With more than $15 billion of assets under administration, many of Canada's most prominent financial institutions, investment managers, life insurance companies, public pension funds and other financial lenders trust CMLS for our comprehensive and customizable range of mortgage services.
Our experienced team services conventional and CMHC-insured commercial and residential mortgages. DBRS rates our Commercial Mortgage Primary Servicing capabilities at Superior; Fitch rates our Commercial Mortgage Primary Servicing capabilities at CPS3, Master Servicing capabilities at CMS3 and Loan Level Special Servicing capabilities at CLLSS3.
Our mortgage servicing team will work with you to expertly address any requests, issues and concerns as they arise, from monthly payments to banking arrangements, and from insurance to providing regular mortgage statements.
Our Products and Services
CMLS Financial can arrange for an unbiased inspector to provide you with an objective visual assessment on the current condition of any commercial property in your portfolio. The report typically includes a detailed assessment of the property and photos highlighting areas that require attention. If you want verification of a tenant's occupancy status, we can obtain that for you as well. These services are available for any commercial property located in Canada. With CMLS Financial providing your mortgage servicing, your involvement can be as hands-on or as hands-off as you wish.
Managing a loan in arrears or default is a crucial and often stressful element of mortgage servicing. That's why so many lenders count on the CMLS Financial team of highly experienced experts. Call on us whenever you need help managing loans in arrears or otherwise in distress, or when you need professional support with foreclosure or litigation issues.
We invite you to learn more and to ask how we can be of service to you.
Jennifer Froment oversees the commercial servicing division. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the team and all aspects of commercial servicing operations. She has more than 15 years of experience in audit, accounting and financial services.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2011, Ms. Froment built her career at large international audit firms in Vancouver and abroad. She worked in the hedge fund administration industry and held a controllership role prior to joining CMLS. Ms. Froment holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is a designated Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.
John Slater is responsible for residential underwriting, servicing and investor relations. He also oversees residential mortgage and mortgage-backed securities operations. Mr. Slater has more than 15 years of combined experience in the mortgage and technology industries.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2012, Mr. Slater built his career through numerous facets of residential mortgage lending, including origination, underwriting, servicing, securitization and technology. He was also a contributor to BABOK, which is the basis for CBAP certification. Mr. Slater is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
Tara Somerset is responsible for the residential servicing operations. She has more than 20 years of management experience in operations.
Prior to joining CMLS in 2015, Ms. Somerset held managerial roles with several leading organizations in the residential mortgage industry. She has a deep background in mortgage lending and servicing, and in her most recent role, was responsible for a variety of operations, including underwriting, loss mitigation and investor servicing. Ms. Somerset has also played key roles in large-scale initiatives, such as integrating new platforms for servicing, property taxes, collections and customer service. She has significant experience in training and development and has earned certificates in Six Sigma methodology, project management and business administration.