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Halifax Commercial Real Estate Finance

CMLS Financial is Canada’s leader in the commercial mortgage market. With market presence in eight major Canadian commercial centres, we offer an unbeatable combination of national presence and local expertise. Our team of local commercial real estate finance experts has the insights and industry know-how to help you get your deals done.

Franca Cerqueti

Franca Cerqueti

Vice President & Managing Director, Real Estate Finance, Prairies

Franca R. Cerqueti specializes in providing creative and unique credit structures for commercial real estate financing on a variety of asset classes for privately owned development and real estate investment companies. Her primary responsibility is to cover the Manitoba region. She has over 25 years experience in commercial real estate financing across Western Canada and has extensive background in construction, development, bridge and long term financing for mid-large developers and investors.

Franca’s journey in corporate lending and commercial mortgages began in the early 90’s. Prior to joining CMLS in August 2018, she worked as a Director in commercial real estate divisions for both Canada’s largest financial institution and Manitoba’s largest credit unions with a keen focus on partnering and syndicating complex real estate transactions. Franca holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance and Accounting Major) from University of Manitoba.

David Wilson

David Wilson

Vice President, Real Estate Finance

David Wilson’s primary focus is on conventional term, CMHC insured and development/construction financing for a variety of asset classes. He has 14 years of experience in commercial finance.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2016, Mr. Wilson spent 13 years with a major Canadian financial institution, where he delivered financing solutions for clients across a diverse range of industries, including multi-family and commercial real estate, healthcare, manufacturing, and professional services. Mr. Wilson obtained a business administration degree with a concentration in investment management from Nova Scotia Community College.



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