Speakers

Carl Gomez
Carl Gomez
Professional Economist and Real Estate Investment Strategist
Carl Gomez
With over twenty years of business experience, Carl Gomez is a well known Canadian economist and respected investment professional specializing in real estate.

Carl was formerly Senior Vice President, Research & Strategy at QuadReal Property Group where he oversaw portfolio strategy, research and strategic market analysis for the company from both the fundamental and capital markets perspective.

Before that, he was the SVP & Chief Economist of Bentall Kennedy, where he was responsible for leading Canadian research initiatives. Previously, he also held senior economist positions specializing in real estate and financial market analysis at TD Bank Group, the Royal Bank of Canada and CMHC.

Carl holds an M.A. in Financial Economics from the University of Victoria, and an Honours B.A. (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario. He is currently on the board of directors for the Toronto Association of Business Economists and is also a sessional instructor at the Schulich School of Business where he teaches real estate economics. Carl and his wife Elizabeth, currently live in Ontario with their daughter Savannah.

Todd Hirsch
Todd Hirsch
ATB Financial
Vice President & Chief Economist
Todd Hirsch
For over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He released his third, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change in 2017.

He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the U of A and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary.

Todd provides economic commentary for many Canadian media outlets. He has served on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. He also serves on the board of the Glenbow Museum.

Cynthia Aasen
Cynthia Aasen
Investment Revenue Realty
Owner / Managing Broker
Cynthia Aasen
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.

Patrick Francey
Patrick Francey
The Real Estate Investment Network
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 Real Estate Investment Network. He is a genuine, driving force behind the business and development that supports the Real Estate Investment Network 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
The Real Estate Investment Network
Visture Property Group, CEO
JG Francoeur
Jean-Guy (JG) Francoeur is the Chief Growth Officer at the Real Estate Investment Network 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 the Real Estate Investment Network, where he is building the futurization of real estate.

Jennifer Hunt
Jennifer Hunt
The Real Estate Investment Network
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.

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.

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
The Real Estate Investment Network
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.