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Current OREIO Executives


Rich Danby

Rich Danby

For many years, Rich Danby enjoyed a successful career as a TV Producer and Director before finally making the decision to pursue real estate full-time.  Rich Danby is a Professional Speaker and Real Estate Investment Coach.  He is also the Owner of Rich Ottawa Investments, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Investors Organization (OREIO), and Co-founder of REIN Ottawa.

With no previous experience in real estate, Rich profited over $65,000 on his first property, after renovating and selling it a year later.  He’s been investing in Ontario for over 15 years. Rich is an expert at finding and negotiating private deals and raising the capital required to renovate them. His preferred investment strategy is to “reno and refinance” into a long-term hold, working with many joint venture partners and private lenders. His portfolio is a mix of single-family and multi-family units. He has also invested in land development, rent-to-own, and flips for quick profit.

Rich is a father of 4 children and credits his wife for encouraging him to pursue his dreams and help others to achieve theirs.

Vice President

Victor Menasce

Victor Menasce

Victor Menasce is Managing Partner of US Real Estate Partners and author of “The Great Canadian TakeOver”. He’s a seasoned real estate investor with holdings in Ottawa and across the US. Victor has a strong track record and has held several executive roles in both private and public companies in Canada and the US.


Rob Lachapelle

I have been a real estate investor for 10 years now and a member of OREIO for around 5+ yrs. Since joining OREIO. I have been inspired to start and manage a small boutique style Property Management Company as well as obtain my Realtor license, all while working full time for the Federal Government. A little over three years ago I made the decision to leave my job and pursue a career full-time in real estate as a Realtor and also as an Investor.

Membership Coordinator

Mary Richardson

In her early 20’s, Mary obtained her real estate license; later she achieved the status of a Certified Associate of Project Management with the Project Management Institute; and more recently her Facility Management Professional Credentials from the International Facility Management Association.

Mary's professional career encompasses over 20 year’s management experience in business operations and customer relationship management. While holding senior positions in the residential housing, hospitality, and retirement industries, Mary was involved with strategic planning, marketing and facility development at regional and national levels, and has been responsible for portfolios of over 2400 suites and homes. In her career she developed and oversaw property operational budgets over $27M, major maintenance budgets of up to $8M, and developed long term plans for a large number of town home upgrades to improve rental revenues and customer satisfaction.

Mary remains very passionate about the Property Management Industry and works in collaboration with reputable business associates. Her valuable expertise is now available on contract for property owners, asset managers, and real-estate investors to assist with a variety of projects, including Professional Property Management, Leasing, and consulting services.

IT Coordinator

Brad Cartier

10 years of experience investing in the Ottawa and Montreal markets, primarily in new condo construction but now small multi-family. Brad is also a startup angel investor specializing in the property technology niche, with 6 angel placements to-date. Brad is also Head of Marketing at Hostfully, a San Francisco-based vacation rental software platform that recently raised $1 million in seed funding, led by Precursor Ventures. Most importantly, Brad is the father of four young daughters, making Disney Princess trivia his superpower.


Nick Holloway

Nick Holloway has over 20 years’ financial services experience with a variety of roles including corporate banking, derivative trading and hedge fund administration. Since arriving in Canada from the UK in 2014, Nick has taken a keen interest in real estate investing and with his extensive financial background, he has combined both experiences to becoming an expert in mortgage lending so that he can assist others in achieving their real estate goals.

His education includes a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from Birkbeck, University of London (UK) and mortgage agent programme from Seneca College. Nick takes a keen interest in understanding financial markets and studying economic trends. He believes that the basis of a solid financial plan begins with a thorough understanding of all the mortgage options available, and enjoys offering a strategic plan that allows households the opportunity to protect their wealth over the long run. Nick lives in Stittsville with his wife and two young daughters.

Speaker Coordinator

Kathy D. Latour

Kathy D Latour has over 25 years’ experience in financial services as an independent contractor helping families then as an internal compliance auditor teaching the Regional Vice-Presidents the very important “Why” in maintaining a compliant business model. Kathy travelled extensively as compliance auditor where attention to detail and meeting deadlines were imperative.

Kathy is President and co-founder of M.A.S.K. Real Estate Investors Inc. (MASK REI), A Real Estate Investment Solutions Company. Kathy manages marketing, acquisitions, financing, capital fundraising, sales and accounting and all aspects of communication. Kathy reviews offers to tender, negotiates contract and conducts an extensive deal analysis prior to potential procurements. Kathy has also surrounded herself with a great executive team as well as integral supporting affiliates. Members of the executive team have been through intensive real estate investment training and continue to do so on a regular basis.

MASK REI offers a wide range of options from helping families in distress; rejuvenating communities; offering rewards & incentives for lead generation; providing a venture strategy that is second to none; but to name a few.


Jessica Roche

Jessica was born and raised in the Greater Montreal Area. She relocated to Ottawa in 2009 to pursue her post-secondary education. Ms. Roche holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Service with a minor in public administration and a Master’s in public administration - all from the University of Ottawa.

Jessica is a dedicated public servant who developed a strong interest for financial freedom. She is an active Real Estate investor who is looking to expand her portfolio in Ottawa and in the Greater Montreal region. Finally, Jessica is an avid fitness professional who loves to travel.

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