Scott McGillivray is North America's go-to expert when it comes to all things real estate. He’s a licenced contractor, real estate investor, educator and star of the hit television series Income Property, Moving the McGillivrays and his newest series, Buyers Bootcamp with Scott McGillivray. He's passionate about all things property and loves nothing more than sharing the insider secrets of his success.
Scott grew up in Richmond Hill, Ont., the middle child of hardworking, middle-class parents. By the age of 21, Scott scraped together the funds to purchase and renovate his first rental property. By the time he was 23 he had become a licensed contractor, owned five properties and housed over a dozen tenants. A career was born.
Always believing that it’s important to give a hand-up, Scott knew that with the right outlet he could take what he learned about real estate investing and show others how to be successful. In 2008, he developed and starred in the award-winning television series Income Property, which helped average homeowners turn parts of their home into income-generating apartments. The show ran successfully for 11 seasons and continues to air in over 50 countries worldwide. During that time he also founded the real estate in-vesting network Keyspire, wrote three home and real estate books, and appeared in several other HGTV series including, Home to Win, Canada’s Handyman Challenge, From the Ground Up with Debbie Travis and Debbie Travis’ Facelift.
Buyers Bootcamp is Scott’s latest television venture in teaching families to take control of their finances through real estate. With his motto, “Don’t learn from your mistakes, learn from mine!” front and centre, Scott helps rookie investors by financing their renovations and working side-by-side with them to flip their properties.
Scott and his wife Sabrina, along with their two young daughters, split their time between their homes in Toronto, Ont. and Fort Myers, FL.