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October 20 & 21, 2021
9:00 am to 1:00 pm MT

Geoff Coombe
AVP, Commercial Mortgages Prairie Provinces at Manulife Financial

Profile

Based in Calgary, Geoff Coombe is the Assistant Vice President and Regional Director for Manulife’s Western Canada Region overseeing commercial mortgage and multi-family lending in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

For over 30 years, Geoff has been active in the regional real estate market with a particular focus on sourcing and underwriting mortgage loans from $10M up, with volume exceeding $15B throughout his career.  Geoff joined Manulife in 2004 and recently expanded his responsibilities from the Prairie Provinces to also include British Columbia.  Prior to Manulife, Geoff held positions with Maritime Life, where he spearheaded the opening of Maritime’s Western Canada Property Investments Office in 2002, and Clarica/Mutual Life where he focused on construction and take-out financing.

Throughout his career, Geoff has been a witness to the ups and downs of the Alberta economy and has garnered an innate understanding of the commercial lending process.  This experience has allowed Geoff to not only build strong relationships with peers and other real estate professionals but has also helped Geoff in maintaining a strong portfolio of financed properties, with no arrears (touch wood!).  

Geoff holds the AACI designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada.  He is also an avid golfer and the father of six very active children (still 3 at home).

Agenda Sessions

  • CONSTRUCTION & DEBT FINANCING: HOW ARE LENDERS VIEWING CALGARY? HAVE THEY ASSIGNED A HIGHER LEVEL OF RISK TO THE MARKET?

    10:25am