My Story & Experience…
Originally from Sudbury, I purchased my first investment property at 24 years of age. I renovated and fire retrofitted the property to rent rooms to Laurentian University students & lived in a separate suite. I was able to pay for my masters degree, live for free, and made money on the capital appreciation to help buy my next home in Toronto when my then company transferred me.
After a terrible Toronto renting experience, a pre-built condo purchase and profitable sale, and a bidding war on my 1st Toronto home purchase in Leslieville, I was lured back into renting out part of my home. It was the best decision I ever made!!
Now a 13+ year Toronto resident and with 17+ years of experience under my belt, I have bought 12 properties, 8 of which I still own and have a total of 19 rental doors with very happy tenants.
I have personally managed dozens of major renovation projects and counting!
I have an active membership with the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) which keeps me up to date on all current Real Estate News, teaches me how to successfully manage real estate as a business, and has an amazing network to draw from.
As of late 2009, I began consulting for first time home/investment buyers. I aid them in tasks such as; finding their investment, deciding on the best renovations and designs to maximize cash flow, space utilization and resale, managing quotes contractors and permits, as well as finding, screening and retaining high quality tenants.
I also consult for veteran investors who wish to increase their cash flows and are open to modifying their current properties so they can obtain higher rents and/or higher resale values. I obtain great satisfaction from helping other investors achieve what I am, it’s one of the most gratifying aspects of my career.
I am known by many of my peers as obtaining outstanding cash flows in a market where other investors struggle, as well as being able to maintain higher than average market rents along with exceptional tenants.
I have been featured in several top Real Estate Magazines, Newspapers, Books and TV shows including; Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine, Your First Home Magazine, The Financial Post, The Globe & Mail “The Long Slow Flip” by Tracy Tjaden, “Joint Venture Secrets” by Don R Campbell & Russell Westcott, “Real Estate Riches” by Tahani Aburaneh, “Fix and Flip: The Canadian How-To Guide for Buying, Renovating and Selling Property for Fast Profit” by Mark Loeffler and Ian Szabo, Rav Toor’s “In Tune with Real Estate” TV Program, and Sun News Network’s National TV news segments.
I often speak at investor forums and have even worked on a TV Series to inspire people to become investors and acquire properties to build their retirement wealth! I absolutely love what I do, the people I’ve been fortunate enough to have met, worked with and rent(ed) to and I love sharing my experiences!