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Mar 19, 2019


Ryan Barresi is the Vice President and Sales Representative at Cushman & Wakefield, a company that offers full commercial real estate services. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College, has gained more than 20-years of experience in this field, and has worked for some of the largest investment firms in Canada. His specialty is working with developers, owners, and investors to acquire property with the view of generating a regular income. He has worked in a variety of fields within the real estate investment industry including the buying and selling of retail, industrial, business, and multi-residential properties.


Ryan joins me today to share how commercial real estate syndication investing works and the potential benefits and pitfalls. He describes the difference between residential and commercial real estate and reveals what the typical investor looks like. He also explains why self-made business owners choose syndications as part of their investment portfolio and he shares the due diligence that wealthy people should conduct before investing.




“Commercial real estate is not risk-free.” - Ryan Barresi




Today on I’m A Millionaire...So, Now What?:


  • Growing up in Ottawa, how the city has changed, and the dramatic growth that Ryan has seen.
  • Ryan’s professional background in real estate and his move into creating syndications.
  • Ryan’s first highly successful commercial real estate syndication.
  • The risks of syndications, length of investment, and what happens when things don’t work out.
  • What the profile of a typical investor looks like.
  • The differences between residential rental income and commercial rental income.
  • Why wealthy people choose to invest in commercial real estate.
  • How to conduct due diligence before choosing a syndication and a syndicator.



Ryan Barresi’s Fun Frank Advice for Self-Made Millionaires & Wealthy Families:


  • When you go to the carnival and you’re trying to knock down the milk bottles with the softball, think of that game as investing. When you watch the carny do it and you think ‘I can do that,’ sometimes we can’t always do that.



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