Jeremy WedgburyExecutive Vice President, Commercial Mortgages at First National Financial LPSpeaker
Jeremy Wedgbury joined First National two decades ago and leads its 200-person strong commercial financing sales and credit operations. As Executive Vice President, Commercial Mortgages, Jeremy has overseen the long-term expansion of the commercial team’s scope, scale and partnerships, and the development of its specialized expertise in origination, underwriting/credit, funding, servicing and administration. Today, sophisticated asset owners and developers from coast to coast rely on the company for Better Lending, including empowering advice and insured and conventional mortgage funding to support their multi-unit residential, industrial, retail, self-storage and office property portfolios. With a 35+-year track record, First National is one of Canada’s largest non-bank commercial lenders now with more than $141 billion in mortgages under administration (~$48 billion in commercial property mortgages). It is also the clear market leader in insured apartment financing (construction and term). By helping clients address today’s economic challenges, First National’s commercial team continues to create strong momentum with originations surpassing $9 billion in the first nine months of 2023.