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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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In E084, Russell Westcott discusses how he went from zero to over 100 properties in Edmonton Alberta. Russell is a bestselling author and an articulate business man who clearly has the 'right mindset'. He has a mix of different types of properties but he is currently investing in suited new construction homes (duplexes). He's acquiring 5-6 properti…
 
Dana Kandalaft is the founder of the NFP organization Tight Knit Syria, which she started after a spontaneous trip into northern Syria. Dana's parents moved from Syria to Canada in 1990 where she was born and raised. Tight Knit Syria contributes to a solution to the refugee crisis in Syria while staying connected to her parents' homeland. Whether s…
 
In E083, Rochelle Laflamme and Alisa Thompson from Epic Alliance Inc discussed their very unique approach to real estate investing in Saskatchewan Canada. They're extremely aggressive real estate investors with 432 active projects and $90,000,0000 in real estate under their control. Rochelle and Alisa have multiple tactics that they implement but t…
 
In E082, Ryan Carr discusses developing a current project for two buildings on one existing lot and how he expects to profit. Ryan digs deep into the numbers and the strategy behind development and sheds some light on how newbies can get started down the development path. For those unfamiliar, development is where you change the use of a property i…
 
Paul Walker is the owner of Paul’s Boot Camp (PBC) studios in Vaughan, Ontario. He has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry and only works with women! He is an entrepreneur that has been awarded The Top Fitness Club In Vaughan since 2012. On this episode, we discuss: Having a tough childhood, being depressed and weighing 185lbs at 12…
 
In E081, Lyn Lebeau discusses investing in Timmins Ontario which is approximately 3 hours north of Sudbury Ontario. Lyn is a very even-keel investor who knows how to roll with the punches and knows how to trust her gut. She's a great story teller and today she tells the story of how she's acquired 22 properties and 68 doors in Timmins and how she m…
 
In E080, Spencer Gatten came on for a second time to discuss his BRRRR projects and how he's managing to pull ALL of his down-payment and renovations costs out of his two current projects. Since a perfect BRRRR seems almost as elusive as that missing sock, especially in London Ontario, this conversation was well worthwhile.Spencer is an expert in h…
 
In E079, Elizabeth Kelly discusses how she invests in northern Ontario and in other markets with a focus on matching the appropriate strategy with the appropriate market. Elizabeth is a savvy real estate investor and coach and successfully invests in multifamily BRRRR projects in Kirkland Lake Ontario. Elizabeth knows how to utilize a team, manage …
 
Scott Zandbergen is a real estate investor, entrepreneur, husband father. He has worked for large technology companies since 1993 and was most recently the principle marketing manager at Intuit. He recently quit his job and has officially become financial free! His primary investment strategy is legal 2nd suite conversions. On this episode, we disc…
 
In E078, Jeremy Ivany discusses how he's made the switch to being a full time real estate entrepreneur at the age of 24. If that wasn't interesting enough, he also shared that he's acquired 11 properties in only 13 months since he started in June 2019. Jeremy was an electrician by trade and is quite handy so he's been able to do his BRRRR (buy reno…
 
In E077, Tyler Labreche discusses how to find off-market real estate deals and how to negotiate them. Tyler is a very aggressive real estate wholesaler in London ON and he's managed to go from zero to $180,000 in wholesale fees in just the last 5 months. Tyler has a great mindset and attitude and shares many gold nuggets regarding how he progressed…
 
Mario is a licensed plumber with 25 years of experience. We covered all sorts of issues to be aware of as a home owner and investor. On this episode, we discuss: Galvanized piping, calcium build-up, dangers of drinking it and costs associated Kitec plumbing Cost effective pipe options Dripping toilets and faucets How to avoid costly repairs before …
 
In E076, Manny Cabral pulls no punches regarding renovations, duplex conversions, off-market lead generation for real estate sellers and how he's been able to flip multiple properties for over $100,000 in profit, even without renovating them. Manny is an extremely well-spoken and intelligent real estate investor, renovator and house flipper and it …
 
In E075, Rob Chopra shares how he went from devastating failure on his first 'flip' project to successfully working through his first duplex conversion BRRRR in Welland Ontario. After losing $65,000 on his first endeavour, many would not have faulted Rob from opting-out of this wealth building strategy. His resolve is absolutely inspiring and he kn…
 
Mark founded Peak property investments in 2015, and co-founded Peak Multifamily Investments in 2019, with a focus on acquiring and managing apartment building investments. His 5 years of real estate investing experience have lead to his acquisition of 3 apartment buildings and a number of single family rentals. He has had over 20 successful flips o…
 
In E074, Rob Break discusses his story and how he went from truck driver who never had left over money at the end of the month to a guy who owns 12 properties, hosts a top Canadian real estate podcast and also works as a successful investor-focused realtor.Rob truly seems to have mastered the art of balance in his real estate endeavours and preache…
 
In E073 Mike Van Houdt discusses serial entrepreneurship, large scale multifamily real estate investing and the success mindset. Mike is a multifamily real estate investor and is constantly starting new businesses. Mike understands taking calculated risks and has an incredible track record for success.Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google, Stitc…
 
Kory has wholesaled, joint ventured, flipped, re-purposed land, developed buildings, and used the BRRRR method during his career as a real estate investor. He’s a real estate investment coach, speaker, author and obviously, investor. On this episode, we discuss: The top 4 things to focus on to scale your business 1. Branding 2. Systems 3. Skill Set…
 
In E072, Diana House discusses commercial real estate investing and commercial BRRRR projects as well as a development she is currently working on. This development is potentially going to yield 1000+ units for Diana and her husband Jeff. Diana is a trained lawyer and serial entrepreneur who has sold multiple ecommerce companies and currently owns …
 
In E071B, a special BONUS episode, Andrew Hines gives a talk about real estate investing in student rentals during the lockdown. This recording took place on May 29 2020 and specifically discusses Andrew's approach to student rental investing, including knowing your target market, knowing how to pick markets, dealing with risk factors, financing st…
 
In E071, Gary Hibbert, a full-time Real Estate Investor, licensed and award-winning Real Estate Agent, Author, and Educator joined me for a discussion on how he built his portfolio. In 2008, Gary made a decision that would be life-changing by purchasing his first investment property. Through hard work and dedication, Gary left the corporate world t…
 
Lyn LeBeau is a cash flow investor focused on multi unit properties in Timmins, Ontario. She started off as a struggling teen mom who climbed out of rock bottom to become a successful investor and owner of 68 doors. She’s not only an investor, but an author and business consultant. On this episode, we talk about: Her first investments being an 8ple…
 
In E070, Georges El Masri, of Well Off Podcast , came on the show and discussed his current 5-plex project. Georges has been investing for a few years and works as a realtor and ever since he recently hired a real estate investing coach, he's put his efforts into high gear. Georges shed some optimism on the market and the fact that showings are up …
 
In E069, Adrian Pannozzo discusses his approach to BRRRR real estate and how he runs his real estate investing operation as a business. Adrian and his business partner, Sandy MacKay, are doing so many deals and buying so many houses with their JV partners that they needed to create their own construction and property management companies. They divi…
 
Andrew Hines is a real estate investor and podcast host. He graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2008 and began his real estate investing career in 2011. Andrew has built a portfolio of student and family rental properties and is on a mission to create financial freedom through real estate investing. On this episode, we discuss: Ge…
 
In E068, Francois Lanthier discusses how he manages a portfolio of cash flowing properties in Ottawa and Cornwall Ontario as well as Moncton New Brunswick. Francois shares his criteria for picking sustainable markets and the kind of cash flow he's been able to achieve which is almost unprecedented on this podcast. Francois and his wife work on thei…
 
In E067, Jared Henderson discusses how he invests in student rentals in Peterborough Ontario despite living in Montreal Quebec. Jared is a cash flow hungry investor and he's picked his market strategically. Jared has effectively managed at a distance for 8 years and currently owns properties in St. Catherines, Orillia and Peterborough. Jared advoca…
 
In E066, Tyler Sellars discusses how he was born and raised in Moncton New Brunswick, and despite leaving for several years to pursue a soccer career, he's returned to obtain incredible cash flow and rents in excess of 2% of his purchase prices.Tyler breaks down join ventures, strategic grown and what there is to like about the Moncton NB market. H…
 
Matt McKeever is a CPA, Real Estate Investor and Youtuber. His Youtube channel currently has 57.6K subscribers and over 3.2M views. He implements the BRRRR strategy in London Ontario. On this episode, we discuss the following: Growing up on a 200 acre farm in Grand Bend, ON Buying his first student rental investment in 2010 Buying 32 units in 2016 …
 
In E065, Kevin McHardy shares his rent to own strategy that has allowed him to build up an 8 property portfolio while working as a full time commercial pilot. Kevin got his first taste of real estate in the early 2010s and realized he was onto something. After reading Mark Loeffler's book on rent to own, Kevin decided to move full-steam ahead with …
 
In E064, Mac Cunningham discusses his approach to joint ventures in the Vanier area of Ottawa Ontario. Mac lays out his plan for learning as well as growing his portfolio with a long term outlook. Mac is in HVAC by trade which makes him an ideal working partner in a joint venture realtionship.Following my discussion with Mac I presented a 25 minute…
 
I recently spoke with Kayla Andrade, the CEO of Ontario Landlords Watch, and Sarah Larbi (as you probably know her from previous podcast episodes). We know that it’s a difficult time for landlords at this moment. On this episode, we discuss the following: What to do if your tenants aren’t paying rent at this time Solutions for landlords The importa…
 
In E063, Sandy MacKay of the Breakthrough REI Podcast discusses how he's amassed 200 real estate units while being a highly successful realtor, team leader and construction and property management company owner. Sandy has the mindset of a highly successful person and for that reason it's no suprise to hear what he's accomplished.After discussing Sa…
 
In E062, Brittany Arnason discusses her hard working, DIY approach to real estate investing. She buys cheap, does the work for cheap, makes here houses beautiful and then rents them out. By applying this model Britt has been able to acquire 13 units in total and many of her properties don't even have mortgages on them. Brittany already no longer ne…
 
Dylan Suitor from Elevation Realty is a real estate investor (since 2008) and realtor (since 2016). He’s been able to acquire approximately 225 doors in 14 months. On this episode, we discuss the following: Spending $72,000 on a “Flipping Formula” course in 2014 Meeting Daniel St Jean, co-founder of the REITE club at a REIN event. Becoming an activ…
 
In E061, Austin Yeh discusses his fast track to 13 properties in 18 months as an aggressive BRRRR real estate investor who also works full time. Austin's spirit and tenacity are admirable and he's showing just how much progress a real estate investor can make if no excuses are being made.In our discussion, Austin and I discussed the parameters of j…
 
In E060 Quentin D'Souza discusses his $25 Million portfolio of various property types including small multi-residential. Quentin is the founder of Durham REI and the author of The Ultimate Wealth Strategy, The Property Management Toolbox and the Filling Vacancies Toolbox. Quentin and I discuss market trends, how to grow in your investment business …
 
Kasey Wong, CEO of Cacoeli Asset Management, is a multi-unit real estate investor. We had a lot of fun discussing certain topics, including his $400,000 Hamilton apartment building mistake! On this episode, you’ll hear about: Soft analysis techniques (i.e visiting the property on a Friday night and observing the tenant profile) The first things to …
 
In E059, Sarah Eder discusses what it takes to go from zero to 50+ doors in just over two years. In other words, crazy fast. In these uncertain times (due to the Cerveza Virus) it's more important than ever that you have sound fundamentals, willpower and loads of good processes that will help you 'weather the storm' whenever needed. Sarah gives us …
 
In E058, the episode starts off with a brief discussion on the state of the world and Andrew's view on what's to come and what opportunities might lay ahead. It's a truly unique time in history right now and we're absolutely going to see an adjustment in the market. The question in how much.Rod Khleif was the guest on today's episode and he discuss…
 
Rachel Oliver is real estate investor and founder of Clover Properties. She retired in 2009 to spend more time with her family and invest in rent-to-own properties. Over the past 10 years, she has done nearly 350 deals across Ontario. On this episode, we discussed: Immigrating from the Ukraine at 9 years old Learning about rent-to-owns in 2009 How …
 
In E057, Colton Lukey discusses how he's been able to grow from 1 to 6 properties in just over two years. Colton works full-time in a while-collar job but still finds time to build his portfolio, perform many of his own renovations and manage his tenants. Colton exemplifies how hard work and effort can be a determining factor in the early stages of…
 
In E056, Kyle Ford and Chelsea Middleton discuss their sophisticated and polished approach to investing in both multifamily and vacation rentals. Kyle is a mortgage broker by trade with a perticular savvy for taking action and getting results. Chelsea is a skilled interior designer with a marketing background and loads of creativity. Together they …
 
In E055, Luc Boiron talks about his strategy for acquiring properties, his wholesaling business, AirBnB, going to bat against the committee of adjustment and the OMB and how he's planning to grow and take both his family and business to the next level.Luc is often referred to as Canada's biggest wholesaler and is presently wholesaling approximately…
 
In E054, Jenn and Michael Richter talk about what it's like to be a real estate investing family. While Jenn and Michael look like they're perfectly in-sync with the benefits of real estate investing, this wasn't always the case. Michael was the enthusiastic one and Jenn saw it as risky initially. They had to work together to overcome their differe…
 
In E053 Carlo Sorrenti discusses his journey to $20,000,000 in real estate holdings. Carlo is a student rental investor and operator and continues to self manage his portfolio of high-end assets at market-setting rental rates. Whenever someone says something 'can't' be done Carlo just seems to laugh. Very few people demonstrably proceed with the co…
 
In E052, Ankur Puri discusses flipping 18 properties over 3 years for more than $1.2 million dollars in profit. Whether it's a single family home he's buying from his various off-market tactics for lead generation or its a tax sale for an $8000 4-plex, Ankur always seems to be doing deals.He's a savvy real estate investor with a keen understanding …
 
In E051, Mark Loeffler gives a compelling interview on how to win at a large scale in not only real estate, but entrepreneurship in general. Mark is the published author of two very well estatblished Canadian real estate investing books and Mark is constantly finding success in his ventures.It was a real treat for me to interview Mark because not o…
 
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