Opportunity Amidst Chaos

Gary Mauris is the co-founder, president, and CEO of Dominion Lending Centres; CEO of Mortgage Centre Canada; and Chairman of Mortgage Architects. As an expert in the field, Gary has a unique perspective on mortgages and real estate markets across Canada during this global pandemic.  With concern comes opportunity—which is exactly what Gary is doing with the current COVID crisis. Gary will…

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst: What COVID-19 Means for Canadian Investors

With over 1430 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada*, including 20 deaths, apprehension for the future is natural and expected. These are unprecedented times and the impact of the coronavirus on the Canadian economy and real estate is ever-changing and evolving. The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest market…

In the Mood!

“There is loss. If you resist loss you get morose. When you accept the loss, when you experience the sadness, then you take the next breath—good. Now, what is the opportunity in front of you.” Alan Cahn  We have likely all experienced a full spectrum of feelings and emotions throughout the last three…

REIN Report: Canada’s Major Housing Markets are Slumping—Except One

Months into the pandemic, investors find themselves in greater uncertainty as real estate markets begin to plunge. This is consistent with findings of the Real Estate Investment Network’s (REIN) Real Estate Cycle Update: COVID-19 Special Report – May 2020 where we looked at provincial real estate market outlooks for the…

A Curious Mind Inspires Possibility

“I think there’s going to be a much higher primacy placed on trust. Trusting brands. That should inform the way that we, in turn, respond to our customers. We need to respond more transparently; what happens behind the scenes has to come to the front of the house now.” Charles McKee  What…

Are You Ready for What’s Next?

Dave Steele is the CEO of Western Canadian Properties Group, a developer focused on working with investors in the top high growth markets in North America. Dave recently joined Patrick Francey and JG Francoeur to talk about his keynote topic for REIN’s COVID Crisis Conference: Strategies, Opportunities, Solutions.  Are you ready…

Your Is-ness is Our Business

Training for adversity is one thing, but when faced with the reality of adversity, how do we thrive and persevere through it? COVID-19 is impacting individuals, businesses, communities, and the economy on a global level—how are you dealing with it? How we deal with adversity is what sets champions apart, according…

Aligning Opportunity to Grow Stronger

“Now is not a time for selling; now is a time for servicing. Reach out and build those relationships, purify your database, do something good. When you come out of this thing, if you use your time effectively, you’re going to be much stronger than so many other people. And…

The Response is Everything

“Adversity = life. It’s the most timeless, universal facet of our journey.”Dr. Paul Stoltz Grit isn’t only about facing and overcoming huge challenges in our lives. Sometimes, it’s about facing the hour-to-hour reality of working at home with your whole family in self-isolation, job loss, or caring for a sick loved one. The work is…

Heeding the Call to a Courageous Life

“That’s what we do. We deny the parts of ourselves that are the most authentic expression of who we are in this world. It takes a ton of energy, it’s exhausting, but we don’t even realize how exhausting it is until we finally own up to it.” Philip McKernan  Why…

In It to Win It Together

“We want to be part of people’s space to help them get grounded, to be a part of their journey forward in a really powerful way–an innovative way–and a way that drives success for them.” Patrick Francey  You’ve heard it said numerous times already: We are in unprecedented times. Though the full impact…

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