Founded in 2018 by our President John Lee, Arise Mortgage Corp. is a rapidly growing mortgage brokerage based in Vancouver, BC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matthew K, CPA, CA
Matthew earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in 1994 and completed the Certified General Accountant program in 1999 and received his CA designation in 2003. Matthew volunteers his time and expertise as a trustee and treasurer of the Jack Webster Foundation, which promotes excellence in journalism in BC. He also serves as a director on the Board of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.