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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 forty 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) designation with the institute.  He was also a former Director and President of MBABC.

Phone: (604) 664-7079

Cell: (604) 644-3792


Sam DaSilva

Vice President Commercial Mortgages

Sam joins the Nexus Team in 2022 coming from Canadian Western Bank. He is a career banker specializing in project financing and commercial mortgages, bringing over 30 years of experience in finance, construction and underwriting experience.  In Sam’s career, he has assisted clients through market downturns, upsurges and construction challenges in markets across Western Canada as well as having developed and maintained a lending portfolio as high as $200 million. He served as President of a non-profit society for children and youth with special needs for over 12 years and currently sits on the board of Delta Life Skills Foundation serving persons with special needs.

Phone: (604) 664-7075

Cell: (604) 418-4860


Alan Vaughan

Vice President Northern Region, Commercial and Municipal Lending

Over the past thirty yrs. Alan’s positions have included ADM of Economic Development & Tourism (Gov’t of NWT), Vice President - Business Development of Northern Property REIT, and President of Alan V Vaughan & Associates. Over this time period, he arranged for mortgages and construction financing for hotels, seniors’ facilities, offices, municipal projects, & multi-family rental projects. 


He has helped businesses and municipalities structure and implement cost effective financial plans specifically tailored to the economic cycles and challenges that have characterized projects located in northern and other small and mid-sized Canadian communities.


Alan moved back to Yellowknife in the summer of 2022 to rejoin family and friends, and once again enjoy the North. Joining Nexus from his now Yellowknife base, Alan looks forward to helping Nexus clients fully meet their financing objectives, under optimal terms.

Phone: (604) 664-7075

Cell: (403) 632-6798


K.A. Teshi Lyons

Senior Commercial Underwriter

Teshi has held numerous positions in the financial industry at major banks and trust companies for over 25 years and is currently a senior commercial underwriter and administrator at Nexus.  Her dedication, conscientious  work ethic and professional personality helps to ensure a quality of consistent service to both our borrower and institutional clients.

Phone: (604) 664-7075

Cell: (604) 802-6176


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