The Van Maren Group of Companies has developed successful business relationships with many clients and partners. The following people may be contacted for a reference on our firm.

Auditor:

Langbroek Louwerse & Thiessen
Mr. Kurt Louwerse
Phone: (604) 858-4990

Legal:

Waterstone Law Group (Chilliwack, BC)
Mr. Bruce Davies
Phone: (604) 824-7777
Bruce Davies does a lot of legal work related to real-estate lending and investments.

Spier Harben (Calgary, Alberta)
Mr. David Prasow
Phone: (403) 263-5130
David Prasow provides legal services on real-estate transactions in Alberta.

Biskund, Hunt and Taylor (Phoenix, Arizona)
Mr. Neil Biskind
Phone: (602) 955-1822
Neil Biskind provides legal services on real-estate transactions in the U.S.

Financing:

CIBC Real Estate Group (Vancouver, BC)
Graham Worth
Phone: (604) 665-1126
The CIBC has been our primary lender since 1982.

Strand Development Corporation (Vancouver, BC)
Mr. John Mackay
Phone: (604) 687-1919
John Mackay participates in many of our lending and investment activities.

Paragon Capital Corporation (Calgary, Alberta)
Ms. Abby Steinberg
Phone: (403) 263-6446
Paragon participated in a number of our loans.

Borrowers/Partners:

Argo Development Corporation (Burlington, Ontario)
Gord Buck
Phone: (905) 334-0266
We provided Argo with a number of participating land development loans in Brampton, Oakville, Mississauga, and Burlingon Ontario.

Graoch Associates
Mr. Gary Gray
Phone: (253) 307-1369
We made in excess of 20 bridge loans to this limited partnership syndicator who syndicated primarily B quality multi-family rental residential properties in B locations all over the U.S.

Qualico Communities (Edmonton, Alberta)
Mr. Brad Armstrong
Phone: (780) 490-2537
We invested in excess of 15 land development projects in Edmonton and Calgary managed by Qualico.

Bruckal Properties (Kelowna, BC)
Mr. Myles Bruckal
Phone: (250) 712-1110
We provided a number of bridge loans and equity loans to acquire income producing real estate in the U.S.

Symmetry Asset Management (Edmonton, Alberta)
Mr. Dan White
Phone: (780) 239-9560
We provided a number of bridge loans on properties in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.

York Realty (Edmonton, Alberta)
Mr. Glenn Woolsey
Phone: (780) 421-4000
We provided a number of bridge loans and participating loans on industrial properties in Edmonton, Alberta.

Jaymor Group (Markham, Ontario)
Mr. Fab Lucchese
Phone: (905) 882-1212
We provided a number of bridge loans to close rental apartment acquisitions in Florida and Ontario.

HCT Investments (San Francisco, California)
Mr. Jim Hunter
Phone: (510) 337-7991
We provided in excess of 12 participating loans for the purchase of office buildings in Oakland and San Francisco, California.

 

Land and Timber:

Jemi Holdings Ltd. (Nanaimo, BC)
Mr. Mike Jenks
Phone: (604) 741-4278
We provided Jemi with a number of participation loans on logging and land development projects in BC and Ontario.

Construction and Development:

DYSA (Vancouver, BC)
Mr. John Davidson
Phone: (604) 697-7700
John Davidson was our design-build partner on numerous residential and commercial projects since 1981.

Barnett Dembek Architects (Surrey, BC)
Mr. Dave Walls
Phone: (604) 572-5431
Dave Walls was our designer on over 30 residential and commercial projects since 1980.

Barnett Dembek Architects, Inc.
Mr. Dave Walls
Phone: (604) 597-7100
Dave Walls was our designer on over 30 residential and commercial projects since 1980.

Wedler Engineering
Mr. Glen Darychuk
Phone: (604) 792-0651
Glen Darychuk was the civil engineer on our residential and industrial development projects since 2004.

Rositch Hemphill Architects
Mr. Bryce Rositch
Phone: (604) 669-6002
Bryce Rositch was the design architect for our current development project - The Cottages on Osoyoos
Lake

Grand Chief - Sto:lo Nation
Mr. Joe Hall
Phone: (604) 793-3228
Eric has known Joe Hall since high school, and Van Maren has developed a large residential project on
Tzeachten First Nation land, while Joe was the chief.

Chief - Osoyoos Indian Band
Mr. Clarence Louie
Phone: (250) 498-9132
Clarence Louie is the chief of the band on whose land Van Maren is developing The Cottages on Osoyoos
Lake.