About Us

Our model is simple; help students succeed and we succeed.

Our team has over a decade of experience in real estate investing and development. Our core value includes following the philosophy of helping others; and that their success becomes our success. 


The main revenue source for other real estate training companies are enormous training and mentoring fees, and they justify that cost by claims that the information is worth the money; and focusing on students becoming BOOK SMART. 


Although there is some truth to that, their system does not produce a high percentage of successful students. The main reason why people fail in real estate, is not due to lack of knowledge, but instead due to lack of supervised and disciplined activity leading to their first deal. 


We stand apart from other training companies because we do not focus just on the knowledge, but we created a curriculum designed for part-time individuals who want to make a change in their financial future.  We help students become STREET SMART.  


Our main revenue stream is not training/mentoring fees, but instead, by doing deals with our students together. This model incentivizes us to help students succeed.

We began training new students in 2015 with hyperlocal training in the Northern Virginia area.

Our events focused on community, property visits, accountability, testimonies, and of course knowledge. We have trained over 1,000 students since then; many of which have become our market leaders or created a portfolio of their own.

In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic plagued our ability to hold live events, we modernized our platform to accommodate a more national reach. Our education curriculum focuses on practice and building student confidence.

We believe that everyone can succeed with the proper guidance. We are so confident in our system that we do NOT charge large training fees like other companies…But instead, focus our revenue-generating activities by "doing deals with our students."

Imagine going back to high school, and your teacher’s primary source of income is only earned when they help a student earn money from what they taught in class. That’s EXACTLY what we do.

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Our founder, Nhan Lam, started real estate investing on a “part-time basis” in 2011, while still working full-time as an IT professional. He has a master’s degree in aerospace engineering and was very successful in corporate America.

Regardless of that corporate success, there was dissatisfaction due to the lack of opportunity, job security, and inability to REALLY help average people. Within 2.5 years of working his real estate business part-time, he replaced his full-time job and retired from his job.

Since then, he has continued to expand his real estate portfolio while developing a national community of real estate market leaders who help people who are just like him before, to get out of the rat race and achieve true financial independence.

Meet Our



Nhan Lam​

Founder & Market Leader | Gainesville, VA

Darrell Jordan​

Market Leader | Suffolk, VA

Lee Johnson​

Market Leader | Sterling, VA

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Nhan Lam

Founder & Market Leader | Gainesville, VA

Nhan Lam is a true entrepreneur who owns and operates several successful businesses. As the son of a family who escaped communist Vietnam in the 1970s, he was conditioned to never be complacent. His parents taught him to never take the freedoms we have in America for granted and that he should always give his best in everything he does.


He has a master’s degree in aerospace engineering, and he achieved great success in Corporate America. However, despite his high salary, he knew that his job would not help him achieve the goals that he desired, which were to retire his parents, be a stay-at-home parent, and have the true freedoms that were meant for every American (the freedom of choice). He continually sought out business opportunities in his spare time and became successful in several of them on a part-time basis but realized that his passion was in real estate.


In 2011, he decided to attend a Real Estate Rehabbing Bootcamp. From there, he applied what he learned to building a sustainable real estate business while he was still working on his full-time job. Within 2 years, he replaced his full-time income and left his job. He is a father to 5 children and the thing that he enjoys the most is his ability to be flexible to the needs of his family. Since going full time, he averages 12 to 15 deals per year which includes Rehabs, Wholesales, and Rentals and has also started several other companies to support real estate investors.


As of 2023, he has trained over 1,000 students face to face through his bootcamp trainings and mentoring programs and is proud to say that the success rate of his students are well above industry average. He contributes this success to his commitment to provide a customized business plan for students based on the skills they have today and not commit them to long-term learning that may lead to nowhere. He believes that the measure of success is not by how much money you make, but instead by how many people you have helped along the way to achieve the same success.

Darrell Jordan

Market Leader | Suffolk, VA

Darrell graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in electrical engineering. His graduate education was in Information Systems at the State University of New York. He has been married for 45 years to his high school sweetheart, Cathleen. They have 6 children and 14 grandchildren.

His passion is to help others succeed in real estate investing. Prior to real estate, he held leadership positions in information technology with more than 40 years of experience. He met Nhan at a real estate networking event, attended the training events, and applied the information precisely to become success.

Today, he credits his success to all the training and support that Nhan and his team provided throughout the years. His success portfolio includes transactions as fix/flip, wholesaling, and buy/hold.

Lee Johnson

Market Leader | Sterling, VA

As the Co-Founder and Vice President of Value Investment Partners (VIP), Lee is responsible for implementing strategic methods to grow VIP and help partners grow their wealth using various alternative investment strategies that allow leveraging money and time, conducting and monitoring project due diligence as well as mentoring other investors. He has been investing in real estate since 2005 through multifamily, private money lending and rehabbing residentials properties.


His current multifamily portfolio spans multiple markets around the country – over 2800 units valued at about $334 million. As both an active and passive investor, his approach to business is “Being an investor FIRST” which simply means he only shares investment opportunities that he also invests in himself. He is a driving force for embodying creative use of alternative investment strategies, building generational wealth and empowering people to achieve wealth.