About Frank McKinney

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Frank Mckinney
The “Philanthro-Capitalist”

Meet Frank McKinney: Real Estate Artist, 5-time International Bestselling Author (in 4 genres), superhero meets Robin Hood, Philanthro-Capitalist, Ultramarathoner, Actor, and Visionary who sees opportunities and creates markets where none existed before.

Upon attending his 4th high school in 4 years (he was asked to leave the first 3), Frank earned his high school diploma with a less-than-stellar 1.8 GPA. Then, with $50 in his pocket and without the benefit of further education, Frank left his native Indiana for Florida in search of his life’s highest calling.

Now, Frank creates real estate markets where others fear to tread. He has built oceanfront spec homes (homes built without a buyer) valued in the tens of millions of dollars, shattering price records with each new project. Frank started with a $50,000 fixer-upper home, and climbed the real estate ladder all the way to a $50 million oceanfront mansion!

The Frank McKinney brand has captivated the media and public for over 25 years. His vision and risk-taking have been the subject of numerous international television, radio and print features including Oprah, ABC’s 20/20, cover of USA Today, CBS’ The Early Show, CNN, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Fortune, Barrons, and in over 2,000 additional TV and print stories.

You can view a “greatest hits” compilation video of some of his media appearances here: Greatest Hits VideoClick here

In addition to his real estate artistry, Frank McKinney is 5-time International Bestselling Author in four genres.

In addition to his first two books, Frank recently released three new books simultaneously, each representing a distinctly different genre (business/real estate, spiritual/inspirational & young reader/fantasy).

All three new books are published by Health Communications, Inc., best known for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Frank’s new titles are; The Tap, Burst This! Frank McKinney’s Bubble-Proof Real Estate Strategies, and Dead Fred, Flying Lunchboxes, and the Good Luck Circle.

During their recent launch, each made it to #1 (The Tap), #2 (Burst This!) and #5 (Dead Fred) on Amazon’s bestseller list for their respective genre, a literary feat never before accomplished!

Ever the Renaissance man, Frank added another talent to his vast list of accomplishments. He recently had a lead role in the movie “Infidel,” a new psycho-spiritual thriller (www.InfidelTheMovie.net), and also played an important part in the new Christian short film “Highway to Hell.” http://geo952.wix.com/highwaytohell.

Frank McKinney is now known around the globe as a Real Estate “Artist,” and the creative force behind some of the world’s finest and most magnificent oceanfront mansions ever built on speculation.

Each of the estate homes Frank creates is a one-of-a-kind work of art, infused with vivid imagination and designed on a canvas of sun-drenched Atlantic ocean. Take a minute to visit Frank’s “Oceanfront Estates” page.

And his latest? Frank just created then SOLD “Acqua Liana,” the world’s largest and most opulent triple certified (USGBC, FGBC & Energy Star) green mansion at $22,900,000!

With the sale of Acqua Liana and other oceanfront property, Frank proves once again to be a market maker, and declares the real estate market “bubble proof” if approached properly, as he references in great detail in his new, bestselling real estate book Burst This! Frank McKinney’s Bubble-Proof Real Estate Strategies.

Prior to the sale of “Acqua Liana,” he had sold, with an asking price of $50 Million, the largest and most expensive spec home ever created, containing 72 rooms, 32,000 square feet, 12 bedrooms, 18 baths, and a 14 car garage.

Since his first $2.2 million oceanfront spec home, Frank has created and sold 41 oceanfront properties with an average selling price over $14 million.

Combining his spiritual highest calling with his personal and professional activities is integral to Frank’s success, and he believes it is the key to your success as well.

Frank spends quite a bit of his time on philanthro-capitalistic causes, specifically, his Caring House Project Foundation, www.chpf.org.

In 1998 Frank & Nilsa McKinney founded the Caring House Project Foundation, a non-profit (501c3) organization that provides housing and a self-sustaining existence for homeless families in The Caribbean, South America, Africa, Indonesia, and here in the United States of America.

The Caring House Project Foundation’s current international involvements have been focused in the country of Haiti, the poorest country in world.

By the end of 2015, a total of 10,000+ people will have been sheltered in Haiti alone because of CHPF, and thousands more are alive because of our (and your) efforts

CHPF is not just focused abroad. Since its inception in 1998, right here in the United States, CHPF has honored hundreds of donation requests that fit its mission statement.

CHPF enjoys a certain level of flexibility that allows it to immediately act upon worthy, verifiable requests, many right here in America.

5 International Best-Selling Books

The Tap
Burst This Novel
Dead Fred Novel
Make it Big Book

In addition to his real estate artistry, Frank McKinney has now become a 5-time International Bestselling Author in four genres.

In addition to his first two books, Frank recently released three new books simultaneously, each representing a distinctly different genre (business/real estate, spiritual/inspirational & young reader/fantasy).

All three new books are published by Health Communications, Inc., best known for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Frank McKinney: The Ultramarathoner

Frank McKinney is also an accomplished ultramarathon runner, defined as one who runs races, on foot, of over 100 continuous miles.

For those that aren’t familiar with it, the Death Valley Badwater 135-mile Ultramarathon is the toughest race in the world according to National Geographic.

It is invitation only, with 100 runners being selected from 15+ countries. It runs 135-miles non-stop through the Death Valley dessert in July and starts -282 feet below sea level. The air temperatures exceed 130 degrees, and ground temps are 200+ degrees.

It traverses 135 miles through the Mojave, over three mountain ranges, is run on blacktop pavement, and finishes nearly 8,500 feet above sea level. There are no aid stations.

Since the inception of the race in 1977 only 45 people have finished Badwater 6 or more times. Frank is now one of them, and hopes to add a 7th finish soon!

Founder of The Caring House Project

I began by doing my best to live by the life mantra that happens to be a passage from the Gospel of Luke, 12:48: “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more demanded of the person entrusted with more.”

I felt the best way to reflect that mantra was by starting a foundation that cared for those who had no shelter.

After all, when you strip it down, I am simply in the housing business, and felt I should be providing that most basic need to those who have no home.

Stability begins with a home. Without the need of shelter being met, there is little hope.

What started so small, providing housing for $1 a month to elderly homeless people here in the United States, has grown tremendously.

CHPF has impacted the poorest of the poor in the countries of Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Africa and here in the U.S.