Paul Cornett was born and raised in a semi-basement apartment in Rosemont, Montreal. Having attended French language elementary and secondary schools, he earned his bachelor’s degree in 2000 from McGill University having double majored in German and Hispanic studies, graduating cum laude. After having traveled throughout Europe using the Eurail pass, he took up an English teaching opportunity in Trier, Germany for the following school year. He would there meet his future wife Susanne. Not really knowing how to swing a hammer and presuming it was a prerequisite for manhood, Paul decided to volunteer through the AmeriCorps program with Habitat for Humanity in Miami, Florida from August 2001-June 2002.
Having discovered a passion for real estate and being self-employed, Paul obtained his real estate agent license in May 2003 and his chartered real estate broker license in 2007. He has had a small real estate team since 2009 selling both residential and commercial buildings. Paul’s passion includes poetry writing, the Lord of the Rings, gardening and going on camping trips as a family, and much to his embarrassment, he still enjoys watching Seinfeld.
To beat the odds and actually survive the first years in real estate, Paul and his wife who was on a tourist visa, were janitors in an apartment building on the Plateau and used Communauto instead of car leasing. They bought their first income property within 18 months of having started in the business. Paul and Susi have been raising their six children in the same home since 2007, they own investment properties as well as agricultural acreage. Paul has maintained a firm belief that real estate is not only a wealth builder and generator, but also a real story maker for the people who call it home.