June 20, 2019

Laurel Simmons

Laurel Simmons—Real Estate Investor, Mentor, Speaker, Podcast Co-host, and Wine Expert

Laurel Simmons bought her first investment rental property in the early 80s when she really didn’t know what she was doing. Fast-forward to today, and along with her husband, Daniel St-Jean, Laurel is a partner in Safe & Sound Real Estate Investment Group which specializes in rent-to-own properties.

Laurel has spent over three decades working in the consulting world both with hi-tech and government organizations. She’s travelled the world as a consultant, speaker and trainer and finally, she’s travelling to where she wants to go WHEN she wants to go and for as LONG she wants to go without in any way having to worry about her clients.

As much as real estate investing has brought significant freedom to Laurel and her husband, real estate investing is NOT Laurel’s passion. Her passion is wine and travel – in 2014, she and Daniel moved from Ottawa, Ontario to Niagara-on-the-Lake where she studied full time learning the ins and outs of being a winemaker and viticulturist at Niagara College. After that, she began dragging her husband Daniel to taste different wines in places all around the world (and she’s never heard ONE complaint from him!)

Laurel acts as a co-host for “The REITE Club’s Real Estate Investing in Canada” podcast whenever the need arises. She’s also co-hosting a new segment coming for the podcast called “Mind Estate”. Watch and see what happens!

Laurel will mentor people in business only for short periods of time and only if they agree to do what she tells them to! She’s been known to speak at various business events AND she’ll help you raise money for your non-profit organization through wine-tasting events.

You can reach Laurel directly at laurel@thereiteclub.com