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Introducing Broker's Playbook

Broker’s Playbook is a bi-weekly podcast and vodcast, hosted by Simeon Papailias, Founder and CEO of REC Canada, and Laura Martin, COO of Matrix Mortgage Global. Both hosts are at the apex of production in their respective fields and in our country’s Real Estate and Mortgage rankings.

In each episode, we feature informative and entertaining content and guests from leaders in the community. Industry experts, coaches, economists, developers and top performers share their wealth of knowledge and insights to help create an easy-to-implement, practical playbook for you to implement into your mindset and business.

The show’s topics are often inspired by discussions within our online community and submissions from our listeners. We strongly encourage you to share your concerns and advice with us to help provide the most relevant issues and solutions possible.

Broker’s Playbook is hosted by – and created for – motivated professionals who care about being the best agent or broker they can be. We developed this show in the hopes that you enjoy it, are inspired by it, contribute towards it, and one day make a guest appearance on it to pass along your expertise to others.

Meet the Hosts

Simeon Papailias

Patner REC canada, Founder Broker’s Playbook &. Investor’s Playbook, Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to real estate, no one does it quite like Simeon Papailias. As a highly respected, heavily connected industry leader and influencer, Simeon is one of the nation’s top professionals relied on for market knowledge, expertise, and straight-forward advice. Whether it’s with valued clients, his growing team, or lifelong friends in the business, his authentic approach connects people across cultures, demographics and regions.

While attending Ryerson University’s Accounting and Financial Management program, his fascination with numbers and analytics led him to the commercial and investment real estate world. Committed to having an unmatched work ethic and unwavering integrity in the field, Simeon served as chairman at Royal LePage for a decade while expanding his network to include successful builders and investors across Ontario. 

These days, his name is synonymous with Toronto Real Estate investing as he is a frequent guest on multiple media channels who seek his unique perspective and exceptional guidance.

Simeon is also the co-founder and managing partner of REC Canada, the #1 Investment Focused Real Estate Firm in the country. REC Canada is the recipient of multiple awards in the real estate community and has an impeccable pedigree. REC is home to over 40 Senior Brokers that deal with over $200M in Canadian Real Estate each year.

More than a remarkable real estate mind, Simeon is a dedicated philanthropist who loves giving back to the community. He can be spotted volunteering around the city without fanfare and taking up the fight for those being treated unfairly in various local communities.

Simeon’s intellect and genuine communication style make the Broker’s Playbook Podcast a platform for thought-leaders in the real estate industry. The podcast asks the tough questions, gets the experts who matter and raises the issues real estate investors need to stay ahead of the pack.

Laura Martin

COO Matrix Mortgage Global, Host Broker’s Playbook

Laura Scarlett Martin is an accomplished entrepreneur and thought leader with an unapologetic authenticity and drive. Since graduating from U of T with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science and Psychology plus a Masters in Business Psychology, Ms. Martin has worked as COO at Matrix Mortgage Global and been published over 40 times. By implementing her vast knowledge of organizational psychology, sales and leadership, Ms. Martin achieved a 5-year revenue growth of 710% and led Matrix to become Canada’s #1 Mortgage Brokerage.

In 2020, Laura developed Lingo Learn, an ESL start-up, with her partner, Luis Escobar. As CEO of Lingo Learn, she employs 20 teachers and educates over 500 ESL students to communicate and thrive at work and in life. She is truly driven to help others succeed and looks forward to building community and paving a new future in the world of Real Estate, Mortgages and Business as Co-Host of the Broker’s Playbook Podcast.

Bobby Puim

Vice president of Operations

Bobby Puim has an accomplished background in building thriving teams, successful start-ups and establishing effective business systems. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Bobby became a licensed Chiropractor and started his own clinic at the age of 31 followed by an imaging center and launching his own bar a year later. While managing all three companies, he pivoted to the world of Real Estate and spent the next three years travelling across Canada educating and inspiring industry investors.

From his work on creating businesses that have grown into sustainable and scalable Seven-Figure earning models, to charitable work that has helped change the lives of children across North America, Bobby brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in a multitude of fields.

His passion is helping people find their purpose through disciplined self-reflection and introspection exercises. He is also deeply invested in creating systematic working structures for organizations and loves the opportunity to find Real Estate solutions for industry professionals whether they’re the newest agent, a seasoned expert, or the number one team in the country.

He currently serves as Vice President of Operations at REC Canada where he oversees all aspects of the company’s operations including finance & accounting, information technology (IT) infrastructure.

A No Bullsh*t Discussion On All Things Real Estate.

Broker’s Playbook is a podcast and vodcast, hosted by Simeon Papailias, Founder and CEO of REC Canada, and Laura Martin, COO of Matrix Mortgage Global. Both hosts are at the apex of production in their respective fields and in our country’s Real Estate and Mortgage Rankings.