Ana AlvesSenior Development Manager Cape Group
Ana is originally from Brazil and moved to Canada four years ago. She has a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Universidade Santa Ursula with a MBA in business from IBMEC.
She has been working in real estate for over 8 years, working on over 40 projects from commercial to residential to shopping mall projects, all in different phases.
Once in Canada, Ana completed the Architecture Technician course from Vancouver Community College to familiarize herself with the Canadian standards. Working at Cape Group has given Ana the opportunity to get back in the development industry where she excels and is beyond excited for this new challenge.
FUN FACT: In her spare time, Ana loves being in the outdoors and hiking the local trails. She has also been known to enjoy Happy Hour sampling some of our fantastic British Colombian wines.
Roberta BacellarProject Coordinator Cape Construction
Roberta has a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and has joined Cape Group in 2019 after finishing her Master’s in Global Leadership and Administration. Before moving to Canada, she had been working as a site coordinator for over 10 years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Roberta worked on various high-rise residential, commercial projects, and shopping centres.
She is excited to be part of the Cape team as a Project Coordinator and hopes to continuously improve her abilities and knowledge. Her enthusiasm for construction and her self-motivation make her a great asset to the Cape team.
Fun Fact: In her spare time, Roberta can be found riding her bike on False Creek seawall with her husband and two adorable daughters.
Jeremy BoudreauSite Superintendent Cape Construction
Jeremy is a third generation trades person following in the footsteps of his grandfather who worked as a carpenter in the mines at Hedley and Britannia after WW1. Jeremy is a Red Seal Carpenter, Leed Green Associate and Construction Safety Officer. His career in construction began in 1989 building concrete barges and has since been working in carpentry, safety and supervision on infrastructure and ICI projects in BC, Alberta and Australia.
Jeremy comes to Cape Group as a Site Superintendent. He is particularly excited about working with Cape on our socially and environmentally responsible residential projects and the legacy of what we leave for generations to come.
Fun Fact: Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family (partner and stepson) traveling and being tourists in our own town. He has been an avid motorcyclist for his entire life having ridden many places in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, California, and Nevada, with many more trips planned.
Rupert CampbellDirector of Development and Acquisitions Cape Group
Rupert has a Master’s in Urban Planning from UBC and extensive experience working on complex real estate development projects in both China and Canada. Originally from New Zealand, Rupert has lived all over the world from Europe to Asia and North America, but is now a Vancouverite by marriage and is very happy to call Canada home.
He is in charge of leading Cape’s real estate development process from start to finish, and brings buckets of passion, energy, and humour to the boardroom, along with abundant checklists, spreadsheets, and scrawled diagrams. Some of his favourite things include innovative models for impactful business, urban design, and white boards.
Fun Fact: In his spare time, you’ll find Rupert in a pair of boxing gloves practicing his foot speed and head movement, working hard to maintain his facial arrangement.
Gayne DesmaraisSite Superintendent Cape Construction | Kamloops
Gayne has been in construction from a very young age, his father was a contractor in North Vancouver where he grew up. He started out in single family home construction and became a carpenter before moving up to Foreman on multifamily construction. Gayne also has experience with highrise construction in downtown Vancouver, and started working for Cape in 2003 on our iconic Pacifica tower in Nanaimo.
Fun Fact: Gayne can get anywhere in the province in his red truck so fast that if it were an Olympic sport, he would win gold every time. Without infringing on any traffic laws, naturally.
Danielle DhaliwalDevelopment Manager Cape Group
Danielle is committed to the thoughtful development of vibrant neighbourhoods and quality projects that inspire people to live, work, socialize and connect with one another in the built and natural environments around them.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Danielle has extensive development and project management experience ranging from beginning the development of a 90 acre master planned community for The Reach in Kamloops, to partnering with non-profit organizations to build affordable
rental housing at Catalyst Community Developments Society in Vancouver.
She is now the Development Manager at Cape and is responsible for preforming feasibility analyses and site due diligence on potential project sites and overseeing the design development, municipal approvals, and construction administration of mixed-use retail and multi-family residential buildings.
Fun Fact: In her spare time, Danielle is an adventure seeker hiking mountains, bungee jumping off of bridges, and enjoying different arts and performance events in Vancouver.
Claudia EscobarAccounts Payable Cape Group
Claudia brings to Cape Group over 12 years of experience as an Accounts Payable Specialist. With a Certificate in Travel and Tourism, Claudia spent many years working in the Travel industry with the likes of Canada 3000 and Harmony Airways before moving into an accounts payable position at Flight Centre. With her experience and knowledge gained from her time at the large multinational travel conglomerate, Claudia then moved to the construction industry which has helped shape her into the highly adaptable, quick thinking, problem solver she is today.
Claudia provides high quality customer service to multiple stakeholders including developers, distributors, sub-trades, suppliers, and vendors alike and prides herself on building and maintaining trusted professional relationships.
Fun Fact – Claudia is of Salvadorian descent and speaks fluent Spanish. You can find her indulging on pupusas (traditional Salvadorian dish everyone loves) or Spanish dancing in her spare time (call or email for lessons)!
Karla FraserDirector of Construction Cape Construction
Karla Fraser has over 27 years of experience working in the construction industry. Karla started off in the industry as a surveyor and equipment operator before getting a Civil Engineering degree from The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). In 2003, she moved to Vancouver and began working in General Contracting as Project Manager for the likes of Scott Construction and Urban One to name a few. In early 2020, Karla began Hive Projects Inc, working with various clients at the concept stages in order to help develop the best solutions for their projects.
Karla has a passion for mass timber builds and environmentally sustainable materials and buildings, as she views this to be the future of Vancouver’s construction era. She won the Wood Works Technologist award in 2018 for her achievements working on UBC’s Brock Commons project, an 18 storey hybrid mass timber building.
Karla has a meticulous planning process utilizing 4D software and excels in her ability to effectively communicate with people which contributes to her projects being managed so swiftly.
Fun Fact: Karla likes to hike the local mountains and has a standing date with three friends and their dogs almost every Sunday. Karla and her partner are registered Bee Keepers and what was supposed to be an easy hobby has turned into a part time job for the both of them. They also love to travel having seen every province and territory except the Maritimes. The east coast of Canada was on their travel plans for the summer but COVID nixed that. They try and travel both internationally and nationally a couple times a year.
Jacky-Rae GreenProject Manager Cape Construction
Jacky-Rae has over 13 years experience in the design and construction industry with Healthcare and Institutional project portfolios as well as experience in managing large commercial and residential development projects.
In her role as a Project Manager, Jacky-Rae fosters an environment of teamwork and ensures that strategy is clearly defined while overseeing performance and maintaining moral. Her strong communication and client service skills enhance process-driven management philosophy. She is a natural leader and hands-on team player.
With her comprehensive industry knowledge and thorough understanding of administration and technology, she facilitates effective communication and document control processes, ensures compliance and makes informed decisions for a successful project outcome.
Fun Fact: Jacky-Rae has a love for modeling and has been doing it off and on since she was 16. She loves to sing and does so in her spare time (when no one is watching). She also enjoys helping others break down the fog in their minds to find their passion in life and love.
Norm HamiltonProperty Accountant Accounting
Norman has been with the company since January of 2005. His responsibility is to handle all aspects of Property Management accounting for properties located in the Lower Mainland. Norman attends to all tenants needs in the area of accounting.
Fun Fact: Norman has the highly acclaimed role of setting the office radio station in the morning.
Howard HsuProject Manager Cape Construction
Howard joined Cape in 2005 and has a Master’s in Construction Management, a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, is Gold Seal Certified and an EIT. He has been project manager for multi-residential wood frame and high-rise projects, owner’s representative for oversea investors, and multiple office, restaurant, and clinic TI. He also has past experience in Asian projects.
Fun Fact: Howard speaks both Mandarin and Taiwanese.
Lola HyndleyOffice Manager Cape Group
Lola was born and raised in London, UK where she graduated from the University of East Anglia and was lucky enough to do a year abroad at the University of California- Santa Barbara. She arrived in Vancouver in February 2020.
With her experience as an Operations Manager and Office Manager at a corporate events company, she is looking forward to bring her experience to Cape Group.
Fun Fact: Lola likes food and enjoys exploring BC on the weekends.
Rob JohalDevelopment Coordinator Cape Group
Rob has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Urban Land Economics from The University of British Columbia. He began his career working in residential sales for a White Rock based real estate developer. He then went on to work with Onni in a residential sales role. He joined CAPE in January 2020 as a Development Coordinator.
Fun Fact: Rob plays in two Urban Rec leagues. Enjoys biking around the city and hiking on the North Shore.
Misha RatnerDirector of Asset Management & Leasing Asset Management
Misha has over 10 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of Property Management, leasing and construction, and has attended the construction operations program at BCIT, as well as the Rental Property Management Licensing course at the UBC Sauder School of Business.
He oversees all property management operations related to Cape’s commercial and residential portfolio. Responsibilities range from the management of tenant and capital improvements, to assisting Cape’s team of building managers in operating rental properties.
Fun Fact: Misha is known around the office as the “Misha Missile” for how fast he is at taking care of all kinds of problems. We’re not sure if he’s heat-seeking or laser-guided, but he’s always on target.
Paul ReidSite Superintendent Cape Construction
Paul started building log cottages with his father at 14 years old in Oshawa Ontario. After moving to Vancouver, he attended BCIT in order to become a Journeyman Carpenter-Lather and begun working on everything from custom homes to high rises.
He owned his own steel stud and dry wall company which concentrated on high rise commercial and residential buildings before returning to work for local real estate & development companies likes of Bosa, Concord Pacific and Coramandel. Paul brings a wealth of expertise as Site SuperIntendent to Cape Group.
Fun Fact: Paul is an avid hunter, fisherman and photographer. His friends say that if there was every a zombie apocalypse, they would go to Paul’s house for protection.
Sean ReismanDevelopment & Acquisitions Analyst Cape Group
Sean holds a Masters of Community and Regional Planning from UBC where he specialized in urban design and land economics. Previously, he worked for a non-profit housing provider researching alternative home-ownership models. He joined Cape Group in October 2019 as an intern and hasn’t looked back.
On a normal day, he can be seen in the office creating innovative proforma models and trying to keep up with new municipal policy and current market trends. Sean is currently tasked with finding Cape’s next big development.
Fun Fact: Sean lived in Texas for 12 years and has a twin brother. He enjoys skiing, biking and playing tennis in his free time. ”
Rachele RenziMarketing Coordinator Cape Group
Rachele has a background in Graphic Design and Photography. She is from Italy and has moved to Vancouver to pursue her career in Marketing with a specific interest in Digital Marketing.
She is thrilled to be creating eye catching graphics and bringing marketing strategy to life for Cape Group.
Fun Fact: She loves travel and she has been in 20+ countries so far.
David RobertsProject Manager, Health & Safety Coordinator Cape Construction
David joined Cape in 1993 and has held numerous positions within the company, beginning with sound hands on training in the field. Through hard work and commitment to excellence, David rose through the ranks quickly into a project management positions.
David developed the Occupational Health and Safety Program which culminated in an 85% reduction in WCB related costs. Being responsible for the Health, Safety and Environmental activities of Cape, we proudly maintain a better than average experience rating with WCB and continually aim towards the goal of a zero injury policy.
Fun Fact: David has a special place in the Cape organization, as during his first week he famously rebuked Ralph on a job site for not following safety protocol. His commitment to safety is highly prized, and he has not had to find another job since!
Zack RossCOO Cape Group
Zack is a graduate of Integrated Engineering from UBC, as well as a licensed airplane pilot. As the third generation of the Schwartzman family, he started in the family business as a site labourer, and over the course of a decade has worked his way up to head office to become the company’s king of spreadsheets.
Zack oversees ongoing business operations within the company, from acquisitions to construction management, and particularly works on finding optimal structures and mechanisms to lead Cape from strength to strength.
Fun Fact: Zack played baseball for UBC and really knows how to make balls fly. He also knows how to actually fly. He is also the most likely to lead a Pure Barre class after work.
Jennifer RyanMarketing Manager Cape Group
Jennifer has over 20 years’ experience bringing marketing strategies to life and has a solid track record in project management, strategic development, and brand management. A born and raised Vancouverite, Jennifer attended the University of Western Ontario, obtaining a BA in English Literature before returning to Vancouver.
Her main responsibilities are managing all marketing aspects of the Cape brand as well as all development projects. Having worked both agency and client side gives Jennifer a vast array of experience which she brings to the table every day at Cape Group.
Fun Fact: Jen first started working at age 12, clearing out horse stalls and before going to university traveled throughout California, Alberta and BC doing equestrian competitions.
Ralph SchwartzmanFounder & CEO | Cape Group Cape Group
Ralph is a graduate of University of Manitoba in Civil Engineering and was registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia in 1964. He started as an engineer in construction, and quickly established his own construction company so as to engage in more dynamic development.
With his vast experience and wealth of knowledge, he has led the Cape team in the construction and development industries for over six decades. He has been considered a visionary in the building community, bringing many new building concepts and developments to Western Canada and Northwest USA.
Fun Fact: Ralph’s first project was a water tower that he designed and constructed at the age of 16. It was only taken down in 1974 to be replaced with water lines, so it stood the test of time!
Gurinder SinghProject Coordinator Cape Construction
Gurinder has a Master’s in Construction Management from Concordia University with active experience working with framed structures in residential and commercial projects in Asia.
He is very excited to join Cape Group and be part of a cool, diverse team of individuals with years of enriched experience in Western Canada. His interests include exploring “Green building” development that looks at reducing net carbon footprint.
Fun Fact: Gurinder speaks 4.5 languages.
Reisa SchwartzmanPresident Cape Group
Reisa is a graduate in Leadership of the Wexner Institute, and has degrees in psychology and exercise physiology from UBC. Over the years, she has run her own businesses, served on several charity boards, and managed the family business, and is always fully engaged in the community as well.
She represents the second generation of the Schwartzman family, and has been instrumental to the ongoing strength of the Cape Group of Companies. Reisa is a driving force behind the vision and evolution of the family’s business, from property development to asset management.
Fun Fact: Reisa maintains stashes of chocolate around the office, ready to bust out on unsuspecting sleepy employees of an afternoon. She is also the most likely to know the names of all your relatives, and future children, after just one conversation.
Gord ShapkaSite Superintendent Cape Construction
Gord started with Cape in 1987 as a construction laborer. He completed his apprenticeship training at BCIT and is now a site superintendent who has worked on various projects including Viridian Green, The Kerry Apartments and most recently Trillium in Surrey. Gord always enjoys a challenge and his vast knowledge of the industry makes him a great asset on the Cape team.
Fun Fact: In his spare time, Gord can be found spending time with his loveable dog and wife.
Dawn WilliamsBuilding Operations Asset Management
Chloe YuSenior Accountant Cape Group
Born and raised in a coastal city of China, Chloe made her way to Ontario where she completed her Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Windsor. Her previous experience includes full-cycle accounting in the finance department of a pioneer in the greenhouse industry in Ontario before eventually relocated to Vancouver to reunite with family.
Chloe is excited to be a part of Cape Group and enhance her abilities in the real estate & development industry while becoming more proficient in the accounting and finance field.
Fun Fact: Her hometown is famous for its coastal view, seafood and especially the Tsingtao Beer, but she never liked the taste of beer all that much. Chloe can always be seen with a smile on her face.
Kirk YuenDirector of Operations Cape Construction
Kirk is leading the construction management team for Cape Construction, with a key emphasis on operational excellence. Kirk continuously works with multiple stakeholders to ensure construction project success. As part of our leadership team, he is also involved in business process improvements, system automation and building client relationships.
Kirk has over 25 years of expertise and experience in all aspects of construction. From consideration to build and through project planning, he has experience in a wide diversity of construction projects including multi residential, high rise, tilt up, recreational and shopping centres.
He has a BA in Economics from UBC and graduated as a Building Technologist from BCIT.
Fun fact: His ancestors arrived in Victoria, BC in the 1860’s and have also been involved in construction for generations.
Lan ZhangChief Financial Officer Cape Group
Born and raised in China, Lan came to Vancouver in 2000 where she attended Simon Fraser University. She obtained her CPA, CA designation while working at the Assurance Group at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Since then, Lan has worked exclusively in development accounting and finance. From a single high rise tower to multiple phased communities, Lan has brought her expertise to every stage of development.
Lan is overseeing all accounting and finance aspects of Cape Group, as well as identifying risk factors and opportunities to improve internal controls.
Fun Fact: Lan was a part time wedding makeup artist and had a wedding location in one of her own project towers!