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.

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.

Charles-Benoit Parent, CAIA

Charles-Benoit Parent, CAIA

Vice-President, Real Estate Finance | Mortgage Broker, Commercial Real Estate Broker

As member of CMLS Capital Montreal, Charles-Benoit is responsible in strategic lending and structuring initiatives for debt and equity capital raises throughout the Province of Quebec, having had the opportunity to represent institutions, public and private REITs and HNW in over $1.5 billion of Real Estate structured finance strategies through conventional, high-yield and CMHC-insured financial products - via brokerage and internal funding capabilities.

Prior to joining CMLS, Charles-Benoit was a member of an international Brokerage firm’s Multiresidential Investment Sales division, with involvement in the underwriting and due diligence of complex dispositions of single assets and portfolios of direct real estate in the province of Quebec - contributing to the closing of over $900 million in transactional volume. Previous responsibilities included Buy-Side in the Oil & Gas and Financial sectors for a large cap Canadian equity value fund.

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), Exempt Market Dealer (EMD) and is a dually licensed Commercial Real Estate Broker with OACIQ and registered Mortgage Broker with the AMF.

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.

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July 2021


Multi-Family High Yield
Pointe-Claire, QC
Quebec City


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