Program 2018

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Saturday, March 3, 2018


9:45 - 10:00am

Victoria - Sustainable Growth Opportunities

Are you curious about all the new development in the region? Are you wondering about how you can get involved or how it will impact your future? Do you know the new official community plans in your municipality? Gain insight into what's happening with affordable housing, market housing, sustainable housing and economic growth from this knowledgeable and experienced panel.

Lisa Helps

Mayor
City of Victoria

Kaye Melliship

Executive Director
Greater Victoria Housing Society

Barb Desjardins

Mayor
Township of Esquimalt

Ian Batey

Co-Chair
Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Leveraging Law of Attraction in Real Estate Investing

Do you often wonder why some people seem lucky and find success easily? Are you looking for some simple tips on how changing your mindset changes everything?

Michael Losier

Author and Coach
Law of Attraction; Law of Connection; Fulfillment Needs


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Systematic Approaches that Save You Time and Money!

Are you trying to scale up in your real estate or business ventures? Without a system scaling is virtually impossible. Systems take discipline, but once set leave you more time for fun, family and freedom!

Darlene Smith

International Award-winning Motivational Speaker


 

11:00 - 11:45am

How Long Will the Victoria Market Stay Red Hot?

In this update you will hear about what has happened, what is happening, and where the headwinds are taking us.  Also discussed will be 5 reasons the market WON'T crash and 10 mistakes investors make about the market. Rick and Cheri will keep this light and easy to understand, while at the same time getting down to real facts and figures (the stats). They will look at demographics, economics and the ever increasing pool of renters we are experiencing on the island. As an investor come hear about what you can expect in the Sooke to Sidney real estate market, and more.

Cheri Crause

Realtor, Developer
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

Rick Hoogendoorn

Realtor, Author, Developer
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Tiny Homes: Why, How, Wow!

The Tiny House movement is quickly growing across British Columbia. Learn why this movement is becoming so popular, how others are entering the tiny house market, and take several virtual tours with us through well designed tiny homes.

Kenton Zerbin

Permaculture Teacher & Designer, Tiny Home Instructor


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Why Invest in Alberta Now?

According to experts and economics Alberta is about to enter the recovery phase . Learn about how different and exciting the Alberta market is. With renewed energy, businesses rebounding and opportunities for development, Alberta could be a more affordable option to consider.

Rob McLeod

CEO,  McLeod Project Marketing
Associate Broker, Re/max Real Estate Edmonton Ltd.


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Take the Gamble Out of Your Real Estate Investing

Whether looking at potential investments or assets already in their portfolio, most people struggle when trying to calculate Return On Investment (ROI).  In this session Rae will break down how to quickly calculate ROI and better compare ‘apples to apples’ so you can realize the best returns and avoid the common risk areas that are pitfalls for so many investors.

Rae Ostrander

President
Rae Ostrander Group


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Maximize Your Leverage, Maximize Your Profits with Great Financing

With new mortgage regulations making it tougher for investors to access capital, it is even more important to use a mortgage broker who specializes in financing for investors. Kyle Green will go into depth about the best ways to maximize leverage and strategies to make sure you get financed whether buying your 1st or 10th rental. Kyle will talk about important items like the importance of leverage, structuring your portfolio to maximize cashflow and minimize taxes and more. This session will give you an excellent understanding of the basics to take your investing to the next level!

Kyle Green

Mortgage Broker
Homeline Mortgages


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Blindsided: The Tax Trap CRA Has Set for Unsuspecting Real Estate Investors

So many financially successful individuals have been quoted as saying, “It is not how much money you make that is important, but how much you keep.”  This obviously refers to taxes and Dave (a former CRA auditor) will be identifying the most costly ‘traps’ that even seasoned investors are falling prey to as well as a number of strategies that will dramatically reduce your taxes.

Dave Puotinen

Tax Manager
RealFile Chartered Professional Accountants

LEAP LECTURES

Saturday, March 3, 2018



 

11:00 - 11:45am

Managing Landlord-Tenant Relations

You've invested a lot of money. Now it's important to protect yourself, your property and your tenants. Learn how recent changes could impact your rental properties. Plan now for better relationships between you and your tenants. Learn how some simple things, like visiting your property once a month, could save you thousands of dollars.


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Investing in Affordable and Sustainable Housing

Who benefits from creating affordable and sustainable housing? We all do. Learn how putting your dollars where your heart is actually creates healthier happier neighbourhoods. Public-private partnerships are one option to explore when planning healthy, economically sustainable affordable housing!

Ian Batey

Co-Chair
Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Mastering Law of Attraction in Real Estate Investing

You've heard the basics now it's time to dig deeper and plan to succeed using law if attraction.

Michael Losier

Author and Coach
Law of Attraction; Law of Connection; Fulfillment Needs


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Tiny House Living: Tips, Tricks, Legalities

Living and building tiny is as exciting as it is challenging. Learn how to make the most out of your space, where tiny homes fit within the legal legal landscape, and how legalities are changing and can be changed.

Kenton Zerbin

Permaculture Teacher & Designer, Tiny Home Instructor


 

11:00 - 11:45am

How Women are Driving the Real Estate Market

Women are showing up to invest in unprecedented numbers. As a business owner, are you speaking their language and getting their business? As a woman, are you finding what you're looking for? There are women in the city who are developers, builders, angel investors, and so much more. Together women are creating inspired opportunities for the community.

Cheri Crause

Realtor, Developer
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Navigating the Vacation Rental Economy

The vacation rental and short term rental economy are only just getting started. This industry is more than Airbnb and VRBO. Short term rentals have existed in Victoria under a different name for decades. Learn how new regulations and proposed changes will impact these enterprises in the near future.

Liza Rogers

Co-Founder
Women's Real Estate Network

DEEP DIVE

Sunday, March 4, 2018

(Victoria Conference Centre)


 

 

11:00 - 11:45am

We found a great investment…but how do we FINANCE it???

In this session, Rae will break down how he was able to use very little of his own money to finance the majority of his investments…and how you can employ the same techniques today to take advantage of opportunities you may have not thought possible!

Rae Ostrander

President
Rae Ostrander Group


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Protecting Your Assets with Tax Strategies

There are literally billions in tax savings that investors could potentially take advantage of.  We will look at a few of those strategies as well as discuss the best structures for your specific lifestyle needs and your unique estate planning requirements.

Dave Puotinen

Tax Manager
RealFile Chartered Professional Accountants


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Scale Up Your Business with Systems

You've heard the basics now let's put pen to paper and dive deeper into the systems you need to scale up your business. Work on your business, not in your business!

Darlene Smith

International Award-winning Motivational Speaker


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Creative Financing – Advanced Strategies

In this session Kyle Green will discuss more in depth strategies on how to finance a portfolio to take your investing to the next level.  Other topics Kyle will discuss include 0-down financing, how to avoid “hitting the wall” trying to own over 5 properties, buying in a company name vs a personal name, the “Multiplier Effect” when buying commercial real estate and more. You won’t want to miss this informative session!

Kyle Green

Mortgage Broker
Homeline Mortgages


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Joint Ventures, Development and Mortgages

Rae will share important considerations for evaluating these different opportunities from both sides of the transaction.  Whether you want to be an active or passive investor, you will want to see what is behind the curtain on many of these opportunities so you can make an informed decision that will not only provide you the best returns, but allow you to sleep well at night, knowing you are in an investment vehicle that meets your risk profile.

Rae Ostrander

President
Rae Ostrander Group


 

11:00 - 11:45am

Building a Complete Real Estate Investment Team

Real estate is a team sport. You must have all the players aligned to be successful. Put pen to paper and actually work on who your team is going to be and how you are all going to work together to achieve success.

Liza Rogers

Co-Founder
Women's Real Estate Network

Randy Molland

Co-Founder
REInvestors

Steve Arneson

Co-Founder
REInvestors