Property investors converge for Montreal forum

The Delta Montreal played host for the conference focused on helping seasoned and new investors increase their wealth through real estate. That professional development also put properties both in Montreal -- from multifamily to condos -- under the microscope. It also introduced investors to opportunities outside the city, including those in Detroit, through Metro Properties.

The event,represents the first foray in Quebec for Canadian Real Estate Wealth and its Investor Forum series, which heads to Moncton, N.B., and Vancouver, B.C., this fall.

Each event aims to help investors identify and maximize real estate opportunities within their own region and further afield.

Montreal’s appeal – with its low unemployment rates and current value in the condo market – has not gone unnoticed by international and domestic investors of late. Indeed, one of its own “local” boys, Dragons' Den start Kevin O’Leary, has deemed it as one of the Top 5 Sweet Spots in Canada to invest in as part onf the upcoming September issue of CREW.

At the forum, the timely topic of investing in apartment buildings in a seller’s market were brought to the fore by Michael Kurkdjian from Immobilier Baron. In this hard-hitting session, he covered the factors that investors should look for to spot upsides in any market and provide case studies from transactions.

The Investing Landscape of Quebec was also explored by a number of leading experts with the primary focus on such issues as investment opportunities in the region, economic development and risk management.

With more rental units in Montreal than Toronto, John R.Walsh, founder of Ottawa Real Estate Investors Organization, provided advice on where and what area to invest in the local market.

Spaces are running out for the next stop in the Investor Forum series. Click here for more information on Investor Forum Moncton and to reserve your place.

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