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Denise MacPherson

  • Date Joined REIN:04/15/2010
  • # of years investing: 5

Areas of Expertise:

  • Raising Capital
  • Rent to Own
  • Private Lender
  • Duplex - 4-plex
  • Alternative strategies

Investing In: Ontario


Denise MacPherson is a dynamic entrepreneur, respected teacher, valuable civil servant, and intuitive real estate investor whose success has been subject to international media exposure.

Denise’s career path took her on an impressive voyage from being a school teacher, to raising a family, to the upper echelons of the federal government as a strategic advisor; before she opted to leave the federal civil service and follow her entrepreneurial compass to become a successful real estate investor alongside her husband, Stuart.

Denise spent her early years in northern Ontario growing-up in the small community of Sturgeon Falls, before studying at McMaster and Laurentian Universities. Denise is fluently bilingual and resides in Ottawa with her husband and business partner. Denise and Stuart are active members in both their community and in real estate investor circles. Together, the couple have a blended family of 4 adult children and 5 (soon to be 6) grandchildren.

Denise is a successful and articulate real estate investment professional who has developed an excellent network of professionals. She is highly regarded and regularly sought for her advice and counsel. Since starting in real estate, Denise’s expertise has grown tremendously, much like her investing activities. Denise has success in a number of real estate specialties, particularly with alternative financing strategies.

How Your Coach will Help You Win:

In addition to her success and experience, Denise’s extensive career background in training and project management proves to be very effective in real estate, especially when helping others. Combining strong communications skills with her sincere, patient and sensible approach make her an ideal coach for anyone who is serious about learning from her.

As previously mentioned, her teaching history has instilled a lifelong respect for education, and as such, she is committed to helping people succeed. Denise can help all levels of investors: from first time home buyers, to seasoned investors who are looking to broaden or maximize their investment portfolio.

Let her enthusiasm, professionalism and experience educate and guide you toward finding your own path of financial freedom through real estate investing.


Denise and her husband Stuart started investing in real estate in 2010, with the acquisition of a single family home which they successfully converted into a duplex property. Denise and Stuart later became heavily active and very successful in the rent-to-own market. Over time, the pair increased their portfolio significantly, including the recent acquisition of their first multi-family building. They also developed expertise in leveraging unconventional financing options and engaging in joint ventures with other investment partners. Denise and Stuart routinely host a series of group support and networking events for new and experienced real estate investors.

Denise served three (3) years on the executive board of the Ottawa Real Estate Investors Organization (OREIO) and has made numerous formal presentations to that association since joining. Denise has also been a REIN member since 2010, and was instrumental in a collaboration effort with other Members to open a REIN Chapter in Ottawa in 2014.

Denise is a REIN Top Player Award recipient, a graduate of the REIN Mastery program, the REIN Speak program, and a recent recipient of a certificate of completion in the Real Estate Investment Advisor Level 1 program (REIA) offered at the DDBS.