Category Archives: Canadians investing in the USA

Insights Into Agriculture Investing as Part of a Diversified Portfolio with Chris Rawley



In 2016, while visiting a farm investment in Central America, Chris Rawley conceived the idea of building an equity crowdfunding platform to streamline agriculture investment and help farmers access alternative sources of funding. He founded Harvest Returns to bring that vision to reality as one of the first ever in this space.

Guest: Chris Rawley, CEO & Founder of Harvest Returns

In 2016, while visiting a farm investment in Central America, Chris Rawley conceived the idea of building an equity crowdfunding platform to streamline agriculture investment and help farmers access alternative sources of funding. He founded Harvest Returns to bring that vision to reality as one of the first ever in this space.

Previously Chris held corporate management roles in Jones Lang LaSalle, Electronic Data Systems, L-3 Communications, and served as a defence consultant at Special Operations Command headquarters with Blackbird Technologies.

A third generation real estate investor, Chris has invested in real estate and income-producing agriculture for nearly two decades.

As a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve, Chris is Chief of Staff for the Naval Reserve Surface Forces, helping to oversee 3,800 sailors supporting fleet units around the world. His 26-year military career has filled a variety of leadership positions in naval, expeditionary, and joint special operations units afloat and ashore. He has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Western Pacific.

Chris has a degree from Texas A&M University, earned an MBA at George Washington University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.

You will learn about:

  • Insights on how to make money with agricultural and farmland investing
  • Things you need to consider and the various options to be an active agricultural investor
  • Risks in developing different agriculture ventures
  • Understanding real estate crowdfunding deals

Get in Touch with Chris:

Website:https://www.harvestreturns.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrawley/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/HarvestReturns
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/harvestreturns/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/harvestreturns/
YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8P5C8Z_NSJfScGa8BM3UyQ

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

Episode 33 – Completing Every Type of Real Estate Investing Transaction



One of the challenges as your real estate investing career develops is being able to make the switch from one form of investing to another successfully.

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

Everything from starting in residential income property then expanded to buy-fix-sell, lease option, commercial buildings and new development.  Mathew 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.

In this episode you’ll learn:

– Tips on getting a great Joint Venture Partner

– Tips and strategies on Real Estate Development

– Great Real Estate philosophies

– Pro’s and Con’s on storage properties

– Great Real Estate insights and analysis

And more about Mat’s portfolio.

Get more about Mat Frederick at:

Website: http://nidushub.com

Phone Number: 647-243-3600

Email:  info@NidusHub.com

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“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM , MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker , Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award : CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  :  Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year ( 2017 , 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail , Woodbridge , ON , L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

Episode 32 – Long Distance Real Estate Investing and Property Management



In this episode of the Where Should I Invest? podcast,  Sarah interviews Thomas Lorini and talks about how he got started in real estate investing.

Thomas is a successful real estate investor with over a decade of experience. He started with a townhouse back in 2004 and today manages 20+ rental units, from Southern California. Additionally, he has completed several flips and wholesaled properties from over 4,000 kms away!

He will share how he transitioned from Ontario Canada to Southern California, how he self-manages his properties by implementing a solid system in his local markets and has been rapidly expanding his portfolio in the last year.

In this Episode you’ll learn. . .

– Tips on Long Distance Real Estate Management

– More Investing information on Windsor, Ontario

– Tips on finding and buying properties

– Financing differences between US and Canada

And more about Thomas.

Get more about Thomas  Lorini at:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thomaslorini77

E-Mail – tlorini@kw.com

Phone – 949-701-8272

Share and Subscribe for more content, visit our Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9DbFl4XFDGpMl4mUQvpi5Q

On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SarahLarbi84/

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM , MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker , Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award : CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  :  Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year ( 2017 , 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail , Woodbridge , ON , L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

Episode 18- Canadians Investing in the USA the Differences You Need to Know & Understand



Are you a real estate investor looking to sharpen your skills? Or a newbie looking for your first investment? You’ve come to the right place! Join host Sarah Larbi for a journey into the world of Canadian Real Estate Investing. In this episode, Sarah Interviews Omar Khan about Canadians Investing in the USA.

Today’s Guest:

Omar is a successful investor with 10+ years of experience in real estate investing, raising capital, buying multifamily investments, and in syndications. With a history and preference towards Commercial Real Estate Investing, Omar has become an active and successful Canadian investor now living in Texas.

Episode Highlights:

  • Learn about investing in the USA
  • Learn about the main differences between Canadian and US Real Estate Investing  
  • What do Canadians need to know before they invest abroad 
  • Understand the factors to consider before investing in American Real Estate 
  • What are some of the misconceptions we hear about that we can’t or shouldn’t do as Canadians (such as 1031 exchanges, LLCs etc.)
  • What are some of the best ways for Canadians to Invest their money in the USA
  • Storage and Mobile-home investing
  • How to get a team on the street while living in another country
  • Learn about syndications 

Contact Information:

For more information, visit www.boardwalkwealth.com

Email Omar at omar@boardwalkwealth.com or call him directly at (214) 727-8643