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About Commercial Finders Group

Commercial Finders Group has the training and expertise to guide you through the process in a comfortable and efficient manner. Our Commercial Real Estate TEAM specializes for sale in Western Canada, British Columbia and Alberta. We work with businesses in Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and more. We are experts in the confidential sales process. Commercial Finders Group has the expertise, tools, and contacts to evaluate, market, and sell your Commercial Real Estate successfully.

We are professional Business and Commercial Real Estate Brokers.

We help connect buyers and sellers of Businesses and Commercial property. What sets our TEAM of Dealmakers apart, is our confidential processes and proven systems which are 6x more effective than the industry average.

We bring 200 years plus of experience, while streamlining a complex process. We have helped 100’s of business owners, let me know if we can help you!!!

Our commitment to providing unsurpassed service, the highest degree of integrity and the utmost confidentiality, while achieving the greatest percentage of successful sale transactions. We are dedicated to providing professional and confidential services to commercial property owners.

Our Team

Steve Harvey (Founder) - The DEAL MAKER


I am the CEO of Business Finders Canada (BFC) a professional Business and Commercial Real Estate Brokerage that specializes in the sale of businesses and commercial property. I opened the doors of Business Finders Canada in 2009.

We now cover the entire province and are also looking to grow regionally and as a franchise. We are not your typical full service commercial brokerage listing businesses and commercial property. We are involved in many business and commercial property transactions.

What makes Business Finders Canada different?

  1. We invest in our relationships
  2. We provide stand out service
  3. We are masters at what we do
  4. We care about you

My team and I are experts in commercial real estate as well as Business transactions. I bring more than 25 years of sales related experience to the table. My expertise encompasses many fields over several industries. As I have owned businesses, managed businesses, and been on both sides of franchising. I work in the development, commercial and construction industry.

As a board member of the Downtown Kelowna Association I advocate on behalf of downtown business owners and landlords. Strong leadership and the ability to negotiate successfully for others have earned my title as “The Dealmaker.” I want to positively impact the community. Helping business owners overcome obstacles and show growth is something I do for a living, day in and day out.

I am also the board president of the Okanagan Entrepreneurs Organization, the world’s leading peer-to-peer network of successful business owners. For entrepreneurs and founders of businesses making more than US$1 million in annual revenue, there is no better opportunity to learn and grow than the one that is provided to you through membership in EO. https://www.eonetwork.org/

Do what you do well… Do what you say you will do… and care about your customer.

These are our core values.

Angela Bokis


Angela Bokis has over 10 years of experience in real estate, both as a REALTOR® and a co-owner of a successful B.C. brokerage. Her background has been people and service-oriented all her life. She brings her personal expertise and attention to detail into every aspect of her work at Business Finders Canada. Her understanding of the Industry and its complexity give her the ability and competence to ensure the success of each member of the team at Business Finders Canada.



Nelson Bayford, Personal Real Estate Corporation, DEALMAKER


Nelson Bayford has a passion for business.

His 35-plus years of experience includes real estate, financial services, business brokerage and franchising, both as an owner and advisor. Nelson started his career in real estate in Alberta. Nelson is a graduate of the Canadian Securities Institute (C.S.C). He has structured and promoted several joint ventures and private equity placements in Canada and internationally.

Nelson understands the negotiation process of buying and selling a business. The first essential step in a successful transaction is a Business Market Valuation, as a basis for negotiation between seller and buyer.

From a buyer’s perspective, Nelson recognizes that owing your own business often is as much about lifestyle preferences and family goals as it is about the numbers. While first and foremost a business must be profitable to succeed, it is also important that a business is the right match for the buyer’s natural talents, acquired skills, passions in life and financial capacity. In other words, finding the business or franchise that is the right match is a critical component for the success of your business.

Nelson is eager to meet with you to discuss in full confidence the sale of your business or purchasing a business that’s the right fit.

Nelson enjoys public speaking and is known for his positive outlook on life and ability to coach and inspire others to achieve their goals.

Rob Denier, MBA - Kamloops, DEAL MAKER


Rob Denier has worked for more than 30 years in the construction and real estate development industries. His areas of expertise include community economic planning and development, organizational and business planning, negotiating, strategic planning and community resource development.

Rob is an entrepreneur/business advisor who believes that fundamentals are the keys to success in business and in life. Starting with a foundation of core values and principles, Rob is grounded in a sense of integrity and a desire to inspire and motivate others to achieve their potential.

Rob lives in Kamloops, B.C., and has done consulting with First Nations communities undertaking the restructure of economic development entities. This process entails working with government agencies, development organizations and private businesses.

Rob attended Capilano University studying business before completing a Real estate and mortgage broker’s licence through the UBC faculty of business and has completed an MBA program.

David Thomas, BA, DEAL MAKER


David Thomas is a real estate professional with 35 years of experience helping owners and tenants achieve their needs and long-term goals. He has helped many landlords take their property to its highest and best use, helping with rezoning, financing and design to become profitable ventures and community landmarks. He has also helped many companies create an ideal office or retail space that allowed their business to flourish.

David earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brock University and began his career in the advertising industry with CJRN radio in Niagara Falls, then moving to Vancouver to work at CFUN Radio.

He joined Royal Lepage Commercial Real Estate downtown Vancouver as an office leasing and sales agent, earning the position of associate vice-president in 1989. David represented various landlords in downtown Vancouver including CN Pension Fund for Pender Place at 700 and 750 West Pender, London Life Insurance for 800 West Hastings. David’s career expanded with a contract with Lonsdale Quay Development Corporation and BC Rail for the leasing and sales of development sites on the North Vancouver Waterfront and with Ontario Teachers Plan for Capilano Business Park.

David Started Westreal Realty Specializing in commercial sales, leasing and land development in North and West Vancouver and later expanded the business to include a residential division and project management team. Westreal was successful in many major projects including the Silva, 700 Marine, Ambleside Place, and the sale of several investment properties and major lease transactions. Westreal Realty merged with Sotheby’s International Realty and David remained as associate broker specializing in the sale of residential development sites.

David moved to Kelowna in 2015 to seek sunshine and golf. He is a member of Harvest Golf Club and The Mission Tennis Club.

Chris Yong, DEAL MAKER


Chris Yong has 26 years of working experience in the property and development industry.

She spent 20 years of her career as a successful property negotiator in Asia. She is conversant in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Malay. Chris has also started learning Korean.

She brings with her a strong clientele base which she hopes will continue to propel the property and development industry forward in the Okanagan Valley.

Having settled here for six years, Chris sees immense potential in various growth sectors of the property industry that is dormant and remains largely untapped. It is this sector that she targets and hopes to open new vistas of opportunities for the Okanagan.

Having worked for publicly listed companies and wealthy individuals in the Far East, Chris understands that advanced information, confidentiality, connectivity, and speed are what is needed to give her clients the edge over others.

Michael Wintemute, DEAL MAKER


Michael Wintemute has been licensed for over 30 years and has sold and managed in the real estate industry. Working both in Vancouver and Whistler before moving to Kelowna he has negotiated land assemblies, supervised project marketing, consolidated strata buildings and negotiated the sale of businesses. He has served as a director and chairman of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, professional conduct committee of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, director and chairman of a seniors housing and long term care operation and been involved in minor hockey and softball.

Michael has also been interviewed in major newspapers and publications, on television and has been asked to speak at real estate seminars.

Stephen Rowswell, DEAL MAKER


Stephen brings to Business Finders an entrepreneurial background dealing with and working in small business. Having been exposed to the dynamics of his family’s commercial glazing business from a very young age, Stephen deeply understands the emotional and physical requirements of running a business while balancing everyday life.

Stephen recently obtained his master’s degree in Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Queen’s University and is well positioned to apply both his educational and professional experience in helping broker successful business deals.

Born and raised in Ontario, Stephen moved to Kelowna in 2017 and hasn’t looked back, except for the occasional visit. He loves the great outdoors, rain, snow, sunshine or not. Stephen is a bush pilot and holds both his U.S. and Canadian pilot’s licence. In his spare time, he enjoys trail riding, skiing, and exploring the Okanagan.

Honesty and integrity are two qualities that define who Stephen is personally and professionally. When building relationships, trust and competence are paramount and is what drives him to continually improve in all aspects of his life.

Mamali Shekarchian, DEAL MAKER

Licensed Commercial Agent and Certified Business Broker

Mamali was raised in West Vancouver and attended The University of British Columbia. Mamali has a background in Capital Markets and Private Equity, and now bringing his vast experience to Business Finders Canada. He has been with firms such as VanCity Savings, Merrill Lynch, LondonLife Financial Subsidiary and many family offices in different continents, and has been a board member of many companies in different industries. Currently, you will find Mamali working in the Greater Vancouver area assisting buyers and sellers in selling their businesses.

Deepa Rajkumar, DEAL MAKER


Deepa brings over 15 years of experience to Business Finders Canada, from owning small businesses to working in multi-national companies. She was raised in a family full of entrepreneurs and this exposure helped her understand both opportunities and challenges in operating a business. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering from India. She immigrated with her family to Canada in 2011, and since then has owned and managed small businesses including a retail franchise store and successfully invested in Real Estate.

Deepa understands the challenges Seller’s face in listing their business and wants to provide realistic facts and expectations based on the market value. She uses her experience to help buyers analyze and ask key questions regarding a business purchase.

With her extensive background in analysis, finance and business operations, Deepa has the unique expertise necessary to negotiate and get deals done. Communication is the key factor with clients and she understands the time sensitivity of a transaction. She believes that a successful business transaction is finding the right parties for a win-win situation.

Deepa is a very approachable, enthusiastic person who likes to connect with others and discuss prospective opportunities. She is excited to meet with you and to discuss (with utmost confidentiality) the purchase or selling of a business.