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Durham REI June 12th Meeting

June 12 @ 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: June 12th, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Location: Abilities Centre Theatre – 55 Gordon St, Whitby, ON L1N 0J2

Cost:$100 per person at the door for non-members or choose a membership option.

Location Context: Our new meeting location is at the Second Floor Theatre Room overlooking the track at the Abilities Centre.  If you go to the front besk of the Abilities Centre they will walk you there.  Or simply follow the ramp up and you will walk past the Theatre. The parking lot is located on the West Side of the building along Gordon Street.


Before the meeting:
1. Bring business cards andprepare for networking at the end of the meeting.

2. Property deal sheet for 2min for members with a gift to members.

Agenda for the Evening:

* Introductions and Durham Updates

* Real Estate Investor Strategy Spotlight – TBD

* Keynote Speaker – Glen Young – From IT to Acreage: Insights on Investing in Farmland – reflects on my transition from an IT manager and residential real estate investor to an organic farmer. My own version of Clarkson’s Farm has taught me a lot of practical lessons on investing in farmland which I’ll share, highlighting the shift needed in approach compared to residential properties. We’ll explore topics such the business case for farmland investing, challenges and pitfalls to avoid as well as some insight into experience of starting a farm business. Join me as I offer a candid look at the challenges and successes, hoping to inspire and inform those interested in this unique and fulfilling investment path.

* Wrap-up and Burning Questions

* Networking and Developing Your Power Team

Speaker Showcase:

Glen Young began his career in engineering and IT, dedicating 15 years to the tech industry before moving into farming fulltime. His journey into property investment started modestly with a duplex in 2007, gradually expanding to include a mix of residential and commercial property before rapidly expanding into student rental joint ventures. In 2016, driven by a desire to connect more deeply with the land, he pivoted to agricultural real estate, purchasing a 105-acre farm in Northumberland. This farm has since evolved into Cold Springs Organics, where he grows over 50 types of organic vegetables. Balancing farm management with raising three young children and overseeing other investments, he has learned to streamline operations to maintain efficiency and sustainability.


June 12
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Abilities Centre Theatre – Iroquois Park Sports Centre
55 Gordon St
Whitby, Ontario L1N 0J2 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.