Vancouver Mortgage Brokers | Team RRP

  • Damon Steele
    Damon Steele
    Team RRP partner (MBI)
  • Tyler Wilson
    Tyler Wilson
    Team RRP partner (MBI)
  • Rob Macdonald
    Rob Macdonald
    Team RRP partner (MBI)
  • Allison Bruynesteyn
    Allison Bruynesteyn
    Licensed Assistant
  • Lucas Pearce
    Lucas Pearce
    Mortgage Professional
  • Todd Skene
    Todd Skene
    Mortgage Professional
  • Adan Sprauer
    Adan Sprauer
    Mortgage Professional
  • Samantha Ramilo
    Samantha Ramilo
    Assistant
Damon Steele
Team RRP partner (MBI)

Damon has transformed his old university job—working at a bank—into a career in helping people achieve their goals. He has a management diploma from BCIT and extensive experience in both the lending and planning side of finance, which allows him to be more involved with his clients than the average mortgage broker. 

Over six years as a mortgage broker, Damon takes a holistic approach with his clients, looking at the big picture, whether that means helping a client plan for a new family or a sabbatical several years down the road. He helps clients realize their dreams through careful problem solving and his knack for understanding unique personal situations.

When he’s not working at Dominion Lending Centers, Damon sits on the Board of Directors for the Vancouver-based New Forms Festival, which hints at his lifetime commitment to music and the arts.

Tyler Wilson
Team RRP partner (MBI)

Tyler has had the privilege to work alongside top industry leaders over his eight years as a mortgage broker. He’s taken their processes and refined them over and over to ensure his clients are provided with the best experience possible.

Through handling a high number of transactions on an annual basis, Tyler has expanded his knowledge and has worked with a wide range of clients, from first-time home buyers to seasoned real estate investors, salaried employees to the newly self-employed. Tyler and Team RRP are known for assisting clients when banks and other brokers have said no.

He loves to help his clients realize their dreams, removing any fear of financing or the unknown. For him, the initial meeting is only the first step in setting the foundation for a long-term relationship. He provides his clients with a better understanding of the wide array of mortgage options and lays out a long-term plan to ultimately help them grow their wealth through real estate. It’s no wonder many of his clients become friends as well.

Outside the office, Tyler spends time with his wife and young children and their two rescue dogs. His passion for dogs, and animal welfare in general, often leads him to volunteer at local animal shelters. The Steveston-raised foodie also loves trying out new restaurants and exploring everything Vancouver has to offer, from Granville Island to camping in the interior and snowboarding in Whistler. He’s no stranger to exploring beyond Canada’s borders either; his travels have taken him to Southeast Asia and Australia.

Rob Macdonald
Team RRP partner (MBI)

Rob moved into the mortgage industry during a crossroads in his banking career, and he’s thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the last 10 years. With a background in financial planning, he managed the BC Mortgage Underwriting Centre at Scotiabank before moving into business development for mortgage brokers in the Lower Mainland.

At Team RRP powered by DLC, Rob specializes in residential real estate. He loves helping clients realize their dreams, whether it’s accomplishing a long-standing goal of owning a home or helping them through a difficult financial situation. He forms partnerships with his clients to help them navigate their numerous mortgage options so they have a full and complete understanding when making their final decision.

Being a father of three young children makes for some busy evenings and weekends. Rob juggles coaching minor hockey, cheering his sons on in their various sports, and watching his daughter flourish in dance. He understands the unique impact he can have on a child’s life as a coach and is a big proponent of active living—both for himself and his family. On any given weekend, the Macdonald clan can be found at their cabin near Mount Baker, or enjoying B.C.’s beautiful backyard.

The Coquitlam native’s greatest passions are fishing and golfing, the latter gave him the opportunity to play golf at Monterey Peninsula College in California, and a full NCAA Division 1 scholarship at Louisiana Tech University.

Whether he’s with clients or at a hockey game, Rob sees the importance of working as a team and striving towards a common goal.

Allison Bruynesteyn
Licensed Assistant

Allison joined Team RRP in 2015. Her professional background includes 16 years in the mortgage industry as well as previous finance and office management experience. Her interests include boating, horseback riding, and cooking.

Lucas Pearce
Mortgage Professional

Lucas’ legal background gives him a unique breadth of knowledge. After being called to the Bar and practicing law in British Columbia, he decided to shift gears and fulfill his desire for helping others achieve their goals through the mortgage industry. He remains licenced to practice law in BC.

The analytical and problem-solving skills Lucas acquired during his legal career help when assessing his client’s mortgage needs. These skills are the basis for which he navigates each client’s specific circumstance. Whether helping first time home buyers, or refinancing a client’s mortgage, Lucas’ creative analytical skills are an invaluable asset.

Outside of work, Lucas is no stranger to travelling. He spent nearly three years living in Australia. His love for travel also took him to New Zealand, China, Korea and all-around Southeast Asia. He is also an avid sports fan who appreciates being able to play golf in the winter on the west coast.

Todd Skene
Mortgage Professional

Todd began his financial services career over 25 years ago working in retail banking for 5 years in Vancouver followed by 20 years in corporate finance working in some of the world’s major financial centres, including Toronto, New York, London, Frankfurt and San Francisco. Through his corporate finance experience, he was involved in structuring over $5 billion in complex transactions for global tech firms and innovative start-ups, including real estate and mortgage technology companies.

Known for his personable and down-to-earth approach, Todd is here to help families, business owners, and the self-employed with a well-thought-out strategy for their mortgage and home financing options, business financing plans, and real estate investment goals. Todd leverages his experience dealing with complex situations towards crafting the best financing solution and managing the financing process so it is easy for his clients. He has been a real estate investor and landlord for over a decade and believes everyone’s financing should be SMART – Strategic, Maximized, Affordable, Rate Right, and Timely.

Todd holds an Executive MBA with a focus on business strategy and an undergraduate degree in business with a concentration in finance; was nominated for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for Oxford University and was also accepted into the British Mensa Society. In addition to completing the mortgage agent course through Mortgage Professionals Canada, he has also completed the Commercial Mortgage Lending course and Canadian Securities Course through the Canadian Securities Institute.

Todd understands small business and has his own small business venture as the author of the Amazon #1 best selling children’s book ‘N is for Nutrition: Rhymes by the Alphabet’. Like any other father with a desire to raise a healthy child, Todd became concerned with the constant marketing of unhealthy foods to children by corporations. After identifying a lack of simple, fun, educational books that children can read about healthy eating and nutrition, he created this book for children, parents, and educators to use for learning and teaching basic eating principles for a healthy life.

Adan Sprauer
Mortgage Professional

For more than a decade Adan has been involved in Metro Vancouver’s Real Estate scene, helping clients and industry colleagues with professional advice on home purchases and investment opportunities. Adan prides himself on providing professional, ethical and honest advice with a very high level of customer service and loyalty to all of his clients. Whether you are purchasing, looking to renovate a home, transferring a mortgage or refinance an existing mortgage, Adan will find the most suitable mortgage product for your circumstance. As a Mortgage Agent with Team RRP powered by Dominion Lending Centres, Adan can offer his clients the most innovative home financing products available in the marketplace giving them an edge in today’s competitive and always changing market.”

Adan’s background in different areas of the industry such as Renovation, Construction, Real Estate Sales and Finance has given him the experience and knowledge in understanding different moving parts and how to help his client’s unique needs better. Looking to understand the client’s full picture and future goals he uses this to leverage your financial strengths for future opportunities of wealth creation; it’s not just about getting you a mortgage or loan it’s about the right product that will put you ahead today and tomorrow.

On a personal side Adan is a foodie and enjoys cooking and trying new culinary experiences with his family, he also shares a passion for photography and soccer, as a husband and father of 3 growing children this has given him a better understanding of family dynamics and how this affects real estate decisions, timing, and expectations.

Samantha Ramilo
Assistant

Team RRP is Vancouver’s trusted resource for mortgage financing. By following a well-proven process we are able to close loans in a timely fashion, keeping our customers informed while delivering a quick turnaround time. Our team of mortgage brokers are experienced, well trained, and continuously updating their knowledge and skills.

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or refinancing your home Team RRP is here to guide you through the mortgage process.

For more information about our services and to schedule an appointment, contact Team RRP or call 604-879-2772. Our helpful team will get you in touch with a mortgage broker near you.

Why You Should Use A Mortgage Broker

The housing market fluctuates, what qualifies and what doesn’t changes. Calculations can become fairly complex. You really want someone who knows what they’re doing.

A Vancouver mortgage broker is a licensed professional, who is responsible for staying ahead of the trends and on top of all current government policies related to mortgage financing and the Vancouver real estate market.

According to Mortgage Professionals Canada, a broker is generally paid a referral fee by the lender, not by their client. Lending institutions will usually provide their best interest rates to the broker ensuring that, as the homebuyer, you don’t have to negotiate to get the best rate.

Licensed in Vancouver B.C. Team RRP is powered by Dominion Lending Centres (DLC), Mortgage Broker Institute of BC certified and members of MBABC and CMBA.

Why Choose Mortgage Brokers Team RRP

Purchasing a home is likely to be one of the largest financial commitments a person will make in their lifetime. So, it is important to have a clear understanding of all the financing options that are available to you.

Team RRP works with you through the entire mortgage process. Collecting your information. Determining short term and long term goals and then finding a perfect solution for your needs. We build professional relationships based on trust and open communication. By not being associated with a specific bank or lender, our team is in the unique position to always work on your behalf. We truly care about each of our clients and their long-term financial goals.

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Call Vancouver mortgage brokers, Team RRP, about your mortgage financing needs today. We guarantee you’ll be glad you did.