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Ralph Schwartzman is the “Founding Father" of the Cape Group. He is a graduate of University of Manitoba in Civil Engineering and was registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia in 1964. With his vast experience and wealth of knowledge he has led the Cape team. He has been considered a visionary in the building community bringing many new building concepts and developments to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
Richmond Ice Centre
Water Mania - Richmond Aquatic Centre
British Steel Alloys
Richmond Health Sciences Centre
Westwood Corporate Centre
Richmond Auto Mall
Richmond Industrial Strata Park
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After earning a BPE in exercise physiology and psychology and a Graduate of the Wexner Institute in Leadership, Reisa’s career unfolded with experience in a variety of disciplines including property development, management and construction, game development, and investment management.
Reisa represented the second generation of the Schwartzman’s to join the family business. Today, she is the driving force behind Cape’s leasing and development team, while also assuming the broader responsibility of overseeing The Schwartzman Companies’ including Amano Foods and Griddly Games. She is also accountable for the asset management of Schwartzman’s properties.
Reisa’s community and business involvement includes: past president of Vancouver Talmud Torah, member of the King David High School Board of Directors, Board Member of WIT, Canadian Co- chair of WIT, and Yaffa Housing Society.
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Zack is a 2011 graduate of Integrated Engineering from the University of British Columbia. His specialties are in the Civil, Mechanical and Material fields, focusing on Biomedical and Aeronautical Engineering. He played high level baseball for many years and continued to play while attending UBC.
Zack spent time in Toronto prior to graduating working on aerodynamic analyses of vertical axis wind turbines. These turbines were being developed to provide an alternative energy source for places around the world. He designed and developed a winglet to be added to the airfoil in order to increase the efficiency they operate at.
Zack is also an avid IFR and night rated, pilot with time in single engine and multi-engine aircraft. Zack flies for pleasure, however also incorporates flying into his work at Cape, flying staff to many locations across British Columbia and Alberta looking for new development sites and construction jobs.
Zack is responsible for business development and represents the 3rd generation of the Schwartzman family.
A Building Technologist graduate from BCIT, Kirk has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UBC. With over 25 years of construction experience, Kirk has been chief estimator and a project manager for Cape Construction (2001) Ltd. since 1992. He is responsible for business development and construction procurement. Kirk has multi-facetted experience in all types of projects including recreational facilities, multi residential and high rise projects, tilt up structures and shopping centres.
Richmond Ice Centre
West Richmond Community Centre
The Great Canadian Casino - Coquitlam, BC
Shaughnessy Station Shopping / Office Centre
Wide Assortment of Box Retail Outlets
Dunbar Heights Condominium / Retail Building
Chelsea at Southlands Condominium / Retail Building
Veridian Green – Mixed Use Townhouse/Commercial
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David joined Cape in 1993 and has held numerous positions within the company beginning with sound hands on training in the field. Through hard work and commitment to excellence, Dave rose through the ranks quickly into a project management positions.
David developed the Occupational Health and Safety Program which culminated in an 85% reduction in WCB related costs. Being responsible for the Health, Safety and Environmental activities of Cape, we proudly maintain a better than average experience rating with WCB and continually aim towards the goal of a zero injury policy.
Terraces on 7th - Vancouver, BC
Pacifica - Nanaimo, BC
The Mirada - Surrey, BC
The New Yorker - Vancouver, BC
Ocean Walk - White Rock, BC
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Bachelor in Civil Engineering, Master in Construction Management, Gold Seal Certified and EIT in 2002, Howard joined Cape in 2005. He has worked in scheduling, estimating, budgeting, project accounting, Clean-room construction, HACCP approval and HVAC Systems. He has past experience in Asian projects. He speaks both Mandarin and Taiwanese.
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Dennis is an integral part of the in-house property management. He has been with Cape for the past 15 years.
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Marcy has been with the company since July of 2001. Her responsibility is to handle all Accounts Payable for the construction side of business. This includes all project payments and office invoices.
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Norman has been with the company since January of 2005. His responsibility is to handle all aspects of Property Management accounting for properties located in the Lower Mainland. Norman attends to all tenants needs in the area of accounting.
Pam has been with Cape now for 16 years as receptionist and secretary. As a long time employee she has enjoyed meeting and greeting any clients and visitors that have been through Cape’s office and makes them feel welcome and comfortable when they arrive. She has a variety of jobs to attend to and tries to help out when other employees are in need of assistance. Her “Director of First Impressions” title has been a long time description of Pam over the years at Cape and she has lived up to her role bringing smiles to people’s faces when they visit the office.
Gord started with Cape in 1987 as a construction laborer. He completed his apprenticeship training at BCIT and is now a site superintendent who has worked on various projects including Viridian Green, a concrete and steel structure at 4th and Collingwood in Vancouver, and the Kerry Apartments.
Cat has joined the team in February and since then has taken anything thrown her way with a smile. Between coordinating campaigns, and designing product prototypes, she is a problem-solver who will never say she can't, but that she can find a way.
Originally from a small town in Ontario, Cat moved to Vancouver in 2008 to pursue a Bachelor of Communication at Simon Fraser University. Her fondness of the mountains drew her to the coast, and the beautiful landscapes and fresh, eccentric culture of the province continues to inspire her work every day. Cat is driven to find creative solutions in everything she does, and when she's not brainstorming the next big idea you can find her playing fetch by the ocean with her Shiba Inu, Jacko.