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 28 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 $200 million.

In 1994 he founded Pacifica Mortgage Investment Corporation, which today has assets in excess of $135 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 25 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 $135 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. Since inception, the AMC has funded over $500 million in alternative 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 seniors’ apartments and condos across the spectrum to assisted living, long term care and memory care.

Being recognized as the leading broker in Canada for seniors housing, he has been involved in over 150 of transactions totaling over $3.0 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, and regularly presents at the Senbridge and Senbridge West seniors housing symposiums. Mike has been a finalist for Commercial Mortgage Broker of the year with the Canadian Mortgage Awards multiple times, and in August 2015, Mike was recognized as the #1 top producing Commercial Mortgage Broker in Canada by Canadian Mortgage Professionals magazine.

Adam Battistelli, Director | VCard

In the fall of 2010 Adam joined Capital West as a Director of Capital West's 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 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, Associate | VCard

Stuart specializes in commercial mortgage brokerage with demonstrated success in sourcing, structuring, and financing real estate investment opportunities for clients big and small. Since joining the team in 2015, Stuart has underwritten and positioned over $1.2 billion in commercial mortgage loans including $650 million in construction and term financing of senior’s retirement housing; $280 million in CMHC and conventional financing for multi-family residential; and, $100 million in industrial acquisition and term financing.

Stuart graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) 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. Stuart is an active member of the Mortgage Investment Association of BC, NAIOP, and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

Richard Taunton, Commercial Mortgage Underwriter | VCard

Richard’s work at Capital West Mortgage Inc. primarily involves the underwriting of commercial mortgages. Ranging from seniors’ housing construction loans, to CMHC-insured term financing for multi-family rental projects, Richard has underwritten over $1 billion in projects since joining Capital West Mortgage Inc.

Richard completed the Professional Real Estate Program at BCIT in the spring of 2017 and is continuing his pursuit of higher education in the form of a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at BCIT part-time. Richard also headed BCIT’s Real Estate Association as President, and continues to be involved with the Association’s vision for the future. When not working he can be found at the gym or on the ice paying hockey.

Rebecca Peters, Manager - Administrative Services | VCard

Rebecca has been employed with Capital West since September 2008. Rebecca has a close working relationship with the President, Vice President, Managing Directors & Administration staff to ensure the smooth flow of training & development, day-to-day duties/responsibilities and overseeing of the Administration department 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.

Natalia Petrova, Administrator – Investment Services | VCard

Natalia joined Capital West Mortgage Inc. in February 2017. In her current capacity, Natalia is responsible for the administration of investments for Pacifica Mortgage Investment Corporation. She processes all investor-related transactions, including but not limited to subscriptions, redemptions, distributions, account changes and transfers. Her main goal is to provide investors with an exceptional experience through efficient and accurate account management.

In addition to working with investors, Natalia also assists the mortgage administration team with processing mortgage documentation for Pacifica. Natalia holds a Master of Arts degree in Business and Management from the University of Glasgow (UK). She has a background in accounting and office management.

Rakhi Kakar, Staff Accountant | VCard

Rakhi has been a part of Capital West Mortgage team since March 2015. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics from The University of Delhi (India) and also completed her diploma in Financial Management (Accounting) from BCIT.

Her duties and responsibilities include managing the properties portfolio under Capital West Mortgage, monthly reporting to Directors and running all cash transactions & full cycle accounting processes smoothly.

Sanaz Hamzeh, Office Manager | VCard

SanazHamzeh has recently joined the Capital West team as the office manager. Previously, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of BritishColumbia (UBC) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

She is responsible for all office procedures, and ensures smoothoperations in a busy work environment. Her main duties include daily banking, handling officeequipment and supplies, and assisting directors and employees with administrative relatedtasks. Shealso oversees Capital West public relations and manages its leases and contracts, license renewals and commercialdeal 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