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Vancouver 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.

Norm Taylor

Norm Taylor

Vice President & Managing Director, BC Region

As part of the commercial leadership team, Norm Taylor is responsible for the expansion and growth of the commercial brokerage and lending business in Western Canada. Mr. Taylor brings over 25 years of experience in sales, leasing and executive leadership within the commercial real estate industry.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2020, Mr. Taylor held key leadership positions, including most recently, his role as Executive Vice President & Managing Director at a global real estate advisory firm.

Mr. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia.

604 618 5126
norm.taylor@cmls.ca
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Sen Bao

Sen Bao

Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Sen Bao is responsible in providing financing solutions to his clients on all real estate asset classes across Canada. He has been working in the industry since 2010.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2018, Mr. Bao held a senior commercial financing position at a major Canadian financial institution, where he was responsible for managing and growing one of the largest portfolios in the country. The role provided extensive real estate transactional lending experience (including conventional financing, construction financing, high leverage financing and joint offerings with mezzanine lenders) as well as diversified industry lending expertise. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

604.639.9442
sen.bao@cmls.ca
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Oliver Baecker

Oliver Baecker

Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

Oliver Baecker focuses on institutional and credit tenanted assets involving construction and long-term financing. He works with mid-size to large borrowers with national portfolios across all asset classes, as well as groups looking to foster new partnerships. Mr. Baecker has 20 years of experience in the commercial mortgage industry.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2008, Mr. Baecker worked for 13 years at a major Canadian financial institution, where he specialized in commercial mortgages and corporate lending. He holds of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria.

604.488.3864
oliver.baecker@cmls.ca
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Lester Chow

Lester Chow

Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Lester Chow handles various types of financing, including term, construction, and bridge/mezzanine financing. His clientele ranges from locally run family businesses to private investment funds to publicly traded real estate companies. Mr. Chow has 28 years of experience in commercial real estate finance.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2005, Mr. Chow held a senior commercial real estate financing position at a major Canadian financial institution. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in urban land economics from the University of British Columbia.

604.488.3868
lester.chow@cmls.ca
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Ian Jarvis

Ian Jarvis

Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Ian Jarvis has extensive experience in providing conventional and high-yield financing to developers and property owners. His expertise includes arranging equity investments for specific projects on behalf of his clients. Mr. Jarvis has over 15 year of experience in the real estate industry.

Prior to joining CMLS, Mr. Jarvis was a Director Real Estate with one of Canada’s largest financial institutions. He also held a senior role at a boutique private real estate lender providing debt in Canada and the United States on behalf of a major pension fund. Mr. Jarvis holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree from the University of New South Wales (Australia).

778.386.9290
ian.jarvis@cmls.ca
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Gagan Lalli, CFA

Gagan Lalli, CFA

Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Gagan Lalli handles various types of financing across Canada. He has 9 years of experience in finance.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2011, Mr. Lalli worked with a Vancouver-based firm that specializes in real estate and equipment financing. His banking career started in 2007 at one of the world’s largest commercial financing organizations. Mr. Lalli holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

604.637.0882
gagan.lalli@cmls.ca
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Andrew Lam

Andrew Lam

Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Andrew Lam handles various types of financing, including term, land, pre-development, construction, and bridge/mezzanine financing. His clientele includes local real estate investors and operators, up and coming players, and established real estate developers. Mr. Lam has over 15 years of finance experience.

Prior to returning to CMLS in October of 2018, Mr. Lam held a senior leadership role at a Canadian financial institution known for its involvement in real estate project financing, both on a standalone basis and on a syndicated basis. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in economics from the University of British Columbia.

604.235.5115
1.888.995.2657
andrew.lam@cmls.ca
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Trevor Morgan

Trevor Morgan

Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Trevor Morgan focuses on various types of financing including term, construction and bridge structures across Canada. Trevor has over 5 years of experience in commercial real estate lending.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2015, Mr. Morgan worked in commercial leasing after having obtained a degree in real estate and finance from the University of British Columbia.

604.637.0167
trevor.morgan@cmls.ca
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Scott Naimer

Scott Naimer

Vice President | Agent, Real Estate Finance

Scott Naimer’s area of specialty includes acquisitions, refinancing, repositioning assets as well as joint venture and equity deals. He assists private and institutional investors and developers with a range of services, from CMHC insured multi-residential to portfolio acquisitions. Mr. Naimer has 15 years of experience in commercial mortgages.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2007, Mr. Naimer held a position with a commercial mortgage brokerage firm involved in high-profile construction and term mortgages. Mr. Naimer was also previously a private equity investor in multi-family residential projects. He is a graduate of Concordia University and New York University.

604.637.0869
scott.naimer@cmls.ca
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Rob Reichelt, RI

Rob Reichelt, RI

Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Rob Reichelt has extensive experience in all types of commercial real estate. His expertise includes originating, brokering and servicing real estate loans for commercial and residential projects in Western Canada. He is an expert in all income-producing assets, with over 35 years’ experience in real estate lending.

Prior to joining CMLS, Mr. Reichelt held key senior management positions in the investment banking, trust and banking industries in Vancouver, with expertise in residential and commercial construction and long-term mortgage financing. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and an RI designation from the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia.

778.588.7322
rob.reichelt@cmls.ca
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Matthew Shon

Matthew Shon

Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Matthew Shon focuses on all types of income-producing properties across Canada. He has been involved in over $1 billion in transactions in all major asset classes and assists with managing a portfolio of over $2 billion in mortgages. Mr. Shon has 5 years of experience in commercial real estate lending.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2011, Mr. Shon obtained a degree in economics from the University of British Columbia.

604.637.0871
matthew.shon@cmls.ca
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Anthony Yen, CFA

Anthony Yen, CFA

Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance

Anthony Yen focuses on all types of income producing properties across Canada. He is involved in managing a mortgage portfolio exceeding $2 billion. Mr. Yen deals with a variety of clients ranging from individuals to REITs. Mr. Yen has 9 years of experience in commercial real estate lending.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2011, Mr. Yen obtained a degree in finance and real estate from the University of British Columbia.

604.488.3895
anthony.yen@cmls.ca
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