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Ron Margolis

Margolis Capital - Commercial Mortgage Professionals is an independent, boutique real estate advisory firm which specializes in the placement of construction, interim and permanent real estate term loans, from $2 million to over $40 million, in urban centres in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. As company founder, Ron is responsible for strategic direction and manages the key lender and borrower client relationships in addition to overseeing all the day-to-day mortgage placement/origination activities in the Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton offices.

His previous industry roles include more than 3 years as Managing Director at MCAP, Canada's largest independent mortgage lender. There he originated and funded mortgages for investment, commercial and industrial properties on behalf of pension fund, lifeco and capital markets investors, and also placed construction and take-out mortgages for a range of private and public borrowers through a wide variety of institutional lenders. Before opening MCAP's Winnipeg office, Ron served as President & CEO of CentreVenture, the City of Winnipeg's downtown development agency. Ron's finance career began with 20 years at TD Canada Trust where he held progressively senior positions in Manitoba and Ontario, including leading the Bank's commercial real estate lending group in Winnipeg.

Ron holds an AMP designation (Accredited Mortgage Professional - Commercial Specialist) and is a charter member of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) a national industry group representing mortgage professionals, lenders and loan insurers. Ron has extensive experience with all types of development financing and term mortgage lending. His formal education also includes a BA in Admin Studies from University of Winnipeg (MacBean Foundation Scholarship and Dean's List) and a Diploma in Business Admin from Red River Community College (Lieutenant Governor's Medal recipient).

Throughout his professional career, Ron has been actively involved both as a participant and in a leadership capacity with numerous business and industry associations, non-profit groups and community based organizations including the Professional Property Management Association of Manitoba, the Urban Development Institute of Manitoba, inaugural Chair of TD Bank's Award of Excellence Committee for Manitoba/Saskatchewan, the Manitoba Home Builders Association, co-Chair of the Winnipeg Sport Region for the Manitoba Curling Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Exchange District Business Improvement Zone, the Winnipeg Public Library Advisory Board, Chair of the Thompson Public Library Board of Trustees, Past President of the Charleswood Curling Club, Leadership Chair for the General Business Division of the United Way, and a member of the United Way of Winnipeg's Campaign Cabinet. He is currently a Trustee for the O'Grady Challenge (on behalf of the Manitoba Curling Association), a member of the Winnipeg Real Estate Forum Advisory Council since 2009, and was recently appointed to CAAMP's Manitoba Council.

Ron and his wife Debbie are long term Winnipeg residents and very proud grandparents.

Ron's commercial real estate financing expertise is frequently sought by developers, realtors, investors, lenders and even peer mortgage professionals. He can be reached toll free at (888) 944-8089 or direct at (204) 975-4110 or ron@margoliscapital.com