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President and CEO of Trinity Group, Fred Waks, is our guest featured in this episode. Not long after starting his real estate career in the 1980s, Fred started putting together very large deals and hasn’t stopped since. He begins the show by giving a background on those times and sharing advice for people who are new to real estate in 2020.
Fred takes us through his storied career, revealing his thought process through complicated closes and career transitions. He also discusses how he and his company are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, including both the negative and the postive that he sees in it.
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Mr. Fred Waks joined Trinity in early 2015 as President and Chief Executive Officer, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a reputation as one of the leading developers in the country.
As a third generation developer, Fred most recently held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer at RioCan, where he gained national recognition for being an integral part of the team who transformed the company into the largest retail landlord in Canada. During his tenure, RioCan grew from $100 million to $15 billion in assets. His profile and expertise have made him a sought-after expert on real estate development with top tier Canadian business media. Previously Fred was Chairman of the European Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust and Vice-Chair of Extendicare.
Released: May 20, 2020