SPEAKERS

Dalia Barsoum

DALIA BARSOUM
President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages

Dalia Barsoum is an award-winning broker and a finance advisor with over 20 years of experience in the banking sector, spanning lending, wealth management strategy and real estate.

She holds an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers Association

In 2011, she launched Streetwise Mortgages, a boutique brokerage that specializes in servicing real estate investors and self-employed clients across Ontario.

Over the years, Barsoum and her team have won multiple industry awards including :

CMP’s Best Customer Service for two subsequent years, CMP Hot list, CMP Top 75 Brokers , CMP Woman of Influence. and recently Hot 100 Global.

She is the author of Amazon's Best Seller : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All the Money You Want ,

a public speaker, regular columnist for the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine and contributes to various media outlets on the topics of Real Estate investing and financing ; including : Rogers TV , Toronto Money Show, the Toronto Investor Forum , Canadian Mortgage Professionals ( CMP ) as well as various GTA-based investment groups.

Dalia helped many Real Estate investors kick start their investment plans as well as take their portfolios to the next level.

Her clients range from rookie investors to sophisticated investors with multi-million-dollar portfolios , holding both residential and commercial properties.

In all she does, Barsoum keeps the motto “help as many people as you can along the way’ front of mind.

In recent years, Barsoum and various industry practitioners launched the non-profit association Property Investment Professionals of Canada with the mandate of advancing and elevating the advisory standards of property investing for Canadians.

Barsoum is also part of the “100 Brokers Who Care” initiative

Mandy Branham

MANDY BRANHAM
Joint Venture Specialist, Solutions Driven Property Group

Mandy Branham,  is a hard working entrepreneur, wife and mother.   She realized back in 2007 that she was working hard to make others rich and she was just simply getting by. She transitioned into a strategic Real Estate Investor helping create housing and financial freedom for herself and her partners.  

Mandy has appeared as a panelist at the Investor Forum – Toronto Ontario – speaking on Joint Ventures and Joint Venture Agreements.  Mandy won REIN Canada’s 2019 JV of the year. She has also been a Guest on “THE EVERYDAY INVESTOR” SHOW hosted by Rav Toor along with several other local Real Estate Investing Podcasts sharing her expertise on Joint Ventures and Create Deal Structures that have helped her expand her portfolio.

Ryan Carr

RYAN CARR
Real Estate Investor, R.W. Carr Investments

Ryan Carr is a full-time real estate investor from the Greater Toronto Area.  He specializes in finding the highest and best use of real property, and coaching other to do the same. 

Ryan has been known in the past for his knack at finding “hidden opportunity”, he was the creator of Oshawa’s first “Tiny house”, and is also a regular contributor to Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine.

Richard Dolan

RICHARD DOLAN
President, LEGACY Council of Canada

Richard Dolan is a 27-year veteran within the wealth management realm.

From building significant books of business personally, to playing various and vital roles with manufacturers attracting to date in excess of a billion dollars in assets under management; Richard possesses a rich and successful history among financial planners, investment advisors and private wealth managers.

He is the author of several publications on the subject of money, wealth and worth - leveraging his background in research areas such as behavioural finance, happiness economics, and investor resilience. He designed and delivered academia at the Executive Development division for Schulich School of Business (York University) having designed, authored and led two certificate programs on Wealth Management and Marketing Wealth Management Services.

He has worked with global banking brands such ING, ScotiaBank, HSBC and Societe Generalé. As well as iconic consumer brands such as Pagani Automobili, BMW, Bentley Motors, Chanel, GQ Magazine, Dragons’ Den, Rémy Martin and Virginia Black Whiskey to name a few.

Alain Forget

ALAIN FORGET
Vice President, Head of Sales and Business Development, RBC Bank

Alain has been working for Royal Bank Financial Group for over 40 years, holding various business and sales leadership roles in Canada, the Caribbean and the U.S. He is passionate about helping Canadians purchase U.S. homes and works closely with consumers, real estate professionals and other strategic partners to provide education and opportunity to Canadian buyers in the U.S. Alain is acting as spoke person for the media and at real estate conferences as subject matter expert. He is also a licensed real estate agent in Florida and holds a degree in Finance / Management.

Aj Hazzi

AJ HAZZI
Founder, Associate Broker, Vantage West Realty Inc

AJ has been a licensed realtor since he was 19 years old, He’s been passionate about real estate ever since. An award-winning agent, investor, and business leader, AJ has expanded Vantage to include the consumer’s choice award-winning property management division, a new home development, and construction arm, and most recently a Limited Partnership to allow accredited investors to partner with AJ in creating financial freedom through real estate investment. In 2015 AJ was honored to receive the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He enjoys giving back to the community through his support of the Gospel Mission, Sell a House to Save a Child, and is a proud member of 100 Men Who Give A Damn. Few people have as much in-depth knowledge about investment properties in the Okanagan Region as AJ. He is head of the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) Kelowna chapter and a certified Real Estate Investment Adviser™. As an author, speaker, and real estate coach, he practices what he preaches. His extensive real estate portfolio includes single and multi-family homes, development property, resort units, and commercial buildings. In addition to being a Realtor®, AJ is also a licensed broker, property manager, and new home builder, But for him, real estate isn’t a job; it’s a passion. He has witnessed and studied two real estate cycles in the Okanagan Region, and there is nothing more rewarding to him than using the knowledge he’s gained during that time to educate would-be investors on the right strategy to employ during boom and bust years. In his downtime, AJ takes advantage of the Okanagan’s four-season playground by playing golf, baseball, boating and wake surfing in the spring and summer to wine touring in the fall and playing hockey or skiing and snowboarding in the winter. As a former competitive boxer, AJ also enjoys training and volunteering at the Kelowna boxing club. Meeting new people and a love of travel has led AJ all over the globe, but he’s always content to return to Kelowna, the place he’s called home for the last 30 years

Sarah Larbi

SARAH LARBI
Real Estate Investor, Speaker, Coach, Mentor, Podcast Host

Sarah Larbi specializes in helping take the mystery out of homeownership for Canadian’s who thought real estate investing was going to be out of reach. She has earned their trust and respect by having the drive and focus to embark, build and grow a 7-figure, 10 property. 14 door, investment portfolio by her mid 30’s all whilst employed full time. She is now able to exit the job world as of Fall 2020, only 7 years after buying her first investment property.

Through her various coaching programs, Sarah has helped students go from their first property to planning retirement in around 10-15 years. Her results-oriented approach has been featured in The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine and 1010 News Talk Radio and she is often a guest on numerous North American finance-focused podcasts.

Hosting two podcasts herself Where Should I Invest? And as co-host on The REITE Club, that have both reached a Top 50 all-time ranking in investing in Apple podcasts, Sarah interviews fellow real estate investors about their strategies and geographical focus, providing audiences with valuable insights and actionable tactics for their own real estate goals.

Sarah is an invited back speaker and panellist with the Investor Forum and her expertise and insights are a sought after subject at professional networking groups and as co-founder, she also hosts regular investor learning sessions, for experienced and newer investors, through the successful REITE Club.

When not attending various real estate and investor conferences and events or looking for her next investment property, Sarah can be found enjoying her time outdoors with friends and family at her vacation investment property in the Kawarthas. 

Sarah can be reached at www.sarahlarbi.com 

Rachel Oliver

RACHEL OLIVER
Managing Partner, Clover Properties

Rachel Oliver is a multi-award-winning real estate investor and entrepreneur. She is often featured in Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine, popular podcasts, TV shows, and industry events as an expert on the Rent to Own real estate investing strategy. In 2009, after her 20th year in the corporate world, Rachel retired from the rat race to spend more time with her family and invest in Rent to Own properties. Over the past 10 years, Rachel has done nearly 400 Rent to Own deals across Ontario. She is also the author of an Amazon best-selling book ‘Rent to Own Essential Guide for Homebuyers’. Together with her husband, Rachel owns and operates Clover Properties, Ontario’s leading Rent to Own company. For many people, Rachel is affectionately known as the “Cashflow Queen” because she helps investors generate lucrative cashflow, without headaches of being a landlord. If you’re craving cashflow, visit www.HelloCashflow.ca

Natasha Phipps

NATASHA PHIPPS
Realtor- Investment Specialist, Phipps Investment Ltd

Natasha became licensed as a Realtor in 2008 after completing her Bachelors of Management degree with a major in marketing. Real estate seemed like a natural progression with experience in real estate investing, new construction and a love of working with people. She is driven daily by the goals of her clients and loves to help make those a reality!
Natasha is an investment specialist Realtor supporting her clients through educational events and content, and finding the best opportunities for her investors is her passion. In the next stage of her career, Natasha Phipps has joined CIR Realty and started the Phipps Real Estate Group – a specialized group of investment focused Realtors! Let us help you to reach your financial dreams!

Ashley Rogers

ASHLEY ROGERS
Regional Business Director, Canada, Lennar

Ashley Rogers serves as the Regional Business Director for Canada with Lennar International, a division of America’s largest homebuilder, Lennar. A highly experienced real estate marketing professional, Ashley is based in Toronto, Ontario and facilitates the strategic sales and marketing initiatives that drive Canadian buyers to Lennar’s key markets across the Unites States.


Prior to her current role with Lennar, Ashley served as Director of Marketing for a leading luxury hospitality brand, focused on branded residential projects around the world. Through this experience Ashley is uniquely positioned to understand the motivations of international real estate investors and the challenges foreign nationals face when purchasing homes in the United States.

Daniel St. Jean

DANIEL ST. JEAN
Co-Founder and Growth Catalyst, The REITE Club

Daniel St-Jean has been helping an entrepreneurs since 1986. He has been doing real estate investing since February 2010. In early 2017 he and 3 co-founders started the very successful REITE Club in the GTA and they are now building an online community of real estate investors and businesspeople coast to coast. Their motto is Come Grow With Us.

Jay Walsh

JAY WALSH
Officer, IPP USA & Wall Street Wealth Management

Mr. Walsh has lived in the Philadelphia area all his life. He graduated in Interboro High School in prospect park, PA in 1996. He went on to attend and graduate with honors from Drexel University in 2000. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. While attending Drexel, Mr. Walsh worked in a CPA firm on the main line and was hired to the same firm directly after college. In 2002, Mr. Walsh obtained his Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountant license. Mr. Walsh brought the firm more than 1,000 business and personal clients and was offered a partnership in 2005. Mr. Walsh was hired to take a position as Chief Financial Officer of a Public Company in 2005. Mr. Walsh continued as full-time CFO for 2 years and then became an outside consultant to the company as he wanted to pursue his passion of real estate. Mr. Walsh began his investment real estate career in 1997 at age 19 and over his career has bought and sold over 10,000 properties in 25 states and multiple countries. Mr. Walsh has been a full-time real estate investor since 2007.

Faisal Susiwala

FAISAL SUSIWALA
Real Estate Broker, RE/MAX

 


 

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