The Founders

We're Sarah Larbi, Alfonso Salemi, Laurel Simmons, and Daniel St-Jean. We've all been real estate investors for many years now, and we all have different experiences and specialties, especially when it comes to real estate investing! We look forward to connecting with you as our REITE Club community grows.

  • Sarah Larbi

    Sarah Larbi is a co-founder of The REITE Club and is known as The Millennial Real Estate Investor, Speaker, Mentor.

    Sarah retired from the 9-to-5 job world on October 1st, 2020 after investing in real estate using the BRRRR (Buy-Renovate-Rent-Refinance-Repeat) strategy for the previous 7 years. Her portfolio includes a mix of long-term and short-term rentals in Southern Ontario. Recently Sarah has started acquiring land to build on and using the BBRRR strategy (Buy-Build-Renovate-Rent-Refinance-Repeat). Sarah is a speaker, coach, and mentor as well as host of two top-ranking Canadian real estate investing podcasts (Where Should I Invest? and our very own The REITE Club Podcast). Sarah’s results-oriented approach has been featured in The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine and 1010 News Talk Radio. She is often a guest on numerous North American finance-focused podcasts.

    Contact Sarah here.

     

  • Alfonso Salemi

    Alfonso Salemi is a first-generation Canadian of Italian descent and he is a proud co-founder of The REITE Club.

    Alfonso began his real estate investing career in 2010 & has been a full-time real estate entrepreneur since October 2014. Alfonso and his business partner Adam founded JAAG Properties which specializes in rent-to-own properties. They also manage buy/rent/hold properties. Alfonso’s & JAAG’s mission is to educate tenant-buyers, investors and create WIN / WIN / WIN scenarios for all parties involved.

    Contact Alfonso here.

     

  • Laurel Simmons

    I'm a co-founder of this club. I bought my first investment rental property many years ago and now work with my husband, Daniel St-Jean, in our real estate investing company where we specialize in rent-to-own plus some buy & hold and pre-construction condos.

    After over three decades working (and traveling) in the consulting world, I now travel to WHERE I want WHEN I want and for as LONG as I want (pandemics permitting!) My passion is wine and travel – in 2014, we moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario where I studied full time wine-making and viticulture at Niagara College. I have dragged Daniel to taste wines in places all around the world, including the wonderful wineries in our own back yard (and I've yet to hear one complaint!)

    Contact Laurel here.

     

  • Daniel St-Jean

    Daniel is an entrepreneur to the core! As part of his entrepreneurial journey, he has generated millions of dollars of business for his clients, customers, affiliates, investors, students, and himself. Daniel and his wife, Laurel, started their real estate investing business—Safe & Sound Real Estate Investment Group—in the Spring of 2010. Since then, they have purchased 60+ properties worth over $25 million—100% financed with Other People’s Money.

    Daniel’s big WHY is to be able to go on vacation and travel the world with Laurel at least 6 months of the year. And he’s making it happen because Daniel regards obstacles as opportunities in disguise! Above all, Daniel loves to help others, which is one of the reasons he wanted to start The REITE Club.

    Contact Daniel here.