At the age of 15 Darcy Marler was first introduced to the world of real estate investing. 34 years later he still finds great pleasure in locating great properties and bringing out their true potential. Originally a computer professional by trade, Darcy has over 28 years of project management experience.
The first 14 years of his professional life he was involved with managing the installation of computer accounting software for mid size companies. Self employed he spent 1996 to 2001 living and working in South America – specifically in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia and Brasil. It was in Caracas, Venezuela that Darcy met the love of his life, Sandra. Caracas is also the birthplace of the couple’s three children.
Returning home in 2001, Darcy switched gears from computers to investing full time in real estate. Starting with fix and flips he then moved to building infills and from there to land development, new home construction, condo conversion and long term rentals. Garnering the best of what he has learned from all of these disciplines, in the past 6 years Darcy has re-focused his energies back to fixing up neglected properties. However, now, instead of flipping the properties once renovated, the new goal is to maximize profits by holding on to the properties long term.
Over the past 15 years Darcy and his wife have bought, sold and owned over 75 individual properties. These properties had over 200 ‘doors’ worth almost $37 million.
Outside of his investing Darcy enjoys spending as much time as he can with his wife and now teenage kids. Hobbies include hiking in the mountains and travel.