“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
At 18 years of age, I started my first company, CanClean, which specialized in commercial steam cleaning and restoration services throughout Toronto, Peel and Halton regions. The company provided services to some of the largest commercial office space providers and several multi-residential rental asset firms as well as service calls for Leon’s Furniture, based from their Burlington location.
At 20, I began to invest in real estate early knowing I'd have children in the future; planning for post-secondary education and for long-term retirement. I began purchasing older homes in Hamilton converting them into duplexes and triplexes. I taught myself the ins and outs of total restoration as I engaged in rebuilding those properties. In 1992, having discovered my true passion lay in real estate, I divested from CanClean and became a licensed realtor specializing in multi-residential and mixed-use commercial holdings. My business ranged widely, from single-family flips to rebuilding older / historical multi-unit residential buildings of scale. Clients were able to take advantage of my background in reconstruction, as I offered project management services that included multiple million-dollar restorations of many properties of distinction in Hamilton and Burlington. Over the span of 37 years as a real estate investment specialist, I was involved in the sale, acquisition, property management and full restorations of commercial and residential real estate worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
I retired from organized real estate to open FTC Frank Taylor Consulting in August 2020.
Of course, my most rewarding job has been a full-time father to three amazing adult children - Ryan, Sierra, and Mathison. I reside in downtown Toronto.