Tune into our new podcast series, The Modern Alternative, which will focus on opportunities to navigate through the mortgage and investment industry in 2022, while exploring unique challenges and presenting various approaches for new and tenured industry professionals.

Episode 7 – Building Hope and creating positive, sustainable change in El Salvador

Today we bring you a conversation with one of AWC’s long-time partners. We share a vision for helping get people into homes. Hope provides a sense of possibility to envision a better future, especially in times of uncertainty, and the pandemic amplified the need for Shelter Canada to continue its important mission to get the most vulnerable El Salvadorians into homes. 

Our next episode shines a light on a partnership that continues to provide shelter, safety, peace of mind, and employment for Salvadorians. Our next guest is Shelter Canada's CEO, Stuart McAllister. He unveils his journey with the non-profit organization and his big visions for the future.

Episode 6 – Part 2: Why Appraisals Matter in Alternative Lending

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.

Episode 5 – Part 1: Why Appraisals Matter in Alternative Lending

In this episode we dive into the world of appraisals, discuss success secrets, and uncover the current  market impact with our guest Claudio Polito, Principal Owner, Managing Partner of Cross-Town Appraisal Ltd, and President-elect of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Episode 4 – Insurance Solutions and Risk Management

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. 

Episode 2 – Building A Lasting Legacy

Hear from Deb White, Owner of White House Mortgages DLC. We discuss the details behind establishing her own brokerage, growing her business across British Columbia and encompassing the role as President for the CMBABC-BC.

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.