Management Team

Matthew Sadler / CEO 

Matt has acted in various mortgage broker & lender roles since 2004, holding both his sub-brokers license and brokerage license through the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA). In 2011 he established Lender Connect Mortgage as a vehicle through which he could deploy capital for one of Canada’s largest private mortgage funds.

Matt built, from scratch, a residential lending program for this fund beginning in 2011, helping double the funds mortgage portfolio while significantly improving the fund’s yield to investors. Since founding Lender Connect, he has successfully deployed over $500m in private residential mortgage loans and is able to manage all aspects of the mortgage pipeline – from sourcing to funding to post-funding administration. He has received national awards for Private Lending and is an active participant in the mortgage brokerage industry.

Shae de Jaray / Managing Director

Shae is a licensed submortgage broker in British Columbia, the Managing Director of LCM and a Director of ESCAP Mortgage Investment Corp. Across all of his professional endeavors, Shae has focused on developing a nuanced understanding of corporate development, governance, and sales performance. His expertise in business operations and management have played a central role in his corporate successes, both in private and public businesses. With a degree in mechanical engineering, fluency in mathematics, and a passion for adding to his repertoire of competencies, Shae has successfully integrated key analytical systems and active processes to optimize the performance of the businesses he is involved with – be it his own, or those of his clients.

Shae founded a business consulting firm that firm has worked with over 50 businesses globally and continues to grow into new sectors. Additionally, Shae has been active in the public sector, serving as an executive and board member to a life sciences company that successfully raised over $30m to develop several large-scale food supplement manufacturing facilities across Europe. Finally, with a passion for craft beer, Shae founded Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers, which currently operates in North Vancouver, BC.

Sam Whiffin, FRICS / Advisor

Sam moved to Canada in 2003 after spending 21 years in Hong Kong. He is a career real estate professional having held senior positions with Jones Lang Wootton and Jones Lang LaSalle, including head of JLW’s Hong Kong business and head of JLL’s Investor Services group throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Since his arrival in Canada, Sam has invested in, lead syndicates for, developed and renovated residential real estate in Vancouver. From 2008 to 2012 Sam was involved in raising institutional capital for real estate funds in Asia and North America under the banner of Promote Capital Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Craig Wallace, MRICS / Advisor

Craig is a globally recognized leader in real estate private capital. He is based in Vancouver, Canada. Throughout his career, he and has lived and worked in the Asia Pacific region, Europe and North America. He has over 30 years of real estate capital markets experience having held senior positions at CBRE (associate director), Cushman & Wakefield (senior group managing director), Clarion Capital (managing director), the Macquarie Group (managing director & global head of capital markets) and Spearhead Capital Partners (CEO).

He has led the establishment of Private Capital Funds and capital formation globally, totalling in excess of USD 8 billion and has extensive relationships with global institutional capital. He has sat on global Investment & Credit Committees in which he has overseen in excess of USD20 billion in approved transactions. Craig is a Member of the Royal Insitute of Chartered Surveyors.

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