Scott McGillivray is a full-time real estate investor, contractor, television host, writer, and educator.
Before graduating from The University of Guelph, with an Honors degree in Commerce, McGillivray had already discovered his calling. What began as an ambitious school project about income properties, developed into a unique and strategic business model that Scott would later execute himself. Now over 10 years later, McGillivray has built his own real estate empire with scores of properties, housing hundreds of tenants.
McGillivray is best-known as the host of the award-winning HGTV series, Income Property. In each episode, Scott partners with homeowners who want to purchase an income property to make their financial dreams a reality. He guides them through the entire process; buying the house, building the suite, and banking the rental cheques. Seasons one through eight currently air on HGTV US and Canada, while seasons nine and ten are currently in production.
With the success of Income Property, McGillivray, alongside longtime colleague, Kit Redmond, established SKIT Inc; a company solely devoted to the development of the Scott McGillivray brand. With the birth of SKIT, the savvy McGillivray officially forayed into the world of producing, currently serving as an Executive Producer of Income Property.
McGillivray has also appeared in several other HGTV programs, such as Canada’s Handyman Challenge, Debbie Travis’ Facelift, From the Ground Up with Debbie Travis, Holiday Battle on the Block, and All American Handyman Challenge. He has also appeared on such international programs as, CNN’s Your Money, The Today Show, FOX News, Entertainment Tonight, Canada AM, and Steven & Chris. He is also a regular guest expert on Canada’s Marilyn Denis Show and Cityline
In addition to his hosting duties, McGillivray’s hands-on approach to renovation and real estate has meant big business for this knowledgeable investor. Not only does he purchase and renovate properties, host a successful television series, and contribute content to national publications (see: The Globe and Mail and Style at Home Magazine), but McGillivray has added “educator” to his repertoire. In 2010, he launched “The Lifetime Wealth Academy”: a company devoted to sharing his wealth of real estate knowledge with would-be property investors all over North America.