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Well Off Podcast

Canadian real estate investors, this is for you! The Well Off Podcast is for those that want to learn how to invest in real estate or scale their portfolio in Ontario and in other provinces in Canada. We discuss wealth, business and relationships. Inspirational and positive content to help you on your journey to becoming "well off". Presented by Georges El Masri, an Ontario real estate investor and realtor.

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OSFI Mortgage Rule Changes, Inflation & Real Estate Headlines with Daniel Foch
Daniel Foch is a real estate broker, working in the real estate industry for over 15 years. Daniel and his team have transacted over $250M in real estate across a variety of asset classes. Daniel was an active instructor, contributor and researcher in the University of Guelph’s Real Estate Faculty. He hosts The Canadian Real Estate Investor Podcast. On this episode, we discuss:   The latest real estate news headlines like: Inflation in the US and its impact on the Canadian economy Recent OSFI (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions) regulation changes Upcoming opportunities in the Canadian real estate market NAR (National Association of Realtors) lawsuit Recent TRESA changes and open bidding   You can reach out to Daniel by visiting www.danielfoch.com Download a free report: “Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Subscribe and review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram
52:55 4/1/24
25 Properties in 5 years, Overleverage, wholesaling with Austin Yeh
Austin Yeh is a mortgage agent at Vine Group and a seasoned real estate investor. He started with $40,000 in savings in late 2018 and expanded his real estate portfolio to over 25 properties within 5 years. He also founded RISE Network and co-hosts the RISE Real Estate Investing Podcast.  On this episode, we discuss: - How he was able to grow his portfolio quickly - How being featured in a Toronto Life articles changed his life - Why he got into the wholesaling business - Being over leveraged on a 6plex, the complications and stress it caused - Credit card points hacking   You can reach out to Austin Yeh by visiting https://www.instagram.com/austinyeh6/reels/ Download a free report: “Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Subscribe and review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram
50:00 3/14/24
House Flipping Mistakes and Major Hoarder Homes with Luc Boiron
Luc Boiron is a leading Canadian real estate investor who has been investing since 2007. Luc is a former lawyer who also holds an MBA, but left that world in 2016 to start Bliss Realty Inc. with the goal of flipping houses. Since then, he has built one of the largest residential property acquisition companies in Canada and has bought and sold over 850 houses across the country. With an in-house team of over 30 employees, Luc has also grown his residential rental portfolio with a mix of single-family and apartment buildings, short term rentals and coach house builds. On this episode, we discuss: - His recent hoarder house purchase - Why the wholesaling business has slowed down - Flipping 30-50 properties in a year - Costly mistakes to avoid when flipping - His flipping success rate in the last year - A new motel project he’s working on CTA: I’m willing to help one person buy their first 10 unit apartment building. If you’re interested in discussing this opportunity, make sure to message me on instagram: @welloffx Download a free report: “Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Subscribe and review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram
44:17 2/15/24
House Hacking and Triplex Conversions with Michael Lombardi
Michael Lombardi shares how his experience in other fields helped him get into real estate investments. His journey in real estate investment began in Toronto in 2016 with a triplex house hack, progressing through a series of moves including an accidental BRRR in Brantford and multiple conversion projects in Welland. Adding value through intentional renovations has been central to his strategy. The influence of his family, particularly his mother, a career property manager, has been invaluable. Michael’s real estate endeavours have been punctuated by both learning curves and small wins, with a portfolio now including 7 properties and 16 units.   In this Episode, you’ll be able to - Understand the process and benefits of house hacking a Toronto triplex  - Understand how to leverage using HELOCs - Learn about acquiring property outside of the Greater Toronto Area and outsourcing property management companies  - Learn about the benefits of adding a basement suite to a bungalow      You can reach out to Michael by visiting certaincapital.ca Download a free report: “Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Subscribe and review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram
42:46 1/17/24
Creative Financing and Strategic Investing with Myuren Chanthirakumar
Many yearn to have a successful real estate portfolio, but only some truly understand the mechanisms behind it. Today, we focus on an inspiring story of creative financing and strategic investing with Myuren Chanthirakumar, a commercial appraiser and steadfast real estate investor, who shares his journey to owning an impressive portfolio of 14 properties and over 40 doors. In this episode, you'll be able to:  Understand the value of building and financing Understand lender requirements and strategies for building cash reserves Rapid growth in property acquisition Leveraging properties for further investments Utilize trust agreements for property acquisition Overcoming challenges and building a team Myuren embarked on his real estate journey in 2019. Outside of investing, he works as a commercial appraiser for a global occupier services team, where he consults commercial real estate practices. Throughout his career, he constantly emphasized the need to think creatively, and so began his journey into real estate investing. His real estate adventure started with an aborted pre-construction condo purchase. After fully understanding the financial implications, he calculated he'd be outmatched and backed out within the 10-day cooling period. Determined not to be defeated, he opened a map of Ontario. His research pointed him to Windsor, a city on an impressive growth trajectory. In Windsor, he bought his first property, a single-family home, for $257,000. Thanks to creative financing, the down payment came from a mix of his savings, a loan from his parents quickly repaid via a line of credit. He was now cash flow positive, but his tenants stopped paying rent due to COVID-19. It was a hard setback but a lesson in due diligence and clear communication. You can contact Myuren by visiting https://www.linkedin.com/in/myurenc/. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
58:22 12/7/23
Avoiding Legal Pitfalls: Glenn Gosling's Guide to Ontario's Landlord-Tenant Laws
Despite your best efforts to navigate the complexities of the landlord-tenant relationship in Ontario, you may find yourself stuck in a cycle of ineffective communication and costly legal battles. Your attempts to enforce lease agreements and resolve conflicts may be met with resistance, leading to a breakdown in trust and an unsustainable rental business. Advocacy has always been my passion, and now I advocate for landlords to ensure fair and equitable landlord-tenant relationships. - Glenn Gosling Joining us on this week's episode is Glenn Gosling, a paralegal at Caveat LLP with a wealth of knowledge and experience in landlord-tenant law in Ontario. With a background in healthcare advocacy and a passion for fighting for the rights of both landlords and tenants, Glenn brings a unique perspective to the table. Having grown up in Ottawa and spent several years in the UK, Glenn's diverse background and international experience have shaped his understanding of the complexities of the landlord-tenant relationship.  Whether you're a landlord looking to navigate the legal landscape or a tenant seeking to understand your rights, his expertise will provide you with valuable insights and practical advice.  Please tune in to this episode as we dive into non-payment of rent, late payments, and other common issues landlords face in Ontario. Get ready to gain a better understanding of the landlord-tenant relationship and learn how to manage your rental property effectively. In this episode, you will be able to: Understand the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Ontario for a smoother landlord-tenant relationship. Discover an online portal that simplifies the process of filing applications, saving you time and hassle. Learn how to navigate rent increases and lease renewals effectively, ensuring fairness for both parties. Navigate eviction notices and legal processes confidently, following the proper procedures. Gain insight into typical inconsistencies in the Landlord and Tenant Board and how to address them, ensuring fairness and justice for all parties involved. You can contact Glenn by visiting https://caveatlegalservices.cliogrow.com/book or find him in social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
53:53 11/23/23
Patience and Education in Real Estate Investing: Insights from Abdellah Majd on Growing Existing Portfolios
Do you desire to expand your real estate portfolio and thrive in today's market? Are you searching for a solution that will enable you to achieve this desired outcome? Look no further! Our guest today will share valuable insights that will empower you to grow your existing real estate portfolio and conquer the challenges of the current market landscape. With his solution, you can attain the outcome you've yearned for in your real estate investments. Building for the next generation is what it all comes down to. It's about creating a portfolio that can support the life you want to live and pass on to your family. - Abdellah Majd Meet Abdellah Majd, a seasoned real estate investor and sales professional with a wealth of experience in the industry. Over the past eight years, he has honed his skills in selling real estate while simultaneously growing his own investment portfolio for the past decade. As the owner of a boutique brokerage in Hamilton, he has established himself as a trusted expert.  His journey in real estate began in 2013 when he joined forces with his family to purchase three duplexes within two years. Since then, he has expanded his investments to include commercial multifamily properties and ventured into the Florida real estate market. With his extensive knowledge and active involvement in the investment community, he is a valuable resource for real estate investors seeking to expand their portfolios and navigate the ever-changing landscape of the industry. In this episode, you will be able to: Discover effective strategies to grow your existing real estate portfolio and increase investment returns. Explore the opportunities and benefits of cross-border property investments for expanding your real estate portfolio. Learn about the potential for expansion and profitability in the commercial sector and how it can enhance your real estate portfolio. Navigate market transitions and uncover affordable properties that can help you expand your real estate portfolio and boost your overall returns. Gain valuable insights and practical tips for growing your existing real estate portfolio, regardless of the current market conditions. You can contact Abdellah by visiting https://www.majdrealty.com/ or find him in social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
40:35 11/9/23
Land Severance and Infill Development: Dan Illes Reveals the Power of Urban Planning and Strategic Investments
When you look at a piece of land, do you see potential? It's all about buying properties, splitting the land, and constructing new units for rental purposes. Quite often, the size of the lot matters less than the potential it represents. Unearth that creativity, dust off your strategic brain, tackle the process with open eyes, and who knows? You could turn something ordinary into extraordinary. If you can essentially wipe out your land cost from a new build, you're already put yourself a fair bit ahead when it comes to equity and making the numbers work. - Dan Illes Dan Illes is a real estate investor and property developer who has made a name for himself in the industry. With a background in civil engineering, he brings a unique perspective to his projects. Originally from a small town near Stratford, he started investing in real estate on the side while working as an engineer. However, it was only a short time before he realized that his true passion lay in real estate investing and development. Since then, he has focused on infill development and building new homes from the ground up.  His creativity in engineering and urban planning expertise have allowed him to successfully complete various projects, including severing land to create new lots and constructing new houses. In this episode, he shares his journey, insights, and strategies for success in real estate development.  In this episode, you'll be able to:  Discover strategic real estate investing and development techniques that can lead to increased success and profits. Learn the ins and outs of infill development and severing land to take advantage of valuable opportunities in the market. Explore the benefits and cost-saving potential of water submetering for multi-unit properties and how it can increase your bottom line. Uncover the secrets to increasing your Net Operating Income (NOI) through the implementation of water submetering. Stay ahead of the competition by staying informed about current land and development market opportunities that can lead to lucrative investments. You can contact Dan by visiting https://waterbillsolutions.com/ FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
48:28 10/27/23
Level Up Your Real Estate Game: The Power of a Well Built Investment Team with Jessica Narula
If you're feeling frustrated and overwhelmed with your real estate investments constantly struggling to achieve the results you desire, then you are not alone!  Instead of experiencing successful real estate ventures, you may face missed opportunities, costly mistakes, and a lack of expertise in critical areas. Instead, take responsibility, don't try to do everything yourself, and pay attention to the power of a strong investment team.  Jessica Narula is an accomplished real estate investor, mortgage agent, and professional dancer. With a start in real estate investment in 2020, she has already completed four successful flips and currently manages a portfolio of ten doors. Originally from India, she moved to Canada as a teenager, giving her a unique perspective and a drive for success. Her journey as an investor began with a keen interest in the real estate market and a desire to create wealth and financial freedom.  She found her business partner through networking and attending investor meetups, and together, they have successfully executed profitable property flips. With her diverse background and experience, she offers valuable insights into team-building and navigating the complexities of the real estate industry.  Please tune in to this episode to learn from her journey and gain practical tips for building a strong investment team to achieve more success in your real estate ventures. In this episode, you will be able to: Unlock the key to a successful real estate investing journey and elevate your portfolio. Discover the untapped potential of gender diversity in real estate and harness the power of inclusivity for greater success. Prioritize mental health in real estate ventures and optimize overall well-being for improved decision-making and outcomes. Gain insight into investing in different locations and unlock the door to diverse and lucrative investment opportunities. Learn the secrets to building a strong investment team and watch your real estate ventures soar to new heights of profitability. You can contact Jessica by visiting https://www.instagram.com/jessn.invest/.  FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
44:40 10/19/23
Maximizing Quality and Adapting to Market Changes: Insights from Cory Froc
Cory Froc is a seasoned real estate investor and entrepreneur who's been making waves in the industry since 2006. With a focus on residential conversions, he has recently branched out into larger developmental projects. From buying low-cost properties in unattractive neighbourhoods to managing duplex and triplex conversions in the highly sought-after Niagara area, Cory has navigated both the ups and downs of investing with resiliency.   Today, in the second significant real estate cycle of his career, this former sales executive for top-companies like H.J. Heinz and Kraft stands even more resolute, expanding his portfolio while concurrently serving as real estate investment coach.   In this episode, we discuss the following: A detailed exploration of the strategic itinerary in real estate investment. Insightful life lessons from real-life transformational property conversion challenges. How to optimize profits leveraging government programs and effective energy use. Critical role of careful budgeting and cost-efficiency when crafting real estate deals. Indispensable value professional coaching and guidance in navigating the real estate market maze.  You can contact Cory by visiting https://coryfroc.com/ or find him in social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
34:25 10/12/23
From Entrepreneurial Beginner to Expert: Jack Bernstein on the Power of Mentorship
Jack Bernstein is a serial entrepreneur and established real estate investor with an impressive journey rich with experiences to share. As a child growing up in Mississauga, he was surrounded the better things in life, sparking curiosity about a life beyond his own. After a short career as a professional snowboarder, he launched a startup at the age of 18. For five years, he navigated the stormy seas of business, learning and growing with each hurdle. However, it wasn't until a stint in tech sales that Jack discovered the allure of real estate. He noticed his coworkers, despite earning hefty paychecks, lived humble lives, with the bulk of their money flowing into real estate investments. This revelation was a turning point for Jack, leading him to purchase his first duplex in Oakville in 2017. Today, he has built a substantial portfolio with properties worth over $12 million. His innovative approach to real estate can be a useful learning curve for all aspiring investors.  In this episode, we discuss the following: Understanding the vital role of mentorship and guidance in a journey to success. Effective real estate investing strategies from the lessons Jack learned. Scaling from residential to commercial real estate through strategic partnerships with experts. Impact of interest rates and market conditions in real estate and how to act prudently. Evolving future of homeownership and transition trends in the rental market. You can contact Jack at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackdanielbernstein/. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon  
45:14 10/5/23
Elevate Your Wellness: Nourishing the Body and Mind to Conquer Stress with Kirsten Colella and Eileen Fauster
Leading a balanced life can sometimes seem like an impossible task, especially in today's fast-paced world. However, establishing harmony among different facets of life (personal, professional, physical, and emotional) can have profound benefits. It elevates overall well-being, enhances resilience in dealing with stress, and fosters healthier relationships with oneself and others. Bridging the gaps between stress, health, and well-being is the nutritionist tag team, Kirsten Colella and Eileen Fauster. Kirsten, a holistic nutritionist with a unique background in property management, embodies determination. Following a career shift eight years ago, she navigated the demanding period of final exams while heavily pregnant with her second child and has been transforming lives ever since. Eileen, her devoted partner in this journey, lends an invaluable dimension to understanding stress, its effects, and how to combat it effectively. Together, their shared wisdom promises to unlock new perspectives on managing stress.  In this episode, we discuss the following: Profound impacts of stress management on the human body. Telltale signals of stress and burnout before it’s too late. Pivotal role of cortisol in stress management and weight fluctuations. Dynamic approaches to balance stress and optimize cortisol production through diet and lifestyle tweaks. Integration of relaxation techniques – from meditation to acupuncture and massages – focused on stress reduction and holistic wellness.   You can contact Kirsten and Eileen by visiting https://essentialbalance.ca/. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
69:25 9/28/23
Building a Strong Landlord Community: Advocacy and Legislation with Kayla Andrade
Being a landlord in Ontario comes with its own unique set of challenges. From slow eviction processes to dealing with damages left by tenants, these problems can often result in significant financial losses. Kayla Andrade, my guest for this week's episode, sheds light on these issues. Kayla's journey into understanding landlord-tenant relationships started close to home in her childhood community in Newfoundland. Her early experiences living in government housing offered her a unique insight into the complexities of property management. When the property market in Ontario became volatile, Kayla sought opportunities elsewhere, even if it meant stepping out of her comfort zone. She noticed that different provinces like Newfoundland were less bureaucratically complicated and more landlord-friendly. In 2010, Kayla founded Ontario Landlords Watch, a platform aimed at helping landlords, property managers, realtors, and paralegals navigate the intricate web of regulations that govern property ownership and tenancy. Her organization works as both an educational resource and a lobbying force, pushing for reform in housing legislation for the betterment of the private real estate sector.  In this episode, we discuss the following: The complexities inherent in Ontario's landlord landscape and better navigating them. Understanding of the slow eviction process operational in Ontario and the reasons behind its sluggish nature. Bill 97's influence on rent payment strategies and its financial implications. Significance of scrupulous tenant screening and the role of credit history in securing reliable occupants. Essential advocacy programs and supportive measures available to landlords in Ontario.  You can contact Kayla at https://ontariolandlordswatch.com/ or find her on social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram Check out the upcoming conference that Kayla is organizing at the end of October Ontario Landlords Watch 5th Annual Private Housing Sector Conference https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ontario-landlords-watch-5th-annual-private-housing-sector-conference-tickets-681955085017 This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
44:22 9/21/23
Abandoned Renovations, Garden Suites and Construction Entrepreneurship with Seif El-Sahly
Seif El-Sahly is a self-made entrepreneur who has breathed new life into over 150 units in three years. Born in Abu Dhabi from a family of engineers, he sailed into the Canadian construction industry in 2006, and in just a decade, he went from being an employee to running his own construction company.  His hands-on approach is rooted in an eye-opening experience in 2016 when he took over an abandoned renovation job and turned it into a showcase of his organic learning. Seif's massive leap from a solo operation to leading a team of professionals in under four years shows his prowess in the field.  In this episode, we discuss the following: Transitioning from employment to construction entrepreneurship. The crucial role financial stability and credit status play in the entrepreneurship journey. Secrets to forging long-lasting relationships with subcontractors in the construction industry. Unfolding the myriad options and pivotal considerations before venturing into building garden suites. The code on the timeline, permits, and financial strategies needed for successful garden suite projects. You can contact Seif via his website at www.newfore.com Or on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/seifelsahly/ FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon  
36:27 9/14/23
Maximizing Land and Building Development Potential with Ben Julius
To solve the housing issues faced in Canada will require innovation. Our guest this week, Ben Julius, approaches the challenges of land use and best building use with a creativity that sees a 91 lot land development turn into 132 lots and unit space for 1200 square foot apartments turn into two apartments leveraging technology.  As an active real estate developer and founder of Lionheart Development, a thriving land development company based in Southern Ontario, Ben is the go-to guy for liaising between planners, construction companies, and municipalities looking for more affordable housing options.  His journey into real estate began in 2017 when he successfully joined multiple parcels of land and managed to rezone a property from housing 91 units to a whopping 132 units. His distinct approach has seen him oversee projects with impressive assets under management of $200 million.  In this episode, we discuss the following: From Ben's professional basketball coaching experience, discipline and adaptability play a crucial role in entrepreneurship. Ben's unconventional solution to the construction industry's labour shortage—leveraging the potential of incarcerated individuals. Revolutionary ways of maximizing equity accessibility and innovative designs in real estate based on Ben's viewpoints on mortgage products. How to navigate obstacles and alter strategies in real estate development, inspired by Ben's experience with project redesign and exit strategies. You can contact Ben at https://lionheartdevelopment.co/ or find him on social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
49:32 9/7/23
The Future of Real Estate: Rule Changes and Revenue Generation with Darren Voros
Darren Voros is a seasoned real estate investor and developer with an innate grasp of the intricate dynamics inherent to property investing. His trajectory is as remarkable as it is unique, transitioning from a globetrotting musical theatre luminary to an adept and hands-on real estate magnate. From his formative years gracing stages worldwide to orchestrating the management of a robust real estate portfolio valued at $30 million, his narrative resounds with echoes of passion and unwavering perseverance. As a self-made entrepreneur who has meticulously cultivated over two decades of investment acumen, he exemplifies resilience and unyielding entrepreneurial zeal.  In this episode, we discuss the following: Secrets to prosperous real estate development. Strategies to increase your revenue and minimize loss in real estate investments. Benefits of adding garden suites and laneway suites to your property. Potential impact of legislative changes on the multi-unit properties. Strategic property additions and commercial financing to enhance your property's worth.  You can contact Darren at https://www.darrenvoros.com/ or find him on social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon  
49:11 8/24/23
Mastering Rental Markets: Insights from Cameron Griffith
Cameron Griffith is a real estate maverick who unexpectedly stumbled upon the secrets of profitable investing. Hailing from a large family in Ontario's heart, his journey commenced when he channelled his competitive spirit during a recession by purchasing a wartime home. Little did he know that this would begin his remarkable venture into real estate. Balancing his successful elevator business alongside property investments, his unyielding determination paved the way for new opportunities. As the pandemic emerged, he fearlessly embraced rental arbitrage and the Airbnb model, skillfully transforming challenges into promising prospects. Witnessing the potential in this approach, he strategically leveraged it into a thriving enterprise. Now, with his eyes set beyond the borders of Canada, he is determined to establish his stronghold in the American property rental space, showcasing both his tenacity and the power of intuitive real estate investing. In this episode, we discuss the following: Intricate paths of successful real estate investing experiences. The decisive advantages of rental arbitrage and the innovative Airbnb approach. The intriguing elements of Toronto's rental market and its potential opportunities. The art of securing favourable rental contracts to fortify your investment strategy. Creating a prosperous Airbnb business and enhancing its profitability. You can contact Cameron through 24-hour call line: 289-635-1622 or visit the following: Website:www.midlothiansuites.com Instagram: @camerongriffith88                     @midlothiansuites FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
46:04 8/17/23
Taking Calculated Risks and Seizing New Opportunities with Zack Brittain
Zack Brittain is a real estate enthusiast who entered the industry in his mid-20s, inspired by a book from his mother. Despite initially having no interest in real estate investment, he embraced the field and shaped his career and wealth. Starting as a realtor, he learned valuable lessons about setting realistic goals and the importance of patient investing. His success story emphasizes taking calculated risks and seizing opportunities at the right time. He became a successful real estate investor before turning 30, all thanks to the knowledge gained from "The Wealthy Barber" book and his first-hand experiences in the dynamic real estate market. Zack's journey from a rookie with high expectations to a shrewd investor and business owner offers valuable advice to new and seasoned real estate investors.   In this episode, we discuss the following: Prolific strategies and hard-earned lessons from top real estate investors. Setting achievable milestones and developing a balanced outlook on real estate opportunities. Robust knowledge uptake concerning finances and investment. Impact of aligning with synergistic partnerships and linking with like-minded real estate peers. Embracing uncertainties, calibrating your risk tolerance to seize latent opportunities in the property market.  You can contact Zack by visiting: https://phippsbrittainrealestate.com/ or find him on social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
47:57 8/10/23
From Franchise Success to Gas Stations: Mohit Kanyan's Path to Real Estate
Mohit Kanyan, a young student from India, travelled to Canada to pursue his master's studies and ended up running a successful student franchise business for College Pro Painting. Through his interactions with investor clients, he developed a fascination for real estate investing, which led him to take a detour from his initial path. His ability to navigate international education and immigration systems, along with his business acumen, played a crucial role in his success. Starting with student housing rentals, he ventured into the world of real estate investing and now possesses a profitable portfolio of properties.  In this episode, we discuss the following: Intelligent real estate investment practices. Gas station businesses, exploring associated challenges, benefits, and opportunities. The power of connections and networking to pinpoint lucrative investment ventures. Income maximization and profitability in gas station businesses through a brand new lens. The path to expand your real estate portfolio and design ambitious future investment plans. You can contact Mohit by visiting  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohit-kanyan/ FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
50:18 8/3/23
Power of Resilience, Courage, and Faith, Ana Marins Success Formula
Ana Marin is an extraordinary businesswoman and entrepreneur renowned for her unwavering commitment to growth and ability to seize opportunities. Hailing from Mexico, Ana and her family decided to migrate to Canada when she was just six years old. This dramatic change injected her with an enduring belief in the limitless potential of fresh starts. With a natural inclination towards learning and entrepreneurship, she found her calling in the real estate industry. Ana has cultivated thriving businesses throughout her career and honed her hiring and team management expertise. Her remarkable journey is a poignant testament to the power of resilience, courage, and unwavering faith in one's dreams as indispensable elements for attaining prosperity.  In this episode, we discuss the following: Transformative world of immigration and its potential to carve new opportunities. The art of crafting successful businesses within the challenging terrain of real estate. The profound impact of mentors in bolstering personal and professional development. How to cultivate a prosperous environment that drives growth and wealth generation. Needs for a robust hiring mechanism and the relevance of personality assessments. You can contact Ana by visiting https://www.kwlegacies.com/ or find her on social media. Ana's Recommended Book List: The Ideal Team Player - Patrick M. Lencioni Essentialism - Greg McKeown Emotion by Design- Greg Hoffman The Alter Ego Effect- Todd Herman Fierce Conversations- Susan Scott   FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
47:40 7/27/23
Reviving Distressed Properties: Lessons from Darcy White
Darcy White is a visionary real estate entrepreneur who possesses the remarkable ability to turn ordinary properties into thriving community assets. With an impressive track record of revitalizing neglected buildings, he has earned a reputation for delivering valuable and affordable housing solutions while making a positive impact on the communities he serves. Equipped with an unwavering "no problem is insurmountable" mindset, he fearlessly navigates the challenges of property investment, establishing himself as an influential voice in the industry. When he's not immersed in transforming the future of properties, you'll find Darcy passionately cheering for his favourite ice hockey teams, indulging in his off-duty role as an enthusiastic sports fan.  In this episode, we discuss the following: Nuances of successful real estate investment and the fundamentals of property management. Crucial role played by local teams in broadening your property management scope. Effective strategies for managing difficult tenant situations and ensuring regular rent collection. Financial measures to absorb unexpected renovation costs for aged properties. The impact of governmental regulations on affordable housing and its ramifications on property investors. You can contact Darcy by visiting www.darcywhite.ca or find him on social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon  
48:38 7/20/23
Diversify, Network, and Succeed: Real Estate Investing Tips with Glen Sutherland
Glen Sutherland is an experienced Canadian real estate investor focusing on the US market. He grew up in a small town in Ontario and showed an entrepreneurial spirit from an early age. He started a landscaping business and later ran a screen printing company. His interest in real estate investment was sparked when he recognized the potential of a townhouse purchase that resulted in a significant profit. Since then, he has steadily grown his portfolio through strategic investments, emphasizing the importance of education, networking, and maintaining a positive mindset. With his experience managing properties on both sides of the border, Glen provides valuable insights and lessons for aspiring real estate investors.  In this episode, we discuss the following: Exciting venture into Canada and US real estate, unlocking hidden investment opportunities. The vital role of ROE and loan-to-value ratios in making informed investment choices. Secrets to a thriving real estate business through strategic delegation and team-building. Rewards of maintaining a diverse real estate portfolio in mitigating risk and boosting profitability. The power of continuous learning, meaningful connections, and a can-do attitude in successful real estate ventures. You can contact Glen by visiting https://www.glensutherland.com/ or find him on social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon
38:04 7/13/23
Due Diligence to Exit Strategies: Insider Multifamily Investment Tips from Dalia Barsoum
Dalia Barsoum is a highly experienced real estate expert and the founder of Streetwise Wealth and Streetwise Mortgages. She has a remarkable history of successfully funding over $1 billion in mortgage volume and overseeing over 2700 transactions, establishing her as a trusted and respected figure in commercial multifamily property investing. Her expertise lies in utilizing innovative strategies and employing a data-driven approach to help investors navigate the ever-changing landscape and intricacies of the real estate industry. You can confidently pursue long-term goals in this dynamic field by relying on her knowledge and guidance.  In this episode, we discuss the following: Profitable real estate investing methods for commercial multifamily properties. Develop the expertise to design reliable exit strategies for your commercial multifamily investments. Impact of interest rate variations on cash flow and decision-making for property investors. Diverse financing alternatives for commercial multifamily real estate, including the advantages of CMHC loans. The necessity of performing comprehensive due diligence when evaluating potential real estate market opportunities. You can contact Dalia by visiting https://streetwisemortgages.com/ or find her on social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation.” This episode has been brought to you by Don Chen, Mortgage Agent, Pineapple. Tel: 647-961-3281 Email: don@gopineapple.com Follow on Instagram and Facebook @themortgagedon __ Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram
41:48 7/7/23
Maximizing Real Estate Profitability: Ryan Carr's Secrets to Sustainable Success
Ryan Carr is a successful real estate investor known for his ability to identify untapped opportunities in the market. With a background as a mechanic, he approaches property development from a unique angle.  Over a decade in the industry, Ryan has honed his land planning and property portfolio management skills. He encourages fellow investors to prioritize work-life balance and avoid burnout for long-term success. His innovative strategies and out-of-the-box solutions have earned him a reputation as an expert in maximizing property values. In this episode, we discuss the following: Actionable investment approaches designed for real estate success. In-depth understanding of neighbourhood knowledge to pinpoint lucrative investment opportunities. Innovative zoning techniques to uncover real estate potential. Know-how to avoid burnout and skillfully oversee multiple properties. How to strengthen your networking capabilities to foster beneficial real estate joint ventures. You can contact Ryan by visiting https://www.thehighestandbestuse.com or find him on social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram
42:40 6/29/23
Tony Robbins Inspired: Dylan Suitor's Journey to Financial Freedom
Dylan Suitor is a realtor, real estate agent, investor, and entrepreneur renowned for his exceptional personal growth and development skills. Leveraging his innate ability to spot profitable investment prospects, he has successfully built an impressive real estate portfolio and guided numerous individuals toward similar achievements.  With an unwavering commitment to ongoing learning and self-improvement, he consistently ranks among the most highly-rated real estate agents in Oakville and Burlington. Beyond his flourishing real estate enterprise, Dylan finds fulfillment in mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs and investors, imparting invaluable knowledge on attaining financial prosperity through prioritizing personal development. In this episode, we discuss the following: Valuable knowledge of personal growth and development to drive financial success. Process of smoothly transitioning from owning smaller properties to lucrative commercial multifamily investments. Various financing alternatives for commercial multifamily properties. Challenges and opportunities in the world of Canadian real estate. Significance of uncovering off-market opportunities for a thriving investment portfolio. You can reach out to Dylan by visiting http://www.elevationrealty.ca/ or find him on social media or email leads@elevationrealty.ca The Business Results 2023 Event - Podcast code: "POD!1" for 20% OFF  To purchase tickets: businessresults2023.ca    FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation.” __ Did you like this episode? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram New boost
39:52 6/22/23
Escaping Communism and Building Wealth: Mike Beer's Real Estate Journey
Mike Beer is a highly accomplished real estate investor who has triumphed over numerous obstacles in his relentless pursuit of financial independence. Originally from Poland, Mike Beer and his family immigrated to Canada, which eventually led him to uncover his unwavering passion for real estate investment.  With a focus on apartment buildings in Ontario, Mike wholeheartedly dedicates himself to empowering his investors to secure a prosperous financial future for their loved ones—an opportunity they genuinely deserve.  During our conversation, he generously shares his invaluable insights on striking a delicate balance between freedom and responsibility when entrusted with managing investors' funds, while also recounting his own personal journey towards attaining financial freedom. In this episode 155 of the Well Off podcast, we discuss the following: The powerful impact of comprehensive due diligence in real estate investment. Harmonizing liberties and responsibilities in managing investors' capital. Deal syndication and passive investing opportunities. Recognizing the shifting landscape of the real estate sector amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Acquiring knowledge on creating lasting wealth for generations with prudent real estate ventures. You can reach out to Mike by visiting https://www.mikebeer.ca/ FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Did you like episode 155? Please take a moment to subscribe or follow and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram
44:48 6/15/23
Mastering Multi-family Renovations: Budget-friendly and Long-lasting Solutions from Mark Yataco
Mark Yataco is a seasoned general contractor and real estate investor based in Toronto who specializes in cost-effective renovations for multi-family properties. With a keen eye for detail and a focus on durability and low-maintenance living spaces, Mark has successfully helped numerous investors achieve their financial goals. Through tailored solutions and strategic product selection, Mark guides investors in making smart decisions that yield maximum returns on their investments. Combining a focus on long-term value and minimizing maintenance costs, Mark's expertise in sales and client service has made him a trusted partner for investors looking to scale their multi-family portfolios.  In this episode, we discuss the following: Strategies to emphasize wallet-friendly renovations for multi-family properties. Value-adding practices that increase your property investment's profitability. How to acquire the skill to find credible contractors and craft detailed refurbishment financial plans. The value of communication and adaptability in conquering the real estate investing realm. How to discern the red flags that protect you from engaging with unsuitable contractor partnerships. You can reach out to Mark by visiting https://www.markyataco.com/ or find him on social media. FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” ____   Did you like this episode 154? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram
47:23 6/8/23
Investing in Mid-size Apartment Buildings: Expert Insights from Kasey Wong - Episode 153
Kasey Wong started investing in real estate in 2003 with single-family homes and triplexes. Over the years, he transitioned to mid-sized apartment buildings in secondary markets like the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge Triangle and St. Catharine's.  With a background in banking and property management, Kasey has worked for major players like CIBC, TD Asset Management, Brookfield, and Cap REIT. Now, Kasey specializes in creating investment opportunities and raising capital for his real estate ventures. Casey's approachable, friendly demeanour makes him an excellent resource for sharing strategies. In this episode, we discuss the following: The immense value of a long-term outlook in securing prosperity in real estate investing. His methods to obtain funding and spark interest in investment opportunities. Importance of maintaining steady cash flow while sidestepping the perils of acquisition expenses. How to bolster your relationships with investors through trust-building techniques and reliable safeguards. The need to investigate the merits of zeroing in on multifamily assets and shunning diversification. You can reach out to Kasey by visiting https://cacoeli.com/ FREE REPORT: Download our free report: "Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Did you like this episode 153? Please take a moment to subscribe and leave a review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram
64:22 6/1/23
E152 - Wealth, Market Projections, Marketing with Sam McDadi
Sam McDadi is a Canadian entrepreneur, real estate broker, and philanthropist. He has a unique and innovative approach to the real estate business. He continues to be one of the top ranking realtors in Canada and has been for many years. He has supported various charitable organizations and initiatives over the years. He’s an avid sports fan and can often be seen court side at Raptors games. On this episode, we discuss:   Does Sam’s wealth come from selling real estate or owning it? How Sam started building a real estate investment portfolio Does Sam still work with clients directly or delegate to his team? Growing his businesses with partners vs on his own Why he’s passionate about giving back to the community Sam’s projections on the real estate market in 2023 What separates Sam from other people His marketing strategies Should you pay down your investment properties or leverage them   You can reach out to Sam by visiting https://mcdadi.com/ Download a free report: “Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Subscribe and review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram
52:18 5/22/23
E151 - Bartending, Tenant from Hell, Cottages with Andrea McDonald
Andrea and her husband John Paul began investing in real estate in 2009. Over the last decade they have grown their portfolio to consist of a variety of investment properties, including straight rentals, rent-to-owns, duplexes, commercial units and more recently pre-construction condos, cottage properties and joint ventures. In addition to these investments they both share a love for home renovations and have taken on extensive projects of their personal homes. Andrea manages their portfolio and is always very hands-on with renovations. On this episode, we discuss: Working as a bartender in Toronto and Niagara Falls Buying her first rental property in 2009 and doing a rent-to-own How she dealt with the tenant from hell in a Hamilton duplex Breaking down her current portfolio, including a 4000SF commercial unit, 2 cottages and more Her experience with a pre-construction project in Niagara You can reach out to Andrea on Instagram @andreamcdonald_homes Download a free report: “Multi-Unit Renovation Operations Order - A Guide to Starting a Renovation” __ Subscribe and review today! Youtube Spotify Apple Podcasts Instagram
66:24 5/15/23