Real Estate

Entrepreneurship is about building equity and controlling what you can to build that equity

With two decades in capital markets, Kola Malcom brings deep financial experience to his chosen entrepreneurial career. Kola is an evidence-based mortgage planner with a relaxed. pragmatic approach focused on customizing mortgages.


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Thierry Joubert, investisseur immobilier détenant 32 millions d’actifs et 245 logements en partenariat, est reconnu pour son expertise en création de valeur dans la détention d’actifs immobiliers à long terme.

Travailler c’est bien, mais collecter c’est mieux. L’entrepreneuriat est avant tout un véhicule qui lui permet de poursuivre son plus grand projet : un système d’éducation adapté à la réalité d’aujourd’hui. Comment inspirer des ACTIONSSS pour la prochaine génération? 1800 industrialisation, 2023 informations, pourtant notre système d’éducation n’a pas évolué. Il met actuellement tout en place pour créer une nouvelle école où on apprend à se tromper et s’entraider pour se relever. Il rêve d’une société qui développe des citoyens heureux d’apporter une valeur à la communauté.

 


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The freedom and impact of being an entrepreneur

Robert Saunders is the Founder & CEO of Doormat, a tech company that wants to make real estate transactions dead simple. Buying and selling properties in Canada shouldn’t be so complicated. Doormat is on a mission to simplify the process by pairing modern technology with top-tier service.

A creative and self-motivated engineer and entrepreneur, Robert has always been driven to build products that excel in other people’s lives and has a deep passion for technology.


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Revolutionizing the way you sell homes

Jason Hardy is the Co-Founder & CEO of the leading real estate e-commerce software, Ownly. Jason has spent the previous 17 years serving the real estate development sector in both Canada and the United States. An industry thought leader and speaker, Jason previously held the position of President / Managing Partner at Chatterson, a boutique real estate marketing firm headquartered in Calgary, Canada. Jason is an instructor of Real Estate Marketing at the Haskayne School of Business’ Real Estate MBA program at the University of Calgary and holds the role of Executive Director of the Real Estate Development Institute of Canada. Jason also sits on the Management Advisory Committee (MAC) and Proptech Advisory Committee at the Haskayne School of Business and serves as Committee Chair at the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies.


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Bringing a bold and unorthodox approach to design and business

Amanda Hamilton is the founder and creative director of Amanda Hamilton Interior Design and Palette Archives. An award-winning entrepreneur and Interior Designer based in Calgary, Alberta working across Western Canada, Amanda is celebrated for her tenacious entrepreneurial spirit and vibrant persona. Her bold and unorthodox approach to design and business has made her one of the most sought-after creative minds in Canada.

Her debut satirical memoir, Not That Likeable: And Other Stories I told Myself was published in the fall of 2022. Amanda Hamilton unflinchingly chronicles her childhood exploits and coming-of-age story, in all their cringey glory. Riotously funny and spirited, Amanda balances unflinching honesty and side-splitting wit in this offbeat memoir for the proverbial outsider.

Amanda has been featured in numerous national publications including House & Home, Style at Home, Western Living, Montecristo, Avenue and FLARE. She has appeared on various broadcast programs, such as The Marilyn Denis Show, CTV, Global and Breakfast Television and was a collaborator for two episodes of The Property Brothers. A gifted and spirited speaker and storyteller, Amanda has delivered keynote presentations, acted as the Master of Ceremony, moderated panels and has sat on various panels covering a broad range of topics ranging from design to business.

Notable accolades include the 2020 WXN: Top 100 Most Powerful Women of Canada, 2020 Calgary Influential Women in Business Emerging Leader Award, 2019 Women of Inspiration Trailblazer Award, 2018 AWE Entrepreneurship Upsurge Award, 2017 Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Award, 2017 Silver Stevie Female Entrepreneur of Canada, 2017 Calgary Herald’s Most Compelling Calgarians, 2013 Western Living Magazine’s One to Watch and 2012 Mount Royal University Alumni Award.

Committed to supporting and elevating the voices of entrepreneurs, Amanda recently launched a number of internal initiatives including Hard Bar Friday, After Hours Podcast and Office Hours: Open Source Learning.

Amanda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Interior Design from Mount Royal University, received her status as a Licensed Interior Designer through the National Council for Design Qualifications and is also a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional. She is a mentor for the Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program and chairs the Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta World of Choices event. In 2016, Amanda launched a Travel Scholarship through her Alma Matter to promote design exploration.


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Enhancing lives and creating legacies

Kathy Yuen is an Architectural Technologist and founder of Phase One Design, a residential design firm specializing in designing dream homes for homeowners across Canada since 2006.

Phase One Design has helped over 700 homeowners design their dream homes. They have been recognized for countless awards (26 finalist nominations, 12 awards) and featured in numerous publications across Canada.

Kathy is a recognized business leader, public speaker, and educator for the design and custom home community. She has spearheaded various community initiatives such as educational seminars, and has made regular stage appearances. Kathy has been nominated twice for RBC’s Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.

You can check out her videos on the YouTube Channel ‘Dream Homes with Kathy’.


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A passion for transformational businesses

Robert Price is a founder and the CEO of Bōde, an online real estate marketplace that launched in Alberta in 2019 and recently expanded to Toronto, Greater Vancouver and the Okanagan. A member of Avenue’s Top 40 under 40 Class of 2022, Rob has brought together an all-star team that is turning the traditional real estate industry upside down. Bōde directly connects buyers and sellers to work out a deal on their own time, their own schedule and on their own terms, while saving them tens of thousands in commission fees. Previously, Robert was a senior executive at telecom leader and disruptor Axia, which provided next generation fibre-based networks to customers in Canada, the US, France, and Singapore. Robert is also an Advisor to one of Canada’s fastest growing tech companies, Symend, and has a land development partnership building high tech, sustainable communities. Robert has a passion for transformational businesses that empower customers with choice through exceptional experiences.


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Paving the way for future females in finance

Passionate, forthright and dynamic, Julie Shipley-Strickland builds strong relationships with her valued clients by understanding their goals, supporting their concerns, and providing thoughtful and strategic solutions. As a Senior Wealth Advisor with Wellington-Altus Private Wealth and a Senior Insurance Advisor with Bergh Tatomir & Associates, Julie provides independent investment advice, financial planning, insurance solutions, and clear guidance to entrepreneurs, executives, and their families.

As one of Canada’s few female investment and insurance advisors, Julie is paving the way for future females in finance with her strong leadership and dedication to women-led businesses in the community.


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How this serial entrepreneur amassed $1 billion dollars in commercial real estate development assets

Frank Lonardelli is a “serial entrepreneur” who has been investing and developing Real Estate since he was 25 years old and built and sold two of his former companies to public entities by age 35.

Since launching ASI as his full-time focus in 2012, the company has amassed over $1 billion dollars in commercial real estate development assets and has attracted dozens of articles written about its successful strategy and projects from both regional and nationally recognized business and industry publications.

ASI owns some of the most high-profile development sites on and around Calgary’s 17th avenue corridor. ASI’s focus is the development of “Live, Work and Play” projects within these urban areas.

Committed to innovation, strategic thinking, transparency, accountability and performance, ASI has become a respected and sought-after real estate company. Winning multiple awards including the PCMA Commercial Real Estate Deal of the Year, Frank has also been recognized as one of Alberta’s 2016 Business Leaders of the Year and was recently named as an EY 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist.

ASI creates projects which generate significantly higher returns than traditional Real Estate investment options. The company exclusively raises private equity from their growing list of accredited investors, family offices and institutional investment houses.

Frank’s proudest achievement to date is the launch of the Arlington Street Foundation Scholarship Program in 2009. He intends to expand the program nationally within the next 5 years.

Frank is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg with a major in Political Sciences and has completed the Executive Master’s Program through the Sloan School of Management.


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Building a real estate empire one property at a time

Bob Dhillon is the Founder, President & CEO of Mainstreet Equity Corp, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Mainstreet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:MEQ). As of Q1 2023, assets were valued at close to CDN$3B and MEQ reported its 23rd year of consistent, year-over-year, double-digit returns through its continued organic growth.

Year-to-date holdings currently consist of 16,802+ apartments across western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg, Manitoba). Along with its healthy balance sheet success, Mainstreet is a strong and proud champion of affordable housing.

In 2018, Bob gifted CDN$10M to the University of Lethbridge towards the creation of the Dhillon School of Business (DSB). Bob’s strong belief that education and entrepreneurship are the engines of national prosperity, along with his strong desire to give back to the province that provided him with so many opportunities, motivated his decision to make this substantial and transformative contribution. One of the primary areas of study at DSB is a world-class research and emerging technologies. Bob is also very proud of the fact that DSB was the first post-secondary institution in Canada to mandate an indigenous studies course requirement.

Bob is also the owner of National Payments, a Visa and MasterCard-approved merchant-processing business in the financial services sector.


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