Our Team

DOUGAL SHEWAN
President and CEO/Director

Dougal is an acknowledged leader in the BC real estate industry. His passion for real estate and strong commitment to VWR’s partners and stakeholders have been the driving forces behind the growth and success of the company.

Dougal is the President of Dominion Lending Centres Valley Financial Specialists and a Managing Broker for Royal LePage Wolstencroft. He is also a current director and Vice Chair of the Real Estate Errors and Omissions Corporation of British Columbia and a past Chair of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, as well as a member of various provincial and national industry bodies.

Dougal graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1978 and a Master of Business Administration in 1986. He serves as a Trustee for the United Churches of Langley and is the President of the Shewan Foundation, a family-operated charity providing donations to many worthy local charities.

Contact Info:
Tel: 604.530.7430
Fax: 604.514.0085
Email: Contact Dougal

Dougal Shewan | VWR Capital Corp | Canada
Dimitri Kosturos | VWR Capital Corp | Canada
DIMITRI KOSTUROS
Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer of VWR Capital Corp., Dimitri is responsible for setting underwriting policy and managing VWR’s team of underwriters and business development managers. In addition to his responsibilities with VWR Capital Corp., Dimitri also served as President of the BC MIC Managers Association, an industry association representing over 20 MICs in British Columbia.

Dimitri graduated with honors from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and completed graduate work at the University of Southern California. He completed the UBC Sauder School of Business sub-mortgage broker licensing course and is a registered sub-mortgage broker in BC. Dimitri is a member of the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC (MBABC) and a corporate member of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP).

Dimitri also serves as Vice Chair for the Langley Community Services Society, a provider of community-based services dedicated to the well being of individuals and families in the Langley community.

Contact Info:
Tel: 604.530.7430
Fax: 604.514.0085
Email: Contact Dimitri

MARNI STUEHMER
Chief Financial Officer

Marni leads VWR’s finance and administration team, and is also responsible for investor relations. She is a professional accountant with many years of experience across a diverse range of industries.

Marni received her CGA designation in 2002 and is a graduate of Laurentian University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree.

Contact Info:
Tel: 604.530.7430
Fax: 604.514.0085
Email: Contact Marni

Marni Stuehmer | VWR Capital Corp | Canada

PAULA HUTTON
Business Development Manager- Prairies

A highlight of your role with VWR?

“We have a team here that is tuned into this market and lending is quickly funded or quickly declined. Both of these responses are so appreciated by the client. We partner with Brokers. There is no greater feeling than knowing that everyone “gets it” when dealing in funding.”

Contact Info:
Tel: 1.866.907.5407
Fax: 1.866.907.5407
Email: Contact Paula

Paula Hutton | VWR Capital Corp | Canada
Leah Wilson | VWR Capital Corp | Canada
LEAH WILSON
Underwriter

A highlight of your role with VWR?

“Newly funded files. Rewarding to see the files through to funding from submission.”

Contact Info:
Tel: 604.530.7430
Fax: 604.514.0085
Email: Contact Leah

KELLY DORNAN
Mortgage Administrator

A highlight of your role with VWR?

“Variety. Always learning new things”

Contact Info:
Tel: 604.530.7430
Fax: 604.514.0085
Email: Contact Kelly

DOLORES BILLEY
Mortgage Coordinator

A highlight of your role with VWR?
“The entire team takes care in what they do.”

Contact Info:
Tel: 604.530.7430
Fax: 604.514.0085
Email: Contact Dolores

AVRIL FIELD
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

A highlight of your role with VWR?
“The entire team takes care in what they do.”

Contact Info:
Tel: 604.530.7430
Fax: 604.514.0085
Email: Contact Avril

MIKE REDDY
Accounting Assistant

A highlight of your role with VWR?

“The dynamic and fast paced office, we’re busy and consistently improving our processes. There is never a dull day.”

Contact Info:
Tel: 604.530.7430
Fax: 604.514.0085
Email: Contact Mike

Mike Reddy | VWR Capital Corp | Canada
Lori Shewan | VWR Capital Corp | Canada
LORI SHEWAN
Receptionist/Mortgage Coordinator

A highlight of your role with VWR?

“Working with the rest of the very knowledgeable staff”.

Contact Info:
Tel: 604.530.7430
Fax: 604.514.0085
Email: Contact Lori

Directors

At VWR Capital Corp., we believe good governance is critical to our long-term success. It is the processes, strategic plans, policies, and goals which govern and guide the way we are directed, administered and controlled.

Our directors are an expert group of dedicated individuals who collectively have the essential skills and expertise to successfully govern VWR and to partner with our professional office team for success. They are committed to the highest standards of corporate governance.

Evan A. Brett

Evan was a licensed Real Estate Sales Representative with Royal LePage Wolstencroft from July 1973 until May of last year when, after 41 years, he retired. During his tenure with Wolstencroft Realty, over different periods, he had served as the broker and manager of the Langley office. He began his career in Commercial Real Estate in 1974.

As well as being a director of VWR Capital Corp. he is also a member of the Credit Committee. Prior to working with VWR, Evan was a director of Homewood Mortgage Investment Corp. He also served as a director of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board for nine years. Currently he works with a number of volunteer organizations in the Langley area and is a self-published author of fictional novels.

Evan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC and a Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University. Director since November 26, 2002

Arnold P. Chadney

Arnold is a retired registered Professional Engineer. He has been involved as an investor and director with VWR Capital for over 15 years. He has resided in the Langley area for over 20 years. Director since January 29, 1998

James H. Dunnigan

Jim is a recently retired Vice President of TD Bankwith an extensive background in Corporate and Real Estate finance. Mr. Dunnigan obtained a BSC Chemistry from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1975 and in 1977 obtained an MBA from McGill University in Montreal. He joined TD in 1977 and over his 33 year career held various executive positions in Corporate Banking in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. In 1998 he assumed responsibility as VP Commercial Banking in Vancouver and oversaw Business lending as well as Real Estate finance throughout British Columbia. Mr. Dunnigan has served on various Boards including Paladin Securities, Heart & Stroke, Leaders of Tomorrow and the Take A Hike Foundation. He is past President of the BC Risk Management Association. Director since November 30, 2010

Cary Eden, CPA, CA

Cary currently resides and has been a resident in the Fraser Valley for approximately 49 years. He has been a Chartered Professional Accountant since January, 1982 and is currently a partner in MNP LLP. MNP LLP is one of the largest chartered professional accountancy and business consulting firms in Canada, with more than 60 offices across the country. He is a 1980 graduate from Simon Fraser University. Cary has direct industry experience in construction and forestry both in a senior management and ownership role. In his capacity as a Chartered Professional Accountant he has served a wide variety of industries including real estate development, construction, forestry, automobile and equipment dealers, medical and dental practitioners, among others. Director since December 3, 2007

K.C. McPherson

K.C. is a land developer in the upper Fraser Valley. Mr. McPherson owned and managed a successful real estate brokerage firm for nine years. He has been involved with VWR since inception as a director and corporate secretary. Director since January 26, 1995

Gordon Zacher

Gordon is a retired Partner with BDO Canada LLP, Chartered Accountants, having served 30 years as a general practitioner in the Langley office, and the retired President of the former George Preston group of companies.
Gordon has been a resident of Langley since 1961 and has been a volunteer with various community organizations. Currently he is the Treasurer for the Langley School District Foundation, a Strata Council Member of a seniors’ retirement complex, Avalon Gardens in Murrayville, and the newly appointed Treasurer of the Langley Community Music School. Director since December 2, 2008

Industry Memberships

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The Office of the Registrar of Mortgage Brokers at the Financial Institutions Commission regulates the mortgage brokering and lending activities of Mortgage Investment Corporations (MICs) under the Mortgage Brokers Act. The Registrar and the Mortgage Brokers Act do not regulate the capital raising and investment marketing activities of MICs which are subject to securities legislation and regulation.