KV Capital is comprised of a diverse group of hard-working people, unified by a drive for excellence and an expectation of client satisfaction.
Shafin sits on both the Board of Directors and Lending Review Committee of the KV Mortgage Fund and the Board of Directors of KV Private Equity. Within his role as CEO and Director, Shafin is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business including marketing, business development, operation and administration. Shafin has over thirty years of experience in the finance field and over twenty years of executive management experience. He has previously been on executive teams that were responsible for increasing revenue from $10M to $68M, and net income from $1M to $5.2M, in less than seven years. He has also contributed significantly to creating corporate cultures that have been recognized by the PROFIT 500 Fastest Growing Companies, MacLean Magazine’s Top 100 Employers, Deloitte & Touch’s 500 Fastest Growing Technology Companies and many more.
Aleem is the CEO and co-founder of KV Capital. Since 2006, he has been engaged in all aspects of the company from its early days as a residential mortgage brokerage to one that spans multiple business units in the real estate and private equity industries. Growing up, Aleem always enjoyed exploring new opportunities and the challenges that come with managing a business. He sold knives and vacuum cleaners door to door, and started a small business while in university. All great experiences and learning opportunities that eventually led to starting up KV Capital. Outside of work, Aleem spends time with his wife, two daughters and son. Between all of the organized activities, family activities and helping with homework, there is never a dull moment in their household!
Olivia earned her Bachelor of Communications from Grant MacEwan University, and has four years of experience in the industry. She has a background in marketing and strategic communications, and works alongside the marketing team to help elevate KV Capital’s brand through creating eye catching online and internal copy, developing and measuring digital media strategies and reporting on the effectiveness of online activities. When Olivia is not at work, she is usually traveling or dreaming about travel. Her palette is always ready to try a new dish or experience. Good food, wine, and adrenaline are her sustenance.
Natika is a graphic designer who graduated from the University of Alberta and specializes in print and brand development. Natika has always been artistic and found design to be a perfect fit for her, she enjoys bringing visual identities to life and believes in the power of a unified brand. With KV Capital, she has assisted with the new brand rollout and continues to create and design other assets as needed. When she’s not designing, Natika enjoys spending her time camping, biking around Edmonton and playing crib.
Catherine works with the entire KV Capital team to distill and drive strategic marketing initiatives with a focus on impact and growth opportunities. Over the course of her career, Catherine has developed strategic, long-term partnerships with her network and particularly values and credits the mentorship opportunities with business leaders that have influenced her career objectives. When she’s not at work, Catherine is happiest spending time and making memories with her family and loved ones.
As a junior accountant, Tanece maintains full cycle accounting records, including day to day data entry and general ledger accounting analysis. This includes preparing and maintaining appropriate working paper files and schedules for month end and quarter end preparation. She also assists with treasury and cash management functions including cheque preparation/bank reconciliation. Tanece’s aunt influenced her career path, she has always found what her aunt does for work fascinating, being a forensic accountant in the US. When she is not working, Tanece enjoys the outdoors – going for walks as well as biking along the trails and spending time with her family.
Jolly is an Accountant with KV and is responsible for maintaining full cycle accounting records, preparing monthly & quarterly financial reporting packages, assisting in the preparation of the annual audit packages, tracking incoming mortgage investment cash, collaborating with mortgage underwriting staff to maintain accurate mortgage loan portfolio data and assisting on a variety of special projects from time to time. Her love for numbers and involvement in the family accounting practice drove her to become an accountant. When she’s not working, Jolly loves gardening, travelling, and spending time with family.
Jenna is passionate about modernizing the finance function and driving business value through streamlined reporting and process improvements. In her role as the manager of finance and reporting, she helps lead the accounting and financial reporting functions and supports executive decision making. She is also responsible for leading various finance modernization and business process optimization projects to ensure that the finance team is in the best position possible to support the organization as it grows. Jenna has experience in external audit at an international professional services firm, in addition to providing advisory services to a variety of clients across several industries. Her experiences have allowed her to gain deep insight into the finance function of organizations and the ability to provide best practice solutions for the unique challenges they face. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys being outdoors, reading and practicing photography.
Harpreet oversees and works alongside our chief financial officer on day-to-day finance activities while effectively collaborating with the business units. Her responsibilities include preparing and completing detailed reviews of financial reporting packages on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis. She also prepares and delivers reporting for the board, investors, and borrowers; and reviews all transactions and provides direct supervision to junior accounting staff. Harpreet has over nine years of accounting experience in assurance and tax, which has allowed her to be an integral part in managing the finance aspect of assets under management and the growth from $100M when she started to $140M. Growing up, Harpreet loved math, it was her strongest subject in school. Later, she started helping her father with accounting and invoicing for his business which led her to the path of pursuing a career as a CPA. Harpreet is a CPA Capstone 1 board panel and CPA tax clinic member. When she’s not working, Harpreet likes to cook and experiment with different recipes. She also likes to travel and go hiking in the mountains.
As the Office Manager, Molly wears a few hats including investor relations, asset management, administration, some IT, a bit of HR, and if you throw in a few office moves and three office builds -- you have her job! Years ago, Molly worked in the office at ReMax St. Albert and eventually as a mortgage associate with TMG. She has been with KV Capital for ten years, moving from residential mortgages, to private equity and then to commercial mortgages, where she currently deals with mortgage investments. Molly is happiest being outside whether she’s gardening, walking her chihuahuas, or going for a run. She also refinishes and rehabs vintage furniture in her spare time.
Renee joined KV Capital in January 2020 as our chief financial officer. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing the financial reporting, accounting, finance, treasury, and office administration functions of the company’s private lending and brokerage businesses. Renee plays a key role in developing and implementing financial procedures, maintaining and enhancing the company’s internal controls, and ensuring strict adherence to required compliance reporting. She has over ten years of progressive experience in finance and accounting. Prior to joining KV Capital, Renee was a senior manager at KPMG LLP, providing audit and business advisory services to clients covering a wide variety of industries, with a focus on entities that are publicly listed on the TSX and/or NYSE. Her specific experience includes leading financial statements and integrated audits, review of internal control testing, and analysis of complex accounting issues. Renee is a volunteer board member and treasurer for a not-for-profit organization with a focus on family literacy (The Centre for Family Literacy). When she’s not working, Renee enjoys spending time with family and friends, including her two daughters, reading, traveling, cooking and trying new recipes.
Mr. Jamie Scott is the Operations Officer and Legal Counsel for Ventura Interests Inc., a private investment firm with interests in traditional and alternative assets throughout North America including residential and commercial real estate developments, structured debt financing, energy and venture capital. Mr. Scott oversees a wide variety of areas within Ventura’s portfolio in his capacity as Operations Officer including operational oversight, oversight of investment managers, deal origination and strategic planning and execution. In his role as Legal Counsel for Ventura Interests, Mr. Scott has responsibility for transactional negotiation and due diligence, amongst other matters. Prior to joining Ventura Interests, Mr. Scott had a successful commercial and corporate law practice with a Vancouver based international law firm, with a specific focus on matters related to commercial real estate and secured lending.
Mr. Harry Kipnes is a serial entrepreneur and corporate executive. With over 30 years experience in business to business and retail sales, Mr. Kipnes is a pioneer in the wireless and telecommunications sectors. As the founder, President and Managing Partner of Digital Communications Group (an Edmonton-based retailer of wireless devices and accessories), Mr. Kipnes was an early adopter of innovative sales and delivery models, successfully expanding the business throughout Western Canada before divesting to Rogers Communications in 2015. An experienced investor and venture capitalist, Mr. Kipnes is the founder and President of Digcomm Investments, a private investment company focusing on various asset classes throughout Canada and the USA. For over 20 years Mr. Kipnes served as committee member and previous Chair of the Cross Cancer CCI Golf Classic, held in support of the Alberta Cross Cancer Institute.
Dr. Nimet Jinnah is the founder and president of Smilemakers Dental Centre, a private dental clinic located in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta where she maintains an active dental practice. She holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Alberta where she continues to remain involved in proctoring dental students and has taught as a sessional instructor. Dr. Jinnah is the founder and president of Imarae Corp., a private investment firm and mezzanine lender with experience in multiple facets of commercial and residential real estate assets throughout North America (including hotels, land development and multi-family housing) as well as providing bridge financing to operating companies. An active volunteer, Dr. Jinnah is a participant in Shine Dental Clinic, an Edmonton based dentistry clinic providing free dental services to vulnerable populations.
Mr. Landon Goudreau is a successful entrepreneur and corporate executive. With over 30 years experience in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, Mr. Goudreau has a sophisticated understanding of manufacturing and distribution processes, practices and management techniques. He is currently the President of Endura Manufacturing Ltd., a global manufacturer and distributor of high performance industrial coating products with facilities in Canada, the USA and Australia, where Mr. Goudreau has led several acquisitions and overseen the company’s expansion into new markets. Prior to Endura, Mr. Goudreau was the founder and President of a specialized manufacturer providing services to the Western Canadian oil and gas services industry.
Mr. Nizar Somji is an entrepreneur, corporate executive and board director with a proven track record of growing businesses. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jaffer Inc., a real estate investment and hospitality company with assets in Canada and the USA. He is the founder and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Matrikon Inc., a leader in industrial intelligence for the oil and gas industry which was acquired by Honeywell in 2010 for $144 million. At the time of its sale Matrikon employed over 600 employees on six continents. A sought after corporate director, Mr. Somji sits on several boards including EPCOR Utilities Inc., Redline Communications, Zafin, Critical Control Energy Services Corp., and the University of Alberta Board of Governors. Mr. Somji holds a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
As our director of residential mortgages, it's Shafraaz’s job to oversee the operations and direction of this division, while consistently increasing KV Capital's residential market share. Shafraaz is a licensed mortgage broker who works alongside KV’s Residential underwriting team, acting as intermediary between our list of financial institutions and our clients. Throughout his career, Shafraaz has served as the President of Mortgage Advantage Group Inc. and was licensed under Dominion Lending Centres, Brokers for Life for three years. His team was awarded Regional Mortgage Brokerage of the Year in 2019 at the Mortgage Awards of Excellence Ceremony and in 2020, he assisted the team in surpassing $1B+ in mortgage revenue.
In Shafraaz's first year as a Licensed Broker, he secured the preferred Broker position for Westrich Developments. In 2020, he assisted the developer to close $10M in Mortgage volume for Encore Tower. He will remain as a preferred broker for the second tower project, Grandin City, with a total sell out of $78M for 2022. When not working on creating media content, he loves to golf, play hockey and workout.
Jayson de Vera joined KV’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Team as a Senior Underwriterto help structure and underwrite commercial real estate debt opportunities. Jayson brings with him 4 years of commercial real estate research experience and 3.5 years of private mortgage underwriting experience previously working at CBRE Ltd. and KV Capital Inc., respectively.
Jayson completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta and a graduate degree from Harvard University. He has a passion for volunteering and community outreach and has been involved with various fundraising and international relief initiatives through the University of Alberta Campus Food Bank and Streetlight Philippines. Jayson enjoys playing soccer and coaching men’s league.
Derek is responsible for analyzing and assessing real estate lending opportunities to determine their fit in the lending market, preparing loan packages for the full spectrum of third party lenders, working with our business development team to structure deals, and coordinating with lenders to facilitate the funding of loans and address any issues that arise post funding. Whenever he is working on a deal, he takes the clients best interests to heart and strives to provide them with the best possible solution for their project/property. Derek has over twelve years of experience in the industry, having previously been with Canada Western Bank and Colliers. As a real estate lender with Canadian Western Bank, he managed a portfolio with over $105M in approved loan facilities. Over the past two years with KV Capital, he has been involved in the underwriting and funding of over $57MM in loans to date. During his spare time, Derek enjoys being outdoors golfing, fishing or running as well as spending time with his family and their dog Frankie.
J.D’s role as the director of commercial real estate finance is to grow the CREF division by sourcing commercial real estate lending opportunities in Western Canada, with a focus on the greater Calgary area and Southern Alberta. Throughout his career, J.D. has been an integral member of teams that have raised over $500M in capital for land acquisition. These projects then went on to utilize billions more in phased construction financing over their lives. J.D.’s goal is to find win-win financing solutions for clients by combining his own extensive real estate experience with the deep and diverse bench strength that KV Capital personnel bring to the table. J.D. was on the developer side of the business for over ten years, so he understands how developers think, what their goals are, and what they are really looking for. Bringing this perspective into the lending world allows him to better serve clients as he has over a decade of first hand experience walking in their shoes. In his spare time, J.D. enjoys exercising, spending time outdoors and with family.
Jesse’s role is about building trust with a borrower and finding them the solution tailored to their needs. This is undertaken through understanding the borrower, the asset, the market and finding the right lender. Jesse oversees the relationship and the solution from start to finish to ensure that results are delivered to the borrower to ensure expectations set out in our first meeting are met. Jesse enjoys being a part of building a community and working with those that have the vision to create the buildings that make up our neighbourhoods and city. Jesse enjoys spending time with family, being on the water, riding down a mountain, enjoying a good meal or sipping a good cocktail when not working.
Don’s career began in 1968, when he joined CIBC’s mentorship program after graduation. He spent the next thirty-eight years with CIBC progressively taking positions of greater responsibility, eventually landing in a senior management position. Throughout this time, he worked in various communities across Western Canada. Don retired from CIBC in 2006, and after a short vacation, transitioned to ATB as a relationship manager focusing on building a portfolio of real estate clients. He focused on building relationships with top quartile clients in Alberta and to some extent, clients from across Canada. He spent ten and a half years at ATB, where he managed a team of fourty directors and underwriters for Alberta and grew the portfolio to over $4B. Don’s a past member of UDI, Chamber, and other various real estate organizations. Don now uses his experience and network to identify new opportunities for KV Capital, as well as provide training and mentorship to team members. In his personal life, Don enjoys time at the cottage, watching sports, golfing, travelling around the world, being with the grandkids, and socializing with friends and associates having discussions on real estate transactions and life in general.
Within his role at KV, Vincent focuses on identifying and leading growth-oriented strategic initiatives with a particular focus on growing KV Capital’s private equity and capital markets businesses. With fifteen years of industry experience, he has executed and closed numerous M&A transactions ranging from private mid-market businesses to large public company transactions. Vincent has also participated in some of the largest equity and debt capital markets transactions in Canada. Born and raised in Edmonton, Vincent is focused on bringing my broad capital markets and M&A experience to our clients and stakeholders.
Investor Relations/Capital Raising is one of the first points of contacts for investors, with a main focus on building and maintaining strong relationships with KV Capital’s investor base, and bridging the gap between the Finance and IR teams - add in some project management work to the mix and whatever else is thrown her way. After being at home with her kids for a few years, Nick influenced Elissa to get back into the workforce by telling her about KV Capital and eventually brought her onboard. When not working, Elissa is happiest spending time with her two busy boys and being active, or traveling (when it was allowed).
Kristen is the manager of planning and reporting. She supports the financial projections, reporting, and forward-looking operational projects of KV Private Equity’s portfolio companies. She is also an active board member of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northern Alberta. She received her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and went on to pursue a CPA designation while articling at KPMG LLP. The enjoyment of accounting she found through both of those experiences led her to pursue a career in accounting, which she knew she would excel in. Kristen spends her time biking, gardening, skating, binging new Netflix series and enjoying Edmonton’s events such as Taste of Edmonton and Heritage Days.
Michael has been with KV for almost ten years and is the CFO of our private equity team and portfolio. His responsibilities include overseeing the portfolio companies from a strategic, financial, and operational perspective. He is also involved in acquisition due diligence, financing initiatives, exit planning and M&A. Michael is happiest reading, playing backgammon and socializing when he is not working.
Akshay’s role as director of corporate development manages the due diligence process, helps evaluate companies that KV Capital invests in, and facilitates the growth of KV Capital’s portfolio companies. Akshay brings over fifteen years of experience across investment management, strategy, and finance, which includes managing the corporate development function for a $350M asset base spanning services, manufacturing, and technology companies. Akshay’s mentors and peers have commended his focus and genuine curiosity behind how people, teams and organizations grow. He has volunteered and/or sat on the boards of Goonj (Poverty Alleviation), Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation (Social Services), and SIGMA (Economic Empowerment). When Akshay’s not working, he loves running, discovering new walks and hikes, travelling and spending time with family and friends. Pre-pandemic, he was a regular at the squash courts with a growing team.
Michael works on the deal flow team and his responsibilities include sourcing new opportunities and evaluating potential acquisitions. He also works closely with our portfolio companies in executing key value add projects. When he’s not working, Michael spends his time playing hockey and the trumpet.
Gordon leads the acquisitions team at KV Private Equity in sourcing, reviewing, and managing due diligence on new acquisition opportunities. He’s also involved in select strategic operational projects and growth of existing portfolio companies. Gordon saw tremendous opportunity in getting early career experience with a professional services firm and what stood out was the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of business, taxation, and understanding operations of various companies in different industries all in a very short time. He gets to experience this daily in his current role at KV with the variety of opportunities that are looked at as well as the mix of portfolio companies that the fund owns. When he’s not working he can be found either on the golf course or in the mountains.
Jon leads the operation of KV Capital’s private equity team to form new business partnerships and the leadership of our portfolio companies' to drive growth. Jon played an integral role in launching our private equity business in 2017, and sourced and completed the acquisition of KV Capital’s four existing portfolio businesses: Northern Lite, Off Grid Trailers, Escape Trailer, and Campion Marine. Before joining KV Capital in 2011, Jon worked at Deloitte as a public accountant providing professional services to many different businesses. From the breadth of these experiences, Jon learned the commonalities inherent in successful ventures and how to create win-win outcomes. With this background and his desire to build, KV Capital was a natural fit. When he's not working, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, learning new things and exercising.
Darlene W. Scott, Q.C., is a senior partner in the Edmonton office of Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, where she provides business and legal advice to a range of institutional and corporate clients on real estate and commercial matters. Darlene served as Chair of Dentons Edmonton’s Banking and Finance group for over 10 years and is listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the field of Banking and Financial Institutions, having been awarded Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Corporate Law (2014 and 2018), Banking and Finance (2017) and Real Estate (2019). She received her Queen’s Counsel designation in 2016 and has served as a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta since 2014, holding the positions of Chair of Audit and Finance, Chair of Credentials and Education, Chair of Conduct and is currently serving as President.
Mr. Forbes holds a degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Calgary and is a CFA Charter holder. He is a licensed member of the Real Estate Council of Alberta and has completed the Mortgage Associates Program. Mr. Forbes joined MCAP’s Development Finance Group in Calgary in 2006 and is currently a Senior Advisor with the firm, responsible for the origination, negotiation, and underwriting of construction loan facilities for a variety of projects, including apartment condominium, purpose built rental, land servicing, commercial, and mixed-use. To date, he has been involved in structuring financing arrangements for over $2.0 billion of real estate transactions throughout Western Canada and has completed syndications with most major Canadian Banks, Alberta based lending institutions, pension funds, and life insurance companies.
Mr. Paulencu is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors holding the ICD.D designation.
Mr. Paulencu retired from Deloitte LLP in 2015 where he served as a partner for 31 years having the position as managing partner of the Edmonton office for 10 years.
Mr. Paulencu was an audit and advisory partner serving both publicly traded and private companies primarily in the financial institution and real estate industry sectors.
Mr. Paulencu is currently chairman of the publicly traded company, Athabasca Minerals Inc., and serves as an advisory director on two large privately held companies in the real estate and manufacturing industry sectors.
Mr. Scott holds a Masters of Science in Urban Planning. He is a founding partner of WAM Development Group. He is Past Chairman of the University Hospital Foundation and continues as an Emeritus member.
He is co-chairman of the Brain Center Campaign for the same Foundation. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and various industry organizations. His business career has centered around real-estate development, mortgage investments in Western Canada and the United States.
Through The Shelley and Guy Scott Family Foundation he is involved in philanthropic interests. He is President of Ventura Interests Inc., a family holding company involved in real estate and mortgage investments.
Mr. Allard holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Alberta and he is the Vice President of Edmonton based Allard Developments. For the last 16 years Mr. Allard has been actively involved in the full cycle execution of residential and commercial real estate development projects within Alberta through Allard Developments and its partners.
Mr. Allard currently focuses on the commercial leasing operations for both the private real estate holdings and new development sites that are managed within the portfolio of Allard Developments. Mr. Allard previously sat as a Director of Calgary based Vero Energy Inc. and he is concurrently serving as a Director of the Vancouver based Highbury Foundation.
As KV Capital’s associate legal counsel, Craig is the junior lawyer on a team immersed in managing a wide variety of legal tasks ranging from regulatory compliance to contract review to due diligence. In addition to the desire to act as a trusted advisor in the local business community, Craig’s passion for law was inspired by his aunt who is a lawyer and who helps individuals in her community with immigration and business issues. At the beginning of his legal career, he conducted due diligence and contract drafting in an $18M business transaction, and has since built on that experience, focusing on business and corporate finance law. Craig enjoys problem solving, intellectual challenges, and is driven towards lifelong learning and mastering difficult areas of expertise. He’s passionate about outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, surfing, running, hiking, and camping. He also enjoys live music and adding to the list of over twenty countries he has travelled to.
Kelly is responsible for building long term relationships with internal and external partners. Dick Haskayne influenced Kelly to pursue his profession, he made a huge impact on Kelly’s life many years ago which has carried forward to this day. Kelly enjoys spending time with loved one’s when he is not working.
Mitchell has been involved in most aspects of real estate beginning as a banker and progressing through ownership and asset management, a commercial mortgage brokerage, and finally arriving in private mortgage lending. Mitchell has been a borrower, lender, broker, and advisor throughout his career, and understands a deal from all perspectives to help structure opportunities for success. Over the span of his twenty year career, Mitchell has been involved in approximately $1B worth of transactions. Within the KV Capital team, he is the first point of contact for brokers and borrowers to discuss their needs for a private mortgage. He is practical in his approach to financing, often providing clients with the flexibility and speed to get deals done in reasonable time frames. Mitchell is the previous Chair of the City of Edmonton’s Non-Profit Housing Corp., and he is the father of two very active kids who are following his passion for skiing and surfing. They can be spotted behind a boat on the Okanagan in the summer and on the slopes in the Rockies in the winter.
Curtis is responsible for all aspects of the operation and performance of the private mortgage lending team at KV Capital; including but not limited to ensuring that KV Capital is top of mind for borrowers, and brokers seeking for bridge and construction financing on Canadian real estate. His father, who ran an accounting firm when he was growing up, and his passion for working with numbers influenced him to pursue his profession. While studying and working to become a chartered accountant, Curtis gained experience in both the financial services industry; more specifically investments and reinsurance. When he’s not working, Curtis spends his time learning, debating, playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Adam structures credit facilities that meet the business needs of our diverse borrower group, while generating strong risk-adjusted returns to our investors. He has been with KV for six years and prior to joining the team, Adam was the lead portfolio manager for a $2B portfolio of commercial mortgages, including construction, term and bridge debt. Additionally, in his time in the industry, Adam has participated in the structuring, underwriting, and syndication of commercial mortgages exceeding $1B, spanning across all major asset classes. Adam believes that the best deals are those in which the parties find a win-win solution, and he applies this approach to every deal he reviews at KV Capital.
Colin leads the Private Mortgage Underwriting and Loan Administration team. He delivers financing solutions for KV Capital’s borrowers and manages mortgage investments for our investors. Having been with KV Capital for five years, Colin has participated in over $3B of commercial real estate loans of all asset types across Western Canada and has managed over half a million dollars of mortgage investments on behalf of KV Capital’s investors. Colin was the recipient of the 2014 Dzurko National Honour Roll for performance on the Chartered Accountant program final examination. He was also the champion for KV Capital’s Salesforce system implementation (2019), and is the program leader for KV Capital’s pre-approved CPA training program. He enjoys spending time outdoors whenever he can, especially paddling in a canoe, hiking up a mountain, or water skiing behind a boat.
Wolfgang Bauman is an associate with the private mortgage underwriting team at KV Capital. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree both from the University of Alberta. He is currently working towards his Chartered Professional Accountant designation and has an interest in real estate, which together influenced the decision to pursue lending in real estate. His previous experience in geotechnical engineering has aided his underwriting background, particularly in land development. Wolfgang has been with KV Capital for four years now, and has been involved in structuring and underwriting loans in excess of $300M and has managed a commercial portfolio in excess of $75M. In his spare time, Wolfgang likes to play hockey and volleyball, and travel the globe, having already been to Asia, Africa and Europe twice.
As a Senior Underwriter with the Private Mortgage underwriting team, Tyler works to assess risks, structure deals, and support the firm’s private lending operations. Tyler is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Alberta. He has always had a passion to pursue a career in finance and real estate, and enjoys the opportunity of adding value for a wide range of stakeholders. To date, Tyler has been involved in structuring and underwriting mortgage loan investments in excess of $10M. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys playing golf and is an avid sports fan. He is also a travel enthusiast having previously visited numerous areas within North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. He hopes to continue his journey across the globe.
As a Senior Underwriter, Paul works to analyze, value and critically assess properties in a variety of different asset classes across multiple provinces. Additionally, he provides the same valuation assessment towards our borrowers and works to marry the two within the risk profile outlined by the firm. His decision to join the underwriting profession came from his interest in valuations and deals work. He has completed all of the prerequisites to receive the CPA designation and is working on fulfilling the hours required. While finishing his CPA, he has concurrently been pursuing his CFA and has successfully completed the first two levels. When he is away from work, Paul is happiest spending time with his friends and family outdoors. In the summer, this means spending a significant amount of time on the golf course or at his family's cottage. During the winter months, he enjoys spending time skiing or at the outdoor rink.
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As our managing partner of Asset Management, Nicholas provides overall leadership and oversight of fund formation, capital raising activities and client relations. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Political Science and a juris doctor degree from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. Prior to joining KV Capital Nicholas practiced corporate and commercial law at a leading national law firm where he specialized in private M&A, capital markets and commercial real estate. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Alberta Securities Commission Exempt Market Dealer Advisory Committee and is a co-founder of Young ACG Edmonton.
Marc has twenty years of full cycle experience in the Canadian mortgage banking and brokerage industry that has included first hand expertise in underwriting, originating, adjudicating, servicing, account management and default management. He also has experience in structuring and sourcing various debt and equity structures including pari-passu loans, A/B loans, club deals and structured finance deals and has been involved in aggregate debt transactions topping $3B. Within his role at KV Capital, Marc is responsible for overseeing and supporting the commercial real estate financing group and providing strategic direction to take advantage of new opportunities in our markets, as well as providing leadership and experience to our business development group in providing commercial real estate financing solutions to our clients. Marc has spent seven years on the KV Mortgage Fund Board, including Chair of the Lending Review Committee, and was previously a contributing member of AMBA, Mortgage Loans Association and UDI. Marc has always had a passion for real estate and specifically city building – he loves Alberta and takes pride in watching our great cities in Alberta grow and progress. When he’s not working, Marc is happiest doing anything relating to hockey, pursuing his passion for fly fishing, and discovering the real estate market elsewhere when he travels.
KV Capital is comprised of a diverse group of hard-working people, unified by a drive for excellence and an expectation of client satisfaction.