This month, from the personal development side, we will have a presentation "Investing in Student Rentals" by fellow investor Gillian Irving.
Having watched her savings and RESP value plummet by half in 2009, Gillian decided to take her financial future in her own hands. Hear how she got really clear on what she wanted and her why which led things taking off for her.
Gillian likes to say she was an “accidental investor”, when buying a duplex in downtown Toronto in 2009 with little planning or preparation. Luck was on her side though, and she was able to ride the value up and refinance to get capital to keep growing. At that point, she wasn’t going rely on luck and an “H&P” (hope & pray) strategy if she wanted to leave her job and provide long-term financial security for her disabled son and three other children. Gillian became a serious student of real estate investing and combined what she learned with her professional skills as a market research analyst to purchase 35 doors in Southern Ontario in 18 months. Today, Gillian is a full time investor and entrepreneur, focused on student rental investing with joint venture partners.
This is one presentation that you don't want to miss!
Bai Jiang will be providing a Mortgage Update and some financing tips.
As well, we will have a key presentation "Investing In Vancouver" by Bob Bracken.
When people hear about investing in Vancouver, they might wonder if the numbers make since given the high home prices. Well, it really can cashflow - you just have to know where to look.
Bob's real estate business is focused on helping people sell and buy investment real estate such as apartment buildings, development sites, nursing homes and duplex, triplex, fourplex and other multi-residential properties. He will cover where the market's been and where it's headed. In addition, he will use case studies to explain why investing in this market is a good idea.
Remember that opportunities come from the connections we make. The more people you connect with, the better your chances of finding something or someone to lead to success.
We’ll be starting a little earlier at 7pm. Please RSVP and be on time.
Also, we will start charging $5 for the meetups now. Due to the size of members attending, there are not always seats available. It's quite uncomfortable to stand for 2 hours during the presentation. A portion of these funds will be used to purchase additional fold up chairs.
Some finger foods and drinks will be provided.
See you on the 13th!