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Executive Team

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Bruce Kahkesh

Founder & CEO

Bruce possesses over 22 years of experience relating to mortgage brokering, lending, and real estate investing. Behind the scenes, his vision and leadership guides Nation Capital's team to successfully execute strategies that enhances value for its investors and clients. He oversees all of the investments made by Nation Capital and throughout his career, has structured over $1 billion in first and second mortgages. He is passionate about helping individuals and families navigate the complex world of financial services through honest advice and fiduciary responsibilities in English and Farsi. ​ In his spare time, Bruce enjoys playing tennis, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. He can often be found reading, learning about new things, and envisioning creative business plans.

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Lili Kahkesh


Lili has been working in the mortgage industry since 2001 and manages all of Nation Capital’s transactions and operations. She is detail-oriented in her approach to due diligence to mitigate financial and administrative risks, and skillfully balances attractive returns for investors. Her extensive background in accounting and financial analysis allows her to easily work through the intricacies of financial transactions and investment proposals. ​ Lili is able to offer services in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Outside of work, she is also heavily engaged in her community and follows the philosophy that her actions both within work and family life should contribute to building an enduring legacy in the community. She is an active member of the Crofton House School Advancement Committee and BC Children's Hospital Crystal Ball Committee.

Advisory Board

Francis Chang

Francis Chang is a business professional with over two decades of experience in corporate management and legal practice. From December 2013 to November 2019, Francis C.F. Chang was Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, Asia Pacific and the Middle East for FOX Networks Group (“FNG Asia”), which was part of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. and acquired by The Walt Disney Company in March 2019. Francis oversaw FNG Asia’s business and legal affairs in the region, as well as its standards and practices, including managing FNG Asia's legal team of 21 lawyers and paralegals. Francis and the legal team he led were recognized as industry leaders by The Legal 500 and Thomson Reuters. Prior to joining FNG Asia in 2013, Francis spent eight years at the Canadian law firm, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Vancouver (“Blakes”), where he was a partner in the corporate and technology groups and worked with Canadian, U.S. and Asia-based clients on cross-border acquisitions and complex commercial deals, including in the areas of project development, technology and intellectual property. Francis was also a Board Member of the United Way Lower Mainland for seven years from 2006 to 2013, where he also served as Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee and was a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee. Since returning to Vancouver, Canada at the end of 2019, Francis has focused on community involvement, consulting and leadership coaching. Francis is currently a Knowledge Philanthropist with Vantage Point, Vice Chair and Board Director with One to One Literacy Society and Vice Chair and Board Director with Urban Ink Production Society an Indigenous and multi-cultural theatre company. Francis obtained his J.D. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, and also has an M.B.A., Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. He has also completed the Excelerator Essentials Coaching and Coach Approach to Facilitation programs with Essential Impact, which is recognized by the International Coaching Federation, as well as the creative writing diploma program with The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University.

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Keith Nusgart

Keith Nusgart Mr. Nusgart is an independent IT consultant and real estate developer. He worked for Accenture LLP for over 25 years. He specializes in managing large complex projects and providing IT Strategy consulting to Utilities, large companies and government agencies across North America. Keith holds a BA and a MBA from North Dakota State University.

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Jas Boparai

Mr. Boparai is a business and financial executive with over 25 years of domestic and international private and public company experience. Who brings more than 25 years of corporate financial and strategic planning experience. Currently serving on three private company boards and providing advisory services to a number of private companies in a number of diversified industries. His extensive background includes financial and management reporting, treasury management, capital and liquidity management, M&A transactions, investor relations, capital raising and leading fast-paced growth companies. Previously, Mr. Boparai was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GLENTEL Inc., a publicly traded Wireless mobile phone dealer with operations in Canada, USA, and Australia. He was responsible for the company’s strategic leadership, business acquisitions and divestitures, banking and treasury, investor relations, enterprise risk management, and financial planning and reporting functions. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University (with concentrations in Accounting and Finance) and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

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Brian Markus

Brian Markus specializes in foreclosure law at Brian C. Markus Law Corp. He was called to the bar in South Africa in 1985 and worked as a lawyer in Cape Town for two years, and then in the UK for the historical law firms of Freshfields, and Davies Arnold Cooper for 3 years before moving to Vancouver. He re-qualified and was called to the bar in Canada in 1991 and has concentrated his BC practice on foreclosure law. In addition to his downtown Vancouver law practice, he has shared his considerable knowledge and expertise in foreclosure law through the publication of numerous papers on the subject and also lectures for The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. 21 LEGAL_41320661.1

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Ralph Yetman

Ralph Yetman operates Yetmans Law Corporation in downtown Vancouver. He assists clients with their residential real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on representing both private and institutional lenders in completing their lending transactions with security and efficiency. Having completed over 40,000 real estate transactions since graduating from UBC Law School in 1983, Ralph and his staff are well positioned to handle all manner of residential financing and acquisition requests. Ralph was born in Calgary and obtained a BA in History and Economics from University of Calgary before completing his law degree at UBC. After working for several prestigious Vancouver law firms, Ralph established Yetmans Law Corporation in 2003.

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