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Commercial real estate

Commercial real estate
Financing for commercial real estate

The expertise you need when it comes to commercial real estate financing


Together, our expert lending team has over 100 years of experience. Clients come to us for our strong track record across the province, specialization in lending for many areas of residential and commercial developments and properties, flexible terms, and quick service.

Commercial real estate highlights

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Upscale hotel
Meridian provided a loan for the $17 million renovation of a 292-room, upscale hotel near Toronto Pearson Airport.
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Historic townhomes
Meridian provided a $11 million facility for a complex renovation of 35 apartment units within seven historic townhomes.

Our specialists can help

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Mike O’Connor
Director of Real Estate Lending

I have over 18 years of adjudication, underwriting, and account management experience in commercial lending with experience under OSFI, FSCO, DICO and FSRA regulations. I also have extensive experience in management, sales, relationship and risk, and portfolio management. Plus, I have a national track record with experience across the entire capital stack and all real estate asset classes.
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Jason Hingston
Senior Manager of Real Estate Lending

I have over 10 years of experience in commercial underwriting and account management, primarily with land developers and homebuilders. I lead a team of underwriters and account managers in Southwestern Ontario dedicated to land development and construction lending. I am also experienced in complex deal structures, including syndicated facilities and securitization.

How we support commercial real estate

Over the last 20 years, we’ve built an fantastic team of real estate lending professionals. Our practical expertise and knowledge of the market, local economic factors, locations, and building types help us understand your business and build custom solutions. 

With Meridian, you get the services of account managers who work directly with Canadian real estate developers, property owners, and landlords on a daily basis. Our lending teams are supported by collaborative commercial credit and support teams with in-depth knowledge of the real estate sector.

We can provide financing solutions for:

  • Industrial
  • Seniors
  • Storage
  • Student Housing
  • Multi-family
  • Affordable Housing
  • Hospitality
  • Office
  • Retail

Ready to get started?


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We can help you navigate every aspect of the land development and construction business. Our experts have experience across many fields and industries. With services and advice tailored to your needs and goals we can support you throughout every stage of your journey.

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