London Commercial Real Estate Finance

CMLS Financial is Canada’s leader in the commercial mortgage market. With market presence in nine 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.

Steve Bryant

Steve Bryant

Senior Vice President, Commercial

As a member of the CMLS leadership team Steve Bryant oversees commercial origination activities and lending programs across Canada. Steve’s client and financing experiences span real estate asset classes and project types - strategic planning, new development, acquisitions, and refinancing – with a specific focus on Seniors Housing.

Mr. Bryant spent 9 years as a Principal at IC Funding prior to its acquisition by CMLS Financial in 2019. Steve’s career includes a diversified set of experiences in client service, marketing, operations and management. Steve was the Vice-President of Sales and Customer Service for a regional telecommunications company and spent 13 years at a global consulting firm working with Fortune 500 companies in business strategy, customer relationship management and process engineering. Steve received his Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and later completed the Advanced Business Management Program at the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

519.673.3528 ext.6135
Sandy Harrington

Sandy Harrington

Vice President & Managing Director | Broker, Real Estate Finance

Sandy has a long history of providing his clients with trusted advice and successful strategies for their real estate investments across the asset classes for both construction and permanent debt including CMHC. Sandy has financed many properties in Ontario and across Canada, refinancing existing buildings, project financing for new developments, acquisition financing and structured debt as well as particular expertise recognized for student rental properties with many successful financings from $5M- $100M over the past twenty years.

In 2019 CMLS merged with IC Funding, a highly respected commercial mortgage brokerage where Sandy spent 28 years as an owner and Principal, he holds a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Sandy was named as Canada’s Best Commercial Mortgage Broker for three consecutive years and was also named as one of Canada’s Top Ten Commercial Mortgage Brokers by Mortgage Broker News.

519.673.3528 ext.6124
Richard Eyles, CPA, CMA

Richard Eyles, CPA, CMA

Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

Richard Eyles works with clients to understand their financing objectives and then identify construction and term financing options across real estate types with significant experience in commercial and multi-residential properties. He is involved in financing activities from origination through underwriting and loan fulfillment.

Richard has 15 years experience financing commercial real estate projects starting his career as a commercial mortgage lender working with entrepreneurial businesses. He joined the Origination team at CMLS in 2019 after the merger with IC Funding. Richard holds his Bachelor in Commerce from the University of Western Ontario as well as a CPA, CMA designation.

519.673.3528 ext.6132
Jocelyn Reid

Jocelyn Reid

Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

Jocelyn Reid focuses on critically assessing term and construction financing options on behalf of her clients with a focus on properties within the seniors’ housing, office/industrial and multi-residential space. Jocelyn has experience handling both CMHC-insured and conventional loans across a wide range of asset classes. She is involved in financing activities from origination through to underwriting and loan fulfillment.

Jocelyn worked as a Commercial Real Estate Analyst for project underwriting and working with lenders, borrowers and professionals throughout the funding process to ensure transactions close as efficiently as possible. Jocelyn also served as the team’s Affordable Housing specialist and is knowledgeable on the unique programs that are available to this asset class. Jocelyn started her career as an Account Manager with a leading global automotive supplier where she led all product costing and business-to-business sales for several high-profile automotive launches. She joined the Origination team at CMLS in 2019 after the merger with IC Funding. Jocelyn holds an Honours Degree in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

519.673.3528 ext.6136
Ryan Shipley

Ryan Shipley

Assistant Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

Ryan Shipley handles both conventional and CMHC-insured financing for a wide variety of asset classes, offering expertise in construction and permanent financing with particular expertise in student housing and seniors housing. Ryan provides his clients with a hands-on, end-to-end financing approach, working proactively with his clients through every stage of the transaction. Ryan has over 4 years of experience in commercial real estate financing, having joined CMLS in 2019.

Prior to joining CMLS, Ryan attended Western University in London, Ontario. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Management & Organizational Studies (BMOS) with a Finance & Administration Specialization from Western University.

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Recent Transactions

July 2021


Multi-Family High Yield
Pointe-Claire, QC


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