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Debt Advisory

Experts in providing optimal lending solutions on acquisitions and dispositions; real estate investment and development in all asset classes.

Our Debt Advisory team has comprehensive experience in providing advice on large and complex mortgage loan transactions based on a multitude of financing opportunities. We work in major markets across Canada in originating and securing financing for our borrowers and investors for all assets and projects. We leverage our credibility and network of relationships through a wide array of traditional financial institutions and private lenders. When you engage our team of professionals, you gain sophisticated lending expertise, access to established lender relationships and an inside knowledge of the Canadian lending market.

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Our Services

We work with banks, pension funds, insurance companies and private lenders, sourcing and negotiating loan structures representing our clients in both the public and private markets. We represent investors and developers in securing the best available financing solution to meet their requirements on any project or strategy. We bring a deep pool of talent in the lending market and our value proposition is based on essential deliverables in repositioning and creating a competitive environment.

Sourcing and negotiating lending options is the most visible role we play. We start by learning all pertinent elements of a borrower and a project’s current position and the context that led to it. We then collaborate with our clients to create solutions based on the unique requirements and financing terms available in the marketplace.

Our team will assess and provide guidance in structuring and repositioning financial transactions. This includes but is not limited to conventional and nonconventional transactions. In addition, this also includes insured, construction, subordinated and other strategic debt financing instruments.


Our experience in the Canadian financial sector and the strength of our Colliers brand in the marketplace ensures your needs are fully addressed by the right lenders with the appropriate financing structure. We are there for you throughout the entire process. The ability to source multiple lenders creates an environment where we can attain competitive financing terms and structures that align with your funding needs. We are exclusively engaged and facilitate a full-service representation to provide the most competitive lending solution.

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Success Stories

Provided full financing suite to a luxury automotive group

Secured authorized credit facilities totaling $69MM with favorable credit spreads via a Schedule A Financial Institution

Client exited a 30+ year lending relationship with incumbent 

Secured financing at moment’s notice

Assisted a new client to secure financing within a month on a $83M purchase acquisition 

Success based on depth of experience and deep relationships in the lending space 


Financed a $95M residential project with minimal equity investment

Successfully structured B-lender solution for client with minimal equity investment

• Proven innovation to meet client’s needs and limitations 


Accessing institutional capital for international borrower

Secured a $58M term loan for a large-scale suburban retail centre for an international private investor

• Our team secured favorable life insurance company financing despite the borrower’s limited in-country assets


Secured a lending partner for a large rental development

Secured a participating 2nd mortgage solution of $18M (90% LTC) on a pre-entitlement 1,000 unit multi-family rental development site


Sourced favorable financing options for a remote construction project

Successfully arranged a short-term private loan and a $10.5M take-out financing on a construction project in a small rural area 

Helped secure a mortgage with significantly lower interest rate vs the client’s original MIC construction financing 


Debt Market Reports

Apr 14, 2022

National Debt Market Report Q1 2022

Bank of Canada raises overnight rate by 0.25% for the first time since 2018
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Jan 1, 2022

National Debt Market Report Q4 2021

Cost of funds and bond yields have been volatile over Q4 2021
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Sep 1, 2021

National Debt Market Report Q3 2021

Spread between bonds & cap rates is now only 8 bps above the 15-yr average
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Latest Research

Jan 18, 2021

Canada 2021 Investor Sentiment Survey Results

Colliers Global Capital Markets
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Mar 2, 2021

Victoria Investment Market Report 2020 Q4

The global pandemic proved to have limited effect on the Greater Victoria investment market, with total sales volume once again topping $1 billion, as it did in 2019.
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Dec 7, 2020

Montreal Real Estate Investment Market Report Fall 2020

At the start of 2020, the Montreal Investment market maintained the strong momentum from the previous year. Although the Covid-19 lockdown has slowed transactions, the market has proven to be resilient with Industrial and Multifamily assets leading the charge.
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Jan 19, 2021

British Columbia 2021 Property Tax Trends

With a dynamic 12 months behind us, and anticipation of more to come, one thing remains certain in our lives, paying taxes.
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Our reach is national, within both the financial services sector and the Colliers team. We have access to a variety of financing, insolvency, advisory, transactional, property management, project management, supply chain, logistics and valuation services across the country. We’re local, with national experience and international reach, and we’re here to help you.
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