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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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Will Vancouver real estate prices increase or decrease in 2022? This is the burning question that fuels many conversations - and today's episode! And who better than BCREA Chief Economist, Brendon Ogmundson, who specializes in macroeconomic forecasting, housing market analysis, and econometric modelling! What factors are driving the current state o…
 
Jacob Perez is a Mortgage Expert with Synergy Mortgage Group who has many Canadians scale from 1-10 properties without needing a huge income. He’s been investing in real estate since he was 23 years old, and has built a 10M+ portfolio of multi-unit properties. On this episode, we discuss: The importance of developing relationships with appraisers, …
 
Does buying pre-construction make sense for homeowners and investors right now? The short answer: that depends. President of Key Marketing, Cam Good, and VP of Operations Nick Campbell sit down with Adam & Matt to discuss the number of factors that every potential buyer should consider before pulling the trigger on pre-construction. Where are the c…
 
Josh Doyle is a 30 year old entrepreneur and real estate investor. While working for Mattamy homes, he decided he wants to escape the rat race. This led to him purchasing his first property (from the builder) in 2014. This purchase forced him to repair his credit and led to him identifying ways to create wealth through real estate. Today, Josh has …
 
If you don’t know Dr. Ann McAfee you should and chances are you have benefitted from her life’s work. Vancouver’s first ever Housing Planner in 1974; the Co-Director of Planning with Larry Beasley, implementing plans now famously known as Vancouverism, in the 1990s; more recently a consultant to international cities in countries as varied as Austra…
 
Martin Ouellet is a real estate investor and realtor. A former military man, Martin has an incredible history. He strongly believes in visualization and goal setting, and on this episode, we discuss: Joining the military in his early twenties Buying his first home in 2002, renovating and refinancing later The importance of picking the right realtor…
 
Imagine you had behind-the-scenes access to data showing exactly what buyers were looking for in Vancouver based on 6 Million+ inquiries? Now imagine how this could help predict Vancouver's next hot neighbourhoods. Finally, stop imagining because this week we made this a reality and did the work for you! Simon Bray, President of REW.ca, joins Matt …
 
I’m sure you’ve seen his name somewhere over the past few months. Mark Loeffler has been a real estate investor since 2004, he’s a Youtuber, stocks investor and so much more. His real estate experience includes rent to owns, triplexes, large apartment buildings and everything in between. He also invests in restaurants and other businesses. On this …
 
If you invest in Vancouver or Toronto, you already know that finding cash flow positive properties is tough. And, more than likely, you are currently addicted to the cap gain. But what if there was a way to have your cake and eat it too? Real estate investor and stock/options trader, Cody Yeh, joins Matt & Adam to offer a holistic approach to build…
 
Jared has been investing in real estate since 2012. He focuses on acquiring discounted properties outside of the GTA and transforms them into cash flow positive money makers. He recently joined the building stack team - a property management software company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. On this episode, we discuss: How his investment journey …
 
Big changes are coming to BC’s building code in 2022 that will transform the way we value homes. Doug Langford, President of JDL Homes, joins Matt & Adam this week to outline the BC Energy Step Code and our province’s path to net-zero building by 2032. What changes are imminent? Will building costs skyrocket? And what does this mean for home prices…
 
Brooke went from being a stay-at-home mom to having a corporate job to becoming a financially free real estate investor. She continues to work as a management consultant while expanding her real estate portfolio. She was able to replace her consulting income in 3 years and be financially free in 4! On this episode, we discuss: Being a stay-at-home …
 
Jeff Poh is not our typical guest. He is not a celebrated politician or university economist. He hasn’t built a condo tower or bought an investment property a month for years at a time. Jeff Poh is probably a lot like you: a bright person somewhere in their middle years with some investment wins and some losses under their belt. Jeff sits down with…
 
Chris has had several careers, including a contracting business, an IT business and a full time real estate investment business. He’s been doing the latter since 1992. He’s a specialist in the BRRR strategy (buy, renovate, rent and refinance) with a focus on maximizing property values through legal conversions and now, garden suites. On this episod…
 
Metro Vancouver is projecting 1 million new residents by 2050 (an average of 35,000 newcomers every year!), so what does this mean for emerging urban centres, job creation, housing affordability, transportation, and the environment. This week, Sean Galloway, Director of Regional Planning and Electoral Area Services for Metro Vancouver, joins Matt &…
 
Mélanie and Dave Dupuis own and manage over 200 units. They set big goals when they first got together and have far exceeded their expectations. On this episode, we discuss Selling their smaller properties Looking to invest outside of their local community, North Bay Getting into larger residential properties (10+ units) What parameters they look f…
 
Want to be a real estate investor? Then stand on the shoulder of this giant! Real Estate Investor, Thomas Beyer, immigrated to Canada with $1,000 in his pocket and turned it into an impressive $80,000,000 – and in a shorter period of time than you think! This week he joins Adam & Matt to share his secrets, his love affair with real estate, and how …
 
Here’s a resume many of us wish we had: twelve properties acquired in twelve months, 100+ doors and counting and best-selling authors… oh right, and they are retired (before they turned 40, we might add!). This week, real estate investors, Dave and Melanie Dupuis, join Adam & Matt to reveal their best investment tips, share their biggest mistakes, …
 
Darcy Marler has been investing in real estate since 2001. He’s dabbled in almost every real estate investment strategy, including land development, new construction, condo conversion, long term rentals, BRRRR, and fix & flips. He’s owned more than 90 properties and 240 units over his investing career. Darcy’s currently focused on land development …
 
After the past 18 months, it’s hard to imagine that Vancouver real estate could go on another run, but there are some undeniable demand forces at play and today’s guest thinks the verdict is already in. Pilothouse’s President, Vince Taylor, joins Matt & Adam to put Vancouver real estate in a broader context and outline why home values are set to ex…
 
Bradley is a Real Estate agent, investor and proud podcast host! He’s also a father of two and works with his wife Sandra. On this episode we discuss: Launching his podcast in February 2020 How to grow your podcast and YouTube audience His sweet spot for episode releases per week Seizing the opportunity when others are pulling back The current real…
 
After listening to Jon Stovell, one thing will be clear: this guy loves Vancouver. As the CEO and President of one of Vancouver's premier developers, Reliance Properties Ltd., Jon has engaged the city for decades and has a lot to say: on the problems of Vancouver, the future of Vancouver, and current real estate opportunities hiding in plain sight.…
 
Mike Johnson is a full time real estate agent and entrepreneur representing Mackay Realty Network. After earning an MBA and working in the corporate world, he decided get his real estate license. He has since acquired 30+ doors, worth over 10 million dollars while selling dozens of properties each year. On this episode, we discuss: Learning about w…
 
What is happening in the Vancouver real estate market? Professor Tom Davidoff, Associate Professor and Director of the UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at Sauder School of Business, joins Matt & Adam to cover all things Vancouver real estate. Is the Vancouver real estate market cooling? Will interest rates rise? What does inflation me…
 
Tim Blake is a Real Estate investor and Commercial REALTOR from Grande Prairie Alberta. He picks and chooses properties with substantial cashflow. Tim has also completed private financing, flips and land development. He’s been investing in Grande Prairie since 2002. Tim’s NHL aspirations as a child Why he chose to focus on commercial real estate Th…
 
The Bloomberg Economics Dashboard just listed Canada as the second frothiest real estate market in the world in its “bubble rank”. Uh oh…we’ve been here before. But Is this time different? Mortgage Broker and owner of the Greene Mortgage Team, Kyle Green, joins Adam & Matt to discuss the key indicators for bubbles and what the current indicators me…
 
Chad Guziewicz is the co-founder of Rentify, a tenant screening solution for landlords. He had a bad experience with a tenant at his rental property which led to him wondering how he can improve the tenant screening process. Rentify simplifies things by allowing you to find a great tenant right from the start. On this episode, we discuss: Rentify’s…
 
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 …
 
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