It’s all about Debt! Who is lending, who is borrowing, what financing and decision-making can you expect this year, and how will this impact deal flow?

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It’s all about Debt! Who is lending, who is borrowing, what financing and decision-making can you expect this year, and how will this impact deal flow?

It’s all about Debt! Who is lending, who is borrowing, what financing and decision-making can you expect this year, and how will this impact deal flow?

About the speakers
  • Nurit Altman
    Nurit Altman
    Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group
    Nurit Altman is a Managing Director with RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group and has over 20 years of experience selling commercial real estate across Canada. Nurit advises clients on the acquisition and disposition of investment properties, with a focus on the multi-family, retail, office and mixed-use sectors. Over the course of her career, Nurit has completed some of Canada’s most significant advisory assignments totaling over $8B of commercial real estate transactions. Nurit is an active industry participant and is a regular speaker at industry forums.
  • Richard Baillie
    Richard Baillie
    Vice President & Senior Managing Director, Head of Canadian Real Estate Finance at Manulife
    Richard Baillie is the Vice President & Senior Managing Director, Head of Manulife’s Canadian Real Estate Finance Group. Appointed to his role in 2019, Richard oversees the ~$14.5 billion Canadian loan portfolio and is accountable for Manulife’s ~$2 billion annual commercial loan production volume, risk adjusted returns, strategy/product design and credit experience via seven regional offices and 20+ origination professionals. Prior to this, Richard served as the Managing Director of the company’s flagship Toronto office. Prior to joining Manulife, Richard worked for several years at Sun Life, where he served in several progressively senior positions culminating his Sun Life career as Co-Regional Director of their Ontario Mortgage Investment Office. Richard is an active member of many industry associations including NAIOP, Realpac, CREFC and the Mortgage Bankers Association and is a regular speaker at industry events.
  • Caroline Rauhala
    Caroline Rauhala
    Portfolio Manager, Mortgage Investments at AIMCo
    Caroline is a Portfolio Manager on the Mortgage Investments team at the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). She is responsible for growing and managing AIMCo’s Canadian, U.S. and European mortgage portfolios, on behalf of AIMCo’s clients. Caroline has over a decade of experience working in progressive roles within construction and commercial mortgage lending, portfolio risk management and private mortgage investments. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at Queen’s University and is a graduate of the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business.
  • John Ballantyne
    John Ballantyne
    Chief Operating Officer at RioCan REIT
    John Ballantyne is one of RioCan’s first and longest-standing employees, John strengthens RioCan’s operational excellence, drives sustainable growth and long-term unitholder value. In his current role as COO, John ensures that RioCan’s portfolio, comprised of 200+ income-producing, well-located properties, is high-performing and drives reliable income to create lasting value for our stakeholders. He oversees a team of over 300 employees responsible for key functional areas including property operations, leasing, asset management, and RioCan’s residential portfolio, RioCan Living™.
  • Ken McKinnon
    Ken McKinnon
    Senior Managing Director, Head of Relationships at IMC
    Ken McKinnon has been with TD Bank Group for over 20 years, joining TD Securities Corporate Banking group in 2003 and the Real Estate Group in 2004. While at TD Securities, he has actively built leading relationships with public and large private real estate, gaming companies and financial sponsors in Canada and the U.S. He has experience in underwriting, arranging, and syndicating senior debt transactions and project financings. Ken currently leads Real Estate Corporate Banking team at TD Securities which includes a team of 16 professionals. Notable recent lead transactions include corporate M&A, bridge, acquisition, project and/or working capital financings for Choice Properties REIT, Brookfield Property Partners, First Capital Realty, RioCan REIT, KingSett Capital, Ventas REIT and others.
  • Moray Tawse
    Moray Tawse
    Executive Vice President & Co-Founder at First National Financial LP
    Moray Tawse is Executive Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation, Executive Vice President of First National and Co-Founder of First National. He directs the operations of all of First National’s commercial mortgage origination activities. With over 30 years of experience in the real estate finance industry, Moray is one of Canada’s leading experts on commercial real estate and is often called upon to deliver keynote addresses at national real estate symposiums.

Key takeaways