Debt & Structured Finance Team Members

National Leadership and Professional Team

​Debt & Structured Finance National Leadership Team:

 
Peter Senst

Peter Senst
President, Canadian Capital Markets
With more than 25 years of experience, Peter has become one of Canada’s foremost investment sales and advisory experts. He has completed some of Canada’s most significant sales and advisory assignments in all property sectors totaling over $35 billion.


Carmin DiFiore ​Carmin DiFiore
Executive Vice-President
Before joining CBRE, Carmin established Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Toronto office, creating a multi-billion dollar institutional debt and derivative portfolio involving construction, acquisition, repositioning & structured term financing. Carmin has worked very closely with REITs, RECOs, pension funds, fund advisers and large private developers in facilitating both Canadian and U.S financing requirements.

Debt & Structured Finance National Professional Team:

 
Andrew Odd

Andrew Odd
Vice President
Andrew has mortgage brokered over $1.0  billion in commercial loan origination in the last 24 months to key industry clients including Dundee REIT, Whiterock REIT, Allied Properties REIT, Irving Oil Group of Cos., Adgar Investments & Development, Crown Realty, Kingsett Capital, Skyline REIT, Economalls amongst others.



Nektar Diamantopoulos
Executive Vice President
Nektar Diamantopoulos is Executive Vice President of the Montreal National Investment Team and the Debt & Structured Finance for CBRE. Nektar’s role is to develop debt financing solutions for CBRE clients, targeting both conventional mortgage financing and equity sourcing. He is also responsible for business development and key customer relationship accounts in Canada.

Glenn Umlah

Glenn Umlah
Senior Vice President
Glenn Umlah is Senior Vice President, Debt and Structured Finance for CBRE in Halifax. His focus is to provide financing solutions for borrower clients on new and existing multi-residential, land development, commercial, and industrial properties. Prior to CBRE, Glenn formed Equity Mortgage Corporation Limited (EMC). EMC and its mortgage origination team operated successfully from 1990 to 2017 delivering over $2.6 Billion in commercial mortgages, with $1.5 Billion in CMHC insured product.

Carl Lavoie

Carl Lavoie
Vice President
Carl’s major focus is the financing of I.C. & I. real estate in Canada, as well as, term loans on equipment and other assets, operating lines of credit, providing asset valuation studies, financing seminars and cash flow analysis. Carl has generated approximately $1Billion of mortgage product and has extensive contacts with Canadian & Foreign Pension Funds, Insurance Companies, Schedule ‘A’ & ‘B’ Banks, Trust Companies, and Private Lenders.

Ed Fitzpatrick
Ed Fitzpatrick
Vice President
A career banker for over 25 years, Ed Fitzpatrick joined CBRE Limited's Vancouver office in May, 2008 as Vice-President, Debt Capital Markets. Ed brought an enviable track record of successful underwritings and closings of in excess of $1.0 billion in real estate debt and structured financing for public Canadian and off-shore corporations, including private real estate developers, operators and investors.

Marc-Aurèle Mailloux-Gagnon
Marc-Aurèle Mailloux-Gagnon
Vice President
Marc-Aurèle Mailloux-Gagnon is Vice President in the national CBRE Hotels division team led by Bill Stone in Toronto. He specializes in investment sales in the hotel sphere on a national level. He is currently involved in large portfolio transactions as well as high quality primary market transactions. Marc-Aurèle has extensive knowledge of hospitality financing and is acting with CBRE’s Debt & Structured Finance team on hotel financing mandates.

Matthew Pendlebury
Matthew Pendlebury
Vice President
Matthew Pendlebury is Vice President within the Debt & Structured Finance Group based in Halifax. He is responsible for client relations and delivering financing solutions for borrower clients with a focus on CMHC and Conventional mortgage financing. Prior to joining CBRE, Matthew was employed for 18 years with a well-established mortgage banking firm specializing in the placement of commercial real estate financing throughout Atlantic Canada.



​​​​Manish Jain
Associate
Manish specializes in arranging financing for private investors, owner-users and developers. He adds value to the financing process by bringing clients multiple lending options, negotiating the sharpest possible mortgage terms and providing borrowers with detailed analysis to assist in decision making. Manish has helped clients in acquisition, bridge financing, portfolio refinancing and equity take-out loans. ​


​​​​Charles-Andre Roy
Financial Analyst

Charles-Andre Roy is a financial analyst in Montreal’s Debt & Structured Finance team; he develops financial models, structures financing solutions, and coordinates due diligence and underwriting on behalf of the team’s borrower clients.

Charles-Andre is a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM), member of the Canadian Securities Institute and a Certified Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), member of the Montreal Chapter.

Navina Pushpanathan
Analyst
Navina specializes in creating financial models, structuring financing solutions, and underwriting deals while coordinating due diligence. She is licensed with Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Navina is a graduate from Western University with a specialization in Finance. 
Geoff Umlah Geoff Umlah
Underwriter
Before joining CBRE, Geoff spent six years in a support role with a regional broker in the commercial real estate finance industry. Geoff works with the Debt & Structured Financing team to assist clients in securing Conventional & CMHC Insured Financing on both a construction & long-term basis for Multi-Residential, Commercial and Institutional properties.
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