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.


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


Waterston Law Group LLC (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.



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 activities.

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



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 Burlington Ontario.

Graoch Associates
Mr. Gary Gray
Phone: (253) 396-4356
We made in excess of 20 bridge loans to this limited partnership syndicator who syndicated primarily B quality multi-family rental residential properties in locations all over the U.S.

Bruckal Properties (Kelowna, BC)
Mr. Myles Bruckal
Phone: (250) 712-1110
We provided a number of bridge and equity loans for single-family subdivisions and apartment projects in Denver and Phoenix.

Symmetry Inc. (Edmonton, Alberta)
Mr. Dan White
Phone: (780) 237-9560
We provided a number of loans on properties in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.

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

Tara Group (Dallas, Texas)
Mr. Dave Morgan
Phone: (214) 668-3420
We provided 2 participating loans to acquire approximately 20 land parcels in Ohio, and Florida, and we provided mezzanine loans for single-family subdivisions in Texas.

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.

Stratus Group
Mr. Richard Dean
Phone: (303) 619-4363
We provided in excess of 8 participating loans to develop residential and commercial projects in Colorado and Florida.



Land and Timber:

Jemi Holdings Ltd. (Gabriola Island, BC)
Mr. Mike Jenks
Phone: (604) 247-9135
We provided Jemi with a number of participation loans on logging and land development projects in BC and Ontario.

Construction and Development:

Wedler Engineering Ltd.
Mr. Glen Darychuk
Phone: (604) 792-0651
Glen Darychuk was the civil engineer on several of our recent development projects.

Rositch, Hemphill and Associates Architects
Mr. Bryce Rositch
Phone: (604) 669-6002
Mr. Rositch was the design architect for The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake.

DYS Architecture (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) 597-7100
Dave Walls was our designer on over 30 residential and commercial projects since 1980.

Affordable Housing Society (New Westminister, BC)
Bob Nicklin
Phone: (604) 521-0818
We built several hundred residential units for Affordable Housing.

City of Chilliwack
Mr. Eric Dyck
Phone: (604) 793-2739
We were private sector partners with the City of Chilliwack on the Chilliwack Five Corners Public-Private Partnership project in 2002.

BC Housing Management Commission (Burnaby, BC)
Mr. Craig Crawford
Phone: (604) 439-4733
We built several thousand homes for BC Housing.

Killick Metz Bowen Rose Architects (Vancouver, BC)
Mr. Witmar Abele
Phone: (604) 732-3361
Witmar Abele was the architect on two of our design build projects.

Ledingham McAllister Properties Ltd. (Vancouver, BC)
Mr. Ward McAllister
Phone: (604) 662-3700
Ward McAllister was our partner in the development of the Bakerview Shopping Centre in Abbotsford, BC.