Real Estate Outlook 2016 Conference



OZZIE JUROCK: President, Jurock Real Estate Insider

Ozzie Jurock

Topic: "REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK - World economic overview. Detailed forecasts for Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, the Island, Kootenays and the Okanagan."
Ozzie Jurock is a ‘Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada’ (FRI).
He authored Forget About Location, Location, Location (1998) and What, When, Where, and How to Buy Real Estate in Canada (2009), Real Estate Action (2010).
• Ozzie is the only Canadian real estate advisor with a chapter in Donald Trump's Real Estate book: Trump: The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received
• Peter C. Newman in his book Titans called him a 'Real Estate Guru'
Vancouver Magazine called him one of the '45 brightest people' in Vancouver
• Mark Victor Hansen called him "one of the wisest money men alive"
• He has also written hundreds of published real estate articles in The Vancouver Sun, Business in Vancouver, The Calgary Herald, The Edmonton Journal, The Globe and Mail, The Western Investor and dozens of magazines. (List of published articles).
• Several thousand people have subscribed to his weekly Jurock’s Real Real Estate Insider (Jurock's Facts by Email).

In his busy life Ozzie Jurock has served as:
• president of Royal LePage (Res.) in charge of over 7000 salespeople
• president of Royal Lepage Asia - Real Estate Companies in Taiwan with offices in Hong Kong
• president of Taiwan's DATUM Real Estate Management Company
• chairman of NRS Block Bros. and National Real Estate (president of US Real Estate company)
• He has served on the boards of the BC Real Estate Council, the Vancouver Real Estate Board, the UBC Real Estate Research Bureau and the Quality Council of BC, the advisory boards of BCIT and some of the largest Canadian Companies
• the president of the Canada Taiwan Trade Association
• as a judge for the Ernst & Young 'Entrepreneur of the year award' and still finds time to hold over 80 speeches a year.

Ozzie Jurock is known as one of Canada's leading business motivators,, Twitter: @77ozzie, Facebook, YouTube


RALPH CASE: Real Estate Action Group

Ralph Case

"Phoenix Multifamily Profits using the multiplier effect"

Ralph Case is President of the Real Estate Action GroupTM, an organization with monthly membership designed to help members take action in Real Estate investing.

Ralph is also co-founder of Worldwide Referrals Realty (, has been a speaker at Real Estate and Investment conferences in the United States and Canada, and owns a Real Estate development and syndication company. He is an author in the books: Real Estate Action and the bestseller: Trendsetters.

Over the last two years Ralph has participated with Joint Venture partners in the acquisition of over 500 units in the Phoenix marketplace. He is going to show some real life examples of “deals”. Ralph will also talk in general about how to find deals in any market, how to recognize them, and how to profit from them!!


DAVID BENSON: C.A., Benson and Company


"Canada: How to make your personal mortgage tax deductible - PLUS -Buy and hold vs flipping – taxation -PLUS - Use of a corporation for real estate"

David is a Chartered Accountant and partner at Benson and Company. Benson and Company provides accounting and tax services to small and medium private corporations and to individuals. David is a Real Estate investor himself and many of his clients have real estate investments.


CHRIS BIASUTTI: Director of Sales and Marketing at Western Canadian Properties Group

Chris Biasutti

"The North - Endless possibilities..."

Chris Biasutti is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Western Canadian Properties Group; a real estate company focused on providing investors with brand new, cashflowing properties. Chris will be discussing the explosive growth in Northeast B.C. and its immense potential for real estate investors. The population of NE BC is expected to double over the next 6 years and already in-migration to the region has caused rents to surge to levels equivalent with Vancouver. With record low unemployment rates, record high average incomes and a vacancy rate below 3% NE BC is positioned as one of the best places to invest in Western Canada.




"How to Make Money in Arizona"

Paul relocated to Arizona in 1985 from New York where he practiced law for a firm that subsequently merged into Bryan Cave. When he arrived in Arizona he participated in the development of four shopping centers and has considerable experience in commercial real estate sales and lease negotiations. Recently, Paul has focused on creative real estate – including in 2012 when he brokered the largest office lease in Metropolitan Phoenix (District Medical Group in connection with its facility for Children’s Rehabilitative Services). The transaction comprised 56,000 square feet, for a term of 11 years with a value of approximately $13.5 Million. This transaction also won the RED award for being the best adaptive re-use of space.

Paul is the author of several articles including “Yes Virginia, Office Condos Still Make Sense" which appeared in the Spring 2009 State Bar of Arizona Real Estate Journal. He achieved the prestigious CCIM designation in 2002 (a designation which is held by only 6% of the commercial real estate brokers in the United States) and has served on the Board of the CCIM Arizona Chapter. He is a protégé of Roger Fisher, author of “Getting to Yes” who popularized the phrase “Win – Win Negotiations”


MORLEY GREENE: President, Trez Capital

MORLEY GREENE: President, Trez Capital

"Stories from an Illustrious Real Estate Career"

Trez Capital is Canada’s largest private commercial mortgage lender. They provide mid-market property developers and owners with quick approvals on flexible short to mid term financing. Trez also offers private and institutional investors strategies to invest in a variety of opportunistic, fully-secured, high-yield mortgage investment funds and like investment assets.
They have built a reputation for providing innovative financing for commercial properties in major centres throughout Canada and the western United States.
With offices in Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, and Dallas, TX, they manage a mortgage and investment portfolio of more than $1.8 billion.




"Booming Alberta with an eye on Edmonton"

Gerry Halstrom is one of Canada’s most respected business voices with a stellar career that has spanned over three decades.

As leader in the Real Estate industry, Gerry is known as:

• “Heavy Weight” - Top Producer in Sales.

• A leader in Project Marketing (BC, Alberta, Ontario, International Destination Resorts)

• Senior Vice President to Canada’s third largest Real Estate company

• Real Estate Manager - 7 top offices BC & Ontario

• Professional Real Estate Trainer, Coach & Author

In the Real Estate Training & Coaching field, Gerry specializes in the key topics of:

• Application of Technology in Real Estate

• Sales & Marketing

• Selling New Homes & Condominiums - Project Marketing

• Gerry’s seminars are “legendary.” His ability to educate, entertain and motivate ! are among the best in the speaking industry.

Outside of the Real Estate Industry, Gerry has:

• Served as Vice President to a Medical Technologies company with sales in both Canada and the USA (2009 to 2012)

• Served as a Director on one of BC’s Chamber of Commerce.

• Enjoyed a 25 year career as a professional musician (Vancouver BC)

Gerry Halstrom

Suite 507 - 805 West Broadway

Vancouver BC V5K 1K1


DR. ROBERT IRONSIDE ABD Ph.D., M.B.A, B.A: CEO of Ironside Group


Dr. Robert Ironside ABD Ph.D., M.B.A, B.A, is the CEO of Ironside Group, a management consulting firm providing Finance, HR, Accounting and Bookkeeping services to companies in BC and Alberta. He also serves as the interim CFO of Wapose Medical Services in Fort McMurray Alberta, and is Professor of Finance at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where he has taught since 2008.

Robert was a co-founder and Director of Primeline Capital Corp., a junior capital pool corporation listed on the Alberta Stock Exchange, has worked as a corporate account manager for two of Canada's largest banks in both corporate and commercial lending and served as VP of Corporate Development for a TSX listed oil company.

Robert worked for 6 years as an independent consultant in over twenty countries and was the primary force behind developing the concept that went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange as Trilogy Resource Corporation.

He was a lecturer at the University of Calgary from 1984 to 1987 and a lecturer at the University of Toronto from 1987 to 1994 where he obtained his PhD. 604 546 7511


RYAN KOHL: Express Capital Mortgage Inc.


Ryan Kohl, a 14 year mortgage professional in the finance industry, is the CEO and Vice President of Express Capital Mortgage Inc. Ryan utilized his Bachelors degree in Business Management from UOP to serve as boost towards moving a company forward in difficult times in the US mortgage industry. Because of his nearly 4 year endeavor building “bankable loan products” for Canadians, he has been regarded an authority in his field for this niche. In 2011, Ryan was awarded by National Mortgage Professional Magazine as “Top 40 under 40” most influential mortgage professionals for his work in building new loan products for Canadians. Ryan brings his knowledge, structure, and inner workings as it relates to leveraging, purchasing, and maintaining investment property for Canadian investors who purchase real estate in the USA. Utilizing a few key relationships to start, Ryan began forging strong relationships with decision makers within banks and other lending institutions to drive home the need for Foreign National Investors. He has assisted directly in product development and current uses ongoing loan performance in hundreds of loans to Canadians as a strong indicator of risk.☺ Furthering to today, he has enabled Express Capital to have dozens of sources of financing for Canadians across almost any type of property. He is married with a 3 year old son and 7 year old daughter.


MIKE WINTEMUTE: Managing Broker, Sotheby's International Realty Canada


"Whistler - in full recovery mode or?"

Mike Wintemute has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1986 and obtained his Managing Brokers license in 1989. Mike sold real estate on the North Shore for ten years before taking on the role of Managing Broker for Royal LePage in Vancouver in 1994. Mike moved to Whistler in 1995 and held management positions for 14 years. Besides business, family and community is important to Mike and he has been a member of Kiwanis, assisted with Minor Hockey, softball, a member and Chairman of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce and other community groups. Mike has also been interviewed in major newspapers and publications, on television and is asked to speak on occasion at real estate seminars. Mike opened his own real estate office in Whistler the early summer of 2010 to provide more personal services to his clients and amalgamated with Sotheby’s Realty International Canada in the fall of 2010 to bring global marketing solutions to his real estate company.


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