Dalia Barsoum, president and principal broker, Streetwise Mortgages
Dalia Barsoum is an award-winning broker and a finance advisor with over 20 years of experience in the banking sector, spanning lending, wealth management strategy and real estate.
She holds an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers Association.
In 2011, she launched Streetwise Mortgages, a boutique brokerage that specializes in servicing real estate investors and self-employed clients across Ontario.
Over the years, Barsoum and her team have won multiple industry awards including : CMP’s Best Customer Service for two subsequent years, CMP Hot list, CMP Top 75 Brokers , CMP Woman of Influence. and recently Hot 100 Global.
She is the author of Amazon's Best Seller: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing, 7 Secrets to Getting All the Money You Want, a public speaker, regular columnist for the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine and contributes to various media outlets on the topics of Real Estate investing and financing including Rogers TV, Toronto Money Show, the Toronto Investor Forum , Canadian Mortgage Professionals ( CMP ) as well as various GTA-based investment groups.
Dalia helped many Real Estate investors kick start their investment plans as well as take their portfolios to the next level. Her clients range from rookie investors to sophisticated investors with multi-million-dollar portfolios , holding both residential and commercial properties. In all she does, Barsoum keeps the motto “help as many people as you can along the way’ front of mind.
In recent years, Barsoum and various industry practitioners launched the non-profit association Property Investment Professionals of Canada with the mandate of advancing and elevating the advisory standards of property investing for Canadians. Barsoum is also part of the “100 Brokers Who Care” initiative.
Rob Break, owner operator, Breakthrough Property Investments
Rob is a podcast host and entrepreneur in the world of residential investment real estate, with an impressive history as a successful wholesaler. Rob has coached and advised countless investors through the various processes of acquisitions.
Rob is a passionate Real Estate Sales Representatives with Breakthrough Property Group under Keller Williams Energy and helps Real Estate Investors aquire fantastic investment properties in Durham Region and Peterborough areas.
Kelly Fry, Kelly Fry Team, Keller Williams Elite
Kelly Fry is a Realtor® who is also a chartered accountant. She is originally from Montreal where she completed her Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy at McGill University. Her love for numbers has made her a natural at analyzing real estate deals.
Fry ran her own clothing business for 10 years after she left her tax position in public practice. It was during that time that she ventured into real estate investing. After reading the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, she started taking real estate investment classes. Fry went from building a real estate portfolio of four properties to almost 50 properties within four years. In her early years as an investor, one of her most creative deals was the acquisition of a million-dollar condo converted building in Red Deer at wholesale with only $12,000 down, and she retailed out most of the units and joint ventured on the others.
Brady McDonald, real estate investor, Bk Real Estate Investing
Brady McDonald is a full-time real estate investor, lifestyle entrepreneur and father. After 14 years “swinging from treetop to treetop”, Brady retired from Hydro One at the age of 32, but he hasn’t sat still. In five short years he and his wife, Kristy, have purchased over 120 properties, grown their team to 20, and set up a property management company and renovation company. Inspired by his previous experience as a utility arborist instructor, McDonald also launched Learn with BK, a real estate investing education and coaching arm of the business. He and his team have won many awards, including CREW’s Joint Venture Partner of the Year and REIN’s Co-Venturer of the Year 2017, as well as REIN’s Renovator of the Year and Leslie Cluff Memorial Player of the Year in 2018.
Rachel Oliver, managing partner, Clover Properties
Rachel Oliver is a multi-award-winning real estate investor and entrepreneur. She is often featured in Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine, popular podcasts, TV shows and industry events as an expert on the ‘rent to own’ real estate investing strategy. In 2009, after her 20th year in the corporate world, Oliver retired from the rat race to spend more time with her family and invest in rent-to-own properties. Over the past 10 years, she has done nearly 400 rent-to-own deals across Ontario. She is also the author of an Amazon bestselling book, Rent to Own Essential Guide for Homebuyers. Together with her husband, Oliver owns and operates Clover Properties, Ontario’s leading rent-to-own company. For many people, she is affectionately known as the ‘Cash Flow Queen’ because she helps investors generate lucrative cash flow, without the headaches of being a landlord.
Natasha Phipps, realtor- investment specialist, Phipps Investment Ltd.
Natasha became licensed as a Realtor in 2008 after completing her Bachelors of Management degree with a major in marketing. Real estate seemed like a natural progression with experience in real estate investing, new construction and a love of working with people. She is driven daily by the goals of her clients and loves to help make those a reality!
Natasha is an investment specialist Realtor supporting her clients through educational events and content, and 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 investment focused Realtors! Let us help you to reach your financial dreams!
Erwin Szeto, director, Mr. Hamilton
Erwin Szeto is a serial ‘investopreneur’ and co-founder of the Wealth Hacker Conference, an annual event previously headlined by Grant Cardone and attended by almost 1,600 people. He also established the Stock Hacker Academy, an educational program for non-finance people who want to learn to sell stock options. He is the founder of iWIN (the Infinity Wealth Investment Network), a membership group of like-minded real estate entrepreneurs, and iWIN Real Estate, a team of veteran real estate coaches who teach investors from the Toronto area how to invest for cash flow. For their efforts, they have received multiple awards, including Real Estate Agent of the Year to Investors, the Real Estate Investment Community Leadership Award, and Top 40 Under 40 ranking. Szeto also has a Top 100 Business Podcast, was named a Top 20 influencer in Canadian Real Estate and is president of the Basket Brigade Charity.
Daniel St-Jean, co-founder and growth catalyst, The REITE Club
Daniel St-Jean has been helping an entrepreneurs since 1986. He has been doing real estate investing since February 2010. In early 2017 he and 3 co-founders started the very successful REITE Club in the GTA and they are now building an online community of real estate investors and businesspeople coast to coast. Their motto is Come Grow With Us.
Brett Turner, broker and co-founder, Redline Real Estate Group Inc.
Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta and educated as an engineer in Kingston Ontario, Brett found himself in Calgary in 2005 where he was captivated by the Real Estate industry and the opportunities available for shrewd entrepreneurs. Brett obtained his real estate license that same year, working by day as a design engineer and by night as an aspiring real estate investor and realtor. In just a few short years, and after several successful investment projects , Brett came the conclusion that real estate was his true calling and Redline Real Estate Group was born.
Redline Real Estate group is one of Calgary’s largest independent real estate brokerages, with over 80 realtors that trade in all fields of real estate. As Broker, Brett is responsible for all brokerage activities and has overseen thousands of transactions of all types over his 15 year career in real estate. An award winning brokerage with dozens of staff within departments dedicated to marketing, property management, new home sales and classic buy / sell transactions, Redline can meet the needs and exceed the expectations of any Calgary real estate consumer.