Introduction Part I Key Message: The Real Estate Cycle: Your Key to Strategic Investing 5 Chapter 1: The Strategic Investor Mindset 9 Chapter 2: What Is the Real Estate Cycle? 19 Chapter 3: Market Predictability and the Real Estate Cycle Clock 31 Chapter 4: Key Drivers of the Real Estate Cycle 37 Chapter 5: Beware the Market Influences of the Real Estate Cycle 49 Chapter 6: The Boom Phase 65 Chapter 7: The Slump Phase 81 Chapter 8: The Recovery Phase 91 Part II Key Message: Putting the Real Estate Cycle to Work in the Canadian Market 99 Chapter 9: Critical Transition Points: Toronto--Boom to Slump 105 Chapter 10: The Toronto Market: Focus on Key Drivers 119 Chapter 11: Critical Transition Points: Calgary--Slump to Recovery to Boom 133 Chapter 12: The Calgary Market--From Hindsight to Foresight 145 Part III Key Message: Learn the Strategic Real Estate Investor Way 159 Chapter 13: Setting Goals like a Strategic Real Estate Investor 165 Chapter 14: The ABC Strategy: How Strategic Investors Plan for the Real Estate Cycle 179 Chapter 15: Investments Tactics throughout the Cycle 185 Chapter 16: Tactics and Risk Management 205 Chapter 17: Tactics and Financing 217 Part IV Key Message: Canadian Strategic Real Estate Investors 227 Chapter 18: Investor Profile: Michael Lawson 231 Chapter 19: Investor Profile: Byron Howard 239 Chapter 20: investor Profile: Tony and Jo-Ann Peters 247 Chapter 21: investor Profile: Chris Black 257 Chapter 22: Are You a Strategic Real Estate Investor? 265 Appendix: The Key Driver Scorecard 269 Acknowledgements 270 About the Authors 272 Other Contributors 277 Index 284
Don R. Campbell is the author of the Canadian bestseller Real Estate Investing in Canada 2.0, a book that providesindispensable advice to real estate investors. The creator andadvocate of the Authentic Canadian Real Estate System, Campbell ispresident of the Real Estate Investment Network(REIN). REINmembership exceeds 3,500 successful Canadian investors whoseinvestment in Canadian residential real estate tops $3.3 billion. Please visit www.DonRCampbell.com for Don's latest research andanalysis of the cycles, his seminar schedule and information onREIN. Keiran Trass is an international real estate cycle expertwho has extensively researched and applied his methodology oncycles for over two decades. His investment company, Hybrid Group,is based in New Zealand and specializes in residential realestate. For mentoring inquiries, public speaking engagements and researchassignment requests, contact: Keiran@TellMeTheTime.com. Greg Head is an IT executive, whose passion for investingin real estate has allowed him to create a successful porfolio ofresidential and commercial properties. His investing expertise andknowledge of real estate cycles has made him a sought-after speakerat real estate events across Canada. Christine Ruptash is the president of Strategic RealEstate Solutions, a private investment firm that focuses onresidential real estate. For information on Greg's speaking engagements or to contactChristine about investment opportunities please visitwww.strategicrealestatesolution.ca.