Managing Director, Origination -Canada
Head of Global Syndication
Geoff McTait joined Timbercreek in January 2019 as Executive Director, Head of Origination, Canada. In his role, Mr. McTait leads the Canadian debt origination team and facilitates growth of the Canadian investment portfolios.
Mr. McTait has over 20 years’ commercial real estate lending experience. Prior to joining Timbercreek, he was SVP and Co-Head Debt Strategies at Fiera Properties where he focused on relationships and transactions, including new-business origination, underwriting and closing. Before this, Mr. McTait held origination leadership positions of increasing seniority at Blackstone and GE Capital Real Estate.
Mr. McTait holds an Honours Degree in Geography, Urban Development, from the University of Western Ontario. He is a Mortgage Agent, licensed with both FSCO (Ontario) and FICOM (B.C.) accreditations.
Managing Director, Head of Global Credit
Patrick Smith joined Timbercreek in September 2012 as Director, Origination.
In his current role as Managing Director, Head of Global Credit, he is in charge of leading the global underwriting, asset management, closing and loan servicing teams for the Canadian, U.S. and Irish debt platforms, and is responsible for all credit approvals. In his previous role as Executive Director, Global Credit, Canada, Mr. Smith lead the global underwriting team in support of origination and credit approval for the Canadian platform, as well as provided global asset management support by overseeing loan modifications, surveillance and reporting.
Mr. Smith has 20 years of experience in real estate finance and asset management. Prior to joining Timbercreek, Mr. Smith worked at Conundrum Capital as Director of Asset Management, responsible for the acquisition, financing and asset management of a commercial property portfolio. Prior to that, Mr. Smith worked at Merrill Lynch’s Canadian CMBS lending group for 10 years, holding progressively senior positions in origination, credit and structuring.
Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western University and is a Licensed Mortgage Broker #M14000724.
Vice President, Orgination
(Quebec & The Maritimes)
Simon Verdy joined Timbercreek in April 2021 as Vice President, Origination (Quebec & The Maritimes).
In his role with Timbercreek, Simon will be responsible for sourcing new loan investment opportunities and building new borrower, broker, lender and investor relationships for Timbercreek in Quebec and the Maritimes.
Prior to joining Timbercreek, Mr. Verdy worked for First National as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Financing, where he provided multi-family and commercial financing for new acquisitions, renewals and construction projects. Prior to this, Mr. Verdy worked as a Financial Analyst for Montrose Mortgage Corporation.
Mr. Verdy obtained his BAA, Finance and his Master, Financial Economics from HEC Montreal.
Vice President, Global Credit
Michelle Adair joined Timbercreek in January 2021 as Vice President, Global Credit.
In her role with Timbercreek, Ms. Adair is responsible for recommending debt investments and overseeing the structuring, underwriting, and credit quality of loans within the portfolio.
Ms. Adair has over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate lending industry. Prior to joining Timbercreek, Ms. Adair worked at Community Trust Company as Manager, Commercial Lending. Before this, Ms. Adair worked as a Senior Underwriter for Canadian Mortgage Strategies & Investments and an Underwriter for Canada ICI.
Ms. Adair obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Guelph.
Vice President, Global Credit
Chitra Sharma joined Timbercreek in May 2021 as Vice President, Global Credit.
In her role with Timbercreek, Ms. Sharma is responsible for overseeing the credit team and recommending debt investments including the structuring, underwriting and credit quality of loans within the Timbercreek portfolio.
Ms. Sharma has over 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate lending industry. Prior to joining Timbercreek, Ms. Sharma worked at Equitable Bank as Senior Manager, Commercial Credit where she was the Head of the Origination Credit team. Prior to her role as Senior Manager, Ms. Sharma worked for Equitable Bank as a Senior Underwriter, and as a Loan Analyst for Vermont Student Assistance Corp.
Ms. Sharma obtained her Bachelors of Commerce from McMaster University.
Vice President, Origination
Charles Lingren joined Timbercreek in May 2011 as Director, Origination.
In his current role as Vice President, Origination, Mr. Lingren is responsible for sourcing new and existing debt opportunites for the fund. As part of this role, Mr. Lingren works closely with clients, brokers and the Timbercreek credit team to ensure all new and existing debt opportunities fit the fund mandate.
Mr. Lingren has over 15 years of experience in the non-banking commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining Timbercreek, Mr. Lingren worked at Quest Commercial Mortgage as a Loans Manager. Prior to this, Mr. Lingren worked at PenCor Capital as an Analyst.
Mr. Lingren holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Victoria and a Graduate Degree from the University of Calgary.
Olivia Kahng joined Timbercreek in February 2018 as Director, Origination.
In her role with Timbercreek, Ms. Kahng is responsible for facilitating the loan origination process by sourcing and structuring debt deals, completing preliminary underwriting, and assisting with the issuance of Term Sheets and Commitments.
Prior to joining Timbercreek, Ms. Kahng worked at ACM Advisors as Senior Analyst, Real Estate Investments. Prior to this, Ms. Kahng worked for Equitable Bank as a Senior Account for KPMG Canada.
Ms. Kahng obtained her Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Western Ontario and is a CPA.
Isaac Zimmer joined Timbercreek in April 2019 as Senior Associate, Debt Investments.
In his current role as Director, Origination, Mr. Zimmer is responsible for supporting the existing Origination’s team in respect of sourcing, structuring, negotiation and deal management in addition to running specific accounts and facilitating prospecting initiatives to assist in driving incremental growth of the debt platform.
Prior to joining Timbercreek, Mr. Zimmer worked in the Real Estate group at BMO Capital Markets.
Mr. Zimmer completed his undergraduate degree at Western University and obtained his Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from Ivey Business School.