real estate mortgages
CMLS Financial is Canada’s leader in the commercial mortgage market. With market presence in six major Canadian commercial centres, we offer an unbeatable combination of national presence and local expertise. Our team of local commercial mortgage experts has the insights and industry know-how to help you get your deals done.
Jacques GauthierVice President, Business Development | Chartered Real Estate Broker
Jacques Gauthier handles various types of financing, with a specialty in multi-residential and CMHC insured. His clientele includes commercial investors and developers. Mr. Gauthier has more than 35 years of experience in real estate.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2016, Mr. Gauthier built his career as an underwriter for CMHC before moving on to the mortgage financing private sector. In 1989, he started his own real estate agency. Mr. Gauthier is a licensed real estate broker and a member of OACIQ. He graduated from the University of Québec in Montréal.
Serge LeducVice President, Business Development | Mortgage Broker
Serge Leduc focuses on all types of commercial real estate products, including office, retail, industrial, hotels, senior housing and multi-residential. He works with private portfolio owners as well as corporate and institutional clients. Mr. Leduc has 37 years of experience in the real estate industry.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2011, Mr. Leduc held a number of key roles, including partner with a leading Quebec real estate appraisal firm, Director of Acquisitions for one of Canada’s largest pension fund managers, and Senior Director of Commercial Financing for a Canadian chartered bank. He was a professional appraiser for 25 years and is an accredited member of OACIQ. Mr. Leduc holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in real estate business from the University of Québec in Montréal.
Samuel Lasanté, MBAVice President, Business Development
Samuel Lasanté focuses on financing for all asset classes, including major construction loans. Over the course of his career, he has underwritten over $1 billion in commercial mortgages. Mr. Lasanté has more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate finance.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2016, Mr. Lasanté held a senior commercial real estate financing position at a Canadian chartered bank. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Québec in Montréal and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Crandall University.