Real Estate Educator, Researcher, Investor & Best-Selling Author
Attract Crowds of Motivated Investors
At this event Don will be sharing with you his considerable insights from almost 30 years of investing in Real Estate, and the steps he took to build his portfolio using other peoples money. Plus, Don will reveal his never-miss marketing strategies…ones that will have a long list of potential investors lining up to do business with you.
Don R. Campbell is a Canadian-based real estate investor, researcher, author and educator. He is the Founding Partner of the Real Estate Investment Network™, and CEO of Cutting Edge Research Inc. He and his experienced team are leaders in providing Canada’s most current real estate investment education programs and economic research materials. Don made his first investment into residential real estate in BC’s Fraser Valley in 1985 and hasn’t looked back since. While teaching and sharing his research with Canadians, Don continues to add to his personal real estate portfolio, and now has extensive holdings across the country. Many successful years later, Don is showing thousands of Canadians the exact steps he took.
Don is the author of the best-selling Canadian real estate book Real Estate Investing in Canada. Published in May 2005, with a combined total of over 100,000 copies of all his books sold, REIC is the all-time best-selling real estate book in Canadian history. Real Estate Investing in Canada 2.0 was released in 2009 with an update on current market conditions and includes a section on property management to help investors better manage their portfolios. Don’s second book, 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors was released in 2006 and became a #1 best-seller with over 20,000 copies sold. His third book, titled 51 Success Stories of Canadian Real Estate Investors, chronicles real estate investors’ stories and follows with detailed analyses of their journeys so that all investors can mirror the successes and avoid the pitfalls. 81 Financial and Tax Tips for the Canadian Real Estate Investor, released in February 2010, is a practical, compact, and easy-to-understand guide to accounting and tax-saving strategies. Published in 2011, Secrets of the Canadian Real Estate Cycle enables investors to assess local markets and decide the best investment tactics based on the key factors that drive cycles. Real Estate Joint Ventures: The Canadian Investor's Guide to Raising Money and Getting Deals Done was released in November 2011.
Don donates 100% of his author royalties from all five books directly to Habitat for Humanity and so far he and the members of REIN™ have raised over $805,000 to build homes for those in need of a hand-up.
Don shares his strategies and economic research at monthly meetings, events, and on-line with the many members of the Real Estate Investment Network™. To date, REIN™ members have purchased well in excess of 30,600 properties valued at more than $3.5 billion. Today, REIN™ has more than 2,500 members who range in age from 16 to 70; many have been members for more than 10 years. REIN™ does not sell properties, but instead provides education and unbiased economic research and analysis.
Don’s entertaining and informative presentations have been attended by thousands of real estate investors across North America, Australia and Ireland. He can speak in detail on any market in the country and is not afraid to tell the truth about where the market is headed. His research and systems have been developed and refined yearly for the last 20 years and are based solely on proven Canadian strategies that work in today’s market environment. As a result of his direct focus on the economics and fundamentals of real estate, not hype and emotions, Don is a go-to person for national and local TV, magazines, newspapers and radio whenever the discussion of real estate arises.
Canadian Real Estate Investor, Educator, Researcher &
To Create a Win/ Win Transaction
If you’re looking for words of wisdom from an expert who focuses almost exclusively on strategies for raising other people’s money, then be sure not to miss the man who literally “wrote the book” on Joint Ventures!
Russell will be sharing with you 5 detailed investment structures, his senior exit strategies, how to deal with money partners when the deal goes sideways, and much more.
Russell Westcott is a veteran Canadian-based real estate investor, educator and researcher. He is the Vice President of Marketing for the Real Estate Investment Network™ (REIN™), Canada’s leading Real Estate Education program. Russell is a co-author of the best-selling Canadian real estate book 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors (Wiley ISBN: 0-470-835808-6), first published in March 2006, with the updated version 2.0 published in March 2011. Russell’s second book Real Estate Joint Ventures: The Canadian Investors Guide to Raising Money and Getting Deals Done was released in November 2011.
Russell joined REIN™ in 2004 as an analyst and has made a significant contribution over the years to REIN™’s program development and growth, helping to make it Canada’s leading national real estate education program. An accomplished, passionate presenter and expert on many trends in real estate, Russell presents his real estate investing strategies at REIN™’s monthly educational seminars held across the country. Russell’s expertise is definitely in raising money and he is a master of Joint Ventures. While teaching and sharing his research and investment strategies with Canadians, Russell also walks his talk and continually adds to his personal portfolio by acquiring, on average, one new investment property each month.
Russell shares his strategies and research monthly through the Real Estate Investment Network™. To date, the members of REIN™ have purchased in excess of 30,500 properties valued at more than $3.4 billion, with close to 220 properties added each month. Today, REIN™ has more than 2,500 members that range in age from 16 to 70, many who’ve been members for more than 10 years. REIN™ does not sell properties, but instead provides unbiased research and analysis. Members work on buying three investment properties during their first year — a seemingly daunting challenge, but one that most members meet and many surpass by following the proven REIN™ system. Many REIN™ members have moved well beyond this total and are continuing to expand their portfolios.
Each month you can find Russell educating Canadian Real Estate Investors at one of the many REIN™ workshops throughout Canada. Russell’s presentations have been called passionate, entertaining and educational and have been attended by thousands of real estate investors across Canada. Russell uses his vast knowledge base to present his REIN™ Advanced Buying Strategies™ , REIN™ Landlording Secrets™ and REIN™ Joint Venture Secrets™ that have helped thousands of Real Estate Investors think creatively and raise investment capital to buy their next piece of Real Estate.
Russell is an avid golfer and wine aficionado who makes his home in Coquitlam, B.C. He continues to live his life based around his four key priorities in life which are: 1) Health, Happiness and Enjoyment of Life 2) Family and Relationships, 3) Contribution and Growth, and finally 4) Abundance and Gratitude.
Russell lives his daily life by his credo:
“You Can Have Anything in Your Life If You Provide Massive Value…
That Significantly Improves People’s Lives!!!
International Analyst and Strategist
And Become a Money Magnet
Present Yourself with Power, Poise & Presence
Find out what it takes to be able to raise $$$ multi-millions. Perfect your elevator pitch. Learn what makes you credible in the eyes of your potential partners. Get your hands on the blueprint for money-raising success.
With his incredible experience, unmatched depth of knowledge, and a lengthy and impressive history of success in money-raising ventures, Richard Dolan has the unique gift of being able to impart to you a lifetime of learning in just a single day.
Richard has authored twelve publications, three of which form part of The Life Rich™ Series. It is from here that the knowledge, depth, magic and power for much of his instruction is derived. Proprietary in nature, and built to produce results, Richard’s work has been in circulation since 1999. He has received praise and endorsements from some of the world’s top minds, thinkers, leaders and icons such as a former Prime Minister, visiting professor of Harvard, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Chief Economists and members of the media.
A successful entrepreneur, Dolan serves as President to 5 privately held companies ranging from a marketing, branding and communications firm, a real estate education business, a leadership development practice, to an international real estate network of 7,000+ Realtors and 3,500 exclusive listings to a media firm offering recordings, television, radio and online media solutions that are award winning.
Dolan designed and delivers the proprietary Life Rich™ Education series. Life Rich™ Mastery: Leadership development for professionals and people, Life Rich™ Mentorship: weekly Leadership coaching and Life Rich™ Real Estate: for realtors and real estate buyers/investors.
Richard has worked with global brands such as Callaway, Merck, UPS, Marriott Hotels, Sotheby’s International Real Estate, BMW, Merrill Lynch, ING Funds, UBS, Fidelity Mutual Funds, Royal Bank of Canada, HSBC, SocieteGenerale and BNP Paribas to name a few. Dolan was a key player in two start-up companies measuring $1B in worth (both companies went from zero to a billion in under 24-months).
Dolan has delivered over 2,000 talks, to collectively 2 million people and has made over 1,000 media appearances. He has shared the stage with the 42nd President of The United States of America William Jefferson Clinton, the 43rd President of The United States of America George W. Bush, President of Mexico Vicente Fox, Prime Minister the Right Honorable Brian Mulroney, Sir Richard Branson, Academy Award Winner Hillary Swank, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus, Gary Kasporov, Quincy Jones, Andre Agassi, Barbara Walters, Martin Sheen, Anthony Robbins, Phil Town, Antony Zuicker, Martha Stewart, Peter Guber, Linda Quale-Armstrong, Dr. Oz, Robin Sharma, Bob Proctor, T. Harv Eker, Lisa Nichols, Mark Victor Hansen, Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Paul Stoltz to name a few.
Lawyer, Author, Teacher
Through the Agreements
Barry will be handing you an Agreement checklist that can potentially shave up to 80% off your legal fees when creating your Joint Venture Agreement. You will leave his presentation knowing exactly how to create a rock-solid Joint Venture agreement, including a proprietary checklist that would cost hundreds of dollars to create on your own.
A lawyer for more than 35 years, Barry’s practice emphasizes investment real estate. He is senior counsel at Ritchie Mill Law Office in Edmonton, Alberta. Barry started investing in real estate more than 38 years ago and continues to do so actively today.Barry speaks to many investment groups.His popular ‘Tales From The Trenches’,teach through real life stories of investor legal land mines.
Barry is co-author of the national bestseller, ‘97 Tips For Canadian Real Estate Investors’. This book was recently noted by Amazon for achieving 1,000 Days In The Top 100 Business Bestsellers. Gain insights, strategies and success stories to help you build wealth faster and save time and money. All proceeds are donated to Habitat For Humanity.
Barry has published an educational newsletter for realtors and lenders. He has been extensively involved with the Alberta Real Estate Association in preparing and teaching credit courses for real estate agents. The Law Society of Alberta has also enjoyed Barry’s help in teaching courses to articling students in the bar admission program. Barry and his wife, Donna, live in Edmonton, Alberta, where he attends to his passions of law, family and gardening.
MBA, The Calum Ross Team (Mortgage Experts)
When Working With Money Partners
Discover the insider secrets of securing financing from one of Canada’s leading mortgage experts. Get the answer to your critical questions, such as “How do I get financing when I need to have my partner qualify for the mortgage?”, and “How do I work with the lender when I have ‘silent partners’ that are not on the Title & Mortgage?”, or “Which banks are more investor-friendly at the moment?”…and much more…
Calum has numerous years of financial services experience and is actively involved in several segments of the mortgage industry. After completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the London School of Economics in England, Calum completed the management training program at one of Canada's “big five” banks while completing his MBA in Finance in Toronto. To maintain the most current financial knowledge, he attends or speaks at almost every major real estate investment and mortgage banking event offered nationally.
Specializing in comprehensive mortgage solutions tailored for real estate investors and purchasers of high value real estate. Calum has personally originated over $1.5 billion dollars in mortgages averaging over $100 million dollars of sales annually. He is one of Canada's top mortgage professionals who is regularly consulted by pension funds, hedge funds, government policy makers, and the print and TV media for his expertise in the real estate and the mortgage industry at large.
Calum is regularly featured in the media as a mortgage expert including appearances on Canada AM, BNN, CityTV, CTV and Inside Toronto Real Estate. In addition to his TV appearances, Calum has contributed to mortgage features in The Toronto Star, The National Post and The Globe and Mail. He currently serves as the mortgage columnist for New Homes and Condos magazine, The Condo Guide and is a regular contributor to Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine. His expertise has also been recognized in the legal and financial community where he has been retained to prepare and present expert reports for legal proceedings and consulted on mortgage and real estate matters for global investment banks and large international hedge funds.
Calum's success is due largely to his team's dedication to continuous personal and professional improvement – there is likely no other office better positioned to service the mortgage needs of sophisticated consumers. Whether you are refinancing your principal residence or restructuring a vast and complicated group of real estate holdings – there is no better place to get competent, complete, and professional advice relating to your debt and equity structure for real estate holdings. To personally achieve this objective, Calum is coached professionally by Building Champions and is also the only Canadian to ever be accepted to the Masters' Coach Program with Building Champions in the United States. As a member of this elite invite only coaching group, he works continuously with those individuals who are utilizing and evolving the best practices in the mortgage industry globally.
Right Side of the Securities Commission!
When raising capital for your real estate transactions, you open yourself up to the potential risks of running afoul of your local securities commission regulations… so it pays to know exactly what your obligations and opportunities look like before you start. David Franklin will be enlightening you on topics such as investor exemptions, documentation and reporting compliance, as well as protection strategies for you and your investment partners.
You’d pay a small fortune for a private audience with this extremely knowledgeable real estate lawyer and investor – purchasing a Raising Capital event ticket will be a far less expensive way to pick his brain!
David Franklin, B.Comm, JD, has been practicing law in Ontario for over three decades, specializing in securities, mortgages, tax and real estate and overseeing and transacting millions of dollars of transactions.
David is the Chairman of U.S. Property Shop, Canadian based real estate service for all things U.S. With access to a wide network of realtors, advisors, lawyers and accountants across Canada and throughout the U.S., he also specializes in Cross Border Tax and Estate Planning for high net worth individuals.
MBA, Owner – Prestigious Properties
Using Other Peoples’ Money
With a tremendous wealth of experience and a specialty in common sense, this expert offers you real-world wisdom that quickly cuts through the real estate myths and sugar coating prevalent in so much of the popular media.
Thomas founded Prestigious Properties in 2000 specializing in multi-family apartment buildings. He currently manages over 85 million dollars of profitable, cash flow positive real estate assets, primarily apartment buildings with a total of over 1,150 suites in AB, BC, SK and TX.
Thomas bought his first revenue property, a rental pooled condo, in 1997 with $20,000 cash and a $60,000 mortgage in Calgary. This was followed by a second condo in Edmonton (still owned) a year later with no money down, i.e. a line-of-credit. After the third condo purchase in 1999 he realized that real estate is priced like flour, if you buy in bulk, you pay less per unit. He bought his first apartment building using his own cash and some loan from his dad, for $37k/door in 2000… a 15-suiter along 156 Street in Edmonton. He has been the president of two rental pool boards and has been on several condominium boards since 1997. He is happily married with two teenage / young adult children.
Owner – InvestPlus Properties Canada Ltd
Domenic Mandato is the founder and President of InvestPlus Properties Canada Ltd. He is a real-estate investor and entrepreneur who specializes in the acquisition, renovation and appreciation of numerous properties in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.
Since 1999 Domenic has built the InvestPlus brand into a diversified investment and management company. Corporations and Partnerships using the “InvestPlus” brand, in which Mr. Mandato is a principal, currently own $20 million in cash-flowing real-estate assets primarily in residential multi-family properties comprised of over 200 rental units.
Born and raised in Montreal, Domenic holds a B.Sc. ME degree from Concordia University. In 2003 Mr. Mandato moved to Calgary, Alberta where he currently resides. Mr. Mandato’s career background includes extensive experience in sales, marketing, and financial management.
Throughout his career Domenic was also feature in Don R. Campbell’s bestselling book “51 Success Stories from Canadian Real Estate Investors” and has been interviewed by Global TV and the Boomfinder on his view of the Alberta real estate market. He is also a speaker at real estate and business groups in the country.
Giving back is very important to Domenic and that is why charity is a big part of his life. He is currently on the Board of Advisors for the Summit Foundation – An organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the research in finding a cure for patients with Cystic Fibrosis. He is on the executive board as a trustee for the Knights of Columbus (An organization formed to render financial aid to members and their families). He also dedicates his time and energy to small business owners trying to take their business to the “next level and is involved with local charities like the Mustard Seed.
Entrepreneur, Co-Owner of TellMeTheTime, Head-Ruptash Real Estate Investments
Raising Capital Investor Panel
In 1999, Greg was about to realize one of his personal goals of taking a company public before the age of 30. The technology company he co-founded was preparing their IPO when the dot com bubble burst. From there, armed with a business degree from the school of hard knocks, he picked himself up and applied his experience to an industry he knew well, Oil & Gas and at the same time started investing in Real Estate.
Since then, Greg has gone from the drilling rig floor to Management with one of North America’s largest Oil & Gas companies. During that same period, he has been building a successful real estate portfolio through Head-Ruptash Real Estate Investments, a company he founded with Business partner Christine Ruptash. More recently his vision and leadership have brought together a global team of real estate cycle experts, including Kieran Trass to create TellMeTheTime, a company that provides investors with valuable research and information on where markets are in the context of the real estate cycle and what sensible actions to take at any given time in the cycle.
Greg has an Engineering Degree from the University of Manitoba and resides in Calgary with his wife Lori and daughters Courtney and Carolyn, age’s six and two.
To CRA and Your Investors
All real estate investors end up dealing with critical accounting issues – so save yourself a bunch of billable hours, and formulate your tax strategy with REIN™’s highly-respected go-to resource for all things related to accounting and the CRA. George will share with you, in detail, advice such as the best ownership structures for holding properties with money partners, how to report the taxes if only one partner is on the title, and how to report the sale and calculate capital gains at disposition.
George Dube, CA, MAcc., jointly established the predecessor to Dube & Associates Professional Corporation, Chartered Accountants, in 1997 after several years with national accounting firms. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Master of Accounting Program, where he completed a double specialization in Taxation and Public Accounting. He also completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ two-year In-Depth Taxation Course. George is also co-author of “81 Financial and Tax Tips for the Canadian Real Estate Investor,” alongside Don Campbell and Navaz Murji.
A veteran real estate accountant and investor whose practice focuses on providing the knowledge and tools clients need to increase and preserve the value of their businesses, George is a frequent guest speaker at an assortment of meetings, events and workshops through the year. There, he addresses a variety of tax and accounting topics with implications for real estate investors, with a particular focus on tax strategies. He talks about ways investors can improve communication with their accountants and better organize their financial affairs. George also updates listeners about how their businesses are impacted by rule changes in the accounting and tax industries.
Teacher, Owner of Calgary Houses For Rent Fransham Properties
Raising Capital Investor Panel
Sandy Fransham has been a member of REIN since 2007 and raising capital to acquire properties full time since 2008. Since joining REIN she has seen many changes in her life including leaving her position as a high school math teacher to focus full time on partnering with investors to purchase and manage profitable rental properties. Instead of managing classes of 30+ students she now manages as many doors and investors! It was a good trade she tells us!
Sandy runs two companies:
Sandy's investment business Fransham Properties where she helps people create wealth through the ownership of profitable rental properties and; o the award winning management company Calgary Houses For Rent set up solely to manage her investors properties with the care and attention to detail that both her investors and tenants have come to expect.
Fransham Properties currently holds a portfolio of over 4.5 million dollars of cash flowing assets and over 30 suites in the Calgary area. She attributes her success as much to the personal relationships and trust she has developed with her investors as her extraordinary attention to detail and care that she has for implementing successful systems to manage tenants and cashflow.
Sandy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math in addition to a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge. She spends her weekends playing in the mountains climbing, biking or skiing with her husband Tom and two daughters Danika and Reese aged 4 and 1.