TCS with The Heavyweight Champ, Iron Mike Tyson and comedian Russell Peters
Earlier in 2022, TCS announced a partnership with long-time friend, investor client and renowned comedian Russell Peters, which included Russell venturing through Toronto in June on a media tour of various news outlets and the creation of some amazing video content for the TCS brand.
If you haven’t had a chance to view our outstanding videos, please click on the thumbnails included here. This content, which we showcase on our website and social platforms is intended to inform, educate, and entertain our sophisticated clientele with insights into living your life to the fullest, learning from other people’s mistakes and integrity in the business community.
Late in the summer and early this fall, TCS was excited to be able to participate in Russell’s landmark Toronto show ending his summer-long tour as well as attend a special show in Miami, including behind the scenes visits backstage and videos running throughout Scotiabank Arena.
TCS CEO Simon S. Mass appeared as a guest on "beyond MD" with Dr. Yatin Chadha. Given that a large percentage of TCS clients are doctors and from the medical community, Dr. Chadha reached out to Simon as the expert for real estate investments, specifically with respect to understanding the needs and work life of physicians and those in the medical field. They talked, of course, about the benefits of pre-construction real estate in Toronto for medical professionals and the state of the sector overall.
After the incredible 15th anniversary program that TCS unveiled in 2020, we thought we could never top that incentive for our amazing clients, but then we went ahead and brought a Polestar incentive program to our 2022 investment offers!
TCS is determined to improve the society we live in by supporting the change to green home building as well as a fully electric, climate-neutral future.
In keeping with our mandate to always go beyond industry norms – and the fun of trying to outdo our Jaguar program - for our investors, we brought an opportunity to receive a brand-new electric car through our relationship with the incredible new vehicle brand, Polestar, and our friends at Grand Touring Automobiles in Toronto.
Polestar is all about minimalist design and powerful performance. The Polestar propels the driving experience into the zero emissions future, and we couldn’t be happier to be supporting this brand. Congratulations to the clients that are receiving a free, fully electric, vehicle courtesy of TCS!
PART TWO OF THE LIVABL SERIES ABOUT TORONTO’S GROWTH
Simon S. Mass and John Mehlenbacher joined Livabl for a three-part series on Toronto’s growth and the real estate sector in general. In the first part they discussed the projects that have shaped Toronto and the projects that truly started the pre-construction sector in Toronto, not just for TCS but for the entire industry.
The second part, which ran this summer, went deep into investing amid uncertain times. This is certainly a poignant topic for today’s economic climate here at the end of 2022. It is a must-read as the interview asks specifically about the mood during the 2008 economy and what strategies coming out of that situation created success. The interview also discussed the environment around the pandemic and coming out of the shadows of lockdowns and a turbulent real estate market.
Earlier this year, the Schulich School of Business awarded the TCS scholarship to Uzoma Erondu (MBA ’22) for the academic year 2021-2022.
The Condo Store Leadership Award was created to benefit incoming Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) students or MBA students specializing in real estate and infrastructure.
This TCS award will recognize students who demonstrate exceptional leadership through the submission of a one-page essay that showcases and speaks to their leadership principles in the real estate and infrastructure sector, as well as demonstrate financial need.
Uzoma recently visited the offices of TCS and met with the team and talked about his exciting new role with a sustainable development firm headquartered in Toronto.
Congratulations to Uzoma and keep leading the way towards tangible change and making a difference!
TCS Helps Award Scholarship at University of Guelph
Early in December, TCS CMO Rich Kuypers visited the campus of the University of Guelph to assist faculty in awarding The Condo Store Real Estate Investment Scholarship at the Lang School of Business.
Each of the groups vying for the scholarship presented in front of faculty and TCS and a worthy winner was declared. Congratulations to Casey Hicknell, Jackson Roode, and Brett Addison!
The trio successfully presented a real estate evaluation project - all four groups that presented did an incredible job with the process they followed and conveying the results, inspiring work from the 3rd and 4th year students. The scholarship helps foster student learning and skill development including teamwork, collaboration, and presentation skills and TCS couldn’t be prouder to support these future leaders on their career journey.
Investment in 2022
Congratulations for all the clients (existing and new) that participated in our two investment programs in 2022, The Georgian and Craft Residences. Two amazing buildings from top Canadian developers were both big hits and as always, we thank everyone, whether you participated in these offerings or not, for your continued loyalty.
Selling and Negotiating: Simon Mass, Forbes
In September, Simon posted his most recent piece for Forbes.com. This time the article is on one of his truly favourite topics – sales. In the article Simon talks about looking at win-win situations in another way, specifically, that when a deal is not win-win, that means someone is losing. That is not the path to long-term and multiple-transaction relationships.
TCS was extremely proud and happy to support the Blu Genes Foundation and the Velo Blu riding event! We had a team riding and enjoying the event in Niagara and most importantly supporting the work being done to advance gene therapy and to find a cure for genetic disorders. Congrats to all the riders, supporters, sponsors and the Foundation itself.
The Blu Genes Foundation was created to raise funds to advance gene therapy and strategically invest our philanthropic resources in world class research. Their goal is to offer hope to patients and families where currently there is none.