After growing up in the central valley of California and attending the University of Southern California, I bought my first house in 1999 and developed my love of real estate. Starting and building CT Homes with my brother and close friends has been a life dream and passion. To be able to help sellers and buyers, as well as improve communities is an extremely rewarding experience and a true joy. Building long term relationship with our customers and creating wow experiences is our daily goal.
Than Merrill has over 14 years of professional experience in the real estate investment and lending industry. He is the founder and principal in several real estate investment companies and has been involved in over $750 million of real estate investments during that time frame. Than has experience in many facets of real estate investment including marketing, sourcing, underwriting, appraisal, negotiations, raising capital, investor relations, and business management.
Paul Esajian has over 14 years of professional experience in the real estate investment and lending industry. He is the founder and principal in several real estate investment companies and has been involved in over $750 million of real estate investments during that time frame. Paul has experience in many facets of real estate investment including underwriting, raising capital, investor relations, construction management, accounting, taxation & business management.
I have called San Diego home since 2013 and after growing up in the midwest and east coast, I can say for certain that San Diego is the place to be. It's pretty special to live on the coast and within a 3 hour drive you can be in the desert riding quads or skiing in Big Bear. Lucky for me CT Homes is in San Diego and being a part of this amazing organization has been life changing. We have the opportunity to help homeowners in difficult situations and there's nothing more fun than watching our renovations come to life.
From just north of Los Angeles, I came to San Diego almost a decade ago for school. I graduated from SDSU back in 2015 and haven't considered leaving since! I've worked with CT Homes for almost 6 years now focused on the Acquisitions side of the business working with Sellers and Agents. I'm big into waterskiing and golf and hope to one day shoot in the (low) 70's!
I hail from the Potato state (Idaho) where I grew up in a small town playing sports, fishing, and aspiring to be a doctor. After playing football and graduating college at UNLV, I took my ventures to San Diego in 2011 and haven't looked back. It's truly America's Finest City (although I still love the Idaho mountains)! Today, I participate as a medical research assistant for the University of Michigan - School of Public Health, and I co-founded, along with a few family-friends, a non-profit organization that provides financial relief for families experiencing hardship due to cancer or other life threatening diseases. In real estate, I have been licensed as a CA broker, and I have been helping agents and investors for 8 years through various roles within our company. I am of course looking forward to many more years with great co-workers, clients, and partners!
Born and raised in San Diego, where the weather is nice all year long. I enjoy spending my free time at the beach, especially during summer time. I’ve spent the last three years working in construction before given the opportunity to work for CT Homes. I attended the Fortune Builders three day seminar before coming on board and it has encouraged me to become more educated and skilled in the real estate industry. I’m excited to be part of the team and help renovate homes in my own city.
I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. At 26, I decided to take a chance and moved to San Diego to grow both in my personal life and professional life. I have been a manager in numerous fields ranging from luxury sales to running a medical clinic; from the rental car world to the airline catering world. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the CT Homes team and excited to both bring my skills to the team and to learn more about the real estate world.
I am an experienced Real Estate and Mortgage professional with 19+ years of expertise in Short Sales and Debt Negotiation. As a California resident for most of my life, I am passionate about helping homeowners navigate complex situations. I bring a wealth of knowledge to the CT Homes team and serve as "the glue," providing top-notch solutions with a sense of urgency. I've worked with the CTH team for over 11 years in various roles. When not working, I enjoy exploring local trails, traveling with my family, and admiring San Diego's stunning sunsets.
I am the youngest of 6 children and originally from Brazil. I moved to Connecticut in 2007 where I graduated from Uconn with a bachelor in Business and Technology. Shortly after, I moved to beautiful San Diego to be closer to family which also allowed me to be a part of the amazing team we have here. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time outside, whether going on hikes or to the beach with my family, reenergize at yoga classes, travel and exploring new places.
Originally from the Bay Area, I first moved down to San Diego 4 years ago and have loved it here ever since! I am currently a senior at San Diego State, where I am pursuing a degree in Business Finance and a certificate in public law. I joined CT Homes back in early September and currently work with the rest of our team to manage our many active projects. I am grateful to be a part of such an awesome team and to be able to contribute to the transformation of our homes! Outside of work and school, I love sports and staying active. You can catch me most weekends spending time outdoors or watching my favorite teams!