Category Archives: Podcast

Surprising Truth: Converting Existing Structures into Living Spaces

Real estate investors and property developers are in for a jaw-dropping revelation transforming how they view garage conversions.

This unexpected advice could be the game-changer you’ve been searching for.

Want to find out how this shocking revelation could impact your property investments?

Tune in for the unexpected twist that’s about to reshape your approach to garage conversions.

In this episode you will be able to:
  • Discover how building additional dwelling units in Ontario can unlock new income streams and increase property value.
  • Uncover the impact of Bill 108 and Bill 23 on housing to stay ahead of regulatory changes and optimize your real estate investments.
  • Learn the essential steps for starting a construction management company and take your real estate projects to the next level.
  • Explore effective strategies for managing real estate construction projects to streamline processes and maximize profitability.
  • Unlock the potential of converting garages into living spaces to boost property value and rental income.

Michael Emanuele, a construction professional with a background in architectural technology, brings a wealth of expertise to building additional housing units. As the founder of Tri City Builders, located in the Toronto area, Michael’s extensive experience and knowledge make him a valuable resource for real estate investors and property developers looking to explore strategic garage conversions.

With a keen eye for navigating zoning bylaws and a passion for innovative construction management, Michael offers practical knowledge on improving property value and maximizing rental income through creative living space transformations. His unique blend of industry know-how and forward-thinking approach equips individuals with the tools to capitalize on evolving housing trends and leverage new opportunities in the real estate market.

Get in touch with Michael Emanuele here: 

Creative Financing: Solutions for Real Estate Market Turbulence

Are you ready to discover the remarkable adventure from bartending to becoming a real estate mogul?

From personal struggles to massive success, Zachary Beach’s story will leave you in awe. Stay tuned for this eye-opening twist.

I went through all of these ups and downs and trials and tribulations and good things to lead me exactly where I’m supposed to be and transform me into the person I’m supposed to be right now.”
In this episode, you will be able to:
  • Master creative financing strategies for real estate success.
  • Discover the secrets of transitioning from bartender to successful real estate investor.
  • Unlock powerful strategies for securing profitable off-market real estate deals.
  • Elevate your personal development for greater real estate success.
  • Navigate turbulent real estate markets with confidence and savvy.

Zachary Beach, a former bartender and personal trainer, brings a unique perspective to real estate investing. He transitioned from unconventional career paths to becoming a successful investor.

He showcases the power of personal development and resilience in overcoming financial challenges. With a focus on creative financing strategies and a keen eye for off-market deals, Zachary offers practical strategies for navigating turbulent real estate markets. His ability to identify and solve sellers’ challenges through communication and strategic problem-solving underscores his expertise in the industry.

Zachary’s story serves as a source of inspiration. His approach to real estate investing highlights the potential for success through determination and adaptability, making him a valuable resource for investors seeking unconventional yet profitable pathways in real estate.

Get in touch with Zachary Beach here: 

Unveiling the Secrets of Investing in Boutique Hotels Through Innovation

Step into the world of real estate innovation with Mark Gonneau on the REITE Club Podcast. In this episode, Mark shares his expertise in boutique hotels, offering insights into strategic property conversions and maximizing investor returns.

Join us for a insightful conversation that explores the dynamic opportunities in this untapped niche!

Key Points Covered:

  • Definition of boutique hotels and their unique characteristics
  • Strategic location choices in Quebec for boutique hotel investments
  • Utilizing technology to streamline operations and enhance guest experiences
  • Flexibility in property usage, including extended stay options and potential conversions
  • Mark’s personal insights on success, persistence, and self-investment

Mark Gonneau brings over 25 years of real estate expertise, navigating diverse avenues from student rentals to multifamily value-adds. Now, as the force behind Honeytree Grow REIT, he’s carving a niche in boutique hotel investments.

Mark’s journey, from chiropractic practice to real estate, underscores his resilience and commitment to self-improvement. His innovative strategies, blending technology with operational agility, redefine success in the industry. With a passion for guest satisfaction and investor returns, Mark is a beacon for those venturing into this distinctive real estate space.

Get in touch with Mark Gonneau here: 

Strategic Investing: Harnessing the Benefits of Registered Funds

Join us as we sit down with long-time REITE Club supporter Steve Blasiak for an enlightening discussion on registered funds, investment opportunities, and insider tips for maximizing your returns. Get ready to dive deep into RRSPs, RESPs, LIRAs, and TFSAs as we uncover hidden strategies to turbocharge your investment portfolio.

Don’t miss out on this insightful conversation that promises to change your approach to investing.

In this episode, you’ll be able to learn about:

  • Registered funds like RRSPs, RESPs, and TFSAs offer unique investment opportunities.
  • Utilizing registered funds can have significant benefits for investment strategies and returns.
  • Consider using registered funds for investments to maximize growth and tax benefits.
  • RESP investments can provide higher returns than traditional savings accounts.
  • Understanding the different types of investments suitable for registered funds is crucial.
Meet Steve Blasiak, a financial advisor and seasoned investor with a flair for unconventional ventures. Drawing from his rock and roll roots, Steve brings a fresh perspective to finance, emphasizing the importance of listening and understanding in effective communication.
Steve’s investment journey is a testament to his commitment to lifelong learning and diversification. He shares insights on diverse opportunities—from campgrounds to music royalties—helping others confidently navigate the investment landscape.
Driven by a passion for financial literacy, Steve’s approach involves personalized guidance and thorough analysis to empower clients on their wealth-building journey.

Get in touch with Steve Blasiak here: 

Greening Your Property: Tips for Achieving Net Zero

Join us as we explore the real estate industry’s importance of transitioning to net zero and discover actionable insights on reducing CO2 emissions and implementing green technology.

From staying informed about changing legislation to utilizing incentive programs, Roy Budgell shares invaluable tips for maximizing asset yield while prioritizing sustainability.

Don’t miss out on this enlightening conversation shaping the future of property management!

In this episode, you’ll be able to learn about:

  • Valuable insights on maximizing yield on assets in commercial property management
  • Importance of transitioning to green technology to meet net-zero goals by 2030 and 2050
  • Tips on reducing CO2 emissions by upgrading equipment like boilers and lighting
  • Utilizing incentive programs for rebates on energy-efficient upgrades
  • Importance of staying informed about industry changes and regulations

Roy Budgell is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in commercial property management. Having managed properties for major firms in downtown Toronto, Roy holds significant titles and extensive knowledge of maximizing asset yield.

His expertise extends to navigating the industry’s evolving landscape of net-zero requirements, making him a valuable resource for landlords seeking to enhance their properties’ sustainability.

With a proactive approach to incorporating green technology, such as electric boilers and energy-efficient systems, Roy showcases his commitment to driving revenue and enhancing property value.

His dedication to continuous learning and staying abreast of industry trends underscores his success in the dynamic property management field. Roy’s blend of experience, innovation, and passion positions him as a trusted leader in sustainable property management, poised to guide clients toward a greener, more profitable future.

Beyond his professional endeavours, Roy is an adventurous individual with a passion for sports, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.

Get in touch with Roy Budgell here: 

Drive and Determination: From Real Estate Operator to Investing Visionary

From transforming single-family homes into duplexes to conquering ultramarathons and beyond, Brady McDonald’s story is a testament to relentless drive and unwavering determination. Join us as we unravel the thrilling adventures, life-changing decisions, and incredible achievements that have shaped Brady’s path from Canada to Florida. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and captivated by the incredible journey of a true visionary.

In this episode, you’ll be able to learn about:
  • Brady McDonald shares his journey from real estate investing in Canada to wholesaling land in the US
  • Highlights include transitioning from operator to visionary in business
  • Brady’s personal challenges include completing endurance races like Ironman and Ultraman
  • He emphasizes the importance of continuous growth and pushing oneself to achieve more

Brady McDonald is a dynamic force in real estate investing and entrepreneurship. He embodies the zero-to-100 mindset. In 2015, Brady transitioned from a background in utility arborist to real estate investing, and his journey has been remarkable. Originating from Canada, Brady has since made his mark in the US, where he successfully oversees two thriving enterprises: Barefoot Land Company and Bright Work Development.

Driven by an insatiable thirst for growth and improvement, Brady’s ambition knows no bounds. Beyond the business realm, he embraces extreme physical challenges with the same fervour, conquering ultramarathons and pushing his limits in endurance events like the Ultraman.

Brady McDonald’s relentless pursuit of excellence transforms his life and inspires others to reach for greatness. With a trailblazing spirit and an unwavering commitment to success, he continues to redefine what it means to achieve extraordinary feats in business and life.

Get in touch with Brady McDonald here: 

The Future of Multi Family Investing: Trends and Tips

Ever dreamt of owning your slice of the real estate pie?

Join us on the REITE Club podcast as we embark on an electrifying journey into the heart of multifamily financing. No more sitting on the sidelines – it’s time to dive headfirst into the world of real estate wealth creation!

From decoding market trends to mastering the art of property acquisition, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just starting out, get ready to transform your financial future with expert insights and actionable tips. Don’t settle for ordinary – let’s make your real estate dreams a reality!

In this episode you’ll be able to learn about:

  • Multifamily financing strategies are evolving in today’s market, with a focus on underperforming assets in secondary markets.
  • Risk-adverse investment strategies are becoming more prevalent due to recent rule changes, especially with CMHC regulations.
  • Relationship building and experience are crucial in the multifamily real estate industry.
  • CMHC offers financing options like Standard and MLI Select, providing up to 95% loan to value and 50-year amortization.
Meet Josh Findlay, the multifamily financing maestro shaking up the real estate scene! With a wealth of experience as a seasoned mortgage broker, Josh is your go-to guru for navigating the intricate world of multifamily investments. Armed with a passion for providing top-tier insights and solutions, Josh is on a mission to demystify the complexities of property acquisition, stabilization, and restructuring.
But Josh isn’t just all business – he’s also a firm believer in living life to the fullest. When he’s not crunching numbers and sealing deals, you’ll find him rocking out at concerts, jet-setting to new destinations, and embracing thrilling adventures. With his finger on the pulse of market trends and a knack for financial wizardry, Josh is committed to guiding clients towards informed decisions and helping them achieve their real estate dreams.

And that’s not all – as the dynamic host of the Canadian Real Estate channel on YouTube, Josh shares his wealth of knowledge and expertise with a global audience, empowering aspiring investors with invaluable insights on purchasing and developing real estate. Get ready to be inspired, educated, and entertained – Josh is here to elevate your real estate game!

Get in touch with Josh Findlay here:

From Phobias to Confidence: Leveraging Personal Brand Photography

Join us as we uncover the art of building trust, credibility, and authenticity through the lens of personal branding. Get ready to ignite your passion and transform your digital presence as we explore the pivotal role of visual representation in today’s interconnected world. Don’t miss out—tune in now and embark on a journey of self-discovery

In this episode you’ll be able to learn:

  • Personal branding through photography is crucial for real estate investors
  • Authenticity and personality should be reflected in branding images
  • Building trust and credibility through professional images is essential
  • Pre-session planning and coaching with the photographer can enhance the outcome
Step into the captivating world of visual storytelling with Rita Zietsma, a portrait photographer specializing in personal branding and professional headshots. With a keen eye for detail and a talent for capturing authenticity, Rita crafts images that speak volumes about her clients’ identities and aspirations.

Her dedication to helping entrepreneurs and professionals amplify their online presence shines through in every session, as she meticulously tailors each photo shoot to reflect their unique brand narrative.

Whether you’re seeking to make a lasting impression online or immortalize a moment in time, Rita’s passion for her craft ensures that every image truly reflects her clients’ essence. Tune in to the REITE Club podcast to uncover the magic behind Rita’s lens and learn how to harness visual storytelling’s power for your brand!

Get in touch with Rita Zietsma here: 

Understanding the Western Canada Real Estate Market

In this episode, Devin Gray from Mogul Realty Group discusses the dynamic real estate landscape of Western Canada.

Get ready to uncover the lucrative investing opportunities, market insights, and strategic approaches shaping the real estate scene in Alberta and British Columbia. From fresh market stats to the impact of AI on real estate, this episode is packed with valuable information that will leave you inspired and ready to seize the opportunities of 2024.

In this episode, you’ll be able to learn about:
  • Detailed market updates for Edmonton and Vancouver, including sales, inventory, and average prices
  • Alberta experiencing a record year for oil production in 2023
  • Significant in-migration to Alberta, with 186,000 people moving in from other provinces in one year
  • Calgary is expected to remain a seller’s market in 2024, with demand outpacing supply
  • AI technology impacting real estate processes, such as condo document reviews
Devin Gray is a real estate investor and a licensed realtor in the greater Edmonton market. As a pivotal member of the investor-focused Mogul Realty Group, Devin’s passion is providing invaluable market insights and educational resources to fellow members of the real estate community.
Renowned for his adeptness in analyzing market trends and employing strategic investment approaches, Devin is celebrated for his meticulously crafted market reports.
While Devin’s expertise is deeply rooted in the Edmonton market, his influence extends far beyond. He collaborates seamlessly with the Vancouver office of Mogul Realty Group. Through this collaboration, Devin offers unique insights into the dynamic real estate landscape of British Columbia, enriching the investment journey for individuals across the region.
Get in touch with Devin Gray here: 

Multi-Generational Housing and Innovative Solutions in Real Estate

Are you ready to explore the future of real estate investing? Today, we’re diving into innovative solutions reshaping the industry. Join us as we uncover trends, discuss interest rate impacts, and explore cutting-edge housing models.

In this episode, you’ll be able to learn about the: 

  • Innovative trends in real estate investing
  • Potential shift toward multi-generational housing models
  • Importance of increasing amortization to make housing more affordable
  • Impact of investors on the housing market
  • Advocacy for change and engaging with elected officials for policy changes

This is Part 2 of our conversation with Drew Toth a visionary real estate developer and investor with a passion for innovative housing solutions.

With a keen eye for market trends and a drive for creativity, he is at the forefront of redefining the real estate landscape. His forward-thinking approach has led him to explore multi-generational housing models, stack townhouses, and smaller, more affordable housing options.

As the founder of Elevate Living, he is dedicated to creating opportunities for investors and providing quality housing options for individuals and families. With a focus on efficiency, affordability, and community impact, his projects are not only profitable but also contribute positively to the real estate market.

Get in touch with Drew Toth: