Larch Realty Advisors

SOLUTION-BASED REAL ESTATE ADVISORY SERVICES and CONFLICT RESOLUTION


About Larch Realty Advisors Key Expertise

Ken R. Biss, P. Eng.

Construction Executive, Real Estate Developer and Builder, responsible for the development and construction of real estate projects totaling approximately 7.5 million sq ft or $1 billion of construction, and over 1000 acres of land for retail sale. Ken has proven his leadership ability through managing a multi-disciplined real estate and construction organization with up to $100 million annual sales and 500 employees, and Revenue and Development Property business with a 3 million sq ft development potential.

Ken is currently a partner in a major regional construction and development company, responsible for marketing and development projects throughout southeastern BC. He is recognized for sound development judgment and thorough technical skills acquired from an active career spanning over 40 years in Western Canada.

Lance Rumble

Project Manager, Real Estate Financing Expert, Developer.  With over 40 years of commercial and residential real estate management experience, Mr. Rumble has an established track record of successful real estate finance structuring and restructuring along with proven success in resort residential development.

In Toronto, Mr. Rumble and LRA were retained by MDS labs to recommend and implement a plan to restructure and manage a portfolio of 50 medical buildings in Southern Ontario.  In this project, he successfully restructured over $100 million of real estate loans, involving refinancing of existing buildings and the financing of new building expansion and construction.  The consistent success of this engagement led to MDS extending the project contract for 12 years.

In addition, Mr. Rumble’s business operation successfully restructured over $250 million in troubled real estate loans in Ontario, and earned a clearly defined reputation for competence and success. 

Upon his relocation to British Columbia, Lance successfully led a team in developing and completing a $25 million,
43 unit resort / residential development in the Village of the Big White Ski Resort in British Columbia.  Mr. Rumble currently resides in the Village of Big white and maintains an office in Kelowna.       

C.D. Chuck Corbin, CGA (ret), Business Analysis and Financing Expert, Legacy Advisor

With 34 years of operational and administrative experience, retiring as a Vice President with Bank of Montreal, Mr. Corbin brings competent financial analysis expertise to LRA.  During his tenure with Bank of Montreal, at various times, Chuck was responsible for overseeing and managing the commercial activities of the bank in three provinces, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Ontario.

Mr. Corbin has been responsible for not only the commercial activities of the Bank, but at times was responsible for all lines of the Bank of Montreal’s business offerings in a portion of Southern Ontario, with particular emphasis on business building and profitability.  In a prior position, he also had credit and operational audit authority for the total Bank and all its subsidiaries, including Global Corporate Banking and the Harris Bank, Chicago.

Mr. Corbin is also a CGA (ret), and since his semi-retirement in Kelowna, B.C., has remained active in the financial consulting arena, lending his expertise to a variety of firms as well as providing credit approval to four Credit Unions under authority of FICOM.  Chuck brings over three decades of business and audit experience to LRA, and gives the firm substantial financial connections across Canada and the U.S.  Mr. Corbin currently resides in Kelowna, British Columbia.