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    Ralph Schwartzman
    Founder & Chairman of the Board Cape Group
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    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!

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    Reisa Schwartzman
    Chief Executive Officer Cape Group
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    Reisa, a Wexner Leadership program graduate,  is the second generation in Cape Group’s family run real estate and development business. Reisa completed her undergraduate degree at UBC before joining the company in 1984. From a young age, she had always been involved in the business working on site and learning directly from her father Ralph Schwartzman, Cape Group’s founder. In her role as President, Reisa has seen the successful completion of projects like Pacifica in Nanaimo, Raphael Towers in Coquitlam, Lakeview in St. Albert, AB and Creston House in Kamloops, Terraces on 7th Avenue in Vancouver. Reisa takes pride in developing building design, marketing approaches, and investor relations from the ground level to implementation. She has been instrumental in taking the business to new heights and will continue to lead Cape into the future by expanding into new communities, bringing new innovations and creative product to market.

    Reisa is an active member in the community serving on several charity boards and is always looking at ways to give back to the community. She is a member of the ICSC and is the owner of Griddly Games bringing her passion for arts and science to life with STEAM kits and games for kids.

    Fun Fact: Reisa maintains stashes of chocolate around the office, ready to bust out on unsuspecting sleepy employees in the afternoon. She is also the most likely to know the names of all your relatives, and future children, after just one conversation.

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    Zack Ross
    President Cape Group
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    Zack is the 3rd generation in this family run real estate and development company. Zack is a graduate of the Integrated Engineering program from the University of British Columbia as well as a multi-engine, instrument Rated Pilot certified with Transport Canada to fly nine different types of aircrafts. Zack started at Cape as a site laborer and assistant to the foreman and took the leadership & knowledge he learned from site to head office moving up the company ranks to his current role as President.  Zack has worked with the team to implement  technologies to streamline and integrate processes while increasing communication and productivity across the company while expanding the business to other cities across North America. With Zack’s leadership, Cape has been considering ways of reducing project carbon footprints and he has been passionate about finding ways to use mass timber as a sustainable building resource.

    Zack is an active member of various associations like the ULI, VRCA, HAVAN, and the UDI. He is also passionate about our community and is on the board of JCC Sports Dinner, the Vancouver Canadians Change Up Program in addition to being the Director of the Schwartzman Family Housing Society who’s mandate is to provide achievable housing for local families.

    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.

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    Wayne Lee
    Senior Vice President Cape Group
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    Wayne is a UBC grad with a degree in Finance and Urban Land Economics. He has parlayed that into a lengthy career in the real estate industry. He is a results-driven senior executive with a wide breadth of knowledge and experience ranging from acquisitions, development, and operations to sales & marketing.

     Wayne brings to Cape a proven track record of identifying development, value-add and investment opportunities. He is well-versed in all sectors including condominiums, rental apartments, shopping centres, office, hotel, and land development.  Wayne has worked extensively in BC, Alberta and across the USA. He is a consummate professional known for getting things done.  

     

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    Lan Zhang
    Chief Financial Officer Cape Group
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    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!

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    Kirk Yuen
    Director of Operations Cape Construction
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    Kirk is leading the Operations Management team.  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.

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    Jacky-Rae Green
    Director of Construction Cape Construction
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    Jacky-Rae has a pre-law degree with over 15+ 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.

    She encompasses planning, scheduling, budgeting and managing multiple projects and deadlines. She has extensive experience in the management of fast-paced developments including multi-faceted development projects leading multifunctional teams.

    Jacky-Rae is in-charge of leading Cape Constructions process from pre-construction phase to final close out.  She fosters an environment of teamwork and ensures that strategy is clearly defined while overseeing performance and maintaining moral.  Her strong communication and client/shareholder 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 project planning and technology as well as contract law, she facilitates effective communication and document control processes, ensures compliance and makes informed decisions for numerous successful project outcomes.

    Fun Fact:  Jacky-Rae has  a love for modeling which she has embraced for years.  She is through and through all about her family with a love for bike ride adventures and travel with her family.

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    Misha Ratner
    Director of Asset Management & Leasing Asset Management
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    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.