Our Story

Then Until Now
Zorya Belanger

Zorya Belanger

Real Estate Investor, Former Engineer, Mom, World Traveler, Volunteer

Patrick Belanger

Patrick Belanger

Real Estate Investor, Professional Engineer, Dad, Multipotentialite 

How We Started

BREI Properties started when two young engineers discovered the amazing benefits of real estate investing, and learned that the #1 place to invest in Alberta was their home town – Edmonton! 

Patrick and Zorya bought their first 2 properties using the equity in their condo, and then continued growing their portfolio through joint venture partnerships. They are avid learners and strive to succeed in anything they get involved in. Now with over $21M in assets under management, a son, a daughter, and a house of their own, they are now focused on buying multi-family buildings in Alberta and Texas.

Community Involvement

BREI Properties is a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity, and Patrick and Zorya have volunteered for several build projects.

Habitat brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership. With the help of volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners, Habitat builds decent and affordable homes. They don’t give away free homes – the new homeowners pay an affordable mortgage geared to their income and volunteer 500 hours with Habitat. The model of affordable home ownership bridges a gap for low-income, working families, by providing them with the opportunity to purchase their own home. 

Zorya has been involved in the Women’s Build, which is an annual all-women volunteer event – women empowering women, as 1/3 of habitat homeowners are single moms. At the 2019 Women’s Build, one-hundred and fifty women joined together to raise over $150,000 for Habitat Edmonton and spent a day building in the Prefab Shop.