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Bob was well known as the third member of the Real Estate Guys Radio Show duo with his son Robert Helms and Russell Gray . Now in its 24th year , this terrestrial radio show and podcast has listeners in over 190 countries . Whenever Bob was a guest on the show , his elder statesman wisdom shone through .
Bob was a life long student . He took copious notes . Even though retired , he would sit at the back of a seminar with his notebook open , paying close attention and integrating what he was learning .
There was always a lineup of people waiting to talk to Bob , to share their story , to ask Bob for advice . Bob would cut through the fog and get to the heart of the matter , but in the gentlest of ways . He would lead you to a new way of looking at the problem so that the best answer was clear . But he didn ’ t make you wrong , or naïve , or dumb in the process . He merely illuminated the path .
Bob ’ s greatest love and accomplishment was his family . He was an integral part of the multigenerational Helms family .
That doesn ’ t mean there weren ’ t problems . Of course there were . Everyone in life experiences adversity . There was no drama , no rebellion , only a quiet acceptance and a focus on clarity , learning and moving forward .
The world lost a mentor . The Helms lost their “ Papa ”. His gentle but impactful manner is part of his legacy .
LEARN ABOUT VICTOR MENASCE
I have focused the past 9 years of my professional life on real estate investment . This started locally in Canada , and moved quickly into the US markets as the opportunities for great investments presented themselves . This was a right hand turn in my career .
I spent the first 25 years of my career in the high tech industry . My past roles include , Vice President of Engineering at Wavesat , a developer of chips for wireless networks , and Chief Technical Officer at Applied Micro Circuits Corporation , a Silicon Valley based public company that develops processors for use in numerous consumer products including televisions and gaming . I was founder and Chief Operating Officer at Somerset Technologies . I also held several senior roles in marketing and engineering with Tundra Semiconductor . I started my career at Bell Northern Research and Nortel where I designed chips that were used to control the telephone network . For approximately a decade , 54 % of the phone calls in North America were routed by a chip that I designed .
I have conducted business in over 15 countries , have forged numerous partnerships , raised capital , been awarded patents , acquired businesses , negotiated deals , lead organizations , and brought about business improvement .
On my 18th trip to Tokyo in a year and a half , it was clear that I was on the wrong path . The way I was working wasn ' t right for me , nor for my family . I made the conscious decision to move fulltime into the world of real estate investment .
I am having the time of my life , leveraging the accumulated business learning and applying my skills to the world of investments . I live in Ottawa , Canada with my family .
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