Tuesday 21 June 2011

Diversity Business Network and Dream Maker Realty - Pan Am Games

DBN’s Newest Consortium Leader,
Dream Maker to Seek Contract Opportunities with Pan AM Games/Toronto 2015

Toronto, Ontario (June 22, 2011) – Dream Maker Realty is not your typical real estate brokerage. “We help individuals, families and organizations build new lives for themselves using real estate as an investment vehicle,” states Isaac Olowolafe, President and CEO. Isaac came with his family to Canada at the age of four.
Today Olowolafe, the 2011 winner of the Harry Jerome Business Award, runs a business that includes a real estate investment company that owns or manages over 200 properties in the GTA. In addition the company is in partnership with University of Toronto and the African Canadian Social Development Council in a not-for-profit “build our wealth” campaign (www.buildourwealthcampaign.com) with a vision to transform 100,000 lives in low-income communities by building $9.2 billion in generational wealth.
As realty consortium lead for the Diversity Business Network (DBN), Olowolafe is committed to working with and mentoring other diverse-owned real estate brokerages to sell off the residential and commercial units being developed by Waterfront Toronto and Infrastructure Ontario for the 2015 PanAm/Parapan American Games. “The athletes’ village for the Games is integrated into the new West Don Lands community, transforming former industrial land into a beautiful new neighbourhood,” states Olowolafe. “This mixed-use neighbourhood should be in high demand as a place to live after the Games conclude,” he continues.
“We are pleased to have Dream Maker join DBN,” remarks Courtney Betty, founder and President of the organization dedicated to building supplier diversity awareness within Canada and partner to Toronto 2015 in its procurement strategies. “Isaac’s company has all the attributes we seek in a consortium leader – providing education and mentorship to the wider diverse community,” Betty states.
The Pan/Parapan American Games are expected to generate over $1.4 billion in spending in the GTA. The committee organizing the Games has committed to encouraging Tier 1 supply and service companies by awarding 10 points for diversity in all procurement opportunities. According to CEO, TO2015, Ian Troop, “Diversity is for the Toronto GAMES what GREEN was for the Vancouver Olympics.”
“It will be great to be a part of history,” Olowolafe remarks. “Toronto is probably the most diverse city on the planet and it is great that the Games are recognizing the importance of diverse-owned businesses in their contracting out of services. It just makes great business and community sense,” he concludes.

About Dream Maker Realty Inc:

Dream Maker Realty Inc. is a business focused on helping people build generational wealth through real estate investment. It provides mentoring and financial literacy to families across the GTA. For more information visit their website at www.dreammakerrealty.ca.

About DBN:

DBN has developed a unique approach to diversity in the supply chain in Canada by providing its members with the strategies, tools and contacts to build new procurement relationships. For more information visit www.diversitybusinessnetwork.com.

Issued By:

Stephen Weir
Stephen Weir & Associates | stephen@stephenweir.com
or sweir5492@rogers.com
2482 Yonge Street, Unit 45032, Toronto, ONT.
Tel: 416-489-5868 | Cell: 416-801-3101