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We put this show on to inspire you and help you breakthrough to the life that you want to live through the power of real estate investing.

Breakthrough Real Estate Investing Podcast Rob Break & Quentin DSouza

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    • 4.8 • 394 Ratings

We put this show on to inspire you and help you breakthrough to the life that you want to live through the power of real estate investing.

    Episode #206: Change your mindset and achieve financial control over your life with Pawel Blazejewicz

    Episode #206: Change your mindset and achieve financial control over your life with Pawel Blazejewicz

    Here’s What You’ll Learn in our Interview with Pawel Blazejewicz

    Growing a Real Estate portfolio in Ontario and Alberta
    The big differences between North America and Europe
    The most important action step you can take
    and much much more…

    About our Guests
    Pawel was born and raised in Poland, where he developed a passion for IT engineering. He spent over 25 years working in the field, specializing in datacenters and cloud solutions.
    In 2007, after buying his first apartment in Europe, he discovered a new passion—real estate. Pawel saw an opportunity to build long-term wealth and create the lifestyle he wanted for himself and his family through rental units and real estate investments.
    Pawel and his wife, Ewa, migrated to Ireland and then to Canada. They bought their primary residence in Canada, which was a "do-upper," and renovated it from top to bottom. During this time, Pawel also focused on understanding the financial products available to immigrants and residents in Canada, as well as the Canadian real estate market trends and challenges.
    With four years of appreciation and forced appreciation, he sold the primary residence and leveraged the returns to purchase seven rental units and another primary residence. Within the next two years, he managed to grow his portfolio to nearly 20 units in the Ontario and Alberta markets.
    Pawel's story is one of perseverance, strategic planning, and seizing opportunities. He has shown that with the right mindset and knowledge, anyone can achieve their financial goals through real estate investment.

    Social Media 
    Instagram: migrantrealestateinvestors
    Facebook: pawel.blazejewicz

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode #205: Successful Multifamily Infill Developments with Aurora de Leon

    Episode #205: Successful Multifamily Infill Developments with Aurora de Leon

    Here’s What You’ll Learn in our Interview with Aurora de Leon

    Embracing the growing opportunities to invest in Edmonton.
    The advantages the CMHC MLI select program offers for developers and investors, and how you can utilize it in your projects.
    How multifamily infill developments differ from other real estate investment strategies.
    And much much more

    About our Guests
    Aurora is a real estate investor, developer and a local Edmonton expert reputable for her forte in real estate acquisitions, development and creating deals. With over 10 years of experience, she has successfully grown her portfolio of residential long-term rentals in Edmonton, Alberta which is her home turf.
    In the last few years, Aurora has focused heavily on wealth-building development projects specifically in the construction of new 8-unit multi-family infills using the CMHC MLI Select program. Currently, she has four active multi-family infill projects in Edmonton with several more in the pipeline for 2024 and 2025.
    Aurora is also the developer of a recently approved, ambitious rezoning and land assembly project that will transform the lowest form of residential housing zoning to an 8-storey, 99-unit apartment building, reshaping Edmonton’s urban landscape.
    Relationship-building is at the core of Aurora’s approach, and with a solid reputation in Edmonton and national network, she thrives on building and nurturing strong partnerships and collaborations.
    When she is not busy with real estate, Aurora spends time with her husband, Aldrin, and their two boys, Isaac and Nico, and their German Shepherd, Savi.
    Social Media 
    Instagram: waymaker
    Instagram: aurora.deleon.
    Facebook: Way Maker Developments
    LinkedIn: Aurora de Leon
    Tiktok: waymaker

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode #204: CSA Farming with Glen Young

    Episode #204: CSA Farming with Glen Young

    Here’s What You’ll Learn in our Interview with Glen Young

    How Glen shifted from IT to REI to farming
    Understanding CSA and Its Roots in Real Estate
    Comparing Farmland to Other Real Estate Investments
    Advantages and Challenges of Farm Investing
    How YOU can get your Cold Springs Organics Veggie Box
    Quentin loves Forest Bathing
    And much much more…

    About our Guests
    Better known as "Farmer Glen" these days, Glen is a former IT professional turned full-time farmer at Cold Springs Organics, located just east of Toronto. Passionate about combating climate change and improving food systems, Glen shifted his career towards sustainable farming. Under his stewardship, Cold Springs Organics has grown from scratch to a modest 80-member CSA that represents a vital community resource, emphasizing organic practices and carbon farming. His journey includes transitioning from residential/commercial real estate to farmland investing, aiming to demonstrate that small farms are not only viable but essential for sustainable futures. Glen's real-world experiences offer invaluable insights into both the pitfalls and successes of farm investment and management. As a dedicated family man and community connector, Glen's mission extends beyond farming to fostering a new generation of farmers through mentorship and advocacy. Join us to learn how you can invest in farmland wisely and sustainably, turning green fields into gold while securing a healthier planet.
    Social Media 
    Website: https://coldspringsorganics.com/
    Investing in Farmland Ebook: https://realestate.coldspringsorganics.com/farmland

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode #203 Unlocking the Epic Potential of AirBnb Arbitrage with Drew Knox

    Episode #203 Unlocking the Epic Potential of AirBnb Arbitrage with Drew Knox

    Here’s What You’ll Learn in our Interview with Drew Knox

    The metrics to identify great Airbnb properties
    Diversifying into the U.S. and Mexico
    Delegating to make room for growth
    How to avoid common mistakes with Airbnb arbitrage
    and much much more!


    About our Guests
    Drew Knox is a father of three, a realtor and a real estate investor for over 13 years. He is the co-owner of Rustic Cannabis and an Airbnb Arbitrage Operator in the U.S. & Mexico.
    Social Media 
    Instagram: @drew_knox

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode #202: Slow and Steady - Real Sustainable REI Growth with Matt and Laura Hawkins

    Episode #202: Slow and Steady - Real Sustainable REI Growth with Matt and Laura Hawkins

    Here’s What You’ll Learn in our Interview with Matt and Laura Hawkins

    Getting started in real estate investing at just 19 years old.
    When it’s worth it to build a Garden Suite?
    What Freedoms can 20 years as a real estate investor offers?
    and much much more…

    About our Guests
    Matt and Laura are serial entrepreneurs who started investing in real estate in 2004 at the age of 19. They own a thriving construction company in Stouffville called Hawkins Contracting and are addicted to real estate. Their real estate portfolio currently contains a mix of student rentals in Guelph and Peterborough and duplexes and triplexes in Lindsay, Peterborough and Hamilton. They love digging into the numbers, are skilled in managing large renovations and like most busy investors, are constantly searching for the highest and best use of their time. Recently, they have settled into a pattern of purchasing tired bungalows for duplex/triplex conversions, sometimes with garage conversions to garden suites and larger student rentals. They are about to get started on two newly built garden suites in Peterborough and have multiple projects on the go and are always on the look for their next deal. Matt and Laura self-manage almost all of their properties (with the help of some key contacts!) and love to connect with other investors and talk all things real estate. Matt and Laura have 3 young kids, who love to stay active and be outdoors and mountain bike at any chance they can get!
    Social Media 
    Instagram: Sidney_investments
    Instagram: Hawkinscontracting
    Additional Resources:
    Renters Bill of Rights

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode #201: Ins and Outs of Multifamily and Residential Lending. How you can use the rules to your benefit with Ehren Laycock

    Episode #201: Ins and Outs of Multifamily and Residential Lending. How you can use the rules to your benefit with Ehren Laycock

    Here’s What You’ll Learn in our Interview with Ehren Laycock

    How to understand and use different types of capital
    How underwriting for commercial loans differs from residential
    Overcoming the challenges we are seeing in the multifamily financing space
    Trends we are seeing for the mid-sized investors
    and much much more!

    About our Guest 
    Ehren is co-founder of the Findlay Mortgage Team and CMHC correspondent. Since 2020, Ehren and Co. have pushed the boundaries of the multifamily space, allowing for institutional-level products to be more accessible for the average investor. Ehren’s understanding of debt structuring provides investors with an ease of moving between capital stacks with ease. Having worked with independent investors to REITs, he fully understands the complexity of different structures and nuances that come with real estate investing.
    Social Media 
    Instagram: The Findlay Mortgage Team - @FMTmortgages
    Ehren Work - @multifamily.mortgages
    Ehren personal – @Laycock22
    Youtube: The Findlay Mortgage Team
    Website: www.findlaymortgage.com
     
     

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
394 Ratings

394 Ratings

Sharratt02 ,

Awesome content

After 7 years of listening I still find this podcast entertaining. great job guys

jennabannenna ,

Great Resource!

I’m not just writing this for a chance to win some of Quentin’s books ;) I thoroughly enjoy the topics covered in this podcast. I am new to real estate investing -first rental property purchased in Ontario in 2021. This podcast helps me maintain my mindset as we go through turbulent times with interest rates. Thank you for providing Canadian (and Costa Rican) content!

markmac1987 ,

Great podcast

As a small time investor these guys get me fired up to continue growing. Great stuff guys

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