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The Up’s, Downs, Success and Lessons From Building a Real Estate Empire.



Jared Hope is a Canadian ex-NHL player, avid income property investor and Founder/CEO of Tilt Property Group. Jared lives in Edmonton, Alberta and owns over 280 properties with plans on increasing that number exponentially by 2020.

Guest: CEO & Founder of Tilt Property Group, JARED HOPE

Jared Hope is a Canadian ex-NHL player, avid income property investor and Founder/CEO of Tilt Property Group. Jared lives in Edmonton, Alberta and owns over 280 properties with plans on increasing that number exponentially by 2020.

Jared founded Tilt Property Group in 2003, with his wife, Krista Hope.
Tilt is Edmonton’s most comprehensive property management and real estate investment company that makes it easy for any Canadian to own income property.

Jared’s purpose is to teach people to create wealth through income property while avoiding the expensive mistakes he made when he started out on his own. He takes a strict NO-BS stance at his speaking engagements and shares candidly what it takes to win at the game of property investment.

Jared also runs the Mastermind Program, a mentorship and education community of like-minded, action-oriented investors who want to use income property to secure a stable financial future.

You will learn about:

– How to scale up from 5-6 to 100+ properties
– Crucial mistakes to avoid when working with a JV partner
– What you should do when working on your first JV
– Alternative JV exit tips and strategies
– Why longer term JV partnerships make more sense to your REI business
– Building your REI business in slow motion for less stress and worry.

Get in Touch with Jared:

Website:www.tiltgroup.ca
LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-hope-a5494a117/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/thejaredhope
Facebook:hhttps://www.facebook.com/tiltgroup/

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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

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

How to Find, Buy and Negotiate a Great Deal



Claire has a passion for providing the best results for her clients.  She integrates her previous experience as a licensed financial planner into her clients searches for the right real estate solution. By getting the best results for buyers, sellers and investors, Claire was awarded Double Platinum recognition from Keller Williams International by her second year in real estate.

Claire’s dedication to the success of others has produced an amazing team of contractors, inspectors, mortgage brokers, stagers, lawyers, and other critical team members to the real estate transaction and beyond.  Any client of Barrett Realty Advantage is a client for life!
You will learn about:
– What to look for when choosing a realtor for your team
– how to find some great deals on an off market
– How to make offers on properties
– What conditions you want to include in your purchase offer
– How to find multi-family properties
Get in Touch with Claire:

“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 35 – 10 Steps to Mastering Raising Capital with Russell Westcott



Ever wonder how to raise capital and become a master at it? How to attract money and money partners? 
Todays Guest Russell Westcott shares his insights, tips and recommendations to make this work for you. As investors, we all run out of money at some point and these skills will be crucial to getting you to the next level and on your way to financial freedom.

Known by many as the #JVJedi, Russell Westcott is a full-time veteran Canadian-based professional real estate investor, best-selling author, and an inspirational public speaker.

Russell’s presentations have been called passionate, entertaining, educational and inspirational. At his core, he is a teacher, a master communicator, and has moved more than 150,000 people with his books, audio programs, presentations, interviews and podcasts.

He has a natural gift and empathy for mentoring other real estate investors, entrepreneurs, and aspiring public speakers.

He has built his first million-dollar real estate portfolio within his first year of taking the leap into real estate investing and continues to build and manage his personal real estate portfolio. Russell has co-authored 2 best-selling Canadian real estate books; 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors and Joint Ventures: The Canadian Investors Guide to Raising Money and Getting Deals Done.

Russell is part of the movement encouraging people to do what inspires them to make a measurable impact in other peoples’ lives. He is an optimist, believing in a bright future and our ability to build it together.

Website: https://russellwestcott.com/

Phone: 604-309-3416
Book: Real Estate Joint Ventures: The Canadian Investors Guide to Raising Money and Getting Deals Done

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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

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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 31 – From food stamps to $18 million in real estate deals & learn about turn key property investing with Ali Boone



In this episode of the Where Should I Invest podcast, We interview Ali Boone and talk about turn key property investing.  Ali is an Aerospace Engineer, Entrepreneur, Consultant and a Real Estate Investor.

She started her first year of business on food stamps. By year five of business having facilitated over $18,000,000 in real estate sales, she speaks from her own experiences and offers the best solutions that she came up with that propelled her to success.

In this Episode we’ll talk about:

– Turn Key properties

– Pros and Cons of having Turn Key Properties

– Cashflow calculations

–  How to manage your property manager

And more about Ali’s Real Estate experience.

Get more about Ali Boone at:

www.hipsterinvestments.com

www.aliboone.com

Email:  ali@hipsterinvestments.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 26 – From Venezuela to 40 Units in 3 Years



In this episode of the Where Should I Invest? podcast, we Interview Alejandro Fleury a Certified Fitness Trainer and a Nutrition Coach. He shares his story on how he purchased 40 properties in under 3 years without using any of his own money. Alejandro is from Venezuela, South America back in 1995 when he came across one real estate infomercial that started his real estate investing journey.

Listen and learn. . .

– Tips and strategies on finding deals and financing properties
– Tips on managing multiple properties
– Tips on finding a good property manager
– Criteria(s) for finding properties
– Ideas on how to find motivated sellers outside MLS

And more. . .

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Get in Touch with Alejandro at:

The Northern Three Realty Community on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/NorthernThreeRealtyOntario/

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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 25 – Financing & Pitfalls of Student Rentals & Lessons on Flips



In this episode of Where Should I Invest the Podcast, We interview Dan Warren & Shawn Allen and talk about Real Estate Investing.  Dan Warren is a student rental investor in London, Ontario. He started investing in 2012, 3 years later he quit his job and focused on real estate full time.

Shawn Allen is a full-time Real Estate flipper, Shawn focuses on buying, renovating and selling. He also does rentals and currently is also doing property management and land development.

In this Episode we’ll talk about. . .

  • Property Financing (joint ventures, private money, etc.)
  • Pitfalls, cost, tips and insights on flipping Properties
  • Student Rental Properties and the risk of doing it
  • And more about Dan and Shawn’s portfolio.

Find out more about Sarah

Sarah’s Main Website www.sarahlarbi.com

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Find out more about Dan Warren and Shawn Allen

Real Estate Investing Club http://onreia.com

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnKTMwcGzTfSLP9Y7lDr_2Q

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/danwarrenvegan/

https://www.instagram.com/shawnallen_flippingontario/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/dan.warren.946

https://www.facebook.com/shawn.allen.98837

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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 24 – Identify Your Goals & Up Your Negotiating Skills



In this episode of Where Should I Invest the Podcast, We interview Lee Strauss and talk about Real Estate Investing.  Lee is an Investor, Speaker, Coach and at the same time works as a firefighter.  He started with Real Estate at the age of 21, a straight rental property.  Lee has an innate desire to drive forward and keep developing his knowledge, skills and success.

He’s currently continuing to build his real-estate portfolio through utilizing new strategies and looking for more opportunities.

In this Episode, Lee and Sarah will talk about. . .

– Buy, Fix and Hold

– Flipping Properties

– Negotiating Tips and Strategies

– Tips on analyzing properties

– Identifying your Real Estate goals

And more about Lee’s portfolio.

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Get more about Lee Strauss at:

www.straussinvestments.com

Email him at:

lee@rockstarbrokerage.com

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/strauss_investments/

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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 23- What to Look for & What to Avoid With Basement Conversions



In this episode of Where Should I Invest the Podcast, we interview Ken Bekendam from my favourite investment city of Brantford Ontario. Ken Bekendam is a full-time Real Estate Investor and expert in basement conversions.
Listen and learn about. . .
– How to successfully complete a basement conversion
– What to look for and pitfalls to avoid
– What the numbers look like
– How to get permits and approvals
– Hear about how Ken was able to grow his portfolio
And so much more. . .

To get a hold of Ken, reach out to him directly on Facebook by searching Ken Bekendam or meet him in person at the next REITE Club meeting as he is a regular attendee.

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