Season 4 Episode 16 – Getting Smarter with America’s Rich Dad, Robert Kiyosaki

In our Season 4 Finale episode, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with Robert Kiyosaki, investor, entrepreneur, educator and author of the #1 best selling personal finance books of all time, Rich Dad Poor Dad. Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money and is arguably one of the most influential authors worldwide when it comes to investing and pursuing financial independence.

Robert Kiyosaki has been a long time inspiration and mentor for Carmen. We were very excited to have him join us to talk about his perspective when it comes to the market, investing, real estate, and constantly getting smarter. He shares that there is no risk-free investment, and constantly educating oneself is the best remedy to decreasing risk when investing. This episode offers an informative and fresh take on achieving success for novice and experienced investors alike.

Season 4 Episode 15 – Investing in Canadian Agriculture

In this episode, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with Agricultural Consultant, John Cameron, to discuss the very exciting topic of investing in farmland. John has an extensive background in the farming and agriculture sector, from growing up on and running a farm, to becoming a farm financing specialist and consultant.
As an experienced professional in this sector, John discusses how demand for farming in Canada has increased significantly in the past years along with recent trends that can create opportunity for investors. We dig into the details about how to evaluate farmland, current incentives and financing programs available, and last but not least, the return on investment investors can expect.
This is a very interesting episode about a perhaps overlooked real estate investment strategy that can yield substantial benefits for landowners, investors, and communities alike!

Season 4 Episode 14 – Accounting Strategies for Real Estate Success

In this episode, Carmen and Jordan meet with Jason Gibbons, Partner of RLB Professional Chartered Accounts, to discuss important tax strategies when it comes to real estate investing.

As an experienced tax professional who caters to investors, Jason talks us through various structures of real estate ownership along with corresponding tax implications. He also shares some fantastic strategies that investors can utilize to accelerate their investment growth and offset taxation where applicable. This is an extremely informative episode that will guide you to evaluate your current investment structures in order to achieve optimal success in real estate.

RLB Chartered Professional Accountants

Season 4 Episode 13 – The Reality Behind Real Estate

In this episode, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with husband and wife investor team, Kaely and Alex Pal. Together, Kaely and Alex own and operate Pal Property Solutions which specializes in solving complex real estate matters for home buyers, sellers, and investors. Their core business activities consist of buying and redeveloping single or multi-family properties throughout Southern Ontario with a goal of rejuvenating neighbourhoods, providing safe, reliable housing, and encouraging home ownership.

Kaely and Alex talk us through how they got started in real estate investing and when they decided to transition their business into a full time operation. They share what criteria they look for before investing in a property, along with some of their recent case studies, success stories and setbacks. This episode sheds light on the many challenges that real estate investors can encounter and how to overcome these obstacles to ultimately become more successful, knowledgeable and empowered in business!

Pal Property Solutions

Season 4 Episode 12 – International Real Estate Investing

In this episode, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with real estate investor, Glen Sutherland. Glen is a Canadian who invests and manages a large portfolio of properties completely from abroad. He started his investing journey by purchasing ‘buy and hold’ rental real estate in local Canadian markets. After a lot of research, he learned of considerable benefits to investing in the United States such as more favourable laws, lower property taxes and a lower cost of entry south of the boarder.

Be sure to watch this episode to learn about Glen’s strategies when it comes to how he picks his markets, what he looks for in a property and how he manages risk from abroad. Glen talks to us about arguably one of the most essential aspects of owing property internationally- how he finds a trustworthy team to look out for his best interests when he’s not a local investor.

This is an information packed episode that offers great insight and knowledge on how to successfully own and manage properties from abroad.

Glen Sutherland

Season 4 Episode 11 – Investing in Cottage Country with Cottage Life Magazine

In this episode, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with Editor of Cottage Life Magazine, Michelle Kelly to talk about recreational real estate investing and recent trends impacting home owners and investors in cottage country markets.

Michelle talks us through how recent shifts have accelerated certain market trends such as millennials and first time home buyers electing to purchase in secondary markets and rural areas where affordability is improved. We also dig into some success strategies when it comes to investing in and operating vacation rentals in cottage markets, along with unique tactics to consider when it comes to entering into the cottage market.

Be sure to watch this episode to learn how to create demand for your product amongst ever increasing competition, what you must be careful of, and how you can create positive and longstanding community relationships to ultimately increase your ROI.

Cottage Life Magazine

Once Upon A Stay
Instagram: once.upon.a.stay

Season 4 Episode 10 – The Power of a Trusted Team in Real Estate

In this episode, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro welcome guest, Ashley Wilson co-founder of Bar Down Investments. Ashley joins us virtually from Pennsylvania and shares her inspiring story of how she and her husband left professional careers to become full time real estate investors. Previously Ashley was in clinical research and development in the pharmaceutical industry and her husband Kyle Wilson, a former NHL hockey player.

Together, they have built great success which Ashley attributes in part, to having a trusted team of professionals and property managers behind the realm. With a focus on investing in and improving apartment buildings, (now totaling 600 units and counting) within different US states, a strong team enables their investments to operate efficiently and lucratively.

Ashley shares some of her advice on how to manage properties from afar, how to find the right team, as well as how she picks her markets and has scaled her business. She is a strong advocate for women in real estate, a published author and a true powerhouse. Watch the full episode to absorb all the knowledge this inspirational investor has to share!

Bar Down Investments Website:

Season 4 Episode 9 – Behind the Scenes of Real Estate Development: A Legal Perspective

In this episode, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with special guests, Maria Durdan and Bilal Mirza of Simpson Wigle Law.

As experienced real estate lawyers, Maria and Bilal share with us the “must knows” when it comes to development. Development can be a complex but very rewarding investing strategy. Ensuring you have the proper team in place to look out for your best interests is critical to your success. Maria and Bilal walk us through the step by step process when it comes to finding and evaluating the development potential of a new property, all the way to closing on a purchase and managing the construction process.

Watch the full episode to learn what’s entailed behind the scenes when it comes to real estate development!

Simpson Wigle Law LLP

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Season 4 Episode 8 – Investing in Pre-Construction Real Estate with Elite Developments

In episode 8, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with Kim Kopyl, VP of Sales and Marketing at Elite Developments to discuss investing in pre-construction. Elite Developments has built its foundation with 50 years of combined building experience. They have attained a reputation in delivering premier residential and commercial properties throughout Ontario. Elite acquires locations for communities which improves the quality of life. They focus on providing homes with thoughtful amenities, spacious layouts, health & wellness, and leading innovative features throughout.
In this episode, we talk about some of the current real estate trends we are seeing in todays market, along with the many benefits to investing in pre-construction real estate from a primary residence standpoint or as a rental property. Kim talks to us about one of Elite Development’s newest projects, the Ambrose Condos in Brantford, Ontario. Watch the full episode to learn more about innovative concepts when it comes to creating, developing and purchasing pre-construction!
Elite Developments Website:
Instagram: @elitemdgroup
Ambrose Condos

Season 4 Episode 7 – Build Better Relationships for Real Estate Success with Greg Witz

In episode 7, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with Greg Witz from Witz Education to discuss the importance of communication and relationships when it comes to success in business.

Greg is an entrepreneur, leader, podcaster, coach, mentor, father and CEO of Witz Education Inc, a training company committed to the ongoing development and training of today’s leaders. Greg’s sole mission in life is to challenge all of us to be better. In this episode, Greg teaches us some valuable strategies and tools when it comes to improving working relationships with others, managing a team, dealing with toxic relationships, along with how to become effective negotiators! (Especially when it comes to negotiating an offer).

We also dig into the power of mindset, and the key habits successful people tend to have in common. Be sure to check out the full episode for practical knowledge you can implement in your life and real estate dealings today!

Witz Education / Greg Witz
Instagram: @gmwitz

Season 4 Episode 6 – Large Scale Growth in Undervalued Markets

In episode 6, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with real estate investor, Robby Clark!
From starting out as a childhood actor, to going bankrupt at a young age, Robby shares an inspiring story about perseverance and motivation. Robby has built an impressive real estate business (among others), that has closed on 60 properties in a one year time span, and that has completed more than 150 projects within 5 years.

Robby talks to us about his unique approach to real estate investing which involves targeting cities and neighbourhoods in Ontario that are undervalued. Robby and his team will go into these cities and force appreciation by purchasing and improving multiple properties within a close proximity to one another.

Robby also talks to us about the importance of mindset and how that has helped him accomplish his goals. Be sure to check out the episode to learn more about his impressive strategy and high volume approach to real estate investing!

To connect with Robby:
Instagram: @robbywclark

Season 4 Episode 5 – Financial Planning for Success in Real Estate

In episode 5, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with Shannon Lee Simmons, Certified Financial Planner , Chartered Investment Manager and founder of The New School of Finance. Shannon is widely recognized as a trailblazer in the Canadian financial planning industry and has published two bestselling books titled: Worry-Free Money and Living Debt-Free.⁣⁣⁣⁣
In this episode, ⁣Shannon shares her fun and fresh perspective when it comes to budgeting for your first home or investment property. Shannon talks us through some of the top debt mistakes Canadians are making and how to overcome these obstacles, along with how to fast-track for retirement using real estate investing strategies! ⁣⁣⁣

We’ve provided an extended version of our episode not seen on tv! Check out the full episode to see why we are so passionate about about financial literacy and planning for your future!

Season 4 Episode 4 – Design to Profit – A Turnkey Approach to Development

In episode 4, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with Alex Mascott and Aaron Lattimer from Linwood Homes to discuss a turnkey approach when it comes to development. Linwood Homes is a custom home builder specializing in cottages and recreational properties. They offer prefabricated materials, over 400 designs to choose from and will help you develop, customize and build your dream home, hassle free!

Learn how working with Linwood may be a favourable for option for investors to consider as a more efficient, time saving and cost effective strategy. We also dig into the exciting Bluffs Bay project on the gorgeous Georgian Bay, and where investment opportunities may present themselves based on current market trends.

Linwood Homes
Instagram: @linwoodcustomhomes

Bluffs Bay

Season 4 Episode 3 – Development in Mobility Hubs

In episode 3, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with investor, Carina Guzman to discuss her niche investment strategy when it comes to land development. Carina focuses on investing near Light Rail Transit (LRT) routes and in areas with significant levels of planned transit service (known as Mobility Hubs). Watch the full episode to learn of many benefits of investing near mobility hubs, along with the process on how begin your journey into land development.

Season 4 Episode 2 – Canada’s Economic Outlook with Benjamin Tal

In episode 2, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro meet with the Deputy Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets, Benjamin Tal. Benjamin is well-known for his ground-breaking published research on topics such as labour market dynamics, real estate, credit markets, international trade and business economic conditions.

We welcomed Benjamin Tal on the show to discuss the current economic outlook of Canada in a very unprecedented time. Benjamin shares his take on the real estate market in 2021 and beyond. He also sheds some light on where some real estate investment opportunities may present themselves in the current climate.

Season 4 Episode 1 – The Highest & Best Use in Real Estate

For the first episode of Season 4, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro welcome guest, Ryan Carr on the show to discuss how to determine the highest and best use of a property.

Highest and best use helps investors determine the most reasonably probable and legal use of a property which results in the highest value of that property. Ryan shares some of the key factors he uses to evaluate highest and best use that considers the land itself, the structure of the real estate asset, and unique investor skillsets.

Watch this episode to learn how to maximize your return on your investment!

Season 3 Episode 18 – Creating Your Market with Andrew Hines

For the Season 3 Finale, Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro welcome guest Andrew Hines, who is a real estate investor, builder, and podcast host to interview them on a recent restoration of a heritage building! This episode discusses how real estate investors can generate demand for their investment properties by creating a unique and desirable product that stands out from competition. Carmen and Jordan talk about the importance of marketing and branding rental properties, and how this translates into increased rental income and higher property valuations, all well using the case study of the magnificent “Oscar on Bold”.

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Andrew Hines:

Instagram: @TheAndrewHines
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Season 3 Episode 17 – A Lifetime in Real Estate

Carmen and Jordan Campagnaro are joined by guest, GT Singh to share her 40+ years experience investing in real estate. GT shares her wisdom and knowledge from active investing, purchasing and holding rental properties, to passive investing in mortgage investments. GT is a true inspiration to us! She shares how she has utilized the earnings from her investments to create her own charitable foundation which provides scholarships for young women to attend college in India.

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Season 3 Episode 15 – Beating the Market

Carmen and Jordan meet with guest, Sahil Jaggi to learn about his precise strategy when it comes to buying an investment property. Sahil targets properties in the Greater Toronto Area that are poised for accelerated growth. Be sure to watch the full episode to learn his trade secrets when it comes to selecting a region to invest in!

Sahil Jaggi
Instagram: @minkrealestate