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Frank Mc Kinney
Frank McKinney is an American original; a real estate “artist”, 2-time international best-selling author and visionary who sees opportunities and creates real estate markets where none existed before.
At age 18, with $50 in his pocket and without the benefit of higher education, Mr. McKinney left his native Indiana for Florida in search of his “highest calling.”
Upon attending his 4th high school in 4 years (he was asked to leave the first 3), McKinney was fortunate to earn his high school diploma with a less-than-stellar 1.8 GPA.
In his first Florida job he earned $180 a week, waking at 5:00am, and digging sand traps by hand on a Deerfield Beach golf course.
On May 19, 1986, at age 22, Mr. McKinney founded his first real estate investment company and bought his first $50,000 fixer-upper, selling it a few months later for a $7,000 profit.
Now, 21 years later, McKinney continues to create real estate markets where others dare to tread. He has built spec homes (homes built without a buyer) valued in the tens of millions of dollars, including the creation of the world’s first $100+ million spec home.
Each of the estate homes he creates is a one-of-a-kind work of art, designed on a canvas of sun-drenched ocean.
Accordingly, Frank McKinney has established himself as a real estate “artist” and the creative force behind some of the world’s finest and most opulent mansions built on speculation. He was recently recognized by Unique Homes Int’l as one of the ten most influential people in luxury real estate. Other recent news/press can be found by clicking here.
A true maverick with a charming flair, he is without peer in the risky world of speculative high-end real estate, shattering price records with each new project, including his latest creations: The world’s most opulent oceanfront spec home with a 9-figure price tag, that’s right, Mr. McKinney’s new creation will carry a price of over $135 million. Simultaneous to this Mr. McKinney is creating the world’s most expensive “green” mansion at $29 million. You can see both by visitng: http://www.frank-mckinney.com/oceanfrontEstates.php.
Mr. McKinney is also a two-time international best selling author, speaker, adventure racer, demolition derby car driver and will soon produce and star in one of two new reality TV show titled either “King of the Castle” or “The Midas Flip”-The making of a Real Estate Mogul:Where High Risk & High Reward Takes on a Whole New Meaning! He will also be featured in a docu-series titled The Green Giant, which will chronicle his creation of the world’s most expensive “green” mansion being built on speculation.
Today, from his lavish oceanfront treehouse office overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Mr. McKinney creates the finest ultra high-end oceanfront estate homes in the world. He also pens his books and columns from this serene location.
Prior to the announcement of his new $135+ Million project, he 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 spec home on the ocean in 1992, Mr. McKinney has created and sold 36 oceanfront properties with an average asking price well over $10 million.
The Frank McKinney brand has captivated the media and public for over 21 years.
His vision and risk-taking has been the subject of numerous national television, radio and print stories. Mr. McKinney was recently featured on ABC’s 20/20 with Martin Bashir, the cover of USA Today, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS’ The Early Show, CNN, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, HDNet, CBN TV, National Public Radio (NPR), in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fortune, Barrons, Town and Country, Robb Report, The Nightly Business Report (PBS) and in over 250 additional TV and print features. Visit http://www.frank-mckinney.com/newsPress.php for clips or copies of video and print news.
His website, www.frank-mckinney.com, receives more than one million visitors a year!
Armed with a unique look, a disarming personality, and a willingness to attempt what others don’t even dream of, Mr. McKinney has truly earned his nickname of the “daredevil developer,” and the “real estate rock czar”, defying both conventional wisdom and the predictions of others to achieve success on his terms.
Mr. McKinney’s daredevil side is irrepressible-he races and jumps motorcycles (he recently jumped a motorcycle over a replica of his 1st $50,000 home at the launch party for his new bestseller), has a dirt bike race track in his back yard, participates in demolition derbys around the country and drives to his projects in either a 0-60mph-in-2.7-second-candy-apple-green Kawasaki, a 2002 Honda Insight hybrid or a 1988 Yugo!
He is without a doubt one of the most visionary, courageous and “contrary” real estate entrepreneurs of our time and is acutely aware of what the ultra-wealthy desire in their homes.
Mr. McKinney attributes his phenomenal success to a set of Life and Business Philosophies, which he began formulating during his years as a young entrepreneur. These principles, found in his first best-selling book Make it BIG!, have guided him through some very tough times, and by following them he has created a life filled with personal and spiritual fulfillment.
Due to the overwhelming success of Mr. McKinney’s first book, his Publisher, John Wiley & Sons, NY, recently contracted with him to author a second best-seller. “Frank McKinney’s Maverick Approach To Real Estate Success-How You Can Go from a $50,000 Fixer-Upper to a $100 Million Mansion!” was recently released and has attained best-seller status. Be sure to visit the remainder of this website for additional information on both best-sellers.
Recently, one of the top ten business colleges in the nation, Northwood University, awarded Mr. McKinney with an honorary doctorate degree (Juris Doctorate).