Real Estate Investor & Educator, A&E's Flip This House, President at FortuneBuilders
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One of the premier real estate investors in the country, Than Merrill is the Founder of CT Homes, LLC and A sought-after speaker, Than is a nationally recognized expert in real estate investing and education, marketing and entrepreneurship. He has shared the stage with ... more


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AAPL Apple Inc.
DHI D. R. Horton Inc.
ITB iShares Dow Jones U.S. Home Construction Index Fund
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund
RWX SPDR DJ Wilshire International Real Estate ETF
TOL Toll Brothers Inc.
TPH TRI Pointe Homes, Inc.
VNQI Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate ETF
XHR Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
XIN Xinyuan Real Estate Co. Ltd.
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Work Experience

Founder & CEO
2007 - Present (14 years 8 months)

FortuneBuilders is the leading real estate investment and business education company in the country. Ranked in Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Inc500 list for three consecutive years, we educate, coach and mentor real estate investors through our systemized business and real estate processes. 

We are active investors in real estate with over 700 real estate transactions in the last decade and starred on A&E's hit TV show "Flip This House".

Founder & Real Estate Investor
CT Homes LLC
2004 - Present (17 years 9 months)

Than Merrill is the founder of CT Homes, LLC, one of the most successful real estate investment and residential redevelopment companies in the country. Started in New Haven, Connecticut, CT Homes gained national recognition as the stars of A&E's hit TV show "Flip This House". After relocating to San Diego CA in 2009, we are one of the regions most active residential real estate investors.

Professional Football Player
NFL - Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2001 - 2003 (2 years 6 months)

After a very successful college football career, Than Merrill played in the NFL for two years with the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before pursuing real estate investing full time.


Yale University
1997 / 2001
Political Science