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Why the Rental Apartment Boom is a Good Thing for Condo Investors

In this solo episode, Andrew la Fleur presents an oral essay on why the rental apartment boom we are seeing in Toronto is a good thing for individual condo investors. There are 5 forces at play that when taken into account indicate a bright future for the condo market. Related Links Financial Post Article: Apartment [...]

Maintenance Fees Myths and Facts with Carl Langschmidt from

Carl Langschmidt is a top Realtor in Toronto and has been an industry innovator for nearly a decade. In this episode, we discuss Carl’s new and powerful website as well as his firm’s findings about maintenance fees. Some of the results might surprise you. Carl Langschmidt Interview Highlights 00:12 What to Expect in this [...]

Is Canada’s Real Estate Market 30% Overvalued? with Peter Norman from Altus Group

Peter Norman is Chief Economist at Altus Group and General Manager of Altus Group Economic Consulting. He’s been tracking the housing market for nearly 30 years and has been a real estate investor since the 1980s. Peter has consulted with the International Monetary Fund and gives us insight into the question of “Does the IMF [...]

Investing in $500 homes in Detroit with Darin McLeskey

Darin McLeskey is an investor, developer, and Realtor in Detroit. We talk to Darin on this episode about investing in Detroit's infamous "$500 house", learn about the risks and rewards of investing in fringe areas of the city, and Darin tells us where the smart money is going now in Detroit real estate investing. Daniel [...]

The Global Economy and the Toronto High Rise Market with Benjamin Tal of CIBC World Markets

Benjamin Tal is the Deputy Chief Economist with CIBC World Markets. On this episode we discuss the global economy including what’s happening in China and Europe, his positive outlook on the USA, Ben’s recent “Canada Jobs Report”, and listen to hear what Ben thinks about the recent trend of institutional investors getting into the Toronto [...]

Extreme Architecture with David Wex of Urban Capital

David Wex, who along with his partner Mark Reeve, are Urban Capital. Since David started in the condo industry in the 90s, he has been a trailblazer with a vision to build high design condominiums and get into areas years before they have gentrified. River City is a multi-phase condo community in the West Don [...]

Ben Myers on The Canadian Housing Market

Ben Myers of Fortress Real Developments just released his latest “Market Manuscript” detailing the current state of several of the major housing markets across Canada. I asked Ben about what the chances are of a major housing correction in Canada, which bank said that Canadian real estate is undervalued, and how oil prices might affect [...]

HST Rental Rebate Update with Mark Purdy of

HST rebates continues to be a very confusing issue for some condo investors – but they don’t have to be! Andrew la Fleur catches up with tax expert Mark Purdy to discuss the the latest on the HST as they continue their conversation from episode #11 of the podcast. Mark Purdy Interview Highlights 0:11 How [...]

Designing an Iconic Building with Peter Freed of Freed Developments

Peter Freed started out as a labourer at age 20 and worked his way up to become one of the top condo developers in Toronto. We talked about his biggest and most ambitious project to date: Art Shoppe Condos + Lofts at Yonge and Eglinton. Peter Freed Interview Highlights 1:03 What to Expect in Today's [...]

The Next Generation of Toronto’s Waterfront with Anson Kwok of Pinnacle International

Anson Kwok of Pinnacle International sits down with Andrew la Fleur and discusses Pinnacle’s upcoming mega project 1 Yonge, the differences between Vancouver condo development and Toronto condo development, and what’s in store for the next generation of Toronto’s waterfront. Anson Kwok Interview Highlights 0:13 Who is Anson Kwok and What is 1 Yonge Street? [...]

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