REC Canada

Host: Simeon Papailias & Jas Takhar
Special Guest Speakers:
Patrick Francey & JG Francoeur

March 23, 2023 | Toronto
1819 Yonge Street

Join Trusted Partner REC Canada and the Real Estate Investment Network community for an evening of networking in Toronto!

REC Canada’s Founders Simeon Papailias and Jas Takhar as they host the Real Estate Investment Network community for a special evening of networking and learning. We will be meeting at the headquarters of one of Toronto’s biggest and best Developers, EMBLEM.

The evening will kick off with some Networking, and go into an Economic & Real Estate Panel, featuring Patrick Francey, CEO of REIN, and Brian Madden, EMBLEM’s Chief Investment Officer. You will learn from the Industry’s Leaders, exactly what markers and signals they see and how to leverage each in creating wins to your Portfolio.

REC Canada’s Simeon and Jas will then take the mic, and go over what investments in real estate need to look like RIGHT NOW, and how to structure them, in a way to limit your exposure to the market as well as getting through the next couple of years with amazing returns, and extremely LOW risk.


Meet Your Hosts

Simeon Papailias is a proud co-founder of REC Canada. He’s not only a highly respected serial entrepreneur but one of the nation’s top real estate thought-leaders and influencers. Fifteen years ago, he committed to having an unmatched work ethic and unwavering integrity in the field, which resulted in Simeon Leading his team to the Chairman Award at Royal LePage for a decade while expanding his network to include the country’s most reputable builders and investors.

He loves empowering the community by sharing his knowledge and insights with other industry professionals whenever possible.

Toronto native, Jas Takhar, has been in the sales and service industry for over 27 years. Soon after deciding to try his hand at real estate, he founded REC Canada under Royal LePage, and for over 5 years has successfully kept his team in the top 3 in the country. With 54 realtors and 11 support staff, the team advises and assists over 625 buyers, sellers and investors, yearly, across the Greater Toronto Area, resulting in a total of over $2.1B in transactions.

This year alone Jas’ core sales team has done over $300 million in sales. Jas’ area of expertise is in helping investors build out their real estate portfolios. Wanting to share his knowledge and experience with the masses, he wrote a book titled, Real Estate Intelligence, which teaches anyone how to buy or sell real estate on their own.

Furthering his pursuit to educate and motivate, he developed a love for content creation, and now not only hosts one of the top business podcasts in North America – The Jas Takhar Podcast – but also founded his own media company, From The Ground Up Media where he helps other real estate agents produce quality content. His hope is to provide inspiring education through his guides, seminars, and content to aid others in removing the friction from their own life in order to help them get from where they are, to where they want to be.

Brian Madden CFA, CFP, CIM Chief Investment Officer

Brian began his investment career in 1997 with one of Canada’s foremost independent research firms. In 2003, Brian co-founded one of the predecessor firms to First Avenue Investment Counsel, where for eight years he served affluent and high net-worth private clients as Vice President & Portfolio Manager in managing equity investments.

Subsequently, he spent five years managing a suite of balanced funds at one of Canada’s oldest and largest mutual fund companies. Immediately prior to joining First Avenue, he spent five years as Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager with a Toronto-based investment counsel firm, serving high-net-worth private clients in Canada and the United States.

Brian has been a CFA charter holder since 2000 and currently serves as Vice-Chair on the CFA Society Toronto Board of Directors. Brian also holds a CFP and CIM designation and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1997. Away from the office, Brian embraces an ethos of volunteerism, community and mentorship and is the proud father of a teenage son who enjoys spending time with family and enthusiastically exploring far-flung corners of the planet