Passive income and long term investment options for building wealth

Since 1956, OakWood has been providing a specialized Design & Build service to help homeowners and investors generate ongoing rental or lease income from various property strategies in the Ottawa market.

Our clients are attracted to the long-term security of owning something tangible that can increase in value over time. We help them leverage their home equity, obtain financing for development projects, find land for future development, and invest in new, custom designed properties.

These and other property development strategies enable our clients to confidently use real estate to balance, diversify or replace conventional investment options that appear increasingly risky with today’s market volatility.

OakWood’s comprehensive range of property investment services include:

  • A five-level property development service

  • Property management

  • Project financing

  • Infill projects

  • Ottawa Land Bank

John Liptak, President & CEO, OakWood

“OakWood Investment Properties is a response to client and investor demand for the planning, design, and build of reputable, well-managed income generating properties that complement or replace conventional investment options.”

– John Liptak, President & CEO, OakWood

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Our Investment Property Service is tailored to your investment objectives, experience, risk level, whether you intend to outsource property management services, your long-term goals, and other factors.

Your first-step is to request a personal, confidential consultation to talk about your many options with OakWood:

  • Find out how we will work with you

  • Discuss investment property investment options best suited to your needs

  • Get insight to the Ottawa market and premium locations

  • Learn more about our strategic partnerships with top architects, real estate professionals, and property management firms to provide a one-stop, turnkey property investment solution

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Investment Profile

Is this you?

OakWood works with clients who see their home, land, or a building as a strategy for generating new income—immediately or in the future. In general they are drawn to opportunity to potentially realize higher or more predictable returns with lower volatility than stock market investments; and bring stability and diversity to their investment strategy. If you have a minimum of $150,000 to invest, one or more of OakWood’s property development services may be an ideal option.

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Investment Options

Choose from five investment levels depending on your needs

Modify your existing home

Ottawa currently enjoys a vacancy rate of 3.0 percent, suggesting a potential supply of steady renters:

  • OakWood offers a turnkey Design & Build service to take advantage of this market opportunity by creating a self-contained rental apartment with independent access to your existing home
  • An excellent low point-of-entry and an easy way to generate additional revenue
  • An addition or major renovation to create a separate living space can also become an asset for a future buyer—particularly with multigenerational living on the rise
  • Opportunities start at $150K + property

Renovated Home - Investment Property
Duplex Investment Property

Semi-detached or duplex

Build or upgrade a semi-detached home to create a high quality, private living space for yourself and family; attached to an income generating unit above or with a shared wall. Both a semi or detached are low rise properties that can be excellent investments generating steady cash flow:

  • Perfect for owner/investor occupancy with a tenant paying more than half the mortgage—or generate income from both units
  • Opportunities start at $900K + property

Duplex Investment Property

Three or four-unit apartment building

The number of single person households is on the rise. Demand for one and two bedroom apartments is expected to climb. OakWood designs & builds investment grade options to take advantage of these trends:

  • Invest in a multi-family/tenant strategy to generate additional monthly revenue
  • Design & Build from scratch or renovate an existing building in a premium location
  • Opportunities start at $1M + property

Semi Detached Complex Investment Properties
Investment Property with Large Duplexes

Four to 12-unit townhomes

A scaled-up version of a three or four-unit apartment building to create a higher leveraged investment opportunity:

  • Uses a multi-unit building strategy for greater cash flow
  • A sound investment strategy for properties with a low rent-to-value ratio (purchase price divided by yearly income)
  • Generate revenue from quick sales of individual units
  • Opportunities start at $1.5M + property

Investment Property with Large Duplexes

Condo space with ground floor Commercial/Retail

Historically, commercial real estate in the right location offers more financial rewards than residential properties:

  • Commercial/retail can raise building values substantially
  • Creates a highly desirable location for residents by providing them with immediate access to amenities such as restaurants, shopping options, and entertainment
  • Opportunities start at $2M + property

Each investment option:

  • Is 100% owned by you

  • Designed to provide you with predictable monthly income generated from tenants (or an immediate resale)

  • Includes liaison with the City to check zoning and ensure full compliance with bylaws

  • Provides a high-quality, turnkey Design & Build solution for your investment option

  • Is backed by OakWood’s extensive experience with residential and commercial construction over the past 60 years

Additional Investment Services

Site location and assessment

OakWood can help you find and assess potential site locations across the City. Because we work with top Real Estate agents, we often learn about high quality properties before they are listed. Our site assessment removes risks and ensures your investment property can be designed and built as planned. This includes but is not limited to: permits, architectural design including streetscape guidelines from the City of Ottawa, access and site preparation considerations, electrical and water hook-up, and many others.

Site location and assessment

OakWood can help you find and assess potential site locations across the City. Because we work with top Real Estate agents, we often learn about high quality properties before they are listed. Our site assessment removes risks and ensures your investment property can be designed and built as planned. This includes but is not limited to: permits, architectural design including streetscape guidelines from the City of Ottawa, access and site preparation considerations, electrical and water hook-up, and many others.

Turnkey Property Management

OakWood can provide a one-stop, turnkey investment property solution from site location, all planning, design and build, right through to renting and managing your new investment property. This includes finding quality tenants, attending promptly to standard maintenance issues, 24/7 emergency service, landscape maintenance and more. You get a worry-free investment for your residential or commercial property.

Turnkey Property Management

OakWood can provide a one-stop, turnkey investment property solution from site location, all planning, design and build, right through to renting and managing your new investment property. This includes finding quality tenants, attending promptly to standard maintenance issues, 24/7 emergency service, landscape maintenance and more. You get a worry-free investment for your residential or commercial property.

Financing for your project

As one of Ottawa’s largest and most established Design & Build firms, OakWood enjoys a special professional relationship with major financial institutions and Mortgage Brokers who deal with over 30 top financial institutions. A referral from OakWood assures you of open doors, exceptional service, fast approval, and the best rates possible.

Financing for your project

As one of Ottawa’s largest and most established Design & Build firms, OakWood enjoys a special professional relationship with major financial institutions and Mortgage Brokers who deal with over 30 top financial institutions. A referral from OakWood assures you of open doors, exceptional service, fast approval, and the best rates possible.

Infill projects

OakWood brings specialized expertise and services for designing, planning, and building on infill lots. Whether your planned property is vacant, or an existing structure needs to be demolished, our approach shields you from potential insurance claims by ensuring that blasting, excavating and normal construction activity doesn’t undermine the structural integrity of neighbouring residential or commercial properties.

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Infill projects

OakWood brings specialized expertise and services for designing, planning, and building on infill lots. Whether your planned property is vacant, or an existing structure needs to be demolished, our approach shields you from potential insurance claims by ensuring that blasting, excavating and normal construction activity doesn’t undermine the structural integrity of neighboring residential or commercial properties.

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Ottawa Land Bank

OakWood is a principal partner in Ottawa Land Bank, a consortium dedicated to long-term land investment opportunities, giving us access to hundreds of the best estate lots across the Ottawa Region. Depending on the property and development, our consortium partners can include PCL Construction, Linebox, Holmes Group, Cavanagh Construction, and others.

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Ottawa Land Bank

OakWood is a principal partner in Ottawa Land Bank, a consortium dedicated to long-term land investment opportunities, giving us access to hundreds of the best estate lots across the Ottawa Region. Depending on the property and development, our consortium partners can include PCL Construction, Linebox, Holmes Group, Cavanagh Construction, and others.

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