Speakers

MEET THE SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS AT THE EVENT

Brendon Ogmundson

Chief Economist

Brendon is the Chief Economist for the BC Real Estate Association and specializes in macroeconomic forecasting and housing market analysis. In his current role, Brendon is responsible for communicating trends and producing forecasts for BC housing market, and for forecasting the BC, Canadian and US economy. He is a member of the BC Ministry of Finance Economic Forecast Council and is also a contributor to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s Survey of Professional Forecasters.

Cynthia Aasen

SPEAKER

Cynthia’s expertise is diverse – real estate syndication, development, multi-family value-add and strata ownership. Cynthia has exclusively focussed on investment real estate opportunities for the past 25+ years. Cynthia is dually registered as Associate Broker, eXp Realty Canada Inc. and Dealing Representative,Integrated Equities Inc to be able to offer investors access both public and private real estate investments in North America’s leading markets. 

Since 2015, she has raised over $100 million in limited partnership equity. In addition, sold over 300 individually titled investor properties, offering “true” turn-key solution for active real estate investors – “You invest, we’ll do the rest”.

Current investment opportunities https://invest.integratedequities.com/

Brian C. Markus, LLB

SPEAKER

We know that legal action can sometimes be overwhelming and are dedicated to providing both lenders and borrowers with foreclosure services (enforcement & defense) in language that they can understand.  Through our understanding of the law and your understanding of the circumstances we will work together to define and accomplish the desired results.
 
  • End-to-End Mortgage Enforcement
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Demands for Payment / Petition
  • Writs (seizure / sale / possession)
  • Real Estate Sales & Court Order Enforcement

Anne Kang

SPEAKER

Anne Kang was elected as the MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake in 2017 and re-elected in 2020. Anne serves as Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training and previously served as Minister of Citizens’ Services as well as the Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors.
 
She immigrated to British Columbia from Taiwan as a child, and has lived in Burnaby for almost 40 years. She has been an active community volunteer since the age of 8.
 
Anne was a three-term Burnaby City Councillor before becoming an MLA, and has been a leader in many organizations that build community and support those who are vulnerable. Anne’s commitment to community was recognized when she was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 for her contribution to Canada.
 
Anne has a passion for life-long learning. She completed her post-secondary education at UBC, receiving a Bachelor of Music, a Bachelor of Education – Elementary, a Diploma in Special Education – Learning Disability, and a Master degree in Special Education – Gifted and Creative Learner, and completed two levels of Montessori Certification. Before being elected MLA of Burnaby-Deer Lake, Anne was a music teacher in the Burnaby school system.
 
Anne lives and works in Burnaby and has two teenage children, who attend school in Burnaby.

Randy Dyck

SPEAKER

Randy has been a top producing realtor for over 30 years in the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. Involved in ownership, sales, investing, project marketing, and developing.

Over the past 22 years he has developed and led one of the most successful real estate teams in Canada with averaging more than 250 transactions per year. The Eximus Real Estate Team has achieved many outstanding awards in the FVREB, eXp Realty, and RE/MAX: eXp ICON award, Top 6 RE/MAX Teams in Canada, Top 50 Worldwide. Multiple years earning the FVREB Team President’s award, RE/MAX Circle of Legends and most recently named one of the top 200 agents in Canada.

In 2019 Randy became a legacy builder with eXp Realty and High Growth Life and has 543 legacy partners as of today with approximately 30 new Legacy Partners onboarding per month.

AMY WONG

Associate Partner

Amy Wong, Associate Partner, a mortgage licensed professional at Concept One Financial Group. She brings over 20+ years of experience in servicing the financial needs of local and international clients. Amy is CFP designated since 2005 and has held positions in both global and national financial institutions, accumulating extensive private banking and retail credit writing experience.

Amy prides herself on truly understanding her client’s unique personalized needs and aims to build a strong and lasting relationship with every client.  She also understands that real estate is one of the biggest investments in her client’s portfolio and looks to uncover the best financing solution to fit her client’s lifestyle and budget.  Her personal commitment is to ensure the entire financing process is smooth without compromising on integrity and sincerity.

Tina Mak

SPEAKER

Tina Mak, Macdonald Realty, Founding President of Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), Vancouver Chapter.

Having lived on three continents and travelled widely all her life, Tina has always been fascinated with and been a keen observer of the differences and similarities between people of different cultures.

Tina joined the real estate industry in 1992 after immigrating to Vancouver in 1991, and she immediately loved working with clients from different ethnic backgrounds. 

In 2007, she started her weekly real estate radio live program on AM1320, with the goal of educating the Chinese community in Vancouver.  To name a few of her guests, they included Brendon Ogmundson, Bob Rennie, Ozzi Jurouck, Darlene Hyde, Elton Ash, Phil Soper, Dan Scarrow and the list goes on. 

In 2012,  she founded the AREAA Vancouver, the first chapter outside the US.  A non profit organization that has 17,000 members across North America.  

In 2014, Tina was appointed as one of the founding members at the CREA Global to promote international referral networks in Canada.  

Tina has always felt a responsibility to create better understanding between cultures and people, and to bridge the information divide that is all too common in this age of social media disinformation.

Aaron Guo

Stratosphere Properties

Aaron Guo is the founder and President of Stratosphere Properties, a company that aims to develop innovative spaces that foster growth. His company achieves this by dedicating its projects to the individuals and organizations who are pioneers in their fields. By doing so, the company likewise aims to pushing boundaries through innovative building practices.

Aaron has had a passion for real estate since a young age, as he saw the positive benefits that developments bring to communities. His vision is to cultivate change through projects and building communities that enables all to reach their full potential.

Aaron holds a BA in Economics and Commerce from the University of British Columbia. Prior to development Aaron worked in banking at CIBC and Yuanheng Developments.

Ben MUI

Speaker

Ashdown Capital is your financing advocate. We help position your business in a way that gets lenders competing for your business and puts you in the best position for success. Founded in 2017 with the goal to support mid-sized businesses procure debt financing on terms that worked for them, Ashdown has now grown to four teams and twenty brokers across B.C. and Alberta in that time. With over $2.2 Bn in successful financing since inception, Ashdown Capital can help you source all the types of debt financing your business needs, including; working capital, equipment, acquisition, trade finance, owner occupied real estate, investment real estate and construction financing.

Melissa Wu

SPEAKER

Melissa has been a REALTOR since 2003. She has gotten numerous awards including: Top 1% for 9 years, and Top 10% for 17 years from the REBGV.

During her real estate career, Melissa has been searching for ways to share her experience or to mentor new agents, and offer coaching programs for agents to improve productivity. With this in mind, in 2017, she co-founded a boutique luxury brokerage and on-boarded over 125 agents, and the brokerage total sales volume of over $500 million in 2 years. However, the brokerage was not profitable due to brick and mortar expenses, operational costs and legal liability. From this experience, she learned that the traditional brokerage model is broken.

She is now very happy to be in eXp Realty where it is like owning **an international worldwide** brokerage but without the brokerage liability. She is now also starting a Top Realtor’s Coaching Program. For more information scan the QR code below and fill in your information for a complimentary 15 minutes one on one session.

In her free time, she enjoys self development, traveling, fishing, boating and hiking with Realtor friends.