Don Janes and Allan Jensen offer years of commercial real estate lending experience both in production and credit. They focus on delivering tailor-made strategies to enable lenders to leverage efficiencies, drive profitability, and create an environment of sustainable growth, within manageable risk parameters.
Don Janes began his commercial real estate career in 1988 as a partner in a Halifax N.S. based consulting group. After earning a B.A. and M.B.A. from Dalhousie University, he spent a year as a business consultant for a university in Australia.
Upon returning to Canada, Mr. Janes was a consultant to CMHC in Victoria, B.C. In 1991, he joined a Vancouver based commercial real estate consulting firm advising clients throughout Western Canada. Don started a position in 1993 as an Asset Manager and VP – Commercial Real Estate Finance for a private equity firm based in Vancouver.
Mr. Janes’ most recent position was Director – Commercial Mortgages for Vancity Savings Credit Union / Citizens Bank responsible for sourcing, underwriting and approving commercial real estate loans of over $1 billion in B.C., Alberta and Ontario. As Director, he was the senior relationship person for the production team and was involved with managing the commercial real estate loan portfolio as well as negotiating and structuring complex term and construction loan transactions.
Throughout his 30 year career, Don has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in all facets of commercial real estate in Canada.
Allan Jensen has over 30 years of experience financing commercial real estate throughout North America. As an executive in an institutional lending environment, both with Manulife Financial and Alterna Savings Credit Union, Allan delivered funds-under-management growth consistently exceeding targets, while achieving positive annual regulatory portfolio risk assessments. He has developed policies and implemented strategies to support profitable growth and business retention, as well as risk identification and management.
The author of a book, Finance Your Income Property like a Pro: Your Guide to Creating a Winning Loan Proposal, Allan has bought, sold and financed his own commercial real estate assets.
Allan holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Urban & Regional Planning. He also holds the CRF (Certified in Real Estate Finance) and FRI (Fellow of the Real Estate Institute) designations from the Real Estate Institute of Canada. An Accredited Mortgage Professional with Mortgage Professionals Canada, he is licensed by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors-Not-For-Profit program through U of T/Rotman School of Management.
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