Team

Brian Chelin

Principal

Brian Chelin provides Lanyard with over twenty-five years of real estate development and finance experience. From 1994 to 1999, Brian was an executive of Hyland Turnkey Limited, an international real estate development, investment and management company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. From 1992 to 1994, he was an account manager with Sun Life Trust of Canada responsible for underwriting and managing a significant commercial mortgage portfolio spanning Western Canada.

Prior to this, Brian worked in a variety of roles for several real estate development companies. Brian graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1989 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree specializing in Urban Land Economics. He also obtained a diploma in International Business Studies from the University of Copenhagen in 1988. Brian is also actively involved in many charitable organizations. He sits on the Board of Governors for the Camp Hatikvah Foundation and the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Talmud Torah School Association.

Ben Goldberg

Principal

Ben Goldberg brings to Lanyard expertise derived from a thirty year career as a corporate lawyer. From 1978 to 1992, Ben was an associate, and later a partner, in the Vancouver law firm of Freeman and Company. In 1992, he became a founding partner of the Vancouver based business law firm of Koffman Kalef where his practice areas included business acquisitions, mergers and divestitures, and the structuring of business relations.

Ben attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and the University of British Columbia, Canada where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. He later attended Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia where he obtained his LLB in 1977 and, as a Commonwealth Scholar, attended Oxford University where he obtained his Masters in Jurisprudence in 1980. Ben is a member of the British Columbia Law Society and the British Columbia and Canadian Bar Associations and is actively involved in many charitable organizations.

Sam Fogell

Principal - Commercial Mortgages (BC, AB, SK, MB & ON)

Sam Fogell joined Lanyard in December 2010. From 2008 – 2010 Sam specialized in investment sales and leasing at Avison Young Commercial Real Estate. Prior to that Sam worked as a leasing analyst at SAP Business Objects and as a sales and account manager with a global leader in online marketing. Sam attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec where he received his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Mortgage Investment Association of British Columbia.

Jennifer Friesen

Commercial Underwriter

Jennifer Friesen joined Lanyard in February of 2012 and handles all administrative matters on the Lanyard mortgage portfolio. Jennifer is bilingual and holds a degree in biopsychology from the University of Victoria.

Karly Thorleifson

Underwriter

Karly Thorleifson joined Lanyard in May 2020 as an Underwriter. Karly has been in the mortgage industry since 1999, working in underwriting and administrative capacities with three national lenders. She brings comprehensive experience in real estate and mortgage lending to Lanyard’s underwriting team.

Stanley Ng

Controller

Stanley Ng joined Lanyard in May 2021. He draws upon 20-plus years of experience in the accounting industry. Stanley obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia and later earned the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Stanley began his career at KPMG. He has held positions as Vice-President of a privately-owned export finance company where he gained international experience in England and Luxembourg at the same time working with Canadian national banks and the Province of B.C. He was also Vice-President of a real estate sales and marketing company, leading corporate accounting and finance.

Cecile Dar Santos

Office Administrator

Cecile joined Lanyard in April 2019 in the capacity of Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for office management as well as various administrative matters for Lanyard. Cecile is also the local Registered Dealing Representative with Belco Private Capital Inc, the Exempt Market Dealer engaged by Lanyard. Cecile brings to the company several years of experience in the financial services industry. She holds a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

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