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Atlantic Real Estate Forum
Tuesday, November 4, 2025
Halifax Convention Centre

Jeremie LeBlanc
Director, Commercial Mortgages at First National Financial LP


Jeremie joined First National as a Director in Commercial Lending in 2022. As part of this industry leading team, First National lends billions of dollars to commercial real estate projects every year. But it’s not just capital that distinguishes us. It’s the empowered nature of our workforce. Advisors like Jeremie are experienced experts whose sole focus is to deliver financing strategies that enable our clients to achieve greater success.

Prior to joining First National, Jeremie spent two decades working in mortgage lending and housing. Seventeen of those years were spent at CMHC, where he held roles in underwriting, business development, research and multi-unit direct lending. Prior to CMHC, Jeremie worked in retail banking and residential mortgage originations.

Based on his time at CMHC, Jeremie’s expertise in apartments is invaluable to his clients. He has a broad understand of housing markets, real estate finance, affordable housing, CMHC’s risk appetite and how underwriters approach files. These insights allow him to set realistic expectations, mitigate risk up front, structure a deal with the desired results in mind and find resolutions in any situation.

Jeremie holds the CRF designation (Certified in Real Estate Finance) with the Real Estate Institute of Canada, is a past board member and Treasurer of REIC’s Nova Scotia Chapter and is a past board ember with the Nova Scotia Home Builders Association.

Agenda Sessions

  • Unlocking new development and the impact of new GST rebates on new construction