We have a track record of working with both investors who are just starting out and who aspire to build wealth and cash flow through income properties as well as those who are more established and already own multiple properties and who are now looking to and scale into more properties, a sophisticated property type and/or strategies such as apartment buildings and/or development or simply looking to optimize their current capital structure to increase cash flow and/or save on interest. 

We are not your typical mortgage broker who would get you just a pre-approval or a mortgage when you have a purchase. Rather, we are your strategic financing partner who’s got your back, will help you uncover financing possibilities and implement financing in a smart and strategic manner throughout your investment journey.

Through our advisory and implementation methodologies, you will reach your dreams sooner, manage risk as you scale up, and avoid the costly mistakes. 

We will help you understand, plan and tap into all the capital sources available to you, and we’ll guide you through the HOWs and WHENs of using each of these sources effectively to grow your portfolio.


Traditional Financing with "A" Lenders (The Banks)

Alternative Financing with "B" Lenders and Credit Unions

Private Money

Commercial Financing

RRSP Financing

Joint Ventures and Other People's Money (OPM)


We are in the business of elevating and touching the lives of Canadians.

Our mission is to help you financially prosper through property investing and help create abundance, peace of mind and time freedom.

Life is about making a positive impact.

We believe that as we help you accelerate the growth of your wealth and cash flow through Real Estate investing, you will not only have more choices and make a larger impact for yourself and your family but that impact will ripple to others as you make a difference in the lives of the communities you support and those who you cross paths with.

We bring crystal clear clarity to how you will fund your real estate investment plans and empower you with actionable advice that is rooted in deep knowledge of investment property financing and investing.

We unlock possibilities for you and will travel the path least traveled to find innovative financing solutions and we go above and beyond.

We listen with compassion and we care deeply about your financial well-being.

We strive to be the best in class income property advisors on the street by evolving personally and professionally through continuous learning.

We nurture a culture of high performance, entrepreneurship, leadership, and personal and professional development that pushes us beyond our comfort zone.

Our culture is one of gratitude, collaboration and appreciation for our unique individual talents.


Dalia Barsoum
Founder, Streetwise Mortgages and Best Selling Author | Mortgage Broker #M10002084 1-800-208-6255 x100

Dalia Barsoum is the founder of Streetwise Wealth, a boutique real estate wealth advisory firm and Streetwise Mortgages, a multi award winning brokerage specializing in income property financing and Canada’s #1 small markets broker (aka rental markets) as ranked by Canadian Mortgage Professionals.
The team has funded over $1 Billion dollars of mortgage volume and over 2700 of mortgage transactions  ranging from residential, multi family, mixed use and construction projects.
Dalia is the best-selling author of Canadian investor financing : 7 Secrets to Getting All the Money you want, a columnist for Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine and has been recognized as a Global 100 mortgage professional, one Canada’s top 10 brokers and a woman of influence.
Through strategic real estate financing advice, sophisticated deal structuring solutions and access/understanding of all the money tools and capital structures investors use to grow (private money, traditional mortgages, alternative mortgages, GP/LP structures, corporate capital structures and Joint Ventures), Dalia and her team have helped thousands of Canadians kick start their real estate investment journey and take their portfolios to the next level while managing risk
Neil Oliver
Practice Lead for Rent to Own Property Financing | Mortgage Agent Level 2 #M18000692 416-662-8183

Neil Oliver heads up the Rent to Own financing solutions at Streetwise Mortgages.

He works with tenant buyers who are looking to get into home ownership and are finding it hard to qualify under the new mortgage rules or other factors that have temporarily impacted their credit or purchasing power. Neil also works with Real Estate investors who are looking to diversify their portfolio holdings through a Rent to Own strategy.

To date, Neil has helped over 250 families Rent to Own. He has been instrumental in helping many families get back on their feet and in helping them get ahead financially.

Neil is an international best-selling author, mentor and mortgage agent.

After 20+ years in marketing and project management, Neil decided to escape the rat race in 2010 to invest both his time and money in real estate.

After investigating different real estate strategies, together with his wife, Neil re-engineered the traditional Rent to Own model to empower more credit-challenged homebuyers to get their foot in the “real estate door” and help them to become homeowners by the end of their Rent to Own term.

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Jesse Town
Director, Streetwise Private Capital 1-800-208-6255 x117

With 0ver 20 years experience in the Mortgage industry, Jesse has a diverse background of servicing various home financing channels. With experience ranging from providing administrative and underwriting support to some of the nation’s top-level Brokers and Agents, to working as an inside and outside sales representative with a number of Canada’s top institutional brands, Jesse brings a wealth of experience that assists him in his current role as an educator and advocate for the Streetwise brand, as well as to the amazing partners we deal with everyday.

Having transitioned into the realm of Business Development over the past 5 years, Jesse has excelled in identifying, building and nurturing new relationships while also providing optimum care and attention to his established managed accounts. His most recent focus has revolved around the Private Lending vertical, specializing in the residential market and strategic investment property files. With a personal foundational mandate of focused, immediate engagement of all inquiries with efficient and effective communication, Jesse is constantly looking for ways to improve processes in his efforts to be a leader in his craft.

Away from the office, Jesse coaches Select baseball in the Durham Region which is where he calls home with his partner and their 6 teenage children. Additionally, he enjoys spending his down-time on the golf course or catching a Blue Jays game with his family.

Kellie Molnar
Account Manager & Senior Mortgage Advisor | Mortgage Agent Level 2 #M16000200 1-800-208-6255 x103

Kellie’s mortgage advisory career has been focused on building portfolios for real estate investor clients. Having completed hundreds of mortgages for clients ranging from first-timers to seasoned investors with large portfolios, Kellie has gained valuable knowledge and experience about how to structure financing for investment properties to enable clients to grow and scale-up. She has also seen and solved nearly any issue that may arise in the financing process throughout her years in the industry. Kellie also serves as Head of Underwriting at Streetwise where she oversees our other underwriters, assists with training and provides guidance to the team on how to tackle challenging files.

Kellie has a solid track record of building positive client relationships and client experience, a skill set learned in her previous experience in the fundraising industry.

As a mother of four and grandmother to two, Kellie and her husband reside in Barrie. When not helping clients with their financial goals, Kellie enjoys working out, reading and spending time with her family when they return home for weekends and holidays.

Raheleh Aghdasi Asl
Account Manager & Senior Mortgage Advisor | Mortgage Broker #M11002079 1-800-208-6255 x104

After completing her Bachelor in Accounting and Finance from Seneca College Raheleh began her mortgage career working with various leading brokerages in the industry.

Her background in finance and over 12 years of hands-on experience as a mortgage Broker have given her a wealth of knowledge that she uses every day to help her clients. She has worked with a wide range of clients from first-time home buyers to sophisticated real estate investors with large portfolios.

Raheleh enjoys using her vast knowledge of available financing options to help her clients achieve their goals by making sure to strategically use the right financing options at the right time as they build their portfolios.

Elena Miller
Account Manager & Senior Mortgage Advisor | Mortgage Broker #M16002028 1-800-208-6255 x105

Elena’s mortgage advisory career started in a client care role, which has built a solid foundation of putting client’s needs first. In her existing role as an Account Manager and Senior Mortgage Advisor, she brings a high level of mortgage knowledge matching clients’ financial goals with the most suitable mortgage products in the market.

Elena has experience working with Schedule A and B banks, Mortgage Finance Companies and Trust companies, which has allowed her to work with a wide range of clients throughout her career.

In her free time, Elena enjoys cooking and hosting, working out, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Stacey Manokhina
Account Manager & Senior Mortgage Advisor | Mortgage Agent Level 2 #M09001781 1-800-208-6255 x115

Having first obtained her Mortgage Agent licensing back in 2009, Stacey brings in-depth industry knowledge and many years of real-world experience to Streetwise.

With the competitive real estate market and constantly evolving mortgage industry, buyers need mortgage advice they can trust. Stacey is dedicated to providing exactly that by guiding her clients every step of the way to achieve their financial goals.

Having worked with a wide spectrum of clients and lenders has allowed Stacey to fine-tune the financing experience for her clients to make the process seamless. Stacey puts her client’s needs above all and does what it takes to deliver the best financing solution tailored to their individual needs and goals.

Andrew C. MacDonald
Mortgage Broker #M15000136

By late high school, Andrew had devoured more books on personal finance and wealth strategies than most people even know exist. By his second year of undergraduate studies, Andrew was running one of the only Canadian-based loan origination branches for US lenders. With more than 15 years of mortgage and financial services experience, Andrew has overseen hundreds of mortgage transactions and his experience is an asset to everyone from first-time buyers to savvy investors.

Andrew’s commitment to customer service and accuracy in all he does is one of the many reasons clients rave about working with him. Working with Andrew, you’ll find he is consistently thorough and on time, and always happy to go the extra mile to give clients the comfort and assistance they need to navigate the constantly changing lending environment.

As both a graduate of The School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University with a BBA in Finance and a real estate investor himself, you’ll find Andrew’s business acumen and knowledge of financing options for real estate investors to be top-notch. He’s also committed to being a master of his craft and has completed his broker licensing and AMP (Accredited Mortgage Professional) designation which require additional continuing education on an ongoing basis.

Away from the office, Andrew and his wife Hanna are successful real estate investors who enjoy the great Canadian outdoors in their spare time. To keep fit Andrew completed his first marathon in 2008, and regularly plays squash through the winter and 2’s beach volleyball during the warmer months.

Hanna MacDonald
Mortgage Agent – Commercial | Mortgage Agent Level 2 #M21003824 1-800-208-6255 x107

Hanna has a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has been licensed as a Realtor since 2010, and has been active in the real estate industry across the GTA.

She started out investing in single family and rent to own income properties in Southern Ontario, but is now focused on investing in multi-family apartment buildings in North Eastern Ontario. Her hands-on experience as a Realtor and investor herself gives her an excellent base of real-world knowledge that she uses to help her Streetwise clients.

Hanna is also licensed as a Mortgage Agent and helps clients looking to expand their commercial portfolios. She is intent on explaining the more complex commercial financing process to clients to ensure they are comfortable and confident before shopping for a multi-family property.

In her spare time, she plays competitive A-level tennis and enjoys everything the Northern Ontario wilderness has to offer.

Richard Danby
Mortgage Agent | Mortgage Agent Level 2 #M20001099 613-252-0170

With a deep real estate investing background, Rich has both used private funds himself as a tool to build a successful large portfolio and also acted as a private lender on various real estate investment projects.

Rich brings invaluable practical experience and insights to Real Estate investors on how to build relationships with private lenders, how to utilize private funding strategies to grow their wealth, and how to structure deals in a manner that makes financial sense for both parties.

Throughout his investment journey, Rich successfully applied many investment strategies including the Buy /Renovate / Refinance / Rent (BRRR), Rent-to-Own, Flips, Airbnb, Wholesaling, Land Development, Buy/Hold and Private Lending.

Rich has been featured on the front cover of the “Canadian Real Estate Wealth” magazine and has received numerous awards including Joint Venture Partner of the Year, Renovator of the Year, and Investor of the Year.

He is also a Professional Speaker, Real Estate Investment Coach, and an expert at helping people find deals and raise capital.

Rich is the founder and owner of Rich Ottawa Investments, Masters of Real Estate (MoRE), the former President of the Ottawa Real Estate Investors Organization (OREIO), and Co-founder of The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) Ottawa.

Madison Molnar
Senior Mortgage Support Specialist & Underwriter | Mortgage Agent Level 2 #M21003723 1-800-208-6255 x108

Madison is known for her outstanding customer service and customer relationships. She is very consistent and reliable in her work, and will for sure leave you with a great experience.

Madison completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton University and is now a licensed Mortgage Agent.

In her spare time, she has taken part in various humanitarian efforts and is passionate about helping those in need.

Nariman Howaidi
Underwriter & Mortgage Support Specialist 1-800-208-6255 x119

Nariman first started her career in the Mortgage Industry working as an Agent
and Underwriter with a leading brokerage in Canada. She has gained a great deal
of knowledge working with Schedule A and B banks, as well private lenders and is
always challenging herself into continued growth. Her 8+ years of financial
experience, coupled with her administration background assists her in her role as
a Mortgage Support Specialist.
She is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and going above and
beyond for my clients to ensure a smooth and seamless experience.
In her down time, she enjoys working out, travelling with her husband and going
on long hikes with her fur baby ‘Teddy’.

Sheree Ibarra
Client Care Specialist 1-800-208-6255 x0

Sheree is the Client Experience Manager at Streetwise Mortgages. She ensures that every client is well taken care of in a timely manner by connecting them with the right advisor on our team, scheduling any introductory calls, and answering any questions to help our clients get started.

Sheree is passionate about client service excellence and providing every client with a prompt reply and seamless experience.

Sheree brings to our team 15 years of client service experience in the mortgage and real estate industries.

In her spare time, Sheree bakes, spends quality time with her two beautiful daughters, and enjoys watching movies.

Paola Louise “Lise” Cruz
Client Care Specialist / Accounting Support 1-800-208-6255 x113

Lise is our superstar payments administrator who is focused on supporting Streetwise Mortgages with on accounting and other administrative tasks.

She joined Streetwise with 5+ years of experience working in financial services under a Fortune 500 company where she was subject matter expert and account-to-report accountant for intercompany and cash & loan transactions. In this role Lise would ensure smooth collaboration with business partners from around the globe and across various functions to resolve issues, ensure zero discrepancies, and deliver timely reporting on key metrics.

In addition to her main focus, she was also involved in other administrative roles and projects involving process standardization, data governance, new hire training, employee engagement, and communication, as well as promoting leadership and public speaking to employees as an officer of Toastmasters International.

Prior to joining the corporate world, Lise was a student assistant while earning her bachelor’s degree in Management Accountancy.

Lise is very passionate about collaboration, partnership, and communication. Outside work, she likes to spend her time reading, writing, and spending her time with family and friends.

Glorybelle Gonzaga
Document Support Specialist 1-800-208-6255

Prior to joining Streetwise Mortgages, Glorybelle previously worked in a project management office and had over 6 years of experience in the financial industry handling details on a wide variety of financial transactions and covering many administrative tasks.

At Streetwise Mortgages, Glorybelle is our Document Support Specialist and does an incredible job keeping our team organized by screening incoming client documentation and setting up new files so they are ready to go for our underwriters.

Glorybelle is very passionate about delivering high performance and providing excellent customer service. She believes that having a good relationship with your client and the people you are working with is imperative to having a harmonious and healthy workspace.

Outside work, she loves to spend time with her dog-Toffee, hang out with her family & friends, and discover new places and restaurants.