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The FORT with Chris Powers

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The FORT host, Chris Powers, talks with leaders of businesses across real estate and a variety of industries. As the Founder of Fort Capital, Chris brings a unique perspective and style that allows for a meaningful conversation that dives deep into ideas and topics not regularly discussed. Chris cov… read more

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#227: Mike Boyd - Going Deep on the Business of Family and How Families Can Achieve Multi-Generational Success

June 28th, 2022


Mike Boyd is an Australian Entrepreneur, CEO & Investor. Mike started his entrepreneurial career at age 11 selling lost golf balls and didn’t …

#226: Barrett Linburg - Founder of Savoy Equity Partners - Real Estate Opportunity Zones 101

June 21st, 2022


Barrett is a founding partner of Savoy Equity Partners and oversees the capitalization and structuring of the company’s investments along with deal sourcing. Born and raised in Dallas, he has spent 17 years in the real …

#225: Rob Chadwick - Founder of Holdfast Security Group - Best practices for protecting yourself loved ones

June 16th, 2022


Rob Chadwick, Founder of Holdfast Security Group, a consultation and training company, specializing in helping organizations and private individuals …

#224: Nick Huber + Chris Powers Vol. 2

June 14th, 2022


Part 2 of the exciting webinar session that Nick Huber had with Chris Powers on The Nick Huber Show. They talk about current events, highlights of our acquisition process, the market for GP, and many more!

Learn more …

#223: Robert Prather - Founder of Vision Research - A Masterclass in Shorting Equities

June 9th, 2022


Robert Prather, Jr, has been with Vision Research for more than 15 years and brings more than 23 years of relevant experience to the team in his role …

#222: Student Rental Pro - The Mad Scientist of Student Housing

June 7th, 2022


On this episode, Chris chats with Twitter's Anonymous @StudentRentPro on every trick in the book for how to strategically manage student rental properties. They deep dive into the economics of how to put together a …

#221: Lloyd Reeb - Co-Founder of Halftime Institute - Success to Significance

May 31st, 2022


Lloyd was a successful real estate developer and owner of luxury senior housing facilities when his idea of success changed dramatically, and his …

#220: Connor Haley - Founder of Alta Fox Capital Management

May 26th, 2022


Connor Haley founded Alta Fox in 2018 and is responsible for managing all aspects of the firm’s investment process and strategy.  He has over ten years of investing experience and a passion for investing in small-cap …

#219: Stephen Bailey- Senior Managing Director @ JLL - DFW Industrial Market Update

May 24th, 2022


Stephen Bailey, Senior Managing Director at JLL, joins Chris again to discuss the current state of capital markets and the ideal situation for sellers going to market - hint: Low WALT. They also dive into land prices, …

#218: Aaron Graft - Vice Chairman CEO of Triumph Bancorp, Inc. - On a Mission to Change How Truckers Get Paid

May 19th, 2022


Aaron Graft is the Founder, Vice Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Triumph Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary TBK Bank, SSB. He also serves as a Director and Vice Chairman of The Bank of the West of Thomas, …

RE #217: Chris Powers amp; Drew Pearson - A live mentoring session on how to build a REPE operating company and lessons learned along the way.

May 17th, 2022


Drew Pearson, Managing Partner at Pearson Partners, began his commercial real estate career at Latter & Blum in Baton Rouge in 2008. He moved to a boutique firm named Waters & Pettit in 2011 and within a few …

#216: Alex Epstein - The Future is Fossil Fuels

May 12th, 2022


Alex Epstein is a philosopher and energy expert who argues that “human flourishing” should be the guiding principle of energy and environmental …

RE #215: Chris Powers on Incentives in Real Estate

May 10th, 2022


On this episode, Chris discusses incentives that drive companies and people, COR - how to incentive your people to make money and watch expenses, and …

#214: @CarDealershipGuy - Used Car Business 101

May 5th, 2022


On this episode, Chris talks with the anonymous @CarDealershipGuy ( about the used car business – how it works and how money is made. They also cover how to negotiate the best deal …

RE #213: Bo Aughtry - Deep Dive into Hotel Development and Lessons Learned Through Many Cycles

May 3rd, 2022


Bo Aughtry, Chairman & CEO of Windsor Aughtry Commercial, entered the real estate business out of college and in 1975 helped found Small and …


April 28th, 2022


Craig Fuller is the Founder and CEO of FreightWaves, the leading provider of global supply chain market intelligence and news. Prior to FreightWaves, …

RE #211: Nick Clark - President Founder of Common Desk - The Future of Co-Working Flexible Office Space

April 26th, 2022


Nick Clark founded Common Desk in 2012 after leaving a career in office leasing and management. Common Desk has since become a coworking industry leader in design, hospitality, and asset-light deal structures with …

#210: Robin Sharma - Global Leader of Leaders and Personal Mastery Expert

April 21st, 2022


Robin Sharma is a humanitarian who has devoted his life to helping people express their highest natural gifts. He is widely regarded as one of the top leadership and personal-mastery experts in the world. His clients …

RE #209: Nick Huber + Chris Powers Vol. 1

April 19th, 2022


Part 1 of the 2-part exciting webinar session that Nick Huber had with Chris Powers on The Nick Huber Show. They talk about current events, highlights of our acquisition process, the market for GP, and many more!

Learn …

#208: Brom Rector - Founder of Empath Ventures - Psychedelics 101 and Why They're One of the Fastest Growing Industries in the World

April 14th, 2022


Brom Rector, Founder, and GP of Empath Ventures. Prior to founding Empath, Brom spent 7 years as a portfolio manager and quantitative researcher - …

RE #207: How Investor Relations works at Fort Capital

April 12th, 2022


On this episode, Chris sits down with a few members of the Fort Capital team to discuss all things Investor Relations (IR). They chat about the process Fort goes through to vet potential investors, onboarding, and …

RE #206: Scott Everett - Founder of S2 Capital - 0 to 38,000 MF Units by 32 y/o

April 5th, 2022


Scott Everett founded S2 Capital in 2012 to acquire multifamily Real Estate. In the past 10 years as CEO of S2 Capital he has built a Real Estate …

#205: Kevin Dahlstrom - Making Money Moves, Compounding, I Join The Board, Riff on Remote Work / WFH

March 31st, 2022


Kevin Dahlstrom, Founder of Swell, joins the podcast for the third time to chat about his career in Fintech and what he's looking to change about how people think about and use money. Chris and Kevin chat about …

RE #204: Steve Radom - Founder of Radom Capital - Best in Class Urban Infill Developer

March 29th, 2022


Steve Radom, Founder of Radom Capital, began his company in 2014 with the vision of creating a best-in-class urban infill redevelopment platform that passionately executes enduring designs and yields differentiated …

RE #203: Jeff Gleiberman - Managing Director at MG Properties - 33,000 Units and counting...

March 22nd, 2022


Jeff Gleiberman, Managing Director at MG Properties Group is responsible for investment transactions, investment strategies and partner relations. Jeff was previously Director of Investments, responsible for corporate …

RE #202: Richard Fertig - Founder of Stomp Capital - A World-Class Lesson in STR's and Why It Might Be The Best Risk/Reward in Real Estate

March 15th, 2022


Richard Fertig, Founder of Stomp Capital, is an innovative Real Estate Developer focused primarily on the Short Term Rental market, creating branded experiences to delight raving fans with his signature “modern …

#201: Conrad Gibbins - Managing Director at Jefferies - Energy Investment Banking - Deep Dive Into Current Energy Markets

March 10th, 2022


Conrad Gibbins is a Managing Director of Jefferies, LLC in the Energy Investment Banking Group. Conrad has 12 years of investment banking experience advising primarily upstream oil and gas companies on M&A and …

#200: Chris Powers - 200th Episode - Observations About the World Today

March 8th, 2022


On this milestone episode, Chris shares the story of how the podcast started and why it's been so impactful. Chris dives into why podcasting is a …

RE #199: Nick Huber - Co-Founder of Bolt Storage - 0-34 self-storage properties in 4 years, Cancel Culture, Remote Labor, Sweaty Startups!

March 1st, 2022


Nick Huber, Co-Founder of Bolt Storage, is back on The FORT Podcast to discuss what Nick's learned after going from 0-34 self-storage properties, …

RE #198: Eric Weatherholtz - Partner at Healy Weatherholtz Properties - Simple little things compound into big things and everybody wins.

February 22nd, 2022


Eric Weatherholtz, co-founder of Healey Weatherholtz Properties has worn many hats in his career from leasing agent, property manager, construction …

RE #197: John Marsh - Co-Founder of Marsh Collective - Finding Opportunity in the Broken Undone

February 15th, 2022


John Marsh is the Co-Founder of Marsh Collective and host of the Redemptification Podcast, serial entrepreneur, and consultant helping steward over …

RE #196: Marc Gilbert - Managing Partner of Twin Oaks - Seeking Deep Value that most overlook.

February 8th, 2022


Marc Gilbert, Managing Partner of Twin Oaks Group, owns and manages a diverse portfolio of property across Northern New Jersey, including …

RE #195: Nathan Lenahan - A story of working at WeWork until original IPO, His new HVAC roll-up strategy with game-changing tech component

February 1st, 2022


Entrepreneur, Nathan Lenahan, has held many titles such as COO of Smart City Apartment Locating and VP & GM of Texas and the Mountain West …

RE #194: Chris Powers Jason Baxter Talk Fort Capital's 2021 Year in Review

January 25th, 2022


On this episode, Jason Baxter and Chris Powers take a look at the last year for Fort Capital and discuss how their team evolved and prepared for …

#193: Chris Pate - Managing Director of True North Advisors - A Masterclass in Capital Allocation

January 20th, 2022


Chris Pate, Managing Director of independent wealth management firm True North Advisors, spent the first 11 years of his career at a multi-strategy …

RE #192: Tyron McDaniel - Owner of Houston Vintage Homes - A leader on a mission to build Affordable Housing for all

January 18th, 2022


Tyron McDaniel is the Owner of Houston Vintage Homes, focused on the Design & Development of Affordable Housing in inner-city communities around the country. With a keen eye for design and historical context, Tyron …

RE #191: Chris Powers - Real Estate Rant on Industrial, Office, and Capital Markets Heading into 2022

January 11th, 2022


On this solo episode, Chris provides an update on industrial fundamentals and how they're holding up to date. He also deep dives into interesting …

RE #190: Riaz Taplin - Founder of Riaz Capital - Do Well, Do Good - Developing a Billion Dollar Microliving Empire in the Bay Area

January 4th, 2022


Principal & Founder Riaz Taplin has been thinking about workforce housing for most of his professional life. Growing up in a real estate family, Riaz detoured early in his career from the family business to develop …

RE #189: Mike Berry - President of Hillwood

December 28th, 2021


Mike Berry is the President of Hillwood, one of the top industrial, commercial, and residential real estate developers in the country. He has been the leader of development efforts in AllianceTexas, one of the largest …

RE #188 BONUS: Chris Powers Eric Jorgenson on Jorgenson's Soundbox

December 21st, 2021


Happy Holidays! We wanted to co-launch a special episode where Chris was interviewed by Eric Jorgenson (guest on episode #152) on Eric's show:

#187: Colin Landforce - CTO of Unrivaled Brands - Cannabis Industry 101

December 16th, 2021


Colin Landforce is an entrepreneur and tactical leader with more than 10 years of experience in regulated and emerging consumer product spaces. With …

RE #186: Moses Kagan - Part 2 | On Value-Add MF, A New Core Strategy, ReConvene, Los Angeles, and How He's Looking at The World

December 14th, 2021


Moses Kagan is the Co-Founder and Head of Adaptive Realty, a Los Angeles-based development, and property management group. Since 2018, Moses has overseen the repositioning of 80 properties in Los Angeles and grown …

RE #185: Moses Kagan - Part 1| On Value-Add MF, A New Core Strategy, ReConvene, Los Angeles, and How He's Looking at The World

December 7th, 2021


Moses Kagan is the Co-Founder and Head of Adaptive Realty, a Los Angeles-based development, and property management group. Since 2018, Moses has overseen the repositioning of 80 properties in Los Angeles and grown …

RE #184: Kendal Harazny - Co-Founder/Principal of Wexford Developments - Developing amazing urban projects in Canada US

November 30th, 2021


Kendal Harazny is a Principal and Co-founder of Wexford Developments, a real estate development, investment, and management company. Wexford has completed over $500 million of development, currently has $500 million in …

RE #183: Keith Wasserman - Founder of Gelt Inc.

November 23rd, 2021


Chris chats with Keith Wasserman, Founder of Gelt Inc. which is one of the fastest-growing real estate companies in the country. Gelt focuses on …

RE #182: Peter Lohmann - CEO of RL Property Mgmt - Building a PM Biz, Tasks at Scale, Airbnb in PM?

November 16th, 2021


Peter Lohmann is the founder & CEO of RL Property Management, a residential property management company in Columbus, Ohio. Peter graduated with a …

#181: Alex Lieberman - Co-Founder of Morning Brew - Building Selling Morning Brew, Transition to Exec Chairman, Crypto / NFT's

November 11th, 2021


Alex Lieberman is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Morning Brew, a multi-platform business media brand. In October 2020, Alex & his …

RE #180: Chris Powers - GP Fees and The Pathway to Building a World-Class REPE Operating Platform

November 9th, 2021


On this episode, Chris does a full deep dive into the world of fees, including what they are, should you be charging fees at all, and when, fee …

RE #179: John Blatchford - Owner of Kunst MF - Historic Real Estate Tax Credits 101

November 2nd, 2021


John Blatchford is the Owner of Kunst, a real estate developer in Cincinnati, Ohio that renovates historic buildings into city apartments by utilizing historic tax credits and Opportunity Zone investments. This episode …

RE #178: Chris Powers - Why decisions are made to sell real estate?

October 26th, 2021


On this solo episode, Chris breaks down what would cause someone to sell an investment property or cash-flowing asset. He also discusses why …

#177: Bill D'Alessandro - CEO of Elements Brands - Building an E-Commerce Holdco Empire

October 21st, 2021


Bill D'Alessandro is the Founder / CEO at Elements Brands, a parent brand that owns and acquires e-commerce companies. Bill founded Elements Brands in 2010 and has scaled to 8 figures of revenue, 50+ employees, and …

RE #176: Ayesha Selden - Building a Real Estate Equity Empire, Owner of - OWN SOME SHIT

October 19th, 2021


Born and raised in South Philadelphia to a single mother, Ayesha is now a multi-millionaire in Stock, Real Estate, and as a Franchise Business Owner. …

RE #175: Bobby Fijan - Partner @ Form Developers - The Mad Scientist of Floorplans and Complex MF Development

October 12th, 2021


Bobby has been involved in startup companies for nearly his entire career. He left graduate school to start his previous company, Cross Properties, …

RE #174: Laird Sparks - Sr. Managing Director, Development at Greystar

October 5th, 2021


Laird Sparks is a Senior Managing Director for Greystar Development and Construction Services, with responsibility for multifamily development in the …

#173: Andrew Gazdecki - Founder CEO of Microacquire

September 28th, 2021


Andrew Gazdecki is the Founder of Microacquire, an online startup acquisition marketplace. Andrew is also the former CEO & Founder of Bizness Apps and Altcoin (both acquired).

On this episode, Chris and Andrew …

RE #172: Vince Knipp - Senior MD Investments at Marcus Millichap - Single Tenant NNN Retail Assets 101

September 21st, 2021


Vincent Knipp is a Senior Managing Director of Investments in Marcus & Millichap’s Dallas office, where he specializes in net lease investment sales across the United States. Knipp has been the #1 Net Lease Agent in …

#171: Chris Bloomstran - President CIO at Semper Augustus - Finding Value in the Public Markets

September 14th, 2021


Christopher P. Bloomstran, CFA, is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Semper Augustus Investments Group LLC. Chris has three decades of professional investment experience with a disciplined, value-driven …

#170: Molson Hart - Founder of VIAHART - ECommerce Mastermind, Selling on Amazon, and Toys

September 7th, 2021


Molson Hart is the founder and CEO of VIAHART, an educational toy company, and a co-founder of Edison, an intellectual property-focused litigation …

#169: Jeff Lamb - President/COO of Vari - The Servant Leader

August 31st, 2021


As President and Chief Operating Officer of Vari, Jeff oversees corporate strategy and has led the charge for the development of VariSpace, the company’s new commercial real estate venture.

Jeff has 38 years of …

RE #168: Sean Breuner - Co-Founder CEO of AvantStay - World Class Experiences and Management of Short Term Rentals

August 24th, 2021


Sean’s been a real estate and technology entrepreneur for 15+ years. Having gone through the launch & sale of a number of early-stage companies, …

#167: George Coultress - Managing Director at Western - Everything You Need To Know About Buying/Selling a Business

August 17th, 2021


George Coultress is an M&A and Private Equity Advisor for Western Commerce Group. He specializes in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, …

#166: Sarah Means Lizzie Means Duplantis - Co-Founders of Miron Crosby - Luxury Cowboy Boots

August 10th, 2021


Miron Crosby is a bespoke boot brand and store located in Highland Park Village. Founded by sisters Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means, the …

RE #165: Rohun Jauhar Co-Founder JT Capital - Value Add MF, Virtual Assistants Automation, Working @ FB

August 5th, 2021


Rohun is the co-founder of JT Capital, a Real Estate investment firm with 9-figures of acquisitions of multifamily apartment complexes.  JT Capital …

RE #164: Chris Herd Jonathan Wasserstrum - A Conversation on Remote Work - Pros Cons

August 2nd, 2021


Chris Herd is the Founder & CEO at Firstbase, which helps companies build infrastructure with a remote-first mindset. He takes the side of remote work being most beneficial in the future of work.

Jonathan …

RE #163: Stephen Bailey and Dustin Volz of JLL Industrial Capital Markets

July 29th, 2021


Stephen is a Managing Director in the Dallas office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. He joined JLL as part of the HFF acquisition and specializes in industrial investment advisory. In this capacity, he represents and …

#162: Pete Chambers - My Mentor Partner at Chambers Interests Family Office

July 26th, 2021


Chris is on vacation! So please enjoy this re-mastered version of episode #38 of The FORT with guest Pete Chambers.

Pete Chambers is the past President of the West Texas Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization and …

RE #161: Mark Campbell - Co-Founder of A Fantastic Story of a European Industrial JV and the Evolution of Jasper

July 22nd, 2021


Mark Campbell is the Co-CEO of has over 13 years of experience with commercial real estate firms in NZ, UK, and Europe. Most recently, Mark led a commercial real estate joint venture between Blackstone and M7, …

RE #160: Why Texas is a Smart Place to Invest

July 19th, 2021


There's been a ton of talk about Texas with the growth of Austin, the mass migration from other states, and our booming Tech industry. This episode deep dives into why Texas is a great place to invest your future …

#159: Harry Croydon - CEO of - Global Insurance to 4B underinsured people

July 15th, 2021


Harry Croydon is co-founder of Micro Insurance Company (MIC) and is CEO and President of STP Group Holdings. MIC was started to create simple …

#158: Josh Schultz - Masterclass in Small Business Operations Execution

July 12th, 2021


Josh Schultz is a master of SMB Operations. This episode is a deep dive into SMB Operations and how Josh analyzes businesses in order to optimize …

RE #157: Chris Rising - Co-Founder CEO of Rising Realty Partners

July 8th, 2021


Christopher Rising manages the day-to-day business activities of Rising, while also serving on its Investment Committee. Drawing on his experience as Senior Vice President, Asset Transactions at MPG Office Trust, Inc. …

#156: Kevin Jorgeson - Professional Climber Conqueror of The Dawn Wall

July 6th, 2021


Kevin Jorgeson is an American rock climber. He was one of the first two climbers, alongside his climbing partner Tommy Caldwell, to successfully …

#155: TJ Hutchings - Health Insurance 101

July 1st, 2021


Soon after joining Higginbotham as a customer service representative in the employee benefits department, TJ Hutchings set a goal to become a managing director within five years, which he accomplished by the end of …

#154: Jefferson Davis - Owner of Davis Glass Cleaning Co. - 0 to 100+ clients in 3 years

June 28th, 2021


Jefferson "Trey" Davis is the Owner of Davis Glass Cleaning Company based in Fort Worth, TX. On this episode, Chris and Trey discuss how he decided to make the jump into starting a sweaty business with only one client …

#153: Nishant Machado - Restructuring Savant, CEO of Macaroni Grill, Timeshares, Cannabis, Deal Structuring

June 24th, 2021


Nishant has extensive restaurant and food industry experience and is currently serving as the President and CEO of Dividend Restaurant Group, parent …

#152: Eric Jorgenson - Creating The Almanack of Naval Ravikant, Leverage, and Building Online Courses

June 21st, 2021


Eric Jorgenson is the author of The Almanack of Naval Ravikant, which collects and curates Naval’s wisdom from Twitter, Podcasts, and Essays over the …

#151: Codie Sanchez - Founder of Contrarian Thinking - Helping People Think Make Money

June 17th, 2021


Codie Sanchez is the Founder of Contrarian Thinking, a newsletter dedicated to inspiring mental and financial freedom. She acquires SMB's across different industries as well as investing in the legalized cannabis …

RE #150: Step by Step Acquisition Process at Fort Capital - How You Transact Matters!

June 14th, 2021


On this episode, Chris breaks down how Fort Capital transacts and acquires properties. He starts with the company's emphasis on how important their …

RE #149: Sean Sweeney - Deep Dive on How To Develop Infill Boutique Class-A MF Properties

June 10th, 2021


Sean Sweeney is the Co-Founder of Hall Sweeney Properties, a Minnesota-based multi-family development company. On this episode, Sean talks about his …

#148: Chris Powers - Transitioning from CEO to Chairman, Twitter, Failures, Routines, Podcastin'

June 7th, 2021


On this special bonus episode, Chris is joined once again by Kevin Dahlstrom (Episode #131 of FORT) for a role-reversal interview. Chris talks about …

#147: Rhett Bennett - Founder of Black Mountain - A Bull Case for Nickel, Oil Gas

June 3rd, 2021


Rhett Bennett is the Founder and CEO of Black Mountain, a private natural resources company with several business units: E&P operations, commercial saltwater disposal, midstream, and in-basin frac sand mining. 

On …

RE #146: Joe Pohlen - Co-Founder of Cardinal Senior Living - Assisted Living 101

May 31st, 2021


Today's episode features Joe Pohlen, Founder and Partner of Cardinal Senior Management, an assisted living company operating facilities in Michigan and Pennsylvania. 

On this episode, Chris and Joe dive into the …

RE #144: Value Creation Through Aggregating Small Assets

May 24th, 2021


On this episode, Chris breaks down Fort Capital's strategy of aggregating smaller assets in order to make them more attractive to institutional …

LIB #143: Starting a Meeting The Right Way - What's got your attention?

May 22nd, 2021


Today's Lesson in Business (LIB) discusses how to properly start a meeting in order to make sure your team is laser-focused on the agenda. Enjoy!

#142: John Schissler - Growing a Chicken Salad Chick Empire in DFW

May 20th, 2021


John Schissler is Founder of J&M Hospitality which was created to open and operate Chicken Salad Chick restaurants in the Fort Worth, TX area. John and his wife Meggie currently own and operate 5 locations in North …

#141: James Camp - How to Buy, Operate, Grow, and Flip Websites

May 17th, 2021


James Camp is the founder of Nano Flips, which helps people learn how to buy and sell websites. On this episode, James talks about his young career overseas when he decided to pack up and move to Malaysia, the cannabis …

LIB #140: The Flywheel

May 15th, 2021


Our second LIB dives into the concept of 'The Flywheel.' Chris reads a short excerpt from Jim Collins' book 'Good to Great', walks through Fort …

#139: Dr. Julie Gurner - Executive Performance Coach - How The Elite Get Their Mind Right

May 13th, 2021


Dr. Julie Gurner is an Executive Performance Coach who has been compared to Wendy Rhoades of 'Billions' by The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Gurner works …

RE #138: Real Estate Syndication 101

May 10th, 2021


On this episode, Chris discusses Real Estate Syndication. He describes the differences between a syndication and a fund, the pros and cons of syndication, breakdowns of GPs and LPs, deal structures, fees, and Twitter …

LIB #137 - People Can Handle Good Bad News, But Not Surprises

May 8th, 2021


Welcome to the first episode in our newest series for The FORT: Lessons in Business (LIB).

Our first LIB will cover communicating effectively in Investor Reporting. People love good news, and they're willing to hear bad …

RE #136: Nick Farris - Partner at MedCore - Deep-Dive on Healthcare Senior Living Real Estate

May 6th, 2021


Nick Farris has an extensive background in consulting and market analysis for health care real estate and senior living assets. He has functioned in …

RE #134 BONUS: Ask Me Anything with Chris Powers Nick Huber

May 3rd, 2021


This is a special bonus episode of an AMA that was hosted by Nick Huber featuring Chris Powers on April 22nd, 2021. 

Chris and Nick answered questions from a virtual audience about their real estate experience and …

#135: Chris Koerner - Building a 3PL Fulfillment Behemoth for Small eCommerce Businesses

May 3rd, 2021


Chris Koerner is the Co-Founder and CEO of where they offer 3PL for Ecommerce so that companies can focus on building their brand.

On this episode, Chris starts with a great story about his mission to …

RE #133: Andrew Farah - Co-Founder / CEO of - Building Tech to Analyze How the Built World is Actually Used

April 29th, 2021


Andrew Farah is the CEO of Density, which helps reduce space waste and optimize a building’s occupancy with its combination of people sensors and people counting software.

On this episode, Chris and Andrew talk about …

#132: Lex Sisney - Business Scaling Wizard Organizational Physics

April 26th, 2021


Lex Sisney is a business scaling expert and a wizard at organizational structure and design. He works with CEOs and leadership teams of expansion-stage companies who are committed to growing their business without …

#131: Kevin Dahlstrom - Disrupting the Banking Industry

April 22nd, 2021


Kevin Dahlstrom is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Central Pacific Bank. Kevin is also an avid rock climber and Fintech thought leader. 

On this episode, Kevin talks about his passion for …

RE #130: Scott O'Neill - From Broker to Owning $100M of Multi-Family

April 19th, 2021


Scott O’Neill is a Principal and Co-Founder of FSO Capital Partners. Scott O’Neill specializes in the acquisition, financing, syndication, and …

#129: Austin Rief - Co-Founder of Morning Brew

April 15th, 2021


Austin Rief is the Co-Founder & COO of Morning Brew, one of the largest business newsletters with over 2.5 million subscribers. 

On this episode, Austin and Chris discuss the journey to founding Morning Brew, how …

RE #128: @SomeHotelGuy - Hotel Industry State of the Market

April 12th, 2021


On this episode, Chris talks with the anonymous "Some Hotel Guy" ( about the hotel industry. SHG details the nuances of owning & operating both independent and branded hotels, the …

#127: Rich Jordan - A Masterclass in Buying, Leading, Operating a SMB Service Business

April 8th, 2021


Rich Jordan is the Owner of Strongpoint Management Group and is a Marine Corps veteran. Strongpoint owns and operates real estate assets and buys small businesses to scale. This episode highlights Garon T Plumbing, an …

#126: Dan Go - Transforming Your Business Life Through a Focus on Fitness

April 5th, 2021


Dan Go is the CEO of High Performance Founder, which aims to get high-achieving entrepreneurs into their ideal body with minimal stress.

On this episode, Dan discusses his journey into the world of fitness, diets that …

#125: Michael Barlow - Founder CEO of Fernish

April 1st, 2021


Michael Barlow is the Founder and CEO of Fernish, a furniture rental service that will deliver, assemble and arrange your home or apartment. 

On this episode, Michael discusses his journey to founding Fernish, the …

RE #124 BONUS: Nick Huber Interviews Chris Powers - The Real Estate Entrepreneur's Journey

March 29th, 2021


This special Bonus episode is a livestream Chris did with Nick Huber ( on March 22nd, 2021. Enjoy!

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#123: Stinson Dean - Lumber Industry 101

March 25th, 2021


On this episode, Stinson Dean (, the Founder of Deacon Lumber, joins Chris to provide a deep dive into the Lumber …

#122: Kenneth Schlenker - Founder of Opal - Take Back Control Over Your Screentime

March 22nd, 2021


Kenneth Schlenker is the Founder of Opal, an app that was created to give control back to the users of screens. Opal uses a VPN to block access to …

#121: Andrew Wilkinson - Co-Founder of Tiny Capital

March 18th, 2021


Today's episode features the Co-Founder of Tiny Capital, Andrew Wilkinson. Tiny Capital owns 30+ companies and focuses on buying, starting, and investing in internet businesses.

On this episode, Chris and Andrew discuss …

#120: Chris Bakke - Freelancer Economy, Startups, Venture Capital

March 15th, 2021


Chris Bakke is the co-founder and CEO of Laskie. Previously, he was the co-founder of Interviewed (acquired by Indeed), COO of 42Floors (acquired by Knotel), and managed business development for Zillow and RentJuice …

RE #119: Ray Washburne - Luxury Retail, Tex Mex, Trump, Texas

March 11th, 2021


Ray Washburne is the owner of the Mi Cocina restaurants, Dallas Highland Park Village, and former President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. 

On this episode, Chris and Ray talk about Ray's career …

#118: Chris Torres Vangeli Gelekas - NFTs 101

March 8th, 2021


Chris Torres is an artist and creator of Nyan Cat, one of the most popular memes in internet history. Vangeli Gelekas is currently building the …

RE #117: Chris Powers - The Barbell Theory in Real Estate

March 4th, 2021


On this episode, Chris dives into what is known as the 'Barbell Theory' in real estate. He discusses how he came to learn about the theory and how …

#116: Mitchell Baldridge, CFP/CPA - Founder of Baldridge Financial

March 1st, 2021


Mitchell Baldridge is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner with vast experience in corporate accounting, business advisory, and financial planning. His passion is building lifelong relationships …

#115: James Beshara - Angel Investing, AirBnb, Clubhouse, Being Content

February 25th, 2021


James Beshara is a full-time Angel Investor & Founder of Magic Mind. He also is the host of the podcast Below the Line. 

In his third appearance …

#114: Patrick Dossett - Navy SEAL and Founder of Madefor

February 22nd, 2021


Patrick Dossett is a Navy SEAL and Co-Founder of Madefor, a ten-month program that applies the principles of modern neuroscience, psychology, and …

RE #113: Chris Powers - Executing Your First Real Estate Deal

February 18th, 2021


How would you go about doing your first real estate deal with no experience and no capital? On this episode, Chris answers that question as he walks …

RE #112: Nick Huber - Self Storage, Twitter, Sweat (Part 2)

February 15th, 2021


On this episode, Nick Huber joins Chris for his second appearance on The FORT podcast. Nick is the founder of The Sweaty Startup whose mission is to help people do common things uncommonly well.

Nick and Chris discuss …

#111: Tomas Hoyos - Co-Founder CEO of Airsubs

February 11th, 2021


Today's episode features Tomas Hoyos, the Co-Founder & CEO of airsubs, a platform launched in the midst of the pandemic that allows creators to connect virtually with their audience to teach classes, host fitness …

#110: Matteo Franceschetti - Co-Founder CEO of Eight Sleep

February 8th, 2021


Matteo Franceschetti is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, a proprietary technology reinventing the way people sleep. Eight graduated from Y …

#109: Jeff Worn - President CEO of South Georgia Pecan Company

February 4th, 2021


Jeff Worn is President & CEO of South Georgia Pecan Company, the largest nut-sheller in the world. 

On this episode, Chris and Jeff discuss taking over his family business, growing the company to $300M in revenue, …

RE #108: Brady Wood - Founder of Woodhouse A Hospitality Legend

February 1st, 2021


Brady Wood is an influencer and innovator in the entertainment concept and real estate development space. He has the proven ability to “see the unseen” which allows him to navigate the complex and nuanced art of concept …

RE #107: Sean Dalfen - President CIO of Dalfen Industrial

January 28th, 2021


Sean Dalfen is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for the firm’s investment activities, the origination of new business, and implementation of the last mile investment …

RE #106: RE Private Equity - Stay Small or Grow a Platform?

January 25th, 2021


When starting a career in RE Private Equity, should you stay small or grow a platform? On this episode, Chris answers that question as he walks …

RE #105: RE Private Equity w/ The Real Estate God

January 21st, 2021


On this episode, Chris talks with the anonymous "Real Estate God" ( about how and why he launched his online persona to tweet about Real Estate. They also discuss his experience working …

RE #104 - Fort Capital's 2020 Annual Letter

January 18th, 2021


This episode features the audio version of Fort Capital's 2020 Annual Letter detailing the decisions we made and the processes we followed throughout …

RE #103: Fort Capital's 2020 Year in Review

January 14th, 2021


Fort Capital COO, Jason Baxter, returns to discuss Fort Capital's 2020 'Year in Review'. On this episode, Chris and Jason discuss the processes implemented in 2019 that helped our team through the pandemic in 2020, …

RE #102: Jonathan Wasserstrum - Co-Founder CEO of SquareFoot

January 11th, 2021


Jonathan Wasserstrum is CEO and Co-Founder of SquareFoot, a personal commercial real estate assistant. Prior to business school, Wasserstrum worked …

RE #101: Chris Weekley - Executive Vice President at David Weekley Homes

January 7th, 2021


Chris Weekley is the Executive Vice President at David Weekley Homes, one of the largest privately-held home building firms in the country. On this …

#100: Tommy McGuire - President of Echo Evironmental

January 4th, 2021


Tommy McGuire is the President of Echo Environmental, which specializes in electronic recycling, IT asset management, and scrap metal purchasing. Echo Environmental has raised the bar and redefined what it means to be …

#99: Abraham Shafi - Co-Founder CEO of IRL

December 31st, 2020


Abraham Shafi is the Co-Founder and CEO of, one of the fastest growing social networking apps in the world.  IRL was founded along with Henry Khachatryan and PayPal’s first board member Scott Banister. "IRL: …

RE #98: How To Assemble Entitle Urban Land

December 28th, 2020


On today's episode, Chris is joined by Jason Baxter, President and COO of Fort Capital to discuss the ways in which they think about the process around assembling and entitling land. They break down the due diligence …

RE #97: How Fort Capital Performs DD, Onboarding, Business Plan Execution on Assets

December 24th, 2020


On today's episode, Chris is joined by Corey Price, Director of Asset Management, and Steve Bailey, Director of Property Management & Construction for Fort Capital. They'll discuss how they think about due …

RE #96: Sam Sawyer - Founder CEO of Archetape - Cloud Brokerage for RE Agents

December 21st, 2020


Sam Sawyer is the Founder & CEO of Archetape, a full-service cloud brokerage for real estate agents. Before founding Archetape, Sam worked for …

#95: Michael Girdley - The One-Man Venture Studio

December 17th, 2020


Michael Girdley ( is a serial entrepreneur and investor based in San Antonio. He is the chairman and co-founder of Dura Software, owner of Codeup, Toro Coffee, Alamo Fireworks, and the …

#94: Milo Ramirez - Building an Empire. 1 Taco at a Time.

December 14th, 2020


Today's guest is Milo Ramirez, the Founder & Owner of Salsa Limon, a quick service Taqueria serving some of the best Mexican food in Texas. Milo's Oaxacan roots and upbringing of farm-to-table Hispanic cuisine led …

RE #93: Chris Powers - How to Get Your First Job In Real Estate

December 10th, 2020


Fort Capital CEO Chris Powers discusses the ins and outs of finding a job in the real estate industry for those graduating college. He discusses the …

#92 Cody Campbell: Co-CEO of Double Eagle Energy Holdings III

December 7th, 2020


Cody Campbell is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC, a partnership formed with Apollo Global Management and …

RE #91: Spencer Levy - Chairman of Americas Research Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE

December 3rd, 2020


Spencer Levy is Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE. He plays an integral role in the development and implementation …

RE #90: Evan Kasper - Founder of ELK Development - Co-Living Pioneer

November 30th, 2020


Evan Kasper, Founder/CEO of ELK Development, is an established leader in the furnished rental sector. Before starting ELK Development, Evan was the co-founder of the Medici Group, the largest co-living company globally …

#89: Trent and Tyler Leon - Co-Founders of Tilden Capital - Mineral Business 101

November 26th, 2020


On today's episode of The FORT, Chris is joined by Trent and Tyler Leon, Co-Founders of Tilden Capital, which was formed to acquire mineral & royalty assets across the United States. Since its inception, they have …

RE #88: Chris Jackson - President of Stream Realty

November 23rd, 2020


Chris Jackson serves as President for Stream Realty. He oversees the company’s business units and is responsible for the growth and expansion of Stream’s businesses nationally. With twelve regional operating platforms …

#87: Sam Parr - Hiring a CEO,, and the Future of Media

November 19th, 2020


Sam Parr, Co-Founder and CEO of The Hustle, joins Chris for round 2 on The FORT. (Listen to Part 1 here) On this episode, Sam explains the process of …

RE #86: Brandon Laughridge - Owner of North Terrace Property Management

November 16th, 2020


Today Chris chats with Brandon Laughridge, President of North Terrace Property Management (NTPM) located in Kansas City. Brandon is accountable for doubling the business' units since acquiring the business in 2017. On …

#85: John Owen - President CEO of Airshare - Private Aviation

November 11th, 2020


John joined Airshare as CFO in 2016 and became President and CEO in March 2018. He originally fine-tuned his consultative skills and financial acumen …

RE #84: Jonathan Brinsden - CEO of Midway Chairman of ULI Americas

November 4th, 2020


As CEO of Midway, Jonathan Brinsden guides the overall business strategy and operations which have led to the company’s creation of a $2B portfolio …

#83 : Stanton Williams - Using Data To Put The Right People in The Right Seats

October 28th, 2020


Chris sits down with Stanton Williams, Executive Advisor at Culture Index, a personality profiling system and process that allows leaders to …

RE #82: Zach Aarons Aaron Block - Co-Founders of MetaProp VC

October 22nd, 2020


Zach Aarons & Aaron Block are the Co-Founders of MetaProp VC, the most active early-stage real estate and PropTech investor globally with 125+ …

RE #81: Chris Powers - How to Underwrite an Industrial Deal Create Investment Memos LP’s Love

October 21st, 2020


On this episode, Fort Capital CEO Chris Powers outlines the underwriting process on industrial deals from start to finish making it simple to understand whether you’re green or a seasoned veteran. This episode will …

#80: Barry Davis - CEO Chairman of EnLink Midstream

October 15th, 2020


Barry Davis is the CEO of EnLink Midstream, one of the largest midstream energy companies in the United States. On this episode, he and Chris discuss an emphasis on hard work and relationships in business, the state of …

#79: Rayne Austin - Cattle Business 101

October 14th, 2020


Chris sits down with his longtime friend Rayne Austin, the VP of Stronghold Resource Partners, to do a deep dive into the Cattle Business. Rayne …

RE #78: Antonia Botero - Founder Principal at MADD Project

October 8th, 2020


On today's episode, Antonia Botero, the Founder and Principal at MADD Project, joins Chris to discuss her experience in large scale multi-family …

RE #77: Sce Pike - Founder CEO of IOTAS - Smart Home Technology

October 5th, 2020


Sce Pike is the Founder and CEO of IOTAS, a complete smart apartment ecosystem with simple installation giving residents the best user experience for their Smart Apartments. On this episode, she and Chris talk about the …

RE #76: Mark Duclos - Co-Founder/President at Sentry Commercial President of SIOR

September 30th, 2020


Mark Duclos is the Co-founder & President of Sentry Commercial and the President of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). Sentry focuses on brokerage, property management, and construction management …

#75: Stacey Relton - Co-Owner Managing Partner at Strait Capital

September 23rd, 2020


Chris had a chance to talk with Stacey Relton, Managing Partner at Strait Capital, whose efforts have elevated the firm to a global brand. Stacey has increased the Strait Capital's revenue by 500% and spearheaded major …

RE #74: Chris Powers - Why Fort Capital Buys Class B Industrial

September 16th, 2020


On today's episode, Chris breaks down why Fort Capital has spent so much time and energy in the Class B Industrial space over the past 4+ years. He lists the four most important reasons for pursuing Class B Industrial …

RE #73: Nick Huber - Self Storage Sweaty Businesses

September 9th, 2020


Today's episode features Nick Huber, the founder of The Sweaty Startup - a podcast packed with the principles, strategies, and methods used to grow …

#72: Charlie Royer - Co-Owner Business Development at Royer Commercial

September 4th, 2020


Charlie Royer is the 4th generation to take up leadership at Royer Commercial Interiors (RCI), an office interiors supplier for the DFW metroplex. On this episode, Charlie and Chris discuss what it's like being in a …

RE #71: Linda Day Harrison - Founder of

August 26th, 2020


Linda Day Harrison is the founder of, an interactive, collaborative community of CRE brokers and other professionals. Today they …

#70: Megan Hodges - Founder of The Dowry

August 19th, 2020


On today's episode, Chris interviews Megan Hodges, founder of The Dowry - an ethically-minded wedding gift registry and curated artisan marketplace. They discuss Megan's journey as a business owner, the transition of …

#69: Goran Krndija - The American Dream: Underdog to CEO

August 12th, 2020


Chris interviews Goran Krndija and learns of his incredible story growing up as a refugee in the United States and ultimately founding his tech …

RE #68: Edward Manuel - Founder Principal of Pershing Capital

July 29th, 2020


Pershing Capital is a real estate investment, development and advisory firm with a focus on single tenant and multi-tenant retail assets with …

#67: Michael Moore - President of Lockton Fort Worth

July 22nd, 2020


Chris tackles the complex topic of Insurance as he interviews Michael Moore, an 8th generation Texan and President of Lockton's Fort Worth office. Michael shares a fascinating story about his family's influence in …

#66: Michael Beckerman - Founder CEO of CRETech

July 15th, 2020


CRETech is the the largest international community of professionals devoted to technological innovation in the real estate sector. On this episode, …

#65: Jason Baxter - The Importance of COR Culture

July 8th, 2020


Chris sits down with business partner and Fort Capital COO, Jason Baxter, to discuss the concept of Cost Reduction, Overhead Management & Revenue Generation (COR) and how it has given their team a voice and the …

RE #64: Andrew Segal - CEO of Boxer Property - Part 2

July 1st, 2020


Andrew Segal joins Chris for his second appearance on The FORT. This time Andrew speaks on his experience contracting COVID-19, his thoughts on the future of retailers & restaurants as we continue to navigate this …

RE #63: Sarah LanCarte - Founder of LanCarte Commercial

June 24th, 2020


Sarah LanCarte is the founder of LanCarte Commercial, a commercial real estate company specializing in tenant representation, leasing, and sales and acquisitions for properties in DFW. On this episode, Chris and Sarah …

#62: Mackenzie Todd - Founder CEO of Urban Golf Performance

June 17th, 2020


On this episode, Chris chats with his lifelong friend Mackenzie Todd, Founder and CEO of Urban Golf Performance. This 5-star golf performance club …

RE #61: Clayton Collins - President CEO of HousingWire

June 10th, 2020


On this episode of The FORT, Clayton and Chris discuss Clayton's journey from the banking world to discovering entrepreneurship via search funds. They discuss his acquisition of and housing/construction …

RE #60: Chris' 60 Day Update on Commercial Real Estate

May 29th, 2020


On this episode of The FORT, Chris provides a 60-day COVID-19 update where he'll touch on topics like the reopening of capital markets and the …

RE #59: James Hill - The Borrower/Lender Relationship 101

May 25th, 2020


James Hill is the Chief Strategy Officer / Fort Worth Market President at Access Bank. He has 12+ years of expert banking experience, specializing in commercial and real estate lending. Born and raised in Fort Worth, …

#58: Adam Blake - Starting, Scaling, and Exiting Ventures

May 7th, 2020


Adam Blake is a real estate and technology entrepreneur that has started, scaled, and exited multiple ventures and private equity-backed companies. …

#57: Brent Beshore - COVID-19: Impact on Small Businesses

April 29th, 2020


Brent Beshore is the Founder & CEO of Permanent Equity, a family of companies investing in family-owned companies.  Permanent Equity invests with no intention of selling and with little to no debt.  Brent published …

RE #56: Cullen Aderhold - COVID-19: Capital Markets Lending Trends

April 27th, 2020


Cullen Aderhold is the Senior Director of Capital Markets at JLL. JLL is a global commercial real estate service across all major asset classes.  JLL …

RE #55: Matt Lasky - Managing Partner Senior Vice President of Equity Velocity Funds

April 23rd, 2020


Matt Lasky serves as Managing Partner and Senior Vice President of Equity Velocity Funds. He has advised clients nationally on over 1.3 million square feet of retail, mixed-use, and medical property since 2011. At …

RE #54: Moses Kagan - COVID-19: Impact on LA Real Estate

April 20th, 2020


Moses Kagan, CEO of Adaptive Realty, joins Chris for his second appearance on The FORT Podcast. In this episode, they discuss how COVID-19 has affected the real estate market in Los Angeles. Moses gives his perspective …

RE #53: Rob Gandy - COVID-19: Impact on CRE in Austin

April 16th, 2020


In this episode, Chris sits down with Rob Gandy—the Founding Principal of Cielo Property Group in Austin, TX. Rob is responsible for capital market engagement, financing, and acquisitions for Cielo. Prior to founding …

#52: Bryan Perkins - COVID-19: Impact on Aerospace Industry

April 13th, 2020


Bryan Perkins joins Chris for his second appearance on The FORT Podcast. Bryan is the CEO of Novaria Group, a manufacturer in the aerospace industry that makes parts for airlines and government defense groups—an …

RE #51: Chris Powers - COVID-19: Impact on Commercial Real Estate

April 9th, 2020


In this episode, Chris is sharing his thoughts about commercial real estate as we cross the 30-day mark with Coronavirus. He talks about his experience coming to terms with this new reality, offers advice on working …

#50: Will Churchill - COVID-19: Impact on Automotive Industry

March 30th, 2020


Will Churchill is the Owner of Frank Kent Motor Company, as well as several restaurants in Fort Worth, including Heim BBQ. Frank Kent Company has been awarded GM Dealer of the Year for 2012 - 2014, an honor given to …

#49: Patrick Coddou - Founder CEO of Supply

March 16th, 2020


Patrick Coddou is the Founder and CEO of Supply, a men's shaving and grooming direct-to-consumer business, who appeared on Shark Tank in late 2019. This Part 2 episode recaps Patrick's experience on the show (or at …

#48: Travis Heim - The Journey to the Best Ribs in Texas

March 9th, 2020


Travis Heim is the founder and pitmaster of Heim Barbeque, one of the most successful barbeque restaurants in Fort Worth! Heim was also recently …

RE #47: Andrew Segal - Founder of Boxer Property

March 2nd, 2020


Andrew Segal formed Boxer Property, a Property Management Company, in September 1992. Under his oversight, the company has successfully reached into …

RE #46: Moses Kagan - Co-Founder Head of Adaptive Realty

February 3rd, 2020


Moses Kagan is the Co-Founder and Head of Adaptive Realty, a Los Angeles-based development and property management group. Since 2018, Moses has overseen the repositioning of 80 properties in Los Angeles and grown …

RE #45: Jason Baxter - Fort Capital's 2019 in Review

January 13th, 2020


Jason Baxter returns to The FORT Podcast to discuss the year of 2019 for Fort Capital. Jason and Chris discuss the importance of building out …

#44: Chris Huckabee - CEO of Huckabee Architecture

December 9th, 2019


Chris Huckabee is the CEO of Huckabee Architecture, delivering thoughtful facility solutions to meet the evolving needs of education. They discuss …

RE #43 - Bennett Washabaugh Mike Zei - Co-Founders of TenantBase

December 2nd, 2019


In this episode of The FORT Podcast, Chris is sitting down with Bennett Washabaugh (CEO / Co-Founder) and Mike Zei (COO / Co-Founder) of TenantBase. TenantBase's team has come together from the commercial real estate …

RE #42: Terry Montesi - Consumer Values Changing Retail

November 25th, 2019


As founder and CEO, Terry Montesi has led Trademark Property Company through 26 years of innovative, community-focused development. Under his leadership, Trademark has developed more than $3.4B and 14.6M square feet of …

RE #41: Sanjay Chandra - Principal and Managing Partner of Trinity Private Equity Group

October 29th, 2019


Sanjay Chandra serves as Principal and Managing Partner of Trinity Private Equity Group and its affiliated companies in a variety of roles. He also …

#40: Tuur Demeester - The Future of Bitcoin

October 21st, 2019


Tuur Demeester is the Founding Partner of Adamant Capital and the #11 Worldwide Crypto Influencer. Tuur is known for his work on crypto valuation, market analysis, trading calls, ETH debates, and the study of tech …

#39: Patrick Coddou - Founder CEO of Supply

October 14th, 2019


Patrick Caddou is the Founder and CEO of Supply, a direct-to-consumer company specializing in single-blade razors for men as well as other cosmetic goods. Patrick and Chris discuss his journey of leaving the corporate …

#38: Pete Chambers - Being Someone Worthy to Follow

October 8th, 2019


Pete Chambers is the past President of the West Texas Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization and continues to be an active member. He is also …

RE #37: Brandon Sedloff - Investment Management Technology

September 30th, 2019


Brandon Sedloff is the Vice President of Sales and Managing Director of Juniper Square. Juniper Square is an easy-to-use, all-in-one investment management software designed specifically for real estate. Chris and …

#36: Ashton Gustafson - Public Speaker, Nationally Recognized Realtor, and Artist

September 24th, 2019


Ashton Gustafson is a highly sought-after public speaker, nationally recognized Realtor, artist, musician, poet, and amateur cosmologist—in a pursuit …

#35: Will Friend - CEO of Bisnow

September 16th, 2019


Will Friend is the CEO of Bisnow, an online real estate publication and event firm, where he has implemented an incredible culture through Bisnow’s …

#34: Mark Flood - Co-Founder of Disrupt Gaming

September 9th, 2019


Mark Flood is the Co-Founder of Disrupt Gaming, a team of professional e-sports players and content developers located across the United States, Canada, UK, and Italy. Disrupt has established a strong presence with …

RE #33: Edward Bogel - Co-Founder of Davidson Bogel

September 3rd, 2019


Edward Bogel is the Co-Founder of Davidson Bogel, a boutique land investment advisory group and brokerage firm. The company’s base principal is exceptional client service with investment and development of land …

RE #32: Mike Berry - President of Hillwood

August 26th, 2019


Mike Berry is the President of Hillwood, one of the top industrial, commercial, and residential real estate developers in the country. He has been the leader of development efforts in AllianceTexas, one of the largest …

RE #31: Jason Baxter - How Fort Capital Drives Innovation

August 12th, 2019


Chris is sitting down with Jason Baxter, President & COO of Fort Capital, to go in-depth on ways that Fort Capital is growing with a focus on speed and innovation. They dive into the importance of “C.O.R.”, using …

RE #30: Ari Firoozabadi - President CEO of Greysteel

July 29th, 2019


Ari Firoozabadi has a simple philosophy: clients are best served by a tightly-integrated, collaborative, and conflict-free platform. This philosophy …

#29: Sean Conway - Launching Brands Being on Shark Tank

July 24th, 2019


Sean Conway is an avid traveler and former CEO of Pillow, a company he co-founded. Pillow partners with Multifamily property owners to provide …

#28: Abhijeet Dwivedi - Co-Founder CEO of ZeroDown

July 1st, 2019


Abhijeet Dwivedi is the CEO and Co-Founder of ZeroDown, the smartest way to buy a home in San Francisco. They discuss Abhijeet's experience growing …

#27: Ryan Reeves - Founder CEO of Investing City

June 24th, 2019


Ryan Reeves is the Founder and CEO of Investing City and is also the host of the Investing City podcast. They discuss the power of value investing, the world of an investor, the hype around cryptocurrency and more. …

#26: Jeff Richards - Founder of Mooala

June 17th, 2019


Jeff Richards is the Founder of Mooala, the fastest growing plant based milk product in the industry. They discuss Jeff's journey from a corporate job to entrepreneurship, the highs and lows of starting a company, the …

RE #25: Craig Lashley - President of Valiant Residential

June 10th, 2019


Craig Lashley is the President of Valiant Residential, a property management firm based out of DFW that leverages the best in next-generation …

#24: Sam Parr - Co-Founder and CEO of Hustle Con Media

June 3rd, 2019


Sam Parr is CEO and co-founder of Hustle Con Media, which includes one of the most popular daily newsletters at over a million readers. They discuss …

RE #23: Holt Lunsford - Founder CEO of Holt Lunsford Commercial

May 27th, 2019


Holt Lunsford is the Founder & CEO of Holt Lunsford Commercial, a Dallas-based full service commercial real estate company. They talk about luck …

#22: Tegan Broadwater - From Undercover Narcotics to Entrepreneurship

May 13th, 2019


Tegan Broadwater is the Founder and President of Tactical Systems Network, a security and investigations firm located in Forth Worth TX. Tegan is also the author of "Life in the Fish Bowl: The true story of how a white …

#21: Brent Beshore - Investing in 'Boring' Small Businesses

May 6th, 2019


Brent Beshore is the Founder and CEO of, a company investing in family-owned businesses. Brent is also the author of The Messy Marketplace: Selling Your Business in a World of Imperfect Buyers. They discuss …

#20: Kari Crowe - Training for Business and a 100-Mile Race

April 29th, 2019


Kari Crowe is the Co-Founder and CEO of Melt Ice Cream. She and Chris discuss Kari's journey across the country meeting with Ice Cream makers, her early days of the company, handling criticism as well as her experiences …

#19: Natalie Caleb Ebel - Co-Founders of BackDrop

April 15th, 2019


Chris talks with Natalie and Caleb Ebel, Co-founders of BackDrop, a paint company looking to change the way we paint our homes, backdrops and offices. They chat about the struggles of launching a company, working with …

#18: Brandom Gengelbach - The Future of Fort Worth

April 1st, 2019


Chris sits down with Brandom Gengelbach, Executive Vice President of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. They discuss what chambers do, how they help businesses, what he sees for the city of Fort Worth as well as cities …

RE #17: Keith Wasserman - Founder CEO of Gelt Inc.

March 18th, 2019


Chris chats with Keith Wasserman, Founder and CEO of Gelt Inc, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the country. Gelt focuses on …

#16: Joe Du Bey - Founder CEO of Eden

March 11th, 2019


Chris sits down with Joe Du Bey, Founder and CEO of Eden, a management solutions company based in San Francisco. They discuss the process of raising …

#15: Alex Snodgrass - Founder of The Defined Dish

March 4th, 2019


Chris sits down with Alex Snodgrass, Health& Wellness Blogger/Influencer with over 225k followers and founder of The Defined Dish. You can check …

#14: Jason Baxter - Fort Capital's 2018 in Review

February 18th, 2019


Chris and Jason sit down for a 2018 in review. They discuss how their business relationship has developed, the growth of Fort Capital and how their …

#13: Rhett Carter - Founder CEO of Heights Investment Partners

February 11th, 2019


Chris sits down with Rhett Carter, Founder and CEO of Heights Investment Partners. They discuss the market, generating ideas, entrepreneurship, as …

#12: Naman Trivedi - Founder CEO of Wattbuy

January 27th, 2019


Chris sits down with Naman Trivedi, CEO and founder of Wattbuy. They discuss renewable energy, the future of electricity, resilience of entrepreneurs …

#11: Bryan Perkins - How to Build a Conglomerate

January 16th, 2019


Chris sits down with Bryan Perkins, CEO and President of Novaria Group which is an aerospace manufacturing company. They discuss the aerospace business, buying other businesses, life management and the power of thought. …

#10: James Beshara - Using Your Time to Enhance Potential

January 11th, 2019


Chris and James Beshara sit down for part 2 of their conversation. James is the former Founder of (acquired by Airbnb) and former Airbnb exec. They discuss motivating as a leader, dealing with layoffs, …

#9: Mayor Betsy Price - Small Business Growth in Fort Worth

January 2nd, 2019


Chris sits down with Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth. They discuss all the great things happening in Fort Worth such as education and the tech scene in the city. Mayor price also talks about plans for the future of the …

#8: James Beshara - Selling a Business to Airbnb

December 26th, 2018


Chris sits down with friend James Beshara, former Founder of (acquired by Airbnb) and former Airbnb Exec. They discuss the founding of Tilt, …

#7: Jason Fox - From the NFL to Starting a Tech Company

December 21st, 2018


Chris sits down with Jason Fox, former NFL player and founder of Earbuds. They discuss the process of starting a tech company, building an app, life in the NFL and meeting Warren Buffet. Enjoy! For more information on …

#6: Riley Kiltz - CEO of Craftwork Coffee Co.

December 15th, 2018


Chris sits down with Riley Kiltz, friend and CEO of Craftwork Coffee Co. They discuss Riley’s transition from the corporate world to entrepreneurship, his passions for coffee and customer service as well as his …

RE #5: Mike Sroka - Advancing Commercial Real Estate Technology

December 15th, 2018


Chris sits down with Mike Sroka, CEO and Co-Founder of Dealpath. They discuss how Dealpath has been able to help Fort Capital as well as numerous other real estate development companies. Dealpath is one of the fastest …

#4: Kevin Lackey - CEO President of Freedom Powersports

December 15th, 2018


Chris sits down with Kevin Lackey, CEO and President of Freedom Powersports and fellow YPO Fort Worth member. Kevin and Chris talk about Kevin’s journey from humble beginnings to becoming the leader of a $150 million …

#3: John Peterson - Life in Fort Worth on the PGA Tour

December 15th, 2018


Chris sits down with longtime friend and former PGA Golfer John Peterson. John talks about his journey as a young professional golfer, from his time …

#2: Jason Baxter - Pursuing Passions with Discipline Focus

December 15th, 2018


Chris sits down with business partner and friend Jason Baxter. They discuss the city Fort Worth and it’s future, personal insights on success and growth as well as advice for people looking to pursue their passions. …

#1: Chris Powers - Why I Created The FORT Podcast

December 15th, 2018


Welcome to The FORT with Chris Powers, a podcast where Chris sits down with amazing people, sharing their stories, highlighting the city of Fort Worth and more! For more information on Chris Powers and Fort Capital, …

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