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Durham REI December 2021 Meeting

December 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Our meeting will start at 7:00 pm and doors will open at 6:45 pm and end by 10pm.

Next Meeting: December 8th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Location: Harmony Event Centre, 1011 Bloor St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K6
Cost:$100 per person at the door for non-members or choose a membership option.
Location Context: Located off Harmony Road/401 exit and travel East on Bloor Street East. There is ample parking at the event centre. There is ample parking.

**Proof of double vaccination and masks are required by the meeting facility**

Before the meeting:
1. Proof of double vaccination and masks are required by the meeting facility.
2. Bring business cards and property deal sheets for the networking table.

Agenda for the Evening:

* Introductions and Durham Updates

* Real Estate Investor Strategy Spotlight – Getting Financing Approved on Your Student Rental – Gretchen Casey

* Keynote Speaker – Gillian Irving – BEER, BONGS AND BASHES: A survival guide to maximizing your profits while keeping your sanity with student rentals.

* Keynote Speaker – Quentin D’Souza -The Action Taker’s Real Estate Investing Planner – Make 2022 Your Most Productive Year Ever

* Wrap-up and Burning Questions

* Networking and Developing Your Power Team

Speaker Showcase:

Real Estate Investor, Entrepreneur, Crypto Enthusiast, Runner
Founder of InvestInStudentRentals.com Gillian Irving likes to say she was an “accidental investor”, when buying a duplex in downtown Toronto in 2009 with little knowledge and absolutely no long-term plan. Although market timing was on her side to refinance and keep growing, she knew she couldn’t keep relying on a “hope & pray” strategy if she wanted to leave her job and provide long-term financial security for her disabled son and three other children. So, Gillian became a serious student of real estate investing and, combined with her skills as a former market research analyst, she established a portfolio of student rental properties across Southern Ontario. Because student rentals weren’t exciting enough for Gillian, she also opened a 30,000 square foot Sky Zone Trampoline Park in 2015 to really keep her on her toes! With good luck on her side, she sold the business just before the pandemic hit. Today she spends her days searching for her next real estate deal, researching cryptocurrencies and helping other real estate investors achieve their goals through her online course, coaching and JV partnerships.

Quentin D’Souza is a multiple award winning Real Estate Investor, and a trusted authority on real estate investing.  He is an Ontario Certified Teacher and holds two university degrees, which includes a Master’s in Education.  Quentin has appeared on local and national television and radio, interviewed in national publications, and has been a keynote speaker to large audiences of real estate investors.

Quentin is a proud member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and been accepted in to Tiger 21.  His company, Appleridge Homes, uses the Buy, Fix, Refinance, and Rent strategy on long term rental properties in Ontario, Canada, as well as with joint venture partnerships to create win/win relationships.  Quentin owns a real estate portfolio in excess of $80 million dollars of assets under management across Canada and the US and transacted on 80+ properties since 2004.

Quentin is the author of “The Property Management Toolbox: A How-To Guide for Ontario Real Estate Investors and Landlords,” “The Filling Vacancies Toolbox: A Step-By-Step Guide for Ontario Real Estate Investors and Landlords for Renting Out Residential Real Estate” , “The Ultimate Wealth Strategy: Your Complete Guide to Buying, Fixing, Refinancing, and Renting Real Estate”  and “The Action Taker’s Real Estate Investing Planner.”


December 8, 2021
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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1011 Bloor Street East
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K6 Canada
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About the Author Durham REI

The Durham Real Estate Investor club began in 2008. Whether you are just starting your journey, have been investing for a few years, or are a well seasoned real estate investor the Durham Real Estate Investor Club has many benefits to you.