Our own experiences in income property investment are the reason behind our all-encompassing service offerings. Whenever we encounter problems, we implement systems so we (and you) never have to deal with it again. Since we’ve personally transacted over 300 properties, by this point we’ve pretty much seen it all. By investing with Tilt, you invest with a team of people behind you who truly care about your success.
Unbeknownst to us, 2002 was really the year that Tilt began. After an injury sidelined Jared’s professional hockey career, we needed a place to live. We were newly engaged and Edmonton was home.
We picked a nice $140,000 home in the Capilano area of Edmonton. We rented out the basement suite for $525 a month and took in a boarder upstairs for an additional $300.00 per month. The mortgage, taxes and insurance cost about a grand, so we dipped into our own shallow pockets for just $175.00 monthly.
We figured this might be a good way to make a living, so we started to get an education about investing in income real estate. We had some ups and downs. Jared worked hard at his day job (running a gym) and Krista helped organize the books. Our portfolio grew and grew, and so did the problems. Most of the challenges we faced involved Property Managers. It was so difficult to find someone we could work with, someone we could count on, someone with the drive and passion we had for creating a lucrative and streamlined portfolio of income properties.
So, as our portfolio grew–up to $14 million and 90 properties by 2009–Jared took on the Property Management role. He built our team with maintenance guys and assistants. Additionally, he developed amazingly simple, but surprisingly effective, systems for finding properties, locking down great tenants, collecting rents and doing the right renovations at the perfect time. He realized we needed specialized divisions for collections, renovations, and maintenance for seamless property management. We learned the hard way how to finance our multiple investments, and how to avoid the pitfalls that swallow up so many well-intentioned investors. We realized a few years ago that we had a wealth of expertise borne out of experience.
As a result, we began to develop the client side of our business to help other people do what we do. We started flipping houses and offering them at low property management rates to make income property more accessible for the everyday Canadian. Later on, we established an in-house realty division to give our investors the ability to easily buy and sell their homes in Edmonton. We also developed a mastermind program focused on investment coaching to empower our clients to be in control of their own portfolios.
There might be touches of blue on the house, but we’re all green!
Tried first property manager in Edmonton. Ugh, not a good experience.
Mind your step going in the front door! We managed this one even though we were in Edmonton, and both running other businesses.
Look at number 60 – we’ve moved up in the world! We got our first press too, as Edmonton’s Transformers, Champions of Business in Edmontonian’s Magazine.
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We start managing our own properties again. Mistakes led to pain, and pain led to a plan. We create our own systems, and hire staff. Our original name is A la Carte Property Services, but we can’t get the rights to the name, and it’s probably just as well.
With naming our company Landlord Rescue, but we attract the wrong kind of landlord.
Next step is to officially launch LLR. We get more press, this time an article in Real Estate Wealth Magazine.
We don’t flip out though. Instead, we create a system to generate revenue from properties. Later that year, we open the renovation and major repairs division of LLR.
First we make the finals for “Canadian Real Estate Top Investor Awards”, then Jared is put on the “Top 40 under 40 list”
We get serious about education and introduce Tilt’s mastermind program. We also realign our service groups to make it easier than ever to own income properties.
Teresa brings collections experience, knowledge, a sense of humor, a willingness to help and boxes of office supplies. Married more than 15 years to an amazing man, with 2 beautiful girls and a small overprotective lap dog. As a Landlord herself, Teresa understands the importance of protecting your investment and is determined to protect the rights of the Landlord. When not in the office or taxiing children around, Teresa relaxes with family, friends and a good glass of wine.
Heather was born and raised in Edmonton. She has a passion for
real estate and property management. Heather has worked with Jared and Krista since 2012, and as a result, has developed a knack for solving the needs of tenants and clients. She truly loves what she does. Heather also has a sweet little boy at home and enjoys all kinds of “Alberta sports” such as wakeboarding, quadding, boating and of course camping (AKA mosquito swatting). She recently started travelling the world for new and exciting experiences!
Brent is an easy-going guy who loves to spend time with his loved ones. He also loves living in the action of Whyte Ave surrounded by amazing food and culture. Growing up in the Edmonton area, he has great insight into the city and all of its’ hidden gems. When he needs a little freedom from the hustle and bustle he particularly enjoys hitting the mountains. Brent will usually say “yes” to try anything unless it involves extreme heights.
Dennis is an accounting and management generalist with earlier experience in several respected, industry-leading companies. He works with small to medium size companies (his career passion) because the results of his labours are so easy to see every day. Dennis especially likes to travel, plays racquetball reasonably well and golf not very well, and is dedicated to his friends and family.
Brad has been with us since 2012. When not overseeing the creation of a new investment property, Brad might be baking up a great cake at home! He was previously a chef and still loves to cook while spending time with his family.
Wade is a hockey lover with an affinity for meditation, yoga, hiking, cycling and about a zillion other healing metaphysical paths. Wade is steadfast in his commitment to positively impact as many people as possible on their path of learning and growth. As Tilt’s General Manager, Wade continues to implement creative systems that result in the kind of forward growth that our company gets a real kick out of!