Chris is a serial entrepreneur with more than 16 years of real estate development and investment experience. He founded Fort Capital in 2005, and to date, the company has invested over $1.4B in Class B industrial, commercial, multifamily, student housing, and residential / land development projects throughout the state of Texas.
Chris’s ability to conceptualize, raise capital, and execute are only a small part of what Chris brings to the table as Fort Capital’s Executive Chairman. With a belief that investing time in people is the best investment that can be made, Chris has built a strong network that has helped catapult Fort to where it is today. The drive to always remain curious and desire to connect and learn from others led Chris to start his podcast, The FORT Podcast, in 2019. With 200+ episodes published to date, Chris shares raw business conversations with business leaders and entrepreneurs through this platform.
Chris graduated with a BBA in Finance & Marketing from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Innovative, ethics-driven, people-focused, community-minded, and passionate about ideas that matter, Chris’s professional philosophy remains the same as his personal one: “Tell the truth and be nice to people.” Chris is a member of the Fort Worth YPO Chapter. He lives in Fort Worth, TX with his wife, Mikal, and their daughters, Palmer and Connor.
Episode | 20 March 2022 | Season 2 | 1 hr 24 secs
1st generation, children, entrepreneur, g1, impact, life lessons, real estate, storytelling, ypo
Chris Powers is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Fort Capital and the host of The Fort podcast. Chris is a serial entrepreneur with more than 16 years of real estate development and investment experience. Since founding Fort Capital, the company has invested over $1.4B in Class B industrial, commercial, multifamily, student housing, and residential and land development projects. Chris shares the pivotal moments in his life that led him to become a values-driven, community-minded, first-generation entrepreneur.