Our Firm

Nexus Investment Corporation was established in 1990 by Mr. Andrew C. Bennett.  Distinguished in Western Canada as a significant, commercial and CMHC-Insured underwriter, Nexus continues to expand its commercial lending operations throughout Canada.



Andrew C. Bennett



Mr. Bennett has over thirty years experience in commercial underwriting. He is a member of the Real Estate Institute of Canada and holds both C.R.F and F.R.I designations with the institute. A former director and past Vice President of the Greater Vancouver Chapter of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, Mr. Bennett holds the RI(BC) designaton with the institute.  He was also a former Director and President of MBABC.


Phone: (604) 664-7079

Cell: (604) 644-3792


K.A. (Teshi) Lyons

Commercial Mortgage Underwriter

Teshi has held numerous positions in the financial industry at major banks and trust companies for over 20 years and is currently a senior commercial mortgage underwriter at Nexus. Her dedication, conscientious work ethic and professional personality helps ensure a quality of consistent service to both our borrower and institutional clients. 


Phone: (604) 664-7075

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Ryan M. Wagner

Vice President Corporate Finance

Starting his 15 year career in the financial services industry as a bank teller in the credit union system and progressing through the ranks as a personal banker, senior personal banker and financial advisor with Servus Credit Union. While a commercial account manager with Servus, was recruited as VP Business Development and then as Chief Operating Office by an engineering and manufacturing company which was involved in the development and commercialization of patented commercial and industrial LED lighting systems. The company was nominated for an export award for their involvement in exporting to Brazil.


In 2012 was the co-founder of Alberta Business Loans Inc. (a commercial finance brokerage) and then hired as EVP of a $68MM equipment finance company to assist in their financial restructuring.  Later worked as VP Sales and Marketing for a $38MM equipment finance company specializing in heavy equipment financing. Throughout this time, he has provided business advisory work including strategy development with various clients through his own firm Velocity Business Advisors.


Mr. Wagner has held various board positions both with for-profit and non-profit organizations, including recently as a board member of the Edmonton Public School Foundation as a Beaver leader with Scouts Canada.


Joining the Nexus team as VP Corporate Finance, Mr. Wagner work with Nexus' clients to assist in arranging non-mortgage financing.


Phone (780) 938-8456

Brian D. Palmer

Vice President, Mortgage Investments


Mr. Palmer joined Nexus as Manager, Mortgage Investments in 2002. He has been involved in the Canadian financial services industry since 1974 and was previously Vice President, Western Region and Vice President, National Sales for two of the largest lease finance companies in Canada. His broad financing experience bridges multiple industries including the oil & gas, transportation, hospitality, manufacturing and co-generation industries. He has successfully arranged term and mezzanine debt, lines of credit and equipment loans and leases for both private and public companies operating in these industry sectors


Phone: (604) 593-7483

Cell: (778) 926-9074


Brian G. Larsen

Vice President, Mortgage Investments

Mr. Larsen joined Nexus as Vice President, Mortgage Investments in early 2013. He has been involved in the Canadian financial services industry with over 40 years experience in arranging and underwriting mortgages from both institutional and private investors.


Areas of expertise include residential mortgage financing, commercial and construction financing. He has held positions overseeing direct lending and the administration of mortgage portfolios.  He has been involved in the development of retail strip shopping centres and condominium projects.  


Phone: (604) 875-9511

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