Real Estate Investment - Minimize Losses & Maximize Gains

Are you interested in learning about real estate investment and all that it has to offer? Are you fascinated by how others are taking risks, investing their money and developing their real estate acumen? This course will provide you with the context, guidance, motivation and confidence you need to begin your own real estate investment journey.

Speaking from over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, the instructor will provide you a step-by-step breakdown of the various types of opportunities available for investment purposes. You will gain insight on how to evaluate these opportunities, how to make decisions and how to execute deals. Topics like joint venture partnerships, valuation methods, evaluating and mitigating risk, financing, leverage, and how to deal with banks, accountants and lawyers, will be discussed in detail.

Using numerous anecdotes and detailed case studies, the instructor will demonstrate how all these concepts unfold in reality. These real-life examples will cover a variety of real estate investment endeavours, including single family homes, multi-unit residential properties and building complexes, pre-construction condominiums, student rental properties, and fix-and-flips.

This course offers very practical and tried-and-tested insight so that someone who is beginning their journey with real estate investment can minimize losses and maximize gains. The instructor shares with you his own personal advice and words of wisdom, accumulated from his experience negotiating, managing tenants, drafting contracts, dealing with banks, doing due diligence, seeking interesting opportunities, creating innovative partnerships, and so much more. With his conversational and hands-on approach, he will teach you the ins and outs of getting started, making mistakes, learning from experience and developing your “gut instinct” in real estate investment.

Topics covered:

  • Benefits of real estate investment
  • Types of opportunities and their pros and cons
  • Deciding which opportunity is for you
  • Joint venture partnerships 
  • REITs
  • Valuation methods
  • Risk evaluation
  • Financing 
  • Leverage
  • ‘No money down’
  • Do’s and don’t’s 
  • Practical advice 
  • Case studies


Arun K. Mathur, FCPA, FCA, LPA

Founder and Lead Instructor, UltimQuest Knowledge Inc.

Arun is Partner at Gerald Duthie & Co. LLP, where he provides professional services to a diverse group of clients. Arun is also Owner and Lead Instructor at UltimQuest Knowledge Inc. He has been delivering corporate training on improving governance, ethics, internal control, performance measurement and related topics. He provides live and online training through CPA bodies across Canada and Bermuda. Arun served for several years on the Board for HealthForce Ontario Marketing and Recruitment Agency, and was also Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee there and for the Trillium Gift of Life Network. He has served on the CMA Ontario's Review Committee prior to the merger.

PODCAST: Navigating Real Estate Downturns and Investing Long Term

In E118 with Andrew Hines, Arun Mathur discusses his 30+ years in real estate investing and related how he was able to overcome the downturn of the 1990s, get back into the game and learn the mindset needed to be successful. His wisdom about the market made for a very unique episode. Listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google plus more.