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Jul 23, 2021

Want to be a real estate investor? Then stand on the shoulder of this giant! Real Estate Investor, Thomas Beyer, immigrated to Canada with $1,000 in his pocket and turned it into an impressive $80,000,000 – and in a shorter period of time than you think! This week he joins Adam & Matt to share his secrets, his love affair with real estate, and how you, too, can acquire prosperity through strategic investing. Do your bank account a favour and listen up!

Jul 15, 2021

Here’s a resume many of us wish we had: twelve properties acquired in twelve months, 100+ doors and counting and best-selling authors… oh right, and they are retired (before they turned 40, we might add!). This week, real estate investors, Dave and Melanie Dupuis, join Adam & Matt to reveal their best investment tips, share their biggest mistakes, and take you through their step-by-step process for buying excellent revenue properties. We cover up-and-coming markets, vendor financing, and how to find a deal! The fall market has arrived – time to finish 2019 strong!

Jul 9, 2021

After the past 18 months, it’s hard to imagine that Vancouver real estate could go on another run, but there are some undeniable demand forces at play and today’s guest thinks the verdict is already in. Pilothouse’s President, Vince Taylor, joins Matt & Adam to put Vancouver real estate in a broader context and outline why home values are set to explode.

Fresh off of the launch of his recent book, “Beyond the Blindfold: Harnessing the Secret Power of Context”, Vince offers incredible insights in pursuing life through taking action and understanding your personal circumstances through a global lens. With decades of real estate experience in the Lower Mainland, Vince also explains how to make money in real estate, where to buy, and why right now could be an amazing buying opportunity. This episode will not disappoint.

Jul 2, 2021

After listening to Jon Stovell, one thing will be clear: this guy loves Vancouver. As the CEO and President of one of Vancouver's premier developers, Reliance Properties Ltd., Jon has engaged the city for decades and has a lot to say: on the problems of Vancouver, the future of Vancouver, and current real estate opportunities hiding in plain sight. This episode covers the failure of today's politics, the challenges in this market, and the best way forward. One of our favourite interviews of the year, this hour will not disappoint!

Jun 25, 2021

What is happening in the Vancouver real estate market? Professor Tom Davidoff, Associate Professor and Director of the UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at Sauder School of Business, joins Matt & Adam to cover all things Vancouver real estate. Is the Vancouver real estate market cooling? Will interest rates rise? What does inflation mean for the price of your home? And what would Tom do with your money looking towards the end of the year and beyond? Now cough it up. Our perennial check-in with Professor Davidoff starts now - class in session!

Jun 18, 2021

The Bloomberg Economics Dashboard just listed Canada as the second frothiest real estate market in the world in its “bubble rank”. Uh oh…we’ve been here before. But Is this time different? Mortgage Broker and owner of the Greene Mortgage Team, Kyle Green, joins Adam & Matt to discuss the key indicators for bubbles and what the current indicators mean for the future of Vancouver & Canadian real estate. Kyle also sticks around to talk current interest rates & potential increases, investment opportunities he sees for the latter half of 2021 and beyond & his secrets for how to win in multiple offers! We asked Kyle back for a reason!

Jun 10, 2021

The New York Times' Economics Reporter Conor Dougherty's book, "The Golden Gates: The Housing Crisis and a Reckoning for the American Dream" charts the history and politics of the West Coast housing crisis and its dire consequences. Sound familiar and highly relevant? You are not alone. It was a Time 100 Must-Read Book of 2020, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice & one of Fortune’s 10 Best Business Books of 2020. Conor sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss his groundbreaking research and it how it applies to Vancouver. How did we get here? What are the stakes? And, most importantly, how can we make significant changes in Vancouver and beyond? A must listen!

Jun 4, 2021

Opportunities only emerge when you know where to look. Anyone that understands Vancouver knows that the feeling of a neighbourhood can transform block by block but how should that inform your real estate decision making? Developer Jeremy Waldman & Project Marketer, Ben Amzaleg, sit down with Matt & Adam to discuss how their deep local knowledge of East Vancouver has led to the recent immense successes of projects like Strathcona's Assembly & Mount Pleasant's Habitat. What makes a great buying opportunity? How does understanding a community & the target market impact decisions from soup-to-nuts? And, most importantly, how can you learn from the pros who have built on empire on getting this right. Tune in! 

May 28, 2021

There are all sorts of excuses for not achieving your real estate goals - no time, no money, no stomach for today's prices. Well, today's guest has overcome all these obstacles and with staggering results: 260+ doors in under 10 years! Real estate investor, Adrian Pannozzo, sits down with Matt & Adam to chart his trajectory from police officer to real estate mogul. Want a plan to build general wealth? How about a sure-fire investment strategy that creates a market buffer and huge cash-flow? Today's episode will offer a clear road map to reach your real estate goals.

May 21, 2021

Did you meet your financial goals in 2020 and the first half of 2021? We know one guy who did and his logic and strategies provide a blueprint for investing in any market. Mark Ting, Guide to Personal Finance (CBC's On the Coast) and Partner at Foundation Wealth, sits down with Matt & Adam to chart an epic year of investing. Find out what Mark thinks is today's biggest risk to your economic well-being and his BEST three investments to take advantage of in today's uncertain times. This is an episode that gives you the skinny while making your wallet fat. Eat it up!

May 14, 2021

Have you ever felt like you wish you had a better financial education? Do you know people in your life who could benefit from hearing no nonsense, useful Canadian centered (we mean centred!!) financial advice? Past guest and recent author, Doug Allan, joins Adam and Matt to bring this podcast back to the basics when it comes to financial literacy (and real estate) in Canada. How should real estate fit into long-term financial planning? What do you need to know about taxes, mortgages, good debt, bad debt, risk and reward? And how can you make simple moves that set you up for a fruitful - and early - retirement? This book is for everyone looking to sort out their finances, from sixteen to sixty five. Grab your notebook!

May 6, 2021

Do you want a birds-eye view of British Columbia’s various real estate ‘hot spots’ but only have an hour or less? Are you a fan of loaded questions? In either case, we have you covered! CEO & President of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing, Scott Brown, sits down with Adam and Matt for a wide-reaching conversation about real estate in British Columbia during these strange times. Pop in and out of markets as varied as Vancouver and Surrey to Kelowna, Kamloops & Penticton to Vancouver Island. This conversation is chock full of insight across a varied landscape. Strap in – this is a trip you do not want to miss!

Apr 29, 2021

The Vancouver real estate market has been 'en fuego', but the verdict is still out on the balance of 2021 with early signs of potential cooling. Past guest, Finance Professor Andrey Pavlov, sits down with Matt & Adam to parse this unique moment in our real estate market and discuss the Canadian economy at large. What does excessive government stimulus mean for inflation, interest rates, and the housing market? What are the biggest risks facing real estate prices? And where would Andrey Pavlov invest your money in this current climate? You requested more time with Professor Pavlov and who are we to turn you down. Back by popular demand - buckle up for the roaring twenties! 

Apr 22, 2021

Every major urban centre has its fringe but how should that inform your real estate goals? Who better to explain than a leading development company who un-fringes the fringe! Anyway, enough about fringe. This week, Chard Development's President & CEO, Byron Chard, sits down with Matt & Adam to talk up-and-coming areas in Vancouver and Victoria and - better yet - how to spot them and take advantage! Take almost 30 years of developing, a dash of unparalleled expertise in the Vancouver and Victoria markets, and you are left with a riveting, info-packed Q&A that will have you reaching for your wallet. It might even have you wanting to live on the fringe... but not like Matt did in his Westfalia and puka shells in 2001. Level up!

Apr 15, 2021

Is post-pandemic Canada set to for sky high inflation? And what does that mean for the economy, interest rates & the real estate market in our immediate future? Carlton Professor and BNN regular Ian Lee joins Adam and Matt to discuss the alarming number of forces that could upend the value of a dollar in Canada, set prices for all things higher, and lead to interest rates heading skyward. So what does all this mean for your real estate goals and portfolio if money is literally worth less and borrowing becomes significantly more expensive? Stay tuned to find out if cash is trash. The professor is in!

Apr 8, 2021

As the Kelowna housing market continues to sizzle, we continue our two part series on the future of the region with today's guest: Kelowna's Long Range Policy Planning Manager, James Moore. With unchartered demand for housing combined with rising house prices and a plummeting vacancy rate, how will Kelowna handle the pain points familiar to cities like Vancouver or Victoria (think: affordability, density and a quickly changing identity)? Which municipal hubs are set for redevelopment? What will density look like in years to come? And should you invest in a piece of the Okanagan? All this and more in our last installment on one of BC's fastest growing regions. 

Apr 1, 2021

The Kelowna Real Estate Market is hotter than Matt in his Victorian bathing costume on Gyro Beach, so how can you get involved and where is the city and the market heading? Mission Group's CEO Jonathan Friesen joins Matt & Adam this week to discuss why Kelowna is one of the most exciting real estate markets in the country. Where are the best areas to invest? How will the city transform in the near future? And why are we so excited about Aqua Waterfront Village? Here's a hint: Luxury design, short-term rentals and boat concierge! Yes, boat concierge. Jon Friesen is one of the most thoughtful developers and industry leaders we've ever had on our show. Get ready to learn a lot and come back next week for part two with Kelowna's Long Range Planning Manager, James Moore. Giddy UP!

Mar 25, 2021

Revisiting Michael Ferreira’s State of the Union UDI address has become an annual event on our podcast. And, in the first half of 2021, what better time to reflect not only on the year it was in 2020 but also where the Vancouver real estate market is heading in 2021? This week, Principals Michael Ferreira & Jon Bennest from Urban Analytics join Adam & Matt for a far-reaching discussion on the current market trends, how the market has shifted, the hot presale market, and their outlook for the 2021. Get the latest take from the go-to advisors for the development community. You won't be disappointed.

Mar 18, 2021

BC is ahead of its vaccination schedule and set for a summer of love but what does that mean for the larger BC economy and the red-hot real estate market? Does a return to “normal” mean a more “normal” latter half of 2021 for the real estate market or do we continue to burn ultra bright? Central 1 Credit Union’s Chief Economist Bryan Yu joins Adam and Matt to talk about real estate and the larger road to recovery in British Columbia. What does the future hold for BC and will we build back better? Where are the potential opportunities in the market? And what are the biggest risks?  Central 1 has gotten bold predictions right before.  Tune in for the future!

Mar 11, 2021

Bold & thoughtful real estate predictions? Today's episode is full of 'em! Cameron McNeill (Executive Director) and Ryan Lalonde (President) of MLA Canada join Matt & Adam (Brothers) to talk about the state of Vancouver's real estate & pre-construction market on the cusp of the Spring. What will happen to Vancouver real estate prices when the borders reopen? Will our market see double-digit growth in the next 1-3 years? And which markets in the Lower Mainland will outperform? These questions and more, powered by MLA Vision and Intelligence. If you are considering buying or selling in 2021, listen to this episode first.

Mar 4, 2021

At a time when many potential Vancouver real estate buyers were trigger-shy, Todd Talbot was pulling the trigger on multiple purchases... and, his confidence has paid off. Todd sits down with Matt and Adam to discuss his investing trajectory over the past few years, including some big wins, some mistakes along the way, and some pro-tips for anyone interested in Vancouver real estate. On today’s episode, we get Todd’s take on the state of the market, his foray into development & where he sees big opportunities in the lower mainland and beyond. This episode is as much about mindset as it is about execution. Learn the tricks of the trade from a season vet who is consistently moving through the market. 

Feb 25, 2021

So you think your real estate portfolio is big? QuadReal, a Global Real Estate Investment Group headquartered in Vancouver currently has 10,000 residential suites across Canada and a portfolio of over $171 Billion. Yes, Billion! Shawn Gilligan heads up Research and Strategy for QuadReal's Canadian Division and joins Matt & Adam today to discuss recession-proof real estate, where the metrics favour, and why he's bullish on Vancouver real estate in general. Which Canadian markets will outperform? Can prices continue to rise at an alarming pace? And what are the biggest risks our market faces? We went long on this interview for a reason - it's information packed and value dense. Stop everything and listen up. 

Feb 18, 2021

With bidding wars, record low interest rates, frustrated buyers & ecstatic sellers, where does the Vancouver Real Estate Market go from here? RBC Senior Economist, Robert Hogue, sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss the Canadian economy at large, super-charged demand for housing, and the biggest risks facing Vancouver buyers and sellers. Which Canadian markets will outperform? Can prices continue to rise at an astronomical pace? How will the opening of the border impact our economy and housing? And what does this mean for homeownership and affordability in our country? Join us today to try and make sense of these questions and this historic moment in Vancouver Real Estate & Beyond.

Feb 11, 2021

What does it take to build a legacy in real estate? Colin Bosa, CEO of Bosa Properties, has the answer. After five decades of shaping urban skylines, the Bosa family has earned a reputation for quality, integrity & community. But this is not only a story of real estate development in an ever-changing city and market, it’s a story about humble beginnings, hard work, family, and unwavering core values. This week, Colin joins Matt & Adam to talk about building a real estate company, daily routine and habits, his thoughts on up and coming areas in the Lower Mainland, & his outlook on the Vancouver Real Estate Market for 2021 & beyond. This is a master’s class in real estate; get your notebook!

Feb 4, 2021

Sometimes discussions on the future of Vancouver, our city’s real estate prices, and urban planning are too pie in the sky. Not today! Director of Livable City Planning, Michael Mortenson, sits down with Adam & Matt for a grounded conversation on all things Vancouver real estate, breaking down pro formas, discussing city housing policy, and highlighting the various factors that make Vancouver one of North America’s priciest cities. Should the city get into building housing? Does the development community wield too much power? And can we ever expect a day in which we are not talking about our city’s housing crisis? You like numbers & facts? We got numbers & facts!

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