THE STORY BEHIND BOREALIS PROPERTY GROUP
Before starting Borealis Property Group I dedicated my life to marine mammal research and conservation. Pursuing that dream required many years of studying and working, mostly for free, on research projects in BC and all around the world. Could you imagine living the life of your dreams working as a marine biologist studying whales and dolphins around the world? It was truly amazing!
What I hadn’t realised was that living as a wandering whale researcher was wonderful, but it wreaked havoc on my personal relationships. In other words … it was difficult to have them … and my personal finances weren’t much better off. After some reflection, and after years traveling and working overseas, I decided it was time to come home to start a ‘normal’ job.
Initially, it was interesting and a novelty to work a Monday to Friday 9-5 office job, something I'd never done before. It provided me a regular paycheque and allowed me to be closer to friends and family. However, I was in my early 40s and just beginning to build my retirement savings; I realised I would have to work well into my 70s to retire with any level of comfort! It was time to do more to build financial security for my future.
Years earlier, a friend introduced me to the idea of real estate investing and I thought it was a fabulous idea. However, at that time, I still enjoyed my marine research work overseas and I stayed with it until, one fall day in 2018, I found myself walking through the Victoria Harbour to a hotel conference room to check out a Rich Dad, Poor Dad seminar. That seminar helped me understand the power of investing in real estate and how I could help myself, my family and other families. I was the first person to run to the back of the room, sign up for the full weekend seminar and then on to a full year real estate investing training program!
What I learned in my Rich Dad, Poor Dad training really struck a chord with me! Growing up, my mom always talked about the importance of having The Family Home … the place where we could celebrate birthdays and holidays together, where each of us kids could have our own bedrooms and where we could safely play in our own backyard. Little did I know that this new venture would bring me full circle to the seed my mom planted in recognising the value of The Family Home.
Since my initial training with Rich Dad, Poor Dad, my ongoing education in real estate investing strategies has included business training with JT Foxx (2019) and Trust Your Talent (2021-2022) including Multi-Unit Residential properties, Creative Financing, and Raising Funds For Your Business. During the business training with JT Foxx, I even had the opportunity to meet George Ross, a former judge on The Apprentice TV show!
My real estate education has taught me about the power of rent to own (or lease options) and how I can help families into their own Family Home while they build their down payment savings, credit, or income. I now know how fortunate I was to have had that Family Home when I was growing up…and I would be excited and privileged to help you and your family into your Family Home!