I had the great opportunity to interview Lena Guirguis Author, Real Estate agent, on her books and speaking success.
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A Toronto native, Lena began her real estate journey in 2003 at the age of 21 with the purchase of a mismanaged triplex in Eastern Ontario to buy, fix and hold. By the age of 25, she had acquired a multi-million dollar portfolio and was running one of Ottawa’s premier asset management firms. Through her experience, Lena is proving to be a leading authority on Real Estate Investing and Asset Management. She is a regular contributor to Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine, has made guest appearances on several Television Programs like; Your Money and Real Estate with Mark Vosylius, The Everyday Investor with Rav Toor, Kapilaris Talk TV, as well as the Nikki Clarke show, and has spoken on stage at the Property Show alongside Scott McGillvary, Amanda Lang, and Don Campbell.
In 2013, Lena recognized a major gap in the support and Financial Education provided to women both in the Real Estate world as well as the Wealth management world, and she decided something needed to be done! With that, Lena founded Stilettos & Hammers™, an investment network focused on educating women and providing them with resources needed to help them take control of their finances and, assist them in selecting the correct investment strategies to meet their short and long term goals. Her goal is to not only help women achieve financial stability, but help them educate their families and their children so that the wealth will be managed and preserved long term.
While buy, fix and hold of multi-family properties will always be Lena’s preferred investment strategy, she believes that Investing is not a one size fits all game, and that strategies need to change as one grows through life. This view has led her to expand her focus not just to alternative strategies like land severances, Rent-to-Owns, as well as development, but she is also actively investing in short term flips in select US markets, and this viewpoint has allowed her to guide her clients to plan for long term financial success, with minimal stress and maximized results.