Patrick Francey REIN CEO Patrick Francey is the real deal. An authentic and effective educator and speaker, charismatic host of The Everyday Millionaire podcast, established Canadian-based real estate investor and Chief Executive Officer of the Real Estate Investment Network. His longevity and success as a business owner contributes to Patrick’s significant role in contributing to the vision, development and growth of REIN. He is a genuine, driving force behind the business and development that supports the REIN Team’s foundational belief that every Canadian deserves financial freedom by design and can achieve it through investing in real estate. Proud husband, father and grandfather, Patrick’s motto says it best: Success is SIMPLE.
Jennifer Hunt REIN VP of Research Jennifer Hunt is the Vice President of Research for the Real Estate Investment Network and she began investing in real estate in 2009. Her real estate investing experience ranges from investing in syndicated mortgages, Mortgage Investment Corporations and Real Estate Investment Trusts with Locked In Retirement Accounts, Registered Retirement Savings Plans and Tax Free Savings Accounts. She has a real estate portfolio including vacation rentals, and residential and multi-family properties (in Canada and the US). She has led and completed significant industrial real estate development projects in the US and closed commercial leases of over $5 million - some of which were high-profile, unique deals for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Jennifer is one of the first Real Estate Investment Advisors in Canada.
Domenic Mandato InvestPlus REIT President & Chief Executive Officer Domenic S. Mandato, is a real-estate investor and entrepreneur. He has successfully acquired, managed and sold more than $80 million multi-unit residential and commercial properties in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec over the last 18 years. He accomplished this through 4 Joint Ventures, 4 syndicated Limited Partnerships and eventually evolved his business into a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).
He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of InvestPlus REIT which targets and acquires accretive multi-family and commercial properties in western Canada and currently own and manage property in BC, Alberta & Saskatchewan.
Bob Mann BDO Canada LLP Partner Bob is a Partner at BDO Canada LLP based in the Fraser Valley with over 17 years of public accounting and taxation experience specializing in private company services and owner managed businesses.
His clients are companies primarily involved in real estate investment, real estate development, real estate construction, manufacturing, agriculture and professional services.
He leads the Real Estate and Construction Practice for BDO in the Fraser Valley and serves as a member of the Urban Development Institutes Fraser Valley Committee. He is also a member of the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley Home Builders' Associations.
Dave Steele Western Canadian Properties Group CEO Dave is the CEO of Western Canadian Properties Group,a developer focused on working with investors In the top high growth markets in North America. Over the past 30 years, Dave and his team have helped over 12,000 investors acquire over $1.5 billion worth of cash flowing investment properties. Today, they are focused on some of the top markets in British Columbia-Fort St.John,Dawson Creek,Surrey and Victoria offering investors turn-key brand new cash flowing properties. As well, Dave and his partner Janet LePage of Western Wealth Capital have worked with individual investors and acquired over 50 multi-family apartment buildings in Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Atlanta over the past four years.
Keaton Kirkwood The Green Mortgage Team Mortgage Broker Keaton joined the Green Mortgage Team in 2015 and found real estate a welcome change from the long hours working in the Northern Albertan oil industry. He quickly discovered that real estate is his passion and in 2018 he purchased his first investment property with a joint venture partner in Edmonton. Keaton continues to work towards his goal of helping Canadian families reach financial freedom by showing the power of real estate investing, creating a financial future beyond their wildest dreams.
JG Francoeur REIN Chief Growth Officer Jean-Guy (JG) Francoeur is the Chief Growth Officer at REIN. He is the bestselling author of Messy Manager and has written hundreds of articles for international business publications. A serial entrepreneur, JG has built several companies from start-up and his personal mission is to shape future generations through real estate investing. JG is an experienced investor with an extensive property investment portfolio. He has the ability to develop a long-term vision, which is exactly what he is doing at REIN, where he is building the futurization of real estate.
Marc Desormeaux Scotiabank Economist Marc Desormeaux leads Scotiabank Economics’ regional economic forecasting and housing market analysis. He provides regular commentary on Canadian real estate trends as well as economic and fiscal policy developments in Canada’s provinces. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Marc worked in the economic forecasting division at the Conference Board of Canada. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.
John Heeney Tranquility Enterprises Inc. OWNER John Heeney and his wife Dorli are the owners of Tranquility Enterprises Inc. John has been a full-time real estate investor from Ontario for over nine years now with a focus on buying and holding suited houses and single family homes primarily in Edmonton AB. John first joined REIN in 2010 and attended his first of several ACRE events in Toronto and Edmonton. His specialty has always been Raising Capital through the use of Joint Ventures, RSP mortgages and Private Money. He owes the majority of his real estate education to REIN and what he began to learn at these ACRE events.
Nick Banks REIN VP Technology & Operations The world’s #1 dad, Nick’s passion and joy is his daughter Somer. Amazingly talented at integrating systems into scalable operations. Nick gets the best out of people! He’s been in the real estate business for over 20 years.
He is your on site tech support for anything app related - feel free to message him or track him down in the venue, if you have any questions.
Steffany Hanlen SkateTech Group of Companies Proskate Olympic Coach & CEO Steffany has a unique and historic career working at the highest level in Sport and Business. No one had ever done ‘it’ before and there were no mentors to show her the way, break trail or make it easy for her. She was determined at a young age to make a difference and change lives. She just didn’t know how it would look… Steffany was a pioneer in Player Development and now, 30 years later is the founder of several successful businesses, has knowledge, experience and credibility unlike any other coach/entrepreneur that crosses over into other realms of life…sport and business.
Janet LePage Western Wealth Capital Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer For the past decade, Janet has been focused on creating wealth through well-selected real estate investment. She has grown her precise business strategy from more than 50 residential transactions in Arizona to the purchase of multi-family buildings. Under Janet’s leadership, WWC has acquired over 60 multi-family properties, comprising more than 12,000 rental units, with a transactional value of more than US$1.6 billion. Janet is co-author of ‘Real Estate Action 2.0’, released in 2016 by Jurock Publishing Ltd. In 2017, Janet was named entrepreneur of the Year (Real Estate/Construction/Pacific region) by Ernst & Young. In 2016, Janet was named one of Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 and was awarded the Veuve Cliquot Canadian New Generation Award, which recognizes young female entrepreneurs. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Science and Business Administration (Simon Fraser University) and a Project Management Professional designation.
Richard Ledding Richard Ledding Law Corporation Lawyer Richard Ledding articled with Gregory Ledding and then practiced as a sole practitioner until 1985 when he joined the firm of Thompson & Elliott as an associate. He became a partner of Thompson & Elliott in 1988 and practiced with Thompson & Elliott until 2010 when he left Thompson & Elliott and began practicing as Richard Ledding Law Corporation.
He has practiced as a solicitor for thirty-one years predominantly in the areas of real estate and corporate and commercial transactions.
Richard acts for many companies throughout British Columbia and is a registered and records office for 300 – 400 companies. He has extensive experience in setting up and acting for mortgage investment corporations including acting for such mortgage investment corporations in completing lending transactions. As well as acting for institutional lenders in routine real estate transactions, he also acts for numerous other private lenders with respect to completing lending transactions, both residential and commercial. He acts for numerous borrowers who are borrowing funds from private lenders. He also has experience setting up syndicated mortgages pursuant to securities legislation.
Richard has acted for numerous purchasers and sellers of businesses, both by way of acquisition by purchase or sale of shares and by purchase or sale of assets, including restaurants and hotels with liquor licenses and numerous franchised businesses such as Subways and Quiznos.
He acts for a large number of creative real estate investors as well as traditional real estate purchasers, investors, syndicators and developers and he speaks at various real estate presentations such as Rich Dad Poor Dad events and Ozzie Jurock’s seminars for real estate action groups. He has significant experience with respect to co-housing projects and currently acts for numerous co-housing groups involved in developing and constructing co-housing projects.
He has acted as an expert previously on behalf of The Society of Notaries Public of B.C. with respect to issues concerning a notary acting for private lenders.
Cynthia Aasen Investment Revenue Realty Owner / Managing Broker Licensed as a professional real estate agent for 25+ years, Cynthia’s expertise is diverse – real estate syndication, development, multi-family value-add and strata ownership. Cynthia founded Investment Revenue Realty Inc. (IRR) a brokerage focussed exclusively on investment real estate, to be able to offer investors access to investments in North America’s leading markets. IRR offers a true, turn-key solution for investors to own investment real estate, invest with the best in the industry and leverage their time and money. Acting as principal or agent Cynthia has transacted real estate valued over $500,000,000.
Randy Dyck Eximus Real Estate Team President Randy has been a top producing realtor for over 27 years in the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, involved in ownership, sales, investing, and most importantly, client care. Over the past 18 years, he has developed and led one of the most successful real estate teams in Canada with averaging more than 300 transactions per year. Under the leadership of Randy Dyck, The Eximus Real Estate Team has achieved many outstanding awards in the FVREB, eXp Realty, RE/MAX Canada, and RE/MAX International including eXp ICON award, Top 6 RE/MAX Teams in Canada, and Top 50 Worldwide. Multiple years earning the FVREB Team President's award, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement, RE/MAX Circle of Legends and most recently named one of the top 200 agents in Canada. Randy's passion, knowledge, commitment, and desire to provide exceptional professional client care has driven him to advance professionalism within the industry.
Brent Roberts Royal LePage Brent Roberts Realty Realtor Brent started to invest in real estate and bought his first “door” at the age of 18. Brent owned 18 houses prior to becoming a realtor. He decided to take the real estate course in the late 1980’s to become a more educated buyer. He was then convinced to become an agent and has never looked back.
Brent started selling in 1989 and became “Rookie of the Year”. He is now one of North America’s leading real estate agents and has earned a reputation as one of its finest. To his credit, he has many awards and accolades to honour his efforts. Royal LePage Brent Roberts Realty now is The Brent Roberts Team. Working as a team allows them to take customer service to new levels.