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Inspiring Canadians to own and invest in real estate

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Inspiring Canadians to own and invest in real estate

    How You Can Win at The Game of Commercial Real Estate

    How You Can Win at The Game of Commercial Real Estate

    Shane Melanson is the host of The Investing Advantage and the founder of Melanson Developments, a commercial real estate development and investment firm in Calgary AB. Shane has authored 2 books- Club Syndication, How the Wealthy Raise Money and Invest in Commercial Real Estate and his 2nd book, Evolve, Your 90 Day Growth Plan. 















    Guest: Shane Melanson, Real Estate Investor & Podcast Host







    Shane Melanson is the host of The Investing Advantage and the founder of Melanson Developments, a commercial real estate development and investment firm in Calgary AB. Shane has authored 2 books- Club Syndication, How the Wealthy Raise Money and Invest in Commercial Real Estate and his 2nd book, Evolve, Your 90 Day Growth Plan. 







    He is focused on helping professionals and business owners make smarter investing decisions, creating financial abundance by investing like the wealthy through value-add, commercial real estate opportunities.







    For the past 15 years, Shane has completed more than $260M in transactions for his clients and $65M in personal real estate transactions. He has worked with publicly traded companies like Melcor Developments, First Capital, and Sun Life Financial, Hedge Funds and some of the wealthiest families in both Canada and the US.   







    Shane lives in Calgary with his wife Kelly and 3 kids- where he’s able to take his kids to school and no longer misses birthdays or dance recitals. You will learn about:– Things to be aware of when investing in commercial real estate– Finding Deals and Investors– Exit strategy tips– Looking at retirement properties







    Get in touch with Shane:Website: https://shanemelanson.com/Email: shane@shanemelanson.comPhone: 403-681-6021







    Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages.







    Contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis – be sure to mention the podcast when you call.







    DALIA BARSOUM, MBA FinancePresident and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages







    Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255







    Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900







    An award-winning Mortgage Broker, Real Estate investor and financial advisor with over 20 years experience in the banking sector, spanning: Wealth Management, Lending, Strategy and Real Estate.







    Dalia holds an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers Association.







    She is the author of Canada’s best selling Real Estate Financing Book and an Amazon Best Seller: “Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All the Money You Want”.







    Dalia’s lending practice encompasses:







    > Strategies: Buy / Hold, Renovations, Construction Financing, Rent to own, and Student Rentals, Flipping, Land development and private lending> Structures: Corporations, Joint Ventures and Personal Holdings> Asset Classes: Residential, multi-residential, Commercial, Mixed-use and Land







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    • 42 min
    Fundamentals of Syndication & Other Passive Income Strategies

    Fundamentals of Syndication & Other Passive Income Strategies

    Lane Kawaoka began investing in 2009 in Seattle by buying his first property right after college. After discovering the difference between ‘Cashflow Investing’ and ‘Appreciation Investing (gambling/speculating) he moved his portfolio into 11 single-family rentals in Birmingham, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Pennsylvania. 















    Guest: Lane Kawaoka, Engineer and Real Estate Investor







    Lane Kawaoka began investing in 2009 in Seattle by buying his first property right after college. After discovering the difference between ‘Cashflow Investing’ and ‘Appreciation Investing (gambling/speculating) he moved his portfolio into 11 single-family rentals in Birmingham, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Pennsylvania. 







    Today, Lane is investing in syndication’s that invest in Class C & B Multi-Family Apartment, RV Parks, mobile homes, and assisted living facilities because of the demand for affordable housing, not rich people Class-A assets. He currently owns 2,600+ units across the US. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and recently quit his day job as a Professional Engineer. He has an MS in Civil Engineering & Construction Management and a BS in Industrial Engineering.His mission is to help regular people into good deals that were once only accessible to the rich. Lane partners with investors who want to build their portfolio, but are too busy to mess with “tenants, toilets, and termites” by curating opportunities in his “Hui Deal Pipeline Club” where his investors have personal access to him and know that Lane is personally putting his money on the line too. The Hui Deal Pipeline Club has acquired over $155 Million dollars of real estate acquired by syndicating over $15 Million Dollars of private equity since 2016.You will learn about:– What is PITI (Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance)– Private placement syndication investing– Mobile home park investments– The first step to start a syndication– Life settlement investments







    Get in touch with Lane:Website: https://simplepassivecashflow.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/SimplePassiveCashFlow/ IG: www.instagram.com/simplepassivecashflow/Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimplepassiveCF/







    Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages.







    Contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis – be sure to mention the podcast when you call.







    DALIA BARSOUM, MBA FinancePresident and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages







    Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255







    Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900







    An award-winning Mortgage Broker, Real Estate investor and financial advisor with over 20 years experience in the banking sector, spanning: Wealth Management, Lending, Strategy and Real Estate.







    Dalia holds an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute o...

    • 29 min
    Financing & Investing Lessons from a Mortgage Expert

    Financing & Investing Lessons from a Mortgage Expert

    Dalia Barsoum is an award-winning Mortgage Broker, Real Estate investor and financial advisor with over 20 years of experience in the banking sector, spanning: Wealth Management, Lending, Strategy and Real Estate. She holds an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers Association.















    Guest: Dalia Barsoum, Real Estate Investor & Mortgage Broker







    Dalia Barsoum is an award-winning Mortgage Broker, Real Estate investor and financial advisor with over 20 years of experience in the banking sector, spanning: Wealth Management, Lending, Strategy and Real Estate. She holds an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers Association.







    She heads up the Real Estate Investment Financing & Wealth Advisory practice within Streetwise Mortgages. Dalia has helped many Real Estate investors kick start their investment plans as well as take their portfolios to the next level. Her clients range from rookie investors to sophisticated investors with multi-million-dollar portfolios.







    Dalia’s lending practice encompasses:> Strategies: Buy / Hold, Renovations, Construction Financing, Rent to own, and Student Rentals, Flipping, Land development and private lending> Structures: Corporations, Joint Ventures and Personal Holdings> Asset Classes: Residential, multi residential, Commercial, Mixed use and Land







    She is a public speaker, regular columnist for Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine and contributes to various media outlets on the topics of Real Estate investing and financing including Rogers TV, Toronto Money Show, the Toronto Investor Forum, Canadian Mortgage Professionals (CMP) as well as various GTA-based investment groups.Dalia is the author of Canada’s best selling Real Estate Financing Book and an Amazon Best Seller: “Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All the Money You Want”. She has been nominated/won multiple industry awards including:







    * Top 75 Brokers, 2017 ( Canadian Mortgage Professionals )* Top Mortgage Broker Award, 2017 and 2015 ( Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine)* Women of Influence, 2017 ( Canadian Mortgage Professionals)* Top 100 women driving and reshaping the Canadian Real Estate Industry, 2016 ( Real Estate Professional Magazine)> #1 Mortgage Broker by units volume, 2016 ( Centum Financial Group)> Top Mortgage Broker Award Finalist, 2016 ( Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine)> Top Mortgage production award, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (Centum Financial Group)







    You will learn about:– Financing insights– Why people think they can only qualify for 5 properties– Lessons on private money/lending– Why it is important to have a portfolio that cash flows– Exit strategies– Residential vs. commercial financing







    Get in touch with Dalia:Tel: 1-800-208-6255Email: dbarsoum@streetwisemortgages.comDirect:  416.985.4698Email: info@streetwisemortgages.com







    Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages.







    Contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis – be sure to mention the podcast when you call.







    DALIA BARSOUM, MBA FinancePresident and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages







    Direct: 416-985-4698 | a href="http://www.streetwisemortgages.

    • 52 min
    Being Prepared with Wills and Insurance Before You Need Them

    Being Prepared with Wills and Insurance Before You Need Them

    After his first child was born in 2005, Jay Gabrani jumped into the world of real estate investing. Despite several challenges along the way, he built a multiple seven-figure real estate portfolio. That portfolio helped him take a multi-year sabbatical to deal with a heartbreaking personal tragedy when his wife passed away in 2014.















    Guest: Jay Gabrani, Wealth Hacker & Speaker







    After his first child was born in 2005, Jay Gabrani jumped into the world of real estate investing. Despite several challenges along the way, he built a multiple seven-figure real estate portfolio. That portfolio helped him take a multi-year sabbatical to deal with a heartbreaking personal tragedy when his wife passed away in 2014. This experience led Jay to reevaluate the purpose of his life. Before all this happened, Jay thought he was financially prepared. After going through the experience of being the executor of his wife’s estate, he realized he wasn’t. This is when he realized the importance of having wills and insurance before you need them.  Today, Jay makes an impact raising his three children and empowering fathers to secure their Family’s Financial Future as the founder of Prepared Fathers. He achieves this through his one-on-one and group coaching programs and his daily podcast A Minute with Jay. He is a frequent podcast guest and does a limited number of speaking engagements.







    You will learn about:– How real estate helped- Biggest struggle as a father– Life as a single Dad– Why getting a will or power of attorney is important– Life and Mortgage Insurance Insights







    CHECKLIST: HOW FATHERS CAN OVERSEE THEIR FAMILY FINANCES ON THEIR SMART PHONE >> https://www.preparedfathers.com/reiteGet in touch with Jay:Website: www.PreparedFathers.com | www.jaygabrani.comPhone:  416 989 5387Email: jay@preparedfathers.com







    Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages.







    Contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis – be sure to mention the podcast when you call.







    DALIA BARSOUM, MBA FinancePresident and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages







    Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255







    Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900







    An award-winning Mortgage Broker, Real Estate investor and financial advisor with over 20 years experience in the banking sector, spanning: Wealth Management, Lending, Strategy and Real Estate.







    Dalia holds an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers Association.







    She is the author of Canada’s best selling Real Estate Financing Book and an Amazon Best Seller: “Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All the Money You Want”.

    • 41 min
    Why Hiring Mentors is Your Key to Success

    Why Hiring Mentors is Your Key to Success

    With nearly 30 years of experience in real estate, there is not a strategy that Mathew Frederick has not executed; in fact, it is believed that he may be the only Canadian to have done so.















    Guest: Mathew Frederick, Real Estate Investor and Mentor







    With nearly 30 years of experience in real estate, there is not a strategy that Mathew Frederick has not executed; in fact, it is believed that he may be the only Canadian to have done so.Everything from starting in residential income properties then expanded to buy-fix-sell, lease option, commercial buildings and new development. Mat has led on renovating properties over 28 years which includes partnering with a developer over the past 6 years to build houses and low-rise condo buildings.







    He now focuses on managing the assets of commercial portfolios including plazas and multi-family buildings plus coaching investors in business and real estate acquisition. He will also be sharing his thoughts on what he sees as the next big investing opportunity, storage units.







    His application of these strategies is more than just simple engagement, it’s about performing each strategy 4 or 5 times and wrangling out most kinks. The kind of kinks you only discover during application.You will learn about:– Importance of mentors to scale your business– Key things to be aware of for development projects– Things to consider when looking for land– Strategies in finding off-market deals– Tips on raising money or private money– Tips on finding deals







    Book Mentioned:







    Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert T. Kiyosaki















    Get in touch with Mat:Websites: rccsol.comEmail: mathew.f@rccsol.com







    Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages.







    Contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis – be sure to mention the podcast when you call.







    DALIA BARSOUM, MBA FinancePresident and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages







    Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255







    Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900







    An award-winning Mortgage Broker, Real Estate investor and financial advisor with over 20 years experience in the banking sector, spanning: Wealth Management, Lending, Strategy and Real Estate.







    Dalia holds an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers Association.







    She is the author of Canada’s best selling Real Estate Financing Book and an Amazon Best Seller: “Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All the Money You Want”.







    Dalia’s lending practice encompasses:







    > Strategies: Buy / Hold, Renovations, Construction Financing, Rent to own, and Student Rentals, Flipping, Land development and private lending> Structures: Corporations, Joint Ventures and Personal Holdings> Asset Classes: Residential, multi-residential, Commercial, Mixed-use and Land







    Direct: 416-985-4698 |www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]

    • 41 min
    Advantages of Private Lending as a Passive Investment Strategy

    Advantages of Private Lending as a Passive Investment Strategy

    Gary Hibbert is a full-time Real Estate investor, educator and licensed Real Estate agent, achieving various Realtor awards. He purchased his first investment property in 2008 and through hard work and dedication left the corporate world to become a full-time entrepreneur in 2014.















    Guest: Gary Hibbert, Real Estate Investor, Realtor, and Podcast Host







    Gary Hibbert is a full-time Real Estate investor, educator and licensed Real Estate agent, achieving various Realtor awards. He purchased his first investment property in 2008 and through hard work and dedication left the corporate world to become a full-time entrepreneur in 2014.







    As a result of his passion for education, Gary started his own real estate investing club in the Durham region and recently started a private lending company called Deep Pockets. and became a partner in a real estate brokerage called Our Neighborhood Realty. It is safe to say that Gary wears many hats in the real estate industry. 







    Gary has helped hundreds of clients with creating a wealth strategy plan through public speaking, online webinars and even has his own podcast dedicated to inspire and educate anyone willing to change their mindset. He continues to play an active role in his community by attending corporate, private and school events to educate adults and especially children.







    Gary’s inspiration and hard work come from his passion for helping others and wanting to make a difference in their lives. Being able to design a lifestyle of your choice is not an easy feat however, it’s attainable as long as you have a passion and know what your ‘why’ is.You will learn about:– Getting started and how to make it full-time in real estate– Private lending and private money– Passive investing– How to find people that need the money– Peterborough market insights







    Get in touch with Gary:Websites: https://smarthomechoice.caEmail: gary@smarthomechoice.ca







    Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages.







    Contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis – be sure to mention the podcast when you call.







    DALIA BARSOUM, MBA FinancePresident and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages







    Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255







    Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900







    An award-winning Mortgage Broker, Real Estate investor and financial advisor with over 20 years experience in the banking sector, spanning: Wealth Management, Lending, Strategy and Real Estate.







    Dalia holds an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers Association.







    She is the author of Canada’s best selling Real Estate Financing Book and an Amazon Best Seller: “Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All the Money You Want”.







    Dalia’s lending practice encompasses:







    > Strategies: Buy / Hold, Renovations, Construction Financing, Rent to own, and Student Rentals, Flipping, Land development and private lending> Structures: Corporations, Joint Ventures and Personal Holdings> Asset Classes: Residential, multi-residential, Commercial, Mixed-use and Land

    • 43 min

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