Well-known in the Alberta real estate investment community, Dan became a mortgage broker when efforts to grow his own portfolio were challenged by conventional lenders. That situation coincided with the collapse of high-tech stocks, a seemingly unrelated business phenomenon. (dot com crash of 2001)
With eight investment properties in his own name, Dan saw the connection. He knew Albertans were looking for a place to park their investment money “and everyone knows Real Estate is great for the long term. I also knew real estate was a good place to make money and I knew that once I was a mortgage broker, I could help these people make money.”
Interestingly enough, Dan’s mortgage business developed alongside considerable growth in his personal real estate investment portfolio. In addition to his long-term buy-and-hold revenue properties, Dan participates in land development projects and buys-and-sells property into markets experiencing considerable capital appreciation.
“As a mortgage specialist, I have access to a large number of lender products. As an investor, I really do know how they work and the merger means I am in an even-better position to help my clients find more creative ways to finance their real estate purchases,” says Dan.
“You can bet that experience goes to work every time a client needs my services.”
The one thing that won’t change with experience and the changing market place is Dan Heon’s focus on quality client services. “No matter what your financing needs are, I work for you, not the lenders.”