The Conference Board of Canada, a not-for-profit Canadian organization dedicated to researching and analyzing economic trends expects Hamilton’s economy to grow by 4.5% this year, the city’s strongest this decade.Â Read about the full article from the Hamilton Spectator here
Too busy to read the whole article?
Here are my takeaways:
- The city is on track is approaching 1 billion in building permits mostly driven by home construction, and will be a new record by almost 200 million over the previous record set in 2008
- Hamilton’s economic resurgence fuelled by a strong recovery inÂ manufacturing, construction and retail trade but the board does warn of a slowdown for the remainder of this year and next
- The city’s move to diversity its industries away from steel is the reason for growth
Erwin has been investing in real estate since 2006 and is a highly decorated investor and realtor. His list of awards and accomplishments includes:
â€¢ FOUR time consecutive finalist for the Michael Millenaar Memorial Award and 2013 WINNER for his leadership and contribution to the Real Estate Investment Network community.
â€¢ TWO time finalist & 2015 WINNER for Realtor of the Year for Ontario by the Real Estate Investment Network
â€¢ TWO time finalist & 2016 WINNER for Real Estate Agent of the Year by Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
â€¢ REINâ„¢ Ambassador (Endorsed Realtor by REINâ„¢)
â€¢ Silver award recipient by the Real Estate Investment Network
â€¢ 2013â€™s Top Player Award by the Real Estate Investment Network
â€¢ Regular contributor to REINâ„¢ Real Estate Report and Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
Erwin has owned and still owns numerous investment properties: single family, renovate and hold, multi-family, multi-family conversion, and student housing. He left his corporate job at â€œBig Blueâ€ to pursue his passion as an entrepreneur in investment real estate. Heâ€™s been featured in the Hamilton Spectator and been a guest speaker at several investment networks and has coached numerous successful real estate investors by focusing on economic fundamentals and financials.