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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

CFO & COO

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

Ralph Yetman

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.

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.

Brian Markus

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

Andrew Hasman

Andrew Hasman

Andrew is a seasoned real estate professional with over 30 years of experience in Vancouver, specializing in residential real estate under the Re/Max umbrella. In addition to his successful career in real estate sales, he is a dedicated real estate investor, with a focus on multi-family value-add acquisitions in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Lower Mainland. Andrew's extensive industry knowledge and commitment to staying up-to-date with housing sector changes make him a valuable asset to the Greater Vancouver real estate community.

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Robert Freimanis

Robert provides executive oversight to a variety of high-rise & commercial projects, along with technical and cost advice in the construction industry for a leading local Vancouver developer as a senior leader guiding and assisting both external stakeholders and internal construction teams through the design process, estimating and construction delivery. Robert oversees pre-construction, estimating and project management departments that both welcome and capitalize on his expertise and broad professional experience, to influence and achieve positive project outcomes. Robert’s decades long construction industry career working on a diverse portfolio of industrial, retail, office, residential, and high-rise projects provide owners, consultants and trade professionals with a wealth of experience on projects of varying complexity up to $500MM. He is a highly skilled construction professional that has honed his craft working mostly for Canadian companies as well as with firms operating oversea in Dubai, Riyadh, Amman and Calcutta. He is a Civil Engineer with a Master’s degree in Engineering. In his spare time, Robert, his wife, and their three sons enjoy travelling, boating, motorcycles, and baseball.

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