Speakers

Gary Mauris
Gary Mauris
DLC Group of Companies
CEO
Gary Mauris
Mr. Mauris is the co-founder and President & CEO of Dominion Lending Centres; CEO of Mortgage Centre Canada; and Chairman of Mortgage Architects. Together, these companies account for almost 40% of all broker originated mortgages in Canada. Mr. Mauris is a serial entrepreneur, having sold two prior companies to the public market. Mr. Mauris has been recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 and earned the 2016 Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year. His companies have also won multiple industry awards and have been recognized by Profit Magazine as among Canada’s fastest growing companies. As a business leader, Mr. Mauris is called upon to share his views with media throughout Canada; as part of the 2011 Pre-budget Consultation process with the Federal Minister of Finance at the time, Mr. Jim Flaherty; and selected to be part of CBC’s “Face the Nation” in 2016 and have an open and frank discussion with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on a variety of economic topics. Mr. Mauris has led multiple socially conscious initiatives as the co-founder and President of the I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society and recently co-founded “Bikes for Kids”, a National program that collects new bicycles for underprivileged children across Canada.

Ben Myers
Ben Myers
Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc.
President & Owner
Ben Myers
Ben is the President and owner of Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc. With over 15 years of real estate research experience in both the United States and Canada, Ben has established himself as an industry expert, and a go to source for the latest information and insight on the domestic residential housing market.

Dave Steele
Dave Steele
Western Canadian Properties Group
CEO
Dave Steele
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.

Steffany Hanlen
Steffany Hanlen
SkateTech Group of Companies Proskate
Olympic Coach & CEO
Steffany Hanlen
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.

Barry McGuire
Barry McGuire
Real Estate Investment Lawyer
Barry McGuire
A lawyer for more than 45 years, Barry’s practice emphasizes investment real estate. He started investing in real estate almost 48 years ago. He currently owns 24 doors and continues to invest in real estate today. He is a co-author of the national bestseller, ‘97 Tips For Canadian Real Estate Investors’. This book enjoyed success for achieving 1,000 days in the Amazon Top 100 Business Bestsellers. All proceeds are donated to Habitat For Humanity. His popular podcast, “Tales From The Trenches,” features real-life stories of investor legal land mines.

Michel Lafleur
Michel Lafleur
eXp Realty - Alberta
Realtor
Michel Lafleur
Michel is a Realtor and a REIN member since 2010. He is also a Governor at the Realtor's Community Foundation (RCF). He uses his background in the health/fitness/rehab industry to help people in making a sound real estate decision by focusing on their lifestyle choices. He believes his strong negotiation skills, a thorough understanding of the market, and some creativity are paramount in today’s real estate market.

Domenic Mandato
Domenic Mandato
InvestPlus REIT
President & Chief Executive Officer
Domenic Mandato
Domenic Mandato is the CEO of InvestPlus REIT. InvestPlus Real Estate Investment Trust (IP REIT) is a private real estate investment fund, based in Calgary, Alberta. IP REIT is a growth-oriented real estate investment trust focused on increasing unitholder value through the acquisition, ownership and management of commercial and residential properties in primary and secondary markets in western Canada. Management has transacted over $90,000,000 in buildings comprising of 22 building in the provinces of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The current portfolio is appraised at $47,020,000 and comprised of 139 rental units and approximately 100,000 square-feet of rentable area.

Kyle Green
Kyle Green
The Green Mortgage Team
Owner
Kyle Green
Kyle, owner of The Green Mortgage Team, has been working as a mortgage broker since 2006, and has carved out a niche as an investment property specialist since 2008. His years of experience working with the Real Estate Action Group and many other investors and investment groups has made him one of the go-to resources for financing investment properties in Canada. He has been a top producing franchise agent in British Columbia since 2011! His articles have been featured in many publications such as the Vancouver Sun, The Province, Western Investor, Philippine Canadian Inquirer and more. One of his proudest awards has to be the REAG Joint Venture Award for his deal of the year in 2010, in which he closed on a $1.15 million property with $0 of his own money.

Natasha Phipps
Natasha Phipps
CIR Realty
Investment Specialist Realtor
Natasha Phipps
Natasha is an investment specialist Realtor supporting her clients through educational events and content, 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 specialized investment Realtors focused on providing education relevant to her local market and finding creative opportunities! In recent years Natasha was named REIN's Realtor of the year for 2019, achieved number top producer status repeatedly and is looking forward to expanding upon her experience through collaboration and public speaking.

Keith Uthe
Keith Uthe
Mortgage Alliance - Enrich Mortgage Group
Mortgage Broker
Keith Uthe
As a top real estate investment advisor and a successful mortgage broker, Keith strives to achieve his vision of abundance by providing his clients with the most knowledgeable service and trusted guidance that he can provide. He knows only too well how wealth-building impacts lives. In addition to residential housing, Keith is able to assist with commercial and business financing solutions.
As a mortgage broker, Keith represents clients on multiple levels. He works with many different lenders to find his clients the best terms available for their mortgage. There is no extra charge. Keith adds, “Most people assume that there are fees for my services with a typical mortgage and that is actually not the case.”
Based in the province of Alberta, his company, Mortgage Alliance Enrich Mortgage Group, services clients across Canada. Keith believes that every home or property is an important investment. He states clearly that “whether you are buying your first home, your last home or an investment property, it is one of the most important purchases that you will make. That means you need to work with someone who truly understands every aspect of the purchase including the interest rate and the terms of the mortgage.”

Laura Gyldenbjerg
Laura Gyldenbjerg
Laura Gyldenbjerg & Associates Inc.
Licensed Insolvency Trustee
Laura Gyldenbjerg
Laura started her career in 2000 in British Columbia and worked for two large insolvency firms in the Vancouver area. In 2005, she was granted her licence as a Trustee to accept both personal and business insolvency files. She established her own office in Hamilton in 2008. Since then, she has helped over 1,000 people become debt free, and looks forward to helping many others in the years to come.

Randon Mark
Randon Mark
Aliara Group
Founder and President
Randon Mark
Randon Mark is a Founder and President of the company. His primary responsibilities include managing the operations of the firm, business development, and overseeing projects. Captain Mark is a pilot with Air Canada with 20 years in the aviation industry. He has been investing in real estate since 2006 and has honed a strong set of tools tailored for real estate investing, including: Acquisitions, co venture projects, lease options, creative financing, exit strategies, analysis. His true passion is to educate and share his experiences as well as introduce the numerous options available with syndicated mortgages, utilizing MICs, REITs, LIRAs, RRSPs and TFSAs.

Patrick Francey
Patrick Francey
REIN Canada
CEO
Patrick Francey
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.

JG Francoeur
JG Francoeur
Visture Property Group, CEO
REIN Canada, Chief Growth Officer
JG Francoeur
Jean-Guy (JG) Francoeur is the Chief Growth Officer at REIN and CEO of Visture Property Group (www.visture.ca). 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.

Jennifer Hunt
Jennifer Hunt
REIN Canada
VP of Research
Jennifer Hunt
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.

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
REIN Canada
VP Technology & Operations
Nick Banks
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.

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