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Welcome to the Well Off Podcast, where the goal is to motivate, inspire and share success principles. We'll make an effort to always interview knowledgeable and successful people. The majority of the content will relate to Canadian Real Estate Investing whereas there will be the occasional inspirational guest. We always focus on bringing value to the listeners. Enjoy! Hosted by George El Masri
 
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The New York Times' Economics Reporter Conor Dougherty's book, "The Golden Gates: The Housing Crisis and a Reckoning for the American Dream" charts the history and politics of the West Coast housing crisis and its dire consequences. Sound familiar and highly relevant? You are not alone. It was a Time 100 Must-Read Book of 2020, a New York Times Boo…
 
Jamie and Leslie Collard are Real Estate Investors that bought their first rental property in 2017 and now own more than 200 units! Their main focus is on multifamily apartment buildings. Their properties are located in Brantford, Hamilton, Woodstock and now, New Brunswick. On this episode, we discuss: Growing up in Burford, ON How they went from b…
 
Opportunities only emerge when you know where to look. Anyone that understands Vancouver knows that the feeling of a neighbourhood can transform block by block but how should that inform your real estate decision making? Developer Jeremy Waldman & Project Marketer, Ben Amzaleg, sit down with Matt & Adam to discuss how their deep local knowledge of …
 
There are all sorts of excuses for not achieving your real estate goals - no time, no money, no stomach for today's prices. Well, today's guest has overcome all these obstacles and with staggering results: 260+ doors in under 10 years! Real estate investor, Adrian Pannozzo, sits down with Matt & Adam to chart his trajectory from police officer to r…
 
Alex is a realtor and real estate investor located in Hamilton, ON. His company, Pal Property Solutions, buys and renovates properties throughout Southern Ontario. On this episode, we discuss: Alex’s recent 8 unit apartment purchase Addressing structural issues and reconfiguring unit layouts Putting a 2nd storey addition on his bungalow Flipping th…
 
Did you meet your financial goals in 2020 and the first half of 2021? We know one guy who did and his logic and strategies provide a blueprint for investing in any market. Mark Ting, Guide to Personal Finance (CBC's On the Coast) and Partner at Foundation Wealth, sits down with Matt & Adam to chart an epic year of investing. Find out what Mark thin…
 
Cliff Ford with Skyview Realty specializes in the sale of apartment buildings throughout Ontario. He has been involved in the sale of over 200 residential buildings throughout his real estate career. On this episode, we discuss: Challenges in multi-res during the pandemic Contacting some tenants on a monthly basis to discuss payment plans Seeing mu…
 
Lisa is a real estate investor, mom, wife and entrepreneur. She is also a talent management expert and executive coach. Her and her husband invested in real estate to help exit a 25-year career in corporate. On this episode, we covered 3 major points: Overcoming overwhelm (lack of clarity, taking a step back, shift in behaviour) Self Confidence (hi…
 
Have you ever felt like you wish you had a better financial education? Do you know people in your life who could benefit from hearing no nonsense, useful Canadian centered (we mean centred!!) financial advice? Past guest and recent author, Doug Allan, joins Adam and Matt to bring this podcast back to the basics when it comes to financial literacy (…
 
Michael Ponte from Prosperity Real Estate Investments Ltd is an active residential & multi-family investor with over 20 years of experience. His portfolio includes over $30 Million dollars of real estate. Michael is investing across Canada in markets like Edmonton, Halifax, New Brunswick, Calgary and more. On this episode, we discuss: Buying his fi…
 
Do you want a birds-eye view of British Columbia’s various real estate ‘hot spots’ but only have an hour or less? Are you a fan of loaded questions? In either case, we have you covered! CEO & President of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing, Scott Brown, sits down with Adam and Matt for a wide-reaching conversation about real estate in British Colum…
 
Elizabeth has been investing for over 15 years and has a passion for helping people achieve their financial dreams through the purchase of investment properties. Her portfolio includes Rent to Own and multi-unit residential properties. She also has a property management company - Sandstone Management. In addition, she’s a coach! On this episode, we…
 
The Vancouver real estate market has been 'en fuego', but the verdict is still out on the balance of 2021 with early signs of potential cooling. Past guest, Finance Professor Andrey Pavlov, sits down with Matt & Adam to parse this unique moment in our real estate market and discuss the Canadian economy at large. What does excessive government stimu…
 
Every major urban centre has its fringe but how should that inform your real estate goals? Who better to explain than a leading development company who un-fringes the fringe! Anyway, enough about fringe. This week, Chard Development's President & CEO, Byron Chard, sits down with Matt & Adam to talk up-and-coming areas in Vancouver and Victoria and …
 
James Knull has invested in real estate for 11+ years. He’s also an investor focused realtor. James has a personal portfolio of over 250 doors in the Edmonton Area. On this episode, we discuss: Selling smaller properties to acquire multi-units The 3 things James looks for in a multi-family investment property Pros and cons of investing in Edmonton,…
 
Eric Upchurch is an Army vet who has a passion for educating the military community on how to create long term wealth through real estate investing. He went from the army to educating himself on general partnerships and real estate investing in general. Through his knowledge, he’s been able to acquire hundreds of doors. On this episode, we discuss:…
 
Is post-pandemic Canada set to for sky high inflation? And what does that mean for the economy, interest rates & the real estate market in our immediate future? Carlton Professor and BNN regular Ian Lee joins Adam and Matt to discuss the alarming number of forces that could upend the value of a dollar in Canada, set prices for all things higher, an…
 
Kyle is an insurance broker with Acumen Insurance Group. He’s been at it for over 10 years now. He got a diploma in insurance from Mohawk College, so you know when it comes to insurance, he means business! On this episode, we discuss: Why it’s important for your tenant’s to get liability insurance Rental income replacement programs for non-paying t…
 
As the Kelowna housing market continues to sizzle, we continue our two part series on the future of the region with today's guest: Kelowna's Long Range Policy Planning Manager, James Moore. With unchartered demand for housing combined with rising house prices and a plummeting vacancy rate, how will Kelowna handle the pain points familiar to cities …
 
Robinson is the son of the inventor of the Smith Manoeuvre. He is also a financial strategist, speaker and the best-selling author of Master Your Mortgage for Financial Freedom - a book on the wealth creation strategy known as The Smith Manoeuvre. He educates Canadian homeowners on how to create wealth from their mortgage. On this episode, we discu…
 
The Kelowna Real Estate Market is hotter than Matt in his Victorian bathing costume on Gyro Beach, so how can you get involved and where is the city and the market heading? Mission Group's CEO Jonathan Friesen joins Matt & Adam this week to discuss why Kelowna is one of the most exciting real estate markets in the country. Where are the best areas …
 
Revisiting Michael Ferreira’s State of the Union UDI address has become an annual event on our podcast. And, in the first half of 2021, what better time to reflect not only on the year it was in 2020 but also where the Vancouver real estate market is heading in 2021? This week, Principals Michael Ferreira & Jon Bennest from Urban Analytics join Ada…
 
Ryan Carr is a full-time real estate investor and specializes in finding a property’s highest and best use. He takes pride in finding hidden opportunities and creating deals rather than waiting for them. On this episode, we discuss: Infill developments Ryan’s new projects - low rise apartment buildings What yield he looks for in every deal Getting …
 
BC is ahead of its vaccination schedule and set for a summer of love but what does that mean for the larger BC economy and the red-hot real estate market? Does a return to “normal” mean a more “normal” latter half of 2021 for the real estate market or do we continue to burn ultra bright? Central 1 Credit Union’s Chief Economist Bryan Yu joins Adam …
 
Candice is a realtor, Certified Money Coach and real estate investor from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She specialize in helping people take control of their future through marketing, sales and wealth creation. On this episode, we discuss: Starting young, her husband bought his first rental property at 17 Investing in rural areas, population of 1,500-15,000…
 
Edna Keep is a former Financial Planner. She started investing in single family homes in 2007 and quickly shifted to multi units. Her and her husband currently own $65M in Real Estate assets using other people’s money. Edna has also been coaching real estate investors since 2014. On this episode, we discuss: Selling mutual funds and hearing her cli…
 
Bold & thoughtful real estate predictions? Today's episode is full of 'em! Cameron McNeill (Executive Director) and Ryan Lalonde (President) of MLA Canada join Matt & Adam (Brothers) to talk about the state of Vancouver's real estate & pre-construction market on the cusp of the Spring. What will happen to Vancouver real estate prices when the borde…
 
At a time when many potential Vancouver real estate buyers were trigger-shy, Todd Talbot was pulling the trigger on multiple purchases... and, his confidence has paid off. Todd sits down with Matt and Adam to discuss his investing trajectory over the past few years, including some big wins, some mistakes along the way, and some pro-tips for anyone …
 
Mat is a real estate agent and investor in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. He became a self made millionaire by 28 and multi millionaire by age 30 - all from real estate investing! In addition to his real estate success, he has over 18,000 subscribers on YouTube! On this episode, we discuss Building a system around flips Selling part of his portfoli…
 
So you think your real estate portfolio is big? QuadReal, a Global Real Estate Investment Group headquartered in Vancouver currently has 10,000 residential suites across Canada and a portfolio of over $171 Billion. Yes, Billion! Shawn Gilligan heads up Research and Strategy for QuadReal's Canadian Division and joins Matt & Adam today to discuss rec…
 
Gino Was Working 7 Days A Week Running a Pizzeria in New York. His customer Jake decided to move to Tennessee and that led to the birth of their partnership. They bought their first 25 unit building and scaled up from there. On this episode, we discuss: Growing up in New York, running a pizzeria Purchasing a 25 unit building in Knoxville, TN Learni…
 
With bidding wars, record low interest rates, frustrated buyers & ecstatic sellers, where does the Vancouver Real Estate Market go from here? RBC Senior Economist, Robert Hogue, sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss the Canadian economy at large, super-charged demand for housing, and the biggest risks facing Vancouver buyers and sellers. Which Cana…
 
Dave Dubeau is a Real Estate Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker based in British Columbia, Canada. He began his real estate investing career in 2003 doing 18 deals in 18 months. Nowadays he invests in multi-family properties. On this episode, we discussed: Growing up in a small town in British Columbia Breaking down Dave’s 5 Step Money Partner Formul…
 
What does it take to build a legacy in real estate? Colin Bosa, CEO of Bosa Properties, has the answer. After five decades of shaping urban skylines, the Bosa family has earned a reputation for quality, integrity & community. But this is not only a story of real estate development in an ever-changing city and market, it’s a story about humble begin…
 
Quentin D’Souza is a long time Real Estate Investor in the Durham Region. He’s a former Teacher and holds two university degrees, which includes a Master’s in Education. His company, Appleridge Homes, uses the Buy, Fix, Refinance, and Rent strategy on long term rental properties in Ontario. He also invests in rental properties in Florida. On this e…
 
Sometimes discussions on the future of Vancouver, our city’s real estate prices, and urban planning are too pie in the sky. Not today! Director of Livable City Planning, Michael Mortenson, sits down with Adam & Matt for a grounded conversation on all things Vancouver real estate, breaking down pro formas, discussing city housing policy, and highlig…
 
Jules Mckenzie has been investing in Real Estate for over 18 years with the buy and hold strategy. He has acquired over 50 properties but is currently holding on to 14. He is also a police officer with the Rama Police Service, which polices Casino Rama and the Rama First Nation. On this episode, we discuss: Growing up in Lake Kipawa, Quebec Policin…
 
This last year has been the year of all things “unprecedented”. Add one more to the list: an historically low interest rate environment that has helped turbo-charge the Vancouver real estate market. But is building wealth through real estate as simple as going on a shopping spree in 2021? One of Canada’s top, investment-focused Mortgage Brokers Kyl…
 
Gavin Cheung is Vice President of CentreCourt. He oversees major condo developments like “The Forest Hill Condominiums”, “55 Mercer”, “Transit City” and several other projects. CentreCourt is one of the top developers in the Greater Toronto Area. On this episode, we discuss: His responsibilities as Vice President, including acquisitions and negotia…
 
What will happen to B.C. Strata Insurance rates this year and are strata fees set to spike? For these burning questions, there is no one better to talk to than Tony Gioventu, Executive Director of the Condominium Home Owners Association of B.C. We cover the state of condos in the Lower Mainland, from insurance to deferred maintenance, with a focus …
 
Oliver Manalese runs a leadership consultancy. He helps successful entrepreneurs who feel spiritually bankrupt build a purpose-driven lifestyle business. The focus of Oliver’s work is getting clients from overwhelmed, burnt out, and disconnected, to building a life and business that is meaningful, satisfying, and makes an impact On this episode, we…
 
Last week we covered Vancouver Real Estate Market Predictions for 2021 and now this week we are turning our attention to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Market and beyond. Scott Brown, President & CEO of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd. sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss the surprising real estate boom of 2020 and what 2021 holds for the Fr…
 
We just wrapped up one of the most uncertain & unpredictable years in our lifetime...unless, of course, you were born before 1918! So, what comes next? Sheepish with your predictions? Not today's guest. Chief Economist of the British Columbia Real Estate Association, Brendon Ogmundson, sits down with Adam & Matt to talk about the future of real est…
 
Scott Dillingham has helped thousands of investors qualify for rental property financing. As the owner of LendCity Mortgages, he’s created an “unlimited investor property purchasing roadmap”, all with A lenders. On this episode, we discuss: CMHC Flex Down program (downpayment rebate on property purchases) Credit union financing vs traditional banks…
 
Original episode posted: April 4, 2018 Everyone knows that markets are cyclical, but how do they work and where are we at in Vancouver? Harvard Extension School Instructor Teo Nicolais sits down with Matt & Adam to detail the 4 stages of a real estate cycle and how it relates to the Vancouver real estate market. This episode is a must for those int…
 
Looking for a simple plan to retire from real estate? We’ve got you covered! In keeping with our ever-growing list of top-tier real estate investors, Colorado investors Jenny Bayless and Chris Lopez sit down with Adam & Matt to discuss a concrete plan for how real estate investing can get you out of your day job - for good. Take this job and retire…
 
Marco Santarelli is an investor, author, Inc. 5000 entrepreneur, and the founder of Norada Real Estate Investments – a nationwide provider of turnkey cash-flow investment property. His mission is to help 1 million people create wealth and passive income and put them on the path to financial freedom with real estate. He’s also the host of the top-ra…
 
Problem: how do we make Vancouver an affordable and sustainable city by 2060? Solution: well, you'll have to listen to today's guest. Patrick Condon, Professor at UBC School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture, author, and former city planner, joins Adam & Matt to offer some thought-provoking solutions to the challenges facing our city. And, n…
 
People are working from home, restaurants have moved to delivery, clothing stores are selling online, but England has just approved a vaccine; so what does this mean for commercial real estate in Vancouver and B.C.? This week, Managing Broker of William Wright Commercial & VREP Commercial Correspondent, Cory Wright, joins Adam & Matt to discuss the…
 
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