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Scott McGillivray is a full-time real estate investor, contractor, television host, writer, and educator.
Before graduating from The University of Guelph with an Honours degree in Commerce, McGillivray had already discovered his calling. What began as an ambitious school project about income properties developed into a unique and strategic business model that Scott would later execute himself. Now ten years later, McGillivray has built his own real estate empire with dozens of properties, housing hundreds of tenants.
McGillivray is best-known as the host of HGTV Canada’s hit series, Income Property. In each episode, he rescues cash-strapped homeowners and teaches them how to generate income from their existing residence. A new season of Income Property premieres in winter 2013.
McGillivray has also appeared in several other HGTV programs, such as Debbie Travis’ Facelift, From the Ground Up with Debbie Travis, Holiday Battle on the Block, the All American Handyman Challenge alongside Mike Holmes and as one of the judges in Canada’s Handyman Challenge.
In addition to his hosting duties, McGillivray’s hands-on approach to renovation and real estate has meant big business for this knowledgeable investor. Not only does he purchase and renovate properties, host a successful television series, and contribute content to national publications such as The Globe and Mail and Style at Home, but now McGillivray can add “educator” to his repertoire. In 2010 Scott launched his real estate course, “The Lifetime Wealth Academy”, sharing his wealth of knowledge with would-be property investors all over North America.