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REIN Faculty

At the Real Estate Investment Network, our faculty of experts is your ultimate resources for education, analysis, research and leadership in the field of real estate. The wide angle of knowledge and depth of experience are there to provide you with the best advice and guidance as you venture forth as an investor. Building your own expert team starts right here.

Sherry-Cooper.jpg Cooper, Dr. Sherry
Chief Economist, REIN

Dr. Sherry Cooper is in constant demand as a speaker and writer because of her ability to simplify and de-mystify the complex subjects of economics and finance. Sherry received the Lawrence Klein Award for U.S. forecasting accuracy in 2010, beating out a panel of 50 economists predicting the four-year period from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Cooper leads a highly respected team of economists and has been repeatedly cited as one of the most influential women in Canada.

PeterCuttini.jpg Cuttini, Peter
Partner, BDO Canada

Peter is a CA and CPA, and a real estate investor, who brings over 15 years of exceptional accounting, managing and business experience to our team. He comes to us as a well-respected partner from a midsize accounting firm that boasted 9 partners and 60 staff members.Peter has used his CPA as a jumping point to provide US tax return services. Peter attended the University of Waterloo and graduated in 1994. (Peter and George actually attended school together!) When Peter isn't hard at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Sandra and their daughter Sara. He is the President of the St. Joseph's Health Care Centre Foundation in Guelph which helps raise money for the hospital. Peter is also an avid golfer and a fan of sports in general.

GeorgeDube.jpg Dube, George
Partner, BDO Canada

Dube, CA, MAcc., jointly established the predecessor to Dube & Associates Professional Corporation, Chartered Accountants, in 1997 after several years with national accounting firms. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo's Master of Accounting Program, where he completed a double specialization in Taxation and Public Accounting. He also completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' two-year In-Depth Taxation Course.George is also co-author of "81 Financial and Tax Tips for the Canadian Real Estate Investor," alongside Don Campbell and Navaz Murji. A veteran real estate accountant and investor whose practice focuses on providing the knowledge and tools clients need to increase and preserve the value of their businesses, George is a frequent guest speaker at an assortment of meetings, events and workshops through the year. There, he addresses a variety of tax and accounting topics with implications for real estate investors, with a particular focus on tax strategies.

SteffanyHanlen.jpg Hanlen, Steffany
Master Coach, Presentation and Personal Performance

After completing her program at the University of Alberta in Physical Education in 1986, with duo specialties in Athletic Training and Conditioning and Coaching, she spent 16 years as an NHL skating Coach under contract, for the Edmonton Oilers and the St. Louis Blues. Since 1990 Steffany has worked with players on every team in the NHL. In February of 2006, Steffany was at the boards with her Canadian Champion Ice Dancers in Torino, Italy for the Winter Olympic Games. This is a first time a Performance Coach had been accredited by the COC and allowed to accompany athletes to this most coveted event. After 25 years of studying the mindset of champions, training in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Performance Excellence she continues to develop her coaching gifts. Steffany’s clients are successful individuals, yet they know ‘there has to be more’. Her focus and insights resonate with creative entrepreneurs, successful investors, wildly successful world class athletes and performers of all types.
Steffany knows the Journey of Champions, and helps individuals define and achieve their podium.

BarryMcGuire.jpg McGuire, Barry
Lawyer, Author, Teacher

A lawyer for more than 42 years, Barry's practice emphasises investment real estate. He is senior counsel at RMLO Law LLP in Edmonton, Alberta. Barry started investing in real estate more than 38 years ago and continues to do so actively today. Barry speaks to many investment groups.His popular 'Tales From The Trenches',teach through real life stories of investor legal land mines. Barry is co-author of the national bestseller, '97 Tips For Canadian Real Estate Investors'. This book was recently noted by Amazon for achieving 1,000 Days In The Top 100 Business Bestsellers. Gain insights, strategies and success stories to help you build wealth faster and save time and money. All proceeds are donated to Habitat For Humanity. Barry has published an educational newsletter for realtors and lenders. He has been extensively involved with the Alberta Real Estate Association in preparing and teaching credit courses for real estate agents.The Law Society of Alberta has also enjoyed Barry's help in teaching courses to articling students in the bar admission program. Barry and his wife, Donna, live in Edmonton, Alberta, where he attends to his passions of law, family and gardening.

HunterMillbourne.jpg Milbourne, Hunter

Hunter Milborne is nationally recognized as the "Dean of Condos" by Canadian Business Magazine. Through his firm, Milborne Real Estate Inc., Mr. Milborne has been personally responsible for the marketing and sales of over $10 billion in properties, having sold over 60,000 units. With over 36 years of experience, Mr. Milborne is well known for his entrepreneurial style, creative problem solving and innovative market penetration strategies. Milborne Real Estate has served hundreds of clients on a range of projects, from vacation homes to high-density multi-use developments in locations around the world.Selling more than 600 developments since its inception, Milborne Real Estate continues to hold a 12-15% market share in Toronto in an industry with over 1000 competing companies. The high measure of his success is evident in the large volume of repeat business secured, due to Mr. Milborne's expert guidance. He has firmly established Milborne Real Estate as the most dominant force in Canadian condominium marketing. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto he is a sought after speaker on the topic of Marketing and Sales.

ShayleRothman.jpg Rothman, Shayle

In 2004, Shayle Rothman was awarded his international Juris Doctorate degree (cum laude), specialization in Corporate & Commercial Law from Bond University (Australia) which consisted of international exchanges at Duke University School of Law (United States) and the University of British Columbia School of Law (Canada). Shayle was then immediately called to the New South Wales (Australia) Bar, and has since been called to the Ontario Bar, after articling with the RBC Law Group.Shayle Rothman's current legal practice focuses on real estate transactions, private mortgages, estate planning and corporate and commercial matters.Shayle has acted for major financial institutions such as RBC, Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Home Trust, Regency Trust, HSBC, ING and other reputable trust companies involving mortgage transactions. Private mortgage lenders retain Shayle to perform due diligence and consultations regarding the advancement of mortgage monies for both residential and commercial financing (including construction deals).Shayle has a diversified legal background working for the following: •McCarthy Tetrault, Canada's largest law firm •Ontario Ministry of Labour •Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, CLOC Division •RBC Law Group. Shayle has negotiated and drafted commercial leases and various commercial transactions such as the sale of local business and share purchase transactions.Shayle has advised clients on estate matters including drafting Wills for estates worth tens of millions of dollars. Shayle also advises executors and estate trustees through the minefield of probate and administering estates.