ABOUT US

Meet the team

The team at Capital West is committed to achieving their clients' goals, drawing on their years of experience in the real estate financing arena.

Sidney Rubin, Director | VCard

Sidney has spent more than twenty years working in the real estate financing field. A founding partner of Capital West Mortgage Inc., he specializes in investor portfolio management and first and second private mortgages. Sidney currently manages a mortgage portfolio in excess of $150 million.

In 1994 he founded Pacifica Mortgage Investment Corporation, which today has assets in excess of $120 million. Sidney has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Mortgage Brokers Association of British Columbia.

Daymon Eng, Director | VCard

Daymon has been actively involved in the real estate financing industry since 1991. He is a founding partner of Capital West Mortgage Inc. and specializes in commercial mortgage brokerage, joint ventures, equity syndications, and origination of large private loans. His experience includes arranging in excess of $1 billon in construction financing for multi-family, residential, and commercial developments and term loans for all property types.

Daymon graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and is currently a member of the Mortgage Brokers Association of British Columbia, the Mortgage Investment Association of B.C. and the Urban Development Institute.

Shannon Hillman, Director | VCard

Shannon has over twenty three years of real estate finance experience in residential, private and commercial mortgage fields. She is a founding partner and a director of Capital West Mortgage Inc., specializing in investor portfolio management, and alternative mortgages. Shannon is a Managing Director of Pacifica Mortgage Investment Corporation, a mortgage investment fund managed by Capital West and BlueShore Financial. Shannon currently manages mortgage portfolios in excess of $100 million.

In September 2015, she was appointed President of BlueShore Pacifica Alternative Mortgage Centre (AMC), a company that underwrites for both Pacifica Mortgage Investment Corporation and BlueShoreFinancial’s Alternative Portfolio. In 2016, the AMC funded over $185 million in mortgages. She is also Vice President of the BC MIC Managers Association and a member of the Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association.

Mike Chiu, Director | VCard

Mike Chiu graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996, and went on to complete his Masters in Health Services Management from the University of Manchester School of Business in England in 1999.

His involvement in the financing of seniors housing and health care began in 1999, and he has varied from independent living projects across the spectrum to assisted living, extended care and dementia. Being recognized as the leading broker in Western Canada for seniors housing, he has been involved in over 100 of transactions totaling over $1.5 billion in financing. Mike is a commercial member of the BC Seniors Living Association, the BC Care Providers., and the Alberta Senior Citizens’ Housing Association

* licensed with Capital West Mortgage (Chiu) Inc.

Adam Battistelli, Director | VCard

In the fall of 2010 Adam joined Capital West as a Director of Capital West's newly formed Real Estate Property Group. His role includes overseeing asset management, real estate syndications, acquisitions, and business development.

Prior to his move to Capital West Adam spent 13 years with one of Canada's leading Commercial Real Estate brokerage firms where he established himself in the Investment Division. During the course of his career, Adam facilitated the disposition of 160 investment properties with a combined value totaling over $200 million. Adam has extensive experience in real estate acquisitions, valuation, development, construction, property management and finance.

Adam graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) with a Diploma in Marketing Management in 1998. While at BCIT Adam was actively involved in the American Marketing Association, Toastmasters and various other associations. At present he is an active member of the RVYC and the Jericho Tennis Club.

Dixon Chow, Director | VCard

Dixon joined Capital West in the Fall of 2010 as a Director of Capital West's newly formed Real Estate Property Group, after spending the prior 8 years with one of Canada's leading Commercial Real Estate brokerage firms. Utilizing his knowledge and expertise of the Greater Vancouver Commercial Real Estate market, Dixon's role with Capital West includes asset management, real estate syndications, real estate acquisitions, and and financial modelling. Dixon is a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and the Urban Development Institute.

Dixon graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) with a Diploma in Marketing Management - Commercial Real Estate and Business Management. While at BCIT, Dixon was a founding member of the BCIT chapter of the association ACE, Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurs. Today, Dixon still has an active role with ACE-BCIT as a member of its Board of Directors.

Stuart Macaulay, Commercial Mortgage Underwriter | VCard

Stuart's role with Capital West includes underwriting construction and term loans for all types of commercial real estate assets, as well as CMHC insured loans and second mortgages. Stuart has underwritten and evaluated over $900 million in projects.

Stuart graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Marketing Management – Real Estate and Business Management. While attending BCIT, Stuart was Vice-President, Finance for the BCIT Real Estate Association and continues to be involved with a number of industry associations, including NAIOP and MIABC. Before attending BCIT, Stuart owned and operated a residential and commercial painting business, which generated revenues of $500,000 over 3 summers.

Rebecca Peters, Senior Administrator | Fulfillment | VCard

Rebecca has been employed with Capital West since September 2008. Rebecca has a close working relationship with the Directors to ensure a smooth flow of administration for Investment Services and Mortgage Servicing. Rebecca oversees the processing of mortgage documentation and investments for the MIC and ensures the processes are monitored in accordance with the company.

Rebecca graduated from Douglas College in Fine Arts and out of office she likes to keep active by teaching yoga, outdoor adventures and is active in Wildlife Conservation.

Alexa Kwan, Administrator – Investment Services | VCard

Alexa has been a part of Capital West Mortgage Inc. since March of 2015 and brings with her four years of banking experience. Her main responsibility is administration of investments for the MIC. Alexa also assists with processing mortgage documentation for Pacifica Mortgage Investment Corporation.

Alexa graduated from Simon Fraser University with an undergraduate degree in English and holds an Associate of Arts degree from Capilano University.

Natalia Petrova, Office Manager | VCard

Natalia has recently joined the Capital West team and taken on the role of office manager. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Business and Management from the University of Glasgow (UK).

With her background in accounting and office management, Natalia’s current goal is to ensure the smooth running of the office. Her duties and responsibilities include daily banking, handling office equipment and supplies, and assisting directors and employees with administrative related tasks. Natalia is also responsible for Capital West public relations and event planning. She manages Capital West leases and contracts, licence renewals and commercial deal tracking.

LICENSING AND ASSOCIATIONS

Capital West is fully licensed to conduct business in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

British Columbia Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations
Financial Institutions Commission
1900 - 1050 West Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3S7

Real Estate Council of Alberta
340, 2424 - 4th Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2S 2T4

Financial Services Commission of Ontario
5160 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6L9

Capital West is a member of the following associations:

  • Mortgage Investment Association of BC
  • Urban Development Institute
  • Mortgage Brokers Association of BC
  • BC Care Providers Association
  • BC Seniors Living Association
  • Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association

Capital West is a proud sponsor of the following charities:

  • Big Sisters
  • Amica Helping Hands Community Program
  • Children's Family House Society of BC
  • Delta Hospital Foundation
  • Vancouver Resource Society