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Montreal 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.

Jacques Gauthier

Jacques Gauthier

Vice President, Real Estate Finance | Chartered Real Estate and Mortgage 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, M. 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 registered licensed real estate broker with OACIQ and a registered mortgage broker with AMF.

514.205.6651
jacques.gauthier@cmls.ca
Nektarios Diamantopoulos

Nektarios Diamantopoulos

Vice President & Managing Director Eastern Canada, Real Estate Finance | Real Estate and Mortgage Broker

Nektar heads the commercial advisory and lending division in Eastern Canada for CMLS Financial. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the team and all aspects of commercial originations and operations. He has more than 26 years of experience in commercial real estate in various capacities including real estate brokerage, lending and acquisitions.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2019, Nektar held several senior executive level positions in the finance and real estate industry. He was formerly head of a Global US based real estate capital markets investor in Eastern Canada and then promoted to National Head of equity investments where he was responsible for acquisitions, financing and joint ventures. As well, he was a senior broker for an international brokerage firm both in investment sales, finance and Capital Markets. He was responsible for representing institutional and private clients on asset sales and acquisitions as well as developing financing solutions, targeting both conventional mortgage financing and equity sourcing. Nektar has a planning degree as well as a technical degree in architecture. He is also a registered real estate broker with OACIQ and a registered mortgage broker with AMF.

514.205.6657
nektarios.diamantopoulos@cmls.ca
Santiago Garcia-Rejon

Santiago Garcia-Rejon

Vice President, Construction Finance | Mortgage Broker

Santiago Garcia-Rejon specializes in construction financing but also handles various types of financings including office, retail, industrial, hotels, senior housing and multi-residential. M. Garcia-Rejon is also a member of the CMLS Financial team responsible for delivering CMHC’s rental construction finance initiative. Santiago’s clientele includes commercial real estate investors and property developers.

Prior to joining CMLS, Mr. Garcia worked in the real estate finance groups at two major Canadian banks. M. Garcia-Rejon is a registered mortgage broker with AMF.

514.205.6653
santiago.garcia-rejon@cmls.ca
Serge Leduc

Serge Leduc

Vice President, Real Estate Finance | 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 38 years of experience in the real estate industry.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2011, M. 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 a registered mortgage broker with AMF. M. Leduc holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in real estate business from the University of Québec in Montréal.

514.205.6652
serge.leduc@cmls.ca
Charles-Benoit Parent

Charles-Benoit Parent

Assistant Vice President | Commercial Real Estate Broker

As member of the commercial origination team, Charles-Benoit is involved in coordinating commercial brokerage and strategic lending initiatives for debt and equity capital raises throughout the Province of Quebec, having so far participated in over $300 million of debt financing strategies from conventional, high-yield and CMHC-insured products.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2020, Charles-Benoit was a member of the Capital Markets team for a prominent international brokerage firm. Specialized in multifamily assets, Charles-Benoit was involved in the underwriting, due diligence and marketing of complex multi-residential dispositions of single assets and portfolios of direct real estate throughout the province of Quebec; participating in the closing of over $900 million in transactional volume. Charles-Benoit holds a Bachelor of Commerce, major in Finance from John Molson School of Business (Concordia University), is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and is a registered Commercial Real Estate Broker with OACIQ.

514.399.1084
charles-benoit.parent@cmls.ca
Charles-André Roy

Charles-André Roy

Vice President, Real Estate Finance | Mortgage Broker

Charles-André works in the commercial brokerage and lending division in Quebec. Mr. Roy is responsible for conducting real estate debt and equity transactions. His expertise ranges from all asset classes and all financings such as conventional, CMHC insured loans, mezzanine, equity raises and others. Prior to joining CMLS in 2019, Charles-André worked as an associate in the Debt & Structured Finance division at a prominent international capital markets firm in Montreal. He was responsible for conducting real estate debt & equity capital raising, representing institutional and high net worth private clients. Mr. Roy has worked on over $3Bin real estate financing through construction, acquisitions, refinancing, equity, and other related deals. In addition, Charles-André conducted over $500 Million in real estate investment sales transactions.

Charles-André holds a Bachelor of Commerce, major in Finance from John Molson School of Business (Concordia). He is also Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) as well as a registered mortgage broker with AMF.

514.205.6112
charles.roy@cmls.ca
Andrew Ricciardi, MBA

Andrew Ricciardi, MBA

Assistant Vice President, Construction Finance

Andrew Ricciardi specializes in construction financing but also handles a variety of oncome producing asset types. He has over 10 years of real estate finance experience. M. Ricciardi is a member of the CMLS Financial team responsible for delivering CMHC’s rental construction finance initiative. His clientele includes commercial real estate investors and property developers.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2015, M. Ricciardi worked on several real estate projects in various roles. He holds an Executive MBA from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

514.205.6654
andrew.ricciardi@cmls.ca
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