Donaldson Real Estate School was originally founded in 1974 by our beloved founder, C. Fred Donaldson. His passion was education and fair access to all, a mission we still strive to obtain each and every day. Followed by his son Keith Donaldson in 1980, Donaldson continued to grow as an educational resource in the Louisiana market. Adding professions such as insurance, mortgage, and home inspection to its already popular real estate and appraisal programs showed that Donaldson could maintain its quality and spread its mission to professionals in a wide variety of industries.
As the times have changed, so have we. While the traditional classroom course is still a foundation of our existence as a company, you will find Donaldson at the forefront of learning and educational technology which enhances the student experience every step of the way. From our belief in the total student experience, to the advantages of staying ahead of the curve – you are in the right place if find yourself within a Donaldson program.
To be the leader in professional education business in Louisiana by providing each student the finest instructor possible, the best materials, and service that is second to none. To teach in a positive and uplifting way so that students will find our education to be motivating and exciting. To earn a reasonable profit honestly and fairly while being a good corporate citizen.
OUR CORE VALUES
Chris Donaldson is a real estate broker, popular keynote speaker, teacher, business coach, entrepreneur, and a leadership expert. A businessman with a teacher’s heart, everything Chris touches begins and ends with the goal of helping you achieve what you want.
Jumping into the world of real estate while still just a college student, he quickly transitioned his love of teaching to become one of the youngest certified real estate instructors ever in his home state of Louisiana. Now the CEO of Donaldson Educational Services, Founder/CEO of Donaldson Training Solutions and active real estate broker his daily mission is to make YOUR life and career better.
Passion and enthusiasm to help others is evident in everything Chris touches. Whether that simply means helping you obtain that new license you desire, making sure you understand your license requirements, compliance and continuing education, or doing his part to help you excel with “next level” training to help you succeed – it is all under the umbrella of the businesses and efforts Chris works on each day. The goal is simple, that someone benefits from any one the programs, courses, books, free content, or anything else that is created by Chris and his amazing team.
Chris currently lives in New Orleans Louisiana with his beloved “watch dog” Putter. While not working on his businesses, he enjoys golf, fitness, and not burning down the kitchen trying to cook. Giving back to the community through various charitable foundations is always at the top of mind, especially those which can directly affect the lives and futures of those the organizations serve.