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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


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 - Team Lead

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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Gladys Yu

Assistant Manager

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.


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!


Evan Li

Mortgage Professional

Evan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Simon Fraser University and has worked in the financial sector for many years as a corporate accountant, specializing in advanced analytical and financial modeling. He is passionate about guiding clients through the mortgage process with confidence and ease, helping them achieve their homeownership dreams. Evan's deep understanding of financial performance and his ability to communicate complex information make him an invaluable resource for clients navigating the mortgage landscape. Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English, he is well-equipped to serve a diverse range of clients. Outside of work, he enjoys exploring outdoor trails, skateboarding, and spending time with his cats.

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Chris L.

Mortgage Professional - Team Kevin Kim

Chris, a native of Korea, brings a diverse background to the world of mortgages. With a foundation in Electrical Engineering and a successful career in one of the largest companies in Korea, he transitioned into the IT sector, honing his skills in software engineering. Since moving to Canada in 2017, Chris has seamlessly integrated his expertise into the thriving tech scenes of both Toronto and Vancouver. Drawing from his unique journey, Chris is passionate about assisting IT professionals from Korea in securing optimal mortgages and properties. His in-depth understanding of both technology and mortgages allows him to provide tailored solutions that empower his clients in making sound financial decisions. Beyond the numbers, Chris is committed to ensuring a smooth and transparent process, guided by integrity and personalized service.

Kevin L.

Mortgage Professional - Team Kevin Kim

Kevin was born and raised in Korea. He immigrated to Canada in 2002 when he just finished the freshman in University in Korea and graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2007.

Working as a background in public accountant for many years, Kevin has built a successful integration with his financial and customer service experience in simplifying the mortgage solutions.

He is truly passionate about people and whether refinancing a mortgage, consolidating debt, searching for a private mortgage, deciding on second mortgage, or a home equity line of credit he always pursues providing the best possible customer experience with the highest level of honesty and integrity.

When he isn’t working or consulting with clients, Kevin loves spending time with his family, watching his kids playing sports or going on hikes around GVA with his wife and a dog.


Ahyeong Y.

Mortgage Assistant - Team Kevin Kim

Ahyeong is a well-rounded professional with a deep commitment to assisting individuals from diverse backgrounds in their global mobility and relocation journeys. In addition to her ongoing work, she has expanded her focus towards helping people find their ideal homes by supporting mortgage professionals. Beyond her career, Ahyeong is an avid traveler, exploring the world through road trips and international adventures, all while enjoying quality time with her family and friends.


Richie W.


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


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.


Darryl & Tia Ho

Financial Advisors

Darryl and Tia are a husband-and-wife financial advisor team passionate about empowering Canadians to make smarter financial choices. With over 20 years of experience, they help clients build wealth through strategic investments, protect families with life and critical illness insurance, minimize taxes, and plan for an abundant retirement. Known for their honesty and integrity, they are among the top 10% of financial advisors worldwide as members of the Million Dollar Round Table. They cherish family time with their two teenagers, engaging in outdoor activities like biking, hiking, and swimming, and relaxing at home watching movies with their two dogs and a bowl of popcorn.


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