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Lower Mainland

Mortgage Brokers
Specializing in Private Lenders

Mortgage Specialist in Vancouver

It’s the people that make us who we are.

Founded in 2018 by our President John Lee, Arise Mortgage Corp. is a rapidly growing mortgage brokerage based in Vancouver, BC.

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John Lee

President

John, the founder of Arise Mortgage Corp., works closely with Arise’s investor and borrowing clients.  He achieved his Business degree from Simon Fraser University concentrating in Finance and Economics and has worked in different major Canadian financial institutions for many years helping clients fulfill their financial goals. His lending experience spans all areas of real estate including residential, office, mixed-use, multi-family, land assembly, development, interim, debt restructuring, industrial, and various commercial. In addition, he is a proud supporter of Compassion Canada – a non-profit organization that helps release children from poverty. He loves volunteering at his local church and spending quality time with his wife and young daughter.

Kevin Kim

Mortgage Professional

Kevin achieved his Bachelor of Business Administration from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2012. He has been working in the financial sector for many years as a corporate accountant and a mortgage professional. He loves being challenged with complicated financial problems and coming up with creative mortgage solutions for residential and commercial properties. He is passionate about helping young families, new home buyers, and new immigrants. He enjoys volunteering at the City of Langley as a member of the advisory council. When he is not working, he loves running and spending time with his wife and young son.  

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Queenie Lai

Mortgage Professional

Queenie achieved her Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in 2014. She has worked in the accounting field for a few years and transitioned to becoming a mortgage professional. She loves connecting with people, learning new things from them, and adding some fun to their day. She enjoys volunteering to give back to the community. When she is not working, she loves to enjoy good food with family and friends.

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Natsuki Ogura

Mortgage Professional

Natsuki was born and raised in Japan. She immigrated to Canada in 2009, and joined one of the largest online eyewear retailers in North America as a Marketing Specialist for several years. Now, she has shifted her career into the mortgage industry. Her collaborative, goal-oriented style of work will ensure that clients are getting the most out of their home purchasing experience. She loves helping people by sharing the knowledge of how the right mortgage allows people to improve their financial well-being. When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her two children, her husband, and her Shiba Inu fur baby!

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Gladys Yu

Executive Assistant

Gladys achieved her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto in 2017, then completed a Digital Strategy & Communications certificate in 2020. During this time, she also started a small online jewelry business on the side. She helps the Arise team with a lot of behind the scenes work, from marketing all the way to whatever is necessary to complete mortgage applications. When she is not working, she enjoys catching up with friends over a meal, spending time outdoors, and exploring the city.

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Steve N.

Mortgage Specialist/Underwriter

Steve has over 15 years of experience in underwriting mortgages and has been a team member of several different mortgage brokerages. He is very knowledgeable in residential and investment properties, and have achieved many top producing awards. When he’s not in the office, he loves watching Formula 1 racing and attending events around the world.

Steve N | Mortgage Specialist and Underwriter

Wendy H.

Mortgage Specialist/Underwriter

Wendy has been helping people with mortgages for over 30 years. Starting as a Personal Banker at one of the Big 5 Canadian banks, she transitioned to become a Mortgage Professional and an underwriter. She is very resourceful and always has a way to get an approval. She loves staying healthy and fit and enjoys exercising and biking around Vancouver’s scenic routes.

Wendy H, Mortgage Specialist and Underwriter

Richie W.

Lawyer

Richie achieved his law degree from the University of British Columbia. He is a business lawyer with a diverse area of practice. He has many years of experience in business law and conveyancing. Regardless of whether the mortgage is from a bank or a private lender, he will get the file completed. With Vancouver being a city that prides itself on diversity, he speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin to service a wide range of clients.

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Hayson C. CPA, CGA

Accountant

Hayson is an entrepreneur and business consultant who works with private corporations and families in Western Canada and Asia.
 

Hayson has a veritable track record of success in various settings and a strong background in accounting, tax planning, and business consultation. He has helped countless business owners and families to achieve their goals.
 

Hayson also believes in the importance of giving back to the community. He volunteered for a government registered not-for-profit organization for 10 years and acted as the Treasurer for 5 years. His responsibilities included overseas finance, communicating with the government liaison officers (funding), organized fund-raising dinners, and reporting to all members at the AGM.
 

In his spare time, Hayson enjoys traveling, photography and outdoor activities.

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