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Stuart MacPherson

  • Date Joined REIN: 17/04/2010
  • # of years investing: 5

Areas of Expertise:

  • Raising Capital
  • Property Management
  • Rent to Own
  • Private Lender
  • Duplex - 4-plex

Investing In:

  • Ontario


Stuart MacPherson is a retired executive of the Government of Canada. He is an accomplished public speaker & trainer, successful entrepreneur, experienced real estate investor, devoted family man and active community leader.

Shortly before his retirement from the federal civil service, Stuart began investing in real estate alongside his wife, Denise. Within a year, they quickly amassed a large and increasing portfolio of income properties and co-founded SDMAC Management Inc., an asset management firm. Due to their significant expertise in real estate, Stuart and Denise were featured on major US television networks including NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, & CNN.

As the proud son of a Royal Canadian Air Force officer, Stuart grew-up exposed to Canada’s breadth of rich beauty and national heritage. Stuart returned to his roots in Ottawa, where he currently resides with his wife and business partner, Denise. Together, they have four grown children and five grandchildren.

How Your Coach will Help You Win:

The high-value proposition that Stuart offers his clients stems from his experience as a senior federal government official -- as a professional mentor, facilitator, and leader, this will serve as a major benefit to those eager to learn and grow under his tutelage. Stuart has extensive results-based expertise in planning, exercising due diligence, risk management, and execution; as evidenced not only by Stuart’s successful 30+ year career in the civil service, but also by his proven approach to real estate investing. Stuart’s leadership style is highly regarded by former subordinates, colleagues, and superiors, and he has been widely characterized as a thoughtful and caring person who sincerely wants to help others achieve their respective goals. Stuart’s expertise, patience, diligence, and well-established real estate successes collectively position him as an ideal coach who is dedicated to helping clients achieve their own financial prosperity through strategic investments in real estate.


Stuart and his wife Denise started actively investing in real estate in 2010, with the acquisition of a single family home which they successfully converted into a duplex property. Stuart and Denise later became heavily active and very successful in the rent-to-own market. Over time, they have increased their portfolio significantly, including the recent acquisition of their first multi-family building. They have also developed expertise in leveraging unconventional financing options and have engaged in joint ventures with other investment partners. Stuart and Denise’s real estate investments presently include an active portfolio of single family and multi-family residential units, and they have successfully closed a significant number of private financing deals.

Stuart served on the executive board of the Ottawa Real Estate Investors Organization (OREIO) and has made a number of formal presentations to that association since joining. Stuart has also been a REIN member since 2010, and he was instrumental in a collaboration effort with other members to open a REIN Chapter in Ottawa in 2014. Stuart 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 from DDBS.