Today we are joined by Claudio Polito, Principal Owner, Managing Partner of Cross-Town Appraisal Ltd, and President-elect of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Claudio highlights historical data and shares his thoughts on what is coming in 2023/24. Immerse yourself in a great conversation and insight from industry professionals who have seen numerous highs and lows in the mortgage industry.

Our next guest is a leading insurance professional and licensed broker with nearly 17 years of industry experience. He has an honors degree in commerce and has presented to thousands of professionals in various industries on risk management. In this episode, we feature CEO & President Derrick Leue of PROLINK. 

Introducing our new podcast, The Modern Alternative, presented by Alta West Capital. We’re bringing you fresh perspectives on ways to navigate the mortgage & investment industry in 2022. Hear from President & CEO at Pineapple, Shubha Dasgupta, as he shares his unique vision and expertise which allowed him to build and grow the new Pineapple model.


George Botros
Chief Executive Officer

George Botros was appointed as CEO of Alta West Capital in April 2021. Prior to his role as CEO, George served as Alta West Capital’s CFO and CCO from 2014 to 2021. He has over 20 years in the lending business, participating in residential, commercial, mezzanine, and interim financing related activities.


George is also a Director of the funds Alta West administers. Prior to joining Alta West Capital, he managed Toro Financial Corporation which amalgamated with AWM Diversified MIC, an entity managed by AWC, in 2014. George was also a University Professor teaching Finance and Economics for University of Lethbridge.


George holds a Bachelor of Economics and an MBA.