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The Canadian Multifamily Investing Podcast

Feb 5, 2021

When investing in real estate, you need to be familiar with your market in order to succeed. You can learn all about real estate markets from various resources, including association leaders with expertise specialized in markets across the country. In this interview we speak with Kevin Russell, Executive Director of The Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS). If you’re looking to learn more on Nova Scotia’s market, especially Halifax, this episode is for you!

Kevin’s 20 plus years working in the Multi-Residential industry with REITS and Pension Funds provides him with a wealth of insight into Nova Scotia’s rental market. Being Executive Director of the Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia for the past four years has provided Kevin unique perspectives from investment property owners of all sizes, from the small one unit owner to companies with over 6,000 thousand units under management in Nova Scotia.

In this interview, we dived into:

  • IPOANS: Advocacy, education, and membership services
  • Nova Scotia’s pre and post-rent control demands and its influence on the affordable housing initiative
  • How the pandemic has influenced Nova Scotia’s rental demand, especially in Halifax
  • Supply and demand of multi units in the Halifax market
  • Rent costs prior and post renovations in Halifax’s Peninsula
  • Kevin’s advice on steps to take when investing in commercial residential units in Nova Scotia


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Kevin Russell Executive Director of The Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS)



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