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.
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.
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.
For the past 20 years, Frank Bourque has been involved in business consulting and construction. Over the years, he founded several successful companies and enjoyed helping others to do the same. In 2015, he moved to Ottawa from Moncton NB to pursue his passion as a speaker, writer, and business consultant.
Frank is now coaches full time internationally and speaks at some of the largest trade show conferences and contractor events throughout the US and Canada. As an entrepreneur, he is also passionate about real estate investing, business ventures, building strong partnerships with other entrepreneurs and growing long lasting friendships.
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.