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Team Syme - Steckler

Industry longevity. Western Canada experts. Invested personally.

When Team Syme - Steckler began ten years ago, it was a new but welcome presence in Vancouver real estate financing. With a philosophy that emphasizes trust building, enduring relationships and personal investment, Team Syme - Steckler is now a fixture in Western Canada real estate and a go-to for construction financing expertise. The team has grown to include two senior financing specialists and three dedicated analysts – collectively bringing diverse industry experience as well as the perspective that comes from longevity in an industry that has seen its share of ebbs and flows. Russ, Paul, Laura and Alison share similar values and invest personally in each deal and client relationship. When building relationships, the team believes in finding commonality and connection, delivering what’s promised, offering solution options and collaborating productively. With a strong foundation of trust and friendship, clients gain confidence from knowing that they have a partner that celebrates successes but also stands firm and tackles challenges head on. 

Russ-and-Paul

Russell B. Syme

  • Assistant Vice President, Commercial Financing
  • russell.syme@firstnational.ca
  • 778.327.5712
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Paul Steckler

  • Assistant Vice President, Commercial Financing
  • paul.steckler@firstnational.ca
  • 403.861.0797
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Laura Evans

  • Senior Analyst, Commercial Financing
  • laura.evans@firstnational.ca
  • 604.317.5872
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Alison Larsen

  • Senior Analyst, Commercial Financing
  • Alison.Larsen@firstnational.ca
  • 403.617.9068
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Zen Bellani

  • Analyst, Commercial Financing
  • Zen.Bellani@firstnational.ca
  • 604.209.7547
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