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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Edmonton Convention Centre

Russell Syme
Assistant Vice President at First National Financial LP

Profile

Russ Syme is the Assistant Vice President, Commercial Financing for First National Financial LP.  He has been a part of Canada’s leading commercial real estate financing team for the past nine years, originating more than $1 billion in commercial mortgages.
 
First National Financial is Canada's largest non-bank lender, having more than $100 billion in mortgages under administration. First National is the number one lender of CMHC multi-family mortgages in Canada, funding over $6 billion per year. 

Russ has been a commercial lender for over 20 years and has worked in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.  He specializes in CMHC insured rental apartment financing and in construction loans for both rental and condo projects.  For Russ, trust is everything. He focuses on building and earning clients’ and CMHC’s trust and respect, so that they look to him for his knowledge, experience and ability to deliver. With trust-based relationships, Russ does more than execute transactions for clients – he provides information, guidance and honest advice so clients can evaluate financing options objectively.  
 
Specialties: CMHC-insured apartment financing; construction and bridge financing
Approach: building trust, showcasing experience and competence, expert advice, education, relationships over transactions.
 
Russ can be contacted in Vancouver at (778) 327-5712 or russell.syme@firstnational.ca 

Agenda Sessions

  • SESSION A01: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: THE NEXT STEPS WITH NEW BUILT RENTAL - FROM CONCEPT TO DELIVERY TO LEASE-UP

    11:00am