program that provides students with all the tools, resources, knowledge and systems necessary to accelerate their business and reduce risk.

Our Company

The FortuneBuilders team has been inspiring, educating, and leading real estate investors across the country since 2006. Our unique approach is highly sought after because we provide our students with the blueprint to start and grow a real estate business, not just providing advice on a single aspect of investing.

Our company is based on a fusion of intense passion and continuous education. To inspire and be inspired, our commitment to growth and self-improvement is the driving force behind our company. Our team is made of ‘A’ players; entrepreneurial individuals who continually strive to improve the company, themselves, their lives, their community, and the lives of others. We take pride in challenging ourselves and others; in the work we do, sharing knowledge with our students, and inspiring the changes they’ve always wanted to make in themselves and for their families.

It starts with Than, Paul and Konrad. Their vision, work ethic and endless desire to improve themselves and the business inspire everyone in the FortuneBuilders Community to do the same. The FortuneBuilders family has formed a culture of being passionate about what we do. Our ceaseless effort to be the best is how our education and coaching program has garnered national attention and changed the lives of our students.

We are active investors with as many as 10-20 deals at any given time. Because we continue to invest and navigate the constantly changing housing and investing markets, our education and coaching is always evolving to deliver real-time, relevant training and resources.

FortuneBuilders Oath

I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity and use failure as a stepping stone toward my goals. I commit to being stronger mentally and persevering in face of doubt, skepticism, resistance and despite setbacks. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time with more resolve. I will positively contribute to the team & community and draw on every remaining ounce of my strength to grow personally and to pursue the best version of myself.

Core Values


Our Mission

Our mission is to help people capture opportunities, reach their full potential and achieve their goals by providing high-quality educational programs and coaching experiences.

Our Vision

We bring entrepreneurial opportunities to the masses.

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