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Real Estate Forum
December 4-5, 2024
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, TorontoChairs’ Reception – December 3 – Fairmont Royal York

Sarah Esler
Managing Director, Mortgage Investments at AIMCo


Sarah Esler leads the team responsible for managing and growing AIMCo’s portfolio of domestic and global commercial real estate loans. The ~C$5 billion portfolio spans multiple asset classes and strategies in Canada, the United States and Western Europe. Over her 20+ year career, Sarah has been directly involved in over $25 billion of real estate finance transactions, including: conventional and CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) insured loans, CMBS loans, fund investments and programmatic joint-venture agreements with strategic global partners. Sarah serves as AIMCo’s representative at the Investor Leadership Network’s “Diversity in Investment” initiative and is a member of AIMCo’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Management Committee. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and is a CFA Charterholder.

Agenda Sessions

  • Debt & capital markets in 2024: where are spreads, cost, availability and sources heading? Is underwriting becoming more stringent?