Developer & Canadian Real Estate Investor - Shane Melanson helps real estate investors, professionals and business owners invest in cash flowing real estate - with a focus on commercial real estate.
If you're earning a high income and looking for a way to get out of the Time for Money trap, watch the Case Study Training above.
I help people replace their income with passive and predictable cash flow, where your money is working for you.
My strategy (what was taught to me from my mentors) invest in cash flowing, value add real estate.
For the past 14 years, I've helped Canadian real estate investors transact more than a quarter billion of real estate. In some cases, clients have been able to replace a 6-figure income in one commercial property * (not an income claim, requires hard work, dedication and capital).
There are 3 primary ways I can help you invest in real estate. Which would you like help with?
Commercial Real Estate Investing in Canada Options...
"Stop Investing Like the Masses". This was one of the first big lessons I learned when entering the world of commercial real.
Investing in 7 and 8 figure commercial properties is largely a relationship game. For the most part, the best commercial properties are not found on the MLS. Top Commercial Brokers have a database of proven buyers they take deals to direct.
- Commercial real estate is a more complex transition and brokers and sellers want seasoned buyers (deal certainty).
- Next, a 7 or 8 figure property has the potential for a large commission. If the broker already knows who the buyers are, it would make sense they would deal direct (to earn a full commission).
Canadian Commercial Real Estate Investing: My 3 Step Framework for Investing in Commercial Properties:
3 Steps to Grow Your Real Estate Portfolio & Retire Early
I started like many Canadian real estate investors- looking for a way to replace my 6 figure income.
I started buying and fixing up single family properties and renting them out. Most properties generated $250/month in cash flow., but the real play was the market appreciating 5%/year.
This was Calgary 2004- 2007. I had a fulltime job and in the evenings and weekends managed my real estate. I didn't have a family, so working long hours and weekends didn't bother me.
When the market shifted in 2008, I was forced to sell many of my properties that were not cash flowing. It was a wake up call- that investing solely for Market Appreciation was really gambling.
The Goal of Investing (for me): Replace my income investing in real estate.
In late 2008, my father-in-law, a 40 year veteran developer and commercial real estate investor taught me how to invest in commercial real estate.
We also worked with select Canadian real estate investors; REIT's, Pension Funds and Wealthy Family Offices. Once in awhile, a family friend, a physician, engineer or business owner would ask for our help to buy a apartment, retail or warehouse building. It was in helping these individuals make the leap into commercial properties that I saw a major gap in the market.
The world of commercial real estate (CRE) is tight knit. Not many outsiders understood the Game.
So newbie CRE investors could easily be taken advantage of and fall victim to the minefield of mistakes common in CRE.
Not understanding the "Game of Commercial Real Estate" is expensive. I've seen some investors lose millions because they bought a good property at the wrong time in the market. Or, the wrong property in the best location.
The Game, as I call it, is about understanding the Players, Properties and the Money and how they interact.
Unfortunately, many new commercial investors don't know where to start and few are willing to share the secrets to winning.
In 2019, I took on my first coaching clients. I enjoyed it and my clients got results - they were able to invest in their first commercial properties. Raise Capital. Build a team around them. Now, each quarter, I take on a small group of people with a sincere interest in investing in this alternative asset class.
To learn more about investing in commercial properties, click the link below.
Case Study: How Dan Replaced a multi-6 Figure/Year Income with 1 Commercial Property
How Dan Bought His First Commercial Property in 4 Months
Replacing a 6-figure income with just one commercial property? It is possible so long you find the right property in the right location.
Devoted to Canadian Real Estate Investors who are stuck trading time for money replace their income. The GOAL of this podcast is to help you start living LIFE on your terms. And the best way to do that is to eliminate any FINANCIAL worries but taking responsibility for your money and how it's invested.
Kind Words From My Private Real Estate Investing Clients
Shane is one of the few people in this industry who I feel I can really trust- amazing information, no bs, and always authentic.
Appreciate you Shane, for dropping knowledge as always. I’m a rookie investor, but feeling more and more confident by the day.
Shane's latest book (Club Syndication) is a great helicopter tour of the complex and scary world of investing in commercial real estate.
Shane's tips are simple, but poignant, and his transparency and genuine desire to help other sis refreshing in today's business world.
A fast and simple read for anyone looking to diversify their investment portfolio or begin focusing on commercial real estate investments.
Many thanks Shane for your hard work on this project.
It's certainly a great learning experience, especially on our first commercial property. We're extremely lucky to have such experienced team working with us, without your help and guidance we would definitely be lost and not able to pull it off.
Please accept our sincere appreciation to you, words cannot describe our gratitude but thank you is indeed from the bottom of our hearts.
I’ve been watching Shane’s Facebook videos and it has taken me on to a whole new investing path that I had no idea existed.
He is very clear and systematic in his approach. He doesn’t tease you with just enough information for you to need to go buy his material to get a full understand.
I would advise you to listen to the podcast now and start learning a new way to invest.