July 26, 2018

Laurel Simmons

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. She’s also the Grounding
member of The REITE Club team – she holds the Founder’s toes to the fire and helps make sure the club’s
events are the best they can possibly be.

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 wine-maker
and viticulturalist 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!)

You can reach Laurel directly at laurelrsimmons@gmail.com.