I joined CBRE in May 2020 as Vice President, Debt & Structured Finance in Atlantic Canada. I specialize in advising clients on structuring CMHC-insured financing solutions, leveraging the in-depth knowledge of the CMHC Mortgage Loan Insurance program that I acquired in the various senior management positions I held at Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation from 2006 to 2018.
Prior to joining CBRE, I participated in the origination of just under $1 billion in CMHC-insured commercial mortgages over a two-year period with a Canadian mortgage services company. Although I arrange financing across all asset classes, I have a particular focus on multi-unit residential properties including apartments, seniors housing, student housing and affordable housing across various financing types such as, land, construction, term take-out, purchase and refinance.
I have worked with institutional investors, REITs and private developers in my 20 years working in the financial sector, having established myself as an expert in the multi-residential market and a trusted advisor to my clients and industry colleagues.
Team Overview - Halifax Debt and Structured Finance
Serving Atlantic Canada
The Halifax based Debt and Structured Finance group can create, source and deliver real estate financing programs with the best terms available for our clients. Our track record includes securing more than $2.0 billion in commercial mortgages and $1.2 billion in CMHC insured mortgages for a variety of private and institutional clients. We build advantage for our clients by leveraging:
well-established relationships with Canada’s premier lenders;
extensive experience financing acquisitions and refinancing for all commercial property types; and
utilizing the variety of funding sources that are available within CBRE’s industry-leading global platform.
Glenn Umlah, Senior Vice President, Matthew Pendlebury, Vice President, and Geoffrey Umlah, Underwriter, bring a combined 65 years of experience to the Halifax Debt and Structured Finance group. Clients working with this team are also plugged into CBRE’s National Debt and Structured Finance group and Atlantic Canada’s Capital Markets team, which together provide an unmatched level of service across Atlantic Canada.